Thursday, July 31, 2008

This Dachshund Can Dash

Meet 3-year-old red smooth 'Gage' and his human Alicia Meyer, who hail from Hugo, Minnesota. Gage is now the three-time champion of the annual Dachshund Dash at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, having won again at the race earlier this month. Go Gage Go! Excerpt from Press Publications: In his second race last year, Gage had to come from behind. Alicia didn't hear the start signal and released Gage a little late. But even with the head start, the dozen other dogs couldn't defeat the champion.
At a national race last year in Kansas City, Gage had to settle for a second-place finish. At that track, each dog is placed in a box and the race begins when the box's door opens. Gage got a bit frightened in the box and got off to a slow start.
High gas prices are keeping Gage and the Meyers from traveling back for a second chance at the national title. But Gage will compete at another local race this September during James J. Hill Days in Wayzata.
Read all about Gage's race to fame at Press Publications.

Mighty Dog Commercial with Dachshund



Mighty heroic, indeed.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dachshunds in History: Hal Haviland

Hal Haviland was a veteran clown performer who began his career in the 1950's and staged shows all over the US, including many television appearances with his dog and pony act. Find out more about Hal Haviland at ClownAlley.net.

Dachshund Relaxation

Yep, it's the dog days of summer, and this red smooth girl knows how to take it easy. 11-year-old 'Virgilia' rests in a shady spot while Obe Farish, left, of Dothan, Alabama, and John Brown of Paris, Texas, enjoy company with family and friends outside their cabin at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi. Virgilia belongs to Peggy and Jack Tucker of Hewitt, Texas, and has been coming to the fair since she was an 8-week-old puppy. Source.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fred's Journey to the 2008 Beijing Olympics



Fred. A Dogumentary Film: Fred isn't just your ordinary every day dachshund. He has big dreams, this is his story...

Enjoy a look at spectacular red smooth 'Fred.' The underwater filmography is downright amazing. Go Fred Go!

Holiday Cards: Help Dachshunds in Need




All American Dachshund Rescue, formerly Southern States Dachshund Rescue, offers up these beautiful holiday cards which you can now pre-order until August 30th for delivery in mid October. One pack of ten 4 x 6 cards printed on glossy cardstock with envelopes is just $10. The more packs you buy, the more you save. Order now. AADR has over 60 dogs in their system right now, and could sure use your help.

Woody's Pawsitive Influence

Our smooth black and tan pal Woody, the Kentucky Wiener keeps on trucking, as he has visited children in over 100 schools and libraries in all of Kentucky's 120 counties on his "Woody Tour." Woof! Woody is seen here at the Laurel County Public Library last Thursday. Read why he's such a good boy at The Times Tribune, or keep up with Woody on his blog.

Related: Dachshunds in Literature: Woody, the Kentucky Wiener

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup: Dachshunds on the Go!

It's been another busy weekend for dachshunds all around the country. We couldn't make it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday for Germanfest and wiener races this year, but we had fun at a local farmer's market yesterday, and also stopped to visit MidWest Dachshund Rescue at Red Hot Hot Dog Days at Red Dog House in Chicago. There were free hot dogs, and it sure was fun mingling with all the wiener dogs. Sounds like about every dachshund was out and about this weekend, what did you guys do?
Here's a dachshund news roundup on a warm and sunny Monday, July 28th, 2008. Woof! Above, 'Mickey,' a 1-year-old smooth black and tan, enjoys looking out the window when his owner, Maggie Sierras-Trotts, of Indiana, takes the wheel. To protect his eyes from the wind, Mickey is attired in a pair of goggles purchased from a local pet groomer. Source.

Congrats goes out to the busiest dachshund we know, Frankie the Walk N' Roll Dog, for winning the costume contest on Saturday at Germanfest in Milwaukee. How could Frankie NOT win with such a great costume? Watch a great news video featuring Frankie at the festival by clicking here, and also enjoy another fun news video of the wiener races by clicking here.


Smooth black and tan 'Rambo' sat with his top hat next to owner Colleen Russo of La Mesa during the 20th Annual Dachshund Picnic on Sunday at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There were dog-and dachshund-related vendors, doggie treats, artists and people food. Source.



Logan Seaton of Evansville, Kentucky, gives smooth black and tan dappled 'Silver Speck' a big hug after the dog won the fourth annual Wiener Dog Races at Ellis Park on Saturday. Silver Speck, owned by Seaton's father Dave, placed second in last year's race. Proceeds from the event go to the Riverview School in Henderson, Ky., for special needs children. Read more and see some great pics at the Courier Press.

Enjoy a fun news video from the races at Ellis Park in Henderson.

Madeline Silverstein, 11, of Masonville, Colorado, waits with her wire-hair 'Smoochie' before going into judging for the novice juniors competition during the 4-H dog showmanship and obedience shows Sunday at the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. Read all about the event at the Reporter-Herald.


Finally, The Fourth Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival packed Pullman Square in Huntington, West Virginia, for a pooch parade, wiener dog races, a hot dog eating contest, root beer chugging, a bun stacking contest, and a lot of entertainment throughout the day on Saturday. Read all about it and see over 50 pics at Huntington News.

Have a great Monday! We're sure all the doxies are taking it easy today after such a big weekend.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dutch the Dachshund Survives Mojave Green Rattlesnake Bite

Sending warm dachshund wishes for a continued speedy recovery to 'Dutch,' who hails from Lucerne Valley, California. Dutch and his doxie sister 'Sarah' were found in the backyard by their human battling a Mojave green rattlesnake, the deadliest rattlesnake in North America. The snake took a bite at Sarah first before the dogs nobly finished off the snake. Dutch immediately became lethargic, and their human rushed them both to the vet. Sarah's thick fur may have protected her from the bite. After 6 days of 24 hour care and a $10,000 vet bill, Dutch appears to be on the mend, although he may have lost his sight. Read about it at the Daily Press. We love how Dutch seemed to get better after his dachshund buddy 'Lee' came to visit him. Please get well soon Dutch.

The Camino Animal Clinic out of Camino, California offers up a great article for dog lovers: Coping With Snakebites.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Kevin Costner Dachshund Connection

What does actor, producer, and Academy Award-winning director Kevin Costner have to do with wiener dogs? Just a week before the release of Costner's new movie, Swing Vote, artist Moira McLaughlin talks about how her life changed forever when Kevin Costner gave her 'Darby,' McLaughlin's longhair. Read all about it Dog Art Today.

Slightly Related: The Johnny Depp Dachshund Connection

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dachshund Vintage Hot Dog Label Art

It's Friday, let's shop! If you're looking for great dachshund-inspired vintage art, an awesome 2009 dachshund rescue calendar, or a fun way to display your home-grown vegetables, you've come to the right place.
Above, enjoy the newest work from artist Brian Rubenacker. This unique 11 x 8.5 (8 x 10 image area) signed open edition giclee print is just $12.99 at Etsy, and would look great in your kitchen.

Related: One Cool Dachshund

DFW Dachshund Rescue Calendar RSVP

Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue is taking RSVP's for their 2009 calendar, which should be available by the end of August. The RSVP's will help them determine how many to order. Don't miss out....if the 2009 calendar is anything like this year's, it's gonna be great. RSVP and reserve yours now.

The calendar is 12" x 18"; pages are printed on high quality glossy paper, on one side only, so the photos may be saved and framed if desired. Each month features a mini-interview with the "Pet of the Month", so you get to know a little bit about each dachshund. All the photos are of DFWDR rescue dachshunds taken by professional photographer and dachshund lover Teresa Berg. Price is just $20 plus shipping, and all proceeds go to rescue.

And who's that handsome dachshund pictured above? Why, it's red smooth 'Ernie,' who was adopted from DFWDR in June. He's now 7 months old and full of energy (like that's not already obvious). The first day in his new home, Ernie explored the back yard, romped with the family's two sons, checked out his new dog bed but decided he prefers to nap on the overstuffed rocking chair, hung out in his new brothers' cool tent, then curled up on the couch completely exhausted. Whew!

Related: Spotlight on Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue Foundation

Zucchini Dog

Let your home-grown veggies strut their stuff with zucchini dog. Buy several and stage a harvest-time parade. Set includes head, legs, and tail. On sale for just $4.88 at Gardener's Supply Co. Ahem.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Clever Dog: Meet Sherlock


Besides Toby, the Dachshund Genius, have you ever met a dog that knows how to count? 'Sherlock' the handsome red longhair is well on his way, but that's just half the story. Owners Inge and Jim Chevrier have taught him 24 tricks and stage shows for seniors at 17 different facilities in the state of Washington. Woof! Numbers are Sherlock's best trick, and the seniors always get a big kick out of him. Watch the smart boy strut his stuff in a great little video at Northwest News and Weather.

Vintage Dachshund Fun

Girl and Dachshund by freelance photographer Mary Eleanor Browning, who, among many achievements, made photo-medical history as she produced a 108 picture series of her own hysterectomy while the surgery was underway.

The cover of Putting on the Dogs by Mary Eleanor Browning and Paul W. Keyes, 1961.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Working Dachshund: Bubba's on Mole Patrol at the Local Cemetery

We wouldn't work if you paid us. Why should we when we get everything for free anyway? Oh, the wonderful lives we have of being pampered dachshunds.
We went to visit grandma and grandpa a while back, and they have a mole problem. Dad took us out to the yard, pointed to the ground, and said "Get the moles Joey and Maggie!" We played dumb and just stared at him. See, we're not about to get dirt on our nails, we're city dogs: Pampered. City. Dachshunds.
Shaded red smooth 'Bubba,' who hails from Fremont, Nebraska, knows the score though. The city had a major mole problem in its local cemetery, and after trying everything they could to get rid of them, even calling in University experts, they turned to 9-year-old Bubba, who, in the past 3 years, has killed over 80 moles. Wow! Excerpt from the Fremont Tribune: Forget what you’ve heard about The Terminator. Rambo. And even The Rock. You ain’t seen nothing, ’til you’ve seen Bubba.
A 9-year-old miniature dachshund, Bubba lives with Fremonters Dale and Betty Reandeau. Like other dogs, the friendly little pooch sits up, rolls over and plays dead -- all for a doggie treat.
But in Ridge Cemetery, Bubba is one lean, mean, mole-hunting machine.
Read all about super Bubba and see more pics in a great article at the Fremont Tribune.



Related: The Working Dachshund

Wiener Racing Tales: Meet Cleopatra

Black and tan smooth 'Cleopatra,' who hails from West Covina, California, had her brush with greatness last weekend as one of the 87 dachshunds chosen to race at the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals in Los Alamitos, California. She choked at the starting line as she was a bit nervous, but she took off fast once she saw her humans, finishing 4th in her heat. Cleopatra gave her best, and that's all you can ask! Excerpt from sgvtribune: Doxies from all over California showed up with their game face on: tongues out and plenty of drool. They were all looking to be top dog.
But these little wieners fell short when it came to intimidating their opponents. Especially with laughable names like Hannah Banana Montana and Skipper Von Skidmarks.
So what's the secret to motivate Cleopatra?
"Chunky chocolate chip doggy cookies," said Eldredge's 11-year-old daughter, Natalie.
Cleopatra loves food. But is it enough to help her win?
"We're just trying to get her to run a straight line," said Eldredge. "She's enjoying the treats more than the training." Read all about Cleopatra and her family in a nice article at sgvtribune.

Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Races

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summertime Fun for Hot Dogs



Red longhair 'Saiko,' who hails from Japan, is one Hot Dog who knows how to keep cool.

One Fast Dachshund

Meet smooth black and tan 'Frank' and his human Patricia Simons, of greater Durango, Colorado. Frank raced at the Durango Fiesta Days Wiener Dog Races on Sunday, beating not only the dachshund champ from the last 2 years, 'Ginger,' but also some non-doxie competitors new to the race this year, including a Portugese water dog twice his size. Run Frank Run! Read all about Frank at The Durango Herald.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Doxies Enjoy Wiener Roast on the Beach in Carmel, California

The 5th Annual Wiener Roast took place yesterday at Carmel Beach, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. We're betting all the dachshunds had a great time! Excerpt from the Monterey Herald: There was no velvet rope — dachshunds aren't nearly that snooty — but the canine convention that took place Sunday at Carmel Beach was pretty doggone exclusive. Frankly, if you weren't a wiener dog, it wasn't your party. That's why a dachshund named Piggles spent much of his morning securing the perimeter, running off every four-legged creature with more than 3 inches of clearance between stomach and sand.
"Piggles is perfectly content around all the other dachshunds," explained Stacey Wideman of Atascadero, founder of Central Coast Dachshund Rescue. "But if another dog comes in, she turns into our little security guard."
For the hundred-some dachshunds who brought their owners to the bash, it was quite an event, complete with the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which doled out free hot dogs to the two-legged partiers.
Read all about it, and see some nice pics in a fun article at the Monterey Herald. Woof!

Max Wins Los Alamitos Wiener Nationals!

Congrats goes out to 'Max' for winning the 13th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals in Los Alamitos, California on Saturday. Above, the dachshunds and their humans meet in the Wieners.....er Winner's Circle. Max's favorite treat is Gerber Meat Baby Food and his favorite tv show is The Dog Whisperer. Max is now qualified to race in the Wienerschnitzel finals, which will take place in December. Read more about the races, and see more pics and a video at LAist.

Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals coverage

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow? Before the days of Madonna and Marilyn Monroe, the "Original Blonde Bombshell" made her mark on Hollywood and the world, leaving behind a new image of the Hollywood sex goddess. Harlean Carpenter, later known as Jean Harlow, was born on March 3, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri. Although she would sadly only live to age 26, Jean achieved a great deal of success during her lifetime. In an acting career that lasted 10 short years, Jean made 36 movies. Some of her other achievements included being voted No. 22 on the American Film Institute's list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends" (female), and becoming the first movie actress to appear on the cover of Life magazine.
We can't confirm that this is Ms. Harlow's black and tan dachshund puppy, but we tend to believe that it is, as it was popular to photograph movie stars and their pets at the time. If anyone has any more information, please send it in!
Ms. Harlow was quite the animal lover. On the day Hollywood canine superstar 'Rin Tin Tin' died at age of 16, Harlow, who lived across the street from his master, Lee Duncan, came over and cradled the dog's head in her lap as the famous pooch made his final exit to Doggie Heaven.

Find out more about Jean Harlow at JeanHarlow.com.

“When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” ~Jean Harlow




Listen to Lily Tomlin, Silvester Stallone, Bridget Fonda and Cher talk about the magnificent Jean Harlow.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that you must beware the dachshund, here's a news roundup from all over the world on a warm and sunny Friday, July 18th, 2008. Above, Norman Rockwell would have painted this: right down to the misspelled "dachshunds." Kissing the merchandise in Houma, La., are Austin Boudreaux (left), 11, and Lauren Bergeron, 7. The puppy holder at right is Dylan Bergeron, 9. Source.

Meet 'Major,' a 3-year-old wire-hair, and his human, Mary Meagher of Hugh Allen Crescent in Marston, Oxford, UK. Major found himself in a prickly predicament when he investigated a family of hedgehogs and their baby hoglets who live under the neighbor's shed, and got himself stuck in the process. Ten firefighters had to be called to the scene to extract the nosey boy. A barbecue has been offered to all the firefighters as a way to say thanks. Read all about it at the Oxford Mail.


The wieners of the 13th annual Weinerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course had a practice run on Wednesday in preparation for the big race this weekend in Los Alamitos, California. Read all about it in a great little article at the OC Register which includes a nice slideshow and video. Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals 2008: Meet Mufti

Finally, in a follow-up to last Thursday's Hot Dog Night in Luverne, Minnesota! enjoy a nice news video of the event from the Star Herald. This is small-town America at its finest.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bella the Dachshund Recovers from Rare Brain Surgery



We're sure that the dachshund community sends its love and support to 10-month-old smooth black and tan 'Bella' and her family, who hail from greater Boise, Idaho. A vet with the WestVet Emergency and Speciality Center sucessfully placed a stent in the brain of Bella, which will relieve pressure that was causing her a lot of pain. Bella suffers from a rare condition that causes too much fluid in her brain. Bella was able to go home yesterday. Read more at KIVI-TV.

Summer Fun at the County Fair

Ron Schulze talks to 6-year-old Jadeann Highley about her double dapple dachshund named 'Sadey' during the Vernon County Youth Fair Pet Show Saturday afternoon in Vernon County, Nevada. Schulze later judged the pets, which ranged from dogs and cats to sheep and calves. We're sure that Sadey faired well in the judging and enjoyed meeting the other animals. Read more about the Vernon County Youth Fair Pet Show at Nevada Daily Mail.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Doxie Digest: A New National Print Dachshund Magazine



So we were catching up with our friend Frankie, the Walk 'n Roll Dog, and saw that she is going to be a feature story for a brand spankin' new national magazine, the Doxie Digest. Way to go Frankie! We can't wait to get our hot little paws on the debut issue which is coming out in October.....er Dachtober. From the Doxie Digest website: The Doxie Digest Magazine is the magazine that covers all types of dachshunds, all sizes, shapes, colors and markings. This magazine will help you find many different areas of interest regarding this wonderful breed. It is filled with eye-catching photos, helpful articles and is printed in beautiful FULL COLOR! Stay informed on upcoming dog shows, show results and receive updates on many other current events. Read articles submitted by local clubs throughout the country and of course, you will also find highlights on earthdogs, field trials and the always fun and humorous Wiener Races. The Doxie Digest Magazine is printed and published quarterly and will be mailed directly to you.

Find out more at Doxie Digest. Woof! Woof!


Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals 2008: Meet Mufti

Who's a good little racing dog? Why red smooth 'Mufti' is, that's who! 8-year-old Mufti, who hails from Naples, California, has been selected as one of the 87 dachshunds to compete in this weekend's Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals being held at Los Alamitos Race Course. Mufti has applied to race in the Wiener Nationals for 6 years, and was finally accepted in this year's race. Good things come to those who wait, Mufti! One of Mufti's humans, a student at Purdue University in Indiana, is flying back to Cali to coach his girl to victory. Read all about Mufti at the Press-Telegram.

Related: See Sofie. See Sofie Run!



Enjoy a short little promo for the 2008 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Famous Dachshund?

We hate to see such a nice vintage photo go undocumented, so if anyone has any more information on the subjects, could you let us know? We spent hours searching on variations of possible names and came up empty-handed. This handsome red smooth deserves his place in history. (click photo to enlarge)

Dachshunds in Art: Pierre Bonnard

In honor of Bastille Day, our friends at Dog Art Today put together a nice feature on French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), specifically his works that include dachshunds. Don't miss it at Dog Art Today. Woof!

Slightly Related: Dogs in Art: A New Film by Moira McLaughlin

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving yet again that we must obey the dachshund, here's a news roundup from all over America on a sunny and warm Monday, July 14th, 2008. Woof! Above, Steve Davis prepares 'Little Steve' for competing in the finals of the Dachshund Races at Perini Ranch on Sunday in Buffalo Gap, Texas. Over 100 dogs competed in the races hosted by Rescue the Animals, SPCA, to discover who the fastest dachshund in the Big Country is. Read all about it and see a nice photo gallery at reporternews.



Enjoy the news video from the Dachshund Races at Perini Ranch.

8-year-old wire-haired 'Daisy,' who hails from Onsted, Michigan, gets a check for Lyme disease by Dr. Dennis White of the Companion Animal Clinic in Tecumseh. Although rare, reported cases of canine Lyme disease are on the rise, and White suggests dog owners who take their pet hunting or camping arrange to have their dog vaccinated, as Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks that live in wooded areas. Read all about it at The Daily Telegram.



Hot Dog Soup? Wiener Stew? Dachshund Divine? The 11th North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic was held Saturday at Plum Creek Park in Kent, Ohio. There were 1000 humans and 550 dogs registered! See 70 fun pics from the event at neodachs.

Related: North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic: Are You Packed Yet?



Meet black and tan longhair 'Little Bit,' and his human, Vietnam War Veteran Jim Quick, of Danville, Illinois. “One word that describes his personality would be ‘love,’” Mr. Quick said about his long-haired dachshund. “He just loves everybody and everything.” The 3-year-old is the light of Quick’s life, and brings smiles to those who meet him. “He’s my little buddy. I don’t know what I’d do without him,” Quick said. Read all about the dynamic duo, including some of the trials and successes they've dealt with in a nice little feature at the Commercial-News.


Finally, THE HEAT IS ON: Dachshunds battle it out during a preliminary race at Huntington Beach, California's Old World Village during the celebration of its grand re-opening. See more pics in a nice slideshow at the OC Register.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Night at the Movies: "After the Storm"



A dachshund is found playing in the backyard after two inches of rainfall on a suburban home in Tempe, Arizona

Don't miss this hilarious new film by Rene starring....in his breakout role, smooth black and tan 'Alfredo!'

Reviews: "I haven't laughed so hard in ages!" -Joey the Dachshund
"I think Alfredo is a HOTTIE." -Maggie the Dachshund

Hot Dog Night in Luverne, Minnesota!

Thanks so much to red smooth 'Oscar' and his human Holly B. for sending in the report about Thursday's Hot Dog Night in Luverne, Minnesota. What a great way to get a small town together....the celebration of the hot dog! Sure sounds like fun, and what a nice turnout. Make sure to click on the photo of the wiener races to enlarge, it's a great shot. Oscar and Holly write: Thursday night was Hot Dog Night in Luverne, MN. A highlight of the evening was the fifth annual Weiner Dog Races and, new this year, a Weiner Dog Beauty Contest!
There were probably around 20 dogs entered in the Beauty Contest, and more than 50 racers. Dakota Dachshund Rescue was there with some loving weiners in need of homes.
Winning the Beauty Contest in the Female Division was "Hannah." "Walter" won the Male division in his cute bumblebee costume. The Race was won by"Callie," who repeated her 2007 victory. (We apologize if the results are spelled wrong; we're going on memory.)
There were free hot dogs for everyone, and tons of weineriffic fun!
You can read more about it at the Luverne Chamber of Commerce.
The Luverne, MN, newspaper website The Star Herald should have more pictures by next week.
The photo is of Callie winning her heat (she is the mini black and tan). My Doxie, Oscar, is the portly red trying to catch up!

See Sofie. See Sofie Run!

Meet 5-year-old black and tan longhair rescue 'Sofie' and her human Charmaine Liccardi, who hail from Pasadena, California. Sofie is in training for the 13th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course on July 19th, one of the larger races on the Wienerschnitzel race schedule. Go Sofie Go!! Proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales from the event will benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a non-profit group that finds homes for stray animals in the Orange County area. Excerpt from the Daily Bulletin: Liccardi adopted Sofie, then known as Daisy, from a Riverside County rescue organization in December.
I just fell in love with her," Liccardi said of Sofie. "She came right up on the couch where I was sitting and she just flipped over on her back and looked up at me like, 'Well, are you going to take me home?'"
Sofie turned out to be peppy and perky and she loves to run. Liccardi realized that she would be perfect to run in the Wiener Nationals, so she watched for the entry announcement.
Once Sofie was accepted, she started training. Sofie gets excited when she sees squirrels, so Liccardi created a mock squirrel out of an old teddy bear.
"I take it and pretend like it is running across the top of the fence and then I throw it and she goes crazy," Liccardi said.
On race day, Liccardi plans to rub some peanut butter on the "squirrel" for extra enticement.
Read all about Sophia Loren Lamborghini Liccardi....aka "Sweet and Low" at the Daily Bulletin. It's a fun article, don't miss it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dachshund Observations


1. Dachshunds lie around all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.
2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room.
3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.
4. They growl when they are not happy.
5. When you want to play they want to play.
6. When you want to be alone they want to play.
7. They are great at begging.
8. They will love you forever if you rub their tummies.
9. They leave their toys everywhere.
10. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss.

Conclusion: They're tiny men in little fur coats.

Source Unknown. Have a Great Friday!

Vintage Dachshund Humor

Looks to be from the 60's.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic: Are You Packed Yet?

Road Trip! The 11th Annual NE Ohio Dachshund Picnic will be held this Saturday, July 12th in Kent, Ohio. Last year, the event drew 526 dachshunds! Lots of fun and lots of doxie vendors (shirts, clothes, III Dachshund Brewing, harnesses, and more.) Admission is just $1 per dog plus a bag of dog food (to be donated to the Portage County Animal Shelter). Hot dogs (what else?) are sold to raise funds for Dachshund relief organizations. Visit neodachs.org for more information and photos from past events. Can we get a "woof?"
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