I know I have recently been absent from blogging, and Apple has been pretty mad at me about it because she wants to keep in touch with her furry blogging friends! So here I am trying to make it up to her:
first I want to tell everyone that I have a new boyfriend! yay!! I dont know if anyone remembers my blog about the training class with 5 dachshunds in it... but after hanging out at the dog park with Gus and his dad Nick, we kept going out on dates and seeing each other :3 which has now progressed into a really awesome relationship!! woohoo. So in a way, Apple has gained a new brother of some sort, Gus! (the 2 year old, long hair black and tan) Apple and Gus get along really well, as I am blogging this they are currently sleeping together under the covers in bed, hehe. It's been fun watching them together because the personalities of the long hair dachshund and the smooth hair dachshund are so different. From what I've noticed (not just with Gus but other long hair dachshunds as well) is that they seem to be more "chill" at times, yes they get crazy too but they like to have their down time as well. Some of them will let you hold them however you'd like, Apple just squirms around. I guess the best way to describe how I feel about long hairs are like noodles, haha. The smooth hair dachshunds seem to always be in crazy hyper mode unless it's bed time or feeding time. But regaurdless I still love them all!!! It's pretty awesome having a boyfriend that has the same love for dacshunds as I do! Now I don't feel all obsessive :3 It's also fun because that means more dachshunds are in my life!! Nick is a really nice guy, I will post up some pictures of him and Gus later on.
Also, the pictures you have seen of the new dachshund puppies, yes they are very very cute. My friend Samantha (Henry, Oliver, and Otis's mom) bought Bailey, the long hair red. And Christine from the training class that I taught with 5 dachshunds is going to buy Roary and I will go with her on the 30th of this month (March) to go pick her up. Carolyn offered me to take Satchamoe home for free because she know's that I would provide a great home to him, but I wanted to think on it because puppies are a lot of work, and speaking of work, I have been working a lot!! so I knew that I would have to decline her offer, which is sad because I would LOVE to have another puppy. But before I refused I went home and talked to my roommate and reassured him that I wouldn't be taking Satchamoe in, but Ethan (roommate) then said that he wanted him, and that he had the time to take care of a puppy!! So I called Carolyn and told her that I would love to take Satchamoe. Later that night we picked him up and we've had him for about 5 days now I wanna say, he is soooooooooooo cute!! I will take lots of pictures of him too so you all can watch him grow up!! What is really cool is that his tan points are Brindled!! Sadly Ethan doesn't like the name Satchamoe so he is trying to think of a new one, so I've been calling him "little man"
Apple recently turned 1 year old on March 1st!! Nick and I brought Gus and Apple to petsmart and let her pick out a toy. She chose the fleece giraffe and tore out his cotton innards in about 5 minutes once we got back home!! For a while he was just a skin being tugged over between Apple and Gus, and then 2 weeks later I noticed that Apple had something in her mouth (she wasn't choking on it) and she dropped it when she saw me looking down at her and all I could do was laugh, it was the giraffe's head!! she decapitated him! I think I laughed for at least 5 minutes, tears came out a little and my side cramped. It was really funny to me. After my laugh attack, I picked up the remains of the giraffe and threw it away. so now he is gone forever!! sadly.
oh back onto the topic of work: I've only had 1 day off of work for the past month which means I have had little time at home to play with Simon and Dolly, and work on their socialization and mental trauma. I decided that it was for the best to give them up to furbaby-rescue so they could be with someone that had all the time in the world to give to them. It was really hard to do, but they can't come with me to work, and I didn't like knowing that I had little time to work with them so I found a lady who was more than happy to take them in. They promised that they would tell their new pet parents (when adopted) about their sister Apple and that her mommy works at petsmart, so we can keep the family in touch, and have puppy play dates.
so I am working on getting better about blogging again, and hopefully I will be as dedicated as I was before but I cant make promises because I am pretty busy at this moment in time, but I will try to blog at least once a week!!
I have been really bad about blogging lately. A lot of things have been going on in my life, so now that it's all sorted I should be blogging actively again :D Apple misses everyone!!!
On friday ( March 13th ) Samantha and I took some friends ( Nick, Christine, and Sebastian ) with us over to visit Carolyn again and see the puppies. They have grown SOOO much, it was hard to believe. Roary is still the biggest pup in the litter ( the brindle ) but Bailey is now the smallest (The red) and Satchamoe is now the middle sized pup ( black and tan ). They have quite the personality, Bailey seemed to be the one that had the most spunk, like a little firecracker. She was quite the talker too. Roary had fun trying to escape, and I just couldn't let Satchamoe go! I was offered to take him in for free, because Carolyn know's me well, but I just dont see myself being able to commit myself fully to such a young puppy. But I am happy to say that Samantha will be taking Bailey home to join her other three dachshunds: [Henry, Oliver, and Otis] on March 22nd. Also Christine and Sebastian will be taking Roary home on March 30th! I cant wait to see them all grow up, it's too cute!!
Sorry everyone that I haven't been on in a few days!! I feel really bad, not to mention I had a few withdraws too!! Today my friend Sam and I went over to Carolyn's house (she owns fudgie) to see Missy her long hair, red, dachshund, who gave birth to three dachshund pups three and a half weeks ago. Carolyn says that the daddy is actually the Brindle, Fudgie! Missy has 1 boy, and 2 girls, one of them even came out brindled like her daddy :3 They were soooooo adoreable!! We actually ended up naming all three of the puppies too. The boy, who is mainly all black we named Satchamoe, The brindled female, we named Roary because she was extremely vocal, and the last female who was a red, we named Bailey. They were so sweet. Sleeping in our arms. I even had the .... delightful..... experience of mommy Missy encouraging Roary to pee while sitting in my lap!.... it was great! about a quarter size of pee got on my jeans, but I LOVE the puppies so much that I didnt mind :3 I believe Sam is planing on actually buying one of the puppies, which would bring her up to a total of 4 dachshunds, but really 2 belong to her mother, and she really only has one to herself. Missy is actually the mother of Sams long hair, red dachshund Oliver! so it was really special to see her new puppies, especially when they were so young. Sam and I will be visiting Carolyn again when the puppies are 5 weeks old to take more pictures, and also to see how dramatic of a change the puppies have made in their looks, personality, and mobilaty (is that a word??? haha wow thats bad) but anways, enjoy the pictures!!
Yesterday I took Apple, Dolly, Simon and Bailey (The puppy I was watching for the day) to the dog park where I met up with Gus and his Dad Nick. They all had a lot of fun chasing each other in the grass. You might recognize Gus from photo of mine already, but if you dont, he is in the picture that I took of my 6pm class where there are 5 dachshunds in it. Anyways, Nick and I made plans to get together and hang out at the dog park with our dogs. Gus had so much energy!! He was running all over the place, he would literally zip from one end to another. The rest of the crew were almost left a little confused because they (Dolly and Simon) couldn't keep up with him. Apple on the other hand was in her own world. Sniffing around everywhere. Bailey really liked Gus... maybe a little too much... but none the less, Bailey was a very cute pup :3 Today at work, Apple was brought in to have her Model photo shoot. She had her nails painted and photos taken to be used in flyers for their nail painting service. Currently her front left paw has a rainbow (each nail is a different color) so customers can see the variety of colors we offer, her front right paw has no polish, and both her back feet have purple paint. In a couple days they are going to make sure that all her nails are purple :3 This nail painting thing is not going to be a regular thing, it was only done for the model shoot. But I wont pass up a free paw-dicure. hehe :3 I will take pictures of her nails when they are all purple, but I will be sure to post up the flyer when I get a copy of one too!
So Mona and the Mommy has asked for a photo with all of the pup's in the same shot, all looking at the camera, so this is just for you Mona!! I tried many attempts to take some good photos, but it was hard trying to get them all to focus at the same time. It felt like every time I was snapping the photo, one pup would get distracted by the other! You'll only see five pictures that I took, but I took about 20!
Also The OP Pack has asked how I write on my photos. After I upload my photos onto my computer or laptop, I will hit the Print Screen button, and then open Paint, and paste the photo, and draw on the picture however I'd like and then when I save the picture, I make sure I save the photo as a JPEG. One of these days [[when I can afford it]] I plan on buying a cordless tablet with a pen and mouse, because it's really hard to write nicely with a mouse on paint!! My little doodles on the pictures will be more creative as well.
Tomorrow I'm puppy sitting a cockapoo named Bailey!! so I will make sure I take pictures of all of our fun :3
last night we helped our friend Jarvis move in ( he actually lives in the same condo as we do! Same floor and only 2 doors away! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!? ) So while Jarvis was finishing up his move, I helped watch Butters! Apple was happy to see him again, but her brother and sister (Dolly and Simon) were a little overly excited. They thought his fluffy tail was a toy! So unfortunately I separated them for a bit so everyone could calm down. So sorry to everyone that we did not blog last night!!
I am a dachshund and hound dog obsessed girl. I am also a dog obedience trainer. I love all animals and hope to open my own dog related business as soon as I finish school. I am interested in animal welfare and I hope to let all pet parents and people know that we should all love animals too!