|Sandie and Spaatz|
|Dachshund Team 4|
|Sandie and Spaatz|
|Dachshund Team 4|
|Miss Sandie joins the group|
Stop the world I want to get off! Wow, this little video brought to you by my new phone makes one feel like there is either an earthquake going on or we're on a boat. It's not so bad that the dogs a moving, but everything is moving. I'm sorry if you look away and everything is still moving.
Anyway, looks like Sandie is going to stay, I won't be changing the name of the blog, but she will be featured regular as Spaatz, Foozeball and Miss Peaches are. She has several things going for her. First, she is a wire hair, which I find unbearably cute. She's actually half long hair, so the fur on her ears and tail are extra long. That's cool. She listens really well, which for a dachshund is great. In less than a week she is able to do things that Rango (another dachshund we fostered) couldn't do after 2 months. I just see a lot of potential with her. I think she will be an awesome addition to the pack, she's a happy, fun lovin dog.
|Sandie- Wire hair, long hair mix|
|Olivia, Lorelei, Rupert|
|My Three Doxson's - Southern Division|
Even little kids know a hot dog when they see one. Or the ever popular wiener dog. They're half a dog tall and a dog and half long. Other breeds might be long and low, but they don't possess the pencil schnozz, the piercing eyes and the fun loving nature of the dachshund. They are the ultimate lap dog yet they are ready for action at a moments notice. They always call "shotgun" when it comes to going for a ride.
|Thought I'd throw in the long hair we fostered- Rango|
|Miss Peaches, the not so scary wire hair dachshund|
|My package of Hot Dogs|
|Le Doggie Bag|
If you have read this blog before you may remember a mention of a serious illness I had a few years back. I credit My Three Doxson's with a major part of my recovery. Anyway, this is where the doggie bag comes in. I was in the hospital for a couple of months, I had GBS, on a respirator, paralyzed, feeding tube, lots of wires, bells and whistles. One day my daughter managed to get Miss Peachy up to my room for a visit. I was so surprised, Peach was a little nervous, like she knew she was part of a conspiracy. She was in one of those fashionable doggie bags, but ducked down inside. So much for security at the hospital. I always get a kick out of old movies where people roam around freely in the halls and the doctors smoke in your room. It was nice to see Miss Peachy, I hadn't seen any of the dogs in weeks, and wouldn't see them again for a few more.
|On call, 24/7|
|3 alarm auto security system|
We were at an antique engine and tractor show over the weekend where we had the chance to sell old tools and car parts and vintage hot rod magazines. It was fun and we did really well. My Three Doxson's had to spend a lot of time in the truck. Not to worry, it was parked right behind our set-up under a big ole maple tree with all the windows down. Temps were in the low 70's all weekend. We took them out for walkies so they could stretch their legs. They liked to sit and watch all the activity, and needless to say there was a fair amount of barking. Especially when other dogs happen to go by. They would settle down at times for a little siesta. Then when people might get a little too close to the truck for their liking they would pop up and start barking. I explained this was just the car alarm going off and that you didn't actually have to touch the truck, but get within 10 feet would set it off. They startled quite a few people, but everyone found humor with the three alarm security system.
|Happy at home|
|Might as well give in now|
Dachshunds are black belts when it comes to being cuddlers. You might as well give in to them. They'll take you down and you won't want to get up. They're the perfect size, not so big that they would squish you, and not so small you might squish them. Spaatz likes to curl up right in front of me with his head on my shoulder. Then he'll let out a big sigh, which will make me smile. Wherever he is, he must be under the covers, even in summer, and he will give me "the face" until I cover him up. Foozy likes to be by my legs, but if we're watching TV he will perch himself on my shoulder. Miss Peaches tends to get warm with her wire hair and will often be on top of any blankets, pining me down. There you have it, I have been completely disarmed and at their mercy. I don't mind, warning: it is always best to hit the bathroom, get a drink, snacks, phones, remote controls, magazines, tissues, note pad, pen, before sitting down with dachshunds. You may be there for a while.
|Foozie on my shoulder|
|Peaches and Foozeball|
So you wake up, and apparently the sun is hiding behind the clouds, because its not as bright as it would be ordinarily in your room. It's feeling particularly cozy because your dachshund(s) are all snuggled up on top of you. Your thinking, we're all so comfortable here and the sun's not even out, why spoil it, at least for a few more minutes. It's kind of the opposite of a snooze alarm, if you let yourself go back to sleep, it might be another hour before anyone might feel like moving. Maybe the sun will be out then too!
|Larger groups seem to keep moving along, maybe a competitive thing.|
|Whatever he needs, its always very important.|
|Miss Peaches and Spaatz|