Monday, June 8, 2009

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that there's no other love like Dachshund Love, here's a Dachshund news roundup on a crisp, cool and rainy Monday, June 8, 2009. Woof! Above, Amy Lasswell of Burlington, Iowa, far left, watches her dog veer off course in the wiener dog race at Original Cyns' sixth birthday celebration Saturday on Jefferson Street in Burlington. In a spectacular wiener dog race upset, 'Rusty' (A.K.A. The Flash), a two-time winner of the Community Basket race, lost to the spunky spotted newcomer 'Roxie.' The event helped raise about $350 for three different animal groups. Read all about it and see another pic at The Hawk Eye.

In our own home town, 40 dogs were rescued from a Tennessee puppy mill and brought to Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society on Friday. It looks as though there were many Dachshunds. They are now available for adoption. See all the photos of the pretty puppies at The Chicago Sun-Times. Thanks to our pals 'Topo' and 'Bowie' for the tip!

Heading west to Nickelsville, a homeless shantytown in Seattle, Washington, you'll find smooth black and tan 'Cubby,' and his human, Donna Beavers. The town residents have recently moved back to land owned by the state, and are hoping Seattle's Mayor won't evict them again. Times are tough. Read the troubling story at the West Seattle Herald.

Heading back southeast, meet some little heroes, 'Greta,' left, and 'Patches,' who hail from Goose Creek, South Carolina. While their human was busy weeding the garden, Patches took one for the team by getting bit by a copperhead snake in the face. The vet said that it was lucky he got struck in the face where there is less blood supply. Antivenin was not recommended for Patches, just Benadryl, antibiotics, and some TLC. Read all about it at Lowcountry Paws.

And finally...."Hey bub - get outta my personal space. I've got a 24.5 inch zone all around me that you need to respect, OK?" We're sure this handsome red smooth got over himself as he waited to see the vet at the Gateway Animal Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio's Tremont neighborhood. You can read all about the busy clinic at

Have a great Monday!

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