Tuesday, May 28, 2013


My funny features may abound,
Short legs, long body, low to ground,
But I'm about the perfect pal
For man or woman, boy or gal.
I'm gentle, very playful, kind.
I housebreak fast
'Cause I'm refined.
I'm smart but never sly or foxy,
No!  Don't underrate the Dachsie!

By John J. Kelly III
age 11

Via the American Dachshund magazine, October, 1972.  Unrelated Mid-Century photo source unknown.

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Anonymous said...

Hello, hello??? Anybody there???


Trinket'smom said...

I'm here! Loved the poem, btw, but just haven't left a comment till now. I did see a book at Barnes and Noble yesterday about a family owned by three doxies. I'll have to read it.

Anonymous said...

Is TLATSOIA coming back?

Trinket's mom said...

I hope so, Anonymous!

I was watching an old Barbara Stanwyck movie the other set during WW I. The family had a dachshund, a black and tan smooth, that unfortunately suffered because he was a German dog and that wasn't acceptable.

Gwen said...

Bette? Rowdy? Where ARE you? I miss your postings.... and I'm worried too. Hope nothing is wrong.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to posting and have wondered too where are Betty and Rowdy? Reading the book about the three's called Hounded....really fun read especially since we will be getting our third daschund in September!

Lucy and Kora's human

Trinket'smom said...

Did anyone else see the litter of black and tan smooths on Too Cute today? It was on Animal Planet at 6 eastern. The doxie pups really were too cute!

Still keeping my fingers crossed for Rowdy's, Bette's and Carson's return.

Anonymous said...

May Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette be happy and safe,
and may their hearts be filled with joy.
May Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette live in security and in peace.
May Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette dwell in perfect tranquility.
Let no one do harm to Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette.
Let no one put the lives of Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette in danger.
Let no one, out of anger or ill will, wish Mr. B, Rowdy and Bette any harm.

Metta Sutta (Stuttanipata)
translated by Thich Nhat Hahn, adapted by a friend.

Trinket's mom said...

Thank you for sharing that mantra, Anonymous!

It's lovely!

Trinket's mom

Heidi + Gretchen's Dad said...

We will all be here when you are ready to come back.

Anonymous said...

Where or where are Bette & Row-dy
Where or where can they be???
With their overbite and wirey hair
Where or where can they be????

Come back come back we miss you so!!!

Anonymous said...

You owe it to your "good friend" ;) to post something - if only a picture of Bette (Ike's been wanting to see what she looks like now!) Doggie date soon?

Melanie and the boys

Anonymous said...

We miss you.

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard from Carson?

Trinket's mom said...


Do you need some of us fellow dachshundists to help with TLATSOIA? I think some of us would be willing to help out.

bartokmd said...

Hoping that all's well with Bette, Rowdy and Carson!

Jenny and KAte the hot-dog on the East Coast!

Kerri said...

Hoping all is well with y'all.

Anonymous said...

We miss you three and the wonderful blog!

Becky, Michael, and Eli

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