Friday, September 10, 2010

Never Forget


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!

16 comments:

Jayne and Annie said...

Hello, Joey, Maggie and Dad!! We have been hoping for an update on Joey's recovery and are so thrilled to hear that he is comming along well!! You are all still in our prayers and will continue to be. Have a relaxing, healing, uneventful weekend!! Love, Jayne and AnnieBelle

Jayne and Annie said...

That's "coming" along well!! Love, Jayne

Anonymous said...

Great news Joey!!! We are sending good vibes and woofs for a good sunny, healthy, relaxing weekend for you Joey and Maggie and Dad Carson. Bark to ya later. the 4 pawsome wieners from Quebec, Canada

Jerry S. said...

Glad to be reading good and encouraging news about you, Joey. Keep up the good work, and try not to worry your Dad too much.

Anne said...

BOW-WOW-WOW-WOW Joey! Keep it up. We're pumped that you are on the mend!! enjoy a nice weekend with your family lounging, sunning and lap resting!!

love,
Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Annie Em

Anonymous said...

Great news Joey! So glad to hear you continue to heal and gain strength. Will keep those prayers going. All the best to Maggie and your Dad too. Have a great weekend.

dachseeguy said...

Carson Joey Maggie, wonderful news. Hang in there and see Joey all the way through as I know you will. it was you who first encouraged me to go to Midwest dachsiefest which I hope to do tomorrow. thanks. John & Ozzie

dachseeguy said...

After getting hooked tearfully on Murray Weinstock's song "War Dogs" I have delved a little into past (pre Iraq) shameful treatment and abandonment in the war zone of our canine heroes who were considered 'surplus property'.
hope I am wrong in this, but the net sources appeared reliable. It is very important that we honor all of our heroes human and canine and I will attend the fest in that spirit. My son Frank saw the towers come down from across the river while at Saint Peters College in Jersey City NJ and assisted in a minor way in the relief effort. One of his photos is also still out there on the memorial web HEREISNEWYORK.ORG. image number 7053 of emergency workers in a relief vessel as tribute. God Bless America and also speed Joey's recovery John & Ozzie

Anonymous said...

Hooray, Joey! I already knew your story, and the Midwest Dachshund story still made me cry! You are so brave, and we are so proud of you and your Dad.

Are t he 9/11 t shirts for sale anywhere? It's pretty cool!

Linda said...

Hooray for Joey that he is doing vell and the vomiting has stopped! Not a day goes by that we don't think about him and what a good, strong, brave boy he is.
Hope that surgery check-up shows that everything is fine! Hope you are all getting some well deserved rest and relaxation! Linda, Frankie and Maggie

Anonymous said...

Lovely tribute.

H/T/C

jam said...

woof! woof! woof! great news joey. glad to hear you're doing better. schnitzel; winnie; wilbur; and i will still keep sending good thoughts your way. lots of love and tail wags.

Podgirl said...

GO JOEY GO JOEY GO JOEY
and Maggie too.


Schatzi

Karen said...

Yipee for Joey and Maggie! --and to his great family!

Karen said...

Love that patriotic t-shirt design. Any ideas on how to purchase one? I checked the sites out, but no luck.
Karen & Barney dog

Anonymous said...

Along with clapping our paws for Joey's good news, we also want to clap our paws to Maggie for being Dachshund of the Month. Way to go!!! Your 4 dachie friends from Quebec Canada

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