I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Before & After


(That's my art work on the window)



There's not even furs around my eyes in this one.






What a difference!
And we aren't all the way re-furred yet either!
My new furs on my neck are coming in a little more blonde....
Maybe I'll get to find out if blondes really do have more fun!

Are you done yet, Mom?
I'm tired of being your fuzzy model.....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Catman and Me

There I was out catching some rays and.....

Holy dogbones, Catman!
There is a one eared monster right behind me!

Oh no! Its morphing......

into a stone dog sculpture!
Run, Catman, run!

Wait, I think it might be a giraffe.
Look at that looooog neck.

Catman? Come back!
Don't leave me here alone....

Maybe if I close my eyes it will go away.

It's still here!
Catman, what do we do?

I hear a soft voice whispering my name.....

Its getting louder....
Twix! Its time for dinner!

Oh! Thank Dogness! I was just having a daymare!
I was hanging out with Catman?

It's back! 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You on Flower Friday

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement on my last post. I didn't mean to make you think I wasn't enjoying blogging because I am. I love it very much (thanks Marla!). I just start feeling bad because you guys leave me lots of comments and I can't make it to your blogs each time you post. And, several of you leave a comment for me every time I post. That is very much appreciated because blogging wouldn't be very much fun if you didn't enjoy some of the crazy things that go on inside my head. I did pick up a few good ideas from your comments and I will work to not feel guilty. I think I learned that from my mom.
Humans, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em!
Ok, enough jaw flapping!

Come with me, I want to show you something over here.

Look at these pretty lily pads.
I've chosen them as today's flower for your enjoyment.

Now, time for a nap before the weekend gets here!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I have a confession......

It used to be so easy to keep up with my furiends postings but I have way more furiends now than I used to. Don't get me wrong it makes me happy having lots of furiends but more furiends means more blog postings to read and comment on.
By the time Mom and Dad get home from work, cook dinner, do this and that, I'm lucky to get an hour of computer time most nights. And, if I miss a night, I have about 300 posts to read the next night.
You guys know what I'm talking about?
 Oh, you want to know about my confession?
 Well, I have to say, it makes me very sad to admit this.

I can't keep up!
No way, no how, not any more.
Do you guys still love me?
I just can't figure out how some of you do it. Momma says she could stay up late and help me but Daddy doesn't like that too much for some reason.
Blogging is a funny thing. You start out with your very first post and think there will never be anyone reading this. Why do I think anyone out there might want to know what I, Twix--a doxie, think?
 I remember being so worried about not having any readers. I would even bug my first blog buddy, Lorenza about how to get more furiends. A year or so later, I have a hard time keeping up with all my furiends.
Anyway, please know that I haven't left you if I'm not leaving comments every time you post. I just can't get Momma to leave work a couple hours early every day to help me out.
 Do you guys have that problem with your blog assistants?

On another note, Mom has been doing a lot of work on our New Computer!!!!  We finally got our own on Friday ;o)
 It seems that it takes some time to get everything set up and working just the way it should.
Who knew?
Maybe new computer of our own to put our photos on etc means more blog time for Twix!!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flower Friday

Guess what?
It's Friday!
Time for another edition of Flower Friday.

Today's flower photo is from last month when we had family here.  Mom took this picture in Cameron, Mo while they were on their road trip and stopped for a picnic.

Mom and I thank you for your comments and support regarding my health problems.  It is nice to know that I am not the only one that worries my parents and that some of you have the same troubles I do. I don't feel so alone dealing with my parents worries.

On another note, I am so proud of myself! I have grown lots of furs back on my neck and chest. Mom says I look fuzzy there but you can't see my skin at all! 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I have been negligent on posting about my V.E.T. visits of late. I think Mom is having a hard time coming to terms with some things and she wasn't ready for me to post more stuff. She finally gave me the go ahead. Don't worry, nothing life threatening or anything like that....
Just stressful.

In case you are a new follower, you can find my last post about my recent V.E.T. visits here if you are interested.
My last blood tests a couple of weeks ago were good news.  My liver enzymes were in a much more normal range but my thyroid numbers were up a little bit. So, we reduced my thyroid medication to once a day and will have that retested in a few weeks.

I have not told you guys about another problem I was having which is some weakness and/or pain in my back legs.  I trip going up the stairs a lot (I know I'm not supposed to do that but I do) and I hesitate when coming in from outside--there are a couple steps there.
I was temporarily put on Rimadyl but that didn't work so great for me. Now, I am on Metacam and that seems to be doing ok.

The other issue and the one that has Mom so worried is that I have blood in my urine again.  I am taking the antibiotics again and we are kinda in a wait and see mode. This really has Mom stressed out lately but, just like most people, we don't have the green papers to run and get a bunch of tests done right now. Fortunately, our vet knows our situation and is working to treat me in a way that is affordable for Mom and Dad. But that just adds to the stress they are feeling.

I feel bad for stressing Mom and Dad out. Momma keeps holding me and asking me if I feel bad and telling me how much she loves me. Then she tells me she is sorry.
What is she sorry for? I don't get it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's So Funny?

Twix: Hey Momma, what you giggling at?
Momma: Nothing, Peanut. I just think you are cute.

Twix: Do I gots somethin' on my head?
Momma (giggling): No, why would you ask that?

Twix: Cause I smell chicken!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Twix and The Name Game

As most of you know, Frankie Furter has asked us to post about our names today. I did a post about how I got my name in the past and here it is for those of you who haven't read it before.
When people meet me for the first time, they look at me and then ask either Mom or Dad, "Is your favorite candy bar a Twix?". Of course, they reply, "N0".
Lets go back several years....My momma met me for the first time when I was 3 weeks old. That is when she chose me out of all my brothers and sisters--lucky me! At that time I was a tiny chocolate and tan (caramel is what Mom prefers to say) dachsie. After I came home, Mom had a hard time picking out my name but finally decided to name me after a candy bar because of my color. Okay, so we finally have it narrowed down. I mean, how many candy bar names are there anyway? Well it seems I was a bit naive because there are hundreds of candy bar names.
Here we go....Hershey--no, most chocolate dogs have that name. Zero--kinda cute but no, don't want to be thought of as nothing. Rolo--maybe. Snickers--no, same reason as Hershey. Chunky--NO! for obvious reasons. Reese's--maybe. Kit Kat--I hate cats! The list went on and on. I came very close to being named Rolo but Mom finally decided on Twix. After all, I kinda look like a Twix bar...or at least, I did. You know, long and thin, chocolate and tan. At some point I started to change color and Mom was not too happy about it. And that is how a red dachsie ended up with a name like Twix.
I hope everypup and everycat has a wonderful Independence Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Grandpa's Birthday and Daily Doxie

Today is my Grandpa's birthday! He is a fan of Yorkies and I found this birthday card just for him!
Happy birthday yorkie Pictures, Images and Photos
I hope you have a wonderful day Grandpa!
Happy Birthday!

Also, for all you doxie lovers out there, there is a website called Daily Doxie and they have a new doxie featured every day. I happen to be today's featured doxie. Baxter was the featured doxie earlier this week and Ginger and Chip have also been featured. Be sure to check out these two furiends blogs....they are twixerrific! A special thanks to Daily Doxie for making me the featured doggie today! What fun!

I haven't been visiting much lately and it is all Mom's fault. She promised to help me catch up over the long weekend. I asked her what she has been doing instead of helping me visit you guys and she said "stuff".
Talk to the paw, Mom!

Talk to the paw.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

This and That on Flower Friday!

Happy Weekend!
It is a 3 day weekend for lots of people in the US due to the 4th of July. Both Mom and Dad are off work on Monday ;o) Happy Dog! Does anyone have any special plans this weekend? I haven't heard too many plans yet.
Today's flower is a Cally Lilly that comes straight out of Grandma's flower garden.

Grandma is slowly getting her strength back. She is also starting to get her hair back and I think she is really happy about that. Mom says she will be happy to be able to wear mascara again. I don't really know what mascara is but if it makes Grandma happy I like it. I've been thinking that since Grandma's furs are growing back I might try to grow some of mine back too. What do you guys think?

A few of you were curious about my WW photo and how Mom edited it for me. She used an online program called Piknik. There are lots of neat things on there you can do to your photos if you want to try it out.

We had a guest last weekend at our house. 
His name is Baxter.
Some of you might remember him from last summer.

What did you just call me?

I called you "Sausage Boy".
You got a problem with that?

Call me whatever you want there, Furless Wonder!

I think I will fill up this small square of sunshine.

No room for you over here.....
The sunshine is mine, alll mine.

I let Sausage Boy off the hook this time.
Little does he know next time it is on.....
like Donkey Kong!
(Don't ask me what that means...
I heard Mom say it to Dad!)