Archive for September, 2006

Velvet Tummy

Monday, September 25th, 2006


I love watching Dora Mae while she sleeps. Many times she rolls over onto her back, upside down. Other times she uses the couchbed for her pillow, sleeping sideways.

When Dora is sleeping like this, I just want to rub her velvety tummy and kiss her nose.

The Face Off

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006


Dora has a built-in clock in her brain.

Starting about 30 minutes before her meal time, she wakes up or stops whatever else she is doing and comes to sit on the ottoman in front of me. Its a face off.

She sits, watching my every move.

If I shift myself in my chair, she is sure I am getting up. If I ignore her, she begins to talk.

She growls. She fusses. She jumps from the ottoman to her place next to me, nudging my hands off my laptop. And she continues to growl.

Only when I stand up and move towards the kitchen does she stop growling. At this point, she begins to whine while punctuating her noise with a high pitched bark or two.

She jumps up and down as I fill her bowl (and Thelma Lou’s) and she quiets down only when the bowl is on the floor in front of her.

Within seconds, the food is gone from her bowl and she is a happy girl. She heads outside for business and then comes back in where she jumps back up on the ottoman for another face off.

This time, she does not growl at me. She wags her tail in gratitude. She adores me, especially after I feed her.

Still on Duty

Friday, September 15th, 2006


Dora’s job as Head of Homeland Security is a 365/24/7 job. She patrols the backyard several times a day and then returns to the house and remains on duty.

She jumps up on the arm of the couch, stretches out to doze, while she keeps her eyes half cocked through the window.

If a bird lands on her grass, she is up in a split second, darting through her doggie door to secure the premises. And if a squirrel runs across her yard, it becomes the focus of an all points bulletin. Lizards do not have a chance dozing in the sun on her back porch.

Only when the sun goes down does Dora take a break. She heads under her blanket to rest up for another day on duty tomorrow.

Hot Dog!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006


The ultimate outfit for the dachshund. Perfect for a costume party. Perfect for a picnic. I would suggest keeping your wiener dog away from the bbq pit for safety reasons.