Tuesday, May 29, 2012

'The Long and Short of it All' Turns Five Years Old

A Note From Rowdy and Joey

With little fanfare, yesterday we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of 'The Long and Short of it All.'  Dad forgot the party hats, but won this Dachshund sign in a raffle basket at last week's MWDR fundraiser, so he put it around Joey's head and said "Now it's a party!  Smile!"  Do we look amused?  Shouldn't Rowdy be wearing a lampshade?  We weren't impressed in the slightest until Dad broke out the fresh strawberry shortcake topped with whipped cream and blueberries.  Now THAT's a party! 
Every year Dad says that our anniversary is going to be the end of the blog.  It happened the first year, the second year, the third year, and so on, and when he kept going, he kept saying that five was the magic number - the fifth anniversary of the blog is going to be the very last post we will ever do.  Well, too bad he missed yesterday's deadline announcement because we're still here today and we're still blogging.  So stay tuned.
And so we wrap up Long and Short of it All post number 2,855.  Danke schön to all our loyal readers and commentors for sticking with us over the years - it's been a fun ride.  Thank you from the heart of our bottoms.


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

28 comments:

shortoldlady said...

HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY! You've just gotten into the swing of this blogging thing - please says you'll keep on for at least ANOTHER 5 years! You boys make my day!!

Eliza57 said...

Gigi Marie Louise and we can't resist - what does this add up to in dog years?! Congratulations! So glad we and all our friends - two-legged & four legged have been introduced to you and all your friends around the world! Long may you blog & wag!
Happy tails!
Gigi, Sami & Shelby Chow, Tango Bravo Puss-Puss, Rick & Eliza57 xo

Jerr said...

Thanks, guys, for all the time and effort you put into maintaining the web's premier dachshundist destination. Each new post is a treat. The only thing that could make it better would be to have sweet Maggie around for this and future celebrations.

fish said...

Congratulations! When did Rowdy decide to get so big?


Stillwells dad

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I am so glad that you are doing this. When my husband was sick in the hospital and I had to be away from my girls, reading your blog made things so much easier. I enjoy everything about your blog.Keep it up

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years. I've been a loyal viewer every day now for several years. I've enjoyed it so much! I've laughed and cried at times, been enlightened and angry, rejoiced and been sad with you, and it has brought comfort to me during the loss of my beloved dachshund. I've got to read lots of stories that I would have never heard of before, and heard from lots of neat people, too.

So thank YOU again for all you've done, and Happy Anniversary! Wishing you much success, happiness, and long life for the little guys - with or without the blog – whatever you decide. But, we love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey and Rowdy, thanks for all your great posts over the years. The Long and the Short of all is a great blog. Look forward each day to your posts!

Baxter, Baxter's Mom and Dad

Doris said...

Congratulations! Please don't even think of stopping. Sure there are other dachshund blogs out there but none of them even begin to come close to yours!

Alison said...

That's why there were fireworks yesterday, it was your bloggiversary! You scared us for a minute there with your crazy talk about the 5-year deadline. First they take away our Tang, there are no more drive-in movies, then All My Children is cancelled, not our doxie blog too!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your anniversary!!

I first became a fan of this site when Carson noted the erroneous use of a photo of our Honey. I am always grateful to him for bringing that to my attention.

So, YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY (one for each year) for your blog, the #1 Doxie Blog for all of the Internets (sic).

Liz K/Doxieone

PS Link to the story referred to above.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doxieone/3314178587/

amyinbc said...

Love your blog. Happy Blog Versary!!

Finnegan and Abby

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thank you for all the fun, fanfare, words of sympathy and encouragement through the years. Its easy to feel like we know you. Glad your not leaving.
Without fail it is the classiest blog on the Internet . Have you won any awards for this and been too shy to tell us?
We've seen the good and the worst of Dachshund life. Most of all we see your passion for this wonderful breed.
Thank you so much for all your time and attention. What would we do without you.
Sincere thanks !!!

Marene&Penny

Anonymous said...

to your danke shon I say bitte

oskar, kingman arizona (tweenie black and tan, smooth coat)

Jablana said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyy...
We love to read your blog, looking t pictures and funnies, so please dont ever stop!!

Love and kisses from Princess Lea**

Anonymous said...

A loud howl from the north of Germany. Congratulations and a very happy birthday to you all folks! Your blog really makes our day - each and every day! And please: never ever put us into shock again by mentioning any deadline. Go on blogging, there is so much more to be said about dachsies and their owners.. just look at Joey and Rowdy (and late Miss Maggie). Hugs and kisses,
Ani & Tobi

Anonymous said...

Bark and a Woof to u on your 5th anniversary. Keep on blogging, we love it. Your friends from Quebec Canada, Shylo, Sass, Maggie and Sky-la

Cynthia (Geneva's mom) said...

A very happy anniversary and hearty congratulations on one of the best blogs out there! As a fellow blogger, I know what it takes to put out a quality product, and I often tell myself that I can't keep it up much longer with my full time "real" job.
You have really done a terrific service to those of us who love dachshunds, and I would be very disappointed if you finally decided to stop posting.
Checking out your blog is one of the most enjoyable moments of my daily routine!
Geneva, who turned 16 this year, also sends congratulations and kisses.

sundox said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog I hope you can keep going! You have posted wonderful doxie news for everyone to enjoy!

Kristi and Crew
las Vegas, NV

Oscar and Hans said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

We still love to read here every day for the latest and greatest Doxie news. We're raising our biscuits to another five years!

Valerie and the Short gang said...

Congratulations!! and please don't stop, your an inspiration (mythreedoxsons.com). You can't go anyway, Dachshunds live to be very old if we're lucky and there is so much more to tell. Love Joey and Rowdy's new photo!

Jane said...

What a cute picture of Joey and Rowdy! No, please do not think about stoppping your blog. It is like our daily newspaper to us Dachshund lovers and we are lost during your stand by periods. Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the new picture! You two are just so handsome. And thank you dad for the years of an absolute fantastic blog and sharing your kids with us. We appreciate greatly the hard work that goes into it as well as sharing your babies stories with us. Wishing you many happy healthy years ahead. Robin, Macy & Bailey in sunny California

Anne said...

thank you for blogging about the loves of our 4 legged weenie lives!!!!!!! love, love, love this site every damn day!
-Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

Anonymous said...

Yours is the ONLY blog I visit daily, without fail... Peni, Beau and I adore it. Joey is the most precious dog (his eyes are so soulful) and Rowdy seems to be a playful sweetheart. Thank you for all your hard work and for the awesome blog!

Tootsie said...

I wag with you! Happy anniversary!
Love,
Tootsie

Anonymous said...

Very very very happy you're still here. THANK YOU! -Olga

The Sheridan Avenue Boys said...

Congrats on another year!!! We absolutely love your blog so we sure do hope you keep doing that thing you do!!!

Thank you so much for all the times that you've posted our boys on your blog. The Sheridan Avenue Boys are sending sloppy kisses your way!

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Your blog is the very best part of my day - I can never get enough of Dachshunds - and pics, stories, poems, etc. about these beautiful creatures of God. Happy 5th Anniversary to you, Carson, Joey and Rowdy, and to Miss Maggie in Heaven. If you can continue this blog (and all the work and time it takes) you would make so many people so very happy. Kindest regards, Jayne and Annie

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