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

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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

 

 

 

 

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