Misty

We have a little four legged house guest this weekend. Her name is Misty and she has the sweetest little nature.
Makes me want to have another puppy (but two is a handful!).

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Crating

Tonight could be the night where Aussie hubby and I finally get the ‘human bed’ back to being dog-free.
Whilst I don’t mind having a furry ‘hot water bottle’ (or two) with us during winter, it is a different story in summer. Living in a subtropical climate comes with hot, humid summer nights.

The solution? A soft crate off ebay that cost us around $AUD 44.
We must admit that our expectations are rather high. According to Cesar Millan, dogs are den animals by nature, and look for spaces in their home or yard that mimic a den. Dog crates make excellent dens and provide that safe, secure environment that dogs crave.

Well, so far the crate has been accepted. Now we just need to work on the sharing part!

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Dachshund cakes

I’m blown away but the massive amount of talented pastry chefs that have created the amazing cakes below.
Every dachshund lover would agree that a dachshund cake is the absolute ‘icing on the cake’ (literally!).
If we hadn’t already been married, our wedding cake would definitely have dachshund cake toppers, that’s for sure…

Food envy anyone?

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Dachtoberfest 2013

Our little sausages got their Dirndls and Lederhosen out last weekend to celebrate their German heritage in style. Whilst the humans were snacking on Franks and sauerkraut, the little ones were busy competing in the ‘best dressed’ competition. The prize? Doggy beer, prosit!

‘Dachtoberfest’ was a huge success and I’ve captured a few of the smiley faces that attended.

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Snags in Arms

For many dog owners, the weekends provide an ideal time for you and you pooch to combine a leisurely walk and a tasty meal at your local cafe. This being said, it’s not always easy to find a cafe that serves great tasting food whilst openly welcoming you and your (sausage) dog.

Paw Paw Cafe in Woolloongabba, Brisbane is a must visit when dining with your sausage dog.
Why? Because the owner has a sausage dog herself and the coffee and food is mouthwatering.

The Brisbane Dachshunds were exclusively invited to a sausage inspired lunch today, which turned out to be a huge success. Apart from some minor barking incidents, the snags behaved very well.

Puppachino anyone?

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Sharing is caring

Whenever Mac and Clara have their little dachshund buddies over for a visit, Frank finds the oldest and stinkiest bone in the yard that would have been carefully hidden by Mac and Clara months earlier.

I’m always amazed how these then get ‘handed around’ for everyone to have a good sniff and chew!

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Frank the bone discoverer!

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Penny having a go….

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Penny is still at it while Clara is eyeing it off

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“When am I going to get it back? It’s MY yard and MY bone!”

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“Maybe I’ll chew it under here without being spied on…”