Thursday, 29 November 2012

Longue Dog Wine

A friend in Canada recently found some French wine called Longue Dog with a cartoon dachshund wrapped around the label, loved it, but thought it probably is not available over here. Then, there was me, wandering around the wine section of Sainsbury's looking for good offers, and I saw it, Longue Dog red wine! It wasn't very expensive and only says "red wine" as a description so not sure what it will be like, but I just had to try it.  It is 14% proof so that should be very nice thank you!

Here's a photo of Pepsi posing beside the bottle.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dachshund Walks Again

Scientists at Cambridge University have reversed paralysis in dogs by injecting them with cell from their noses. Apparently these cells are the only ones in the body that renew nerve cells, and once taken from the nose are grown for a few weeks in laboratories before being injected into the spine. Of course paralysis of the rear end of dachshunds due to back problems is quite common and the example used in this article is of gorgeous Jasper, a smooth dachshund. Before his back end was completely paralysed, after months of treatment, he was walking unaided, wonderful to see!  Great news for him and dachshund owners.  Of course this is also significant for humans with paralysis, though the treatment has not yet been trialled on humans.

Full information on this ground-breaking discovery and video of Jasper here.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Make Your Bed and Lie in It

Following on from my last post about dachshunds being number one in the Top Ten of naughtiest dog breeds, my dear little Pepsi has lived up to that accolade.

The other evening I was on the phone for a while and when I finished I went back into the living room to find a disembowelled pillow with kapok scattered everywhere.  Slowly a black snout came out of the hole in the pillow and soon an unrepentant Pepsi, covered with bits of the pillow filling, was looking up at me. I must admit I had to stifle a laugh, he was looking at me as if to say, "Hey this is FUN!" 

Friday, 9 November 2012

Dachshunds Number One of Top 10 Naughtiest Breeds

Dogster has a light-hearted article about naughty dogs and in its list of the top 10 naughtiest canines the long dogs come in at number one! I'm not at all surprised, having had great experience of the clever and resourceful naughtiness of dachshunds for many years lol. Read the article on Dogster here.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

My Boys!

My BoysTaken on Pepsi's 4th Birthday in October

I've been uploading loads of photos of dachshunds on various items so I thought it was about time I uploaded one of my own real dachshunds, Pepsi and Max! They are both doing fine though Max just hates this almost constant wet weather we are having, I have to literally shove him out of the door (a gentle push of his bum with my foot!) for walks and once he has done what he needs to all he wants is to get back home! Pepsi though is oblivious to the rain and blissfully splashes through puddles as Max gingerly walks round them. I know how Max feels, this year has given the wettest weather I've seen in all my life!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Dachshund Cushion Alert!

My friend surprised me with this lovely dachshund cushion the other day, I adore it. She saw it in Primark and knew she just had to get it for me, what lovely friends I have! She said they have another more colourful Union Jack dachsie cushion too. Seems dachshunds are in fashion at the moment, they are pictured on so many things at present which suits me fine lol.