Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm Going to The Beach And Happy Birthday Lily!

Hi everyone! I'm going to St. George Island, one of the most beautiful and dog friendly beaches in Florida.
Happy birthday to my Blogville BFF Lily Bell! Stop by and wish her a happy birthday at the Doxie life Of Lily Muffin and Their Humans!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Monday, January 30, 2012

Q and A

Hi everyone! Here is the A to the Q and A I posted on Thursday.

                                               Frankie Asks:
                         How are the puppies and their mommy doing?
The puppies and Boston are doing great! They're started eating puppy food and have had their first bath, their eyes and ears are open and they're walking (very unsteadily but still).
L to R: Charlotte, Vancouver and Dublin


                                                 Finn Asks:
             What's your craziest quality? What about you drives the peeps nutso?
Well, and I must be honest here, I'm damn near perfect BOL! BUT if you asked my crazy peeps, they'd probably say what drives them crazy is whenever they leave without me, I poop right in the middle of the walkway. What drives Mom crazy too is that I like to jump off the bed (yes I do have a ramp) and I land hard, Mom's paranoid about my back.

                                               Kitty+Coco ask:
                           Have you ever gotten hold of a squirrel?
Sadly no. I know I could, but we don't have a fenced yard so I go out on a leash.


                                       What Remains Now asks:
                     What are your dimensions? You look very petite.
Oh I am proud of my figure! I am 8lbs with a 11 and a half inch waist, 17 inch chest (heehee no wonder everyone was sure I'd get a Pawty date fast BOL) and am 28 inches from nose tip to tail tip.


                                               Mister asks:
              Have you or any of the other doggies been to their namesake cities?
Not yet! NOLA and and especially Boston are really far from us, but I don't know the peeps' excuse for not taking us to St. Augustine. It's right here in Florida and one of Mom's favorite FL cities!

                                           Tootsie asks:
    
What inner strength did you tap into to help you not eat that bacon bit in front of you? Any advice for a fellow Doxie, regarding stay?


Well Tootsie, I learned ''wait'' (not stay, still working on that) by Mom putting food in front of me, saying wait then if I moved to take it without her saying okay she'd grab it before I could. Then once I grasped that (only took a few minutes) she'd give me a better food reward then what I was resisting PLUS my favorite neck scratchies! So when I leave food I know I'll get a better treat and scratchies! Win win! Note: training a Doxie is very hard if you haven't started some form of learning and training between 8 and 16 weeks.

                                           My Blogville BFF Lily Belle asks:
   Why is it every time I visit your blog you are my beautiful then the day before?
Aw, Lily! You're such a sweetheart! I guess that's just one of my many many many many many many talents! Love ya!

Thank you everyone for all the greta questions! I think this will be a weekly event! So, ask away all week and I will answer everyone next Monday!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm BACK and Pawmetto Treats

Hi everyone!!!! OMD I missed you guys and I am BACK! The Comcast guy finally came to fix the internet and I gave him hell for depriving me of the net and my furiends.   CLEARLY he did not know who I am (the nerve of some people) and that you do NOT deprive ME of ANYTHING! I am not a cave dog, I live in modern times. I was so loud in telling him off Mom put me away in the bedroom (again, the nerve of some people).
ANYWAY, remember the My Peep is a Flake contest? For third place I got these super yummy treats from Pawmetto made of 100% freeze dried chicken liver. They are sooo  good, and I refuse to share with Boston and Auggie heehee. They're the perfect size for me and nothing to bother my allergies. There's quite a few in the bag, so a great value for such a high quality treat. When the arrived here they came with a sweet handwritten thank you note. Thanks to Frankie, Sarge and Road Dogs for hosting the contest and to Pawmetto for providing such a great prize!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
Pee.S You could win a yummy Three Dog Bakery cookbook! Hop over to Higgins' blog to find out how!
Enough pictures. Feed me!

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Sweetie's First Doula Birth

Hi everyone! Guess what? My grandma Sweetie just had her first Doula birth! Over the phone and the baby was born in a car on the side of the rode! Mom and baby are doing good but the mom has vet to deliver the placenta and Sweetie is on her way to them.
Dachshund Nola
P.S Still no Internet

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Comcast Is Mean

Hi everyone! Well, freaking Comcast is being a pain and we don't have Internet access today and I can't visit any of my furiends. Grrrr. I'll visit everyone tomorrow (Comcast allowing). In the mean time, I'm wanting to start a Q&A on my blog once a week, so you all get to know me better. So, ask any questions you have and I'll answer them tomorrow or Saturday.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Mr. Chewy.Com

Hi everyone! On Jan. 18th I was contacted by Brent, a rep for Mr. Chewy.com, asking I would like to a $50 coupon in exchange for my honest (never a problem for me, as I'm sure you know) review of the service. After debating on the legitimacy of it, I emailed him back saying I'd be happy to review.
Mr. Chewy.com is an online pet food retail company offering over 70  brands of dog and cat food, treats and supplies.
Their website was very user friendly, and offered so many products that my local PetSmart doesn't carry. Mom had a bit of an issue placing the order (now that she looks back, she sees it was entirely user error BOL) and emailed Brent several times asking for help. He responded within hours with patient suggestions and reassurances that he would get the issue fixed. After Mom (idiot BOL) figured out how to order, she placed it late Thursday night, Jan. 19th, and we received it today on Tuesday Jan. 24th. Fast! One of the things Mom and I loved most is the had SO many treats without corn and soy, it was like the website was made just for me!

We ordered:
Taste of the Wild Dry Cat Food (for kitty sister Saphira) 5lb
Healthy Bones treats, 8oz
Bil*Jac Little Jacs small dog training treats, 10oz (I can't find this size in PetSmart!)
Zuke's Mini Naturals, 6oz
Vitality Chicken Breast Strips, 5oz
Milk Bones, medium size 10lb (for our local shelter.)

The website had so much more to offer then local stores, and had so many treats that were safe for me to eat! A much better value than my local stores, and I would defiantly use them again.  I am 99% satisfied with their products, service and shipping. Only 3 issues for me: some of the treats for cats were in the dog section (and vise versa), a few products were out of stock, and the big box of Milk Bones was slightly dusty. Other then that, website was easy to navigate, costumer service was superb, shipping was fast and nothing was dented or torn. Thank you Mr. Chewy for this great offer, it was a pleasure! I would recommend this to all my Blogville furiends, especially those of us with allergies.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
Just enough packaging to keep things from being damaged, making it more eco friendly!

Kitty Sister Saphira loves her new food! Isn't she so pretty

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bath Time. Again

Hi everyone! I played in the mud around our neighborhood pond and Mom claimed I needed a bath if I wanted to sleep in her my bed. Is she crazy?! I'm a hound dog, I need to get dirty! I also got my teeth and fur brush. I don't mind that though; tooth paste is yummy and brushing feels good.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
The Reluctantly Clean Dachshund Nola

Oohh yummy!



"What did I ever do to you? Okay, there was that time I ate your favorite panties, and the time I chewed your shoes and the time I peed on the couch because I was mad you left me at home but none of that justifies such extremes!"

If I look cute will you let me stay dirty?

Guess not.




Really woman? A bath now this?

I can't even look at you

Give. Me. The. Dog damn. Treat!

I'll be in touch with the ASPCA about this.


All this to keep a girl clean?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Award!

Hi everyone! I received the One Lovely Blog Award from my very good friend Scrappy! Thank you so much Scrappy!


I love this award because its purpose is simply to recognize the efforts of fellow bloggers and to let them know that their work is appreciated. 
I give this award to:
Thank you again Scrappy!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Black and White Sunday

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Food Day

Hi everyone! This week's food has:

3 whole carrots, cut small
4 cups turkey meat cut small
1 can peas
1/4 head of broccoli, grown in our garden
3 1/2 oats
1 tsp mint flakes
A pinch of salt
1 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 TBS organic ground flaxseed
2 TBS brewers yeast
It made 13-14 cups of food. Yummy!
Dachshund Nola

And The Winner Is...

None of them! The votes for new header picture #1 and #2 were even, so Mom used this picture she took yesterday for my header. She saw the idea on Pinterest (yes, that is sadly Mom's new addiction) and after making it B&W, voila! What do you think of it?
Dachshund Nola

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vote For My New Header

Hi everyone! To mix things up a bit, I'm going be changing my header picture and I want you to help me choose! Tell me why you like whichever picture you voted for, and you'll see whichever picture is my new header tomorrow. On a very sad note, please stop by Sagira's Blog, her mom just lost her dad (Sagira's grandpa) and they need the Power of The Paw. 
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


Choice # 1

Choice # 2

Choice # 3
Choice # 4

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mom's New Camera

Hi everyone! Before we start, please keep your paws (or tails like Wordless Wednesday) crossed for Lily from Two French Bulldogs and Ernie, Frankie's new puppy. Ernie had his big boy surgery and had a bump of unknown causes removed. Lily had knee surgery yesterday, and her brother Benny is worried.
So remember the Nikon D3100 Mom got for Christmas? Here are some of the pictures.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola