Saturday, December 30, 2006

Lookie Lookie what I got from Ivy!!!!


hey hey! when i got home from hanging out with copper for a whole 8 days i found an envelope in my mailbox and it said it was from IVY!!! so i ripped it open and inside i found...a card that she hand wrote, some snowman glasses!!, some ferrero rocher (which mom said was for her and dad, since dogs can't have chocolate, she also says she gets it cause she had to deal with me barking at their commercials!) AND an super cute picture of ivy that was specifically addressed to copper and even had XOXO on it!! i wonder if that means that ivy likes copper back!??! cause you know copper has a crush on ivy! i'm going to mail it to copper so he can put it in a special place where he can look at her!

here is the card Ivy sent me and copper

here i am wearing the COOL snowman glasses (by the way i am lying in the heating blanket my dad turned on for me cause i was cold, I LOVE IT!!!)

here is my dad wearing the COOL snowman glasses!

see the COOL snowman!!

oooohhh ivy says HUGS and KISSES to copper!!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

going to see copper!!!!!

hey hey yeah yeah!! i'm going to see copper thursday morning!!! by the way copper says hi, he is currently staying at his granddaddy's house in tampa, fl. (all of our family lives in tampa) he has been helping his dad who lost his dad this weekend, lots of cuddles and kisses. he is going on a long 8 hour car ride tomorrow back to augusta and then i will go on a long 8 hour car ride to go see him thursday morning. we love our car rides! we sleep in our mom's laps, in our beds, in our kennels, etc. the whole time. its such a long trip we get a little bored, its hard to play ball in the car you know!! well we might not post until Christmas when we will need to show off the loot that santa left for us! ooh, and i'll have to show you my cool stocking that mom made for me, its got dog bones on it and an H for hershey of course! merry christmas to all!!
this is just a cute picture of me sleeping in mom and dad's bed, just wanted to post a cute picture of myself...aren't i adorable! (and yes, i got in this position all by myself, no staging by mom)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

i've been tagged!

i have been tagged by hana! i have to give 3 things i would love for Christmas and 3 things i do not want for Christmas...here goes...

I want...
1. to go see Copper for Christmas! oh wait... I AM going to see copper for Christmas! YES!! we get to stay with each other for 1 1/2 weeks!!!
2. more pup-peroni! i LOVE that stuff! mom puts it in my hard cow bone and I LOVE IT!!
3. a fenced in yard so i can RUN and RUN like roxy, sammy, and andy did when they were barking at cowdogs! (sadly i don't think i will get this this year)

I DO NOT want...
1. my nails and paw hair trimmed when i go to see copper! for some reason i my feet done everytime i go see copper!!!
2. mom to stop putting water in my food...I LOVE IT that way!
3. the mailman to come to my door ANYMORE!!!

i tag the Dachsies...i am only tagging 1 doggie cause i think everyone else has been tagged!

The Rules: The player of this game starts with "3 things he/ she would love to get for Christmas" and also has to list "3 things he/ she definitely does not want to get for Christmas". Then he/she tags 5 friends and list their names. The ones who get tagged need to write on their blogs about their Christmas wishes, as well as state this rule clearly, then tag 5 more victims. And the one who tags need to leave a comment that says "you've been Christmas tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

Monday, December 11, 2006

a letter to ferrero rocher


Dear Ferrero Rocher,
Please for the love that is all Christmas and other good things, please stop playing that darn commercial! Yeah, you know the one with every doorbell sound known to dogkind! That commercial is tortorous to dogs! We are wired to protect our humans by answering the door with loud barks of warning! Well, your commercial runs the gammut of every doorbell that could possibly exsist, I think mine is the 3rd bell sound. It is always a false alarm cause believe me my mom and dad don't have NEAR that many people who ring their doorbell! I bark and bark and bark and run to the door telling my mom SOMEONE IS OUT THERE!!! Well no matter how much my mom tries to tell me that no one is there, I DEMAND she open the door and prove it! So every single time that darn commercial is on mom has to get up and show me that no one is there. This means she has to pick me up because I would RUN out the door unleashed or unheld. She happens to be pregnant and doesn't like having to always pick me up, so sometimes she has to bend over and hold my collar, I am a dachshund so she has to BEND over completely. So please please please stop playing that evil commercial you are causing dogs all over the world a lot of confusion, I would liken it to the boy that cried wolf story. One day I will not believe the doorbell and then something horrible will happen to my mom and dad! Christmas should be a time of love and giving not false alarms! Let's just say that in the end my mother will not buy your product and has learned how to use the MUTE button SKILLFULLY!
Sincerely,
Hershey Schueler

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I am a humble HULA member!

Yeah take a look at this! I feel so humbled by this honor! I know that I am only a small doglet of a mere 10 pounds so my talents are not in the realm of counter surfing, stealing food from tables, digging under fences, etc. My doglet size will not allow me to attempt such greatness but I have my tricks! You can check out my letter to the Queen of HULA here...



look at my fancy certificate!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

a guest blog from Copper .......

Hershey said I could write on his blog. I love having him come visit me. He keeps me company so I am not all alone. I hate being alone.


We have been camping out at night in my big soft kennel. (It has blankets in it and is really soft.) We call it camping out. (My Mom and Hershey's Mom said they sleep better too!) Sorry I don't have a picture of us in my soft kennel.


Hershey and I always share our toys. Or at least I share my toys with him. This is "brown bear." It is Hershey's FAVORITE toy in the WHOLE WORLD. He sleeps with it and night and he takes it with him wherever he goes. He even knows it's name. When his Mom says "go get brown bear" he will go and get it.


The trouble is, it is not a bear ... it is a DOG! Duh Hershey .... it's a DOG! PLUS, he won't share it with me! Last night, he got it out of his Mom's bag and he wouldn't let me play with it. We had a fight over it and I won! But then my Mom took it away from me! She put it away. (Mom said I would tear it up.) How unfair is that! I won the fight!!!



Nixon is here. He has a new collar. It is army green and matches his eyes. I think it means he has switched spy organizations! I think he is in the CAT ARMY now! He is so sneaky, this is the only picture I have of him. Maybe I can get a picture of his collar later.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

2 hours to go!!!!

i can hardly stand it!!!!! 2 hours until i leave for copper's house!!!!!! YEAHHHH!!!! mom and dad always leave right after dad comes home from work that way they get to copper's house at about midnight. so when we get there copper hears our car coming and wakes up his mom and when i get to the door we RUN and RUN and RUN and RUN around the house jumping on each other and wrestling and playing!!!!! copper's mom and my mom and dad are sleepy and ready to go to bed but we are RUNNING!!!!! so they TRY to calm us down and then they seperate us! cause we don't go to sleep unless we are seperated and sleep with our respective moms and dads. so EARLY the next morning one of us wakes up first to go find the other one and then we PLAY and PLAY and PLAY!!!! we don't care if its 5 or 6 in the morning and our moms and dads went to bed at around 1:00! we've got to PLAY!!!! and if we are really good we get to sleep together at night from then on until mom and dad leave. copper and i get really sad when i have to leave. his mom says he gets mopey for a couple hours after i leave, i do too, i get sad and sleep and cuddly all the way home.

so as you can see copper and i are BEST FRIENDS!!! and technically he is my uncle i think? but we love each other!!!!

and for the inquiring minds, yes, nixon is coming too...we will have to let you know about his spy activities!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Either this woman is crazy or she's on OUR SIDE!!!

everydog (especially Ivy) you must watch this! i saw this video on vh1's webjunk today while mom ironed some of that stuff they wear. i knew i needed to share it with you! i think this lady and her son are totally helping our cause! we should get our moms and dads to be like this lady!!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I confess....

Copper found this video on the internet. it's about pooping, maybe he has a problem too and doens't want to admit it. i mean why would he be looking for videos about poop? well its really funny and this dachshund is able to articulate how i feel about pooping. please watch wally's confessional...
click on his picture

Sunday, November 05, 2006

the bathroom, jackets, and yes...poop

It is official...the bathroom renovation is finished and I helped! I sat in the middle of the bathroom while mom and dad worked on it. I was a good helper! Well this first picture is the "before", mom took a bunch of pictures and put them together using photoshop, that's why it looks kinda funky....notice nixon

and the AFTER!!!! beautiful! notice Nixon AGAIN! oh notice the new mirror and light!



copper's mom gave my mom that yellow chair, isn't it cool, sometime i jump on it and watch mom do her make-up but i run away when she uses that hairspray stuff!

ok, so jackets. dachshunds were bred to burrow underground after badgers! so we like to burrow under the covers and we like to be covered up. and when its cold our bellies are close to the ground and the cold hardwood floors! so i love to wear my jacket!

i got this jacket as a hand-me-down from copper. mom's first dachshund holly always had a jacket in the winter and she liked them. copper even likes jackets too, or at least he used too, we'll have to ask him. so everydog or every-dachshund do you like jackets? if you don't you should try it, its like wearing a blanket!! this jacket has a pocket and sometimes mom and dad use it to send messages to each other. mom will write dad a note and stick it in my pocket and then tell dad to call me and then i run in and deliver the message to dad. kinda cheesy, right. i feel used.
ok, so now on to poop. yes, poop. you see i have a little problem with wanting to poop outside. i am a 1 1/2 years old and i am VERY good about doing the pee outside. i never pee in the house. but poop is another thing. i just think its more fun to poop in the house. mom and dad poop in the house, so much so that they did all kinds of nice things to their bathroom, nixon poops in the house. he has a nice litter box, i should tell you about his fancy litter box one day. SO, why do i have to poop OUTSIDE!?
so for the past 2 weeks i have relented and been very "good" in mom and dad's eyes. i pooped outside 2 times everyday like clockwork and they were very happy. i didn't mind cause they get SO EXCITED when i poop outside! they tell me how good i am, pet me alot, and i get to go straight inside and get a cookie, i even got some special dinners with caesar dog food! so its not bad. but this morning the winning streak ended. it was COLD outside and the grass was crunchy with frost and i decided to poop in mom and dad's bedroom right next to the bed. mom was not happy and i knew it. i got a stern talking to, i was very sad. so do you guys like to poop in the house?

Friday, November 03, 2006

hey the cool vet is on MSN's homepage

Hey everybody check out www.msn.com the cool vet at pet peeves is featured on the front page of MSN, you might have to click NEXT on that big picture!! how cool is that! She has links on her page to Isabella, Zach, Roxie, Sammy, and Andy, Cairo and Cubby!! How cool! You guys are famous...kind of.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

my life is a BIG mess!


well i bet you all thought i fell off the face of the earth or maybe nixon ate me, but no i'm here but i don't feel safe and sound. there are too many things going on in my house to make me feel comfortable. i have to be on gaurd at all times!

well here's the scoop...ivy i TOTALLY know how you felt when your mom and dad messed up your kitchen! mine are messing up their bathroom! they are putting in a fan to suck out all the wet air in after they take showers. my house is 50 years old and it never had one! its a wonder we don't have a mold garden in our bathroom like ivy might have. well after they take a shower there is water that sometimes drops from the ceiling! so they needed a wet air sucky fan. well to get a wet air sucky fan to work dad is having to wire it and that is what is making all the mess and the noise! mom says its a looooong story but let's just say that....mom doesn't want the fan to come on when she turns on the light, dad wants to put the fan over the shower so its needs some sort of ground faulty thing, so dad has to put a new switch next to the ground faulty outlet next to the sink. well that sounds easy, right? WRONG! there is a lot of drilling and hammering and sawing and just NOISE! i finally stopped barking everytime dad made a bangy noise. (they loved that!) i thought someone was at the door and i had to alert them!

well if that isn't enough they are changing the mirror and the light fixture and painting!! all in one weekend!!!! mom said she didn't want to live in a "work-zone" for a couple weeks, plus they gots to take showers (they are already getting stinky, last shower was thurs night!) oh and they found a nice big hole left by an old medicine cabinet behind the mirror they took down so they have to fix that TOO!


hello dad!! i can see you! how did you get in that small hole in the ceiling?!


what is all this stuff? hmmmm....tape is tasty you should try it!

OH and since dad is going in the attic a lot stupid head nixon thought it would be way cool of him to go in the attic and check it out! apparently he can climb ladders!




oh and let's top this all off! mom's belly is getting bigger, she says its the baby but how does a baby make her tummy her bigger? anyways, she doesn't like it when i sit in her lap anymore! or curl up next to her tummy when we go to bed. she must not love me anymore!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

fun with copper...and nixon's prize

well, i'm at copper's and we are having FUN!!! we had out mom take a video of us playing so we can show you guys a bit of our fun.

on another note...nixon is a goober! he is so lucky! mom and dad were pouring nixon's food into his container and guess what came out!


he got a prize in his "cereal box"!!! he gets meow mix and apparently they give out bags of TREATS in their food!! well i get boring science diet and they DON'T have prizes inside!!!! i am so jealous! i want a prize in my "cereal box"!!!!!

so now without further edu.....(oh, and yes this is my mom and dad talking in the backgroud)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

to the tune of "wizard of oz"

We're off to see the Copper!
He's Hershey's super best friend!
You'll find he is a best friend! If ever a friend! there was.
If ever oh ever friend! there was
My friend Copper is one becoz,Becoz, becoz, becoz, becoz, becoooooooz.
Becoz of the wonderful things he does.
da dum da dum da dum
WE'RE OFF TO SEE COPPER!!!!
7 HOUR CAR RIDE!!!! YEAH!!!!
(hey look at this cool dachshund about to go on a car ride!!)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I feel cheap and used...

tonight as i was walking with mom and dad through my neighborhood a man standing in his front yard says, "hey is your dog a boy or a girl?" dad replied, "he's a boy" the man then said, "oh, we have a girl dachshund but she has short hair." so we walk on and a couple minutes later he drives up to us in his truck with his two kids. he said he was on his way to the store. but he introduced himself and then asks dad if he would be interested in "studding" me! dad said, "he's fixed." well i didn't know what studding was but mom explained to me later that it meant dog sex! I couldn't believe that man wanted to prostitute me!!! i feel so cheap and used!! dad asked if that meant mom was my pimp?! what does that mean?! all i know is if i want to have dog sex with a pretty lady i want it to be for love! not money! mom did tell me that i should be flattered that the man thought i was so handsome....whatever he just wanted to use me as a prostitute! how embarrasing!

by the way it is RAINING in my frontyard, probably my backyard too. but i need to GO business! i hate rain! mom says its going to rain all night!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Hey guys I'm OK!

well i am back and ok! i actually was picked up by my dad on thursday from that mean cat's house. I just haven't blogged yet. well i should tell you that the evil cat's name is ozzy. he told me he is not named after ozzy osbourne but some whale named ozzy. whatever. ozzy is gray and fat and talks A LOT! he won't shut up! i wanted to play with him like i play with nixon but nooooo he just hisses and runs away from me. he is such a wimp! he has NO claws! nixon has all his claws but mom and dad trim them. ozzy is clawless! its like being swatted with q-tips! i tried to be friends with him like the good boy that i am but he just wanted to scream and hiss at me and whack me with his q-tip paws!
i missed my mom and dad sooooooo much! mom said that right when she got home from her sad trip she had to go on a trip to washington dc with a bunch of 8th grade kids! so guess what? she was home at MY house for 24 hours WITHOUT coming to get me! she slept in the bed and petted nixon and never came to get me!! the nerve! she claims she didn't want to have to pick me up for like 3 hours cause she was going to have to take me right back over to ozzy's house cause she had to leave at lunch time the next day and ozzy's parents want mom to bring me over at night before bed time cause they both have to go to work. anyways i think that was pretty mean cause ozzy lives around the block from me, mom was so close and never got me!!
if anyone was wondering my dad was in beirut, lebanon the whole time. so he couldn't come and rescue me from ozzy's q-tips either.
so the moral of the story is IF you have to stay with a mean cat make sure they have q-tip paws so they are defenseless!!! and mom should pick up their doglets even if they are going to be home for 24 hours!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

sad

copper and i won't be blogging for a week or so my mom's grammy which is copper's mom's mom died. (does that make sense?) i've met her once she was a super cool lady who loved dogs. she was a mommy to 2 collies and 2 dacshunds (not all at the same time) and was a grammy to a golden, a lab, a poodle, and 4 dachshunds. oh and a couple cats. so we are sad right now, me and copper's mom's miss her terribly.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Oh the many questions of doglet....

tonight i have many questions that i have been pondering...

1. do dogs have accents? for example do opy and charlie have australian accents?

2. why do i always have to go business when my mom and dad sit down to eat dinner?

3. why does copper live so far away?

4. why did steve irwin have to die in such a bizarre way?! he was stabbed in the heart by a usually harmless creature, what is up with that?!

5. why is nixon suddenly so loving to my mom and dad and why does he suddenly not mind it when i lay down right next to him?

6. why does mom feel so sick? she should be happy she is having a baby, not getting sick!? maybe she is just worried that the baby will pull on her ears too...

7. how come dogs are all so different if we apparently all came from wolves, i sure don't look like a wolf!?

8. why do i not care so much about eating?

9. what will mom dress me up like for halloween?

10. why does suri cruise have so much HAIR!? its unnatural!
freekish i tell you, she's got as much hair as i do!


oh, and mom and dad say thank you to all the well-wishers for their happy baby news! i don't know how happy i am...time will tell.

and thanks for keeping up with my adventures at copper's blog while mom and dad were at the beach (yeah, they did NOT take me!)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It will not be named Pilot Inspektor!

Well my mom told me today that I am going to have a baby brother or sister! But its not a puppy its a human baby!!!! Oh, what to do?! Will they pay attention to me anymore? Will it pull on my ears? Will it cry and interrupt my beauty (er...handsome) sleep? Will it eat my food? Will they love me anymore?! Mom calls me her baby, but she will have a REAL baby! Will she call me her baby anymore? All I know is I have to try and love her lots and lots these next months so they will still love me when they have this baby! Maybe Meeshka will ban babies before they have it! Oh, and don't worry I won't let them name it Apple or Shiloh or Suri or Pilot Inspektor (yeah, that guy whose name is Earl on tv named his baby that!) So apparently it is coming to live with us around the April 28. Well, I've got to go love on my mom she's feeling kinda sick.....

Saturday, August 26, 2006

How I got my name...


I got my name pretty easily. I was the first little puppy to go sit in my mom's lap and I won her heart. Since I was chocolate colored my dad said to my mom, "You can call him Hershey since he's chocolate colored!" Mom said, "Yup, that's perfect, done, that's his hame." And that was all they needed to come up with my name. Easy. The picture at the top is me with my doggie mom and dad (he had a cat-ract). It was the last time I saw them, but I don't miss them much cause my human mom and dad are the best! This is me on the way home to live with my new mom and dad. Oh, guess what my first human dad had a camel, a couple mini horses, a goat, and a llama!


Monday, August 21, 2006

Humiliation (bad), Huskies (good!)

tonight i got to go on a carride to petsmart! yeah! the night began well enough with the car ride. but it was an adventure let me just tell you! first lets just say that i am somewhat of a shy dog and i get embarrased easily.

as i entered petsmart i walked i met a cute white fluffy girl dog! good, right? well i got really shy and i tucked my tail and when i did all the sudden i just started pooping i couldn't stop! i was SO embarrased. mom had to pick it up. i jumped up on her leg and i looked so embarrased. i needed my mom to hold me and comfort me. little did i know what additional humiliation would lie ahead.. so anyways after the embarrassment of my life i walked around and met some new dog friends. i went and said hi to the cats that need new homes, they were cool, although some had never met a dog, so i told them to make sure they get homes with dogs!

but after i left the cats i met TWO count them TWO huskies! one was red just like meeshka and the other was gray like doodles! they were very nice to me and we smelled noses. i really liked them! mom said they were beeeeauuuutiful! meeshka and doodles i TOTALLY understand about your mom's stealing your fluffiness. they were very fluffly! they weren't as special as meeshka who has two different colored eyes. they both had blue eyes but they were really pretty blue eyes.

well after the humiliation and meeting huskies (which totally made up for the humiliation) mom decided to back up the embarrassment truck and put a hat on me!


so while mom was holding..i mean humiliating me AGAIN... i felt the need to maintain my manliness and i growled at the big petsmart dog that hangs from the ceiling. you know the one i'm talking about? he's a big dog playing with a big red ball and they hang from the ceiling. well he needed growling at! it made me feel better.

well right after i felt better cause i intimidated a big fake dog mom stuck me in a STROLLER!



what is going on here! my mother is bent on making me feel so stupid! i know she loves me but i did not feel loved at petsmart. oh and after all that mom and dad did NOT buy me anything! they said i had plenty of toys! as everydog knows you can never had too many toys! come on mom treat me like the manly man i am, or that i want to be.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Doggie Meetup!


yeah! today was doggie meetup day! today (which is saturday) mom and dad didn't sleep in! they woke up and asked me if i wanted to go on a car ride! i said yes please! so we arrived at a place called Phideaux Field (get it!) and there were LOTS of dachshund, boston terriers and a couple other smallish dogs! i was kind of shy at first but mom let me off my leash since the other dogs didn't have leashed too. well i was a little nervous to say hi to some of these new dogs. there were some reeeeally cute girls and since i don't have my boy stuff anymore i was kind of wondering what they would think about that. but i went up and said the dog-hello (humans just think we are sniffing booties, but we all know its just saying hi) and the dog said hi back to me and then we smelled noses

and then we played a little

then we went to meet other new friends


so some really nice dogs had left their toys behind and mom threw one for me and it made me feel a little better. i drank some water with some friends and ran after some toys with them too. i met one dog who had a white eye! it was wierd, mom says he had catrats whatever that is?! there were some nice old dogs and a PUPPY! i told him that being a dog is pretty cool. he is only 8 weeks old!


my new friends and i are going to meet up again in september! i had soooo much fun and i took a BIG nap when i got home. its tiring meeting new friends! everydog you should all go to meetup.com and see if there are any doggie meetups in your towns!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My weird neighbor!

I have a strange neighbor. Copper has met him. His name is Rob. My mom is weirded out by him and because of that I have to bark at him whenever I see him. I'll tell you the background story.

Well, at my new house I don't have a fence and mom and dad don't have the money for a fence. So I have to go business on a leash. I can't go business in the backyard cause the grass is all funky back there AND there are TONS of mosquitoes. Now I know what your thinking...Sure Hershey there are tons of mosquitoes everywhere. No, there are more mosquitoes in my backyard than anywhere else in my county! It has actually been proven!

Mom was irritated at the amount of those buzzy bitey pests so she called the county and they came out and did some tests with some traps and stuff and they caught more mosquitoes (the kind that can carry west nile virus, yeah west nile virus!) in our backyard than other place in the county that they had done these test things! yeah so the reason we have so many buzzy yucky disease carrying bugs is that mr. rob has tires and trash in his backyard that has water and water apparently helps those mosquitoes to grow and make more mosquitoes. so if you take away the water its like taking away my boy parts i can't make babies and the mosquitoes can't make babies! well since i can't go business in my backyard (cause mom is allergic to mosquitoes she gets all hivey and stuff) i have to go potty in my frontyard.

ok since i have to go in my frontyard that means i see rob ALLLLLLLLLL the time! why you wonder do I see him EVERY time I go in my front yard? cause he sits in his car, chain smokes, drinks beer, and listens to some sort of talk radio ALLLLLLL the time! mom gets all freaked out by it. its the only thing that she doesn't like about our new house, rob and his mosquito breeding backyard and his sitting in his car all the time! he sits with his window rolled down, and his driveway is right next to my front yard so he is like 15 feet away from where i have to go potty.

most of the time i don't notice him but then he will say something to mom and i will realize he is there and start BARKING at him! well you gots to concentrate to go poops, you gotta find just the right spot, you know. well, when rob talks to mom or dad i get all barky and then i can't concentrate so i have to go inside and then go outside again about 10 minutes later. it makes mom all irritated. oh, and rob likes to growl and me and act like a dog...he has no idea how to act like a dog! take some lessons rob! so he makes me all mad and stuff. otherwise i would just stop barking and go business like mom has taught me to do when people walk by my house. ugh! why can't rob just stay in his house like most normal people! it makes me mad at him that he bugs mom so much. i love my mom. by the way this picture is when mom and dad were looking at the house to buy it in the dead of winter.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Dusty Doodles and Copper!

The player of this game starts with "5 weird things/habits about yourself." Then you tag 5 friends and list their names. The furries who get tagged need to write on their blogs about their 5 weird things/habits, as well as state this rule clearly, then tag 5 more victims. Don't forget to leave your victim a comment that says "you're tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

5 weird things about me...

1. I wake up mom by standing at the end of the bed at about 4 in the morning to go business. Every morning! She doens't mind, she sees it as training for getting up with a baby, which they want to have. Dad HATES it!

2. I'm not super excited about eating. Never have been. Sometimes I leave some dinner for breakfast. The only people food I've ever had is from my grammy who wants to spoil me rotten. Mom said she just didn't want me to beg and the dinner table and stand under her feet while she is cooking, and I don't I sleep in my kitchen bed. I'm a good boy!

3. I loooooooove to take a bath, I get excited when mom takes off my collar and turns on the bathtub faucet. I love to put my face under the water!

4. I won't sleep anywhere on the sofa but the BACK of the sofa cushions!

5. I bark like CRAZY any time someone TOUCHES the mailbox. The mailbox is right outside the front door, we have a walking mailman and I bark and bark and bark like I will KILL him when he brings the mail. I even BARK when mom or dad touch the mailbox!

I tagged Gunter, Fee, Cassidy, Cairo, and Pippin

Saturday, August 12, 2006

What a fun day!


Wow! What a day! I went to the DUMP! My dad took 5 trips to the dump to get mulch and I went with him for 4 of the trips. The first one he took before mom woke up and of course I was still in bed with her, gotta get all that warm sleepy time with mom in the bed. Once mom and I woke up we went on a car ride with she and dad in mr. keith's truck. I once stayed with mr. keith when mom and dad went away for a couple days. Mr. Keith has a cat named Ozzy (he is WHOLE other story). Anyways Mr. Keith's truck smells awesome! I got to smell out the window (when the tr
uck was going slow of course) Once I got to the dump we backed up to a GIANT pile of mulch (its free, you can take as much as you like) mom and dad got out and started shoveling mulch into the truck. That mulch smelled soooooo good. Mom said it stunk and dad said it smelled nice and earthy, I said yummy! I wanted to get out of the car soooooo bad!!!! I wanted to run and jump and frolic all over that pile! Who cares if I get mulch all in my hairs and that mom would have to spend lots of time trying to get it out...but I might have needed a bath...awesome! well they wouldn't let me out of the truck, it was nice and cool today and they rolled the windows down and gave me a bowl of water, but they still left me in the truck. It only took about 10 minutes to shovel the mulch and then they got back in the car with me and went to the house and shoveled it out and then repeated over and over again all day long!! (mom went 2 times with dad, dad went 5 times total, and i went 4 of those times with dad) well needless to say i am TIRED! i woke up from my nap to write this and i am going back to sleep as soon as i'm done! This is a picture from the website of the county I live in, its a picture of the mulch pile. In case you were wondering. But now there are 5 big piles of mulch in my back yard, maybe i can find a way to sneak outside and run and jump on those piles! don't tell mom!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

poor chow chow...

When mom came home today she gave me a big hug and kiss and told me a sad story. On her way home she drove past what she thought was a wreck. She saw a couple cars stoped in the middle of the road with their flashy lights on. In front of one of the cars was a big fluffy orange chow dog. He had been hit by a car. Mom wasn't sure if it was one the cars that stopped, she said they were too far away from him. Anyways, there were two or three ladies who were crouched around him with a blanket trying to see if he was ok. Mom gasped and thought about stopping but there were a lot of people there already and she thought it would just make her more upset and the ladies that were there alreay looked like they were going to do their best to take care of the chow dog. mom stated crying a little cause she thought of the chow dog's people. it was so cute and fluffy. his mom and dad are either really really worried or really really sad right now. mom hopes he is ok, she wanted to call every emergency vet in town to ask about the chow dog. let's all pray for mr. or miss chow dog tonight. i hope he gets to come home and give his people kisses.

so dog friends out there, don't break out of your fences, ground screws, or leashes. streets are BAD BAD BAD! cars are much bigger than us (especially doglets, cars are WAY bigger than doglets) i don't want to hear of any of my dog blog friends getting hit by a car.

why can't people just walk, its refreshing and its much safer for us dogs?!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mom and Dad's favorite comic strip

Mom and dad love Get Fuzzy cause they think the dog and cat are like Nixon and I.
Read it, its really funny today! I love Satchel, he's writing a dog blog too!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

My Favorite Toys!


Well Copper has put out the call to show our favorite toys! Here is my first toy ever. Copper helped my buy it. Our moms took us to petsmart the day after they got me. I love my mr. frog, its special to me. This is also my treat jar behind mr. frog

This is my skunk. I'm posting this to let copper know that you CAN'T CHEW HIM UP cause I will never let you near him AGAIN! My mom had to sew skunk up after copper DESTROYED HIM! This is also the bear I stole from Copper when he stayed with me. I will give him back to Copper when I see him next cause I'm nice. But don't go near the skunk, I 'll make him spray you!

This is a toy that copper sent me as part of the hershey-copper toy exchange program. We send toys back and forth to each other. When we get them in the mail we SO EXCITED cause they smell like each other! I feel like I am with copper when I chew on his toy. I love him. And I love this toy! Mom won't let me chew on it when I am in my kennel cause one time I chewed off a big chunk of the blue plastic and she doesn't want me to choke on it so I'm not allowed to have it unless mom is watching me.

Now for my FAVOTIRE TOY OF ALL...BROWN BEAR!!! First, I need to say that I know this is not a bear but a dog, but mom and dad are the stupid ones who started calling it brown bear until someone said..."you know that's not a bear but a dog" mom and dad felt silly but can't stop calling it a bear. Anyways my auntie Elizabeth gave it to me for Christmas (she is dad's sis, I love her!) It used to have a red rope through his hands but I decided he needed to be redecorated so I removed it. I also decided that Brown Bear didn't need his ear either. He squeaks and I LOVE HIM!

After all the picture taking my mom took a picture of me with all my toys, I feel stupid....

ok, all this toy talk makes me want to PLAY!!!!!!

Opie's big idea!


well i did the "paw it forward" and i read some really cool blogs! its such a simple no brainer idea! isn't that what "dogs with blogs" is all about. what's a good dog blog without friends that read it?! since i just moved to virginia i didn't have any friends here and i like having internet friends. in fact i get to go meet some dachshund friends on august 15th. you should try this idea too! go to
meetup.com and see if there is already a dog meetup where you live. if not you can start one! you can also say email me when someone else is interested in starting a meetup like me. my mom went to a dachshund meetup in new york city when she lived there. it was before i was born and she was married to dad. she didn't have a dachshund but missed being around them. (copper and i are 2 in a long line of family dachshunds) since mom liked the meetup idea she signed up for a dachshund meetup in richmond. and this week someone paid the money to have the meetup (long story on the money part but someone has to pay $12 a month to use the list of people who want a meetup and be able to contact them) so i get to meet new dachsie friends on august 15! yeah! i think the pug meetup and another kind of dog meetup will be there to. i hope i have good manners and am friendly. sometimes i just have to protect my mom and it comes out sounding mean. i mean you just have to protect your moms they cuddle with you and give you food!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My new house

i thought i would write about my new house. about 6 months ago i moved to this new house. my daddy got a new job and we had to move far away from copper. my old house had fluffy floors, i think mom called it carpet. well this new house has slippery floors made of wood! whenever i ask mom to throw my toy for me i ruuuuuun after it but i have a hard time stopping! these floors are slippery! well my old house had a little fenced in back yard. the backyard was very doglet sized. meeshka and dusty doodles you would NOT do well in my old backyard! big dogs would need a much bigger yard. but it was pretty good for a doglet. i didn't have to be on a leash to go business and i didn't have to be on a ground screw to hang out outside! well my new house has no fence! oh and the slippery floors are not good for when you jump off your mom and dad's bed! well dachsies aren't supposed to jump off high beds cause its bad on our backs. but i don't listen to mom and wait for her to do the dog elevator, and sooooometimes i jump off the bed when i'm not supposed to. well its much better on my short legs and looooong back to land on carpet than slippery wood floors if i have to take a flying leap! or as my dad says...doglet dive!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I got a bath nanny nanny boo boo!

I looooove my baths! my mom took some videos of me with her camera phone....

Monday, July 31, 2006

why must they cage me!?

well....i guess i did something wrong! i broke through the zipper of my kennel two times today. yes! i am so strong! well i thought i was quite the escape artist and am quite proud of finding a way out of my kennel without really breaking it! well apparently mom and dad didn't like it. sad. see i used to have a hard plastic kennel, but i am sooo long that it was too small for me. see us dachsies need length in a kennel height itsn't a problem. i couldn't stretch out and when mom and dad are gone for like 8 hours at work i need to stretch out. so i got that meshy kennel a couple months ago. well i tore a hole in that one after a couple weeks. well mom felt the need to repair it. so she sprayed that apple bitter stuff on the inside so i wouldn't tear it with my teeth but i just decided to get through the zipper with my paws! well well well i just can't get a break around here! mom and dad went to wal-mart and bought me a WIRE kennel! one of those black metal wire things! ugh! i just want to sleep on my sofa cushions. that's all! i will get one of them to take a picture of me in it so i can show you the new JAIL i have to be in!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

kennel oh kennel

well...when mom and dad came home from church i met them at the door again! mom locked the zipper so i had to find another way out. well i got creative. i pawed at the door soooo much that it busted open the zipper. unfortunately i didn't break the zipper..mom fixed it. man, i tried hard to break it. my dad said he wants to buy a bigger hard kennel for me. i used to have a hard kennel but mom thought it was getting too small for me. that's why i have the meshy one. now i don't mind going in my kennel, i don't put up a fight. but i loooooove to run around the house and sleep on my sofa cushions! mom, please don't buy a new kennel i promise i won't break out any more! well maybe not everyday...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I moved!

Hi everyone! I moved here to blogger. Meeshka talked me into it. She's doing a blogathon! I like all my new blog friends and I want to talk to them. And because of the computer wars (mac vs. eveyone else) they just can't get along. Blogger is better. Plus, mom finally figured out how to use it! She isn't good at that html-ly stuff.

just call me houdini...

I escaped! but my mom is happy cause i didn't tear a hole in my kennel i just unzipped it! yup i used my paws to unzip it just enough to escape! mom came home and i greeted her at the door! i had slept on mom and dad's bed (courtesy of the foot stool that dad provided me so i could jump on it) and on the sofa cushions, but i didn't do any 'business' in the house! i was a good boy! maybe that means she will let me stay in the house without being in my kennel. but i have a feeling she is not keen on that idea. but maybe if i wag my tail and give her kisses she will change her mind.



i am looking forward to reading meeshka's blogathon! you can do it! try drinking coffee, it helps my dad stay awake.

i love a good bath!

well mom told me i needed a bath so i thought i would tell you all how much i LOVE to get a bath. since i am a doglet (i only weigh 10 pounds) i fit in the bathtub and don't make a big mess. when mom and dad first got me i got a bath in the kitchen sink! i loved the sprayer! well i love a good bath, i love love love the warm water. when mom turns the water on and takes off my collar i know its bathtime! she makes the water appear and it falls down on me, i like it WARM almost hot! i sit underneath the water and let it fall on me, i love to get all wet. i even love to stick my face in the water! i close my eyes and let the water fall on my face. mom doesn't even need to get me wet i do it all on my own! sometimes i lay down in the tub i like it so much. its sooooo relaxing! but once i get out of the bath mom dries me off with a towel and i get very very wiggly! when she is done i RUN and RUN and RUN and i like to rub my head on the rug to dry my ears, i also suddenly feel the need to play with my cat Nixon. anyways my dad once took some pictures of me in the tub, i thought i would show them to you. happy baths to all!
oh and copper left this morning and i am sad. maybe a bath will cheer me up! oh and i didn't tear a hole in my kennel! mom was proud!

we escaped!

yeah, copper and i tore a hole in the side of his kennel today! my mom put us in there cause she was only going to be gone for like 30 minutes. she figured it would be ok. usually we stay in the bathroom but she said it was a lot of trouble to pick up the bathroom mat and the towels and the trashcan (yeah we get into all that stuff) so she put us in the kennel. it has meshy sides and we didn't want to be in there! when she came home we greeted her at the front door and she knew something was up. we tried to hide cause we knew we had done something wrong but she got us and told us we were bad. we helped her sew it up and put a patch on it. we figured it was the least we could do. now mom hopes i won't tear a hole in my new meshy kennel when she leaves me to go to work. (that's what i stay in when i'm alone and she is gone) we thought we were so smart to tear a hole to get out! with out powers combined, we can do anything! dachshund power!

no! it's my toy

oh my gosh! copper and i just got in a fight! my mom had to pull us apart and dropped the laptop on the floor (don't worry the computer is ok, i was worried cause i like blogging!) it all started cause copper had this toy that i like. its a cheeta print fluffy bone. its kinda ugly but copper had it and i wanted it! its actually copper's toy from his house. mom says i'm a bully. but i wanted that toy and he wouldn't give it to me so i had to growl then he had to growl and then i growled louder and so did he and then next thing you know it we were FIGHTING! mom got scared and screamed and pulled us apart and threw me off the sofa and said STOP IT! i think in all the time i have known copper its the third fight ever. and they have always been over toys. isn't it always! toys are important! now we are friends and are on the couch and he is sitting next to me while i write this. we made up.

yeah i'm the cat around here!

yeah my name is nixon and i feel like i need to make some things clear about this dog that thinks he is so cool he can have his own blog. whatever. yeah i am much more superior than he is. i make sure things happen around here, i am the only one that has the ability to oversee this whole operation, i can jump up on counters and cabinets and whatever else i can find a way to jump up on. that dog can't even jump up on mom and dad's bed! are you kidding me! what a loser! i get to use the bathroom inside while he must humble himself to do what he calls "business" outside in front of the whole world! he feels he must cuddle (ech i hate that word) with his mom all the time. i don't need their love, sometimes they need my love so i begrudgingly give them some purring and kneeding time. but only for a minute, i can't tolerate much longer. oh! and i get to drink water from the faucet instead of out of a bowl. so whatever this hershey doglet thing tells you remember i rule this house and i make the rules.....except for when hershey gets the upper hand and ends up dragging me around the kitchen by my face (oh, did i mention he can kick my tail when we play, yeah don't tell anyone i said that!)

cool video i found!

i decided to go look at the youtube website to see if i could find any cute dachsies with videos and i found this video that perfectly says how i feel when my mom and dad leave me when they go to work! it made me feel better to know other dogs feel the same way as i do....

Why I am a doglet and why i love sofa cushions

Well Copper told me I need to explain why I'm a doglet. I only weigh 10 pounds and my dad says I 'm not big enough to be a real dog, just a doglet. My mom wanted a mini dachshund and I delivered! My dad really likes calling me doglet. My mom thinks I am just perfect and likes that I am small (I like to say that I am diminutive). No matter how small I am I can bark like I'm 100 pounds!
I love sofa cushions! I love them! I don't like to sleep on just the sofa I have to sleep on the tops of the back sofa cushions so if you sat down I would be at your neck, but you don't have to be sitting there. But since my mom's sofa cushions aren't attached to the back of the sofa sometimes you fall down between the cushion and the back of the sofa! It feels like your drowning in sofa! I get this distressed and alarmed look on my face and I have to fail my little stubby dachshund legs trying to grasp something to stand on. This drowning usually happens when I get up on the cushion to greet my dad when he comes home from work and I get soooo excited and I wag my tail sooooooo hard that it throws my little body around and I get all in a tizzy and I start drowing in the sofa. My mom and dad laugh so hard but they try to not laught at me cause that would be mean! They help me out and then my mom notices just how much hair I have shed up there on those cushions so she has to get out that big vacuum to suck all the hair off. So no matter the drowning or the vacuuming I love to sleep on the sofa cushions!

Copper is staying at my house!

Yeah! Copper is staying at my house for a whole week! His mom and dad brought him to my house saturday but they left today and Copper stayed here. He told me he was sad but he likes my mom and dad and he is my best friend so he said its not that bad. I told him to think of it as an adventure! I think he just misses his mommy.

I'm new at this

My friend Copper and I are each starting our own blog! Our mommies thought it would be fun! Copper is visiting me this week. His mom is my mom's mom, get it!? You'll have to check out his blog too! My cat brother Nixon might blog here too if he feels like it, you know cats they only do what they want when they want to do it! He's cool though, he's orange and he joined my family first so he's older than me. He was rescued from the cat jail! No literally it was cat jail! I used to live in Augusta, GA and there is an old jail that they turned into the Humane Society so the cats live in big old jail cells! Cool! So anyways my mom and dad got him there when he was little. He ended up in cat jail because he got hit by a car and it broke his jaw and a lady found him in the street and took him to the doctor and then to cat jail cause he didn't have a mom or dad to take care of him. He tries to get outside all the time, watches birds and is a water connoisseur (more about that later)
My mom and dad are pretty cool they let me sleep with them every night. They take me on car rides and walks and to the park and stuff. I love to go shopping! There is a mall here that is an outside mall and they let dogs go shopping in all the stores! I can go in Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Gap, all kinds of stores but they won't let me go in the restaurants! I don't understand that?! I also love to go shopping at PetSmart, I like to visit the birds and hamsters and mice!
More later!