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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

Ginger

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.

This post has been included in the Monday Mischief Blog Hop, brought to you by
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Tuesday’s Tails: Featuring Lacey – An Adoptable Dachshund

Today’s Featured Adoptable Dog is Lacey

Lacey is a smooth-haired brindle Dachshund
available for adoption from Noble County PAWS
At 13 pounds, Lacey falls into the “tweenie” size range
(larger than a Mini, smaller than a Standard)
She is adult, but not senior, at six years old.

Lacey - Adoptable Dachshund

Tuesday’s Tails: Featuring Geena – An Adoptable Dachshund

Today’s Featured Adoptable Dog is Geena

Geena is a smooth-haired red Dachshund
available for adoption from Animal Rescue Foundation.
At 11 pounds, she would classify as a Mini.
However, she is estimated to only be about
a year old, so she may not be quite done growing yet.

Geena - Animal Rescue Foundation

How can you resist these eyes?

Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part 7 – Premature Celebration

This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series.  Previous posts can be found HERE.

In Part Woohoo (Part 6), Gracie had been adopted.  I was elated, but to be honest, I was apprehensive about the adopters.  The rescue that is representing Gracie for us approved them, and from what I heard, they were good people with a home and yard suitable for an active dog.

Gracie - Thinking...

Pondering what mischief I can get into…

Tuesday’s Tails: Featuring Pretzel – An Adoptable Dachshund

Today’s Featured Adoptable Dog is Pretzel

Pretzel is a smooth-haired red Dachshund that has been with
Animal Rescue Foundation for quite a while now.
He is estimated to be nine years old,
but he certainly doesn’t look it.

Pretzel - Adoptable Dachshund

Do I look like a senior to you?
Not a gray hair in sight!

Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part Woohoo! (Part 6)

This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series.  Previous posts can be found HERE.

In Part Yay (Part 5), Gracie had finally been able to leave boarding and go to her foster home.  She was doing great in the foster home, and from what I understand, foster mom was falling in love.  Her friends even joked on Facebook, “What are you going to do if/when someone wants to adopt her?”  They knew Gracie was stealing foster mom’s heart.

Gracie at Foster Home

Gracie – Happy at Her Foster Home

Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part Yay! (Part 5)

This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series.  Previous posts can be found HERE.

In Part 4, Gracie was finally getting to leave boarding and go home with her foster parents.  Her foster mom was going to be picking her up Monday afternoon, and needless to say, I was anxious to get an update about how things went on her first night at her foster home.

Why be anxious?  Well, on Monday morning I got the news that Gracie had torn up the isolation room at the vet.  Like really torn it up, lol.  Okay, I shouldn’t lol.  It’s not funny.  There was no word on whether we would be receiving a bill for the damages.

Well, poor girl… after 20 days in boarding, she was going NUTS.  I would’ve been too.  This was vet boarding, not fun doggy daycare/dog hotel kind of boarding.

Tuesday’s Tails: Featuring Serena – An Adoptable Dachshund

Today’s Featured Adoptable Dog is Serena

Serena is a smooth-haired, black & tan dapple
Miniature Dachshund
available for adoption from
Rockin’ G Animal Shelter in Pryor, Oklahoma

Serena - Adoptable Dachshund

Lost Dog on My Doorstep: Part 4

This post is a continuation of the Lost Dog on My Doorstep series.  To view previous posts in this series, please see this page.

Part 3½ of the story ended with Gracie in a holding pattern.  The foster parents were ready to take her, but her fecal test results came back positive for several contagious parasites.  Because the foster parents have other dogs, she would need to be medicated to get rid of the parasites and have a clear retest before going to their home.  This meant staying in boarding a bit longer than we intended.

Gracie - What??

“What?? Did you say I’m going to have to stay in boarding even LONGER now??”

Tuesday’s Tails: Featuring Ivy – An Adoptable Dachshund

Today’s Featured Adoptable Dog is Ivy

Ivy is a smooth-haired Dachshund mix that has been with
Pet Adoption League for a quite a while now.
She is black with subtle areas of chocolate on her face and paws.
Estimated to be a young adult around 2½ years old.

Ivy - Adoptable Dachshund

“What? Are you talking about how cute I am?”

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