Monday, January 21, 2013

Beach, Training, My Date and Goats

     Hi, everyone! I've got quite a bit to cover today, so let's get to it!

     First off, we had a lovely beach day on Wednesday. I did incredible, as always, but I'll turn it over to Mom to tell you about that (don't want to sound too terribly vain even though I totally am). 
Dachshund Mommy: Nola really is incredible. She had a flawless, absolutely flawless, recall, was perfectly attentive, listened to and followed everything I asked her and even voluntarily did what's basically a loose heel the majority of the walk we took. She was off leash 100% of the time, and we passed several people. Nola stayed at my side, attentive to me and ignoring the people. I'm so proud of my little Bug!

Epic Cuteness is my middle name

"Nola, come!"

You called?
Look how cute my ears are!


Down/stay right next to the temptation of getting in the water

If that's not a strut, I don't know what is




     Y'all have heard about the big Blogville Valentine's Day Ball, hosted by Mollie and Ranger, right? Well, guess who has a date? That's right; ME! I'm going with the oh-so-handsome Wolfie of The Lonely Dogs. Just look at him!

How hawt is he? *fans self*
     I pawsonally think we will make a beautiful couple! With his hawtness, and my gawjussness, we're gonna set the Blogville Ballroom on FIRE! 
When it gets closer to the date of the dance, I'm gonna need all my girlfuriends (BFFs Lily and Muffin, Ruby, Puddles, Sasha, Tootsie, DWM Tasha and all of you!) opinions of what to wear!

Remember Saturday when I told you about the new "friends'' I'd be telling you about today? Well....






Yup, you read that right; the peeps got a pregnant goat on Saturday. Her name is Daisy.

     After the last fiasco incident when we first moved in, we now have:

  • filled the hole the neighbors dog dug into with cement
  • planted bushes along their side
  • called Animal Control (who did absolutely nothing)
  • the goat has her own pen within our yard
  • we will run a hot wire to keep the dogs out if need be
  • we will not hesitate to shoot the dogs if they come into our yard again

     Anyway, back to the goat. She's about 20 months old, and is a Lamacha (milking breed) doe. She's very sweet and very curious! This is her first pregnancy, so we're expecting one baby sometime between now and March, but given her size I think about mid-Febuary. The kidding (birthing) process will be documented here, of course!

Yup, the ears are kinda weird (Shrek, anyone?). But hey, we have chickens with no neck feathers.

The pen (we are currently building a new shelter)


     Feel free to guess whether Daisy's baby is a girl (doeling) or a boy (buckling)! If she has a girl, we'll keep the baby.

   The peeps are going to check out another  girl goat to bring home today. We'll see!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. Hmmm...wesa hopes it is a girl goat baby so you can keep its. What a great job with your recall Miss NOLA!! Yes, you did land yourself a handsome date...but yousa being gawjuss and all...I think it was a nice pairing.
    Wesa hope you visited our blog today to receive your awardy.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  2. Well Nola... you were NOT kidding.. KIDding... baaawaaah that is a Frankie Funny fur you.. THIS is a major EXCITING Post fur SURE.
    Your DATE is one handsome guy!!!

  3. Well I think you are just purfect and love all the gorgeous pictures.. Hugs GJ xx

  4. Nola you are such a clever girl, well done!
    We can't get over how perfect your beach is, we are green with envy.
    Ohhhhh, your goat is so precious.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  5. Beach and goats! What more could anyone want? :)


  6. Sorry Nola we've not been around too much these days. Mommy just has her hands full. Mommy has to go back to look at your beautiful birds again. She thought that they were beautiful. And Muffin and I are so excited to see you've gotten another goat :) I bet you're gonna be talking to that goat all of the time too. We are betting she's gonna have a baby girl.

    We are so proud of you too for listening to your Mommy when she calls you to come to her. That's very impawtant. Im good at that too, but Muffin.... We'll she's another story.

    Hope you have a great night and we'll be letting everyone know tomorrow how I make out at the Dr's.

    Lily Belle

  7. Gorgeous photos on the beach, Nola. You are an amazing dog, so smart and so attentive. And lovely.

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  9. Nola you are a smarty pants listening so well. Great pictures. We love your header. Cute date
    Benny & Lily

  10. For some reason when we came yesterday, it said the page had an error and we were dying to know who your date was. So glad everything is fine today. You have a very handsome date!

    Have a great day!

  11. Well done on the beach! I am jealous - of the beach AND the obedience!
    And congrats on your upcoming addition!

  12. We love those beach are such a natural out there!!
    Your date is a handsome one and can't wait to hear what you are going to wear.
    As for the goats--wow that is cool and how fun to be getting a baby "kid" in the near future.

  13. Very well done Nola! We haven't mastered the beach recall yet with either of our dogs.


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