Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dachshund News Roundup!

With the wind at your back and the sun in front of you, welcome to another edition of Dachshund News Roundup on the very first day of December, 2009. It's cool outside, and it's only going to get colder. Got those winter coats out of the closet? Kicking things off, it's the photo of the day at L.A. Unleashed, and this feisty red smooth certainly deserves the press. His human jokes that he is reinventing the Greyhound Bus company logo!

In rescue news, last week saw the largest seizure of animals in the history of Bandera County, Texas, and they were all Dachshunds, 43 of them to be exact (and 2 cats).  The dogs were removed from a breeder based out of Utopia.  Sure doesn't sound like a utopia to us!  Pictured here is Jennifer Gaertner, community liaison for animal control issues, and one of the sweet little rescues.  Organizations that assisted with the seizure included Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Humane Societies of the United States and Bexar County and the Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, as well as PetSmart Charities.  Read all about it the Bandera County Courier.

Meanwhile, in Manatee, Florida, 'Peachy,' the red smooth seen here, was attacked by a coyote that was traveling in a pack of three as soon as she was let outside to do her business on Sunday morning.  The coyote carried Peachy away with her human running after them, and Peachy was finally released by the coyote.  Peachy is recovering after surgery to repair the puncture wounds.  She will also have to be quarantined for 6 months because she was not up to date on her rabies shot.  Read more and see several photos at the Bradenton Herald.  We're hoping that Peachy has a quick and full recovery.

And finally, when you need inspiration, look no further than this blind and deaf Dachshund named Rudolph, so aptly named by his human because - just like the reindeer's nose guides Santa's sleigh in the dark -- Rudolph's nose guides him every day.  Now with his fifth and final family, Rudolph visits schools around metro Detroit, Michigan, with his human Marcia Fishman, to show that he is a happy dog despite his disabilities.  Read all about him at  Contact information is available at the link to buy "Rudolph's Nose Knows" coloring books, just $5 each.
We actually featured Rudolph about a year ago at this time, but you can never get too much of a good thing, as they say. 

Have a nice day.

1 comment:

Mickey said...

Hi Maggie and Joey!
I just saw this story tonight on the NBC Nightly News and remembered that you guys had posted it first on Dec. 1st! Nice story and wanted to say: you guys are on it!!! Way to go, weiner dogs!

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