As some of you know, my beautiful Pinot passed away in my arms on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. She’s been with me since 2006, when I was diagnosed with a rare tumor of the adrenal glands called pheochromocytoma. My blood pressure was through the roof, I couldn’t keep any weight on and had ended up…

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crazy dachshund person

There are dog lovers, and then there are dachshund lovers. Trust me, they are a breed of their own. In fact, crazy dachshund people will do things that may seem above and beyond to a normal person, even a dog loving person. Only a Crazy Dachshund Person would understand the following: Dachshund Theme Song What other…

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As told by Lokie. We got to go to California!  Person’s Sister was getting married and it was decided we would all go and have California adventures. Two months before we left, Person came home with these two black bags.  She set them on the floor and Pinot immediately jumped into one.  We all know…

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Pinot is a miniature dachshund, but don’t tell her that.  She thinks she is a Rottweiler.  One of the Big Dogs. When Pinot was a puppy, she didn’t bark at all and her Person thought she was so lucky to get a dog that didn’t bark.  But one day, Pinot the puppy was sitting on…

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Recently, we needed a family portrait so we enlisted my mom’s help to take some pictures.  She’s been practicing taking pictures so we thought this was the perfect opportunity. When two of your family members have four legs and have fur instead of hair, it can be a challenge to get a good picture. First…

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belly up

The weather has been miserable here this week and it seems people’s spirits are down and everyone I talk to is slightly depressed or stressed about the upcoming holidays.  So I thought we could all use a little smile at pictures of my belly up dogs. The first time my mom saw Pinot upside down…

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last day of summer

When life throws you a curveball, duck.  Or better yet, get out of the way.  But if you can’t and the ball hits you right where it counts, I try to remember the good days, to help get through the hard ones.  One of the good days was the last day of summer with Pinot and…

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Dachshund Underground Railroad

Early one Sunday, on a beautiful fall day, our two weary travellers opened their eyes and gave a great big stretch.  After giving them good morning kisses and head rubs, their host let them outside to use the bathroom.  Don’t worry, our travellers are dachshunds.  They have been riding on the Dachshund Underground Railroad since yesterday and…

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I’ve told you about Pinot’s obsession with bags.  This is the story of Lokie’s obsession with Jim. Lokie is my shadow.  She follows me everywhere I go.  If I can’t find her, I usually just have to turn around, look down and there she is.  She sits by the tub when I take a bath.  She…

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I am about to reveal another secret about myself (besides the fact that I am a klutz).  I used to have a black thumb.  I couldn’t keep any plants alive.  But ever since we moved to this house on the lake, I figured out how to have a thriving garden on beginner’s dumb luck. I was known as…

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