Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Well, yesterday, MOm found a baby bunny in the front garden, right next to the front porch. Taz went crazy, trying to get off the porch and chase it. Not until later, did Mom and Dad notice that it had made a burrow underneath the porch, almost directly underneath the spot where our water bowl is located. Taz got so excited, he got through the porch finials!!! If he were not leashed, we don;t know where he would have ended up- the bunny for sure would have been history.
Now he spends all of his time on the back of the couch, looking for the bunny and whining when he sees it.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Today, in 1778 , the Continental Army fought to a draw at the Battle of Monmouth. It was its own kind of victory.
MOM's ancestor Jacob Maple fought in this battle- He was with the Middlesex Milita. He moved to Pennsylvania, Maryland and finally Ohio, settling first in Jefferson County them Coshocton County. Mom is descended from his son William, thru his grandson Isaac, thru his great grandson Albert Gallup Maple who fought in the Civil War, thru his great great grandaughter Lida Maple Black, thru her son Albert Gain Black who fought in World War I, through his son Robert Gain Black, who is Mom's Dad.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Daisy is a 4 year old BLack and Tan piebald longhair, and Gunner is a red smooth one year old kisser. Their pictures are still up at DRNA so hurry for a look at these beauties.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thankfully his "operation" is on the 12th, as the weiner dog races in Kent, OH are on the 10th!!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
In even bigger news- the wedding of the year is fast approaching!!!! yes, the lad about town, Frankie Furter, will be joined in holy matrimony to those Canadian beauties Ruby and Penny. Now, we have lots of stuff to do- bachelor party for Frankie, bridal shower for hir girrrrls, and also their bachelorette party; their wedding gifts, etc.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Had to bark at the mailman twice, and took care of my guard duty responsibilities. The mailman brought THAI a get well card from Frankie Furter, but there was nothing for me. What's up with that?
Then we "went car" to take Thai to his therapy in Willowick, OH. Miss Pat loved me the best- I reminded her of a dachsie she once had. She showed Mom how to do Thai's accupressure on his rear legs and spine, and now she will be doing ours too every other day. Thai has to stay in his crate for the next two to three weeks, except for potty breaks and bed time. Miss Pat changed our diets- we now have to eat Wellness Grain Free and Nature's Variety Instinct. We are only allowed WEllness grain free treats, and NO GREENIES at all. No rawhides either. What will Frankie Furter say? Mom has a two months supply of them ( they were on sale last month and she stocked up) Guess Frankie is going to be getting a big surprise in the mail!!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Mom had to point out that under no circumstances is the front door to be opened without me being leashed- she thinks I might dash out or something. Guess I shouldn't have opened the screen door last night while on guard duty!!! Now Mom has to keep it locked.
I got to nap in the big crate and on lots of these big fluffy doggie pillows. Mom wanted to play Where's Taz, just like she played with Ginger when the new floors went in, but that is such a silly girls game.
I got to sleep in the Big Bed last night- I kept getting up, and left Mom some puddles and presents downstairs. Mom didn't even know I had gotten off the bed- I am super quiet, since I don't have any tags on my collar yet. I slept on Dad's pillow for a while, then Mom's then finally slept on the pillows at the foot of the bed. Everyone was nice to me, and Chip made sure I knew who was in cahrge. (He thinks it is him, but that will soon change)
Mom had to clean up after me when she got up this morning , and again when she got home from the pool. (She crated me in a small crate so I did not get crushed) We went outside when she got home, but I forgot to leave my presents and puddles outside again!!! Not to worry, Mom sure know how to clean those up, and fast too.
I think we are going to PetSmart tonight for a harness and a stronger leash, a brush for my gorgeous furs, and maybe some puddle pads. Ginger says that this is a big thing for Mom and Dad, and Mom always takes pictures. If she is as bad as she was yesterday, I have to get an agent and make her pay royalties.
This afternoon we are taking Thai to his massage therapy session. Mom doesn't want to leave us home alone, even crated, for that long. We have to go car for an hour and a half each way, and then there is the hour for the appointment.
Mom told me that I look just like Frankie Furter's girlfriend Ruby, a gorgeous long furred dachsie in Canada.
BATHS are in our future this weekend too!!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, Thai has his first session with the massage therapist at 3:30. He is doing better today, thanks to the steroids, but his right rear leg still slides out from under him. Crate rest, steroids and massage therapy.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The board of DRNA must decide the course of action concerning Thai's medical issues- ie, what will be done in light of his age and previous history. he will remain here with us for the foreseeable future, but is not adoptable since he does have these issues. He most likely will end up in a cart down the road, but he will live out his life in dignoty and with love.
Monday, June 14, 2010
National Flag Day 2010
Today is National Flag Day, where we honor not just a symbol of our nation but a symbol representing that which is the greatest gift endowed upon mankind by our Creator: Liberty.
Old Glory doesn’t just represent the United States of America. It is, for every man or woman who lives in bondage, under the jackboot of any tyrant or despot, a symbol and a beacon of hope for those who have never known and long for freedom.
The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Would anyone think it silly or otherwise if the Dachsies With Moxie sponsor a fundraiser for Thai's sister Sissy? She needs IVDD surgery and we all know how expensive that surgery can be. PLEASE email suggestions to MOM use HER email address trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com
Thai is having problems with his right rear leg again- Mom and Dad had to help him support himself when he got up from his nap an hour ago. Please keep Thai also in your prayers!!!! He goes to the VET tomorrow.
Taz arrives sometime on Thursday afternoon!!!! Then he gets to go to the VET!!!
Please keep Thai's furever family in your prayers this week!!!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The American flag flies on the moon, hurtling out in space on a gravity-less lunar surface, planted there by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It flew at Ft. McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s immortal “Star Spangled Banner”. It was raised at great peril on Mount Suribachi in 1945 on the godforsaken island of Iwo Jima. It sits atop Mount Everest, placed there by American mountaineer Jim Whittaker in May of 1963. When our Olympians stand victoriously on the podium, Old Glory is raised high above their heads. The flag is how America signs her name. The flag is the emblem of America’s collective character.
There’s a commotion going on about Wilder Productions adding a warning label on its reprints of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation and the Federalist Papers.
It reads, in part: “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”
Can someone please tell me why there must be a warning label on the only safeguard of our liberties? It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who is credited with saying that “the United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”
As Flag Day, which is celebrated each June 14th approaches, let us remember the poignant words of John F. Kennedy, who on October 27, 1963 said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”
As long as older gentlemen stand ramrod straight to salute Old Glory; as long a brave young men go to fight a war on distant soil so that the enemy doesn’t fight us in our homeland and until I am no more, I will stand guard over liberty. Will you join me?
The next time you catch a glimpse of the moon, remember, there’s a flag up there.
Sissy is on the back of the couch and Peanut is on the front of the couch in the first picture. Peanut is in the second and Snickers pictures are three and four.
The Daily Thai, Thursday Edition; also Frankie, Ruby and Penny's Wolf Pack ceremony- FRANKIE DON'T READ THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!!!!!
Last- we need to hunker down and start planning the bridal shower and gift registry for Ruby, Penny and Frankie. Any ideas where they should register? Also, one of the males needs to start thinking about Frankie's Wolf Pack party (better than a bachelor party) We need IDEAS for them, pronto!!!!! We are thinking that a lifetime supply of Greenies would ge great gift idea for the happy dachshund pack> Anyone else have ideas? Mom know we don't have a wedding date yet, but we need to be prepared for anything and everything (Mom was in the Army for four years and LOVES to plan stuff)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Good news- there will be a mini long furred red male joining the Dachsies With Moxie. No details as of yet, but he coming from Pennsylvania.
PeeeS- Thai's forever Mom is going to keep in touch with Mom and send lots of pictures and stuff like that AND WILL BE THROWING THAI HIS VERY OWN POOL PARTY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY ON 6 AUGUST 2010, WHEN HE WILL TURN 14!!!!! How can we top that here in the blogging world? We think that we should have all of our blogging friends send cards to us here in Ohio for Thai's big day and MOM will send them to Thai in Georgia. What do you think?
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
In even worse news, the duk duk egg has been broken open- no idea what happened, but the parents and uncle are no longer around. We suspect sabotage, and are afraid of what Baxter will say.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The baths took so much out of us that we have to take LONG naps to recover from the shock. We overheard the clean queen say that this was going to be a weekly event now that we have spring (not with all this rain)
Friday, June 4, 2010
'There is a lot of coverup for BP. They specifically informed us that they don't want these pictures of the dead animals. They know the ocean will wipe away most of the evidence. It's important to me that people know the truth about what's going on here,' the contractor said.
This is just one photograph taken by AP’s Charlie Riedel. There are others.
I have no words.
UPDATE: Here are some organizations that are dedicated to helping the marine life and seabirds affected by the BP oil disaster.
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Alabama Coastal Foundation
National Audubon Society
Save Our Seabirds
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
Oiled Wildlife Care Network"
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Mom saw these duk duks in our neighbors backyard this week. Two male and a female Mallard. Lots more live in the nearby lake. Today, we snuck up real close before Mom caught us. We think that at least tow of these are related to Baxter's duk duk, and that at least one of the males is the REAL DUK DUK. Then, in the backyard next to this one (our backyard opens up to three other backyards!!!), we found an egg- a new duk duk is on the way!!!
Today we are on guard duty- a trip to the library and post office are in the works, but Mom doesn't know that we know!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ginger had been to the parade in Northfield, Ohio last year, due to a fluke- Mom and Dad were at the laundromat and were stuck in the parking lot!!!! That parade was glorious- lots of candy thrown at the spectators by the people participating!! LOTS of other dogs too in attendance.
This year was Ginger's second parade and Thai and Chip's first. The day started with breakfast (Burger King, since it was a holiday). Then, Mom and Dad dressed in red white and blue, and loaded the car. When we saw the leashes, we thought that we were going for walkies we had a great time at the parade too- Dad set us up near the spring Grove cemetery entrance, which was the end point for the parade, right under an oak tree. We even behaved- Chip didn't bark too much at all of the people as they walked by.
Dad took pictures and Mom held us up, one at a time, to see the parade marching by. mom was crying too, she gets very emotional on this holiday.
THEN, when we got home, Dad barbecued, and WE HAD STEAK!!!! STEAK, just for US!!!!! There was steak for Mom and dad, plus a ham steak, so don't worry- they had good food too. Ginger explained that this is what we get to eat on Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. We think that we are going to LOVE summer!!!