Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

First, a word of thanks to all those serving and those that have served, on Memorial Day.
Mom and dad were off of work today so Mimi and I got to spend the whole day with them. As a treat, they took us to the park. I love to run around and smell everything, and I especially liked chasing a couple of squirrels up trees! It was warm out today so I got tired pretty quickly, but Mimi was bouncing around (it's amazing to see her roam around, even though she doesn't know the area). Mimi and I slept on the trip back home. Hey, were are older girls, we're not as active as we used to be. All in all, it was a good day, but then everyday is a holiday when you're a dog. This is Patty, saying good night and good treats.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tops in Toledo

Patty here. What a day we had! Mom, dad, Mimi and I went to Toledo to the National Dachshund races. We weren't there to race, we were there to visit other dachshunds and root on our cousin, Winston.
Winston ran in the puppy division and won his race. Yea, cuz!
Mimi and I were enjoying all the attention we were getting there. Everyone loved my dapple coloring and, of course, Mimi's colors. Even at a dachshund event, a white dachshund is unusual.
I was enjoying being in mom's lap and resting while those other dogs did all the running; that is, until the senior division came up. There was only one racer in the senior division, and the organizer was asking for more "volunteers." My mom got the bright idea to enter me! So there I was at the starting gate with a 5 year old long hair on my right and a 10 year old long hair on my left. (with these odds, I was bound to get a ribbon) My dad was at the finish line holding Mimi and a favorite treat of mine. The gates opened, I stood there a bit confused, everyone was yelling, then I saw my dad with my treat and ran towards him. I came in second after the 5 year old (that's a senior dog?), and I got a red ribbon. Then they had another race between me and the 5 year old for the "top senior" dog. Again, dad was waving my treat at the finish line. This time I ran right out of the gate towards him and passed the other dog to win!!!
The organizer of the event asked my mom to speak about owning a disabled dog. Mom told the crowd that just because a dog is disabled in some way doesn't mean that they can't enjoy a wonderful life. Mom encouraged everyone to adopt a dog with disabilities. Mimi was up on stage with my mom and loving every minute of the attention. A reporter from the Toledo Blade even interviewed mom and dad about the two of us (we are now media darlings).

I'm home now, basking in my athletic glory, as you can see. As for Mimi, she's dreaming of the limelight and the hordes of pupparazzi that will be knocking on the door any time now. So until next time, this is Patty signing off. Good night, and good treats!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

It's Patty again, finally recovered from Sunday's activities to update everyone. Mimi and I got mom a Snoopy card for Mother's Day. (hey, we maybe dachshunds but we love that beagle) She liked it very much, she also knew that dad helped in getting the card. It's so hard to shop when you don't have pockets,...or money,...or thumbs.

Mimi and I spent the day at Grandma & Grandpa's. We really like it there, there are more critters to sniff around their house. My favorite thing to do there is sit in Grandma's lap. That is where I spend most of my time. Mimi does get jealous and comes over to Grandma but her lap isn't big enough for both of us so I win. I'm not competitive with my sister at all :) Grandma does pet Mimi when she comes over but Mimi's favorite thing to do there is look for treat crumbs...and she's really good at it. Any little crumb that their dog leaves, Mimi finds it. Mom and dad should have named her Hoover.
Mimi and I were exhausted when we returned home. We sleep the entire way home and most of the next day. Well, I guess we not puppies anymore.
So now it's back to the normal routine. Until next time, this is Patty, your roving rover, signing off.