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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dachshund Chronicles: Where did he come from

Random Toto story (1974-1984) first family pet: As much as I hate to admit it....I believe Toto came from a bad breeder. I like to think we saved him. He was 4 months old when we brought him home. He did come with some 'baggage'. Within two days of being home, he had a major case of tonsilitis. He was so small (3 lbs) we could not give him all the meds at one time. It was every two hours for 7 days. I had a newborn again. As you know from all the previous stories this ended well. He was up and about in no time and barking like a champ. Other issue were his fears. He was afraid of all men, except my husband. He was afraid of brooms and he was afraid of hats. So if a man came in the house wearing a hat, with a broom Toto turned into a little pile of quivering reddness. He conquered the broom thing quickly. We still had a few more months to deal with the man and the hat issue. My dad wore a hat and had a booming voice. If he walked into our house with the hat on, Toto would roll over on his back in total submission and wet in the air (even if he had just had a potty break). Of course the pee landed back on Toto which required an immediate bath, which he did not like either....they made him smell un-MANLY. Daddy finally started leaving his hat in the car when he came to visit and he used his 'inside voice' around Toto. We were his first owners so these fears had to have been developed at the breeders. After about 6 months of age he became FEARLESS nothing was too big for him to tackle.... as you have read in previous posts. He was TNT on four short stubby legs.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Madi presents: Did you know.....Friday

Did you know this about North Carolina:

The Venus Fly Trap is native to Hampstead, NC
Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the Eastern US
Beech Mountain is Eastern American's highest town@ 5,506' above sea level
NC has 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size and 37,000 miles of fresh water streams
The North Carolina state Mammal
the Gray Squirrel
Obviously no Cat or Dog in North Carolina was consulted before this decision was made
to make this bushy tailed rodent the State Mammal

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Madi:Friday Friends & 100th blog day

Happy 100th blog Friday to everyone near and far. In June 2009 Mom and I not only to step outside our box, we took a giant leap into cyberspace of blogging. Mom will be the first person to say she is not a TECHIE. Somehow we (Madi sat on the floor cheering me on) managed to create a blog, and learn to download pictures.
At that time, Mom was not even sure she had one blog post in her. Here we are today at #100. Her efforts would not have matter without the support and encouragement of each and everyone who has visited to blog and written such nice comments each day. So we applaud all our blogging friends for the effort they put into their blog with each post. MADI and Mom

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For the dogs

Isn't this the cutest sign....Mom has a thing about signs and street names...

This sign is for a local dog boutique at Cameron Village Shopping Center in Raleigh.

I know I'm getting to be a softie letting Mom have so much cyber time...but that is just how I roll....some days I'm just not in a DIVA
Enjoy, Madi

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weird Wednesday Words

We would like to thank
for this idea.....Madi thought it was so funny she was 'ROFLOL'

(rolling in the floor laughing out loud)

Recently Lorenza's Mom posted some of the odd
words she was getting on the blog word verification.
She said normally her words were Spanish but lately they were
just odd. Mom thought it would be fun to keep a log
of the word verifications she got and
Well Lorenza ours are always odd here are some of our favorites:

Gablabb or Gab. labb this is a chatty Lab...aka Jack
Redion is it pronounced Re.dion or Red.ion we like both
Logrump (Mom loves this word too bad it isn't real)

Vines (a real word)
Abladshi (is it pronounced A.bald. shi)
Shotail is it pronounced Shot.ail or Sho.tail

Be sure to drop by to see Lorenza she is one fine looking dachshund.


Madi and Mom

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dachshund Chronicles: Just one more....Fig Newton

9/28/09: Another Toto story...we're a day late with it due to Mom discovering how to make videos over this past weekend.

Rewind to another decade...late 1970's.....
We're on another trip to Atlantic Beach, NC. On every trip we always stopped for a potty break at Neuse Sport's Shop in Kinston, NC. This particular time we humans had been snacking on Fig Newtons. When we stopped, I closed up the bag put them in the dashboard of the car. I got out with Toto while my husband and daughter went inside. It was early spring so when Toto finished checking and leaving pee mail, I put him in the car for a quick trip inside. As we exited Neuse Sports Shop, I could see our car. To my amazement Toto had some how stretched his very short body to reach the dashboard where the Fig Newtons were stashed. My husband is 5'11", the seat was as all the way back. This was a long stretch even for a dachshund. Toto saw me about the same time I saw him. He looked at me, then he looked at the Fig Newtons, then back at me. Finally took one last gobble of Fig Newtons as if to say, 'I see you but you aren't here yet so here I go'. We estimated he ate about 10 of the cookies before we got to the car. It was a deep dashboard. We still don't know exactly how he got to them. Anyone who is owned by a dachshund knows where there is a will there is a way. Thankfully we got to the beach and out of the car before Toto had a major case of the runs!!! Every time he had to go out he'd look at me pathetically as if to say, 'I know I messed up I'm so sorry....please help me'. Bless his little heart he had a rough few days.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Video Madi wants her supper NOW!!!!

This is Mom's 80 millionth video of the weekend...and should explain why I was pouting/ignorning her yesterday. The things I've put up with this eating...too dark and grainy, me rolling around on the floor not quite enough action, me bathing, still in the can to be loaded and now this one just is 4:30 time for my supper and once again Mom's is on the computer and I'm not happy. After playing this video you'll know what a Diva Island Princess sounds like when she is hungry.