Tuesday, December 2, 2008

In the beginning, I started a blog

Well, here I am, in the 21st century, or at least I have a toe in the 21st century.

I am not on Facebook, or My Space, don't have an ipod or MP3player, not even sure what all those things are; but, I have a blog Question Mark .

Why? Why start a blog?

Well, as life gets busier and busier, it is harder and harder to keep up with friends and family. So, a "one-stop" shopping overview of what is going on in my life seemed like a good idea.

Most of what goes on in my life, is involved somehow, some way, with my dogs, so Dachshund Tails seemed like a good, buyer beware, title.

Who is this person, other than obviously a "dog" person?

First, yes, I am a "dog" person. I am owned by 3 rescued, miniature dachshunds: Heidi, a physically challenge senior, Valentin a 5 yr old who has not always seen the better side of mankind, and Pogo, our newest addition, a 2 yr old (and therefore, teenager) with all the bounce and impetuousness of youth.

Heidi is a big motivation behind starting a blog. So many dachshunds suffer back injuries (current statistics say 1 in 4 dogs) because of their body shape and so many of those are prematurely euthanized due to lack of information about the possiblities for their lives and exactly what their day to day care would entail. This is a way to share what it is like for one girl, who was saved at the eleventh hour by a rescue group. She has come to be one of the lights of my life and a wonderful ambassador for both rescue and handicapped causes.

I am a Christian, who tries to live her faith. I am human, I am weak, I do not always achieve the grace that I am called to strive for in this life.

I am an animal rescue volunteer. I foster, fundraise, transport and use my network of contacts to bring needs and resources together.

I am an accountant, by day.

I am a new homeowner.

I am on the "back 9" of life (although I still feel like I am just teeing off), playing a single round.

I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a great-aunt.

And, now, I am a blogger as well.

I can't wait to see what else will be added to the list.


Three Dogs Long said...

Congratlations on your new blog!!

Schatzi, Oskar & Xena

PamK said...

I'll be glad to track you via your new blog. Gotta think about coming into the 21st century myself one of these days!

Ruby said...

Welcome to the blogoshpere.
I'm a mini doxie named Ruby and am the light of my mom's life. Can't wait to read more about Heidi, Valentin & Pogo.