Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Dachshund Nola!

Nola, Dachshund Mommy, Pike and Olivia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Meet Olivia

Hey, everyone! I'd like you to meet Olivia, our newest addition. She is a 4 month old red piebald Miniature wire haired Dachshund, and she's perfect for us. She's confident, smart, easy going, curious, loving, and very animated. I'm so thrilled to have her! It was a long and unpleasant road to find her, but it couldn't have paid off better.

That thing about group photos yesterday? I meant it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Share Gratitude Blog Hop and A Wiry Surprise

Hi, everyone! This time of year there's a lot of reflection on what we're grateful for (and let's face it, we should be more grateful all year long), so we are joining Loved By A Collie, Cascadian Nomads, Oz The Terrier and Kitty Cat Chronicles in the Share Gratitude Blog Hop. You can find more info about it in the link of Loved By A Collie, so come and join in!

I have a lot to be thankful for, so the Duo and I will show you with both words and photos. Let's get right to it!

- I am thankful to have a tight knitted, supportive, and openminded immediate family and a home I am always welcome at.

- I am incredibly, eternally thankful for my heart dog, Nola. I couldn't ask for a more perfect dog. There aren't words to describe how grateful I am for her. Smart, funny, driven, active, ballsy, patient, focused, loyal, loving, haughty, insane, devious and a mischievous little snot.

- I am thankful for my special Merle Moron, Pike, and how he always makes me laugh. You couldn't find a more loving boy! Insanely active, toy crazed, soft tempered, cheerful, loyal, and absolutely not a morning person -er, dog.

- I am thankful for my newest addition, little Olivia. Confident, laid back, loving, bouncy, curious.

She is a four month old wire haired Miniature Dachshund, and tomorrow's post will be about her! She is perfect for us. <3

- I am thankful for books, and lots of them!

There's four additional shelves to the other side of the door, and as you can see, I need more. 

- I am thankful for music

- I am thankful for art

- I am thankful for some serious doggie bling

There are more collars, of course, but these are the nicest.

- Nola is thankful for her sleep sack

- Pike is thankful for grooming

- Nola's just thankful she doesn't need any grooming (aside from teeth and nails)

- Olivia is thankful for the dog bed and her tug toy, and of course she has become another groupie for Nola.

- We're all thankful for clicker training

- I am thankful my dogs names fit alphabetically (Nola, Olivia, Pike) and don't mess with my OCD ;p

- I am thankful for the beach

- I am thankful I can let my older dogs off leash at aforementioned beach

Pike was 6 months here. So little!

- I am thankful for having more than one book in my "to read or currently reading" pile

- I am thankful to have a job

- I am thankful for my and my family's health

- I am thankful for the sea birds

- I am thankful I can capture a potent image without a fancy camera (taken with an iPhone 5c)

- I am thankful for flowers

- I am thankful for fit, active and healthy dogs

- The Trio is thankful for good food

Posed photos aren't in Olivia's vocabulary yet. :p

- I am thankful for the training relationship I have with Nola, and the ones I am steadily building with Pike and Olivia

- I am thankful for long walks

- I am thankful for dramatic clouds

- I am thankful my dogs are crate trained, even Olivia

- I am thankful both my older dogs are fully house trained, and my youngest is nearly there

- I am thankful for Christmas lights

- I am thankful I sleep well and deep

- I am thankful all my dogs get along

- I am thankful for yoga, and so is Miss Nola

- Pike is thankful for his tennis ball and frisbee

- Nola is thankful for birds to chase

- I am thankful for fresh eggs from our chickens

- I am thankful food good food and plenty of it

- I am thankful for clean water

- The dogs are thankful for tons of toys

- I am thankful for indoor plumbing and hot showers ;)

- We are all thankful for blogging

- We are all thankful for you guys, my incredible readers and blogging friends!

What are you thankful for?

Dachshund Mommy, Nola, Pike and Olivia