February 22, 2015

SUNDAY  SMILEBOX  MEMORY 
               and
 A  SAD  FAREWELL


 Today's memory comes with a sad announcement.
Me and Weenie's dearest friend and Mommy's beloved,
Baby Girl, has crossed the bridge. She has been on our
blog many times, as some of you might remember.
Whenever Mommy needed a sweetness fix she would 
call Aunt Tina and Chris and ask if Baby Girl could come  
for a visit. We are brokenhearted. She was a rescue of course
and was horribly breed, time and time again, by a backyard
breeder and then when she couldn't produce anymore tossed
out like trash. No one ever knew how old she was but she
was with Aunt Tina and Chris for more than 10 years. 


Baby Girl April 2011




The above picture was taken of me, Baby Girl and Weenie
on 3/31/11, when she came to meet Weenie for the first time. It
is Mommy's favorite picture of the 3 of us together. Someday,
we will be together again sweet little one but until then run and
play with Weenie like we used to do.

Love........Mona




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February 21, 2015

JANUARY ADOPTIONS...... 


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 18 adoptions

Roman Rosebow

Rescued: 01/01/15
Status: Adopted 01/03/15
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Sable
Coat: Wirehaired
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Roman has been reunited with his family! They contacted me right after I emailed you and were almost in tears when they saw him. They said the reason he doesn't have tags is because he bites/scratches them off and they just moved here from the country so they hadn't yet gotten him microchipped. They assured me that was his next stop. He sleeps with their two-year-old every night; their son has cried every night he has been gone. Their son will be very happy when they bring him home. They put up flyers in their neighborhood but we never saw them. I'm glad he got home!

 Thank you so much for all your help. I will definitely recommend your group to anyone looking for a dachshund!





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Gabby Glitter

Rescued: 12/08/14
Status: Adopted 01/03/15
Gender: Female
Age: Young (1-4 Years)2
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth




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            Francesca Fuzz ("Ellie")

Rescued: 11/19/14
Status: Adopted 01/04/15
Gender: Female
Age: Puppy (< 1 year)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Dapple Piebald
Coat: Smooth


 We just wanted to thank you for bringing Ellie, aka, Francesca Fuzz, into our lives!
Her two brothers absolutely love her, but we love her a million times more! She is a sweet girl and will be very spoiled! Thank you for all you do! 



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Caleb Caroler

Rescued: 12/18/14
Status: Adopted 01/04/15
Gender: Male
Age: Adult (5-8 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth


Just wanted to thank you for everything we are so happy to have Caleb as our fur baby he fits in like he has been here for ever! I also wanted to share a picture of him with my son after they played catch at the park. Thank you again.



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Maxwell Bluebell ("Max")

Rescued: 07/11/14
Status: Adopted 01/13/15
Gender: Male
Age: Adult (5-8 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth


2014 started out as a difficult year because we lost our male dapple dog, Bubba. He was everyone’s dog. He was full of life and personality. Even though it left us with 2 dogs our little Chloe got really depressed. We contacted DREAM to become fosters and picked up Max on July 19th. Max is another dapple male and instantly became part of the family. He actually had an application in and we did a meet and greet. To our advantage it was not a match. While Max is no Bubba, he certainly has a lot of personality and just so lovable that there is no way we could give him up. He sleeps with one of our twins, is a great watch dog, loves our kids and the kids next door and has brought Chloe out of her depression. We are so happy with him and love being a part of the DREAM family!

 
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Fraser Fuzz ("Jackson")

Rescued: 11/19/14
Status: Adopted 01/14/15
Gender: Male
Age: Puppy (< 1 year)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Dapple Piebald
Coat: Smooth



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Zeus ("Papillon")

Rescued: 08/18/14
Status: Adopted 01/16/15
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Standard (> 18 lbs)
Color: Brindle
Coat: Smooth


Tim and I have shamed ourselves and our family for generations by entering the despicable ranks of "failed foster". We began fostering the skittish, brindle half-breed called "Zeus" last October, a week before Dachtoberfest, as an accident when his planned foster fell through. Although I have been steadfast in my position that I do not want five dogs, that four is my limit, when Marcie sent the email yesterday that a very qualified someone wanted a "Meet & Greet" with him, I became frantic and physically ill. I called and called and emailed and texted Tim, who finally got back to me, untold minutes later, and he said, "I told you we should just adopt him." So, he called Marcie (because I was too ashamed) and told her. 

 To make this story even more pathetic, we don't even call him "Zeus" which is a noble and masculine name for a dog who physically deserves such a fine moniker. Instead, we call him "Papillon" which is French for Butterfly. We tried Beauregard, but he would not answer to it. He leaps and licks when we call 'Papillon'. Our very thick, muscular, male dog likes to be called Butterfly, and sadly, Tim and I acquiesced to it.  

Clearly, we run a shameful home where the Dachshunds (and half-Dachshund) (and wanna-be Dachshund Simone) run the show. I can barely hold up my head.


 

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Buttercup Brrrrr

Rescued: 01/10/15
Status: Adopted 01/16/15
Gender: Female
Age: Puppy (< 1 year)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Cream
Coat: Smooth





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Frisco Fuzz ("Rosco")

Rescued: 11/19/14
Status: Adopted 01/17/15
Gender: Male
Age: Puppy (< 1 year)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth



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Diamond

Rescued: 12/01/14
Status: Adopted 01/17/15
Gender: Female
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Red
Coat: Longhaired




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Avery Avalanche

Rescued: 12/30/14
Status: Adopted 01/20/15
Gender: Female
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth



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Leonard Lagniappe ("Leo")

Rescued: 02/27/14
Status: Adopted 01/24/15
Gender: Male
Age: Adult (5-8 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth





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Dudley Drumstick

Rescued: 11/13/14
Status: Adopted 01/24/15
Gender: Male
Age: Senior (9+ Years)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth

 Hi everyone! It’s Julie and Doug back with another adoption story. This little fella is our newest member of our family. Dudley has been with us for four days now. After much discussion over email and phone calls, he and his foster mom Bonnie set up a meet and great at our house last Saturday. We were anxious to see how Dudley and Casper (our December adoption baby) would take to one another. 

Dudley got right down to business checking out the house and smelling everything. He was a little overwhelmed with Casper’s energy at first but soon they were tolerating each other better than I had expected. Every now and then Dudley would growl or bark at Casper when he wanted him to calm down. By Saturday evening they were almost in a routine. We had friends over on Saturday evening and the boys were perfect angels. Saturday night Dudley was up and down all night but he was faithful to use his potty pads every time. Thankfully he is small so he doesn’t take up much room in the bed. Sunday was beautiful and they both enjoyed our large back yard and ran and explored. Cassidy walked them in the neighborhood and they both loved it. I’ve shared a few pictures of Doug and the boys napping and just hanging out. Gotta love the smile on Doug’s face… who looks happier, Doug, Casper or Dudley?


Now if you have read Casper's story, then you know that he is deaf. We use hand signals for communicating and Dudley already knows what “outside” and “eat” mean.. what a smart little man! He also has a way of melting your heart. Note the pic of Dudley begging! Those eyes are adorable… Dudley is 9 years old but he looks like the baby because he is so small, especially compared to Casper! So we have a couple of characters now. If they didn’t already have names, I would name them Chico and the man… We are looking forward to traveling with them and hope that Dudley travels as well as Casper.

We wanted to thank Dudley’s foster mom Bonnie for taking care of him and for bringing him to us! We are so lucky to have found Dream Dachshund Rescue! Doug and I keep asking each other, who rescued who?!?!




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Chase Cheers ("Wink")

Rescued: 12/28/14
Status: Adopted 01/24/15
Gender: Male
Age: Puppy (< 1 year)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Piebald
Coat: Wirehaired


I cannot tell you how much we love this little guy! He is doing fabulous and is beginning to really show his personality. He hasn’t had any accidents in the house (knock on wood) and is already sitting and waiting like Echo does when we feed him. It's really cute, he does every single thing she does almost exactly! And they wrestle and play and sleep all mixed up with each other! Its like doggie twister over here! I just wanted to thank you again!

 

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Halston Hottoddy

Rescued: 12/21/14
Status: Adopted 01/28/15
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Cream
Coat: Smooth



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Edwin Elf

Rescued: 12/16/14
Status: Adopted 01/29/15
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Tweenie (13-17 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth


 Here's an update on Edwin. He is doing really well. He's a really good dog and he learns quickly. It's only been a week but I think he's starting to figure out that he's the only dog, and his life is turning into a really fun one. He goes on long neighborhood walks every day. We took him to Memorial Park last Sunday and he loved it. This afternoon I'll be leaving work early and we're going to the dog park in Sugar Land. 


He has found several cool places to burrow, he is eating well and 95% of the time asks to go out and 5% of the time we figure it out so there have only been a few accidents. Not bad! He moped around for a couple of days after he got here, but now he's wagging his tail and smiling all the time. 


The other evening we were watching The Dog Whisperer and when the dogs on TV started barking Edwin was up at full attention barking with them. We shushed him and he quieted down but spent the entire hour with his eyes glued to the TV... except during the commercials. So I'm now convinced that he was watching!
 

The best part of having Edwin is how much love and life he adds to our little family. He is a joy, and of course I think he's the smartest, cutest dog in the world! Did I mention he likes to watch TV?! LOL! Here's a picture of him with his favorite blanket


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Elizabeth Elf

Rescued: 12/16/14
Status: Adopted 01/31/15
Gender: Female
Age: Adult (5-8 Years)
Size: Mini (< 12 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
February 18, 2015
We have had Elizabeth Elf for 2 1/2 weeks now. She is back with her sister, Emerson. When Elizabeth got to our house, Emerson was SO excited!! She nearly jumped out of my arms to get to Elizabeth. She started licking her face, her ears, her paws. It was the sweetest thing I had ever seen! Elizabeth has made herself right at home. We adopted Emerson in December and kept watching the website and Elizabeth was still available and had not been adopted in January. So we called DREAM and were able to adopt Elizabeth, too. How lucky we are! 


These girls are such a happy pair. They love, love, love being together. They play together, eat together, sleep together and they have to be touching each other when they are sitting or sleeping. They run around together in the back yard and roll around in the grass. They even go out together to potty. They have brought so much joy to our lives. They are such affectionate and loving little doggies!! I thought things were going to be so sad after we lost our 14 1/2 year old dachshund.
 

I had no idea there were any doggies that could ever make us as happy as she did! We call Emerson "Emmy" and Elizabeth "Little Bit" because of her small size. As I've said before, thank you DREAM Dachshund for bringing such joy and such precious little animals into our family! We are SO grateful!!!!! And thank you for providing so much for these precious dachshunds, the best dogs in the world!!



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Asher Acorn

Rescued: 11/08/14
Status: Adopted 01/31/15
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-4 Years)
Size: Standard (> 18 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth

I’m so thankful to you guys for finding him,
  we are madly in love!
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20 adoptions



Zoe
Adopted: January 3, 2015








 Liesel
Adopted: January 3, 2015


 Liesel 

Lena
Adopted: January 3, 2015


Lena






Olive
Adopted: January 7, 2015


Olive




 Rusty
Adopted: January 8, 2015



 Rusty


Bridget
Adopted: January 8, 2015
Dachshund / Terrier / Mixed


 Bridget


 Howie
Adopted: January 9, 2015



Howie 



 Buddy
Adopted: January 10, 2015


Buddy
Buddy's sister, Belle, was also adopted during January




 Elsa
Adopted: January 13, 2015


 Elsa


Skye
Adopted: January 14, 2015

Dachshund / Australian Shepherd / Mixed

 

 Milo
Adopted: January 15, 2015


Milo






Bonnie
Adopted: January 17, 2015 


 Bonnie



 Clyde
Adopted: January 17, 2015


 


Samuel Adams
Adopted: January 18, 2015

Samuel Adams

 
 
Trudi
Adopted: January 19, 2015


 Trudi


 Jeanie
Adopted: January 20, 2015


 










Shelby Lynn
Adopted: January 24, 2015

Shelby Lynn
Our Foster.


 Shuffles
Adopted: January 28, 2015



 Shuffles


 Skeeter
Adopted: January 29, 2015


 


 Belle
Adopted: January 30, 2015


Belle's brother, Buddy, was also adopted during January

 Henna
Adopted: January 31, 2015


 


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 12 adoptions