Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Gingerbread

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Waiting for Christmas

Momo is eagerly waiting for Christmas to arrive.
He has been trying to be a good boy, but he is just a kitten and sometimes curiosity just gets the best of him.
So he decided " He will just stay close to the presents that are for the family and when Santa pause come, he will tell him how hard it is to be a good kitty."

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sadie and Santa Paws

The weekend was really busy and we had a snow storm on Saturday, but Sadie still went to see Santa Paws on Sunday.
Sadie say " She loves Santa Paws, He brings her toys and stuff !"
And she was a good girl this year, she didn't even piddle on him either.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Play Day 12/18/09

Have a great weekend !!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sadie Dosen't Want to Talk About It.

Something happened last night,
Somebody raided the garbage last night.

Sadie said " She didn't know who did it !"
She said " She has no idea who could have done such a thing because she wouldn't do something like that."

Sadie also has a sensitive stomach and the evidence was left in her kennel this morning.

But when we asked her again Who was in the trash can her eyes began to get shifty and she said " There was this little elf in my kennel last night, that did the deed..... Y ah that sounds good "

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 12/16/09

Sadie says "Sorry about the nose prints, but I'm waiting for my mom and dad to come home."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our Christmas Card to Every One

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Monday, December 14, 2009

How to Use a Box

Momo feels because he is a cat "He should show the humans how to properly use a shoe box ."

" First you have to put your paw in the box to make sure it's not occupied."
(" If somebody is already in the box make sure you chase them out.")

" You also have to inspect the box to make sure the corners are nice and square."
(" If the corners aren't at a 90 degree angle, you can pat at them with your paw to see if you can straighten them.")
" Have a look around to see if the coast is clear."

" Then tuck your nose in the corner, and your ready for a nap"

( " You have to remember, if you let a human take your box they will use it to put stuff in or throw it a way.")

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Cold Winter Saturday

It was cold on Saturday and my parents live on the top of a mountain which made it a little colder. But that didn't stop Sadie and Jack from playing.
Since it is a little colder there they have a little more snow too.
Sadie doesn't usually like the snow much, but since this year we made her coat and it fits her better, she wants to play in the snow. So Sadie and Jack went outside to romp and play in the snow.
Although I have to admit I never cared much for the cold, but it is nice to see Sadie and Jack have some fun.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pla Day 12/11.09

Have a great weekend everyone !

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Feeding Sadie Part Three

If you remember a little while ago we did a couple of posts about how hard it is to get Sadie to eat. We had some great suggestions everything from baby food to yogurt and a grain free diet to a raw diet.

We tried yogurt and she wouldn't touch it and I heard baby food isn't good for dogs because it has onion power in it.

We did a lot of reading about raw diets, and we had some concerns about bacteria and stuff and decided that it wasn't for us.
People who feed their animals a raw diet really like it though, and say that there has been a lot of improvement in their animals .

We did some reading on the grain free diet to and decided that was the diet for Sadie.
A lot of dogs that have food allergies eat a grain free diet.
A lot of dogs tend to gain weight on food filled with grains.
Grain free food uses fruits and vegetables in place of grains.
dogs are more energetic on a grain free diet.

We decided to try Taste of the Wild, but Sadie likes Evo better so that is what she is eating.
We mix a little dry food with moist food.
( our vet says that " A dog should have some dry food because it is better for their teeth.)
Sadie has been eating a mostly grain free diet for a few weeks now.
She has lost some weight, and has a lot more energy.
Momo has been eating some grain free moist kitten and cat food to, he likes Evo too.
Maxx on the other hand is very set in her ways and prefers to eat her old cat food.

The only problem is that in our area the pet stores that do have it only seem to carry one flavor of it and it is recommended that you feed all three of the flavors, so that your animal gets a more balanced diet.
Sadie doesn't like eating the same food all the time either, so we may have to order it online or at a pet store.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 12/9/09

Sadie says "The best place for a nap is some place warm."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dachshund on a Treadmill

The holidays are a lot of fun for your pets, but remember to watch their weight too.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Return of Wiener Claus

We always know what time of year it is when Sadie's old friend Wiener Claus returns.
Sadie has been so excited because Wiener Claus is back because that means Christmas is near.

Wiener Claus always shows up at our house before Christmas and Santa Paws.
He comes to play with Sadie sometime after Thanksgiving to help her get ready for the arrival of Santa Paws.

If you look at the picture, you can see Momo's foot.
Sadie has been telling him all about Wiener Claus and how he shows up every year.
Sadie also told Momo " That Winer Claus tells Santa Paws if he takes her toys." so Momo has been playing with is own toy and only plays with Sadie's toy when he thinks Wiener Claus isn't looking .
Although Wiener Claus looks different every year, Sadie always knows who he is and looks forward to his arrival.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sadie's New Coat

Sadie got a new coat.
I know other dogs have a hard time finding coats and sweater that fit just right, but when you are a dachshund its harder to find a coat that is just right.

After not being able to find a coat that Sadie and I both like and fit, her grandma and I decided to make her one.
Although I was never a Suzy Home Maker, we found making Sadie's coat fun and challenging.
We made her coat with two layers of fleece and a little hood to keep her ears warm.
( Sadie is always cold)

Sadie couldn't wait to try out her new coat, and it was good that we got it done with it when we did because we had snow and had to cut our visit at my parent's house short yesterday.

But Sadie tried it out when we got home while her dad shoveled an area in the back yard, so she would have a place to what she refers to take a squeege without getting snow on her bum.
Sadie was so warm in her new coat that she even jumped in the snow pile.

Sadie isn't usually a big fan of snow, so she wanted to pass on one of her secret snow tips " Before you go outside in the snow have your mom or dad put some Pam or some vegetable shortening on the pads of your feet, because it helps keep the snow from sticking between your toes and helps to insulate against the cold."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Play Day 12/4/09

Have a good weekend everybody!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Chips

A little while ago our friend Frankie asked " If the little tag that Momo wears on his collar is a microchip identification tag?"

Yep, thats what it is.
You know already that Momo lived at our local ASPCA before he came to live with us and before he could come home he had to get his man cat surgery and get his microchip put in.
Sadie has one too, when she was a pup she had what she refers to as "her hoo hoo ectomy" and she also got a chip.
But Sadie's chip has migrated and it is no longer on her back anymore.
The migration of microchips doesn't happen very often, so we kinda think of it as another way to identify Sadie if she ever gets lost and can't find her way home.
Along with Sadie's micro chip she also has a lifetime license.
Sadie says " She can drive a car with her license!" so we hide the car keys from her.
But our state offers a lifetime dog license if your dog is chipped or has an identification tattoo and Sadie said " A tattoo would interfere with her natural beauty.", so we opted for the microchip.

The only one in the house that is not microchipped is Maxx.
Maxx is middle aged and not as active as the other two and very set in her ways, which doesn't include going outside.
In fact Maxx spends most of her time up stairs, so there isn't much of a chance for her to get lost anyway.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 12/2/09

Now all I need is the remote.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sadie and Her Dress

Sadie got her first dress, its blue with white trim .
She thought it would be nice for the holidays.
When she tried it on she first asked " Does this dress make my but look big?"
But then she found out it covers her long dachshund body and now thinks it great.
Momo on the other hand thinks the dress is just something to grab on to for a ride.
(Sometimes Momo demands a piggy back ride from Sadie)
Sadie says " Some pearls would look nice with her dress."
But I don't think she knows what they are and I don't think they sell them in the pet store.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our New Awards

We have a couple of new awards to post.
This one we got from our great gal pal Twix.
Twix is one of our oldest and dearest friends and a cute little dachshund just like Sadie .
The rule for this award is to just pass it a long.
So we would like to pass it to:

Our friend Sugar gave us this award a couple of weeks ago but we didn't get around to posting it, sorry for that Sugar.
Our friend Sugar is a beautiful golden retriever who has a great blog and even post some of the recipes of the treats her mom makes for her.
Sadie's grandmar has made some of these treats and she says " The Treats are absolutely tasty!"
We would like to give this award to:

If we missed you and would like to share our awards, please feel free to take them with you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

It was a good Thanksgiving

Sadie had her fill of turkey, she doesn't get people food much, but with the holiday she had turkey, and she loved.
Sadie says " She loves Thanksgiving because she gets to eat turkey and a lot of it and we read some of our friends post about their adoptions."
They where all great posts.

Oh, Did anyone see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?
There was Twenty one foot tall and fifty three foot long dachshund balloon floating down the streets of New York.
Now thats a big wiener dog!
Sadie was so excited to see a giant dachshund in the parade That she jumped up and ran to find me and said " Their going to need a bigger poop scooper!.
And she started to thing about what she could do if she where that big, like she could get her own treats because who would stop her, but then she also though she couldn't snuggle in the chair with us or play with Momo or Maxx, and then she realized that they don't make Wubbas that big either.
So she decided she is just the right size.
But that doesn't stop a dog from dreaming!

Oh, and if you didn't see Freida the dachshund you can check her out here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thankful Thanksgiving

Our friend Frankie asked all of his blogger buddies to post about what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving.
So here we go.

Sadie doesn't really have a rescue story, she came to us from a pet store, but what makes this pet store so different is that the owners only get the puppies and kittens from breeders they personally know and about 99% of them are local breeders.
When Sadie was in the store she wasn't even kept in a kennel, she was in a wooden box ( kinda like a whelping pen) that she shared with a little Rat Tearier pup.

When we brought Sadie home she had a little kennel cough and our vet wasn't available at that time, so we took her to his associate, but by the time we where able to get in with our vet Sadie had developed pneumonia.
After we got her to our vet, she had some chest X-rays and about two weeks of antibiotics, and then she was the little dachshund pup that I wanted since I was a little girl.
I have always loved and admired the dachshund breed.
But that doesn't mean Sadie doesn't have things to be thankful for, like her dad and I, being healthy, her grandparents, her grandmar and uncles, her cousin Jack, Momo, Maxx, her blogging buddies, her Wubbas and toy and treats.
Sadie said " What she is most thankful for is a loving family. Oh and that she is going to be eating turkey today!"

Sadie said " she will let Momo tell you about his story, because he is a rescue."

When we met Momo he was in the ASPCA, they told us that all they knew about him was that he was born in a near by town to a mama cat who was a stray herself.
They said an older lady was feeding Mo, his brothers and his mama cat, until she though she should call the ASPCA to come and get them so the kittens could get help.
The ASPCA also told us that they had to put down about 500 cats and kitten, just in our local location, in the month of July.

We were actual there because we were thinking about adopting another kitten, but when we saw Momo we just fell in love with him and knew he would be coming home with us.
We had to wait a couple of days for him come home, because the ASPCA wanted to neutered him before he could come home.

Momo said " He is thankful for his home and loving family, Sadie, that he has toys now, and especially for the old lady that was feeding him and his brothers. She is an exceptional person and thank you for being so kind."

This video was taken went we where talking to the ASPCA lady about taking Momo home.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 11-25-09

Cuddles are always nice.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Momo Graduated to a Big Boy Collar

Momo has someting he wants to tell you.

He graduated to a big boy collar.
He has lived with us for about two months now, and the collar he got from the ASPCA before he came home, wasn't fitting him to well anymore.
Momo says " he is a MAN cat now", but he is still a kitten yet, I guess he is a boy cat.

Anyway I like the fact that he now has a break away collar, so if he gets it stuck on anything, he can be safe.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Momo is a Computer Nut

Momo is becoming quite the computer nut.
He visits your blogs.
He plays games on Facebook.
And he even helps his grandpa play computer games.
While Sadie is hard at work napping in the chair with her grandpa.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Play Day 11-20-09

Happy weekend everybody!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We had a Visitor

The other day we had a visitor.
As Sadie and I were going outside so she could squeedge and there was a big tabby cat at the bottom of the steps that took off like a shot up the little hill behind our house.
Sadie decided to call him " Mr. Tabby Cat".
It was a good thing Sadie had her leash on because when she saw Mr. Tabby Cat run up the hill she thought he wanted to play and decided to run after him.

The people in our area let their cats outside a lot, but think its a bad idea because we live by a road that has a lot of traffic.
And it is said that a cat that lives inside will live longer, simply because they aren't exposed to as much danger and things, like other peoples dogs, wild animals and traffic.

Any way Mr Tabby Cat was back to visit Sadie today but kept his distance, at least he didn't run this time and Sadie tried her best to get him to come over the fence so they could play.
Sadie said " She would like to play with Mr. Tabby Cat and become friends but if he doesn't want to, thats ok too because she plays a lot with Momo and Maxx ."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 11-18-09

Momo is in deep deep sleep.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sadie's Presents

Sadie wanted to show you her new presents that she got for her birthday.
She got some homemade sweet potato treats and a few new toys.
My parents live by the outlet store, so she got her gifts early.
She really went crazy over this new Wubba friend we found at Dog .com.
Its a Wubba with a fox face.
Sadie says "She loves it!".
And Sadie also said " She can hardly wait to see what Santa Paws brings".

If you want to check out the Wubba friends on here is the link.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today is Sadie's birthday !

Today is Sadie's birthday!!
She is a whole two years old today!!
And I thought I would share some puppy pictures with you.

And yes she is in a litter box in the picture above.
The night we brought Sadie home she first met Maxx, then her grandmar, and then she went to her grandparents house where she met Midnight and had to check out that strange box of litter.
It was cold outside when Sadie came to live with us, so even though she had a coat of her own she would jump on my and whine until I would pick her up and put her in the pocket of my jacket.
And you know what she still gets cold and wants to be picked up.
Keeping to true doxie behavior, even when Sadie was a little pup, she never missed a chance to snuggle especially with her dad.
A week after Sadie come to live with us, Jack came to live with me brother.
Jacks birthday was yesterday.
So Sadie and Jack are only a day apart in age and a week apart in getting to know each other.
And from the first time they met, even though they don't live together they have become pack members.

Sadie has had a big weekend celebrating her second birthday.
All she would say was "Happy birthday to me! "

Ever since I was a little girl I aways wanted a dachshund, and Sadie Girl is my first.
And the first two years have been great, I hope for many more!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Play Day 11-12-09

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Momo got a Wubba of His Own

Everybody that reads our blog regularly know that one of Sadie favorite toys is her Wubba.
Momo plays a lot with Sadie's Wubba.
Momo even plays with Maxx's cat Wubba that is on a string.
So we got Momo a Wubba of his own.
Momo loved his Wubba, he would pounce on it, toss it up in the air, carry it in his mouth and then pounce on it again.
He had so much fun with he own Wubba.
Sadie and Momo would even trade their Wubbas.
But now its gone, Sadie chewed a little to much on Mo's Wubba and chewed it apart.
Momo Said " But that was my Wubba, it had a bell and some catnip in it."
And Saide said " She was really sorry and Momo can play with her (when she isn't playing with it) until she saves enough of her allowance to buy him a new one."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wdnesday 10.11.09

Sadie and Momo wanted to remind everybody that to day is Veteran's Day.
Sadie said " If you see a veteran give them a tail wag to say thank you for all you do."
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