Tuesday, October 02, 2007

i'm alive and ok

thank you to everyone who has wondered about me and said they missed me! i have been upset at mom for not helping me update my blog for awhile now. she is SO lazy. she keeps making excuses like the baby takes up a lot of her time or she needs to work out or she is tired. whatever. although i think i decided to forgive her today...

let's just say they are tasty...here is the recipe

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

YUMMY doggy treats!!!

Hey everydog and girl girl! This is Molly Brown Truffles (doesn't she have cool name!) Her mom sells some super yummy doggy treats! I thought I share the yumminess with you!
Amanda Toris, the owner of The Chocolate Lab (a small one woman company in New Jersey) started making all natural treats for dogs when she brought home an 8 week old Chocolate Labrador puppy almost two years ago. Upon doing a lot of research, Amanda realized that there was a lack of natural treats on the market for dogs that not only taste good, but are good for them. Amanda set forth and created her own yummy recipes for dogs, and she strives to keep her treats as natural as possible using only certified organic ingredients when available. None of the treats from The Chocolate Lab ever include any salt, butter, or added sugar- and wheat free cookies are available upon request. Since starting, she has also incorporated leashes and accessories for dogs into her production line. The muse behind The Chocolate Lab, is a 1 (and 3/4!!!!) year old female chocolate labrador retriever named Molly Brown Truffles. She's the reason we bake, and the love of our lives.Treats, Toys and Accessories from The Chocolate Lab can be purchased at www.njchocolatelab.com or www.thechocolatelab.etsy.com.

hey hey ivy! i think you should get these cause then you could EAT squirrels!!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Maggie came to visit!

Maggie came over to visit me and Copper!! I played ok with her and Copper was...well lets just say he was way to excited and had to be restrained. I think she and I will be good friends!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ahhhh grrrrr eerrrrr grrrrrr oops there's a baby there

don't worry, miriam was not harmed in the taking of this picture. that said look how ferocious i look!!!! grrrrrr! mom was taking pictures of miriam and us and then we just started PLAYING!!! she was kinda proud of this shot, she loves the look on miriam's face!

copper has to go home on monday. sad. we have tons of fun BUT mom doesn't pay much attention to us when miriam is awake. she tells us to go away! well mom, if you're sitting on the floor with miriam that is international dogspeak for "play with the dogs!" i don't care if you are playing with miram! we want to lick her face and we are SICK AND TIRED of being told NO when we try and help her play with her toys. really that's all we are doing! we aren't trying to take them away from her so WE can play with them. we are helping! i promise. so let us help already.


copper says, "is she coming home with me? i sure hope not! sorry hershey, see ya!"

Friday, August 10, 2007

HULA horka

well dogfriends and girl girl, we have been busy i am sorry i have not posted about our joint dogventures! copper has been mopey cause he misses his mom a lot. but my mom and dad have been trying to love him a lot to help him feel better. so here are some notes about our fun times together.
well we have to stay in the bathroom when they leave the house. ivy, here is another baby tip...when the people put the baby in the car seat that means they are leaving! we go and hide the second that mom goes near that thing! we do get a treat (or cookie as copper calls it) when we have to be imprisoned in there. its ok mom puts gives us lots of blankets so its comfy. but at night we have to go in copper's zip-up kennel. it looks like this...


although his doesn't have that cool toy pocket (maybe copper needs a new kennel?) and oh oh oh i just noticed i have that rope toy in that picture! cool! well anyways we get locked...er zipped up and we sleep all night long in there. when we are at our people's homes we sleep in bed under the covers all cuddled up. but for some reason we get locked together away from the love and attention of our moms and dads whenever we are staying at each other's houses. i think it might have to do with the fact that we chase after nixon at his slightest movement and i guess they don't want us chasing him around in the middle of the night. whatever.

oh, copper keeps getting in trouble for stealing miriam's toys and chewing on them. so far he hasn't done any destruction, he just won't learn i guess. i mean they are in the floor on her play mat just waiting for someone or somepuppy to play with them!

oh and i did the horka on mom and dad's bed this morning after they got up. i don't know why i did it but it definately was a HULA move since mom is now washing ALL of the bedding from the comforter to the sheets and even the mattress pad. i rock!

Monday, August 06, 2007

we are shy

well we are shy. yup shy. if we met any of you wonderful dogs or hamsters we would run and hide in a corner. yup we are lame. but we love each other! so we went to the richmond dachsie meetup this saturday. my mom and dad got miriam all ready and put us dogs in the car and we were ready for some fun! well as you can see by this video it didn't go so well. tadpole had a similar experience except he actually walked around and smelled stuff. we stood behind mom and dad. and of course miriam was cranky, mom thought she might be getting a tooth, but she's not so sure anymore. gosh, they get teeth!? is she going to want to bite me? i sure hope not. by the way everydog and girl girl and especially ivy, you are NOT allowed to run over babies. just thought i would let you know this little fact. if something needs to be barked at you need to run AROUND the baby laying on the floor on her playmat, no OVER her. cause you will hit her with your feets and then she wil cry and then the mom will NOT be happy. yeah copper did that. i did not, i am a good boy and i would never do that to miriam, but copper did! and he got in trouble. so watch this video and see how lame we are!




i needed some water that mom brought cause it was HOT

these guys reminded us of the dachsies

we kinda met another long-haired dachsie

but we did have a good nap on mom!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

a doglet saves the day

well this is an awesome story of a doglet who saves the day!! a side story about what a doglet is in case you are wondering. my dad grew up with big dogs and when he and mom got me he thought i was too small to be a real dog, since he only knew big dogs. so he called me a doglet. well this doglet is a super hero chihuahua!!! i promise i would protect miriam like this, really i would! and i know ivy would protect her little baby brother too, cause ivy is the sweetest.

MASONVILLE, Colo. - Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners’ 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog.
Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents’ northern Colorado back yard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites.
“She got in between Booker and the snake, and that’s when I heard her yipe,” Monty Long, the boy’s grandfather, said Thursday.
The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.
“These little bitty dogs, they just don’t really get credit,” Booker’s grandma Denise Long told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.

hooray for doglets!! zoey needs a blog!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

we have FUN!

well here are some super fun videos of copper and i PLAYING!!! we have so much fun together!



Friday, July 13, 2007

gooooooing to see copper!!!

hey everydog and girl girl! guess what time it is??? COPPER TIME!! dad is going on a big trip to france and since mom can't go :( she is going to GA to stay with copper's mom and my daddy's mom. i will be gone for 3 weeks!! and guess what guess what!!!!!!

COPPER IS COMING HOME WITH ME!!!!!!!
yes, his mom and dad are going to visit the boy who used to be little and live with copper's mom (my mom's brother) and he's the one with 2 cats. so copper can't go, so he gets to come home with MEEEEE! and he just might stay for a WHOLE MONTH!! cause my mom and dad are going back to augusta in september for labor day, she we will take copper home then.
WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!!!
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we will sit on the bed together

fight nixon

sit on the sofa

take naps

we will NOT wear hats!

BUT WE WILL HAVE FUN!!!! (hatless fun)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

introductions!



well everydog and girl girl...i would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine! her name is maggie and she is a baby mini dachshund. she is only 10 weeks old! i told her she should start a blog, so she did! please go visit her and make her feel welcome she is sooooo cute!
since her mom works with my dad, her mom goes on long trips around the world like my dad so when her mom goes on trips she gets to stay with me! i really liked her, i wanted to play with her SO BAD!! but she was so small mom thought i was going to clobber her. oh, and if my last post didn't show the toy injustice in my life, mom gave maggie two of my toys!!! she said i had two identical balls and two identical rope toys so she gave her one of each. (mom secretly told me after reading all your comments she has decided to give me one her toys!!!! she hasn't decided which one yet though)

oh! stay tuned maggie will have a video of our meeting soon...

Monday, July 09, 2007

asymmetry


i would like to draw your attention to a little bit of asymmetry in my life. on the left you will see miriam's vast quantity of stuffed toys and on the right you will see my paltry collection. i think this is a huge injustice! most of her toys squeak or rattle or make cool crunchy noises and some even play songs! half of mine squeak but i made the decision to stop their squeaking through a series of delicate operations. miriams toys are singing a siren's song to me, i hear their song at night. they call, "heeeeersheeeeeeeey...come chew on meeeeee...i need a tuuuuuummy tuck" its more than i can bear! (haha...i made a pun!) anyways, i need more toys! something is wrong here. i think mom should let us share! i mean she doesn't DO anything with them right now anyways! and by the time she is old enough to really play with them i will have redecorated them to her liking. i am sure she will appreciate the dismemberments, decapitations, and various plastic surgeries i will perform on them.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

lots to blog about...but no pictures!

well there has been a lot of stuff going on lately and mom has taken pictures BUT she has lost the cable to the camera and she needs dad to bring his work computer home so she can use the memory card slot that he has. so dad, i know you read my blog...bring your computer home!

anyways, there are lots of bunnies in my yard! i saw one eating the weeds on my gravel driveway today. dad said, "eat away little bunny!" and i said, "GET OUT OF MY YARD!!" mom said, "awww, its soooo cute!" and nixon said, "whatever...i'm going to take a nap on top of the cabinet" and miriam said, "goooo-oooo-waaaa-ahhh!" yeah, she can't talk at all! she just makes lots of noise.

and today there were HUGE buzzards right next to my yard! there is a wooded lot next to my house and some stupid person dumped a whole bunch of dead rotting fish in it right next to the road! how stupid and stinky! so there were 4 GIANT ugly buzzards eating those dead fish. mom and dad were disgusted!

tonight there are lots of neighbors making boomy noises. i'm not paying much attention to them. but they are annoying. mom says if they wake miriam up she might hurt them, what does that mean?

copper sent me my presents from luckie! i looooved my toy and my tasty "singaporian" treats, i call him panda bear. see luckie calls her's mr. brown bear. well i already have a toy called brown bear. so my present needed a new name, so he is panda bear. i take him to sleep with me, i sleep with mom and dad and nixon joins us sometimes.

oh, and everyday mom does these wierd things on the floor. she stretches and sits up and rolls over and lifts her legs. what is she doing, i mean she's lifting her legs and stuff but she's not going business i think. i tried to lay down next to her the other day and she told me to go away, she said she needed to fit into her pre-baby jeans. again, what is she talking about?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

now dad is the hero!

meet ellie...




last night my dad was coming home from the store and he saw a dog almost get hit by a car. he felt that something wasn't right about this dog wandering down the street. so he stopped and was going to check her collar and call her owners. well she didn't have a tag on her collar! so he brought her home. he said he wasn't quite sure what he was going to do with her when he got home, he just knew he couldn't leave her out there. (oh, and by the way i never got to meet ellie, i hardly knew any of this was going on, i just knew mom and dad smelled like another dog!) well since the humane society and the animal shelter are closed at night and on the weekends, they decided to keep her over night cause dad found her at about 8. well they sat outside with her on my tie-out and petted her and talked over what to do. they didn't want to chance that she was a dog that roamed around and to take her back to where he found her. they didn't want to keep her in the house cause they didn't know if she was an outside dog or and inside dog or if she had fleas, would chew up stuff and plus my kennel was too small for her. so they took some big stuff out of the shed and ran a light in there and made a bed for her with towels and gave her food and water.

they knew someone loved her cause she had a really pretty collar and she was soooooo friendly! so this morning they got up reeeeallly early and took pictures of her and made a found dog poster. and so they put her on my tie-out in the back yard where there was some shade and nice grass. well they went to go put posters up but not 3 houses down they saw a lost dog poster! it was for her! her name is ellie and there was a reward. well mom and dad didn't want the reward but ellie's dad insisted. mom called and said "we have ellie!!" and ellie's mom was soooooo happy, ellie only lived to streets over! the dad said it was the first time she ever got out of the yard! and that she would have a tag TODAY! so its a happy ending!!! and a lesson to always have a tag with your information or a chip like nixon has!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

my secretary revealed...do you dare reveal yours?

my secretary (mom) has built up the guts to reveal herself. she would like to ask if you dare reveal your secretaries?? she says as she helps me read all the blogs that she always wonders who your secretaries are. what do you look like, what kind of jobs to you do, do your secretaries have non-fur babies? we all know what ivy's randy and lindsay look like and we hear your voices in your videos and see your headless bodies in pictures...so do you dare reveal yourselves! i dare you! so here is the lowdown on my mom and dad..


mom's name is kirsten and she obviously just had a baby (cause i talk about the baby a lot, believe me she is the new star around here!) she used to be a middle and high school art teacher when we lived in GA last year. she now stays home with me and the baby. her mom is copper's mom if you didn't know that either. mom is showing skinny pictures of her cause she thinks she's fat...but she did JUST have a baby!

my dad's name is mike and he is a reporter and writes about people all over the world, that's why he travels to far and distant lands like suriname, lebanon, turkenistan, azerbaijan, turkey, thailand, and soon to be paris and the french riviera (yeah, he's roughin' it for that trip!)

so who are your secretaries? and what do they look like? do you dare? you know your curious about everyone else?!

Friday, June 01, 2007

my house

well hana, copper, and luckie showed us where they live so i thought since my sectretary, mom, is free (cause the baby is sleeping) i would show you where i live.

this is my house, i moved here february of last year (the big flat stones are from my dad trying out where a new sidewalk would go, he has since decided to postpone that project, he has lots of yard projects!)
these are some pretty flowers on my front porch

this...is nixon...he likes to site by the front window


this is the big bed i sleep in at night (and during the day)


this is me and copper sitting on my big bed

this is me and copper attacking nixon on the big bed

this is my dad's desk, you can usually find nixon up here


this is my living room, mom and dad like my big fireplace, and that is the chair that i sit on the back of
these are the ceramic birds that sit by the back of the sofa, mom likes birds, she bought these in thailand and can you see my toy bin at the bottom left of the picture?

ok, this is my kitchen bed and as you can see nixon is in it! sometimes he steals it from me and i have to take it back! but i let him have it this time because i wanted the sun spot and mom gave me a towel to lay on cause she felt sorry for me

i hope you enjoyed the tour of my house, i like it, its small like me and it has lots of sun spots!


Saturday, May 26, 2007

this is how you subdue a cat!

well everydog and girl girl, this is how you fight a cat! this is an example of how nixon and i play fight all the time. i usually win as you will see! enjoy...

oh, and i don't know why the beginning of the video looks funny, i used quicktime to edit, anyone know what happened??

Monday, May 14, 2007

i will miss you fufu...

fufu...you were the coolest hamsterrier ever!
we will all miss you
you are so special to all of us

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

it is so NOT about me anymore!

well everydog and fufu...it is SO not about me anymore! i don't get let out as soon as i want to, i have to learn to wait. i don't get my breakfast and dinner at consistant times that i demand. and between you and me they have forgotten my breakfast a couple times! i still get hugs and kisses but they are on the decline. and i still get to sleep in mom and dad's bed but sometimes i have to share the bed with the baby. OH and copper, i am not speaking to you right now because you did not come to help ME after the baby came. i need help too! i need help to get their attention!

but i have to say that aside from not getting as much attention anymore, they still love me. mom still holds me and says i'm a good boy and that she loves me. dad takes me outside to hang out with him in the yard and i still get to sit on top of the couch cushions. and the baby isn't that bad. she makes some cool smells and i like to protect her from nixon. nixon likes to smell her and i usually chase him away. i think i might like her. i'll keep her. but she needs to stop being so LOUD!




Saturday, April 21, 2007

vote for copper! and baby business

go over and vote for copper for blog of the month!! i did...but of course he is my best friend! so i am a bit biased...vote here

well on another note...the baby will be here on thursday (unless it comes on its own earlier). mom is getting induced. i will try and post a picture of the baby once it is here, but my auntie elizabeth (daddy's sister) will be taking care of me and i don't think she will want to take time to be my blog helper cause she will be playing with the new baby lots! copper's mom will be here (copper will NOT and i am MAD!) and maybe she can blog for me. but...if you want to check out my dad's blog he will be posting pictures for all to see...and you can see my mom and dad!

so i will be taking a little break from blogging for a week or two. don't worry i will be back...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

PORK from heaven!...or...i love nixon!


mom made a pork tenderlion for dinner last night! yum! you wonder how i knew how it tasted, huh? well its cause i got a HUGE piece! yup! i got a big slice of teriyaki pork tenderloin! well as you know i am very short, not at all tall enough to counter surf like the huskies. plus my parents never ever give me people food. well, maybe a tiny bit if something falls on the floor but never on purpose. so last night mom and dad served their plates and went to the living room to eat. mom went back in the kitchen to get some more lemonade and there was a big piece of tenderloin on the kitchen floor! she knew that nixon had pushed it off onto the floor cause cats can jump high up and stuff. i guess he was trying to eat the pork but realized it was too much for his tiny mouth! he had done it once before with some chicken, but he doesn't do it enough that mom and dad even think to protect the stuff on the counters. well i was following right after mom as i always do and BAM i got the meat before she could even stop me!! i WIN!! i WIN!! mom couldn't get it from my mouth fast enough. oooh it was sooooo yummy! dad was worried i would hork it up since i had never had such rich and wonderful food! but i have held it well! i'm sure my tummy was rejoicing with porky goodness! nixon might be annoying but he is currently my hero! i'll let him stay around.

Friday, March 30, 2007

hershey schueler grocery inspector



my name is hershey schueler and i am a certified grocery inspector! i loooooove grocery day! i always make sure the groceries are in good condition and safe to eat. and i am a good helper because i don't eat anything i just used my highly honed smelling skills to check everything out. i love to smell the meat, cheese, milk, eggs, ice cream, cans, juice, everything! so many wonderful smells! i will admit that sometimes i lick the meat packages, (yummy) but mom doesn't mind cause she says she is going to cook it so no harm. do you guys and gals get to inspect your groceries!?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

LEAVE ME ALONE!



i have had enough! enough i said!


see, i like to sleep in mom and dad's big queen sized bed during the day. they don't make the bed very often and even if they did i can still get under the covers. us dachsies like to burrow and love to be covered up! i mean we were bred to go in tunnels and chase badgers! well i take all my naps in the bed under the covers, i love it! and since mom is hard to cuddle with on the sofa cause she has 4 more weeks til she has the baby (she's HUGE). i just go get their bed.


so ok, i love the bed, well mom and dad like to go pet me and give me kisses cause i get really cute when i'm all sleepy and warm in the bed. i love the attention but...i have had enough of them taking me out of the bed! last night dad wanted me to sit with him in his big chair and i was in the bed. so he came in and had the audacity to pick me up! i was comfy and cozy so i growled at him!! grrrrr! well he thought it was shocking but kinda laughed it off cause he wasn't really sure i growled he though maybe i had grunted (which i do a lot too) and mom didn't hear me so dad shugged it off.


well this morning mom had to leave the house to go to a baby shower (i guess they give babies baths at these things, whatever) and she went to go get me out of the bed and put me in the kennel and i growled at her when she started to pick me up! she didn't like it and i got yelled at! she said, "NO, you do not growl at me!" i think i even got a swift pop on my bottom. mom said she was sorry about that, it was a reaction. but i wanted her to leave me alone in my soft warm bed!!!! mom said i am getting a little bit too independent and big for my britches! i don't have any britches, i don't know what she means?! anyways, i have had ENOUGH! grrrrrrrrrr.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

mom's good deed

well i alerted mom to an emergency today and she took action!!

nixon and i were looking out the open window today (its so pretty and sunny here today!) and we saw two dogs running through our yard. nixon can sit in the window while i have to sit on the back of the sofa, sometimes i wish i could jump like nixon! well anyways nixon started meowing and meowing and i started barking and barking! mom thought maybe it was the ups man bringing her a package she is expecting but no it was two dogs! well she looked out the window and saw one skinny black lab and one shaggy golden retriever. the golden was not putting pressure on one of his back legs and was hopping around. it didn't look normal. so she ran to get a treat...from MY treat jar no less! and then grabbed her cellphone and MY leash! she ran outside and whistled for the dogs and they came running to her. they were all wet and dirty and the golden still wasn't putting weight its back leg. just then mom saw a lady walking down the street and mom asked her to help her hold the dog while she looked at its collar. so mom called the number on the collar and gave them MY treat and put MY leash on the golden. a lady answered the phone and said she had been driving around looking for her dogs for about 30 minutes. she said another lady had corralled them in her backyard but they escaped. so its a good thing my mom used a leash. well the walking lady went into her house to get another leash for the black dog and mom and the walking lady walked the dogs to the corner of the street to meet the dog's mom. when the dog's mom showed up she didn't seem really worried about her dog's leg. but she was happy to see them, she said they get out all the time and they have both been hit by cars before! it broke mom's heart. the dog's had walked about a mile and were very dirty and wet. mom wanted to ask if she was going to take the dog to the vet, cause she got the impression she might not, but she didn't ask. pray that this dog is ok and gets to see a vet. it wasn't bleeding, but it was definately hurt. i know that if my mom had found me like that she would have immediately taken me to the vet! she also would have made sure i had a secure yard. some people don't love us dogs like they should. sad.

Monday, March 12, 2007

lookie lookie what hana sent me!!!

hana sent me a ribbon necklace!!! it matches me perfectly and fits just right! hana's mom bought a painting from my mom and she sent her payment AND a necklace!!! i smelled and smelled and smelled the envelope. hana must have rolled on it cause i sure smelled her! mom opened the envelope and inside was a very handsome manly necklace and a letter from hana too! i scratched at it a bit when i first put it on but then i didn't mind it. and i even sat nice for the camera! i got a bath yesterday so i look a little fluffy. but i think i look good enough to be in hana's fashion show! and yes i am sitting on the arm of the sofa. mom calls me billy goat or spider man sometimes. copper's mom thinks that i think i am a cat cause i climb on things!

mom, charge your camera!!

i am sorry i have not posted in a while. mom is having her baby in like less than 7 weeks! and as a result she doesn't always feel like helping me get my thoughts out. she says she feels really BIG! and copper was here and i kinda helped him blog. well copper is gone, he went home. i miss him. but i am SO glad to have my dad home! see my daddy goes on these long 2 week business trips around the world. this time he went to tie-land. i have been cuddling with him as much as i can. i love my dad and i miss him when he is gone. but this time i got to spend LOTS of time with copper and that helped a bunch!

well yesterday i went to barker field, its a dog park here in richmond. i am not so sure how i feel about it. mom and dad wanted to get out of the house and the weather was so gorgeous! so they thought about the dog park.
well when i have been to the dog park it was for dachsie meetup and it was at another smaller dog park and there were all dachsies there. i kinda liked it. i was very shy and didn't quite know how to make friends.
mom and dad want me to like dog parks, they think it is good for me. well they wanted to try a different dog park since the dachsie meetups kinda stopped since it has been so cold! well they drove over to the park and they crested a hill and saw it in the distance and were AMAZED at how many dogs were there!! there were TONS of dogs and they were all BIG!! i am quite small at about 10 pounds. they weren't too happy to see SO many BIG dogs. they knew i wouldn't last. big dogs are great (my dad grew up with big dogs) but you big dogs play "bigger" than us little dogs, which can scare some little dogs like me. mom told dad just to drive through the parking lot and take a look at the park. and all of the sudden they saw the little dog area! so they decided to park the car and take me in. well, i was a bit scared and didn't want to go in! mom carried me in and kept me on my leash for a while. once i seemed to want to wander off a little she took my leash off. i tried to smell some mini-pinchers and chihuahuas but they smelled me and instantly wanted to play! and that scared me a bit. i ran right back between mom's legs. there was another dachsie there and she was crazy! she had so much fun running and running and running and playing with everyone. mom told me i should watch her.
(oh, mom tried to introduce me to a cute little king charles cavelier puppy named mr. darcy-mom thought he was ADORABLE and loved his name a bunch! he was ok)
so they say they are going to take me back to the dog park often and maybe i will start to really like it. we will see. copper and i talked about going to the park but when he was here it was COLD and our moms didn't want to stand in the cold and all copper and i wanted to do was sleep under blankets!

after the park mom and dad took me to another park called byrd park and walked around a pond filled with canadian geese. i don't care about geese, they don't phase me. i watched them a little but they are in the water and i don't like swimming so i don't care about geese. but geese candy smells interesting but i didn't feel like tasting it. i liked the walk a bunch cause it was just me and mom and dad and i love them! i met another dacshund and he had a t-shirt on! i was not sure about him, he smelled funny i think.

so after ALL that mom didn't take her camera cause the batteries were dead. so no pictures to show you. mom says she is sorry. i will make her charge her batteries so i can blog with pictures!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

food just for me! and shopping!

lookie what my mom saw in the petsmart flyer!

its food just for dachshunds!!! how COOL! they also have food for labs, boxers, german shepherds, and yorkies! the foods are also good for breeds that are similar to each of these. my mom is going to email miss cindy (our vet) and ask her what she thinks. cause we all know its good to ask your vet about what to feed you. right now i have to eat "i'm on a diet prescription food" but as soon as i lose the weight (2 pounds!) i can eat regular food again. so maybe if miss cindy says its ok i can try this cool stuff! it says it has stuff for my back, cause us dachsies can have back troubles, and stuff for my skin, my skin is ok, but copper's is real itchy. so maybe this will help him! oh and since dachsies can get chunky after we are "fixed" it has stuff to help us not gain weight and put pressure on our backs!

on another note...copper and i are going to fin & feather today! its a pet store that is about 1 mile from my house! they sell all kinds of pet stuff including fish, birds, ferrets, hamsters (like fufu), snakes, lizards, and they even have puppies!!! don't worry the puppies are from very nice breeders and not puppy mills. in fact the store has a bunch of literature about puppy mills and why they are so bad bad bad! so this is a nice store to buy a puppy from. they usually have yorkies and small dogs. it is the best store to go and SMELL! so many animals to say hi to and next door is a vet and mom is going to weigh me and see if i lost any lbs on my diet so far. we also may go to petsmart! AND later in the week we will go to the MALL!! yes there is a mall here in richmond that you can take your dog to! its called stony point and its an outdoor mall and they have a three dog bakery there! they also have doggie watering stations and the stores that let dogs in (almost all of them, except the BIG stores and restaurants) have little signs in the windows with a dog on it so you know its ok. stores like gap, anthropologie, restoration hardware, brooks brothers, etc let dogs in (its a fancy mall with expensive stores) but our moms just like to walk around with us and go to the dog bakery! i love to go shopping!

Friday, February 23, 2007

tasty cat cuisine


i understand very well how evil and useless cats are. i live with one and he is very conceited and proud and not much fun unless i am attacking him. well anyways...they might be worthless but sure they make some great candy! did you know this?! i had never tried cat candy since dad makes sure i can't get to nixon's candy. well i discovered that cat candy is awesome! i found some today while i was going to the car to go on a car ride. mom doesn't make me wear my leash when we go on a car ride cause i run right to the car and jump right in. well along the way i found some fabulous cat candy! and ooohhh is it tasty! dad went to go get me cause i was not coming when i was called which is unusual. i was licking my mouth and when dad picked me up he said, "Good night Hershey your mouth stinks! What did you eat.....*snif*snif* ooohhh Gosh! I know what you ate!" Mom wished she could wash my mouth out. Nixon even gave me a good mouth snif when I came in. So in conclusion, cat candy is awesomely tasty, but your people will not want your kisses for a good long time...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

look what i got my birthday!!!

lookie lookie what i got for my birthday!!!!!! i love it! i can go on long walks with the wind in my hair! don't you just love it! even though i got it on my birthday i still have a sneaking feeling that its for the baby. but you know i look cute in it!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY!!


this is me on my 1st birthday
(i sure hope i don't have a 2nd birthday HAT!)


yeah for me! tomorrow is my birthday and i will be 2 years old! a whole 2 years! i will celebrate it more when copper comes to see me next monday! maybe we can go to brewsters and get a doggy cup of ice cream! i sure hope brewsters in richmond does doggy ice cream like brewsters in augusta!

the only bad thing about my birthday is that my mommy and daddy will be gone ALL DAY! dad of course is going to work, but mom (who now works at home and spends LOTS of time with me, she only leaves for like 3 hours at a time) is going to be gone ALL DAY! she is going to take care of a 8 week old baby and she has to leave at 6:30 in the morning and won't be home til 5! she says she is going to come back to the house to see me since the baby lives like 6 houses down the street. but tomorrow is my birthday and i will be all alone in my kennel! what a lame birthday! but that's ok cause copper is coming and he will be here for 9 days!!! we will play and run and bounce on mom's bed, and sleep and eat yummy things and go to the park and eat doggy ice cream! i love copper! so maybe that will make up for my stinky birthday.

oh, and how's this for my lame mom...she couldn't remember exactly when my birthday was so she had to look it up on my breeder's website! so while mom and dad were watching "24" she looked it up and said, "oh my gosh, hershey, your birthday is tomorrow!!" pretty bad for a mom who is about to have a baby! i hope she forgets its birthday until the day before!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

for ivy...and my bad weekend!

ivy, i thought you would appreciate this...


in other news... i am on a DIET!!!! yeah i went to see miss cindy (copper's next door neighbor vet) on saturday in augusta. my mom had been thinking that i looked "chunky" lately and my dad said he thought i looked fine. well mom is RIGHT miss cindy said i need to lose 2 pounds!! well when you only weight 11.5 pounds thats A LOT!! so i am on this new food...
its prescription doggie food for overweight management!!!! i can't believe i am overweight!


and oh, i had a HORRIBLE experience at the vet! they took me away from my mom (cause i am super protective of my mom, cause she's pregnant and all, and miss cindy knew it would be best to do all the shots, etc without mom there) well i did some embarrassingly stinky stuff (use your imagination) and they had to use a muzzle on me! don't worry miss cindy is the best vet ever and she knew that a loose muzzle would make me kinda calm down, cause i wanted to nip and bite them! i'm such a bad boy aren't i?! and on top of everything nixon was PERFECT at the vet!! we go at the same time for our yearly stuff, just easier that way i guess. well he is the perfect weight AND he didn't whine or complain the ENTIRE time!!! he's such a goodie goodie! he makes me sick! so needless to say I embarrased mom and nixon made her proud...whatever...

oh AND i didn't get anything at the baby shower! apparently babies need stuffed animals too!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

how to hug a baby

my mom got this email from someone, its instructions on how to hug a baby! they thought this might help me when the baby comes. this dog does a really good job of being nice to this baby. it is also about 20 times bigger than me so i think i should be ok.

first spy a baby..



Second, be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers this is indeed a baby.

Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process. **Note: The added slobber should help in future steps by making the "paw slide" easier.???

The "paw slide" - Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.

Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented "hug, smile, and lean" so as to achieve the best photo quality.

If you can successfully execute this cute move your people will definately love you and give you lots of treats, and then probably ask you to do it over and over again to show all their friends!