Thought we could all do with a laugh so here are a few funny Dachshund videos.
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.
My husband and I love Dachshunds. 7 years ago we rescued little Luke from an awful puppy mill in Florida. We both fell in love with this funny sausage dog that still makes us and others laugh daily.
We fully support the Dachshund Rescue groups and all the work they do in finding loving homes for Dachshunds. We spent a few wonderfully fulfilling years as foster parents for D.A.R.E. (Dachshund Adoption, Rescue, and Education) and would recommend it to anyone.
Unable to foster now I have decided to give a portion of the profit from my book to support D.A.R.E. www.daretorescue.com
I invite you to look at my new book ‘Dachshund Luke goes to Spain’
This stunning little book contains over 70 color photos of Luke and his travels. It follows the true story of Dachshund Luke as he leaves his home in Florida with his humans to start a new life in Spain. He enjoys exploring his new village in the mountains until he starts to miss his Florida friends. When a little kitten arrives in his home, he is very puzzled by his emotions of jealousy but soon learns how to share and finds a loving new friend.
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Surprised that I can still move after my 13 mile hike yesterday, I decided to give myself the luxury of surfing the net without that nagging guilty feeling. You know the one telling us that we should be doing something more constructive with our time. So sipping coffee I float from page to page, blog to blog like a TV addict who’s just got cable.
Not able to stick to one subject I am all over the place, subject jumping with no fixed agenda. My brain is starting to frazzle, neurons jumping and zapping in the wrong places due to a combination of information overload and caffeine. I have so many pages open yet I can’t find the link to the site I wanted to go back to and actually read. I have to let it go, I will never find that site again, so deeply imbedded in my searches, links and clicks it will remain unread by me. Deep breaths, try to calm down and not click anything for a second or two.
Brain still racing I drag my eyes away from my screen of many bright pages and what do I see? Two deep pools of brown eyes at the end of a long but low body staring at me as if I were a god. His little skinny pig like tail starts to wag. Already I can feel the slowing of my spinning brain cogs as I bend down and stroke my little Dachshund Luke. His bum is now in full wag and wiggle mode and he stretches up my old wooden chair with the desire to be picked up. How can I resist? Up he comes to join me in front of the bright screen. He soon starts to dig at the ribbing of my sweat shirt and then disappears under and settles down with a snort. It is his favorite place to be, snuggled under anything warm and cozy. This funny loving little creature is bringing a smile to my lips and a soothing to the brain. The warmth from his body seeps to my skin calming me down. Now I can focus, I go back to searching on-line for all things beautiful, fun and amazing. When I feel the overload creeping on I just have to pet little Luke and know all can be calm in my world.
Soon it will be time for some ball throw, find and fetch and then a walk along the river. Not too far for he only has little legs.
Thanks Luke for reminding me that life should be enjoyed and lived in the moment not lost in links and clicks.