Monday, November 24, 2014

Share Gratitude Blog Hop and A Wiry Surprise

Hi, everyone! This time of year there's a lot of reflection on what we're grateful for (and let's face it, we should be more grateful all year long), so we are joining Loved By A Collie, Cascadian Nomads, Oz The Terrier and Kitty Cat Chronicles in the Share Gratitude Blog Hop. You can find more info about it in the link of Loved By A Collie, so come and join in!

I have a lot to be thankful for, so the Duo and I will show you with both words and photos. Let's get right to it!

- I am thankful to have a tight knitted, supportive, and openminded immediate family and a home I am always welcome at.

- I am incredibly, eternally thankful for my heart dog, Nola. I couldn't ask for a more perfect dog. There aren't words to describe how grateful I am for her. Smart, funny, driven, active, ballsy, patient, focused, loyal, loving, haughty, insane, devious and a mischievous little snot.

- I am thankful for my special Merle Moron, Pike, and how he always makes me laugh. You couldn't find a more loving boy! Insanely active, toy crazed, soft tempered, cheerful, loyal, and absolutely not a morning person -er, dog.

- I am thankful for my newest addition, little Olivia. Confident, laid back, loving, bouncy, curious.

She is a four month old wire haired Miniature Dachshund, and tomorrow's post will be about her! She is perfect for us. <3

- I am thankful for books, and lots of them!

There's four additional shelves to the other side of the door, and as you can see, I need more. 

- I am thankful for music

- I am thankful for art

- I am thankful for some serious doggie bling

There are more collars, of course, but these are the nicest.

- Nola is thankful for her sleep sack

- Pike is thankful for grooming

- Nola's just thankful she doesn't need any grooming (aside from teeth and nails)

- Olivia is thankful for the dog bed and her tug toy, and of course she has become another groupie for Nola.

- We're all thankful for clicker training

- I am thankful my dogs names fit alphabetically (Nola, Olivia, Pike) and don't mess with my OCD ;p

- I am thankful for the beach

- I am thankful I can let my older dogs off leash at aforementioned beach

Pike was 6 months here. So little!

- I am thankful for having more than one book in my "to read or currently reading" pile

- I am thankful to have a job

- I am thankful for my and my family's health

- I am thankful for the sea birds

- I am thankful I can capture a potent image without a fancy camera (taken with an iPhone 5c)

- I am thankful for flowers

- I am thankful for fit, active and healthy dogs

- The Trio is thankful for good food

Posed photos aren't in Olivia's vocabulary yet. :p

- I am thankful for the training relationship I have with Nola, and the ones I am steadily building with Pike and Olivia

- I am thankful for long walks

- I am thankful for dramatic clouds

- I am thankful my dogs are crate trained, even Olivia

- I am thankful both my older dogs are fully house trained, and my youngest is nearly there

- I am thankful for Christmas lights

- I am thankful I sleep well and deep

- I am thankful all my dogs get along

- I am thankful for yoga, and so is Miss Nola

- Pike is thankful for his tennis ball and frisbee

- Nola is thankful for birds to chase

- I am thankful for fresh eggs from our chickens

- I am thankful food good food and plenty of it

- I am thankful for clean water

- The dogs are thankful for tons of toys

- I am thankful for indoor plumbing and hot showers ;)

- We are all thankful for blogging

- We are all thankful for you guys, my incredible readers and blogging friends!

What are you thankful for?

Dachshund Mommy, Nola, Pike and Olivia


  1. You have a lot to be thankful for. Olivia is adorable. You take the best pictures.
    Lily & Edward

  2. Great post, and that Olivia looks like such a sweetie!

  3. There is so much to be thankful for, if we only look around and take stock. Look forward to hearing and seeing more about Olivia.

  4. Olivia is adorable! Do you still have your other dachshunds? I haven't seen anything about them on the blog for a long time.

  5. The worried look on Pike's face in that pose that Olivia couldn't hold is priceless! This gratitude list is just so wonderful, there is so much thanks for so many things, great and small. This is an appreciation list to live by! Thanks for joining the hop and give those THREE furries hello's from my three!

  6. What a wonderful post! Olivia is adorable, can't wait to hear all about her!

  7. Great post! Sometimes we forget what we are truly thankful for. Olivia looks like a sweetie. Can't wait to hear more about her. I am always wondering if Taffy's laid back personality is because she is a wire or because she came from a mill. She is so different from all the other doxies I've had.

  8. I KNEW it! The moment I read "a wiry surprise" I thought "did she get a wire haired dachshund?!" So very excited for you and Nola and Pike too! Olivia is the perfect name for her, she looks just like an Olivia! She's completely precious. Congratulations! I can't wait to learn more about her.

    Loving this post! So many things to be grateful for and so many lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing and joining the hop! I really appreciate it and enjoyed your post.

  9. Such a wonderfully long list of things to be grateful for! We enjoyed reading it, and we especially loved all of the cute photos. You have a beautiful furmily!!
    Thank you for joining in our #ShareGratitude blog hop!


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