Monday, September 30, 2013

A Day in the Life of Jasper and Jingle

It's a hard-knock life.  By vimeoer Annie Dubois.

End Of Summer Fun With Wally

Thanks to the incorrigible Princess Lea, who hails all the way from Slovenia, for sending in the latest Drabble!  She says:  Here's Wally to cheer up your Monday…have a great week!

Did you know Wally's got a new book out? 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 Bend Oktoberfest's Wiener Dog Races

Dachtoberfest is in full swing all around the world, and you better believe that there are plenty of Wiener Races as part of the festivities!  Here, Wiener Dogs took to the streets of Bend, Oregon, on Saturday afternoon for their 5th annual races. The event benefited the Central Oregon Humane Society.  Via the Bend Bulletin.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pennsylvania Dachshund Rescued After Getting Stuck In Groundhog Hole

How many firefighters does it take to rescue a Dachshund stuck in a groundhog hole under a retaining wall?  Fifteen apparently!  Meet "Precious," the latest Dachshund to get stuck in a hole.  Why do we keep getting into trouble like this?   Via WTAE:

PENN HILLS, Pa. —It took more than two hours, 15 grown men, shovels and floodlights to free a 4-year-old dachshund trapped under a retaining wall.
The efforts on Clematis Boulevard were praised with applause after Precious, the healthy but shaken dog, was freed from a groundhog hole.
Precious was let outside for a bathroom trip, but her owner Abby Hile said the dog took off for the back yard and went into the hole. Hile said she tried for an hour to coax the dog out but she wouldn't budge.
Hile called 911 for help and the Penn Hills Station 227 volunteer firefighters arrived with the essentials: floodlights, shovels and a love for dogs.
"We had to remove some of the wall. The difficult part was digging and trying not to collapse the hole and cut off her air supply," said Fire Chief Randy Dolton.
Oxygen and a camera from the sewage department were on standby.
But after more than two long hours, the volunteer firefighters got their first glimpse of Precious and let her owner pull her free.
"There's no way I could've gotten close to doing that by myself. She's part of the family. She's definitely part of the family so we're very happy she's OK,” said Hile.
"I have dogs so I know how it is. They're like part of your family. You hate to lose a pet. It's a happy ending," said Dolton.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dachtober Is Upon Us

How many more days until our favorite month?  Thanks to an Anonymous Dachshundist for sending in this photo via The Daily Mail where, they document some pretty amazing photos of  the Oktoberfest kickoff in Munich, the Motherland.  Don't miss them.


Fall and Winter Fashion for Dachshundists

Autumn officially arrived on Sunday which means that it's time for some new looks for all those Dachshund Dads out there. 
Of course we know that we have to look no further than Harmont & Blaine for all our fashion necessities.  Can you count the Dachshunds here?  Go ahead and turn up the volume and expand the screen. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wiener 500

Ninety-six Dachshunds sprinted down a track outside the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in a series of races to raise money for the Washington Humane Society on Saturday in Washington DC.
The 2nd Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash, organized by OnTap Magazine, was expected to raise more than $2,000, according to event officials.
After a brief rain delay, a dog named 'Pumpkin' won the final race and was crowned champion.  Way to go Pumpkin!  Via the GW Hatchett.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Vintage Dachshund Fun


Mid-century photo source unknown.

Friday, September 20, 2013

More on Bradley, the Dachshund Who Sacrificed Himself For His Humans

In a follow-up to this week's story on Bradley, the Michigan Dachshund who fearlessly gave his life for his humans when a bear approached them, here's another interview with the humans in his life.  Via UpNorthLive.

All About Canadian Dachshund Rescue

'Rolo' Wears His Foster Dog Bandana

If you have a few moments to spare, make sure and head over to Samaritan Magazine for coverage of the fine work being done by Canadian Dachshund Rescue, including the challenges that are specific to Dachshunds.  Here's an excerpt:

If they could talk, the wiener dogs in the care of Canadian Dachshund Rescue would tell you that being ridiculously cute has its drawbacks. For one thing, it tends to obscure some of the unique characteristics specific to the breed that require firm and knowledgeable training in puppies to produce well-heeled adults.
“Every breed has its challenges,” Meaghan Middleton-Firman, vice president with Canadian Dachshund Rescue’s board of directors, tells Samaritanmag. “But dachshunds are cute, tiny dogs and people get them because everybody loves wieners. Kids stop us on the street to look at them.
“What people don’t realize is that dachshunds are hunting dogs; they are the only breed meant to hunt above and below ground. So they’ll go face-first into a badger hole, and then bark loud enough that their owner can find them while they’re underground. They are tenacious and loud.

Read more at Samaritan Magazine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One Second Every Day

We're quite sure that your remember Pavel the Counting Sausage Dog - well, he's back and better than ever in this all new fun video.  From the liner notes:  I recorded 1 seconds of my life for an year. I am a wiener dog. This is me age 8.

Thanks to Pavel himself for sending this in!  We really love this. 

The Stare

Thanks to our pretty pal Princess Lea for sending in the latest Drabble all the way from Slovenia! 

Did you know Wally's got a new book out? 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Brave Dachshund Sacrifices Himself For His Humans

We're not quite sure what to say about this story except that the phrase "Bold to the Point of Brashness" certainly defines this Michigan Dachshund named 'Bradley,' who fearlessly gave his life for his humans when a bear approached them. Via 9and10 News:

A dog being called a hero tonight, credited with saving the lives of two men when they were caught off guard by a bear. Bradley, a Dachshund, put up a fight against the bear on Saturday in Oscoda County.
While he didn't survive, the two men who were with him say because of him they did. The two men from downstate were visiting their friend in Comins. They say despite the large bear being feet away from them, it didn't scare the small dog one bit. "We came out in the golf cart, and this bear was standing right there," Mike Hodges recounts.
Hodges, who suffered a stroke just three weeks ago, says he and his friend Jeremy, didn't notice the bear right away. Bradley's owner, says the dog certainly did. "Bradley jumped off the golf cart and attacked the bear, and the bear grabbed Brad and took off," owner John Force explains. "He grabbed him up and took off running through the woods with two other bears following 'em," describes Mike.
They believe the bear was startled by Mike, Jeremy, and Bradley, and was trying to protect it's cubs, and when the bear reacted, Bradley was simply trying to protect the two men he had only just met that day.
"I think when Brad saw it, he did what he would normally do, jumped right off it and went at it. I wouldn't have ran after that bear with a knife as big as I am, and little Brad- 4, 5 pounds- he don't have a filter for fear," John says.
The two men eventually scared the bear away with a stick and loud noises. They brought Bradley back to the house, and the dog was rushed to an animal hospital, where he died. "He was a warrior," John speaks highly of his dog, "if he would have died any other way than that, you know, it was a noble death the way I look at it."
John believes his dog's fearlessness changed the outcome of what could have been an even more tragic situation. "Mike being in the medical condition he's in, I don't think he would have been alert enough to get away from the bear. I think Brad did save them from getting mauled at least," says John.
John says he and his family are proud of what their dog did, and know Bradley would do it again. "It ain't the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog that counts, and that sums it up for Bradley."

He was Handsome.  He was Bradley.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dachshunds Balancing Ducks

Via Ishai Sagi:   Sesame and Chickpea do not like a bath, so we make it fun for them by giving them rubber ducks to balance on their heads.

WOOHOO!  We're having a great time now! 

Hope your Monday is just as super.

Awkward Family Dachshund Photos

Thanks to an Anonymous Dachshundist for sending this in via the Huffington Post:

Engagement photos are known for being posed and -- if we're being completely honest here -- kind of awkward.
But one Connecticut couple, Magdalena Niziol and Peter DeLong, decided to embrace that fact in their pre-wedding portrait -- complete with ugly sweaters, 80s-style scrunchies and some apathetic-looking pets.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Remembering Maggie

Maggie at about 12-weeks-old

Two years ago today, we lost our beloved 'Maggie,' your original Long and Short of it All hostess.  They say that time heals all wounds, and to some extent, that is true.  We no longer feel so much pain and sorrow when we run across old photos of this special little girl, but we still miss her very much. 
Now when we think of her, we feel her warmth and goodness and the joy that she brought to us and so many people every day of her wonderful life.  We'll never forget you little girl.
Please take some time today to remember all the little ones in your lives who have gone on to a better place before you.  Appreciate the little ones who are with you now with some extra treats and belly rubs - they are on this earth for such a short time - it's really not fair.

When She was a Fur Monster
Maggie's 4th of July Plans

With her big brother Joey

Among the Last Photos of Miss Maggie

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Scary Badger Stories

 Thanks to the Slovenian Princess Lea for writing in with the latest Drabble.  She says:

You must be wandering what happened to Wallie after he caught the badgerJ So here it is. It turns out he’s not so nice.  (We KNEW it!) 

So the animal control came and took care of him.    Or did they?

Read more Drabble at GoComics or keep up with Wally at his blog.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Viral Dachshund Videos: Mini Dachshund Bath Time

We fail to understand why some videos go viral when others don't.  It seems to us like there are so many more quality videos, like the ones we post here on The Long and Short of it All, that deserve a little more recognition.
This is cute and all, don't get us wrong, but all the Dachshund lovers all over the world cringe a little when they see the little guys jumping so high into the slippery tub. 

Seeing Red

A Sea of Red?

Viral Dachshund photo, original source unknown.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Wieners Let It All Hang Out In Montreal

Thanks to 'Fidgit' from Snug Harbor, Rhode Island, for sending in a link to the events which took place in Montreal on Saturday at the 6th Annual Montreal Wienerfest!  Proceeds of this year's event went to several pet rescue foundations and charities, including Helping Homeless Pets and Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada.  Video via CBC News.

Friday, September 6, 2013

What Dachshunds Do While You're Sleeping


By youtuber HueHueHue.  Have a great weekend!

Found One

Thanks to our pretty pal Princess Lea for sending in the latest Drabble.  She says "Seems that Wally was right this time!"

Read more Drabble at GoComics or keep up with Wally at his blog.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wiener Dog Wars

Get this monkey jockey off my back.

Over 13,000 people attended the Wiener Dog Wars at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, on Labor Day.  Red smooth 'Oscar' was there to defend his championship title from last year.  Did he pull it off? 
We're not about to spoil the surprise, you'll have to watch the fun video to find out.  It's worth the 18 minutes of your time:

Read more about these Wiener Races at Canterbury Park.

More Badgering

Thanks to Princess Lea, who hails all the way from Slovenia for sending in the latest Drabble.  She sends hugs, kisses, barks and licks to all.

Read more Drabble at GoComics or keep up with Wally at his blog.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vintage Dachshund Musings

Another evening at the world headquarters of The Long and Short of it All. 

Early 1900's image by artist August Roeseler.  Via ArtOnCampus:

August Roeseler (1866-1934) was born in Hamburg in 1866, but spent most of his life in Munich, working as a fine artist, commercial artist, illustrator for books, magazines and postcards, and as a cartoonist. In addition to his work for the HofbrÀuhaus, he did a booklet of Oktoberfest illustrations, and contributed to O Diese Dackel! (O These Dachshunds!) a book of images and verse published in1912. His artwork also appeared on beer steins made by Villeroy & Boch and Marzi & Remy.

Historical evidence of the Mothership landing.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Retro Dachshund Fun

We hope you had a great holiday weekend.  Now finish that coffee and get back to work.

Mid-century photo source unknown.


Thanks to our pretty pal 'Princess Lea' for sending in the latest Drabble and kisses and barks from across the globe.

Read more Drabble at GoComics or keep up with Wally at his blog.
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