December 13, 2012


Santa Paws is coming to town
in 12 more days.

 Christmas Acrostic 

C is for candle giving us light.
H is for holly with red berries bright.
R is for reindeer up and away
I is for icicles on Santa's big sleigh.
S is for Santa with presents for me.
T is for tree so pretty to see.
M is for Mary the Mother so mild.
A for the angel that sang for the child.
S is for the star that shone so bright.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and to all a
good night!

 Hi friends,

Guess what? We finally found the picture of the missing
pup that was adopted in November. Her name is Maia.
My goodness, she looks just like me.  


Maia adopted 11/24/12
This is our PRECIOUS Maia (pronounced Mia) she is a VERY loving little girl that wants nothing more than to be loved, hugged and kissed. Maia didn’t have the best start; she was a lonely, neglected pregnant mother who just hours before her rescue had 4 newborn babies. She and her babies were safely rescued and now all babies are living in wonderful forever homes. Maia got her name from her rescue mom and in it’s original spelling means “great mother” and that’s exactly what she is, a GREAT mother! Now that the babies are grown and off on their own it’s time for Maia to find her perfect loving home with someone that will have as much love to give to Maia as she has to give to you. She is a perfect lady, very well behaved, house trained, loves to be held like a baby (on her back) in your arms. This sweet angel is around 2 – 2 ½ yrs old, she’s a wire haired dachshund beauty. Maia prefers a calm house with a doting family, since Maia would love to have a stay at home mom / dad or even a retired person who can spend all day with her. A family would be great too, but preferred to have kids over 10yrs., Maia gets along great with other dogs, loves to go on car rides and likes to go on walks.

Maia's pups

There is a pup called Tony Pepperoni that sent a message to ATDR a few days ago. We just loved it and thought we'd share it. It's the way most of us dachshunds think about our lives after we get lucky. I know I did and Weenie too.

Intake picture

Subject: Anniversary of adoption
I'm not sure I'm sending this to the right place for this. If not could you please direct me?
December 10, 2012 will be the one year anniversary of my adoption. I would like to thank all the wonderful people at ATDR for their help in finding my furever home. I was so lost and so hungry and so very scared when I was taken in at the San Marcos Humane Society! (see pic) Some of you very wonderful people at ATDR stepped in and kept me from being sent to the rainbow bridge and then you found me a possible mom and you gave me a ride to meet her and a possible sister. For mom and me it was love at first sight! My sister Sassie took a little longer to love me, but she quickly fell for my charm and good looks. I have a wonderful furever home now! I never have to wonder whether I will be able to find something to eat today. I never have to wonder whether I can find a safe place to sleep tonight. And I never have to worry about whether that person is gonna hit me or kick me. Life is very very good here! I have 2 meals a day and nummy treats. I have chewies and stuffies that I can rend and shred to my hearts content. Although mom did get a little upset when I got a little carried away with it all and shredded her mattress. She said she wanted a new one! I was only trying to help by making it lighter and easier to carry! Sheash! I have a great older sister to play with. We have a wonderful time and mom laughs and laughs when we turn into a whirling ball of fur, teeth, claws, and snarls. We sound so ferocious! Mom has this big comfy recliner and we all sit in it and watch TV in the evenings and she provides scratches in all the right places. She has a new mattress on the bed now and we all snuggle up under the blankets at night and stay all toasty warm. Yes, life is good now! (see pic) Please keep up the good work you do!! 
Tony (Formerly Tony Pepperoni)

Tony today.



Molly The Wally said...

Oh the cuteness of the puppies. We hope all your holiday preparations are going well. We are so behind it is catch up time at the weekend. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Gloria Hood said...

What a beautiful story!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Amber DaWeenie said...

Tony's story has me all teary-eyed now! But dat OK....dey be tears of happiness! Tony be one lucky pup!


stellaroselong said...

Shredding the moms sister had a doxie that shredded her NEW couch..I remind mom often i have never shredded said your poem reminded her of grade school back in the stone
Stella rose

GOOSE said...

What a wonderful story.

Cupcake said...

I'm so glad Maia got adopted.

Oh Tony, what a wonderful email. So glad you are happy, safe and loved.

Love, Cupcake

Casey said...

Oh, I just LOVES hearing about adoptions!

Lovable Lily said...

What wonderful stories today! Mommy said it's gonna be a Hallmark commercial kind of day ~ Keeping the kleenex right next to Mom. She's been weeping alot reading all these blogs today.

Lily Belle

Murphy said...

Every pup has a story. Some are sad, some are sweet, some are funny. But, EVERY pup has a story. Thanks for sharing!

Your friends,

Murphy & Stanley

Ruby said...

Oh, wonderfuls story Tony! Sure sounds like your having funs now!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I loved this wonderful story too.
It seems we never hear enough of the good stories- thank you very much.