Saturday, 23 June 2012

Quality German Engineering

Another goodie for dachshunders, so funny, sums up our little-big dogs well!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

I Didn't Do It

What a gorgeous little poser LOL!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Flex Your Muscles Dackel!

This little chap is soooo cute!

Vet Day!

Pepsi and Max were at the vets today, Max for his booster injections and Pepsi for a weigh-in (he's on a diet). The good news is that Pepsi has lost the weight he needed to and is now at an optimum 5.5 kilos, wish I could lose extra weight as fast! Shame he got so excited at the vets that he piddled on the floor ..... can't take him anywhere!!

Max, who was much better behaved I'm pleased to say, had his boosters and kennel cough with no problems.  He had his yearly check up and the vet said he is in good condition for 11 years old.  His heart murmur has not got worse over the year and is still classed at just number one on the scale of severity that goes up to six.  I was pleased to hear that, I had another dachshund that had a heart murmur classed at five, so it is good that Max's is so very slight and needs no treatment. Going to the vet is so expensive now, it cost me £50 just for the injections and check up that took about five minutes! But if you choose ot have pets you have to look after them properly.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Madaline and the Crab

If you want something to smile about, watch this!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

An Introduction

Dachshunds have been part of my life since I was 14 (and that's a long time ago LOL!). That was when a wire-haired dachshund followed my mother and me as we made our way home one Christmas Eve. It was cold and he seemed to be wanting to come in so we let him stay with us over Christmas. After the holidays reported him to the police, but, surprisingly, no one ever claimed him so eventually he legally became ours. And so began eight wonderful years with a dachshund - he was stubborn, disobedient, plucky, greedy, liked the sound of his own bark, a big dog in a small frame, yet he was also sweet, loyal, loving and funny, in other words a typical dachshund!

When I left home and got my own place I eventually got a dachshund of my own, a gorgeous, gentle and shy long-hair called Jenny and she shared my life for 10 years.  Then I had a gap of a few years with no dog, during that time I always missed having one though.

In 1994 I decided I wanted another dog and oddly a friend told me that she had a friend who was looking for a home for a five year old mini smooth-haired dachshund that had previously been ill-treated.  I went to see the dog, called Toffie, and it was love at first sight and so began the most special relationship I've had with a dog.  She was totally devoted to me, knew my every mood and helped me through some difficult times.  I still miss her now, ten years after she died.

Handsome Max
So now I come to the present day and my lovely dogs.  First is Max, an 11 year old mini red smooth-hair. He's been with me from the age of 16 months, he loves to lie in the sunshine, eat and sleep! He can be a grumpy old man at times, but also can be very sweet.

And my other dog is Pepsi, who is four later this year, a mini wire-hair. He is the first dog I have had from a puppy, I could hold him in one hand when he was eight weeks old!  He's bright, full of energy and makes me laugh every day, wires have such lovely personalities. The lovely thing is that Pepsi and Max are best buddies, from the moment I got Pepsi Max loved him which is good as Max doesn't really have much time for other dogs.

Cheeky Pepsi at Christmas
So these two are my canine companions, and I'll be writing about their adventures on this blog. I'll also add interesting dachshund-related things I come across. Please feel free to send me your stories about your dachsies or your comments about my blog. Bye for now!