Thursday, January 31, 2008
We're so NOT amused.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
"London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?" (The Clash)
Meet black and tan smooths 'Sponge' and 'Tiger' and their human Tim Knox. Sponge and Tiger get to go to work with their dad once a week; he's the director of the Soane Museum in London's Holborn area. The house of John Soane, a bricklayer's son who became the finest British architect of his day, is the actual museum, and is exactly as Mr. Soane left it in 1837. Excerpt from Bloomberg.com: Confident, friendly and in control, Knox has a pair of black dachshunds that come into the office once a week. They sit in their master's lap, licking his trouser leg and yelping each time the door opens. Soane, too, liked dogs. A non-believer, he created a "Monk's Yard'' in a rear courtyard for a fictional Padre Giovanni, filled it with fragments of medieval ruins, and paved it with the tops and bottoms of bottles. The imaginary monk's headstone contains the remains of Mrs. Soane's dog and is marked with the words, "Alas, poor Fanny!''
Read all about the Soane museum at Bloomberg.com.
Owner Christine Banks, of Castleton, said: "The chariot is no bigger than a skateboard – it straps around his front, his feet go in two little suede shoes and it has two wheels at the back. He has now idea why his back legs don’t work and thinks he is walking as normal. He is a happy little thing." Read all about Elvis at the Rochdale Observer.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
You've got yellow dachshund rescue ribbon magnets on each door, dachshund "nose art" on all your windows, the customized "weenr lvr" license plate encased by the "I heart my dachshund" license plate frame, a bumper sticker on the left rear telling the world that "my dachshund is smarter than your honor student" and another on the right rear with a simple, yet tasteful dachshund silhouette. A yellow caution sign hangs in your rear window advertising, in case there was any doubt: "Dachshund on Board."
You already own or long for a Volvo because it's the safest car for your delicate cargo. You dream of owning your own Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.
Inside, you've got a dog barrier, crates, seat belt harnesses, booster seats, extra leashes, beds, collars, brushes, at least 3 dachshund nodders in your rear window, blankets, poop bags, paper towels, dog food, treats, clean-up spray, a travel water bowl, and extra doxie sweaters in case your destination is chillier than you expected. Where on earth will you put the groceries?
But do you have a dachshund hood ornament? Available in long, wire, or smooth; chrome, bronze, gold-plated, or enameled, they start at about $250 at LouisLejeune.com.
NOW you're traveling in style.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Check out jricker's photos over at flickr for lots of nice dachshund pics from the St. Louis event.
Hundreds of dachshunds showed up for the 6th annual South Beach Dachshund Winterfest, which took place in Miami Beach, Florida. Check out DachshundWinterfest.com for pics which will be added soon. The Miami Herald will have some sort of feature about the event later in the week. Have a great Monday!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The journey takes the group deep into America - into a run-in with Homeland Security in Arizona, adventures at Graceland, and into New York - where kids chased the Doggie Diner Heads through Brooklyn.
Read all about the history of the Doggie Diner dachshund heads and find out more about the dachumentary at DoggieDiner.com. Read about the cross-country trek at SFweekly.
Enjoy the trailer for the film.
See about a thousand pics of the doggie diner heads at flickr. Pop Culture at its finest.
Just a few days ago, we were saying that St. Louis was the place to be for dachshunds this weekend, but now we're not so sure. See pics from previous years, and find out more at DachshundWinterfest.com.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
And we're not talking sparklers.
In 2003, at Ellison's request, Workman orchestrated a massive show in San Francisco Bay that consumed 6,000 shells in 28 minutes, at a cost of $250,000.
"The permits alone were $40,000," he says.
Though most of his shows are for personal enjoyment - out in the desert with a cigar, a glass of wine, and his dachshund, Clams - Workman competes in annual pyrotechnic conventions across the West. His pièce de résistance this year? An aerial shell that will rise to 2,000 feet and shower colors across a quarter mile.
Meet pretty dappled black and tan longhair 'CoCo Bean.' She's got the moves! Her mom says CoCo learned sit and down within the first week in her new home at 8 weeks old. Wow!
We're lucky if we don't trip on our own feet on the way to the water bowl.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
His dachshunds are 'Olive' and 'Fafnir.' "They have the most can-do attitude," Kling says, "with the least can-do bodies."
There's a story off of the above CD, called Dogs, where Mr. Kling talks about the loss of his mutt 'Charger,' and learning to love his new dachshund 'Fafner.' It's side-splittingly HILARIOUS. Have a listen by just clicking here. It will make your day!
Mr. Kling also has a recently published book titled The Dog Says How.
Find out more at KevinKling.com.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Meet handsome 1-year-old black and tan wire hair 'Bismark,' and 9-year-old King Charles Cavalier 'Sunshine,' of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They're standing on either side of dog walker Gina Downs, the "Pet Nanny," in a fenced-in area where she walks the dogs she cares for.
Dog walking is a HUGE business. One Philadelphia dog-walking business, PhilaPets, boasts a $650,000 gross last year. This year, that business is hoping to make a million.
If you're interested in dog walking/pet sitting, read all about it the Sun Herald.
Monday, January 21, 2008
"I Have a Dream" is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals.
Today, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Joey is reminded of this dream, and his desire as a piebald dachshund to be accepted as a breed standard by the American Kennel Club. Joey wants to know: What's not right about white?
By no means is this slightly tongue-in-cheek post intended to, in any way, belittle the struggle that African Americans have dealt with in this country. But certainly, some parallels can be drawn upon in the simplest concepts of 'black' and 'white.' Dachshunds are probably the most diverse breed of dogs, and the AKC accepts all combinations of sizes, colors, patterns, and coat types except white.
According to archaeologist, historian, and dachshund lover Iris Love, the piebald dachshund may very well be the progenitor of the dachshund that we know and love today. The piebald dachshund can clearly be seen in photographs and images spanning over the last 100 years, and very possibly, according to Mrs. Love, the ancient Egyptian times.
And talk about a controversial topic. We're reminded of a breeder's response about white on dachshunds in the film Wiener Takes All: "Ask me next year" is all he said. When the filmmaker returned a year later to ask him again, his reply was again "Ask me next year." Clearly, this topic has divided the dachshund community.
Joey says: "It's time to come together."
Find out more about the piebald's struggle at Save the Piebalds.
Related: The Piebald Dachshund Controversy
Related: Iris Love Talks About Piebalds in Wiener Takes All
Related: Joey Talks About His Piebald People
Enjoy your MLK day, and find out more about Martin Luther King, Jr. at wikipedia.
UPDATE 3:30 PM CST: Jerry S. writes: Jean told WZZM 13 News the statue had been returned, taken not by neighbors but by a family member. She declined to explain further, only that this has now become a family situation.
Oh, the insanity! Meet one of Jean Mansel's four dachshunds. Jean lives in Oakbrook Township, Michigan, and says that one of her neighbors took her 80-pound cement Jesus, a family heirloom, and then called to indicate why it was removed. Excerpt from WorldNetDaily: "My husband got a phone call and a real graspy voice over the phone said, 'Check your mailbox,'" she told WZZM-TV.
Inside the mailbox was a ransom note.
"The note basically said they were holding Jesus for ransom," Mansel said.
The message on the handwritten note states:
We are holding Jesus ransom until you clean up the poopie from your wieners and trust us we see you take your wieners for long walks w/out picking up their poopie in our yards. This has upset us dearly so please clean up all the wiener poopie, if you want to see Jesus unharmed. Sincerely, Lindy Lane Residents.
Mansel has four wiener dogs and told the station there was a complaint last year about conducting their business on other people's lawns. But she says she's cleaned up every pile since. She says she just wants her statue back, and won't press charges if the cement Jesus isn't harmed.
See the video at WZZM-TV.
We hope that Mrs. Mansel gets her Jesus statue back, and that things settle down on Lindy Lane. Maybe the street should be renamed 'Shady Lane' because of such shady activities.
The wire-hair dachshund was listed as one of the 'rare breeds' among the particpants for this India showing.
Read all about it and see more pics at Mangalorean.com
Sunday, January 20, 2008
We don't know the name of his red long-hair dachshund, but he did include some dachshund references in his writings. From The Joyful Delaneys (1938): "He worshipped his sister, owned a dachshund called Endless, to whom he confided many of his best witticisms; he found most people extraordinarily funny." From The Inquisitor (1935): "Poor Mrs. Porteous, a colourless lady with a harassed eye and short legs that gave her an odd resemblance to a dachshund, admired him now so tremendously that he became to her St. Paul and Mussolini rolled into one."
Find out more about Hugh Walpole at wikipedia.
Our favorite movies of hers included Hitchcock's The Birds, and of course, The Ugly Dachshund. We'll miss you Suzanne.
Related: Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Walt Disney's The Ugly Dachshund.
Enjoy this fun clip from The Ugly Dachshund.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Story: An 85-year old British Lady by the name of Mary Woodbridge, who takes her dachshund 'Daisy' for a daily walk, buys a Mammut jacket to proctect herself from the wind and weather. This jacket is obviously so good that the elderly lady believes that she can climb Mount Everest wearing it....
GO GO GO Daisy and Mary! We're rootin' for ya!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
We're ranked at number 7 this year, a slight drop from last year's 6. We swapped places with the boxer, who moved up from 7 to 6. We don't mind though. We got a good thing going on. This is all just a part of the master plan of The Dachshund Revolution.
Read all about the national stats at the AKC, and also see how your city rates for dachshunds.
(Image: early 1900's postcard)
Dutch by Design dachshund bag in black
Let's not forget the dachshund purses from Fuzzy Nation.
And who can forget Moschino's dachshund purses we featured last September: Dachshunds in Fashion.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Event design as seen on nydogparty.com
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
She appeared in over 65 films between 1950 and 1971 including Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars in 1964 in which she appeared alongside Clint Eastwood.
She returned to college in 1971 to study medicine, and practiced an an internest in Munich until 1997. We don't know the name of her wire-hair dachshund. Find out more about Marianne Koch at this translated German wikipedia link.
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(ad from early 1930s)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Read all about Kennedy's philanthropistic endeavors at the Southeast Missourian. Her work is available in shops and boutiques in Jackson and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and also online at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Excerpt from The Telegraph: Joan Ingpen's abiding legacy will be Ingpen & Williams, the management agency that she founded in 1946. The most prominent London concert promoter at that time was Ibbs & Tillett, and Ingpen felt that any respectable impresario should similarly have a double name, giving the impression of being a solid partnership.
But, being unable - or unwilling - to find anyone to work with, she took the name of her dachshund, Williams. This arrangement had the distinct advantage of the dog being unable to answer back. Read the rest at The Telegraph, and find out more about Ingpen & Williams at wikipedia.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
He also maintains that the dedicated foster families are the true backbone of rescue.
Jacksonville.com had a look at fostering in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Here's an excerpt: Norman bounded across the room and leaped into Benny Archuleta's lap, putting himself nose to nose. Norman then put his paws on Archuleta's chest and licked his face, giving him a wet, slobbery kiss.
Yes, Norman is a dog, a dachshund to be specific, but this dog loves Archuleta because he rescued Norman and put him in a foster home.
"A rescue by definition is an unwanted dog. I was shocked to know how many dachshunds are unwanted, and we just want these dogs to be wanted," said Mona Cortellesi, who fosters Norman and several other dachshunds with her husband, Robert. "They just want to be loved and they give a lot of love in return."
See more pics of Mr. Archuleta with Norman, and read all about fostering at Jacksonville.com. Be sure to visit the Dachshund Rescue Web Page.
That’s according to music exec Brad Davidson, aka Wiener Dog Man, who played defense for No. 12 yesterday, telling us that his football hero was much nicer in person than he appeared on a video posted on TMZ.com.
Of course he was.
“I think he thought it was a setup, but when he noticed I was wearing a Pawtucket Red Sox hat he realized I was a true fan,” Brad told the Track.
In the videoclip, Tom appears amused when a star-struck Brad tells him the name of his little hot dog. Brady reluctantly shakes the fan’s hand and flees into the car, where he is heard to complain to the driver that fan facetime is the “story of my life.”
But Davidson said Tom’s the victim of a bad call.
“In the car he was laughing and said (it was) nice meeting me and he even said bye to little Brady,” said the Pats fan.
Read the rest at the Boston Herald.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
TMZ provided the video, and the Boston Herald provided a recap: The video posted yesterday shows the newly crowned AP Offensive Player of the Year exiting galpal Gisele Bundchen’s pad in the Apple Monday morning carrying a white canvas bag and pink dog carrier containing Vida, Gi’s Yorkie.
Let’s break down the tape: Tom runs into a fan, wearing a Red Sox cap, walking a pair of Dachshunds on the sidewalk as he makes his way past the paparazzi to a waiting town car.
“Hey, man, wanna know what the name of my dog is? Tom Brady! Swear to Gawd, swear to Gawd,” the Boston sports fan tells his football idol.
Tom looks down at the hot dog hound and laughs.
“I’m a huge, huge fan,” says Wiener Dog Man, shaking Brady’s reluctantly offered hand. “Fenway’s the other dog. Awesome man, good luck. We’ll be rootin’ for ya.”
Brady, with a hang-dog expression, then tosses his bag - but thankfully not Vida - in the trunk of the car whose driver is heard to say, “Sorry about this.” Tom woofs back, “Story of my life.”
Tom’s supermodel sweetie reportedly left for a fashion show in her native Brazil Sunday night, and left her pint-sized pooch in the care of her pigskin prince, who brought the Yorkie to Boston.
Watch the video at TMZ.com.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Best overall photo in the contest went to a pair of cats. (huh?)
Myko and Fira's human, Danielle King, says her dynamic dachsie duo "love to entertain, cuddle and enter speed-eating competitions."
Read all about the contest, and see all the winners at The Chronicle Herald.