Within hours of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, specially trained dogs were on the scene, including German Shepherds, Labs, and even a few little Dachshunds. Source: 99 Fun Facts About Dogs.
Tomorrow is DRNA's 14th annual Midwest Dachshund Festival at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds off U.S. Route 150 near Danville, Illinois. We won't be attending this year with Joey recovering from surgery, but hope that everyone has a great time! Above is this year's patriotic t-shirt design. Read all about the festival at the Commercial News, or the official MWDF site. There will be 17 vendors this year including Midwest Dachshund Rescue and Dachshund Delights, who is also sponsoring this year's event. Dodgerslist, your IVDD resource, started this annual event 14 years ago.
Speaking of Dachshund Delights, we are honored that your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Joey' is featured in this month's newsletter and that 'Maggie' is Dachshund of the Month!
Joey continues to recover very well. His appetite continues to improve, and he has not vomited since last Sunday morning. He is off his anti-nauseants and has been started on ursodiol for his "gallbladder sludge." He has an appointment next week for his second monthly DOCP injection for Addison's Disease, and his 2-week post-surgery follow-up.
Have an awesome weekend!