Saturday, October 15, 2011

Please Welcome Your New 'Long and Short of it All' Co-Host!

Who, Me?

We're pleased to announce that the exhaustive search for your new 'Long and Short of it All' co-host is now over.  Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together and give a warm welcome to.....black and tan wirehaired 'Rowdy!'  Yep, things are about to get a lot more "wirey" around here!  And the search wasn't really that exhaustive - we weren't looking for a new Dachshund, but Hot Toddy (his foster name), appeared on our MidWest Dachshund Rescue facebook feed, and we immediately fell in love with his soulful little eyes.  We can't thank MidWest Dachshund Rescue enough for all that they have done to bring some joy back in our lives after the loss of our beloved 'Maggie.' 
Rowdy was born on May 2nd, so he is just over five months old.  At the vets yesterday, he weighed in at 9.4 pounds, and the vet thinks that he will be about 16 pounds when fully grown.  Rowdy came in through MWDR with 10 other puppies as a result of a few puppy mill/large breeding facilities which closed down in Missouri.  He has been fostered for several weeks by a fantastic family near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Joey and Dad went to visit him a few weeks ago to see if he was a good match for us, and Joey took to him right away - they played some, and when Joey had enough, he let out a little growl, and Rowdy respected him and went and played with his toys.  So, Joey does like to play some, and he will also teach Rowdy how to be a great dog.
He is doing well in his new home.  Potty training is a work in progress, obviously, for a young pup whose world has just been turned upside down.  But in almost 3 days, he has had just one accident in the house.  He is distracted by the city noises when we go outside to take care of business, although he is less and less distracted as each day passes.  He loves to play, he loves his toys, he loves to snuggle, and like any Dachshund, boy does he love his food!  We're slowly switching him over to raw food, which he loves.  He hasn't had any diarrhea or stomach upset, so the transition is going well.  He is fascinated when Dad is in the kitchen - he'll just sit on the floor and watch in amazement at what goes on, and his eyes light up every time a cabinet door opens. 
Naming him was a tough job, and it was down to Rowdy, Barney, Harry Callahan (call 'Cal'), Cowboy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (call Henry), Iggy, Teddy,Wiley the Wirehair, and Murdoch (Murdach?) the Dachshund.  Rowdy, after Rowdy Yates, the Clint Eastwood character in Rawhide was always near the top though, and it sounds a little like Toddy, and he was responding to it, so Rowdy he is, both in name and spirit.  It probably didn't hurt that there was a photo of Clint Eastwood on the sidebar to your right when the decision was finally made. 
And so, a new era has begun at The Long and Short of it All. 


Mr. Crazy-Eyebrows


Joey and Rowdy




Sing it Clint! Rowdy by Clint Eastwood.

59 comments:

Sheila said...

Welcome Rowdy!

Will Rowdy be the creative director of Wirehair Wednesdays? ;-)

Oscar and Hans said...

Welcome Rowdy! We are sure that Joey will be a great big brother. Can't wait to follow along as you grow up!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rowdy! What a handsome young man. Joey needs your company and dad Carson needs the extra love. Can't wait to see what you add to the blog!!! Doxiemom and the girls.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rowdy! What a handsome boy you are! Can't wait to read the blog from this dynamic duo!

Whit said...

Congratulations to the family, and welcome to Rowdy! What a precious fuzzy face!!!
I've never had a wire-hair doxie, but I just love the look of them, so I can't wait to live vicariously through the blog!

Donna said...

Welcome, Rowdy!

Northern Star said...

Welcome Rowdy so pleased to meet you! So good that Joey has another pal - and a wirehair too, he just has to be in charge of Wirehair Wednesday!

Sue, Pepsi (a wirehair boy too!) and Max in the UK

Lexi said...

Welcome to Rowdy. Your lives will sure be more busy now, having a small puppy. We are glad to see your back, and that you have a new fur friend to love. We look forward to watching him grow.

We also like that in the "you might also like" down below this story is a link to the "operation Cuddles" story, which, we have been following since you showed us on facebook.

Sending many hours of love, cuddles and laughter to all three you.

Lex and Bismarch

Ashleigh said...

Omigosh...he really is adorable...wire-hair doxies are really popular her in Spain...He does have adorable eyes! Those eyebraws are awesome. So happy for ALL of you!

Taffy and Angel Twix said...

I can see why you fell in love with him! I have to tell you that I thought Momma was gonna pass out when she read the Rowdy came from a "breeding facility" in Mo. Apparently, there is the possibility that I am related to Rowdy. I came from one of those places in MO too and I've had several litters of puppies. How exciting!
Hugs,
Taffy

Anonymous said...

He's gorgeous. I am soooo happy for you. He has a wonderful face and eyes. He will be just wonderful for you I am sure.
Ali and I have been hoping to hear soon that you found, or that a friend found you. Joey will be a wonderful big brother, I'm just sure of that.
Don't know what made me check your site today as it is unusual for you to post on the weekend. Glad I did.
He's wonderful. I can't gush enough. Love those eyes and eyebrows.
Have fun with him. We all forget how busy a pup can be. I think at his age and with Joey to coach him the housebreaking won't be too bad. I bet the foster had a hard time giving him up.
Very happy for you and Joey. So very happy.

What a great list of names. Love the Murdach. Love Rowdy the best.

Marene&Ali

Anonymous said...

Welcome to your furever home Rowdy. Joey will be an awesome budddy for you we are sure about that. can't have too much doxie love in the house so we wish you lots of doxie fun. Robin and Macy

Lucia44 said...

What great news to find today! Rowdy is cute and Joey looks happy.
I am glad that Rowdy found a fur ever home.
Jane and Oscar

Pessoa com problemas said...

Awww Rowdy looks too cute for words.
Oscar, the wirehair from Portugal sends his love. :*

Theanne and Baron said...

I was so terribly terribly sorry to learn about Maggie...but how wonderful you and Joey have found a new co-host. Rowdy is a great name for the new fella, and he's quite handsome too!

Baron sends a welcome WOOF to Rowdy!

Vic said...

Congratulations on your new addition & welcome Rowdy, you are simply adorable!

Amber DaWeenie said...

A very warm welcome to Rowdy....Us weenie dogs rule!

Amber And Max
DaWeenies of Florida

Podgirl said...

Welcome Mr. Crazy Eyebrows!!

Jonathan said...

Wonderful news! Two is always better than one.

Love from your two-legged and four-legged friends in Austin.

Jonathan, Paula, Dex and Red

Amy said...

Welcome Rowdy!! You have such beautiful eyes, great expression in them. Can't wait to see what kind of adventures you & Joey have together:)

Amy & Jasper

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

Wow...we were out of the blogshere for a couple of weeks and were pleasantly surprised when we visited your blog and saw so many posts after the loss of your beloved Maggie. It warmed our hearts to find out that the void left allowed you to give another Doxie a wonderful life and your hearts are on the way to healing. We look forward to your upcoming posts.

Coloradolady said...

Welcome Rowdy!! Boy, he has very soulful - wise beyond his years eyes. What a sweetie and a cutie too!!!

Jane S. said...

He has such wise eyes! What a sweetheart and he sounds like a perfect addition.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rowdy! Loooove your eyebrows! Congrats Joey and family!

kalyxcorn said...

awwww yipppeee!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

YAY ROWDY!! WOOFS ALL AROUND!

your homegirls,
Pandora & Lolita

Cynthia (Geneva's mom) said...

Congratulations, Carson and Joey, on the new member of your family. What a dear little face he has! It sounds like there's a deep doggie friendship developing already, too.
This is wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And welcome Rowdy :) We look forward to hearing more stories from your blog and Maggie will forever be in our hearts!

Linda Moss said...

Carson, congrats to you and Joey! I was so thrilled to see the news! Love the name Rowdy, he is just as cute as can be with such an incredibly intelligent handsome face. Love the eyebrows! What fun to have a puppy!
Linda, Frankie and Maggie

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Love and congratulations to you, Carson and Joey!!! This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Lucky puppy, and lucky Carson and Joey!! May God Bless you all, always. With love and very best wishes, Jayne and Annie

docsdox said...

CONGRATS!!!! you're right, Rowdy's eyes ARE quite soulful! he's a beautiful pup! good luck with the potty training!

Jeanne said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Rowdy! You have the most soulful, wise-looking eyes.

Alicia said...

We're pleased to meet you, Rowdy, and yes, you have crazy, wild eyebrows but you are oh, So cute!! Congratulations to the entire family and we're sure that Rowdy will add to the rich foundation already prepared by Carson, Joey and Maggie. We can't wait to read about all the adventures!

Oskar and family

kivrin said...

Awww :) Rowdy has got those eyes! We are so glad you adopted Rowdy, and we look forward to hearing all kinds of great puppy stories. Many kisses from your Colorado dachsie friends!

Piper, Gracie, and Mom(Cyndy)

Jenna Calvino said...

Rowdy is so adorable! And I'm so glad Joey is getting along with him. I'm thinking of adopting a rescue dachshund in the near future too! My dachshund, Shorty passed away in March and I needed time but I think i'm about ready to adopt a new friend. Anyway, I'm really happy for you! And I look forward to continuing to read about Joey and Rowdy's adventures :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a handsome little fellow. Can't wait to see what the future holds!

jacqueline said...

Congratulations on that darling little guy! So happy to see you adopt again right away... No matter how much we love our doxies, when they go there is no good purpose in waiting, because there are so many little guys/gals that NEED a home. The sooner the better! (I know some people need time and I respect that, but if at all possible, please jump right back in)
Maggie would be so proud of you quickly helping another, I'm just sure of it. Congratulations!

wanlai2001 said...

Welcome Rowdy! I am so pleased for you and your family. I am sure you will be a great blessing to your daddy and brother, and a great co-host!

Odie

Jablana said...

Hot doggydy, welcomeeeeeeeeeeeeee:)
another cutness to watch out for!
kisses from Princess Lea to a gorgeous pair!!:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, we knew it!!!! Dad and Joey were gone to pick up their new family member (we had that Dachshund feeling). Welcome Rowdy and congrats to Joey and Dad Carson, and God bless u for adopting a rescue. We were told that the wire hairs are the Clowns of the dachshund breed so we are looking forward to hear about all the funny antics Rowdy will bless u with, its going to be a blast. Your 4 rescued pals (yep we are all rescues too) from Quebec Canada. Shilo, Sass, Maggie, and Skyla. XXXX Good luck and oh by the way Rowdy u really lucked in getting Carson and Joey for your family, you will have a very great life.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rowdy! What a handsome pup you are! And so lucky to have Joey for a big brother. Congratulations on the addition to your family.

Anne said...

Grrreat to meet you Rowdy!! Gosh, you are a handsome addition to the staff!! We couldn't be happier for ALL of you and look forward to seeing you AROUND!!!

many, many tail wags and kisses!
-Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

Ruby and Penny said...

Welcome home Rowdy. Congratulations.
Love Ruby & Penny

Farmer Roger and the kids in Kansas said...

Welcome! When Coco saw your photo she let out a little grrr and wanted to know who this handsome devil was. Of course Edie wanted to know more about Joey. They love the pictures. And Oscar says what about raw food? Can I have some?

Oscar, Edie and Coco too!!!!!!!!!

ChefAimster said...

So happy for you all. I saw Hot Toddy/Rowdy on the MW Rescue page. He certainly has personality in those eyes!

Shar said...

The dachshunds gods were smiling down upon you, Rowdy, when you were welcomed into Carson's pack. Get ready for a life of love, caring, and fun.

~With Sawyer, Abby, and Logan

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful addition to your family!!! Soooo cute!! I'm old enough to know Rawhide TV show and Rowdy from that show, too. Such a great name for a young pup!

Congrats!!!

Liz K.

PS On vacation and not able to catch all news as I normally do on your site.

Anonymous said...

Congrats and welcome to Rowdy! He is one seriously handsome feller -- he does have amazingly soulful eyes! You've done Maggie proud! Joey looks particularly handsome as well -- both are very photogenic. Congrats again. Leo and Hogan's mom from Va Bch.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rowdy! So glad to meet you! Happy to hear you and Joey are getting along well and you're being a good boy with the potty training business. Looking forward to hearing all sorts of great stories about you and your adventures in your new forever home!

Love, Mina from MI (the mini-dox ruler of the neighborhood)

Turbo and Lily said...

Perfect. He's got that glint of Clint in his beautiful eyes. Can't wait to hear what hijinx the little fella gets into. Go ahead Rowdy, 'make our day'!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Rowdy - looks like Joey does too,
He has found a great new home - and the love of all us on-lookers :-)

Much love
- Hildy (and my mom)

angie gween said...

a wirehair! what a cutie! welcome rowdy!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rowdy! Can't wait to hear of all your adventures with Joey! I am sure you'll have a great time!
The Columbus Crazy Wiener Crew.
(Melonie, Bridgette, Simon, Jerome and Sally)

Bob said...

Lucky, lucky Rowdy for being rescued and for finding a home with you two. So happy for you all!

Unknown said...

Welcome Rowdy! Such cuteness.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!! And what a little cutie.

Anonymous said...

Between my husband, myself and our 2 daughters...we have 4 doxies...all their names starting with an "R"...Roxy, Rocky, Rusty, Ruger and our official ugly dachshund (yellow lab) Remington...just love your new little man Rowdy !!!

scary miss mary said...

HOORAY FOR WIREHAIRS!!!! <3
Congrats on your new little man! They really are the clowns of the doxie world! You are gonna have a great time!
Love, Mary & Lonnie

http://dachshundlove.blogspot.com/2010/09/wirehair-wednesday.html

jam said...

wow what a little cutie. welcome, rowdy. mees doxies (scheitzel; winfred; wilbur)

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