Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dachshund Love Stories: Meet Frank


By Stacy Jacob Photography, who notes:  What can be cuter than this little guy, so full of love to give. And such a smart cookie, he sure knew how to pose for the camera. I think my favorite thing was his reaction to his "Sandwich Kiss".

Viral Dachshund Photos

We've no idea of the original source of this fine photo making the rounds on the interweb at the moment.  Is it yours?

Euthanized by Accident

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of 'Weenie,' a troubled little guy who got the short end of the stick last week while incarcerated at the Harlington Humane Society in Harlington, Texas. 
We understand that mistakes are made, but what a tragedy.

Via kgbt4tv.

That's Entertainment

Thanks as always to the incorrigible Princess Lea, who hails all the way from Slovenia, for sending in the latest Drabble!  She says:  Here's Wally to brighten the week ahead! 

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dachshunds Take Over Christmas 2013

Retailers have really wised up to the limitless spending habits of Dachshund Lovers for the 2013 holiday season!  Thanks to 'The Warner Dachshund Herd' for sending in all these photos of the highlights of some of what you might find to let the world know that you decorate for Christmas - Dachshund style.  They write:
Dear Bette (and Rowdy),
We thought you might want to know about all the fun Dachshund stuff out this Holiday Season and do some shopping.   It appears Dachshunds are taking over Christmas this year!
Above, you'll need to head to the yard decor section of Home Depot to find these handsome accoutrements.

Go to K-Mart for this ornament

Ornament at K-Mart

Stop by Target for this Yard Decor

Yard Decor at Lowe's

Plush Dancing Dachshunds at Lowe's

Run Into Walmart for this Yard Decor
And More Walmart Yard Decor - if you're still looking for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Weatherman's Little Wiener

Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a Dachshund Lover.  This video went viral last week according to Alabama meteorologist Mark Prater's facebook page:

When we had our video blooper "little wiener" last week, I had a lot of folks tell me it would go viral. Little did I know what viral REALLY meant.

CBS Network - CBS This Morning
Jay Leno - The Tonight Show
Top Video - Daily Mail UK - London
Fox News: Special Report - with Brett Baier

We've lost count of how many radio stations (especially national shows) across the country.
1.8 million websites in the past 7 days!


And all good Wieners, Mr. Prater's Dachshund 'The Colonel' DOES get dressed up!

Dachtober Fun

Via the Chicago Sun Times:  Fall leaf pile in Naperville, Illinois: There is nothing like making a leaf pile. Now that my girls are too old for this, my dachshund, Rosie, keeps looking forward to the leaf pile, her rite of fall.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Who's Jealous?

Let's delve into the private insecure world of 'Pickles,' shall we? 

By youtuber Tyrone Magnus.

Who's Hungry?

Thanks as always to our pretty pal 'Princess Lea,' who hails all the way from Slovenia, for sending in the latest Drabble!  She says:  "Wally Style!"

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

Who's Your Knight In Shining Armor?


Dressed as a dragon, Laura Price plants a kiss on the cheek of her knightly Dachshund, 'Henry,' before competing in the costume contest at the Aggieland Humane Society's Wiener Fest 2013 at Wolf Pen Creek in College Station, Texas, on Saturday, October 5th.
The event, a fundraiser for the organization, featured live music, vendors, a 5k run, "wiener" and "Wanna be a Wiener" races and more.

Check out all the fun photos at The Eagle.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Note from Rowdy and Bette

Your Long and Short of it All hosts 'Bette' (left), and 'Rowdy' (right). 

Dear Gentle Readers,
    Well, Hello!  Please excuse our absence, but we are currently vacationing at Chicago's exclusive Chez Schiro Salon and hope to be back online in a few days' time.  We hope that your Dachtober is going as swimmingly as ours. 

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dachshunds Around Town

If you live in Houston, Texas, you won't want to miss the opening of Good Dog Hot Dogs later this month.  Owners Daniel Caballero and Amelia Pferd have been operating out of a food truck for a few years, but are now opening a brick and mortar restaurant for their gourmet hot dogs on artisan buns. 
"But Rowdy and Bette, wait, are they Dachshund Lovers or are they just using our likeness as a gimmick?"  Of course they are - the logo is fashioned after their own long dog named 'Olive Oil.' 
Dang, now we're hungry again and we just had breakfast 10 minutes ago.
Find out more at The Leader News.

This Dachshund Just Keeps On Smiling, Even After Being Attacked Twice By German Shepherd

Will you look at how happy this little girl named 'Clementine' is?  You'd think that after being attacked twice by a German Shepherd at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that she'd let her happiness guard down a bit, but apparently not so for her.  Both attacks required thousands of dollars of surgery to set her on the mend. 
Now Clementine's humans, Matthew Redding and his wife, Hoda Shawki, think that the same unleashed German Shepherd has attacked another small dog at the Experimental Farm last Friday, and they are wondering why city bylaw officers don't seem willing to do anything to stop it. 
You can read all about it at the Ottawa Citizen. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wiener Dog Champions

Congratulations to little 'Gracie,' who took the grand prize at her local Dachshund Dash this last weekend near Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Way to go!  She ran her heart out in honor of long-time Long and Short of it All reader and older sister 'Piper,' who left this earth last Wednesday.  Our hearts go out to Gracie and her family. 

Pretty Piper

Vintage Dachshund "Fun"

Welcome Dachtober!  Stand strong little Dachshunds, it'll all be over soon enough.

Mid-century photo source unknown.
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