Yes, this big boy that I love and adore is wet. We had walked about .5 mile down the River Walk this morning when the sky opened up! I had an umbrella in my backpack, so I pulled it out, and we turned around. All was well, so I thought.
I pulled Bogie close to me so he was under the umbrella, but no sirreee he wasn't happy at all! He was scared and totally unhappy. I was surprised because he never minds the rain at home and will go out in it an explore the yard with out any concern.
So.....I walked back to the car holding a wet 16+ pound dog under my left arm and the umbrella in my right while the rain was coming down very nicely!
Just a little workout for me, but it wasn't too bad either. I enjoyed the rainy walk as we certainly need the rain and Bogie gave me sweet kisses 💞🥰💞 every time I looked at him! Can't get any better than that!
The Dachshund was originally published in 1927 with 1,000 copies printed. The author revised and republished several times - this copy is the 1955 edition that had a printing of five thousand copies that sold at a price of $3.50. I found it on Ebay and was pleased that it is in remarkably good condition. Grayce Greenburg was a renowned breeder of many champions and a dog show judge with much insight on the breed.
This book is a treasure house of dachshund information including a history of the breed based on information available at the time of printing and includes numerous pictures of early dachshunds. Where did the modern version of these loveable little short-legged long-bodies originate? It isn't clear, but based on the author's research probably in France, possibly from the crossing of the Dandie Dinmont terrier and the Basset-Griffon. She also acknowledges the possibility that the Basset Hound played a role in the breed's refinement. Knowing that it is easy to see why some doxies have the hound type muzzle and others have more of a terrier type. It was all done for breeding a better hunting dog and we see those desired traits today - short legs for burrowing, tenacious personalities, and proficient barkers!
I'm looking forward to sharing more information from the book in coming posts.
So let me gets this straight. You want mees to get up off this nice comfy sofa and leave my blanket and goes outside? What makes you think Bree-Bree wants to do that? No, I haven'ts been sleeping here too long, that's just what you think. Bree-Bree needs her sleep and is not going outside now. No. No. No.
These two girls were still for a brief second and somehow I got this quick picture! Yes, this is my yard. I have large shade trees and dogs, not much grass and little else. It's okay because life is good!
Are you telling mees the truth? Christmas is over? No, that can't bees. It was the bestest ever...oh wait, this was only my seconds Christmas. Ok Mama, so how many days until it comes agains? Note from the human: More about this little red dachshund to come in future posts! She's been in my life for 15 months and is making her debut here now!
Yes, that's my boy Bentley. Needs a bath, ungroomed and on lizard patrol. I was playing around with the camera and he was a willing subject to use for focusing. And, yes those are crate pads hanging on the deck rail to finish drying - they're a part of my patio decor!
Sawyer, Bentley and Bentley's beloved Foxie taking a nap. Bentley loves this ratty toy, sleeping with it and sometimes taking it outside. And, sometimes Foxie has to go into the washing machine for a bath!