Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Alveridgea and the Legend of the Lonely Dog started life as sketches and paintings by New Zealand landscape artist Ivan Clarke to accompany the stories he told his kids about the family’s pet dachshund.
As the Lonely Dog concept grew Mr Clarke added partners Graham Burt and Garry Phipps, both publicists from St Heliers, to the pot and with author Stu Duval’s help, they crafted a fully realised fantasy world.
It was launched as a book which catapulted into the imaginations of people in just the right place and time.
The founder of five-time Oscar winner Weta Workshop Richard Taylor created a range of bronze sculptures to complement Mr Clarke’s works, followed closely by the collector’s books, the Almalogue.
Only 95 numbered and signed copies of this hand-crafted book have been made, with 70 released for sale. All have sold, the last sales reaching an incredible $60,000 a piece.
Now Warner Bros has acquired the screen rights to Ivan Clarke’s dog’s tale and in the coming months Hollywood legend Akiva Goldsman will breathe life to this up and coming legend.
Mr Goldsman will produce the movie through his Warner Brothers-based Weed Road banner.
It is being touted as "the next big thing" to come from New Zealand roots and is already being compared to fantasy greats like Lord of the Rings.
Read more at the East & Bays Courier.
If you've never done so, we highly recommend checking out The Lonely Dog website. This won't be the last you'll hear of The Lonely Dog; the Day of the Dachshund is coming.
It's available in 1, 2, 3, or 6-dog displays, and custom work is available if you want to design your own. This quilt is 17.5" x 18" and will cost you $43. Find out more at Doodlebug Quilts. Thanks to our friend April S. for sending in the story!
Related: Puppy Mill In Our Own Back Yard
Monday, March 30, 2009
The slope of the skull line to the bridge of the nose and the insertion of the cartilage should be ideally so flat that a ruler might be laid on it, and from the insertion of the nasal cartilage there should be ideally a short slope downwards producing a Roman nose (so-called Ramsnase). There should be no furrow on the bridge of the nose or on the skull. The skull should only be only slightly arched, that is, it should be a so-called flat skull, with the occipital bone somewhat prominent. The lips should not be too heavy, since they would offer an easy target for the enemy.
Huh? This great old image is from The Dachshund or Teckel by Herbert Sanborn, 1937. Click on the image to read which heads were true to the breed standard at the time.
“I’m not surprised that she would do something like that because I know how she feels about this dog and she will risk her own life for this dog,” said a tearful Charisse Harris, the victim's daughter. "She treats the dog like a person. It's like her other daughter."
Read the rest and see a video at KHOU.com. We're hoping Mrs. Harris has a quick recovery.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Jake spent just one night at the Animal Hospital before being released to Kuske’s care. He had six puncture wounds, a punctured lung and hernias and was traumatized.
Kuske got one puncture wound that went all the way through one finger and into another as well as scrapes on other fingers. She was treated at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
Read the troubling story at The Lebanon Express.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Oh my goodness, we laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed at this one! "Footlong"- An original music video by Jeremiah Watkins: This is an original music video about the coolest dog in the world, Footlong. I composed the song and wrote the lyrics. Here are the lyrics...
So I got this little dog, his name is Footlong.
Some call him a dachshund, I call him a wiener dog.
You better not go near him when he eats his food,
If you wanna keep your fingers, stay away from this dude.
He's a vicious little puppy, He'll bite your face off.
Like that Nicholas Cage movie except way more tough.
Beware of the dog is not just an expression,
An even more serious thing than the Great Depression.
O Footlong! How do you do the things you do?
You're such a cool dog, and a boy's dream come true.
I remember that one day, when I was just walkin' by.
Then you got angry, and tried to bite out my eye.
Yeah he's a true little thug, a true little "G."
When he gets that peanut butter, he's so happy.
Yo he's my footlong, not some 5 dollar footlong,
They don't sell him at Subway, that would just be wrong.
Footlong's my sidekick, Footlong's my pal.
He even helps me when it comes to the gals.
We like to drink that O.J. called Tropicana,
My footlong wiener dog wears a bandana.
O Footlong! How do you do the things you do?
You're such a cool dog, and a boy's dream come true.
When you play with your bear, it really scares me,
I hope that you calm down soon, and become merry.
I've got a footlong wiener, dog.
A footlong wiener, dog.
Don't touch my footlong wiener, dog.
I've got a footlong wiener dog.
"Actually, He's more like 18 inches."
I've got a foot and a half long wiener dog.
WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO. It's not often that you hear about puppy mills in the city, but we're not surprised by much anymore. 70 dogs were found in a home on Chicago's south side, where the dogs were without food and water, and were living in small bird cages. Appears to be mostly a "pocket-pup" operation, but there was a dachshund or two at least, from what we can tell. Above is footage of the raid from the Cook County Sheriff's Department. In addition to the puppies, police confiscated one pound of marijuana, a handgun and $3,000 cash.
Here is one of the dachshunds who is looking for a home...a pretty little piebald.
Read more and see lots of pics at The Chicago Sun-Times.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Ms. Stejskal has also written a book about Chili-Dawg titled The Little Dog Who Did Big Things. Each book costs $10, - $5 of which goes to printing costs and the rest goes to Recover K-9 Search and Rescue, Inc.
Update 3/26/09: Comment posted from Sue and Chili: thanks for your kind comments. If you would like a copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Tale of the Dachshund, A Humorous Song, by Harvey B. Gaul:
I had a little dachshund once,
So long, you haven’t any notion,
The time it took to notify
His tail of his emotion;
And so it happened when his eyes,
Were full of woe and sadness,
His tail would still be wagging on
Because of previous gladness.
* He thinner grew each day,
Till he stretched himself away!
I had a dachshund once
The hot-dogs know him now.
* “Text for ending is optional.”
The Tale of the Dachshund, copyright, 1923, Harold Flammer, Inc.; dedicated to May Peterson.
Via Pop Deluxe: Really cute set of Dachshund Oil and Vinegar Cruets make a great complement to a table gone to the dogs! Comes with a fill funnel and natural cork stoppers. Blown glass is sturdy and stunning. Each doxie measures 14.25" L x 2" W x 2" H. Comes as a set of two. $39.99
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thanks so much to our good friends Holly, Oscar, and Hans for sending in this scan! They note: Found this ad this morning in the March 16, 2009 issue of PEOPLE Magazine. How adorable! Although we think those burgers have to work a bit harder to out-cute a Doxie!!!
It's that time of year, and we are SO jealous! From youtuber siestadrive: 'Jetta' enjoys her Spring Break in Sarasota, FL, while her step-dad freezes in NYC.
By the way, your Long and Short of it All host 'Joey' says 'Jetta' is so hot he can't stand it. Woof, WOOF!
The tense competition Monday at the Hunter College High School auditorium came down to a faceoff between Thomas and another Brooklynite, Diksha Brahmbhatt.
Diksha, a student at Leonardo da Vinci Intermediate School 61 in Flushing, stumbled on the word "dachshund" - a short-legged, elongated pooch - giving Thomas an opening.
Read all about it The New York Daily News.
Related: D-A-C-H-S-H-U-N-D Trouble
Monday, March 23, 2009
Above, Ms. Duke has some fun with her smooth black and tan dachshund 'Bogie' on a day off.
Patty Duke, far right, in Valley of the Dolls.
And finally, the funny opening credits to the Patty Duke Show..."Patty loves to rock and roll, a hot dog makes her lose control!" Find out more about Patty at wikipedia.
See 34 really nice photos at OC WEEKLY.
This duo, like many other purebred dogs, ended up at a shelter.
SPCA staff reports that this loving couple spends time snuggling in their favorite fluffy dog bed and gazing at each other as they nibble kibble.
"When one goes out for a walk, the other cries loudly until their mate returns," Carter said. "Charles and Phoebe are looking to continue their love affair" in a new home.
Friday, March 20, 2009
This little dog with ten inch clearance
Presents a ludicrous appearance,
His legs are bowed, his feet turn out,
He gives us much to laugh about.
He's two dogs long, a half dog high,
In spite of which he's quick and spry;
So at his funny build don't smirk -
It's perfect for his special work.
For Dachshund plays a hero's role
In going down a badger's hole;
A badger is a savage fighter,
A vicious scratcher and a biter.
And folks who call him "dash-hound" show
Their ignorance and do not know
That dox-hoont is his proper name
In Germany from whence he came.
(photo source unknown)
Read more Dachshund Poetry
Our friend Johnny Ortez, the LA Small Dogs Examiner offers up a great recap, including a video, don't miss it. Marbles sure is cute running around in that vid.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
With 1200 views in just a few days, this new Dachshund video is all set to go viral. What do you think, should it? 'Üter' sure is beautiful.
Üter the amazing wiener dog loves to lick peanut butter off of a minimoog. If you like the sound of the Minimoog's third oscillator, you should try it with peanut butter smeared on the knob.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hot Mess Alaskan Booty Call: It's come to my attention the my little boy dachshund is interested in girls! He is a smooth black and tan weiner dog, with a really interesting personality and has been known to be called "the fabio of weiner dogs". He's looking for one lucky lady (or several I guess) to have a one night stand with. Seriously though. He's an awesome dog, but we don't have papers for him. We are willing to negotiate a price/puppy if you are interested. His name is Bruizer, but affectionately known as Bruce Ween. Source.
Painfully Cute and Totally Bitchin': Who doesn't love a wiener dog on the runway dressed in a fur coat? This was the scene Friday night in Portland, Oregon, for the 4th Annual Boutiques Unleashed. Source.
Dachshund in Charge: Munich, Germany, designers eins:33 have completed the interior of a paper and stationery store in the wealthy Munich suburb of Grünwald. The store is run by a dachshund, apparently. If you have shared the opinion “a dog can not run a paper store” we are happy to widen your mind. Word has it that 'Urmel,' the elegant dachshund-lady rules the brand new store in the shopping arcade of Grünwald, home of Munich’s sparkling society. And indeed, when entering Dressler’s Papeterie a wagging tail arises underneath the presentation counters towards you to give a wet but friendly welcome. You have to bend down quite far to stroke the tousled and unique spiky hair on the little dog’s hat, which made it already on the company logo in first round. Urmel disappears in her integrated dogs hut behind the counter to await the next client. Source.
Have a great day.
Gaines-burgers: SAY IT ISN'T SO: Sorry to say, it is so. There is a Gaines-burgers shortage today.
But we are producing around the clock, seven days a week, so that every grocer's shelf will soon be kept filled with Gaines-burgers.
Please bear with us. And please don't blame your grocer when he's in short supply. Blame us. We underestimated the great, growing demand for "the canned dog food without the can."
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Ms. McNeil said that the home owner said she was breeding and selling the dogs, but it got out of control.
There were also 9 cats and one mixed-breed dog surrendered. The dogs are available for adoption at Rolling Hills Humane Society for $85 including spay/neuter. Read about it at The Paris Post-Intelligencer.
Related: Celebrity Dachshund Watch: Nicole Appleton
We really don't like reporting the news sometimes. It's with an extremely heavy heart that we report that ten of about twenty show Dachshunds were lost in a housefire in Donegal Township, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night. The Dachshunds were owned by Suzanne Digby, who, from what we can ascertain, runs Rainbow's End Doxys.
Suzanne Digby's mother said neighbors and firefighters immediately came to help rescue the dogs. Several were saved, including 14-year-old Oscar, a dog she referred to as another member of the family.
Read more at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rest in Peace little ones.
Monday, March 16, 2009
'Chanel,' a dachshund mix, continues her worldwide media blitz as "The Oldest Dog in the World" according to The Guinness Book of World Records. She turns 21 on May 8th, and may make a future appearance on Jay Leno. Read more at newsday.com.
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Saturday, March 14, 2009
We deserve to be pampered for all the work we do, and all the unconditional love we give. Seeing how that old ratty bed in the corner just isn't up to our standards, here's a few ideas from fetchdog. Woof! Above is the Luxury Nest Trundle....put this on our birthday list: So soft and luxurious, these dog beds look and feel like real fur, yet are machine washable! These sumptuous go anywhere wraps are great for home or travel. Two-in-one design creates a cozy nest for small dogs - up to 25 lbs. - or a cushy double thick blanket. $48
Doesn't this look comfy AND stylish? Chien Chaise: The stylish faux print is filled with 100% hypoallergenic polyester; Special channel inserts keep the fill from shifting and help retain consistent loft; Cover zips off for easy cleaning. From $139
If you like to burrow, this bed's for you. Cozy Cave: The poly/cotton shell has a faux lambswool sleeping surface and faux lambswool-lined top that’s oh so plush. Cover support keeps the top of the bed open, so your dog can crawl right in! Machine washable cover. From $89. Find it at Dachshund Treasures from $69 and Dachshund Delights from just $59.
And finally something just for the mini dachsies: Sleepy Pod: Its innovative design incorporates a luggage-grade ballistic travel bed with a zip-off mesh top that allows free air circulation and 360 degree visibility. Perfect for road trips, it clips into your car seat belts for safety and its rigid frame keeps your co-pilot calm. For dachshunds up to 12 pounds. $159
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Friday, March 13, 2009
"Talking Dog For Sale."
He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a Dachshund sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yes, I do," the doxie replies.
"So, what's your story?"
The doxie looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy is amazed.
He goes back up front and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff".
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thanks to the reader who let us know about this film called 'Duo' from one of our favorite filmmakers, Flying Dachshund Films. We had never seen this one before, and while not usually fans of the "slideshow" type videos, this is far different and quite nice. It was just added to youtube: A 2005 Impromptu Photo Shoot of 'Ptolemy' and 'Galla' in Tokyo.
We're wondering what other goodies they've got stashed away in their archives!
Related: A Sleepy Doxie
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Looks like another life-long dachshund lover.
Read all about it at Dachshund Delights, and visit The Longdog Sauce Company.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
She also seems to have been some sort of an early Pulp Fiction star: The German Parry was born "Hilde Benz" and began acting in the 1910s. It was only in 1920 that she became a star in Europe. Like other silent film stars she was not made for sound, and her star faded in the 1930s, after which she moved to South America and became a star in theater. However, Parry had a secret: she made use of her spare time to help others in the most direct way possible: through fighting crime and evil. More so than most celebrity adventurers, however, she was active around the world, from Mont-Martre to Upsala to the Rif desert to Whitechapel, and she fought a variety of unusual opponents, from the Lady In Black to the Smiling Muslim to the "Death Club," and she made several good friends, including the Gypsy Princess and the White Knight.
We don't know the names of her handsome dachshunds. If anyone has any more info, please send it in!
Like the Energizer Bunny, our Japanese pal 'Goemon' keeps going and going and going. Here he tries for Disc Freestyle at Hyper Flight Japan. He sure knows how to work it! We first met Goemon, the superdachshund, way back in July of 2007; below is one of our favorite videos which catapulted him to fame. Your Long and Short of it All hostess 'Maggie' nearly faints every time she watches him:
Monday, March 9, 2009
Meet sweet 'Hachiko.'
Nice to see that Flying Dachshund Films has some new videos! Haven't heard from them in about 1.5 years, since they did the fantastic Snow Cone & the Seven Dwarfs. You know, it's been raining at our home for about 48 hours straight, and that video is so "feel-good," that we have to post it just one more time, just in case our newer readers missed it. It's one of our faves, low resolution and all:
Meet one of the 57 small dogs and puppies recently surrendered from a Georgia puppy mill. They are being housed at the Hall Humane Society in Gainesville, Georgia. Excerpt from The Gainesville Times:
The dogs, which arrived Wednesday afternoon, are all small breeds: Yorkshire terriers, dachshunds, poodles, papillons, shih tzus, Pekingese, schnauzers, miniature pinschers and chihuahuas.
Humane society president Rick Aiken said he didn’t think the breeders were deliberately cruel. “These animals weren’t being starved,” he said. “But they were somewhat neglected because the breeders had gotten in over their heads (financially) and couldn’t take care of them.”
Read all about it and see two more dachshund pics at The Gainesville Times.
Friday, March 6, 2009
It's 3 AM. Do you know where your dachshund is?
From youtuber PotterJunkie3: I heard someone in the kitchen in the middle of the night, and figured it was my dachshund, Roxy. I decided to grab my camera. This is what I found. I'm sure other doxie owners can relate! =)
Roxy has some fun videos at that link.
Well, all the hoopla aside, Crufts, the "world's largest dog show" has started as planned. The hounds showed yesterday, and it should come as no surprise that a dachshund didn't take the group, as it went to a pharaoh hound.
It's kind of nice for us Yanks that the BBC canceled its Crufts coverage though, because we can watch it live this year at cruftslive.tv. If you become a subscriber, you can watch recorded events. There are also short clips available at the youtube Crufts channel.
If you're unfamiliar with the hoopla across the pond around Crufts, check out EDP24 for a recap. Here's a dachshund lover excerpt: Clare McDonald, 48, of Hevingham, near Aylsham, who has been showing dachshunds with her daughter Laura, 21, for the last 10 years, said it was "disappointing" that the BBC was not broadcasting Crufts this year. "The BBC documentary has made the general public think very badly of pedigree dogs and there was no balanced argument for pedigrees, which has given the dog world a good shake-up," she said.
The above photo shows Laura McDonald with some of their doxies headed for Crufts.
Below are the Dachshund Breed Winners, smooth, longhair, and wirehair, standards and minis. Congratulations! You're all beautiful! See the rest of the winners at the results page.
Related: Crufts Coverage