My Three Doxsons

My Three Doxsons
Sir Foozeball ,Spaatz & Miss Peaches

Saturday, March 28, 2015

THE GOLDEN GIRLS


Ah, yes my Golden Girls, Miss Peachy and Sandie Poo. An unlikely pair of friends. Peachy is the diva dog here, and we weren't certain they would get along at all, let alone be friends.
When it came time to see if we might adopt Sandie out of her unhappy situation we took Peach with us so they could meet on neutral ground to see if they might dislike each other from the get go. Fortunately there were no fireworks.                                                                            
Now it finds them often as two peas in a pod. They both sport the wire hair coat which seems impervious to the elements. The sub zero temperatures this winter didn't phase them as they kept hunting while I tried to coax them inside.
Sandie will always be the less dominant of the two, but they still can be very competitive, always wanting to see what the other is up to.
In retrospect I am so glad that Sandie has come to stay. She would never be as happy in a house with 17 cats as she is here with 3 other dachshunds, besides the fact she was so sickly. Here, she has true friends to play with and a pack of wieners to cuddle up with when ever she needs them.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dachshund Though the Snow!

Sandie-Poo
 Isn't Sandie the sweetest little teddy bear of a dog ever? Here she is sporting a little snow on her tummy just waiting for a little rub down after she comes in from the cold. Not that Sandie minds the cold at all, because she really doesn't seem to care it at all. Miss Peachy either. The reason is obvious of course. It's that fur coat. Foozie, I have to hunt him down and toss him out. Really not looking to go out even though he at least has a shirt on. So when he rings the bell to go out, I know he's not kidding. Then he's quick to do what he has to and he's crying to come back in.

Spaatz, even though he is a "smoothie"always wants to go out. There might be a squirrel out there, and we just can't have that. It's his job to eliminate them from the yard. He refuses to wear a sweater, it feels so foreign to him, he stiffens up and is not himself until it's removed, even though he will shiver when he's out there.
Sitting by the heat vent

Then there's Sandie and Peaches, always up for the hunt. Single digits outside, really, they hadn't noticed. I have to coax them to come in. In fact one of Sandie's favorite things to do is roll around in the snow. Peachy has way too much dignity for that, but she's not above jamming her head into the snowbank. That has a purpose though, she smells a critter and is looking for it. They all have their own style. I'm looking forward to when I have to shave the girls and the boys are out in the yard basking in the sun. Can't wait, spring will be sweet this year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sandie has a Ball!

Sandie loves to play. She loves to play with anything, a sock, a squeaky toy, a Frisbee. My husband and son were playing Frisbee and she ran back and forth between them until they brought her inside for fear she was going to expire from exhaustion. She wouldn't give up. She loves to take my husband's socks and run around with them and fetch and play. Spaatz wasn't interested in socks until Sandie started playing with them. Now he wants them so she can't have them. I am afraid this just adds to the missing sock problem.
The other day I had been using one of those large fitness balls. I was finished and was goofing around a little and started to bounce it like a basketball. Sandie thought this looked like it would be a lot of fun. My first reaction was that she was silly and I stuck it in the closet. She proceeded to lay outside the closet until I got it back out. Then she started to push it all around the house and really was having a good time. Spaatz was pissed that she was having fun and he was not sure how to play or how to take it away from her because he likes to be a killjoy. Even Foozie participated, he usually doesn't like toys so much as he just likes to wrastle.
Must have ginormous ball!
So what I really am looking forward to is when the weather is A LOT warmer and the grass is green and not covered with a couple feet of snow I can let her loose outside with the big ball and watch he go.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there. Hopefully you have some sweet little dachshunds by your side as I do. In fact Peaches is on my lap as I type this entry. Spaatz and Sandie are on the heated dog bed close by. Fooze, not too sure, probably on the couch.
Hopefully you have purchased your cards or whatever your getting your significant other, because the stores will be down to SLIM PICKINS people. I was in the grocery store yesterday, the florist area usually kinda quiet was full of guys. I asked my husband if he wanted his gift this morning or wait 'till later. He said he didn't have my gift here. I said because it's still at the store, right? Err..aah..yeah.
So anyway, its snowing here again, so we'll be just chillin together. I have some crocheting to do. The dogs will be keeping me company and warm. Last night it got down to 13 below and they say it will be worse tonight. It's gonna be a 4 dog night. Hope you are all warm and cozy for Valentine's day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Higher Than a Dachshunds Back 2015

Yes, it's February once again here in the northeast as well as the rest of the world. But once again we're being treated to lots and lots of snow. Now I don't live in Boston, so I suppose I shouldn't complain, but as you can see I have to maintain my dachshund "habitrails". Probably the worst is when it's first thing in the morning and it's been snowing all night, and the dogs want to go outside. I have to make them wait however, tempting it is to let them step off the bottom step and disappear into the snow. That would only bite back when they come back in all snowbound. So in my pajamas I don the "sno-racer" boots with the velcro closers and a big 'ole coat that fits a large man, and head out. It's dark, snowing and cold. About 6 inches fell overnight. Good thing it's real powdery. We have a little fenced in area, for the dogs where I start to scoop out some tunnels for them to go out and do their "business". As you can see the piles of snow are getting rather high. I find myself having to now shovel it over the fence because it's now as high as the fence and soon probably Spaatz will figure he can go over the top and pursue the squirrel further than before. Except he'll probably sink in and disappear.







Miss Peaches and Sandie, my resident wire hairs tend to get rather snow bound. If it's wet snow we're in trouble, because their fur acts like velcro and you can't brush it off. In fact you can hardly pull it off. The other day I had to take Sandie and set her on a towel on the edge of the sink and I tried to pull it, but that didn't work. So I grabbed the snow and melted it in my hands. This process is a little tedious, good thing she's small. She however, didn't mind and was enjoying being held and let me do what had to be done, lest the house end up looking like a sprinkler system had been running.









Meanwhile, everyone is doing their best to stay warm. Dachsunds are experts at it.




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Everybody loves Sandie

Well who would have thunk it? Certainly not me, but guests that we've had here over the holidays and this past summer, all love Sandie. Now she looks like a Muppet. That's what happens when a long hair and a wire haired dachshund get together. But everyone loves Muppet's, so she's got that going for her. When you arrive Sandie will bark at you longer than the other dogs, so that is longer than anyone wants to hear. Dachshunds do love to bark, but when they've all quieted down Sandie will be the one laying in someones lap with her feet in the air. When you get down to it she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. We thought our niece's might try to sneak her out in a suitcase after Christmas. My son said he would take her home too. Turns out she will fetch a Frisbee pert near forever. That's the make of a perfect dog for him. Plus the lap dog thing.
The Christmas hustle gives everyone but Sandie the look of concern.
 We're expecting our daughter her next week. She has four of her own dachshunds, but figures Sandie will be her stand in while she's away. I think she'll be the best. Even though Peachy was originally her dog, her and Spaatz and even Fooze are pretty much attached to me at the ankle. So little Sandie, the dog we saved from a cat lady has found a home where she not only gets love, but gives a lot too.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dachshunds- The gift that just keeps giving!

Merry Christmas from Sandie, Spaatz, Peaches and Foozie
Dachshund's truly are the gift that just keeps giving. They truly have been my support staff as I try to get everything done for Christmas. Their devotion is unwavering and bountiful, and no matter what they keep me laughing every day. Mind you it's not all fun and games. I went to the back door to let the dogs in the other day a caught Peaches and Sandie killing a bird. You wouldn't think a height challenged dog could do such a thing, but here I am yelling to Peachy and she looks up to me with feathers in her mouth. But day after day they're  here by my side, keeping me sane while I try to get holiday projects done. There is humor too. You may have seen Dinnertime with Foozeball .Well the other morning it was still a bit dark and Fooze was doing his spinning routine as usual, but this time he wasn't watching where he was going and he crashed into a pair of my husbands boots and wiped out. You probably have to be there , but for me, it was hysterical. Almost 8 years of watching this dog spin around like a top for his meals and he crashes.
We'd like to wish you and yours the very Happiest of Holidays and a prosperous new year.
Is it Christmas yet?