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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Here at the lake, we have a neighborhood dog walking group that we call the Woof Pack.  My friend Stacy started it last year because we found that we liked to walk together and it was great for the dogs to socialize and walk as a pack. This was one of the very first Woof…

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I’ve often heard that dogs look like their owners.  Or vice versa.  I didn’t think I looked like a dachshund, but when I saw this picture, I had to admit, Pinot and I look exactly alike. Same cheekbones, same facial structure and floppy ears (or in my case, floppy hair). Pinot and I are both…

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Who goes on vacation to Hawaii and ends up volunteering at the Kauai Humane Society? Apparently Jim and I do. Wait, deja vu.  This is starting to sound just like the post I did on the Maui Humane Society. Okay, we’re suckers for dogs in shelters.  Someone at the Maui Humane Society had told us about the Shelter…

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Who goes on vacation to Hawaii and ends up volunteering at the Maui Humane Society? Apparently Jim and I do.  On the flight into Maui, I read in the in-flight magazine that the Maui Humane Society has a program called Helping Paws Visitor Program.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1pm, visitors to Maui can volunteer 2 hours…

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On December 30, 2014, Max, Jim’s parents’ dog, passed away. Max was such a good, sweet dog, and lived to be almost 13 years old, loved by the entire Butler clan.  Jim and his 4 siblings had gotten him as a birthday present for their mom. Look how small he was. Max with Jim’s mom.…

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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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cutest little puppy

Before you ask – no, I have not gone crazy and adopted another puppy.  Although I’ve warned Jim before that he may come home one day to 7 little Tootsie rolls – 7 doxies all lined up in a row. No, this cutest little puppy is my friend Heather’s. You may remember Heather from Lokie’s story when…

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