I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's Howl-O-Wiener!

The big day is finally here!  
There are so many fun activities going on in Blogville today.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of the people and pups who brought this together with all their hard work.

Daddy and Momma went to the Kansas City Zoo last weekend and they got to see the brand new penguin exhibit.

Pretty cool, huh?
I hope you all have a most fantastic Howl-O-Wiener!

**The exhibit really did open last weekend, Puddles! 
Taffy's costume was bought several weeks ago before we even knew the new exhibit was opening!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Almost Here!

It's almost Howl-O-Weenie!  
Are you ready?
I am!

I've tried on my costume!
(You have to wait to see the whole thing)
I'm ready to go trick or treating!
In preparation for the Blogville Howl-O-Ween Ball, 
Stanley picked me up in his hot air balloon and we had another double date.  It was so much fun and we had such a great time!  Please stop by here for all the details.
Thanks so much for such a wonderful time, Stanley!  
I will never forget it! 
Oh, by the way, my daddy wants to have a chat with you.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Story to Make You Laugh Out Loud!

Hi, furiends!
This is a true story that happened to me and only me!

I went for a walk with Daddy after dark one night last week.
I had been doing my usual thing....rolling in the grass.

Oh, how I love to do that!
I hopped up like usual but then went like this:



*Paws face*



*Paws face again*


Of course, my Daddy was right there to help me. 
He bent down to see what was wrong. 
Since I am so close to the ground, it is easy for me to snatch things up without anyone noticing.
So, he expected to find something disgusting in my mouth.
You will never guess what he found!



Wait for it......



Wait for it.......



I had a stick up my nose!!!!!

We went straight home and Daddy opened the front door and said, "You will never guess what your dogter did..."
Momma says, "Now what?" 
He could hardly tell her because he was laughing so much.
Momma laughed so hard she cried!! 
And then for the rest of the evening, 
she would just randomly start laughing!

This is not an actual pic of the event 
but an edited photo recreation.
No Dachshunds were harmed in the making of this post. 
I was not hurt in any way.....other than my pride!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Twix's Flashback Friday: The Happiest Howl-o-wiener!!!!

Today's Flashback was originally posted on October 31, 2010.
Hallowiener Pictures, Images and Photos

Now, before I get to the great news, I want to show you what my parents made me do yesterday.

In case you can't tell, I had been in the big bed asleep when they subjected me to this!

Just imagine being sound asleep, dreaming of chasing AND catching a squirrel and then having this done to you!
Rude I tell you! What is with these people?

That was all I was willing to subject myself to.
 I had to get that thing off my head!
Now, on to the happy news!!!!

Those of you who have been following me for a while might remember that my Aunt Shannon (who also works at my V.E.T.) and Uncle David were expecting.

Well, I would like for you all to meet Elizabeth Denise!!!!

She was born 10/29/10 and weighed 9 lbs 13 ozs, 21.5 inches long!!!  I think she looks an awful lot like her big sister, Kayla, and I can't wait to meet her!
That is the best photo we have right now because my momma, the dummy, forgot her camera both times she has been to the hospital.  This photo was taken with her cell phone while she was holding Elizabeth.
David, Shannon, Kayla, and Elizabeth are all doing well and will probably get to come home from the hospital tomorrow.

I hope every furiend gets lots and lots of treats today!!!
Boo! Happy Halloween! Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Awards and Getting to Know You

I received 2 awards from my new furiend, Nola.   Thank you so much for giving me my very first ever award, Nola!  If you don't know Nola, please visit her at Dachshund Nola.  

The first award is The Opposites Attract Award.

It's rules are:
1.  Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Post it on your blog.
3.  Pass it along to at least one other blogger.
I would love to pass this award on to
any of my furiends who would like to have it.

The second award is The Sunshine Award.

It has the following rules:
1.  Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
2.  Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3.  Answer the 11 questions the blogger made up for you.
4.  Make up 11 questions for your nominees.
5.  Pass it along to as many bloggers as you'd like.

I like this award because it gives you the opportunity to get to know me and I get to know more about you.
Hmmm...11 random facts about me.
1.  I lived at a puppy mill for the first 3-4 years of my life, having puppies.  I'm fortunate to have
only lived there for that long.
2.  Even though I have lived with Daddy and Momma for almost 3 years, my personality is still developing.
3.  I love to roll in the grass when I go for walks.

4.  I didn't know how to play when I first got here
 but I am slowly learning.
5.  I am the first doxie in my family that's not a smooth hair.
6.  My favorite treat is baby carrots.
7.  I love strawberry ice cream!
8.  I tried to climb the counter when I first smelled popcorn.
9.  I toss my kibble out of my bowl until I see the bottom of the bowl, which drives my Daddy crazy.
10.  I drool like a water fall when I'm nervous.
11.  I get sick when I ride in the car.

Here are the 11 questions that Nola and her mom made up for me.  I think Nola's mom picked these questions to get to know us better so I let Momma answer too.  
My answers are in burgundy.
Her answers are in blue.
1.  Do you enjoy exercise and working out?  
I love going on my walks every day.
I wish I did but I hate being hot and sweaty.
2.  Favorite time of day (or night)?
Evening because Momma and Daddy are home with me.
Sunset / dusk
3.  What is your dream dog breed, 
even if you're not a good fit for them.
Dachshunds, so much that I would love to own a dachshund farm similar to the "herd of dachshunds" Sprint commercial.
4.  What is one of your favorite songs 
and/or favorite band/artist?
I don't really have a preference.  I do like it when
I see or hear doggies on TV though.
I am a huge fan of 80's hair bands and my favorite group from that time is Heart.  I would have to say my favorite 
male singer is The Red Rocker, 
Sammy Hagar....love the growl in his voice.  
My favorite female singer is Karen Carpenter...
she has such a beautiful, pure voice.
5.  Favorite book or book series?
The book I got from Wrigs, Angelo's Journey, was tasty.
My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
6.  Early bird or night owl?
I don't think I'm really either but I do love mornings because I get a spoon full of canned food.
I am definitely a night owl.  No question about it.
7.  How tall are you?
8.  "Damn" or "drat" (curse like a sailor or prim and proper)?
I tend to be more prim and proper unless I'm being ignored.
I am a mix of both.
9.  What's your style?
I'm good with whatever.
Jeans and t-shirts.
10.  Oceans or mountains?
I've never been to either but would probably like them both.
Ocean, definitely ocean.
Photo taken on a whale watching tour in
Dana Point, CA 08/2012

11.  What's your favorite smell?
Vanilla or fruity scents.

I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers:
I chose these bloggers because they are new furiends of mine and fairly new bloggers (I think).  If you don't know them, please stop by and visit.  Be sure to give them a terrific Blogville Welcome! 

My 11 questions for these bloggers are:
1. What is your favorite treat / chew?
2.  When did you start blogging and why?
3.  What is your favorite thing to do outside?
4.  Do you sleep in your own bed or someone elses?
5.  What kind of food do you eat?
6.  Kenneled when home alone or do you run the house?
7.  How did you end up with your person?
8.  What's your rudest habit?  
(For instance, I belch in Momma's face!)
9.  Do you prefer to be nekkid or clothed?
10.  Do you have a dental care routine?  
If you do, do you like it?
11.  What's your most embarrassing story?

I would love for any of my furiends to answer the questions above so I can learn more about you too!

All that work wore me out!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bad Hair Day?

We are having issues with uploading photos to the computer so no new pics today.  Which means mom went back 
through some older pics and found this one.  She said it was entertaining.  The more I protested, the more she insisted. I guess I can't hold it against her....she does give me treats!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I've Got Mail!

I received a package in the mail earlier this week.

It was from my new furiend Wrigs at Life with Wrigs!
After the package was opened, I gave it a quick sniff.

Momma held it open for me and 
I stuck my head all the way in to see what I got. 

I got a book! 
What am I supposed to do with a book?
I don't know how to read.

I guess I could give it a quick bite!
*No books were harmed in the making of this post*

Momma couldn't sleep last night and
read the entire book at about 2 a.m.
She said she will be sharing this with some dog loving
co-workers so they can enjoy it too.
Thank you Susan and Wrigs for passing on your book,
Angelo's Journey.
This was a fictional representation of the journey Angelo took trying to get back to his home in Colorado after he was stolen and driven to Texas.  Mom found it to be an enjoyable, quick and easy book to read.
We appreciate it your willingness to share!  

Friday, October 11, 2013

Twix's Flashback Friday and Wordless Wednesday Update

I hate to say it but you guys were all way off on my WW post.
It wasn't a trick and I wasn't being taught to do anything.
My earlier post "Taffy's Bone Saga" was the clue to the photo.
That was my Daddy's foot.
I buried my bone there for safe keeping!

This week's Flashback was originally posted
October 25, 2009.

You Asked For It

Due to popular demand I have decided to appease my audience.
I now present to you.....
The Hoochie Sweater!

Go ahead all you silly humans out there laugh, giggle, LOL, ROFL, whatever you call it.
I will get you someday.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Temperature Change!

On Friday our high temp was 88 degrees.
Today, our high temp was 62 degrees! 
When I first came to live here,
I didn't like to be covered up or snuggle.
I know, doxies are supposed to be burrowers
but if you've never had the chance to burrow,
how do you know if you like it?
I still don't burrow, but I do appreciate being covered up.
Especially when the temperature takes a 25 degree nose dive!

I'm trying to get comfy.

Oh, yeah!  This is the spot!  Nap time!

I'm still not much of a snuggler but Momma says,
"Taffy, you're going to learn to snuggle
and you are going to like it!".
I guess we'll see.
Its been two and a half years and it hasn't worked yet.

Friday, October 4, 2013

National Taco Day!!!!!

OMD!!  I'm so excited!!  
National Taco Day has finally arrived!  
Actually, I never even knew there was such a day, but my furiend, Jazzi, has been telling us about it.  Jazzi has a weakness for tacos and seeing how much she likes them, I decided I wanted to try them too.  I told Mom about NTD and asked if she would make some tacos so I could have a taste.  
Look what she made:
I'm drooling just looking at the picture!

I was staring intensely at Mom while she at her tacos....
Please hand it over, PLEASE!


Jazzi, I now know why you have a weakness for tacos!  
That bite made me weak in the knees! 
I hope all my other furiends enjoyed 
National Taco Day 2013 as much as I did.
I can't wait until next year!

For those of you who are wondering what happened to Twix's Flashback Friday it will return next week. 
Here is a photo to hold you over 
(since Mom didn't do it last week either!).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013