May 31, 2009


(courtesy of Twix)
"Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?"
Hi dear friends,
Well here I am naked as a "jay bird'. It sure is cool but I sure do feel naked. Nobody knows me as a wire haired dachshund anymore but at least I do look like a dachshund now. After Mommy picked me up from the "beauty parlor" and she did a quick we're back post, our 500th post not 5000th post, we went and spent the rest of the day at my Aunt Tina & Chris's house and their doggies, Mr Grins, Gordo and Baby Girl. The humans had hot dogs and hamburgers and us doggies had kibble. Sound familar? Mommy said she just gotta tell ya about a dip Aunt Tina makes with corn beef, no hash, cream cheese, green onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder and Worcester sauce. It is so think, you spread it on crackers. It freezes good too, so Aunt Tina makes logs out it and you can cut a slice & not worry about breaking your crackers. She always has them ready in the freezer whenever she has guests and wants something special to serve. Yummylious but how would us doggies know, since we didn't get any of it either. Them adults are so stingy!!
Aunt Tina took these pictures of the new temporary me in my naked state. My hair grows so fast that in 3 months I'll look all hairy again. Mommy says I still have my lovely smile and my pretty eyes, so everybody knows it's me.

It's amazing how much happened around here in the 3 weeks my computer was sickly. Without having a camera right now, we don't really have any new pictures to share other than what my friend's Mommies, Aunt Mary, Aunt Judy and Aunt Tina & Chris take. Mommy said that her 6 month car insurance is due June 23 and since we travel around our part of Texas so much, we can't afford to be without insurance or AAA, so a camera will have to wait.
I am so excited. I been talking to Aunt Judy's boys in forever about how much fun it is in the country and Aunt Mary said sometimes they could come to the country with us, so guess what? This coming Saturday, we are all going on a day trip up to the country. I can't wait to see the boys faces when they see them cow dogs, rabbits, squirrels and all the other critters they gots there. Mommy said they might even catch a picture of all 9 of us on that couch but that would be a pretty tight squeeze. There will be 4 Mommies and only 2 rockers on that porch, so I wonder how they will settle that situation. Not to worry, Mommy already has 2 lawn chairs in the back of our car. Always thinking, that's my Mommy. My Aunt Judy is making a sour cream blackberry pie, Aunt Mary is making her famous artichoke spinach dip, Aunt Becky is gonna buy the fixins for sandwiches and Mommy is bringing one of Aunt Tina's corn beef dip logs. Yummylicous, I guess, because of course, we won't get any of it either. I told ya just plain stingy.
As all of you know DROH participated in the CLEAR LAKE ARTHRITIS WALK about 3 weeks ago and we had a wonderful time. I even got to walk because a nice man took me with him. Not to worry, Mommy didn't let me go with any old stranger. It was Kathleen, Wendy's foster Mom's husband, that asked if I would like to walk. He was a very nice man but he didn't want to walk the whole 3 miles. We came back after one mile because he is old like Mommy and was tired. I could have walked the 3 whole miles like Bradley did.
The little girl below with the clown is Alyssa. She has had arthritis since she was 3 years old and is now 9 years old and she walked the whole 3 miles like Bradley did. The little dog is Wendy and she walked a mile. Alyssa & Wendy were both the ambassadors for the event.

You probably have figured out by now that Bradley walked the whole 3 miles. This from Mommy's former foster that was adopted and returned to DROH as damaged goods. I ask you does he look liked damaged goods to you? It wasn't his fault he got injured. Shame on his former owners for saying he was damaged goods. After he had surgery on his neck and back he was back to his same playful self. Becky is fostering him now and she will more than likely adopt him. He tore up our backyard while he was with us and has torn up Becky's yard too. He likes to eat dirt and that's one of the reasons he is fat. What a smile!! Mommy said if something should happen to me, God forbid, she would adopt him in a minute. here is my before picture taken at the walk in my new harness. here is my after picture taken yesterday taken in my new harness.

It's the same me, really it is and Mommy says I look skinnier with less hair. What do you think. One of the guys that works at Pets Mart and has seen the hairy me at lot whistled at me and said "what a foxy wire haired dachshund you are" and everybody was looking around to see who he was taking about. Hee Hee, we sure fooled them!

Well we have rattled on long enough for one day but before we go Mommy wants to show you some pictures that my brother, Toby's new Mommy sent us on Mother's Day that she found yesterday on our e-mail when she was wading through all that came in while we was gone.

Toby looking through a window for squirrels.

Toby and his brother Campbell laying outside.

(Ya gotta bigafie it to see Campbell.)

Gotta go now!! Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all......Mona


Mack said...

Hey Mona!

I really like your new haircut!

I am so dreading my visit to the groomer's tomorrow. Yuck!

Can't wait till we can meet up again!

Twix said...

Hey there, Mona! You look like a smooth doxie now ;o) I have very thin hair and Momma says I am gonna become a Chinese Crested...whatever! Sound like you are gonna have a great time next weekend! ~Twix

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Mona,

I think you look very nice with your new haircut!! Especially with your blue waistcoat...very chic and modern! Hee! Hee! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Abby said...

Hi, Mona & Mommy...

You look great with your new haircut...You look great without a haircut, too...

But it will be cooler for you this way...I'm sure it gets pretty hot in Texas in the summer...

All that talk about food made me hungry...I'm gonna go tell my Mom I want a couple treats...

Abby xxxooo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet woo will be soooo furry khool with your summer 'do!

I'm glad woo are bakhk fur another 500(0) posts!


The OP Pack said...

You look great, Mona, and we bet you will be nice and cool in that hot Texas sun.

Woos, the OP Pack

Pee Ess, tell your Mom to post the recipe for that corned beef thingie - it sounds very tasty.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
Your hair grows pretty fast!
Yes, your look... naked! and beautiful!
It makes me so happy that Toby is happy!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Raising Addie said...

WOW Mona!!!

Where did all your hair go?!

You are soooo ready for summer!! After today's heat we are ready to get rid of all of our hair too!

You look beautiful Mona!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Twix said...

Of course I don't mind if you use my flower pic. I will be posting one every Friday....feel free. Thanks for visitin me and leavin some comments. ~Twix

LUCKY LUKE said...

First I beed wifout tricity then you beed wifout compy...

I happy we boaf back in action!

I love all you do for rescue and think my the Mom and your the Mom should talk! We need to arrange that!

In meantime, I leave award for you on my blog... Please visit and pick it up, on a counta it from bottom of my heart... really, really it do!

wif love from the Bleu

Pee-Ess I love your new do!

Lacy said...

w00fs Mona, me thinks ur fur cut looks pawsome...will b a lot cooler now fur iz glad ur puter iz not sick anymore...

b safe,

Frankie said...

Your haircut is gorgeous! Does it feel nice for summer?

You are always doing the most fun things!

:) Frankie

Asta said...

You look lovely in youw summew's nice to see youw eyes and big smile! It's nice to have showt haiw in the summew..I'm getting mine cut on fwiday.
I think those hoomans wewe nuts...damaged goods??????
Congwatulations on the walk
smoochie kisses

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mona,
Your mommy is right.. fur or no fur, you still look pawfectly gorgeous to us!! It'de definitely be cooler for you now... I went to the groomers abt 3 weeks ago and although I feel a bit nekkid, I am enjoying the coolness.. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

All of this talk of such yummy sounding food is making us drool a whole bunch!
We love your new haircut, Mona! We both got haircuts too and we feel so much cooler and cooler is better, right?!
We have awarded you and your mommy! Stop by our blog when you get a chance!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Well, I hope your furs come back soon. You look kind of odd all nekked like that. At least you will stay cool.


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Hi Mona!

We like your haircutbut don't be surprised if we bark at you a little when you get here because you look different. Once we get a good smell of you, though, we will know that our good friend Mona is back visiting again!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Peanut said...

nice haircut and nice harness

Anonymous said...

Oh you just look lovely in you new haircut! Sounds like next weekend you are going to have a total blast! Good job on the artritis walk!

No doggie is damaged goods!!!!

Lady Kaos said...

It's almost time for Sasha's summer haircut. Glad to see you guys are back to blogging!