Thursday, December 14, 2017

Picture Poem Challenge

Today is our very first Poem inspired by a Photo
Mom is such a rebel she decided to use one of our pics instead of the most interesting one
B. B. Teddy and Angel Sammy provided

So we thought we'd share a little ditty about Toto, the Mighty Mini Dachshund
the very first family pet here.  
Toto came to live with the peeps and human sissy when Sissy was a wee lassie of 3.
 That was 43 years ago and the peeps are still talking about
Toto, his antics and how much fun and adventure he added to the family.
Mom says he had 9 lives like a cat.  Oh if you knew the things he did to use up all 9 lives.

In (19) '74 our world was rocked when in
the door Toto marched.
His statue was tiny, his attitude was mighty.
His first night was rough, he missed the other pups.
His tiny body could nearly fit in a cup.
In no time at all we became a family owned by this mighty mini.
 His back was long, his legs were short. He was vertically
challenged , did he care we think NOT. He was born with 'tude it was clear.
Nothing or no one was too big to rule.
His bark made such a rumble when to the door he ran
visitors were sure a Dane they would see.
No one believed their eyes when a Mini Dachshund before 
their eyes appeared. 

To insist he potty in the rain was met with Dachshund disdain.
He would run with Mach-Dach speed to hide as soon as a drop
of rain touched his nose. 
True to his breed snow he did love the colder the better.
He would run and run jump with glee. 
Often all one could see was his *periscope nose popping up 
thru the snow.
He made his own tunnels by pushing thru with his head. 
Finally he would tire. It was time for a nap.
In his dreams his wee legs would run.
I'm sure he was on a heady adventure all tucked in his bed.

Note: * when he was about 6 we had 18" of snow in a 24 hour period.
This was the most snow we had ever had since he joined the family
Very unusual for NC.  We cleaned off the porch hoping to 
get him to potty there. BUT no as soon as the door opened 
he leaped off the porch belly plopping right in the snow.
He sunk about 6" and took off running through the snow.
He looked like a snow plow.  Every so often he would
jump up as if to get air...all you could see was the tip of his black nose.


  1. We love hearing about Toto and that was a wonderful poem. Bertie and I once met a Dachshund with the deep rumble for a bark. Bertie by contrast has a high pitched and, dare I say, rather effeminate (and piercing) bark. But don't let him know I told you that! Cheers, Gail.

  2. that is a cute poem!!! and I'm with the mighty mini dachshund Toto... rain is a no-go... and specially a no-go potty ;o)))

  3. What a big personality Toto had! That was a great poem, and I feel like I got to know quite a bit about him.

  4. Hari OM
    Well, I am glad mum decided to rebel - this was a grrrrreat offering for the day! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. It sounds like Toto did things HIS way! We loved your poem, Madi!

  6. That was such a good poem and Toto sure sounds like such a character and one that so enjoyed life to the fullest. You all have a super nice day.

  7. Toto was a mighty Dachshund. I bet he was a lot of fun and sissy loved him with all her heart.

  8. Awww, great memories of Toto! He sounds like our Dutchie Doxie. She loved the snow too. Fun descriptive poem about Toto! Dachshunds are mighty!

  9. Oh what a fun poem! Toto sounds like quite the character. My Mom and Dad had a miniature long-haired dachshund a long time ago - he had more personality than any human I'd ever met....he also was such a lovebug. Thanks for joining in Angel Sammy's Photo Poem challenge!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

  10. He was pretty brave! I love the snow, but not if it's over my head.

  11. Toto was a cutie. That was an excellent poem paying tribute to him. XO

  12. That was a terrific poem and fun tribute to Toto pretty Madi!

  13. LOVED your poem and learning about Toto and that story you told about him in the snow was too funny! He was braver than Dakota is! Dakota doesn't like deep snow! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  14. Fantastic poem. Toto sounds like a typical dachsie. They are always characters.

  15. Wonderful fun memories of Toto
    Hazel & Mabel

  16. Sounds like a fun kinda guy! You had THAT much snow? We are shocked! We are supposed to get a few inches of snow on Saturday.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Toto sounds like such a character. Thanks for sharing your memories.

  18. That Toto was a dog we could surely have loved if he loved snow that much!!! We really enjoyed your poem - very well done AND very interesting.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. What a great poem. It's funny that Toto liked the snow but hated rain. He must have moved fast enough in the snow that it didn't melt on him.

  20. Toto is very cute and sounds very special. He deserves this wonderful, extraordinary poem.

  21. "To insist he potty in the rain was met with Dachshund disdain." *cough, cough* CHRIS, does that sound familiar?

    Hehe, gotta go!

  22. Toto was quite the character! We woulda liked to seen him plowing in the snow.

  23. TeeHeeHee...That Toto sounds like a very fun guy!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  24. OMD, I would have LOOOOOOVED him!!!! I bets he was a total blast...and I bets he would have looooved margaritas and cheetos!
    Ruby ♥

  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE the poem about ToTo and I have to say...Growing up in Alberta, we had a TON of snow. We had a dog that would do what ToTo did! Dad called it "dolphining" as she would sink below the snow and them leap up and sing and leap!
    Thanks for the wonderful memory and sharing yours! I would have LOVED to have met him!
    Love Barb

  26. What a fun poem! It would have been cool to have a video of Toto running through the snow!!

    Hugs, your guy Raz andThe Florida Furkids

  27. That image makes me laugh! Short dogs and cats have a hard time hopping and bopping through the snow but they seem to love it.


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