Friday, November 30, 2012

November Photo Challenge: Week 4 and Vet

     Hi, everyone! Dachshund Mommy here with week 4 of the November Photo a Day Challenge. I'm mostly happy with the week's photos, LOL! Which is your favorite?

     Nola goes to the vet today for her annual exam. It's a new vet (since we moved here in May), but my aunt's dog goes there and they're happy with them.
While we're there, I want to talk to the vet and ask if Nola might possibly have Luxating Patella (slipping kneecaps). When she runs full speed, she does this odd extra long step with her right back leg. Just the right one, and only when she runs at full speed. It doesn't happen every single time she runs, or in a pattern when it happens, but it's there (however faint it is). It's the same leg Nola sprained by falling off the bed when she was 4 months old. So if you could keep your paws and fingers crossed everything checks out it'd mean a lot to us!

Dachshund Mommy
PS. You like the new header?

Day 23: Black
Day 24: A sound you heard
Day 25: Sky
The pale blue of a FL sky at dusk is incomparable. 

Day 26: In the cupboard 
Day 27: Tree
Day 28: Vehicle 
It was piss pouring rain this day, which is my excuse for the crappy picture. :P

Day 29: Big
My big hearted little-dog-in-a-big-dog-suit. With a very crooked nose. So cute!


  1. Love your new header! Mom wants a Christmas present that looks just like that! :)

    Paws crossed for a good vet visit!

  2. Hope things go well at the vet! And we LOVE your new header!

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Lovely tree and we hope the vet visit goes well

    urban hounds

  4. From the mom - First, LOVE the new header - Nola could show up under our Christmas tree anytime. And of course that last picture of Nola is my fav then the Christmas tree then the pic of her collar. This a;sp caught my eye when you were talking about Nola's little elongated step. The Diva Shasta has a little thing also with a back leg where it is like a skip step - like she misses a step but I believe it is when she runs or trots. It doesn't slow her down any and as far as I know she never injured it. The leg also has a little tremor when she is at rest. I really need to have it checked out - especially since her and Shiloh are truly related and he has that IVDD.

    Sending lots of good thoughts for a good vet visit - paws and fingers crossed.

  5. Your new header is LOVELY. So full of sparkles!!!

  6. I freakin' LOVE your new header...perfect.
    Actually, I didn't even knows we doxis had kneecaps...hehehehe. I hope Nola will be okays.

    I loves da fir foto and of course da foto of Nola.


  7. The Vet! The Vet! Run Nola run... We sure will put all our paws together for you Nola, you can count on us.

    First we just gotta say your tree is ever so beautiful! How many Doxie themed ornaments are hanging on there? We bought a Charlie Brown tree at Wally World and it sits on the table top. But it's beautiful to us because we had some of Grandma's pretty bird ornaments to put on it. And of course, we had to buy a Doxie 2012 ornament too. But that's too heavy and might make the tree fall over so it's sitting under the tree.

    Of course your new header is lovely! It's a picture of YOU!!!! Mommy's still trying to figure out how to change ours around. (Dork)

    Now we all know that Day 29 is the bestest picture. That's because we LOVE you Nola girl.

    Hope you do well at the Vet's.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  8. LOVE the new header!

    Good luck at the vet- especially with the knee issue

  9. I have to go with Day 29: Big. I LOVE the new header, but I love all your headers.

  10. Great pictures!! I love the new header, it's very festive!!


  11. Well I am sending you a big hug cos you gotta go see the vet..i hate our vet with a captial H! Last week he shoved a pill down my throat instead of asking me to swallow mom hates him too but we live in redneck woods and there is only one vet around here your bow on your head was beautiful!!
    stella rose

  12. We like the crackling of the fire...

    Hope everything goes well at the vet's and there's nothing wrong.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella &Roxy

  13. We really like the new header. That bow on Nola's head is just so cute.
    Our favorite would have to be Day 29 coz it has Nola AND is christmasy. :)

  14. We like sound you heard this week.
    Good luck at the vets!
    Love the new Christmas header.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  15. I hope everything checks out ok at the vet. Chester does this weird skip sometimes when she runs but I just think it's a quirk. Sounds like what you are looking at might be more worrisome.

  16. Woof! Woof! Good luck at the vet. LOVE your blog header photo. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  17. I don't know Nola, wait to you see my header now! It's on steroids and Mommy doesn't know how to make "us" smaller. Tell your Mom we said thank you!

    We are thrilled that you did so well at the Vet's today! Whew, we was nervous there thinking you had a peg leg or something. Did the Dr. say anything about your leg at all? Of course we'd love you either way.

    Lily Belle & Muffin
    p.s. Muffin is still red and itchie. Mommy has to put in her evening drops shortly.

  18. We think we would like to receive a present like your header shows under our tree:) Very nice.

    We hope things go well at the vet for you and for Nola. Don't need any joint problems at all.

    All your photos are great, but you know we are partial to the last one:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. I love your new header! It's very bright and Christmassy!

  20. I hope you and little Nola bug got a good report at the vet!

  21. Day 24. I just love a wood burning fire! Fingers and paws crossed for Nola's vet visit. :)


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