Monday, April 29, 2019


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"Ready for another work week--slay those dragons out there!"

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"A little off the top . . . leave the sideburns"

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Hope you're having a great Monday, doxie lovers--and will have a great week, too!

Friday, April 19, 2019


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You know, the dog in the meme above is absolutely correct. We don't expect a handsome dog to do much except just BE. It's the same with humans: studies tell us that beautiful people sail through life much easier than the rest of us average-looking folks. Not fair, of course, but it is what it is.

The dog world is no exception. Dog shows abound, touting the best of each breed, and everyone is seeking out the most beautiful pooch in the world of dogs. Well, to me, dachshunds win that round with one paw tied behind their backs!

Below are some beauties for your viewing pleasure, and I'm certain you agree with my assessment:

Shaded red longhaired

Black and tan smooth

Black and tan longhaired

Shaded cream wirehaired

English cream longhaired

English cream smooth

Piebald smooth

Gray/blue smooth

Dapple smooth

White/gray smooth piebald

Brindle smooth

Black and tan wirehaired
Well, I could go on and on, because the coat color varieties in dachshunds are endless. But they are all beautiful in their own way ~ and we doxie lovers give in to them because they're worth it!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

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Hope you're having a very doxie Friday!

Thursday, April 18, 2019


for you, DOG LOVERS!

A Dachshund's Tribute by Sarge the doxie will be only 99 cents for one day! Note the dates and times for other discounts below.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019


From my own experience, doxie lovers are rabid about their doxies. I mean, we love them to death, and we don't think any other dog breed even holds a candle to dachshunds! Oh, I personally love German shepherds, huskies, and even the occasional boxer or border collie, but dachshunds are practically a part of my DNA, and most dachshund lovers feel the same way.

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What is it about dachshunds, exactly, that gives rise to such undying love and devotion to them? Doxies are notoriously stubborn, difficult at times, too smart for their own good, and bark WAY too much. After much thought, however, I believe we love them so much because THEY LOVE US BACK UNCONDITIONALLY. Yes, they can be annoying (but I submit, so can human children!). Doxies are very attuned to their humans and watch us incessantly, knowing us far better than we often realize. Yes, they have less-than perfect personas, but to me, it's impossible not to love them--here are some of the many reasons why I personally love the breed, from personal experience:

  1. Yes, they love us, and they want us to love them back
  2. They're cute and endearing
  3. They're foot warmers on a cold night
  4. They take care of us when we aren't feeling well, and they instinctively know when that is
  5. They miss us when we are away, even for five minutes
  6. They seek our companionship, and love to show us how they feel
  7. When that world out there seems daunting, doxies make things easier to face
  8. They keep our secrets
  9. They make us laugh every single day
  10. They know how to give comfort: a doggie kiss goes a long way toward healing us

There are tons more reasons why I love dachshunds so much, because I have loved and lost several in my lifetime. Each one took a piece of my heart, and I've never forgotten the ache I felt when they passed on. They have left an indelible mark upon my life, and I am the better for having known each of them.

That's why I love dachshunds, one of God's amazing creatures--what about you?

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Monday, April 15, 2019


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Now that I'm retired, MONDAYS aren't nearly as difficult as they were when I worked full time. As a teacher, I had to face class after class of teens who had had too much fun on the weekend, so they had trouble staying awake and paying attention in class. That was just on Mondays.

On TUESDAYS, they were more awake, which posed a different set of problems. Some wanted to be class clowns, which was typically "unfunny" when I was trying to teach Shakespeare or sentence diagramming.

WEDNESDAYS, otherwise known as "hump day" (Ya know what day it is??) gave students renewed energy to make it to the weekend and all their (too many, I believe) activities that would take the wind out of their sails yet again.

Ah, THURSDAYS, a.k.a. the day before Friday! Students were usually back into the routine of the school week, even paying attention, albeit begrudgingly. They would actually deign to study for announced tests.

FRIDAYS were every student's favorite: we often had pep rallies near the end of the day to pump everyone up for the Friday night games, but these wreaked havoc on a teacher's carefully-laid lesson plans for that day. 

Was it really as bad as all that? Sometimes no, sometimes yes, often much more difficult. But such is the career of teaching. And I loved it. Sometimes I miss it, but I am very happy in retirement, spending lots of time with the grands and granddawgs. Life is good.

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Moi with the lovable grands

Sweet granddawg Bruno

Feisty granddawg Sunny

Family . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, April 5, 2019


We all know when it's Friday, no doubt about it. People have weekend plans, places to go, people to see, things to do. Even we retired people enjoy Fridays, probably because all those working years ingrained into us the enjoyment Fridays bring.

So--these doxies below feel the same way, lol. Enjoy them, and also enjoy your weekend coming up. My hubby and daughter who lives in the area are helping mow the grass, trim the grounds, and pull weeks at our church on Saturday. The grounds are already beautiful with spring bursting forth: azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom already. God's beauty in nature is a feast for the eyes!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Aren't these doxie dudes adorable? They're really rockin' those bow ties, too!

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They look so serious in these pictures: perhaps they're going someplace special. In any case, they're all handsome. Have a great Wednesday, doxie lovers!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Monday, April 1, 2019


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Have you ever been "gotten good" on April Fool's Day? When I was teaching, my students always tried their best to "get" me, but it never worked--I didn't trust them over something suspicious on any day, let along April Fool's, ha ha!  

When I was in school, you absolutely HAD to be on your toes: I'd find pop-out clowns in my locker, crazy stuff in my desk (I always looked before I sat down), or was sent on a fool's errand, being told that I was supposed to go see a teacher or even (shock) the principal! I learned after one trip, though. I remember a boy got in trouble when I was in elementary school for putting tacks in the teacher's chair! NOT a smart move--and he regretted his action and the consequences that followed. Having been retired from teaching now since 2013, I have no idea what the going prank is these days.

Have a great day, and be suspicious!

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"Why did you say you had a treat when you didn't, and
then yell APRIL FOOL?  It might be April now,
but I'm no fool. Humph!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!