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April 25, 2008

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Oh... the guilt...

Posted by Cassandra at April 25, 2008 07:28 AM

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Aw, man. How can you be so cruel, Cass?

Posted by: MaryAnn at April 25, 2008 07:51 AM

I tried to paint his toenails pink last summer when I was giving myself a pedicure.

He really did not like that. Heh... :p

I love my dog - he is so butch. He walks like he owns the world. All six inches tall of him.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 25, 2008 08:01 AM

"Butch" is probably the wrong word, I realize. But he is just totally male.

He gets up in the morning just looking for things to terrorize. Squirrels. Earthworms. Whatever he can reach.

It is hilarious.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 25, 2008 08:03 AM

What a cutie...

Posted by: Carrie at April 25, 2008 08:30 AM

He's so ABUSED! Look at him. Clearly you starve and mistreat him awfully! Based on the shame and humiliation in his expression, I would be suprised if your cruelty did not extend to assaulting him with curses from a Congolese sorcerer!

Posted by: MikeD at April 25, 2008 09:36 AM

That's kind of a family joke, Mike.

He doesn't jump up on my sofa anymore (he's getting too old, and I just got it back from the reupholsterer's) but he used to check his 'package' immediately after jumping up on the sofa or bed, or after my picking him up.

Because, you know, women are always after his lucky charms. Sheesh :p

Posted by: Cassandra at April 25, 2008 10:08 AM

And I treat him like a little Prince, too!

Posted by: Cassandra at April 25, 2008 10:09 AM

Wonder - I do wonder,
whether in a fit of angst,
or betwixt by a propinquitous separation
a fragrant treasure to remember him by,
he confers into her mistress' coffer.

Posted by: Boquisucio at April 25, 2008 11:42 AM

That is a cute little dog.

Posted by: Mark at April 25, 2008 11:46 AM

Our Yorkie hides in the suitcase and has been zipped up on several occasions. It is tough explaining the tiny skeleton cleaning his "boys" next to the underwear on the baggage monitor!

We liberate the pooch and he looks us right in rhe eye with the expression of "WHAT, am I too cute?"

Posted by: vet66 at April 25, 2008 11:57 AM

Does your weiner do tricks?

Posted by: Pile On at April 25, 2008 07:49 PM

If your dog can't make you feel guilty, there is something wrong with you. Dachshunds are hounds with the heart of a terrier.

Posted by: Schnauzer at April 25, 2008 09:33 PM

My parents just lost one Friday. Max was 17 years old. There's still Scooter, though. I'm not sure how old he is, but he's over 10. He still acts like a little puppy. Except when he's chasing around my two dogs, who weigh3 or 4 times more than he does. He's taken to yowling outside my bedroom door in the morning, if I'm the only one home and still in bed, since I keep my dogs in my room at night. Wish he'd have gotten a little snip-snip when he was still a puppy, and then maybe he would harass my (female) dogs like he does...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at April 26, 2008 12:45 AM

Well, Miss L, you could always take him on a trip to the Congo.....

Posted by: DL Sly at April 26, 2008 03:35 AM

Awww. The cute doggie. I was so scared of taking my friend's Chihuahua because they are 'so' little!
Fragile bones, dainy little paws and protruding eyes. Not to mention reputations for being yappy.

He just blended right in. He has a pillow and a blankie, but sleeps on our bed or with one of the children. Even the cats get along with him.

He is named after a Navy Admiral. Heh.

Posted by: Cricket at April 26, 2008 02:06 PM

Cricket -

Our neighbors have a mature Black Lab and a miniature Chihuahua. When she was a puppy she could curl up in one of my hands, fully grown she is about 5" high. But she gets offended when I try to go into my house. She will come across from her house (we live on half-acre lots with no fences) at full speed, barking the whole time, and will stand me off at my own door. I'm afraid of this little terrorist. The Lab could eat her in one bite, but that dog doesn't concern me in the least. It's the "dynamite comes in small packages" one that I worry about.

Glad yours has a better attitude! :)

Posted by: MathMom at April 26, 2008 05:14 PM

Pictures of puppies just melt my heart. I love dogs. I must now go off and hug my best friend with four legs. After I am done hugging the conjoined twins in Ward C I think I will call home and see how my dog is doing.

Posted by: Dr. Harden Stuhl at April 27, 2008 01:08 AM

I don't think my little guy would bite anyone, but he certainly barks up a storm. He is a very good watch dog. He sounds like a much larger dog, and he'll charge anyone who comes to the door.

It makes me nervous (I pick him up when people come to the door) but I've never known him to be aggressive. I just don't take the chance. It is nice that he protects the house, or me, or whatever it is he thinks he is protecting :p

Posted by: Cassandra at April 27, 2008 10:32 AM

And no, my weiner does not do tricks, Pile.

I used to have him trained to do a few things but training a dachshund is difficult. They are really stubborn. You have to be incredibly consistent - deviate from the routine even a hair's breadth and you lose it all.

He is the smartest dog we've ever had though. His walker just dotes on him. He's Mr. Personality - quite the punk.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 27, 2008 10:35 AM


That is an idea *grin*. My sisters, who I think are partly responsible for his "puppy" attitude (they baby him to this day, and think it cute to get him barking up a storm...), might object ;-)

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at April 27, 2008 12:49 PM

"...quite the punk."

There's an old saying.......something about the nut not falling far from the tree....


Posted by: DL Sly at April 27, 2008 12:55 PM

I'll see your Doxie and raise an Aussie...


Posted by: BillT at April 27, 2008 01:10 PM

Ms. L~
You just have to present it to them in true diplomatic form. (Diplomacy: the art of telling someone to go to hell and have them looking forward to the trip.) I mean, look at some of the *positives* - he won't leave a trench in the scorching desert or freezing snow (whichever most aptly applies), and when his butt is wagging you'll know it's from his tail.


Posted by: DL Sly at April 27, 2008 01:14 PM

Bill, it is ungentlemanly to fight back with puppies :p

How adorable!

Posted by: Cassandra at April 27, 2008 01:30 PM

And now she's old enough to terrorize things other than plants...

Posted by: BillT at April 27, 2008 03:12 PM

Well, BillT, You don't know what cute is until you have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Here is the lawn monster.....

More cuteness.....

Grim could put a saddle on him today. He is 90 lbs and a terror.

Posted by: Mark at April 27, 2008 03:55 PM

Cass, you have to admit this is the cutest puppy of all time. Otherwise mr. rdr and mr pile will give you grief.

Posted by: Mark at April 27, 2008 05:29 PM

I realize the comment was in fun, but: dogs don't have the right spinal structure for saddles. Otherwise, I'd have had my boy riding long before he did (which was last summer).

Posted by: Grim at April 27, 2008 09:11 PM

That was not a puppy.

That was a small bear :p

And mr rdr and Pile do little else *but* give me grief as it is. I think it is their job.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 27, 2008 10:04 PM

"I think it is their job."

Can I apply for that job, too? I realize the *pay* isn't much, but the perks seem comparable...

Posted by: DL Sly at April 27, 2008 10:33 PM


When spd and I give you grief, you will know you have........

Hey look at that shiny thing!

Posted by: Pile On at April 27, 2008 10:44 PM

I like the Aussie sheperd doggie. Girlie dogs have a special place in my heart. Well, boy dogs too...and I like both felines and canines.

Especially my Measle Mutt.

Posted by: Cricket at April 28, 2008 10:08 AM

What's this?

Two successive posts about weiners?

I sense a strange trend brewing!!


Posted by: obloodyhell at April 28, 2008 11:25 AM

Does your weiner do tricks?

Posted by: Pile On at April 25, 2008 07:49 PM


But I have an unfair advantage. I used to train them before moving to Key West.

Posted by: Man Riding Unicycle Naked at April 28, 2008 01:11 PM

Cass- ""Butch" is probably the wrong word, I realize. But he is just totally male.

He gets up in the morning just looking for things to terrorize. Squirrels. Earthworms. Whatever he can reach."

It always amazes me how aggressive the small dogs can be towards other animals their own size or bigger ... my Maltese got up in the face of a Mastiff a few years back ... he wasn't even as big as that dogs head! My Beagle wants to chase the full grown deer that roam through our neighbors yard. My brother has a Dachshund and when ever they bring her over she terrorizes my Yellow Lab who must be 10 times her size. Who says size matters?!!!

Posted by: Frodo at April 30, 2008 12:51 PM

Sausage used to go after Rottweilers. Made me want to hold a hand mirror up to his face.

In his old age he has gotten a bit more sensible. I think being boarded made him more sociable, too. Now he likes being around other dogs and rarely is aggressive with them, but he used to really make me wonder.

Posted by: Cassandra at April 30, 2008 06:40 PM