Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Story of Me

Furst off, I would like to thank everybuddy fur joining in on this Posting Pawty to help celebrate my designated Gotcha Day of Thanksgiving.   You are all da best!!

My momma has been collecting da names of everybuddy who pawticipates and we will have da drawing fur the Grand Prize Giveaway on Sunday!   I will announce da Winner, right here in BlogLand, on Monday's Post!

Now, fur A Story of Me....

What should I write???   My story is not too unusual

My Gotcha Story is just like all of my momma's Dachshunds.....Simple.
Her gets 'da itch' fur another dachshund, hunts around rescue, shelters, etc etc fur one, and goes to buy it.

This won't do at all..........I need a Gotcha Story with some intrigue and excitement
I need to write a Gotcha Story that is different than all da rest.     

Maybe if I just start will come to me....

like he said................It was a dark and stormy night in January 2008.
My momma was snoring sleeping soundly, butt kept hearing da sound of a dog whining away.  This whining kept getting louder and louder and was keeping my momma from her much needed beauty rest.

My momma finally gets up to go check which one of her precious dogs was causing such a racket.
Suddenly, her noticed that the whining was not coming from inside our was coming from the front yard!
Her peeked out da front bedroom window, and saw a young dog tied to a wooden stake right by da road!!
This young dog was whining and howling and twisting its body all around, trying to get loose from the wooden stake.
My momma goes outside and carefully walks up to this dog.   Her had troubles getting it loose from da stake, because it has wound the WIRE string tightly round the stake and could barely moves.   Also, da poor dog's collar was fur little puppy, and this dog was about six months old.   Da collar was so tight, her had to struggle to get it loose.

My momma took da dog into our backyards and fed it and gave it water.   Her thinks that some awful peoples dumped an unwanted Christmas Puppy because a large Christmas Holiday bag was found next to the wooden stake.

So you think this is the STORY OF ME, Minna Krebs, huh?


This is da story of how my Cousin Elvis Pawsley came into our lives......
Here is a foto of Elvis taken da vey morning he was dumped found

Would you tie this dog to a post?????

My momma didn't know what her was going to do with this handsome pup, cuz I had just come to live at our house two months earlier........and her was 'full up' with FIVE dachshunds at da time.

So, my momma called Uncle Chris and sent him da foto of da puppy.   He was 'kinda' looking fur a dog at the time......butt no too seriously.    He came over and met da puppy, and they fell in love at furst sight!!!   YAY!!!!!
He got da name Elvis Pawsley, cuz da morning he was dumped, was da Birthday of Elvis Presley... you prolly heard of him       (Notice my momma can come up withs all kinds of dog names fur other peoples dogs.....her is not so good at naming her own.  duh. )

Elvis went to live in da Lap of Luxuries at Uncle Chris' house.    He fit in really well.......except fur his extreme beagle puppy exhuberence!   Butt, many, many greenpapers in dog training later....he is a really good boy (mostly)

Butt da story gets EVEN BETTERS.   Uncle Chris was so happy with Elvis, they decided to gets him a partner!   So after much shopping, they got a girl dog from Houston BEAGLE RESCUE.   Her name is Whitney (yeppers, just like da Puddles sissie)

Here is Elvis now.......all grown up with his beautiful sissie Whitney.  (Note that foto was taken when they both caught in the act of relaxing on da Sofa without invitaion)

Happy Endings always make me tearful............................

And because this post should be da Story of ME......I will give you a brief rundown of how I came to live here at da Dachshund Spa.

My momma was looking and looking at da All Texas Dachshund Rescue website furevers.  Her fell in love with da foto of a Beautiful Red Smooth Hair Standard Female, named Vienna.   And this is what my momma really really wanted.  "A Red Standard Smooth Hair  Female Dachshund", please.

When da Head-Most Impawtent - Leader of All Texas Dachshund Rescue came to our house fur a home inspection visit, her met all my brudders and sissies.....and noticed that Sissie Ditto was a WireHair.
Her told my momma that a BIG BATCH of WireHair Dachshunds just came into Rescue because a Texas Breeder had gone out of business.....and they had specialized in WireHairs.

To  be honest, my momma was not too excited bout this idea......her wanted da Red Smooth Hair Dachshund.....butt, her  didn't want to say NO the Head-Most Impawtent Leader of Rescue, so my momma decided just to go take a look.

Her had to drive furevers to out in da country to visit the Foster Lady.  The Foster Lady had about a DOZEN WireHair Dachshunds PLUS a bunch of Rescue Rotweillers.....all in pens in her yard
Well, let me tell you, my momma was in Dachshund OVERLOAD!!!
There were WireHair Dachshunds Swarming all overs her!   Her had no idea how to choose one!  

So, my momma decided her should go home and 'sleep on it'........cuz the Elusive Red Standard Smooth Hair Dachshund was still on her mind.    

My momma told Foster Lady that she would think about it and get back with her...........THEN my momma got ready to leave and walked by the dog pen one more time on her way to the truck (this was when Big Red was actually working)


It was love at furst sight!!!!!    Yeppers, my momma fell in love with MY little NOSE and MY little lips!!!

I wasn't da most beautifuls that day, cuz I had lost alot of my furs (prolly poor nutrition at da breeder) and Foster Lady told her I was a nervous type, and very shy......butt NO matters to my momma...WE were meant to be!!!

Thanks to you all fur reading my story............Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hug Your Human Today!!

Love, Minna Krebs


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What great stories!

Thanks fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: Mine will go off at 12mn EST

Backcountry Brodie said...

Whoa, a dubbull header there! Two fer the price of one. Akshually 3 fur the price of 1 with Elvis Pawsley's sis - I is losing count but I lubs it! And all stories woz furry eggsiting reskoo stories! There do be no such thing as a boring reskoo story.

Alien said...

Ah, I just put a comment on the last post. But in case you didn't see it, here is the link to our post, in honor of your celebration.

Happy Birthday!


HoundDogMom said...

Our first stories to read. Wonderful stories and no I would not tie that puppy to a stake. Thanks for sharing! Sniffs, The HoundDogs (Cleo, Winston, Amiee)

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, our stories will be posted at 12:01am 11-25. So stop by and read about us as well.

Barbara said...

Yes, I can imagine how your momma fell in love with your nose! You were very smart to stick it through the fence!!

I'm very sorry that Elvis was tied to a pole by a person we won't even call a human being. I'm so glad that they were so happy with him they got him a sister!! Such a better life, don't you think?

rottrover said...

Oh Minna. What wonderful stories! Happy Birthday!!

Pepsi Bum said...

Oh, what wonderful stories! I am so glad Elvis Pawsley met your mom, and found a wonderful home through her! The audacity of people abandoning their pups, I just want to sink my teeth into them!

You were really smart to stick your nosie through the fence! Way to go!


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Ah, a story of true a first sight. Now your Mommy gots another wire hair. Does she have a name yet?


Wyatt said...

Those are great stories! How could someone do that to Elvis? :(
But, we love a happy ending!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Daily Pip said...

A little SHY black wirehair??? You shy??? There must some mistake. Just kidding. It was definitely meant to be.

The story of Elvis was pretty amazing, too! I would like to take your mama's big red truck (if it was working) and slam those people that left him tied up. Shame on them!

Great post!

Your pal, Pip

JacksDad said...

Well that was certainly a very sad story with a happy ending! And you are right, I thought it was YOU! :)

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Thanks fur sharin'....Ours is due to post in the morning. We love you idea for sharin' our gotcha stories! We wish you a Happy Thanks giving and hope its one filled with furiends, family and lotsa turkey!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Donna said...

I is very glad for ur storee. It made my eyes want to sniffle a little! :) Luv to u. {{{luv}}}

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

It's me again. My story of me is being posted at 12 am tomorrow!!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

That was great. Both your story and Elvis Pawsley's, too. Well, Elvis sure had a horrible start, but he sure got dumped in the right place and had himself a happy ending. Yours is pretty wonderful, too. I love the love at first site stories. It's so wonderful when the right doggie and human find each other, isn't it?

lotsa licks, Lola

the booker man said...

miss minna,

i so totally love double happy endings full of the lovins at first sight!! hooray for elvis pawsley and you!!
happy thanksgiving!

the booker man

pee s -- here's my post:

booahboo said...

Elvis Pawsley?? hahaha.. tat's such a cute name. Love your story too! Good thing you stuck your nose out :) else your mommy would not have seen you.

Happy Thanksgiving Minna!

we got out story out too :) check us out ya!

houndstooth said...

Minna, what a great story! I'm so glad your mom decided to come out and have a look. I agree, you were meant to be!

And Elvis, what a lucky pup he was to be found and saved!


P.S. My story is posted now, too!

Scooter said...

What a neat story Minna. Guess you are good at nosin...huh?? HA! Thats cool that it was love at first sight!!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We love those stories, except for the sad bits at the start. We're sooooo glad you found each other.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Shiloh'n Shasta here
Furst we gotta sum bizness tu take care of - here iza link tu our Story of Me(Us)-

Now fer the comment - we loved the story of u an'bout Elvis'n Whitney. Yep - our mom no'ze all'bout that x-treme Beagle puppy x-uberance; it still showz up sumtimez - espeshally frum Shasta. An'your mom fell in love with your noze an'lipz? We think that gift ser-ti-fi-cate fer help mite b a good thin'fer your mom.

3 doxies said...

Daaaang, thanks fur da kleenex warning...NOT! Poor Elvis, there is nuttin dat burns me more than some idiot doin' dat to a doggie! But, thankful your momma was theres to save him and find him a home! He is precious!

Oh Minna, Minna...I haves heard stories bouts how your momma gets da "doxie itch"...hehehehe! Mum just loves da wirehaired and wants one to add to her collection of doxies...ain't gonna happen though. Anyways, ot was meant to be dat hers found you dat fateful day and I am soooo glad hers did.


Dexter said...

What a wonderful post. My big old heart is swelled with joy and I kind of happy sad cried at how awful humans can be and then how happy little Elvis is right now.

Happy Turkey Day,

Unknown said...

Hi Minna, this is Mika here. It's my first time to post a comment here. I love your story, it was a bittersweet story and my mom's tears rolled in her eyes all the time. We are so glad that you all found each other at last. It is really wonderful when you come into someone's life and you mean so much to each other!

I also posted a story about myself! Hope you like my story too!

Kristin G. said...

It's very nice to meet you! I'm so glad your mom rescued you! I'm looking forward to following your adventures in the future. Happy Thanksgiving!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am very much glad that you shared Elvis Pawsley's story. It is a grrreat one to make us thankful.
I am not one bit surprised that you whiffed out a super mom fur yourself. It is good that she was smart and turned around when she did. I'm betting SHE is thankful fur that!
I also want to thank you fur takin on this Adoption Story thingy. I wanted to do It and I wanted to do the shopping thingy too. Couldn't take on BOTH... Minna Krebs to the Rescue.
I am sooooooo FULL OF THANKS over that.
My story is up.
and.... HEY ROONEY... Francine put something up toooooo...

AFSS said...

Thanks for sharing Elvis Pawsley's story with us. We shared our Gotcha Day stories on our blog.

Road Dog Tales said...

Awww, TWO happy tales! Yay!

We posted a story too!

The Road Dogs

Hoke said...

Awwww, we love both stories!!! So lucky for both:) Our story is up...come and see us. THanks again.

Oskar said...

Those are fantastic stories! We played along too!

Have a wonderful day,


KB said...

Isn't it amazing when you know that it's "meant to be" just like that!

I love the story of your cousin too. If he had to be staked out by an idiot, it was a good place to have it happen, close to your mom who would take care of him and find him a home!

Levi said...

Thanks for sharing your story and Elvis's! How sad but how pawfect that he was tied to your mamma's post cuz she is so kind :)
Happy Thanksgiving and be sure to read my post when you can!

BRUTUS said...

Love reading all these happy endings & getting to know all our furiends better than ever! Thanks for hosting the contest too! Our post is up - Carmen did this years, and we have a linky to mine from last year too!

Brutus & Carmen

Zona said...

Thank you so much for hosting this! We had a fun time posting our story and reading about everyone else! Your pictures are so adorable!! It was great to learn more about you both!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Now I has tears in my wittle weenie eyes....(sniff, sniff). You's had a very sweet story, Minna. And da Elvis was probably "dumped" cause they knew your Mama would nose just what's to do.

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Happy endings is da best! Thank youz fur your most wunderful idea too. Come and see my story!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybodys!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! What a great way to spend the holidays but reading all these happy stories! I posted mine on my bloggie!

My Mind's Eye said...

MinnaK and Mom first of all Happy Thanksgiving and for sponsoring this beautiful day of special stories. Happy Gotcha day and God bless your Mom for finding Elvis and taking him in to her loving arms.

We wish you a wonderful day,
Hugs madi and mom

Taffy said...

I think that Elvis' prior owners left him in front of your moms house cuz they knew she would take care of him. Otherwise, I don't see why they woulda tied him so tightly to the stake. I love your story ;o) Love at first site is the bestest! My story is up now too if you wanna check it out.
Happy Thanksgiving!
PS: I think my momma has the doxie itch and is wanting a wire.........

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Minna
We are so happy your mom was there to help Elvis.
Such a happy ending.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - our stories of me are up.

3 doxies said...

Hellos, me again...I furgots to mention dat Whitney's story is up...but, I tellin it cuz her too shy.


Remington said...

Great post! Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Oh Minna,
What lovely rescue stories you have told us today. Our eyes were all misty thinking of little elvis tied up to a post on a dark stormy night. Thank Dog, your Mummy was right there.
We love your lovely nose and sweet lips too. So we are not surprised ur mummy couldn't resist u.
Have a very happy thanksgiving day. hope u all get heaps of treats.
e want to tell u about our homecoming too but Mummy had a very hectic day and we thought instead of writing our story we would go wish everyone on Thanksgiving in the little time we have.
We will try n post our story tomorrow.

Have fun,
Wags, Buddy n Ginger N Shadow too

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Minna wots sooper stories ovs yoo and da family. Yet anuvver shinin example ovs a Mom wiv a hooj heart n lots ovs lovs to give.
Fank Yoo fur sharing dis and Fank Yoo fur hostin dis event. Mee haz finally fisinshed mi post abouts mi adoptshun an itz woz fun to do

x x x x

Busy Buttons said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I can't believe someone left poor Elvis in your yard. Sounds like he's doing great now, though. And that's totally cool that your Mom fell in love with you at first site!

I posted my story of me over on my blog:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just LUVED both the story of Elvis and the story of YOU! You were both awfully lucky to finds such pawfect families. And you were very clever and smart to choose your momma. Your story reminded me of mine a little bit cuz my dad had a certain kinda doggie in his mind and your momma had a certain kinda doggie in HER mind. But one of my mom's all time favoritest quotes is that sometimes we don't get the dog we want...we gets the one we need. And all your mom (and my dad) had to do was look with their hearts to find that we were what they needed afterall.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

I loved reading your stories!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Kisses and hugs

Corbin said...

I love BOTH of those stories! So much to be thankful for! I posted my adoptions story this morning!

Texas The Doxie said...

Dat is a great 'doption story!! We posted our too!

Charlotte said...

Ok, Mama gots all snotty & her eyes leaked when she read your & Elvis' stories!! How could any rotten homan leave that sweet boy tied to a stake. Thank dawg your Uncle Chris became his Dad....that is one lucky little beagle!! could your Mama not drop dead with cutness overload after seeing your precious little nose!!
Good thing our Mama wasn't there...cause wre-hairs make her swoon!!

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Pepsi Bum said...

Oh Minna! I just updated my story, and the critters are gonna update theirs too! Hope we're not too late!


sprinkles said...

These are both great stories. I'm so glad that Elvis Pawsley had such a happy ending after the horror he went through. My parents have beagles.

I participated yesterday but I forgot to include the banner.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Minna! Thanks for sharing! I posted Bough's adoption story here:


Scooter said...

Hey Minna K!
Thanks so super much for working this great project for everyone. I know we are all having fun and enjoying it. We all appreciate you. Love your gotcha story...very sweet. I also enjoyed Elvis and his much-deserved happy ending. So glad his life was saved! :)
Grr and Woof,

Bella and Ollie said...

Great stories, thanks for sharing !