Saturday, July 24, 2004


schatze loves corey's cousin kevin.  as soon as he showed up at our house last night, she was done with corey and i.  she kept an eye on his every move, and once he settled into a  chair insisted on sitting on his lap.  she curled up there for ages, and was even happier when corey brought the browns blanket for them to share.

the very first night kevin spent the night at out house, she insited on staying with him.  whenver we have company she would still sleep in our room.  not so with kevin.  most morning we would find her back with us, but last time - nope.  she stayed with him the entire night, and refused to move until he was awake.  she just adores that boy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Schatze has been so restless the last few days. She keeps barking, but doesn't want to play or get up on the couch, or walk more than 3 houses.  She just seems to want to eat.  I can't feed her as often as she likes.  This evening I decided to just go sit on the front stoop, as she loves people-watching.  I brought along a book and a booklight.  Apparantly this is what she wanted all along.  She settled down next to me and watched all the passers-by.  What a  nice night.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

i've been remiss

I haven't updated in ages.  I think themost notable dog-related activity in recent times is the 2004 Northeast Ohio Dachshund Picnic we went too.  All 3 dogs, mom, Corey, and I.  It was lots of fun making a dragonfly costume for Schatze, and I still think she ought to have won.  (see it here) (picnic website)
Maggie is kind of a crybaby.  Well, totally a crybaby.  (Whcih reminds me that I have never seen that Johnny Depp movie, must update wish list).  Whenever my mom heads outside, Maggie stands by the nearest door and cries.  When she hears my moms car pull in the driveway, she runs to the back door and cries.  Sunday I had Duncan by himself for awhile.  All of a sudden he started barking at some people outside.  Maggie ran to the door and cried until I got him in the house AND he ran up the stairs by her.  She stuck her nose in his face to check him out for herself, since she sure didn't beleive me when I said he was fine.  Its a good thing she's cute.

Monday, July 05, 2004

5th of July

Maggie and Duncan came to spend the day with us today. Maggie has ants in her pants I think. Mom, Schatze, Duncan, and I would all settle down nice and quiet, readign or watching tv, and maggie was wandering all over the room, sniffing out the hidden secrets of my house. Mostly that means dust.

My mom uses one of those nylon tie out lines with hooks on either end for her dogs. She hooks Maggie on one end and Dunc on the other, then just holds on somewhere in the middle. I have another of those lines hooked to a fence in the backyard, so they got attached to that when we were sitting out back. This setup menas that the two dogs work agaist each other in there exploration of the yard. Duncan usually has most of the leash and Maggie gets led around by him. Somehow, today Dunc had the short leash, and Maggie and her ants were in charge.

Later in the evening we took all 3 dogs out onto the deck. I have a hook in the ground and a nylon line for each one. And they each manage to get tangled up on a regular basis - around all my plants, the chairs, table, sticks, anything. My firend Laurie brought over her dog, Ladie. Ladie is a boxer mix, and at first didn't know what to make of all the small dogs. Duncan seems to be in love, however.

Schatze got in several naps today, and had a nice mid-day rest with Corey while the rest of us were outside. She's still pretty pooped, and right now she is all zonked out on the couch.

Saturday, July 03, 2004


I have uploaded a photo here:
Sorry, I don't think it will come over as a link. Anyway, I will add more photos soon.

Our Gift

When I look back 2 weeks, I can't believe how sick Schatze was.

Then, last Friday we brought her home. Corey and I had to leave Saturday at 3 am, for a week in Mexico. We were there to see Colleen and Mark get married (whoo-hoo!). Every minute we missed out little dog, but my mom stayed in touch and assured us everything was fine.

Today Daisy (mom) and Schatze came to pick us up from the airport. What a wonderful homecoming! That little dog has been doing lots of healing while we were gone. She was so happy to see us, immediately getting onto Corey's lap. Halfway home she decided to switch to my lap, so Corey helped her into the front seat. She sat quietly with her nose in the air conditioning vent.

Today has been such a wonderful, wonderful day. The three of us had a nap together for the first time in weeks. She is as cuddly as ever. And hungry! She sure has her appetite back, but we are taking it easy. She also wanted to go down the driveway and check out the neighborhood. We weren't there 2 minutes when people started asking to pet her. We stayed for a minute, then came back in to rest. Soon I will post a photo of her sleeping in her basket - she decided to scooch under the blanket. What a sweetheart.

It is such a gift to see our dog healthy again.