Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Special Cow Dog Prayer

My momma got this in an email....so you may have seen it befores.....butt her thought this doggie is so cute!
Hope you enjoy!



video

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Can't Teach a Dachshund New Tricks

Actually around OUR house, you can't teach a dachshund ANY Tricks.
 My momma read all about Sugar's 10 Second Treat Contest and decided that one of us should try to pawticipate. (poor woman is always in denial about our training capabilities)

So my momma gets us all out in da backyard and exclaims "Who wants to learn a new Trick?"

Well, dat went over like a lead balloon.....and we all scattered and resumed our more impawtent dachshund outdoor activities.   Butt, my sissie Ditto is always kind of a suck-up    willing pawticipant when my momma has some ideas fur us.......so Ditto decided to gives it a try.



Now da point of this Trick is to leaves a milkbone, or some other tasty treat on da end of your nose until da human says you can eat it.  (yeah, right)



So here is my momma, loading up Ditto's nose fur da trick........

Ummmmmm, Momma......I think da milkbone is supposed to be on her NOSE!


Well, it looks like it is getting a little closer to the target............note that this is afters about 87 tries


Oops....milkbone on da ground!  Better eats it Quick!


Sigh.  My momma finally gaves up.   Her said she was skeered Ditto would get fats, eating all da milkbones that was supposed to be staying on her nose.
Ditto said all in all, this was not a bad activity, since her got to eat all those practice bones....butt next time her would prefer using da liver treats!!

We tried, Sugar!   Butt we are obviously not as talented as your sweet self is!

MinnaK

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Snoopy Sunday Smiles

One of my momma's favorite memories as a little girl was reading da Sunday morning comics......and her most absolute favorite was SNOOPY!!

He was then.......and still is today her HERO!  Snoopy always makes us smile!

So we thought it be fun to share some good old fashioned Sunday 'funnies' smiles with you







Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Wanna Be Like Mango

Everybuddy knows how UberCool da Mango Man is.....so when he decided to have a
I Wanna Be Like Mango Contest, I just knew I had to enter!

Mango Man has so many qualities that I would like to emulate, butt da one that I admire da MOST is his Relentlessly Huge-ness!

So, may I present da Relentlessly Huge Minna Krebs.......
I have included some of da current other contestents so you can get da true perspective on my hugeness!



Minna K Man......oh yeah!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trilogy of da Tongue

We were so excited to hear about Twinkie's Contest to celebrate National Dog Week.
My momma looked and looked for appropriate pikturs, but as dachshunds, we don't seem to let our tongue hang outs too much.  We sorta do da 'snakey' in and out real quick moves.

Butt, my momma perservered (a three dollar word there) and brought out da Cheeze Whiz!   Instant tongue foto opportunity!

I like to call this collage "Trilogy of da Tongue"


Astute readers will note dat I, Minna Krebs, opted for da dainty, lady like tongue position.  (If you looks real close, my momma got a little carried away with spritzing da Cheez Whiz and has it hanging all overs my neck.   sigh.
My sissie, Ditto, in da middle piktur also showed restraint in da use of her tongue, butt

I was amazed at Brudder Rooney's entry.........he really let it all hang outs.
Here he is biggified....


Happy National Dog Week everybuddy!   And good luck to all da Tongue Contestants

MinnaK

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Avon - The REAL Truth

Lucy here.....   Some of my faithful customers might have been concerned about the recent photos shown on Puddles Post regarding the, ummmm, undesireable effects of my Lucy's Miracle Cream for Wrinkles.

Unfortunately, the post did NOT report the full benefits of the cream. (Obviously an innocent oversight on Puddles part)  Admittedly, the 'during' phase of the treatment is a little frightening  harsh, but the effects are only temporary.  
You see this ultra Miracle Cream does have an Extreme Exfoliation Process........butt the final results will have you looking young, fresh, and better than ever.

I call it my Fountain of Youth in a Jar!

I present the Before During and AFTER photos that were umm, inadvertantly,  left off Puddles expose. 

Customer 1 (Frankie Furter) statesMy ear fur has never been longer or more luxurious.  My brides are amazed at my youthful appearance

BEFORE
DURING


AFTER!!!

Customer 2 (Madi) states: My true divaness is now shining through. 

BEFORE

DURING

AFTER!!!

Customer 3 (Tank) states:   My recent 3 month long birthday celebration was beginning to remind me that I am not getting any younger.   But, your miracle cream has helped rekindle my youth!   Thank you BFF Lucy.
BEFORE
DURING


AFTER!!!!
So keep those orders coming in..................
Lucy
Your Avon Representative

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Donkeys Work is Never Done - Part I

Most of you know about my full time career as Verizon Wireless SpokesDonkey AND my part time job as Your Avon Representative.   Also long time followers may remember that I have the habit of walking myself.

Well, what you did NOT know, is that I am known around these parts as the Horse Whisperer!
I have another part time job as a Horse Walker.   This is akin to the job Teacher's Pets does for peoples dogs, but I take it to another level.   
I am available to walk your HORSE for you.  For a fee, of course.
Please call for price list.

Looks like a nice day for a little stroll round the pasture.......

and we're off...

Okay, Big Guy! No complaints from you.  I've been noticing a little extra paunch around your middle and a little exercise won't kill you.

Is she going to EVER stop with the pictures?

I've got work to do here.  Come on Justice.....Get the lead out...

To be continued.........

Lucy.    The donkey with too many jobs to list in one place

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paws Crossed Fur My Sister to Be

My sister to be, Little Blonde Girl is having her last two heartworm treatments today and tomorrow. My momma heard from da Rescue Foster mom that she prolly won't be feeling very goods fur several days cuz da HeartwormTreatments very much hurt. And then it be most impawtent that her rest and rest and rest while da treatment kills those horrible heartworms.

Me and my momma don't know much bout da Heartworm Treatments these days, cept what my momma Googles. Butt, we learned that when her gets thru this tough bit, that her should be good as new!!

Her has to stay at da Rescue Foster until her gets da All Clear....and then her can start packing her bags to move inwith me!!!

Meantime, my momma keeps thinking bout a good name fur her.........hmmmmm, maybes I need a Name That Dog Contest!

MinnaK

Monday, September 13, 2010

GaGa for Lady Gaga

I have to say that we are not fans of da Lady Gaga here. We mainly loves da Country MUsic (and my momma is too old to 'get' hers). BUTT, I heard about her recent clothing that be causing a big uproar, so I had to check it out.

Pawsonally, I now be thinking her has pawsome taste in clothes. I would loves to taste it myself!!!! It is made of MEAT!

Gotta find some of these outfits for my momma. Wonder if da Wally Marte carries em???


A teary-eyed Gaga accepted a Moon Man award for Video of the Year for Bad Romance - one of eight of the night for her - from Cher (wearing a vintage MTV outfit), was again wearing meat

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

I began this post with my own thoughts and lots of my words about what today means.

I wrote and re-wrote, and finally decided that all MY words just wouldn't do.  So I will just say that I will never forget.  And I think Mr. Alan Jackson's song can express my thoughts better.

........and the greatest is love..




Thursday, September 9, 2010

DING DONG Avon Calling

Lucy here,  
Just want to make all of my furrends aware of my latest venture.
I am the newest Avon representative here in BlogLand


It had come to my attention that there are many furrends out there  in desparate need of  who could use a little makeover and maybe a bit of the wrinkle cream.

Now, this is just a part time gig for me to earn a few extra greenpapers, since I am looking at making some barn improvements.  I still hold my position as Official SpokesDonkey for Verizon and am waitng for the big bucks to come in as a member of the Budweiser Clydesdale team.

In the meantime, if you are interested in making yourself presentable in public enhancing the true you, I will gladly take your orders, or provide you with a brochure of all our Avon miracle products.

Here are a few of my recent satisfied customers.
Nothing sells better than a real life testamonial..of course, I have left their identity anonymous for advertisment purposes. 



Customer 1 writes:  My life of hard partying and heavy drinking was beginning to take its toll my my looks.  Thank you Lucy for suggesting your line of 1970s style eye shadow and liners.  It has helped me to hide any effects of my hard living lifestyle and express the true tramp within.


Customer 2 writes:  I was often mistaken for the crazy bag-lady type.  And many of my friends questioned my sanity at times.  But ever since I have begun to faithfully use your line of eye and tongue  lip products, my friends have been able to see through the odd behaviors and see the real me!     I also think the wrinkle cream is starting to work......

So, furrends, you too, can enhance the true you and become more beautiful.
I also have a complete line of the manly colognes and after shaves for all the rugged boy dogs and cats out there.

Feel free to contact me with any and all of your questions and orders!

Lucy
Your Avon Representative

COUPONS WELCOME

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Brudder Dude's Favorite Commercial

This post dedicated to all you Stuffie Lovers out there!


Petsmart wanted Dude for this commercial, butt he wouldn't put his stuffie/wubbba down long enough for da filming!   BOL!

Now, da momma in this commercial seems like her threw out a perfectly good stuffie, if you asks me.  Her obviously does not know what a Used Up, well worn stuffie looks like...........
May I present as evidence

Now these, dear furrends, are what you call a worn out stuffie!   Butt, my momma still expects us to play with them!  (and Dude does!)
Hey Momma!  Can we go to Petsmart???

MinnaK

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Top Ten Smartest Dogs - Did You Make the List

My momma heard bout the 2010 Top Ten List for Smartest Dogs on her favorite morning radio show.  We decided to share it with you.   So did you make da List???????

Disclaimer.....This list be made by some supposed dog  expert who obviously is unawares that a dachshund is a dog breed.  The author of dis blog (me) not responsible for da opinions expressed by the list maker...

The Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World:What are the smartest dog breeds in the world? We all love our dogs, and most of us believe our own dog must be the smartest ever. But is your dog's breed known as one of the smartest? We've compiled a list of the top 10 most intelligent dogs ever. If your dog isn't on this list, don't despair. Because sometimes, having a dog with very high intelligence can have its drawbacks. For example, if a highly intelligent dog is left at home alone all day, they can get bored and become destructive and/or neurotic. On the other hand, a dog with limited intelligence can be left at home all day, and not even realize you’re gone until a few minutes before you arrive home! comment by MinnaK....What the???  I be writing a letter of complaint regarding this comment. It be one thing to leave da Doxin off the list....but limited intelligence?!?!?!?


#10 Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a very active breed. They need to be exercised on a regular basis, both mentally and physically. As they were originally bred to herd in cattle in Australia (hence the name), they are freethinking, resourceful, and very protective of their property, including people!

 #9 Rottweiler
The Rottweiler, #9 on our list, has a fearsome reputation that is largely undeserved. The Rotti is only average in intensity, and make a great family dog. Not only is the Rottweiler intelligent, but extremely courageous (one of the best guard dogs) and reliable.

 #8 The Papillon
Does this dog scare you at all? Well it should, because Papillons are actually a lot tougher than they look! Some would characterize Papillons as a little moody and aggressive, but they are simply very possessive of their masters and “home turf”. It may surprise some that the Papillon is considered one of the most affectionate dogs. Another very intelligent dog, and very easy to train.

#7 Labrador Retriever
An extremely loving, affectionate, and patient dog, the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world. They love to work, and need a lot of exercise. Without proper exercise, Labs have been known to develop weight problems. Because of their good nature, and love of children and other dogs, they are a very popular family dog.

#6 Shetland Sheepdog
Many Shetland owners swear that their dog has nearly human intelligence! Shelties were originally bred to herd hundreds of sheep and cattle, requiring great concentration and, of course, intelligence. They can be a little wary of strangers and children, but are very loyal and affectionate within their own family. In fact, the Sheltie very much craves human companionship.

#5 Doberman Pinscher
Dobermans are an extremely loyal, assertive, and fearless breed. They have incredible stamina, and love to work (they are one of the top 10 best guard dog breeds) Although known as a dominant breed, Dobermans can vary greatly as far as temperament goes. Some can be quite docile, and even work as therapy dogs in hospitals! Dobermans can be great family dogs too, if trained properly from an early age. Although not vicious, you can count on a Doberman to aggressively protect its master if necessary.

#4 Golden Retriever
Consistently ranked as the most popular breed of dog, the Golden Retriever personifies everything we love about dogs-loyal, loving, patient, great with children and eager to please. With such great intelligence, it’s no wonder that Golden Retrievers excel in obedience competitions and at performing tricks. It should be no surprise that the Golden ranks highly on our list of top 10 most affectionate dogs.

#3 German Shepherd
German Shepherds are extremely intelligent, courageous, and have a very strong protective instinct (they are one of the best guard dogs). As long as they are trained in obedience from an early age by a loving but firm hand, they can be great family dogs, and excellent with children. Because of their intelligence, a German Shepherd needs a purpose or job in life to be truly happy. This intelligence, coupled with their courageous nature make German Shepherds excellent police and search dogs.

#2 Poodle
Yes, the Poodle is at number two. The standard Poodle is highly intelligent and one of the easiest breeds to train. They love to be around people, and really hate to be left alone. Some standard Poodles are good guard dogs, and some can even be trained as hunters! Overall, Poodles are a sensitive, pleasant and happy breed.

#1 Border Collie
Like many intelligent breeds, the Border Collie needs a job to do. If they don’t have a purpose in life or some kind of job, they will not be happy. Border Collies should definitely not be left at home alone all day, and if they are, they can become quite destructive. They need constant companionship, praise, and extensive exercise. So if you work and live in the city, a Border Collie probably isn’t the dog for you! Because of their legendary intelligence, Border Collies set the standard in competitions for such skills as agility, obedience, and of course, sheepdog trials.


So there you have it,  did you make the list????
MinnaK

PeeS  Thank you for all da Well Wishes about our impending adoption!   She is still undergoing da treatment for da evil heartworms, so her will not be available for a few weeks...We will be sure to keep you updated on her progress!

Monday, September 6, 2010

We Are Approved for Adoption

Doing the Snoopy Happy Dance!!
My momma talked to da Rescue peoples today and her was approved for adoption of little blonde girl!! Not that we ever doubted her approval, butt her gets full of da nervousness that we may not be considered as appropriate doxin household! Hello...my momma has a handicap ramp for us at da back door, so we don't have to walk up three steps....I think that proves her takes good care of us!

Next step is my momma got to setup time to meets little blonde girl in da fur. We can hardly wait!

Now time to start picking out da name. Oh brothers, that could take awhiles.......

MinnaK (big sister to be)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Could this be my Sister !?!?!

Well, my momma has been at it again.  Her been snooping over at da Dachshund Rescue site. 
(I know, I know......we wishing there be a way to block da Rescue sites from her puter, butt her does have the addiction)

I gotta admit that this beautiful girl would be the PERFECT new sister fur me, Minna Krebs.  Her looks just like ME, cept her be a natural blonde!!
My momma may be on to something with this girl...

Take a looks.......isn't this the cutest thing you seen...since ME?!?!?  heeeheee


now da pikturs be kinda dark.....so you have to look close.  They are directly from da rescue site.
 My momma turned into a total mushy mess when her saw this piktur....

 here she is with one of her Foster sisters.....
Poor little girl-and maybe sister to be is undergoing da heartworm treatment right nows.......so she would not be available until October (my momma birthday month....now that be appropriate)

My momma gonna talks with da rescue peoples and see if she might want to come lives with me..........and then her has to do LOTS of sweetie talking to Uncle Tommy-da Harley Man.  He kinda likes to ignore her when she mentions another dog, butt her is planning on putting her best pouty face on.

will keeps you updated...
MinnaK

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Game Day Edition - Week 1

Well, furrends, my momma is all excited cuz college football is officially underway, and her Beloved Texas Aggies open their season at home on da sacred Kyle Field!

For those of you that don't know much about Texas A&M University, shame on you!  Heeeheee, Just kidding.     
I am forced by my momma to write these posts under penalty of removal from da house or else   thrilled to share this with you.   By understanding her freakish obsession dedication you may gain some insight into my momma odd behaviors background.

Texas A&M was for years and years primarily a military school, and only started admitting da women in the late 1960s.   It is all well known for its pawsome Veterinary School....and has graduated tons and tons of some of da best Vets in da country!!  (if you like Vets that is....)


All this said......Texas A&M is full of Tradition.   And one of my momma's most favorite tradition is the mascot, Miss Reveille, 'mam!   You can just imagine how much my momma loved being at a school where a dog runs da campus!   When her was in college she would get all excited and filled with da nervousness when she would encounter Reveille on campus.  (pawsonally, I have heard dat Reveille is kinda 'uppity'....butt my momma don't care. My momma thinks of her as royalty.  sigh)

My momma loves Reveille sooooo much, that her furst two dogs after college were two Shelties.  Her thought they be like mini-collies and looked like Reveille.   THANK GOODNESS, her saw da light and returned to having doxins ever since.

Here be a few photos for your viewing pleasure........

Reveille guards da sidelines during every football game.


Also, if you reads da article below, you will see that all da prior Reveilles are laid to rest in a very prominent place on campus.....Every Reveille is named Reveille.  When a new Reveille assumes her duties, they just add a roman numeral to her name.   The current Reveille is Reveille VIII.  (my momma is not willing to let me share the number of da Reveille when her was in school....she figures you could count in dog years her advanced age)

I told you da Aggies take their Reveilles very seriously




Reveille, the first lady of Aggieland, is the official mascot of Texas A&M University. She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets


Reveille I came to Texas A&M in January 1931. A group of cadets hit a small black and white dog on their way back from Navasota. They picked up the dog and brought her back to school so they could care for her. The next morning, when "Reveille" was blown by a bugler, she started barking. She was named after this morning wakeup call. The following football season she was named the official mascot when she led the band onto the field during their half-time performance. When Reveille I died on January 18, 1944, she was given a formal military funeral on the gridiron of Kyle Field. She was then buried at the north entrance to the field, as all Reveilles are, facing the scoreboard so that she can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponent. The next Reveille was not added until 1963, and Reveille II begain the tradition of using a female collie.

Reveille is the most revered dog on campus. Company E-2 has the privilege of taking care of Reveille. If she is sleeping on a cadet's bed, that cadet must sleep on the floor. Cadets address Reveille as "Miss Rev, ma'am." If she is in class and barks while the professor is teaching, the class is to be immediately dismissed.


Thank you for bearing with me through this.   Momma will un-tie me from da keyboard now that I finished dis post.
Plus, I gotta go check on hers.   I hear da gameday battlecry in da other room.   sigh.

Whoop!   Gig'em Aggies.   BTHO SFA!
MinnaK





Friday, September 3, 2010

Our Bright Shining Star, Miss Molly


I was so saddened to hear about our beautiful Miss Molly going to The Rainbow Bridge today.

I know her Momma and Poppa's hearts are broken right now, but I was touched by her Momma's comment, that Miss Molly would be the newest and brightest star looking down on us tonight.

So my tribute to Miss Molly is this bright shining star.....as bright as her sweet smile.



We miss you already, sweet girl.

Minna Krebs and family
and momma Cheryl

Thursday, September 2, 2010

We Be Like an Elgin ! Snorts!

Yo Peeps!!!   We be like da Elgins!!!    I guess this means we start typing all crazy and stuffs  and doin da **Snorts**   ***Snorts**
zzzzz  hee hee's
zzzzzzz
*snort*

I was reading da Elgin Thugs....uhm Pugs...post about da super cool pressies they gots from Miss Maggie Mae.  
All of a sudden, I exclaimed  "Hey Y'all!  Look at those Elgins....they be having the same kind of Carrot stuffies from Maggie Mae too!"

I thinks this makes us kind of related to da Puggies, don't it.  We be forever connected by some strange twist of fate  (or Maggie Mae's moms shopping skills). 
Kinda like da Kevin Bacon Six Degrees of Separation...but Stuffie version

You sees, Maggie Mae sent us one as part of our Paw It Forward package awhiles ago.
Of course, our Carrot don't look near as nice and new as da Elgin's Carrot.    But let me assure you, dat is cuz this Carrot has been LOVED on ALOT by my Brudder Dude.

Here is my momma, demonstrating our Carrot from Maggie Mae


Her had to rip it outta Brudder Dude's Jaws of Steel grip

Brudder Dude done took it back from her.  No ONE messes with his stuffs!

Enough of this silly photo session.....I'm taking my Carrot back to the safety of my bed.  See'Ya.
Dude LOVES any kind of stuffie, but he has developed a particular affinity toward this Carrot!!  He barely puts it down long enough to drink and eat.   And this is the first stuffie that my momma remembers, that he has not de-stuffed or de-squeeked within minutes of getting his teeths on it.  Fortunately da Squeek is getting kinda weak from all the workout it has gotten.

Thanks again, Maggie Mae for the pressie.......you have NO idea how loved it is. 
And my momma thinks of you EVERYTIME she hears it SQUEEK. ... sigh.


and one last thing......

We are doing da Snoopy Happy Dance, cuz we just read that Miss Molly came home from da Hospital!!
WooooHOOO!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday with Lucy and her Favorite Commercial

Lucy, here to show you MY favorite commercial.

Now I bet you think this is going to be a commercial for da Verizon Wireless company, seeing as I am their spokes-donkey and everything.  

Butt, noooooooooooooooooooooo!   
It be for da Budweiser Beer!!  Take a look......



I am really hoping on landing myself a gig like da little donkey in this commercial!!  Wouldn't it be GREAT to pull da Beer Wagon around for a living????       (butt, don't let my current employer at Verizon get wind of this....)

Lucy