Saturday, October 24, 2020

The All-American


Mr. Handsome is always happy to meet and greet everyone, everywhere we go!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Walking in the rain

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!

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Classic Dachshund

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.