Dachshund Luke And Kitty Kat Find The Sun

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.

Dachshund dog steps

 

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. 

Book – Dachshund Luke goes to Spain

Book – Dachshund Luke goes to Spain

Introducing Dachshund Luke goes to Spain by Karen Larson. 

I own a little red Dachshund called Luke. He is so funny, happy, and a loving little boy, he means the world to me.

When my husband and I decided to spend some time in Spain, we of course took Luke with us from Florida. We are all currently staying in a little Spanish village with time to reflect and get to know some of the locals including the group of English ex-pats and their families. It dawned on me how strange it must have been for some of the children to leave behind their friends. This got my brain churning and thinking how Luke has just made this big trip and also left behind his two Dachshund best friends Dottie and Sara. After an intense learning curve I wrote and self published, a book called Dachshund Luke goes to Spain. This is written through the eyes of Dachshund Luke and is packed with color photo’s.

 A true story written through the eyes of one lovable Dachshund called Luke. 

Luke was happily living with his humans in Florida and enjoying his Dachshund friends Dotty and Sara. One day he noticed things were missing from his home and strange boxes were appearing.

This book follows Dachshund Luke from Florida, his first time on a plane and his experiences in a new country without his friends. A place where he does not understand what the other humans are saying and mules are a common form of transport. At first, he enjoys the new smells but after awhile he starts to feel lonely and misses his friends. When his humans bring home a new kitten he does not understand this new feeling of jealousy and starts to misbehave.

How does Dachshund Luke cope with a new kitten and his new surroundings?
Find out more in this wonderful book.

preview the first 15 pages and purchase Dachshund Luke goes to Spain 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/638901

 Interested in learning about self publishing?

This is a fantastic guide Click Here For Details

A portion of profits from this book goes to support
D.A.R.E Dachshund Adoption, Rescue, and Education.
http://daretorescue.com

 

Dachshund Luke AKA Perro Salchicha 

   Hi its my turn                                                      

Hello everyone, this is Dachshund Luke.

Wow, I have my own blog and now a squidoo lens http://www.squidoo.com/dachshund_Luke
That is enough to get my tail wagging.

I am a little red Dachshund with 3-inch legs, and weigh 9 lbs on a good day.
My name is Luke, also known as Bubba Lou and stop barking.

I am currently living in Spain with my humans and a cat called Kitty Kat. To my surprise, I found out that kittens grow bigger than me and have magic claws.

In Florida, I was a sausage dog however, in Spain, I am now a perro salchicha – I love perro, don’t you think it sounds better than dog?

I love my humans and I know they love me because they cuddle and play with me every day. I love to make them laugh because it makes my tail waggle and wiggle.

I have recently taught my humans how to play hide-n-seek. I hide the ball in corners or under the sofa and they have to find it. I point to it with my nose. If they don’t notice that I am playing then I bark, they don’t like that as much. I am better at finding than my humans, that’s because I am a hound dog.

Dachshund lovers thank you for looking at my book. 

That is me on the cover!

I fully support the Dachshund Rescue groups and all the work they do in finding loving homes for Dachshunds. I spent a few wonderfully fulfilling years forstering Dachshund’s for D.A.R.E. and would recommend it to anyone. http://www.squidoo.com/Foster-Dachshunds

Tips on getting your Dachshunds cage ready for plane.

Pimp your Dachshunds cage. 

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Tips on getting your Dachshund’s crate ready to go on a plane. 

When you fill out the forms and hand over your dog to the Pet Cargo department, he begins a journey without you to monitor him, similar to your luggage.

Luggage not arriving is an inconvenience; you file a complaint and let off a bit of steam at the lost luggage office, buy a new set of underwear and a toothbrush and hope that it magically appears at your hotel before the end of your vacation.

Your dog not arriving is unforgivable and stressful to say the least.

When he transferred between the warehouse, cargo, and plane, you want everyone to remember his crate. The more it stands out from the other crates the better.

more….. click here for Tips on how to prepare your Dachshund’s crate for a flight

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How to measure Dachshund for a cage

How to Measure your dog for a crate or cage
 
Measuring a Dachshund

Measuring a Dachshund

Measure your dog.

 The airline cannot only refuse to take your dog on the flight for not having the correct crate but also if it is the wrong size.

We were surprised after measuring Luke that due to his long back he needed a larger cage than we would have purchased.

Please click on the link below for Step By Step instructions on:

How To Measure A Dachshund For A Travel Crate

How To Prepare A Dachshunds Crate For A Flight

 Flying With A Dachshund Make Sure They Get On The Flight

 And lots more Dachshund information @ www.dachshundluke.com

 

Dachshund airline cage

Dachshund Luke in his cage
Dachshund Luke in his cage

If you are planning to take your dog with you to another country, he is going to need a cage/crate. He will also have to go in the hold of the plane.

Let us face it many Dachshund’s owners tend to let their little ones sleep in bed with them. They love to burrow under the blankets, keep you warm and do not take up much room. He had a little soft blue cat bed that he liked to drag around the house and that is what he holed up in when we went out. Luke was never crate trained. In hindsight, he should have been however now the time had come. 

We recently flew from America to Spain with Dachshund Luke and decided to fly with Continental Airlines; of course, Luke was going on the same flight.

Important: Not any cage/crate will do.

Check with the airline for all special crate requirements – some have additional requirements.

Find an airline approved crate supplier and make sure they meet airline requirements.

We used the ‘Petmate sky kennel’ with the additional raised floor and dry mats. This came complete with two food bowls and met all the requirements for Continental Airlines.

Dachshund approved Crates and toys available at –

Dog toys and supplies that Dachshunds Love

Clicking on the links below take you to www.dachshundluke.com 

Dachshund Luke’s new site.

 

 

How To Measure A Dachshund For A Travel Crate

How To Prepare A Dachshund’s Crate For A Flight – You Want The Staff To Remember It

Flying With A Dachshund Make Sure They Get On The Flight

 

 

 

 

www.dachshundluke.wordpress.com

Run with the wind

Run with the wind

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I totally needed to take a break from my addiction of surfing. Not the energetic get wet type but the sit on my bottom looking at other people’s online life. Although Dachshund Luke is more than happy for me to stuff him up my jumper so he can take a nap and more than patient with me while I check my email, facebook, blogs, other peoples blogs, clicking away into the unknown, there comes a time in the day that I need to get up. Not just into the kitchen for another cup of tea, but really get up. 

Again, Luke saves me from this clicking madness and unfolds himself from the warm of my sweater, stretching his long body he gives me that look. Dog owners know it. It is that time for a walk look. I peel myself off and out of my computer chair refreshing my email, one last time and tear myself away from my glowing screen. Luke is right we need to get out of here for a while. 

Once out on the dusty river road I ponder why we do not spend more time outside. It is stunning, wonderful snow capped (yep still snow) mountains poking into blue skies. Paths in all directions, taking you along the river or up into the mountain, miles of tracks surrounded by blooming spring flowers and hardly a human in sight. They beckon but not for today. Luke’s little legs and his desire to sniff every blade of Mule and goat trodden grass makes it hard for him to go on long walks. 

It is windy today so his ears are flapping. He seems to love it when it is windy and likes to run with the wind. Really wish I could let him run free however; he just has no road sense. Even though not many cars pass along these tracks, you do get the occasional car transporting the locals to their plots of vegetables and Luke being so short is nearly unnoticeable among the ruts in the ground. He also has a habit of walking along nicely until he wants to go home. Then he shoots ahead, little legs kicking up dust and suddenly becomes deaf to all his commands.

Have you ever tried to catch up with a running Dachshund?

No, well let me tell you they may have little legs but they can boogie. So much to the amazement of the locals who rarely allow their dogs in the house let alone ever purchase a lead for it, Luke walks along happily and safely attached to his expanding lead.

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