I wrote a previous blog about both of my long-haired dachshunds. Today I am just going to talk about my Toby boy! As you can see in his picture, he is such a cute and handsome boy. His personality is just as cute! I call him my teddy bear.
He loves attention, he loves to be loved. If I start talking to Scarlett, he will come over and push her out-of-the-way so he can get my full attention. He loves his blankets. He loves to cuddle on top of the blanket but also loves being under the covers. He will dig and dig to find his most comfortable resting place.
He also loves to give kisses. I will show him kiss motion with my lips and he will come over to give me kisses. When he wants attention he will sit straight up on his butt and just look at me. He gets so excited when I come home. He will bark, bark, bark non-stop until I tell him “enough”. I know he is excited to see me but he doesn’t stop even when I pet him! I think he is yelling at me because I left him.
He loves to go for his walks. When we go for our walks and a person comes close to us he will just stop and not move because he wants that person to pet him. He just loves to be petted. He does have a bad habit when we go on our walks. When he sees another dog he will lunge towards him and start barking. The dog can be on the other side of the pond and he will still lunge in that dog’s direction and bark at him. I do not understand his reaction to other dogs walking because he goes to doggie day camp and loves being with the other dogs. He walks with both small and big dogs. He is my little “goof”.
He does have a weight problem but he has had a weight problem since he was a puppy. I think it is in his genes. I have him on weight management food. When I first got him from my girlfriend he was at 19 lbs. I have him down to 17 lbs. My vet would like to see him at 12 lbs. My goal is to get him to 14 lbs. He had a problem getting adopted when he was a puppy because he was overweight long-haired dachshund. People has vision of long, thin dog. He has such a cute face my girlfriend just had to adopt him.
I love my Toby boy and I know he loves me!
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Harry is Luna’s brother! He is not her biological brother but their love for each other makes them brother and sister. Harry was a puppy when he came to the household and Luna was 5 years old. I wrote a blog on Harry and Luna’s brotherly/sisterly love.
Harry is such a good boy! He was such a good baby brother to Luna and big brother to Billie and Ivy Bella! Check out my blog about Billie, IvyBella and Harry love for each other!
Harry, Billie and IvyBella are my Florida pups. My best friend and sister, Cathy, live in Florida. They are her dogs. I am Aunt Linda. I am their 2nd mom! Harry was born in 2010 so he is 8 years old now. He was so adorable when he was a puppy and he is a very handsome boy now.
I call him my “Har-Bear” or my Har-Bear Jacket. When I came to visit while he was growing up he wanted to be close to me so he would get on the very top of the couch and lay right above me. Sometimes curling around my neck. He is the house protector. The sound of his bark would definitely scare you away if you came to the door! He is so sweet and loving; his bark doesn’t match his personality!
He has this cute habit of sucking on his “baby” (stuffed animal) like a baby sucks on their pacifier. He is such a big boy yet he is such a baby!
Harry sucking on his baby!
Me, Harry and Luna
Harry kissing Aunt Linda
My Har-bear jacket!
Harry and his baby
Harry is a Cubs fan
Baby Harry and his baby
Harry keeping a close eye on his baby
Harry enjoying the outdoors
Harry and baby sister Billie
Harry watching over his Luna girl
Luna and Harry
It is so hard living in Illinois and my Florida pups living in Florida! I miss them so much! One of these day I will be moving down there so I can also be close to my Florida pups. All of my Florida pups are golden retrievers.
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I never had the joy of having children. I have had the joy of being a dog mom. Even though my babies never say Happy Mother’s Day or give me a Mother’s Day gift. They give me unconditional love. I love my babies and I know they love me.
Any women who has owned and loved a pet is a dog mom!
As I woke up this morning my Toby was cuddled near my head and as he saw I was waking up gave me a kiss. My Scarly was cuddled under the covers laying right next to me. When Toby moved away from my head, Scarly laid next to my head to cuddle with me too. I think this was their “Happy Mother’s Day” wish to me. Of course, it could also be them saying: We love you mom, but we are hungry and need to go outside!
scarly and toby
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the dog moms today!
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I live in an apartment and have been there for over 3 years. I have my 2 dachshunds who love to bark. My Scarlett is a protector and believes she has to bark at all the noises she hears in the apartment hallway. Toby will bark at me when I return home as if he is yelling at me for leaving him. Both of them will bark if they hear or see any dogs walking across the view from our window.
I got a new neighbor last year and she has been complaining about my dog’s barking every 2 month since last November. I have 7 other neighbors in the building but only this neighbor is complaining. The complaints are that my dogs are barking off and on from 5:30a.m. to 9:00a.m. I work in retail full-time and my schedule changes from one day to the next. I believe since the complaint is only for these times that it is because my other neighbors are leaving for work.
Ever since I received the complaints I have tried to do what I can to stop the barking. I put a gate at the end of my hallway so they can’t get to the door which has stopped a lot of the barking when I am home. I have even trained them to the command “NO BARK”. I know they understand the command because when they start to bark and I tell them “no bark” they stop barking. The problem is now that when I leave for work I am not at home to give them the command so they bark at the noises in the apartment hallway.
I recently ordered an Ultrasonic dog bark control and the reviews are all 100%. It is rated 5 star review. I am hoping that my review will be 5 stars. If I can’t get their barking under control when I am gone, I will get evicted.
I received the Ultrasonic dog bark control unit today and have it on my counter. My dogs have not barked since I turned it on so I do not know yet if it will work or not. I will be leaving for church later on today so when I get home I will see what happens when Toby starts to bark (yell) at me for leaving him!
We are having winter during Spring! I am really tired of winter and wish we could get Spring weather to stay!
Winter is long enough without it being extended. I thought I was done worrying about snow storms coming. I hate driving in snow and hope it comes on my day off. But now I really would like the warm weather to come on my day off.
It gets so depressing because the sun seems to shine less and hides behind the clouds. I am definitely looking for Spring weather!
Dachshunds were developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. My dachshunds love to burrow under their and my blankets.
Scarly loves to wake me up in the morning just so she can go under the covers and lay right beside me. Toby loves to go under the blanket at night and travels from the top of the bed to the bottom. But he doesn’t stay there, he will get off the bed and go under the bed to sleep.
Toby loves burrowing under the blankets. I will see this little lump moving from the top of my bed all the way down to the bottom of the bed and out pops Toby’s head!
They also love going under the blankets when they don’t feel well. They love cuddling on the blanket with me when I am on the recliner! As you can see by the pictures, my babies love their blankets!
On my last blog, I wrote how my 2 babies got sick with non-stop diarrhea. I left it off with Toby going to the vet’s office the day I wrote my blog. I am happy to say he is doing very well.
Toby had colitis. The vet explained to me that it is an inflammation of the colon. His stool sample came up negative for parasites. She prescribed antibiotic for him which helped him tremendously. He has regular poops now with no blood. She actually said it is better that there is red blood than dark-colored blood in the stool. The red blood tells them that there is a problem from the colon which is the tail end of the digestive system. Darker colored blood would designate problems in the small or large intestines. Toby was allowed to go back to his regular diet.
So for right now, I have 2 healthy dachshunds which makes me very happy!
I am showing you my Toby’s picture on a pillow which you can do the same thing for your puppy dogs. I have his picture on my coasters also. Scarly I have put her face on placemats and dish towels. So I have them all over my home. Like I said I just love my puppy dogs.