Posted on January 11, 2010 by Dachshund Luke
I Thought Dachshunds Love Snow
Dachshund Luke thinks it is just cold rain
We all know that Dachshunds hate the rain but I had heard that they love the snow.
I was so excited this morning to see our Spanish village covered in a layer of beautiful snow. When Dachshund Luke emerged from under the blankets (2 hours after us) I grabbed the camera and we headed out of the door.
Dachshund Luke had done his happy dance to my magic words “Do you want to go for a walk” but skidded to a halt in our doorway looking annoyed with this cold white stuff that had invaded his driveway. Ok, I just thought he was unsure of what to do with the snow so scooped him up and marched outside.
I gently lowered him to the ground. He sniffed the snow, shivered and then lifted each foot as high as he could – which is only about 3 inches – then begged to be picked back up – by jumping at my leg leaving tiny wet cold patches on my jeans.
We tried this a few times but he was not amused.
He is now back inside and after wiggling on the sofa is happily snuggled back under the blankets in our bed.
Maybe I will try again later but I think Dachshund Luke is one of those Dachshunds that just thinks snow is cold rain.
Does your Dachshund like the snow?
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Posted on December 12, 2009 by Dachshund Luke
Posted on December 3, 2009 by Dachshund Luke
Dachshund Luke And Kitty Kat Find The Sun
Hunting down the sun in the winter
Dachshund owners know that their Dachshund is always somewhere close by. Therefore, it was an odd feeling when I stood up and realized I did not have a nine-pound Dachshund sleeping up my sweatshirt. Odd.
He was not under the blankets in bed either. Even odder. We had not lit the fire yet, so he was not snuggled on his cushion…
Umm, I knew he was not outside since it is too cold for him to spend any longer than necessary shivering in the garden. In a slight panic, I tried to remember the last time the front door had been opened. Is he wandering the streets of Spain, perhaps following a mule?
No such excitement for Dachshund Luke, you see the clouds had parted enough to let a ray of warm sun hit our open back door.
There he sat with Kitty Kat soaking up what little winter warm Spain could throw their way.
Dachshund Luke will do anything to find a bit of warmth – even forgo my sweatshirt to enjoy the sunshine.
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Posted on September 17, 2009 by Dachshund Luke
Does Your Dachshund Like The Cold Weather?
With their thin coat it is not suprising that Dachshunds feel the cold! Dachshund Luke is already shivering and he is in Spain. The temperature has only dropped a few degrees and already he is shivering and wants to spend his day either snuggled under blankets or secure and warm inside my sweatshirt.
So looks like I am going to spend from now until the end of winter with Dachshund Luke living inside my sweatshirt – does not make it so easy to move around the house, however his warm little body is comforting and keeps me snug too!
How does your Dachshund deal with the cold weather?
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Posted on July 19, 2009 by Dachshund Luke
Some of my non-Dachshund owner friends think that Dachshund Luke is a little spoilt – he would not agree and just puts it down to special needs.
Take toys for instance – as much as he likes the cheap fluffy toys it does not save me money in the end. Our little long dogs may be cute and cuddly however, they can chew and rip up toys in seconds. When it comes to jaws, they are power-shredding machines. I have spent $ (can not say the exact amount incase my husband is reading this) on toys for Dachshund Luke only to find fluffy pieces of it all over the sofa before I have even got to throw the label away.
So a warning to new Dachshund owners (or owners who are wondering why they now have a toy budget) you would be wise to ignore the little dog toys looking all cute hanging on the shelves at your local pet store and instead grab something designed for a bigger dog. Save the fluffy cheap toys for more delicate jaws.
Dachshund Luke would love to show you what he has in his house.
Dog toys and supplies that Dachshunds love
Click on the link above and take a peek – tell me if he is spoilt.
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Posted on May 19, 2009 by Dachshund Luke
Dachshund Luke uses dog steps
My special dog steps
I may have a long body but my legs (do not laugh) are only 3 inches long! Thats my legs and steps in this picture.
Yep, I only stand a few inches off the floor and to tell the truth, I do not really like the floor. I spend a lot of time on my human’s bed and the soft chairs but they are so high up.
Instead, I have my own special stairs – I am the only one allowed to use them.
I love my stairs because I do not have to wait to be picked-up – I am a little stubborn so waiting is not my thing.
I have a set of stairs by my human’s bed and a set that leads to the soft big cuddling chair in front of the fire. They are very portable so we even take them when I stay at friends houses.
I personally do not mind things getting dirty but my human is happy that she can take the cover off and wash it in the washing machine.
Dachshund Luke’s news flash.
Do not damage your Dachshunds back.
Dachshunds have very long backs – we are nearly a dog and a half in length – and we should not be jumping. We can damage our backs even if we are still young.
Many Dachshunds sadly get hurt very badly (or worse) from jumping down from things.
Please do everything you can to stop you Dachshund from jumping.
Dachshund Luke thinks all Dachshund’s need steps.
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