Saturday, July 28, 2012

Look who is 4 today!

 While Blogville's world class athletes are competing today- (Swimming and nose art), the Governor of Blogville is celebrating her 4th birthday!  Happy Birthday Puddles! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

POTP ALERT!!!! Da Weenies of Florida need our help!

The human sister of Amber and Max is in the hospital-  PLEASE visit our friends at their blog and leave POTP


It was heaven to have Anna Rose back home- she shadowed WHN and slept on her pillow!  Dad has been calling to talk with her and she licks the phone and wags her tail when she hears his voice.  Now, if she would only eat her breakfast!  She wolfed down her kibbly bits and canned last night but turned her nose up this morning.  WHN thinks it is the Vetri Liver that she has to take so she is going to leave it out of her dinner tonight.  Does anyone know of any good renal diets that WHN can cook for Anna so she will eat?  She is drinking a bit more, but licking her chops too- maybe some subcutaneous fluids will be in her near future-= tomorrow! The fluid is Lactate of Ringers, a favorite of Dr Bracket from the show Emergency (which Dad loves and now he and Anna Rose will be watching it together!) She will be getting 10 ccs of the ringers each time she has the fluid- the bag holds 100 cc WHN is staying home today- no pool, since she needs some Dachsie With Moxie time- she is going to set up her sewing machine and get some embroidery done!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

She's Home!

Yes, the love of Max Da Odder Brudder's life, is safe and home!  Anna Rose is happy and her tail is wagging a mile a minute!  (Must be the chicken nuggets from BK- WHN cannot resist her big sad soulful eyes) WHN now knows how to administer subcutaneous fluids and Anna Rose will be receiving them every three days for the rest of her life. 

Wednesday- it's only Wednesday?

This has been a LONG week and it is only Wednesday!  Remember when we told you that Dad found us a house to rent?  Well, the owner went with someone else who had a terrible credit rating instead! (After putting the peeps through their paces of getting all the paperwork done in less than an hour on Monday!)  Then Dad looked at two more houses Monday night and found an even better one but now no word back, so tonight he and their realtor extraordinaire Kim are going to look at four more houses tonight.  Dad wants a huge basement- lots of room for trains and beer, and so he can hide Puddles when she gets into trouble.  ( A large basement means that BLogville will have its own clubhouse in the Midwest too!)

Then yesterday WHN had the rugs super dooper cleaned by Sears- and now we are banned from the upstairs and the den unless she is with us!  Guess she is afraid we might need to "mark" the occasion!   

Finally, WHN heard from the vet and Anna Rose's bloodwork was NOT good- her creatin and calcium levels are up too much so she rushed her to the vet for 24 hours of IV fluids to flush her kidneys before we move.  WHN will now be learning how to give them today so that Anna will be comfortable from now on- Anna Rose has not been in any pain as she was last year when this last occurred, but had been throwing up.  She will be coming home today around noonish.   WHN called to check on her last night and she had already improved- she was alert and watching what was going on while snoozing on her Daddy's bathrobe.  WHN didn't sleep a wink last night- no Anna Rose taking over her pillow and using her head as a head rest.  If anyone knows of a really good veterinarian in St Louis, please let WHN know!  Dad was shocked that his little angel got so sick so fast- hopefully it was due to the stress of the move and not due to her kidneys starting to get worse.  

Tasha would like to thank everyone in Blogville for the wonderful Gotcha Day wishes!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

GOTCHA DAY! Tasha the Queen of the Urban Jungle

practicing for the Olympics
 One year ago today, the DWM (Ginger, Chip and Thai) travelled to the wilds of SE Pennsylvania to pick up a foster dachsie.  Unfortunately, the one to be fostered was adopted, but another remained- one look at Dad and she started jumping for joy and barking to get her little paws on him.  Dad obliged by putting a leash on her collar, and she leapt into his arms and licked his face (obviously he had not washed his face properly and she recognized this).  On the four hour car ride back home, Tasha quickly settled in with the DWm, enjoying McDonald's nuggets and behaving like a spoiled royal.  22 hours later, WHN was forced by the Dynamic Duo (Dad and Tasha) to call DRNA and admit that she had failed as a foster again and that Tasha was going no where.  Tasha has, in this past year, brought great joy to our lives and has been of great comfort to WHN since Ginger and then Thai left for the Rainbow Bridge.  She and her spiritual twin, Miss Lily Belle, share their Aunt Cindy (Blogville's World's Greatest Quilter) graciously.  Tasha has become Queen of our hearts, the Queen of the Unstuffed Stuffed Squeaky toys (star pupil at the Field Dressing Academy run by Ernie, Frankie's little brother).  She is the
Queen of the Urban Jungle and the neighborhood has learned to fear her roar as she announced that she is awake each and every morning.  Last, but not least, she is the beloved sweetheart of Shiloh, from Team Beaglebratz, and is already planning her first trip to Kansas to see him (right after she figures out how to get back to her BFF, Miss Cindy!) Tasha, Happy Gotcha Day baby doll!!!

Christmas 2011

Father's Day 2012

REsting up from her field dressing home work

With her BFF Aunt Cindy

Aunt Cindy, hurry- WHN might catch us!

The Look

The Look, part deux

The DWM and their adoring slaves

Monday, July 23, 2012


Dad was busy, busy, busy this weekend.  Saturday he looked at 8 houses and found the perfect house to rent for us!  It has a dishwasher, which is what WHN wanted, and the basement is huge- has a laundry room and two largish store rooms- Dad gets to keep his train stuff in one while the rest of the stuff goes in the other (decorations and the like)  Then he has the rest of the basement for his layout!  It has three bedrooms and hardwood floors in every room, except the kitchen which has tile.  Dad has to buy WHN a washer and dryer, but that is ok with her. the yard is not fenced but we will be on a cul de sac so we aren't worried!  IF Dad can get the lease signed this week- he will move in next weekend- buy an Aero bed and an HD tv so he can watch cable, and a microwave so he can "cook"- then he will come back here to get us!

Anna Rose misses her Daddy terribly- she eats her meals, but turns her nose up at her bed time treats and then early in the morning starts to get sick- nothing usually comes up, but WHN is worried.  So off to the vet we will go this morning!  Tomorrow Sears comes to steam clean the rugs and then we get to wait!   

BTW- rumor has it that Puddles the Great will be on vacation this week- no blogging!  WE heard that she will be hanging out with Dad while her peeps are away- whatever will they do?

View from the street

front room, to the right of the front door

Charlton Heston; From My Cold Dead Hands. Long Version

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Dad is settling in very nicely in St Louis- he has been using the pool at night and his first day at work went great!  (We think that he is so happy because PUDDLES is there to help "inventory" the breweries with him!)  St Louis was very hot and muggy yesterday and he expects it to be so today!  He received a company car and says the traffic reminds him of New Jersey!  He loves the St Louis style pizza but misses us even more.  Anna Rose is lost without her Daddy and spends the day next to the front door, waiting for him to come home.  WHN went swimming yesterday and then finished painting the porch- today she has to contend with the third moving company, to get an estimate for Dad,  and mail Dad the GPS for his new car.  Then she is going to pack up the linen closet and the bathroom, before giving it a good scrub down!  WHN and Dad are probably going to rent a townhouse so our stuff can go straight there instead of going into storage while the house in Ohio sells.  Pray that it sells quickly! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meet Me In St Louis!

Well, they did it- cleared out the crawl space and dismantled the train layout (the latter took three days!)  Dad left this morning after Mass, and is now residing at the La Quinta Inns and Suites (the one with the pool) near the airport.  He is checked in and has already had a swim- next PIZZA! WHN is twitching right now- too much soda probably!  She spent the day (wasted, more likely) getting her new phone set up- her Blackberry gave up the ghost last night and Dad did not want her without a cell phone while he was out gallivanting with Puddles at the breweries in St. Louis.  WHN is now the proud owner of an iPhone!

Now she gets to clean the house from top to bottom while waiting for the movers!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For the Love of Thai, The Thai Master

October 2010

From our friends Alasandra, the Cats and a Dog
 The Thai Master is home- WHN brought his remains home on 2 July (which is Chips' birthday)  His paw print charm has been ordered and will probably be mailed to St Louis.  WHN decided to keep him with us always, so that he and Ginger are never separated.  We wanted to publish the last photos of His Majesty, the Thai Master, as well as the gorgeous tribute from Alasandra, the Cats and a Dog blog.  On 24 June 2012, the DWM attended the Medina, OH Rainbow Bridge Walk, in honor of Ginger.  The peeps were yellow shirts and WHN made photo holders (each peep was asked to wear a photo of their Rainbow Bridge angel).  Our bestest friend and Vet, Dr. Kelly Parker, was involved with this event and we got to see her off duty!  Also present was our other bestest friend, Miss Sandy, who works for Dr. Parker and lives right around the corner from us!  Deacon Joe from St Francis Xavier (our parish) blessed the furry ones and all of the DWM were blessed with holy water.  As you can see, His Majesty enjoyed himself.  We hope that you enjoy these photos of our tough guy.
WHN's fvorite photo of Thai 

Deacon Joe blessing the DWM

Anna Rose

Deacon Joe blessing the rest of the crowd


Deacon Joe and our bestest friend, Miss Sandy from the vet

The Thai Master enjoying himself

TNT- Thai and Tasha

Thai- 24 June 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

For Love of Blogville and Puddles, St Louis, MO Edition

Puddles Pawty Mobile, St Louis style

Puddles' new home away from home

Will this be enough beer for Puddles?
We the Dachsies With Moxie, would like to thank everyone in Blogville for their best wishes for our Dad and WHN as we get ready to move to St Louis, MO.  We apologize for having to bail on hosting our two Olympic events, but thankfully Corbin has agreed to handle one of them in our stead.  So, to make up for this breach of etiquette, we will be hosting the inaugural Blogville and Puddles- a-thon when we are settled in our new home-  (hopefully it won't take 87 years to sell our house in OH- plese pray for us that it doesn't)  First up- the location- the Anheuser Busch Welcome Center has already been reserved!  The Clydesdales have been put on notice and their welcome wagon is being readied for Blogville!  Last phot shows the beer factory- will this be enough Bud Light for our Governor?  Will we need to arrange for other factories to be available?  Next up, we need to find chandeliers!  The

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Thank you BLogville!  Yes, life for the DWM has been turned upside down and every which way the last couple of months!  We apologize for having to cancel our corporate sponsorship of two Olympic Events, BUTTT we will be making it up to each and every one of you! As Blogville knows, Puddles is our discerning leader when it comes to adult beverages, so as we will soon be living in St. Louis, the home of Anheuser Busch, maker of BUD LIGHT, we will be throwing a party to celebrate Blogville from their factory! (The company has been notified already that Puddles will be coming to "inspect") Yes, we the DWM are asking all of Blogville to meet us in St. Louis, date tbd, but come anyway!  Who wants to miss the opportunity to see Puddles "inspecting" a beer factory?  Not us!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


DAD GOT A JOB!  It is with Metro ST Louis, working as Supervisor of Signals for the Metro system( ie- the transit company and the subway system!)  His new boss wants him to start on 16 July so you know how WHN is- in her usual blithering state!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day- 236 Years young!

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
— John Hancock
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Thai Master is home

Yesterday afternoon, WHN brought home The Thai Master's ashes.  Dad got the call while the pack was working on their napping and WHN went by herself to bring her tough guy home for the final time.  As with Ginger, she also had  a pawprint done which will become a necklace charm, and a small envelope of his fur.  Thai is safe with Ginger oon WHN's bedroom dresser.  Miss marcia had asked if he could be buried at her farm and we agreed- that will probably occur next week.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy BIrthday!

26 September 2009- First Day with the DWM

WHN's favorite photo
Today is Chip's 11th birthday!  Happy Birthday big guy!