Monday, March 25, 2013

Jackie's cart

Jackie's cart is different from Grace's or Heidi's.  Jackie's cart was made in Canada. The harness fits on the dog, then two clips attach the harness to the cart.  The other two cart designs, the dog is set directly in the cart.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where has the time gone?

This was Arthur 9 months ago, where had the time gone?
Our "little" boy has grown up.
It seems like it was just yesterday that he fit in the palm of my hand.

Friday, March 22, 2013

So how many dog do you see?

Visiting a friend, we had 12 dachshunds and the "fluffy" one for the weekend.
So who do you see here?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dachshund UN

Making our Red Carpet entrance:  Gracie, Cognac, Heidi and Arthur

In the belly of the beast

What the audience sees

Monday, March 18, 2013

Out of the mouths of babes,

I did a home visit yesterday for rescue.  The family was thinking of adopting one of our younger and smaller dachshunds, so I took Arthur with me.  Arthur was a fair representation of size and energy level.

As Arthur was exploring his new environment, I would give the ususal "careful" if he was headed towards a wall or other danger.  The little 4 yr old boy asked me why I said "careful", and I explained it was because Arthur could not see.  (being a long hair, a lot of people don`t immediately realize Arthur`s eyes are missing).

The little boy gave his parents and I a collective look which clearly said "grownup can be so dense sometimes" and said "I`ll turn on the light so he can see" (and did so).  Oh to be so innocent again.

We had a great visit, the little boy showed me pictures of his dog who "is in doggie heaven now".  Normally, we don`t adopt small dogs to families with very young children, but this boy is very dog savvy, did great with both Arthur and Pogo.  I have met 12 yr olds who were not half as good with small dogs as this little boy (and his dog in heaven was a lab, so he is not even used to small dogs).

So, the next time Arthur is about to bump into something, I now have the answer, turn on the light !

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Silly boy

Arthur is just such a happy, confident boy.
His newest trick, is to take his dog tags in his mouth and lead himself around.  He reminds me of an old vaudville act getting the (virtual) "hook".

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jackie Update

I know, I need to get some photos up here, but I wanted to let everyone know that Jackie is doing very well.  She has surpassed the vet`s expectations !! Jackie stands to eat her meals and was taking a couple of steps yesterday.  This was on the tile kitchen floor, she does even better with some traction.  She does not have the muscle strength (yet) to pull her legs back into position when her feet start to slide on the smooth flooring.

She is an awesome, happy, loving little girl and I so hope she fines her own family to love and to love her.  Jackie will need another dog in the family for companionship, otherwise, she is a great little girl.  If people could look past her mobility limitations, she (and Grace) would have been long since adopted.

I had to turn down taking in another injured little one.  I know that I cannot handle 4 dachshund in diapers, Arthur, the rest of the crew and life.  I still feel guilty saying "no".  My head knows it was the right response, my heart is still struggling.

Pictures soon, I promise ....

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cognac and the girls at Dachshund UN

Cognac (Senegal) and Grace (Gabon) are busy looking for more treats through the front slot, Heidi is having a chat with the human attached to Cameroon. ("Hey, you got better treats back there?")

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heidi and Grace at the Dachshund UN

Heidi says: "Grace (Gabon), trust me, the guy in the second row is wearing a toupe.  It is so obvious!!"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Arthur at the Dachshund UN

Arthur was the delegate from Jordan on opening night and very aptly, kept his head in the sand (aka down the slot looking for treats).  Click on the picture to enlarge it.

I am hoping to get a picture from either Saturday or Sunday, when the two cart girls were also in the performance as well and Pogo and Cognac.

It was a blast!! 

The Dachshund UN is being presented in Montreal in May.  I don't have the New York City date yet, but dachshunds will be recruited for NYC (Montreal is already cast, all I can say is stay tuned .....)