Monday Mischief: The New Girl

Li’l Girl at the keyboard today… Mom’s still on hiatus.  Well, apparently she can take a break from blogging, but she clearly hasn’t taken a break from being out of her fool mind. She even brought Daddy down with her this time. You’re not going to believe this, but they have gotten up to some SERIOUS mischief. Really, I think they’ve truly gone and lost their marbles.

They’ve brought another dog into MY our house.

A girl dog, even. A cute little black and tan thing. I do not like this one bit. I am to be the only cute little girl around here. They say it’s for a “trial basis”, but I know how they are… once a Dachshund’s in the house, it doesn’t leave. Daddy left for a little while on Thursday afternoon (on the 24th), but me and Austin didn’t think anything of it. Probably just going to pick us up some cheeseburgers like we commanded. NOPE. He wasn’t gone very long, and then came back with this little abomination our new guest:

Ginger - Newest Rescue


As you can see by her temporary rescue tag, her name is Ginger. See her squishy little naked tummy? Mom says it’s still shaved from her recent surgeries – she was spayed and had to have a hernia repaired. Before being rescued, she was in a bad breeder/puppy mill situation and no one knows how many litters of puppies she was forced to have. Her skin and fur are not all pretty like mine… she has lots of little scars and hairless spots from past skin infections, and her fur is patchy and coarse. Mom and Dad say it’s because she has had a very tough life and has been through a lot of bad stuff. Some little scars might even be from fights.
They say that my fur wasn’t always so pretty, either… that I had thin fur and my tail was even almost hairless when they adopted me. Not anymore.  I’m a gorgeous gal now, and I don’t remember being anything else. One of the evil witches that trim my nails groomer girls even said that my fur felt like soft velvet. I’m like, “Duh lady, the line forms that way to pet me.” But Mom and Dad said they went overboard giving me the good stuff, though, and now I’m too fat and they’re working on trimming some pounds off of me. Whatever. I’m VOLUPTUOUS. Austin is fit and thin and doesn’t seem to gain weight very easily. Typical guy.

ANYWAY, I feel really bad about Ginger’s past life, but I still don’t like her being here. Mom and Dad say that I’m jealous. Whatever. Austin’s not very happy, either… but he shows it in a different way than I do. We are all tolerating each other, but we are not being very friendly. Mom and Dad say we may get over this and we may not, which is why Ginger is here for a trial period. They say that our happiness is their priority… buuuut, I can already tell that they are falling for her. They keep saying that she’s so sweet, and I guess I will reluctantly admit that she is. She has some resource guarding issues, which is to be expected with her past. We have to give her what Mom calls “a wide berth” when she’s eating. BUT, that is already getting better and she’s getting more used to eating closer to us with no problems. If she stays, we will keep working on it. Mom and Dad were told she’d need to be fed separately, but they believe in overcoming problems (if they can) instead of accommodating them. Her other issues: cats and kids make her go berserk – we’re not fond of cats or kids, either… but we have a limit to how crazy they make us act. Ginger has no such limit. No cats or kids live here, BUT we can see them out the window and while on walks. If Ginger can even hear kids playing somewhere outside, she barks non-stop like a maniac. Mom and Dad admit they don’t have the expertise to know how to help with those issues, or if they even can be helped. Here’s the new little brat again:

Ginger - Newest Rescue

This picture makes her fur look better than it is.

Here’s a picture of the three of us looking very friendly, but believe me, looks are deceiving.  I swear if she so much as touches me, I’m going to freak out.

The Three of Us

Ginger’s on the far left; that’s me (Li’l Girl) looking extra fat in the middle; and Austin is crashed out.

And here we are looking even more friendly, but again, don’t be fooled. See how we’re kind of touching? I’m only tolerating it ‘cuz I’m sun-napping. If she moves and I feel her brush up against me, I give her a quick warning growl. I don’t care if Austin touches me… we lay touching all the time. We don’t cuddle the way me and my best pal LittleBear used to, but we’re still close in our own way. See our tails?

The Three of Us

Gosh, I look really fat in this picture. I am overweight, but I don’t look so bad standing up, I swear.

So yeah, I’m calling shenanigans here. I can’t believe they really think that I might put up with another girl in the house. We’ll see.  I don’t know how long this so-called trial period is going to last, but I’ll update on the situation soon.
OH, something else… we’ve been going on walks every day and let me tell you… three neurotic Dachshunds on a walk make for hilarious frustration for Mom and Dad. PAYBACK.

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21 Responses to Monday Mischief: The New Girl

  1. emma says:

    Oh my, I know what you are experiencing. I wasn’t real thrilled when another GBGV joined our family, but after a bit I realized I got to keep my queen bee status and the new little one is actually lots of fun. The best thing is that you might get extra treats if they have to train the new dog. We always get treats when Bailie is getting them for training. It will work out, no worries 😉
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    • Li'l Girl says:

      Thanks for the reassurance, Emma! Mom and Dad really want things to work out, so I’m trying my best. They really try to be fair with the love and attention, but I STILL feel like this little rat might steal some of my lovins and I don’t like it! She does encourage me to bolt down the yard after squirrels (real or imaginary) like a madwoman, so that helps me get some exercise. But Mom and Dad are REALLY hoping that we might start doing zoomies around the house together. That’s their DREAM. We’ll see.

  2. I hope that you all can get along, sounds like Ginger would be lucky to live with you guys! But I totally get how there’s a process to be accepted! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
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  3. Donna says:

    Wow! That’s some mischief bringing in another dog without even ASKING you first?! But I’m glad you are kinda giving her a break, what with her past and all…as long as she doesn’t touch you, of course. 🙂
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  4. Bren says:

    Aww congratulations! She’s so adorable! I hope that it works out for you that she can stay!
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  5. I hope it all works out, Lil Girl! Ginger looks very sweet and I’m sure she’d love to stay at your house! Poor kid had a ruff start! Hope you can cut her some slack – I’m sure your Mom and Dad have enough lovin’s to go around!! And enough treats as well!
    Jackie Bouchard recently posted…Monday Mischief: Rita’s a Howl-o-Weenie!My Profile

  6. Oh…. I hope you all can work this out! Not only does Ginger have the sweetest face, but she deserves a home like yours! Just yesterday I was sorting through some old photos for a future blog post and ran across some of my mom’s Doxie, Hansel (black and tan). Sigh… love me some weiner dogs some day.
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  7. Tootsie says:

    Ginger looks gorgeous. She deserves a loving home like yours after everything she’s been through!
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  8. GizmoGeodog says:

    Maybe if you think about doing something nice for poor ginger you’ll feel better about her sharing your house…she looks like a nice girl
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  9. Welcome Ginger. She is very cute!
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  10. Ann Staub says:

    I saw her picture on Facebook and she is lovely! Good luck to your pawrents on not keeping her BOL…
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  11. BoingyDog says:

    Oh Li’l Girl, you crack me up! I think your parents are amazing for bringing Ginger home, especially after she’s had such a hard life. The most incredible thing is to give a dog another chance for a better life. I hope she becomes part of the family!

    We’re so excited that you’re all going on walks together! On your walks is where you’ll all start to love each other so don’t go too crazy for your parents, OK? Happy tails!
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  12. Kari says:

    Oh, Li’l Girl, I feel your pain. I just hate it when pictures make me look fatter than I am! I hope you and Ginger grow to love each other. Having lots of doggies make mommies and daddies happy.
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  13. Jodi says:

    Man, that is mischief! How dare they bring another dog in without checking with you! What a sad story for Ginger though, maybe after she feels comfortable you won’t think her quite so bad.
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  14. Oh sweetie, your Mom and Dad are just trying to help a sweet, innocent little girl have a better life. We know it’s so hard to bring a new girl into the pack, but trust me, it will work out in the end. Ginger is really beautiful and really deserves this chance. We hope that all will go well.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  15. Its called foster failure so beware! She’s adorable looks so much like me! I hope you all can get along she deserves to be taken care of. Love Dolly
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  16. houndstooth says:

    Oh, Lil Girl, I can sympathize! It’s not easy making changes and accepting new members to your pack. My new sister, Flattery, had a rough time before she came here, too. It will take a long time before we help her to be a model hound. However, I like having a sister. If there’s any mischief happening, it makes it a lot tougher for the humans to figure out who did it, too. I would give her a chance if I were you, and see what happens!


  17. Dogs N Pawz says:

    She is so lucky to have a home with you all! Hope it works out. We know what its like to get a new doggy and have to share our stuffs. It’s not fun but it gets better!
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  18. Jim says:

    I love the winnie dogs. Ours are the main focus in the house. Check out my link to the latest video I added of one of our winnie dogs playing tug of war with one of our husky puppies. She sounds so evil.

  19. Flea says:

    Li’l Girl, that Ginger is cute, but she has NOTHING on you and your sensuous Doxy curves. You’re going to be just fine. Paws crossed that things settle quickly!
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  20. How cute she is! I think I could spend all day to look at them, if they don’t take a nap and just play around. Love Dachshund!

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