Monday, June 23, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that dachshunds are taking over our planet, here's the latest wiener dog news from all over the world on a sunny and beautiful Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Woof! Above, chocolate dappled long-hair 'Bailey' ain't stupid, but she tried out to be on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks on Saturday in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Bailey's trick was to deduce, using her sense of smell, which small, numbered, dumbbell-shaped object out of 11 -- some of which were made of leather, the rest of metal -- placed on the floor had been held by [her human] Karen Scheiner.
Scheiner said she brought the dog, whose specialty is "scent discerning," because, "I want Bailey to be famous. She's the best dog I've ever had, and I've had many." See more Bailey pics and read about some of the workings of Stupid Pet Tricks at the Courier Post Online.

Following up on Friday's post, Dachshunds To Watch Out For: Meet Sam, looks like 'Sam' didn't have it in him this year to take the wiener races on Saturday which were a part of FestivALL 08 in Charleston, West Virginia. Over 90 dachshunds showed up though, so we KNOW it was a great time! This year's wieners...er, winners included Penny, Saugy Bottom Boy, Kasey, Charlie, and Rosco. Way to Go! Read all about the event and see more pics at The Charleston Gazette.

We couldn't imagine the pain. Michael Shull, of Singer Island, Florida, tries to find a good home for his disabled pet 'Toby-Won-Kanobi,' a five-year-old long hair miniature doxen (sic), at Paws 2 Help in West Palm Beach Saturday. Shull is moving and cannot take his dog to the new home. Read more about Paws 2 Help at the Palm Beach Post.

Friday was Take Your Dog To Work Day in the United States, and Australia joined in the fun this year. In an article about bringing your dogs to work, pajama designer Peter Alexander talks about working with his dachshunds, 'Betty' and 'Butch.' Check it out at WAtoday. And don't miss Mr. Alexander's fun doxie themed website: Peter Alexander USA.

Finally, Don Dixon, 'Daisy' the Dachshund & 'Ruby' the Chihuahua lay in the sun on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Calif. on Sunday, June 22, 2008 which is about ten degrees lower than Los Angeles, but feels about 15 degrees cooler. Californians exhausted by a nearly weeklong heat wave looked for relief Sunday from the triple-digit temperatures that have strained air conditioners and power companies. Source

Have a great Monday!

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