Friday, May 6, 2011

A Note From Maggie and Joey: Please Stand By

Your Long and Short of it All hostess and host, Maggie and Joey

Dear fellow Dachshundists,

We're taking a few days off for a much-needed vacation, but we'll be back real soon.  There's lots of good stuff in the works, so please stay tuned. 
And make sure to give your Mommas a big wet sloppy kiss for Mother's Day. 

Yours in Dachshund Love,
Joey and Maggie.....


Anonymous said...

Scared me!!! When I see the "please stand by" I am expecting to read a medical report on one of your wonderful doggies!

Have a great time off!


Anonymous said...

Have fun Maggie and Joey (with your human)...wet smoochy kisses right back, well.....particularly to Maggie!

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Enjoy your well-deserved vacation, Maggie, Joey and Carson!! I see that both doxies have very defined waistlines now - good work and very hard to do, given doxies' enthusiastic appetites!! Hurry back - we all enjoy hearing about you all and to know all is well. Kindly, Jayne and Annie

kalyxcorn said...

happy vacay! :) b

Whit said...

Have a lovely vacation, Mom, Dad, Maggie and Joey!

fish said...

You should use this photo for the entry page. The one you use know make the kids look so ....Stern!

Unknown said...

Oh, have a great time, you guys, we'll keep an eye out for when you're back:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Keren Hening said...

We call the faces you two are making "The L@@K" and it is usually used by dachunds to a) snag treats and snackies and b) feign innocence when something has been snarfed, chewed, peed upon or otherwise damaged. Our favorite line to go with (b) is "Is there a problem, Officer?"

Auntie Keren, wrangler of The Herd - Guinness, Merlin, Dr. Beau Leaky and Ms. Ima DorBelle

Jablana said...

have fun and anjoy the time off...:)
we'll be here waiting for more good stuff...

Kisses to handsome doxies from Princess Lea:*

Skooter said...

Great story out of St Louis -

ULTON, Mo. (AP) -- A deaf dachshund is getting some expert help learning more sign language after finding a new home at the Missouri School for the Deaf.
The Fulton Sun reported that the 1-year-old dog named Sparky arrived at the mid-Missouri school this winter after receiving training through a program that pairs rescue dogs with prison inmates.
When the eight weeks of training was over, the inmates at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking decided they wanted Sparky to live with deaf students.
The superintendent of the Fulton school, Barbara Garrison, jumped at the chance. The students continue adding to the sign language Sparky learned from the inmates. He already knows the signs for "no," "sit," "lay down," "stay," "stop" and "heel."
The brindle-colored dachshund even sleeps with students in the dorms sometimes.
Sophomore Catherine Slinkard of Sullivan asked to keep Sparky overnight first, so he stayed in her dorm one night.
"He was very calm when I had him," Slinkard said through an interpreter.
Then Sparky went over to Michael Miller's dorm. The senior says he fell in love with the little dog. Miller learned quickly that yelling at Sparky did no good. He had to either use sign language or pick the dog up to get his attention. Miller knew Sparky could hear nothing, just like him.
"I feel that because I can communicate with him in signs that it's special," he said through an interpreter.
When Sparky isn't overnighting in the dorms, he sleeps at Garrison's house where she keeps four other dachshunds.
He patters around campus during the day.
"He fits perfectly here," Garrison said, "because these kids hear all the time what they can't do. We try to tell them what they can do."
Prison staff checks in frequently to see how Sparky is doing. The news is all good. Garrison said Sparky teaches responsibility and has the ability to help calm down students with behavior or social problems.
"He likes his new deaf family here," she said.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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