Thursday, September 27, 2012

September Photo Challenge: Week 3

     Hi, everyone! Dachshund Mommy here with week 3 of the September Photo A Day Challenge. I'm mostly happy with this week's, but there's definitely some room for improvement ;). Which of these is your favorite?
Hugs,
Dachshund Mommy

Day 15: First thing you see
The first things I see (while taking pictures, life in general) is beauty. Doesn't have to be typical beauty like the rose above; to me, a pile of trash can look beautiful if you capture it right. 


Day 16: Strange

Day 17: In my fridge

Day 18: Price
Day 19: Underneath 

Day 20: Man made
Day 21: Sometimes
Little miss gets very annoyed with me snapping pics of her.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Pet Elegance

     Hi, everyone! Today I'm doing a review for the pawsome Etsy shop Pet Elegance, specifically this tag for my minion/sister Boston.
     From the shop:

We make fun and unique pet id tags for dogs and cats. All of our items are made in Seattle, WA. We have been in business for 11 years and are excited to be part of Etsy.com! Thank you for browsing our store!

Our pet id tags are made with our exclusive double sided bezels that are filled with a pattern and then resin. From rhinestones to polka dots, we have over 100 designs of pet id tags to choose from.
    Boston and I really like this tag! It's super cute and the perfect size. The shop has TONS of different options for any pup or kitteh, from punk to preppy to hippie to military and everything in between, all for a good price. Boston's tag is perfect for her, expressing her bubbly and friendly personality but not being huge around her neck. 

Pros:
Cute!
Tons of designs and colors
Sizes for both big and small pups/kittehs
The color's stayed vivid
Unique
Fast shipping
Good prices

Cons:
It's showing a few scuff marks, but it's worn 24/7 along with B's rabies and HomeAgain tags.
     Overall, this tag is adorable and we give them 2 paws up and 3 and a half stars. Head over there and check it out, and tell em Nola sent you!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
When it first got here


About 3 weeks later

Just us girls

I want EVERYONE to know her place

Monday, September 24, 2012

4 Doxies: Personality and Accents

     Hi, everyone! Today I'm gonna tell y'all some things about ME and my minions that you probably don't know (and if you do, you're a stalker...just kidding). First off, a short description of our personalities, so you can get to know us a bit better.



Beautiful ME

Nola: I'm the fun and playful one! I like to learn and to train, but I get bored with things quickly. I'm definitely the smartest of the bunch! 
I'm picky about the people I like- if I don't like you, I hate you and if I like you, I'm a friend for life. I'm the camera ham (obviously). I'm glued to Mom's side 24/7. 
Dachshund Mommy: Nola is one of the most dramatic dogs I have ever met. She refuses to admit to this, but it's true. 
People say I'm the brat and the bully, stealing food and toys (that I don't even want) from the others and getting jealous when the spotlight's on someone else, but really I just know my place as head bitch and hate when that status is messed with. The seven words that best describe me are: 
funny
smart
sensitive
vindictive 
loving
feisty
dramatic


Auggie


Augustine: He's the protector (read: my bodyguard) and the lover of the bunch. He's dense and clumsy, but has an incredible sense of smell and is a good hunter. He loves lizards.
He's the most tolerant, but is also the least friendly with strangers. He's a complete and utter chow hound. Doesn't matter what kind of food it is, he'll eat it (unless it's citrus).
He hates to see us girls fight (mainly, it's Boston and I having a go at each other) and will push us apart till we stop fighting.
He has the memory of a goldfish! The seven words that best describe him are:
stupid
loving
hungry
scatterbrained
protective
happy
tolerant 



Boston

Boston: She's the worrier of the group, and gets freaked out easily. She's the social butterfly, both with people and other dogs. She can be very demanding when she wants attention.
She's a very "soft" dog, and is highly sensitive to tone and stance. 
She's not food motivated, at all. She doesn't care for training, and would rather be in your lap. 
She's tennis ball crazed, which has earned her the affectionate nickname of "Ball Whore".
She has a hard time keeping weight on her. That's where her other nickname, Skinny Bitch" comes from.
The seven words that best describe her are:
clingy
worried
skinny
friendly
temperamental
kissy 


Phoenix 


Phoenix: Ah, Phee. She's very sweet, but is even dumber than Auggie. She's the gullible little sister, and a complete tag along.
She's food CRAZED!! Mealtime is the highlight of her day.
She adores Auggie, despite his complete indifference to her. She bit him on the boy bits once, I can't blame him for not wanting to be near her.
The seven words that best describe her are:
dim
cuddly
hungry
clingy
gullible
little
sister


     Now, this is a bit weird, but it's part of who were are so you'll just have to deal with it ;). We have accents. When the peeps make us "say" something, it's in a certain voice depending one who's "talking". They are as follows:

Nola: The Glee actress Lea Michelle. This is spot on.
Auggie: Auggie's voice is that of a very posh British man, with a perverted drawl for good measure.
Boston: Boston is Mrs Pots, from Beauty and the Beast.
Phoenix: Phee has the squeaky, slightly irritating voice of Minnie Mouse.

     Pretty weird huh? I know, it's great!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Friday, September 21, 2012

Just Us Girls and Happy Pip Day!

Nola

Boston

Phoenix 
Props to whoever knew who was who without the captions! BOL
Happy Pip Day! Love ya, my cutie little furiend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Photo Challenge: Week Two

     Hi, everyone! Dachshund Mommy here with week two of The September Photo A Day Challenge. I'm pretty happy with this week's photos, days 8 and 10 in particular.
Which of these is your favorite?
Hugs,
Dachshund Mommy
Nikon D3100, 18-55mm lens

Day 8: At night
I really, really like this picture.
Day 9: Something you do most weekends
This actually isn't something I do on weekends a lot, but I was sick that day.


Day 10: Black+White
Black+white= grey. Love this picture.


Day 11: Hero
This was taken with my iPhone 3s, because the memory card for my camera was broken. I didn't realize just how naked I feel without my camera till then ;)

Day 12: Together
Day 13: Table


Day 14: Favorite
Nola LOVES yogurt cups. She guards them like this, it's sooo cute!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Davir Dog Design

      Hi, everyone! Today I'm doing a review for the Etsy shop Davir Dog Design, specifically a car seatbelt strap . So let's get to it!

       From the shop:
The "davir dog design" was created because I was bored with customary and unimaginative dog accessories available in shops.
All items are designed and handmade by me. Please check back often because I upload novelties continuously.

My dog accessories are earth friendly, sturdy, durable and of course, dog tested. All of them washable by hand or in the washing machine on the cold gentle cycle.
Please let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to make custom sizes.

You can also find davir dog design and more informations here:
www.davirdogdesign.blogspot.com

     On the specific product:  Black and white polka-dotted XS / S dog seat belt for safety travelling by car. This one is a fashionable, black&white polka-dotted version of safety belt.

This safety belt is 3/4 inch (2 cm) wide and adjustable: the length could be adjust from 10-14 inch (25 cm–35 cm) and it's very simple to use. 
It is attached to the safety belt with a very strong heavy duty oval hook with screw lock. The safety belt allows the dog moving as much as needed and fastens him/her safely at the same time.

It's easy to clean: washable, in the washing machine on the cold gentle cycle.

It's available in 1,2 inch (3 cm) width and other lengths, too. Matching accessories (collar, leash, harness) are also available. Please visit other sections in my shop or send me a convo.


IMPORTANT! Please do not use this safety belt with collar! It MUST be used ONLY with harness. Never allowed to tie up a dog in the car with a simple collar, because she/he might got critical injuries! Even the most simple harness is much more acceptable than a collar. But even better if we use a special travelling harness designed for this purpose. Travelling harnesses are also available in my shop. Please check them in the "Travelling accessories" section.
 

     NEVER EVER EVER have you dog on a collar while strapped into the car!!!!!!!! Always, always, use a harness.

     Once Mom figured out just how to use the seatbelt (she's a little...special), we really liked it! It's absolutely adorable (a must when you're as gawjussly fashionable as I am), very sturdy, was the perfect length (that's next to impossible to find with a build like mine) and quickly and easily detaches from the car's seatbelt. I could move around enough to look out the window, sit, stand and lay down, but I wasn't going all over the car and onto the floor or into the driver's lap.

     Side note: I have NO idea why the words look funny, kinda smushed. Blogger doesn't like me. Maybe it just looks like this while I'm writing it?


PROS: 
Adorable!
Very sturdy
Perfect length 
Small enough to just throw in Mom's bag when we leave
Lets me move but keeps me in place enough to stay safe
Decent price
Easy to slip on and off the car's seatbelt


CONS:
Didn't come with directions. Mom had to look at the shop to get it.
The adjustment part is really hard to move

     Overall, we give the seatbelt strap 3 out of 4 paws! Hop over to the shop, and tell em 
Nola sent ya!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Disclaimer: I was given the product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.






Huh. Totally didn't notice the muddy paw prints till I saw this picture. 

We're going for a ride?






I'm too damn cute for words.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Award, Botanical Gardens and One Drunk Pup

      Hi, everyone! I have several things to show y'all today, so let's get to it.
First off, my pawsome furiend Garth Riley has bestowed the prestigious Addictive Blogger Award! Thanks so much, Garth!






     The rules of this award are:

  1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to them.
  2. Tell you how I started my blog and why I blog.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
     I started by blog when I was just a little puppy of five months old (BTW, I'll be TWO YEARS OLD in about 3 weeks!!! OMD) to document my crazy self and crazy life, and to get the stardom I so rightly deserve.
I blog now for those same reasons, but now I have all of you! I share my crazy thoughts and opinions, training, photography, home feeding, vet care and the general whirlwind of everyday life as a crazy, fun loving Doxie. Blogging is such an outlet for my bouncy self, and a creative outlet for Mom. I love blogging so much, and don't see myself stopping anytime soon. Guess you're stuck with me ;).

     I nominate the following blogs for the Addictive Blogger Award:

  1. Sasha the Lovable Shih Tzu  (and people think Dachshund is hard to spell! BOL)
  2. Ruby the Airedale
  3. Jazzi's World 
  4. Simpatico 
  5. Big Stinky Dog
  6. Finn
  7. Stewy Unscene 
  8. Urban Hounds
  9. Sagira's Agility Adventures
  10. Da Weenies of Florida 
     Thanks again, Garth!

      Second thing, we went to the botanical gardens in Dothan AL this weekend! It was really pretty, and we had fun till Mom got too hot and hungry to stay any longer, BOL! We did some recall work too, and I was perfectly behaved. We went to PetsMart after, for treats. I weigh 8lbs, 9ozs.
Mom loved the rose garden best


Epic cuteness!

These plants were SO soft


Just froggin out




I had a strange fear/fascination of the koi pond. See that big orange one near the bottom? He was bigger than I am. No joke.


I went for a quick dip. See how shiny my fur is? Yet another benefit of homemade.



OMG, did you see that spider? MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!!!!!

Wait, they want to what? Have a wedding? Outside? In the middle of September, in FLORIDA no less?

LOL LOL LOL!!!

Dachshund Mommy: "NOLA!!! The bride's right over there, be quiet!"





Next time we go back, Mom's taking a lock with my name on it.




     And third, I'm saddened to say (not really) that Puddles has rubbed off on me. But sshhh, what happens at Mexico Beach stays at Mexico Beach!
No Doxies were harmed in the taking of these pictures. Never ever ever give your dog alcohol. This is an empty, ocean cleaned bottle. Mom says I have to put this here so some stick up the ass concerned person doesn't call PETA on us.
Ooohhh this is good!

The pawty has arrived!



Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola