Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yappy New Year!


Sasha, the sleepy dachshund, here. It is about 35 minutes till midnight our time and I might just make it this year. In the previous years, I have always nodded off by the time the new year came. I have had Charlie keeping me awake with constant licks in the face and of course frequent potty trips out in the cold snow which means more water rations for me today. I am doing my best, and just maybe I might make it this year. Paws crossed. Yawn. So sleepy though. Maybe, if I just shut one eye, or maybe two eyes....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa Paws Visited Us Tonight!


Sasha here,
I just had to blog about this. I saw Santa Paws tonight. So I thought I would share my encounter with all of you.
Charlie and I were just getting into begging for some Christmas Eve dinner, when what did my little ears hear. The screech of breaks in front of our house. Charlie and I went straight to the front door to bark like usual. Mommy put down her plate of food, and went to the door, and who do you think should appear before her. A mail man at 6 in the evening on Christmas eve? We dogs think not. Charlie and I barked at this mail man impostor cause we know no postal carrier will be out that late and the mail already came for the day. Mommy thanked the man and wished him a Merry Christmas. Then, told us to hush, just as Mommy was shutting the door. I saw him. The mail man was Santa Paws, an all white doxie in a red Santa harness minus the hat of course. Santa Paws winked at me, gave me a doxie smile with a butt wiggle, and then magically turned back into the mail man. As he drove away, I can hear him bark Merry Christmas to all creatures great and small.
It was so awesome pawsome, and I was so excited. I was jumping up and down as Mommy was opening the package. It was treats from my favorite on-line Etsy shop Ciaohound and from Shari (or so the package said). But, I knows Santa Paws was in on this gift even if he just was part of the delivery service. There was so many yummy treats and a little something special for Mommy. So thank you Santa Paws and Miss Shari. You made me, Charlie, and Mommy very happy this year.
Merry Christmas to all, and if you believe in Santa Paws don't forget to let him know every once and awhile. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dear Santa Paws and a message from Mommy.




Hello all,
Sasha's mommy here. My girl has been begging me all day to get her letter to Santa posted here on her blog. Puppers,pets, and peeps out there feel free to post your letters here, too. It is fun to see what all you out there want for Christmas. heehee.
I just wanted to thank 3 nice guys who did something very special today. I won't say what it was and I really don't know who they are, but lets just say that little things people do for others mean a lot these days. With all the negative things on the news, and the lack of holiday spirit because of the mess this economy is in, I find it rather refreshing to see people help others in times of need. These three guys gave nothing but a few spare minutes of their time in service to my family. In all this holiday chaos, it is these random acts of kindness that really show the true meaning of the holidays. I thank these nice men and their parents that taught them to help others before themselves.
Now here is Sasha's letter.

Dear Santa Paws,
It is me. Your cute and furry friend Sasha. It has been another long year, and you know I do try to be good. I have only had a couple accidents in the house, and I really haven't chewed up anything very valuable lately.
Well, I don't need much so anything you find laying around the shop that you think a little dachshund might enjoy is fine with me. Also, Charlie, my big brother could use something nice. He did love the treats you gave us last year. You know what Mommy needs, and so do lots of other people from whats I am hearing through the doggy bark line. Please, do your best to get all the puppers out there that need forever homes to find good ones like mine.
Lots of love, hugs, and doxie kisses,


Sasha

PS: Barked to all the dogs on my block and you are cleared for delivery on the 24th. No air conditioning holes in the old Santa Suit this year, but I really wouldn't trust the neighborhood cats if I was you.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tis The Season To Be Jolly!





Hi all.
Your cute little furry Santa dachshund here, Sasha. We have our tree up and of course it has dachshund ornaments on it. Miss Suz, you know the human that lives where I goes for my play dates paw makes the best clay doxie ornaments. Mommy has two of her creations on our tree that look a lot like me. She sales on E-BAY and ETSY in case anyone wants some of her lovely creations. Well, just stopped in to share pics of me in my Santa hat and the doxie ornaments. I am still working on my draft to my letter to Santa Paws this year. I am trying so hard to be good, but you know it is really hard for a dachshund to be good all year long. Take care all.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I got a new bandanna and I am training Mommy.




Hi all,
Sasha here. Yesterday, I got a new bandanna in the mail. Another contest that mommy won something from for me. But, anyways, I had to show it off in the pics above. It came from PolyCritters on etsy.
Also, Mommy thinks she has been training me to do a new trick. She goes and hides my favorite squeaky ball out of my sight, and then I have to go find it. I was doing pretty good at it, and didn't have the heart to tell her that us doxies can read humans minds. I think it spoils the fun of human training that way. So every once and awhile, I will sniff it out just to make her think that I really don't know where it is. Then, she gets so excited and I get pets and treats when I find the ball. A doxie can't pass up pets and treats you know. heehee.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Why does mommy have to huff me?




Sasha here. I am not sure what is my mommy's fascination with my special hound scent. Seriously, I am minding my own business. All curled up under a blanket or towel or something, and she has to pull it back just to sniff me. I can't help it if I smell like a certain brand of corn chips which shall remain nameless. Now, can I? Please, help me get Mommy some doxie huffing addiction help!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Play Date With A Rock Star!


Sasha, the cute furry one, here. Yes, I got a play date today and afterwards I found out that Miss Pee Wee who doesn't care for me too much is actually a Rock Star now. Can you believe it! Little old me zooming around the house, pottying in the back yard, barking at German Sheppards, and dozing in the big picture window at a Rock Star Wiener Dog's house! Oh, I am so moving on up in this world now. I wonder if the Pupperotzi will be hounding me for photos? I wonder if we will make the cover of Dachshund Digest? I wonder if Pee Wee will bite-o-graph a CD for me? Oh, dachshund happy tail butt wiggle dancing going on now.

Please, watch this great music video starring my wiener friend Pee Wee and a few other wiener dogs I don't know at this link MY WENA. Pee Wee is the alligator at the end. You will recognize her from my Halloween contest pics I shared with you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It'S SNOWING SOMEBUDDY MAKE IT STOP!













Your furry friend Sasha here. It is snowing and I hate cold white stuff in my fur. I hate wearing my coat cause I prefer to be nakey, and most of all my paws are cold and wet. Some one send some sunshine up our way. We poor, cold, wet wiener dogs would prefer a little global warming right about now.

Well, in between the snow torture potty trips, your little wiener dog buddy here has been busy holiday window shopping on line. Cause you know us doxie shoppers are always welcome on the net. (We avoid all those nasty no dogs allowed signs that way.) Listed in pictures above is a few pictures of my paw picked items from some of my faves on ETSY. Click on pictures above to get dirrect links to each of these items and the etsy stores ylbb, redwagonwiener, jellybeanjunction, persnicketypelican, and LaughingFridge.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Winter Wiener Dog Blah's Have Started.




Sasha here.
It has been cold, windy, rainy, and just plain miserable for a low to the ground doggy. I am thinking of spending most of the winter sleeping. Who else is with me? I have my trusty pink couch crack to snuggle in, morning sun through the window, and sometimes a warm fire to lay by. Now, if I can just convince Mommy to let me potty in the house I would be all set. But, she keeps making me go out there. Brrr.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Costume Party- The Horror!

Sasha Pumpkin and Peewee Alligator
Max Devil (a fellow wiener we met), me, peewee, and Frito.


Sasha here. OK. Not a good day at all. Mommy and Miss Suz thought it would be fun to take me, Frito, and Peewee to a Halloween Costume Party at Petco. Not my idea at all. First, I was all excited thinking play date at Frito's house, then we were only there for like 15 minutes. Didn't even get one zoomie in. Then, we went to Petco, and I was so excited thinking new bobo or squeaker or a new cuz toy. Before we even get out of the car, Mommy puts on that stinkin pumpkin costume, and you all know that wasn't my pick this year. I go walking in, and you know what some pug has the nerve to sniff my butt, and then tell me that Hallowiener Day isn't about wiener dogs. I got laughed at by every dog I came across except for Frito who was being a scaredy pup and Peewee (the alligator) who just wanted to bite someone.
So, guess what folks. Halloween has nothing to do with wiener dogs. Why didn't someone tell me this before now! Oh, what a bad day I had. I got a few treats, and some pets which wasn't that bad. Then, we left and all I got was a bag of treats. No new bobo, no new squeaker, no new cuz, and I even walked down the run way and back so cute and posed for the judges. I think I am going to grab a few more cookies and head off to bed.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I had my very first doxie slumber party!


Me and Frito sharing the pillow by the window.


Pre Zoomie stare down. Ready Set Zoom!


Hi all,
Mommy had me visit the red wagon wieners last night and it was so much fun. I zoomied, ate treats, zoomied some more, and then I discovered these giant birds in this big crate. I couldn't help be drawn to them. They were bigger than the sparrows that I chase in my backyard, and they were inside the house. I was thinking maybe they might be the after dinner entertainment and maybe desert, but apparently they are pets like us doggies only with feathers. Not sure I get that, but still it was kind of cool.
Then, Pee-Wee was having issues with me most of the night. Something about "my house, my pillow, my daddy, all of it is MINE!" She kept telling me. Apparently, she didn't get the memo about my visit and special accommodations for the night or something. Well, it was a great visit, and sleeping with one of the human boys in this very warm water bowl of a bed was neat after I figured out it wasn't going to get me wet. Then, morning got here way to quickly and I was being hand feed which is apparently part of the quest services at this red wagon hotel or something. But, when Frito was getting a little too close to my kibble, I did have to let him know a little gruffly that it was "MINE!" A girl has to replenish her nutrients after all that zooming right. Well, apparently Frito got a little startled by my attitude, and well, I felt I had to apologize later for my rudeness. He forgave me and we played some more. All in all, I had fun and was spoiled a lot, but I did miss my mommy and my big brother Charlie. Thank you Miss Suz and the rest of the wiener gang for letting me visit.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Day It Rained Leaves


Hello, all my wiener dog fans out there. Today, it actually rained leaves. The neighbor's trees had a bad case of shedding today so when the wind blew down would come zillions of leaves. I had a blast trampling through the jungle pile of leaves on the ground, chasing the falling ones, and of course chasing the pesty squirrel. Enjoy the pic and video for your Sasha fix. Woofs and kisses to you all.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Prize Came and I Had To Share!


Looks just like me. heehee. I'll have to have mommy frame it for my crate wall.


Mine! I won it fair and square.

Charlie can have my old one. I will keep these two new ones. What I gots to give up the biggest one?

I smell treats. Oh, heaven for a doxie deprived of treats. Yummy. What to snack on first.

Sasha here. I was so excited when my prize box came today from the photo contest that I won from the petsjubilee team shop on etsy. I didn't want to share with my big brother Charlie all my goodies like treats, toys, bandanna, bow, collar charm, art to decorate my crate with, and so much more. That is why I look so worried and scared in all the pics cause I didn't want Charlie to get my stuff. It was mine right. I won it. Well, anyways Mommy made me share, and well, I did reluctantly. I just want to say thank you to Shari, the petsjubilee team, and all the humans and critters that voted for me.
By the way, the October contest is starting soon and it is a costume theme I believe. So better get your pics in soon for a chance to win a cool box of prezzies like mine. You can find out how to enter the contest at Furbabies link here.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I WON! I REALLY WON!


Hi all,

YIP YAP FURRAY! I won the photo contest that I was in and it is all thanks to you who voted for me. I am so excited. I did many many zoomies around the house and yard. I barked at the neighbor dog and told him all about it. I even thanked the squirrels who are sorry that the contest is over, but anyways that a little secret between them and me.
I can't wait to see what prezzies and treats I get in my prize box, and I will "fur sure" share pics with you all when I get it. Thank you all again. I just can't believe I won. Yeah! Lots of doxie kisses to you all. Sasha.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mommy gave me a bath today.:(




Sasha here again,

Mommy gave me a bath today. I thought for sure she had forgotten all about that nasty b-word. Then, today, I followed her into the bathroom like I always do. She takes off my collar. No big deal. I thought ok were is the camera for my photo shoot. Then, I saw the doggy shampoo bottle. You know whoever thought puke green shampoo with the nasty medicated smell should have a happy dog on the bottle is just one sick puppy. Mommy got into the shower, and she called me. I knew what I was in for, but I came reluctantly. I waited shaking knowing the dreaded water was getting warmed up for me. I stood there bravely as she sprayed me with the evil shower spray hose thingy. I stayed still when she put the stinky green yucky smelling shampoo all in my fur. Then, when she was reaching for the hose again. I shook it all over. Fur and foam went everywhere. I got my revenge, and then I got drenched with the hose thingy again. All I can say to this torture is "Doxies don't get mad, we get even!". I gave mommy the pout face all night. If I think she has learned her lesson by bed time, I might snuggle with her then.
Oh, and on a side note. Thanks to all my voters for me in the photo contest. I am in first place barely. Keep the votes coming in with a unique name signature so they don't get deleted. I just might win this thing this time with all your help. I got my paws crossed. Doxie kisses to you all.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Naked Puppy Pic In Photo Contest!


Hello all,
Sasha here. It is that time of month again and yes I am entered once again in the petsjubilee team pet photo contest to win that yummy box of treats and prezzies that I dream to have. Wiener dogs never give up you know.
This time mommy had me worried for awhile cause she said she was going to post one of my naked puppy pics for the contest. I am lucky she picked a cute one and not one with my head stuck in a rice cake bag or bath time in the kitchen sink or anything embarrassing like that.
Well, please, click at the furbabies link here to see my contest Naked Puppy Pic, and if you are ever so kind vote for me by leaving a comment at that link also. You need to sign it with a unique name because the rules state the same person can only vote once per day. So if another Tom or Fred voted on another pets photo yours won't count. Agggh, and I gets very sad when votes get deleted. You don't want to see a sad wiener dog do you?
Take care all, and don't forget to vote. Pretty please, with kibble on top.
(Voting starts at 12:01 EST 9/21/09 to 12:00 noon EST 9/27/09. So one week to vote folks. Pass the bark along to others.)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I avoided the B- word today.


Hello all,
Sasha, the ever so cute wiener dog, is here. Today's big news I avoided the nasty B-word (BATH) because it was raining or so mommy thinks. heehee. I put in my doxie mind control with my hound dog eyes to tell her that it was way to cold a day to make me get wet on purpose. Besides, I was getting enough of a shower each time mommy made me go outside in the rain to potty.
Well, since it was a good day for me, I thought I would share with you all one of our Halloween thank you pics mommy uses in her etsy feedback. I make a very cute doxie ghost don't you think? Feel free to use it if you want in your shops feedback, as well. Just right click the picture and I think click "save picture as" to a file on your computer. It would be perfect for those doggy or hallowienie related shops out there. Well, best be off. I am hoping for more rain tomorrow so I won't have to get a bath tomorrow either. Keep your paws crossed for me, please.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Day The Mail Came Twice!


Sasha, the worried doxie here. Is the sky falling? Is Christmas going to be earlier this year? Are aliens invading the world via the USPS? Is the world going to end and the doxie is the last one to know about it?
Today the mail truck came twice and neither one was the nice lady who pets me occasionally when Mommy and me go get the mail. What the heck is going on? You know us dachshunds don't take change well. The postal employees must know that we dogs need notification on these kinds of things. Off to check the dachshund bark line to see if they know anything. Woof Woof........

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hallowiener Day will be here soon!


Hello all,
Mommy has been busy all day doing things like washing sheets and cleaning the kitchen, so she let me pick the items for the ETSY treasury this time. Thus, I had to do one for one of my favorite holidays. Hallowiener Day. I figure I will replace items as they get sold because I knows they will. They are just too cute not to all be gone in two days time, right? Well, better get back to "PAW-moting". Take care, and please check out our Happy Hallowiener Day! treasury. Maybe, even give them all some pets (clicks).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My Hubby Bone Stuffer Interview!




Hi all Sasha here. I had the recent opportunity to interview my favorite super hero The Hubby Bone Stuffer. To you humans, he is just a mild manor quiet guy that seems like any other guy you might know. However, to us doggies, he is THE ONE THAT STUFFS THE BONES! Come on now any dog would love to meet The Hubby Bone Stuffer from StylinDogsBoutique. Now, on with the interview. Enjoy!

Sasha- Hubby Bone Stuffer, what is your secret identity? I mean all good superheros need an alter ego right? We want to know the real guy behind the bones so to bark.

Hubby Bone Stuffer- Well, I go by many alias's, such as Bablou, Papa Lucch, Grandpa, Mr. Lucchi, Big John and Bop, but you can call me Super Stuffer. I'm just a nice guy who loves my doggies.

Sasha- Aww, I really gets to call you Super Stuffer. Wow! Yip Yap Furray! (I shakes paws with Super Stuffer.) I may never allow Mommy to wash this paw again.
So how did the Hubby Stuffed Bones and Super Stuffer come about? Was it a nuclear disaster, cosmic rays, radioactive insect bite, or just some mad scientist evil experiment gone wrong?

Super Stuffer- You might just say I am better at it than my wife. It all started a few months ago. She was backed up with orders and asked me to help out. So being the very helpful guy that I am (did I just see you roll your eyes?)...as I was saying, being the "super" helpful guy that I am, I helped her stuff some bones, and she said that I stuffed them way better than her. That's how I got the job as bone stuffer.The wife is in charge of quality control though. When I go too fast, somehow she knows it and gives them back to me to "re-stuff them right" she says.

Sasha- Aww. The "Honey Do" list discovery method is how it came about then. That does make sense. Grandpa gets a lot of Honey Dos here,too. He has learned over time not to do the best job the first time or he will get assigned to do it all the time. heehee. Case in point, the bad hedge trim. Now, he is never allowed to trim the hedge without Grandma's supervision. But, I am getting off subject, and no I would never roll my eyes at you Super Stuffer. Mommy wanting me to poo in the rain. Now, that is when I roll my eyes. heehee.
So do you really just use your powers for the good of all dogkind? Come on, what does it hurt to make the occasional catnip stuffy every once in awhile right?

Super Stuffer- Nope. Just doggies for me. The cat toys are my wife's job. They look too complicated to me. I watch her do them, and she stuffs these little pockets with catnip and sews them up, then she stuffs the toys, and sews them up. Too much stopping and sewing, and sewing is a girls job.I should tell you that she steals things. She stole the bottle opener from the kitchen. She says it makes a great catnip tool.

Sasha- Wow, cat toys make wife go into a life a crime film at 11:00. heehee. Sorry, had to say that. Oh, and I be a women wiener dog, and sewing isn't for me either. I prefer unstuffing to sewing them back up. All that fuzz and stuffing everywhere. It is like a wiener dog party with white fuzzy confetti. heehee. Oh, there I goes getting off subject again. They say us wiener dogs lack focus and concentration sometimes.
How does the wife take all the dog gone long hours away from the family? I suspect she might get a bit jealous of all the canine attention you receive right?

Super Stuffer- You are so right about that. I am not only the bone stuffing dog toy provider, but I am also the treat distributor, so the doggies like me better. Here, would you like a treat?

Sasha- Yummy, thank you! (with mouth full of doggy treat.) A wiener dog can never pass up good eats you know. (I wipes crumbs off my mouth and nose with paw.)
Is there going to be any mutations or evolutions coming from you in the future? Or perhaps, a Hubby Bone Stuffer action figure in the works?

Super Stuffer- I will tell you a secret. There are squeaker toys coming out soon. Uh-oh, hope I didn't let the cat out of the bag. A thought just came to me. What about a "hubby stuffed" hot dog toy. Would you be our model?

Sasha- Squeakers! Did you say squeakers? Wow, my favorite bone toys might have squeakers in them soon. I just can't wait. (I is jumping up and down about 3 foot off the ground.) OK, I is better now. Had to get that out of my system. Hot dog toys also sound very lovely. I would love to model them, but wouldn't want to take work away from Cleara, though.

Oh, and thank you Super Stuffer for taking the time out of your busy bone stuffing duties to converse with a little wiener dog like me. I feels so privileged. Thank you to "the wife" too for making this interview PAW-sible.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

My interview with Velvet!




Hi all,
Sasha here. I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite pals and a fellow hound, Velvet the beagle. She is the chief taste tester of CiaoHound's store on ETSY. It is currently closed until the weather cools down to ship homemade treats again. They will be reopening soon though from what I hear, and believe me it is worth the wait. Well, on with the interview!

Sasha- So Velvet, how did you get into being a taste tester for such a yummy treat company as CiaoHound?

Velvet- Well, Sasha, ya know, sometimes it just comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Mommy was looking for a fun hobby to do and came across some dog treat recipes. She tried one (I thought it was delish), but she thought it was a little bland. After about 5 more tries and many more ingredients, she had a cookie she was happy with. I, of course, sat there at her heels the entire time. It was very tiring, but I hung in there, taste-testing each and every batch.

Sasha- Well, how neat is that to be such a faithful company employee being there from the start and all. I bet it was such hard work too working from the floor up so to bark.
Is it hard to eat all the oops that sometimes happen? We know they happen, and some of those experimental flavors might be pretty arf-ful.

Velvet- I love the oops! None of them are arf-ful they just don't look like Mommy wanted them to, especially in the beginning. She played with this tube thing that squirted uncooked cookies and they frustrated her so much that she just went ahead and cooked them and gave them to me. Oh, hehehe, then there was the whole frosting incident! Too thick, too thin, try, try again. She eventually gave up and I got a lot of (what I thought were just wonderful) frosted cookies. Lately, the only oops' are the ends of the bistro bites which are sometimes pointy, so I get those. Oh, and sometimes I jump up on the table and get some of those special ones with catnip in them. Mommy has had to start over quite a few times because of that. She doesn't put the catnip treats on the table anymore. I don't know why they call it catnip. Why not dognip? Dogs would love it, too; I know I do.

Sasha- Those silly humans will never learn that us dogs don't care what the treat looks like. That is a human marketing strategy. We are all about taste and smell. Glad you racked up on the human's unsightly mistakes though. I wish I could have been there for that. The catnip creations must be yummy with the idea of nipping cats. heehee. Not that I would ever do that! (Just in case any kitties are reading this.)
Does your mommy and daddy ever sneak a taste now and then? We know humans would eat them to if you let them. I hear they eat anything.

Velvet- Mommy and my sisters taste the treats once in a while, especially the muffins, but Daddy won't touch the stuff! My sisters said they're healthy treats. I eat anything and everything, so I can understand the temptation.
Sasha- I hear you there. Anything from the doorknobs down is mine. heehee. Strange that your Daddy won't eat them though. He must be a finicky eater.
So what is your favorite treat from the CiaoHound shop?

Velvet- I love, love, love everything! I love the crumbrulee treats sprinkled on my kibble and the cookies and the bistro bites. I really love trying new recipes! I guess my absolute favorite is the Sweet Potato Pie. It has sweet potato, peanut butter and honey in it. You can't beat that!

Sasha- Now, you're making me hungry, and I just had my daily kibble ration a few minutes ago. Oh, and it really isn't the same with out something yummy topping it for sure.
How do you find the time to work out while still "STEAK-ing" out the fridge between batches? I mean I have had those treats. They go in the fridge, and I just can't wait till they come out again. It is all I think about.

Velvet- Oh, I know what you mean, ... hey, wait a minute, .... how did you get some of my treats????? {{{Groan}}} Mommy says its nice to share. I'm glad you love them as much as I do :) Mommy moves the treats around so much its hard for me to keep track of where they are, so I sit and dance in the middle of the kitchen (Mommy does know what that little dance means, she just plays dumb sometimes and it makes her laugh, so she gets distracted). I think she is sending a video of my "technique". Using this method, I can get my exercise and my treats at the same time.

Sasha- Well, Um, you see the treats came to me in this little square box from the mail, and well, I just had to eat them. But, my Mommy made me share with my big brother, too. Mommies they are no fun when it comes to all you can eat treats. Loved the video by the way. I will have to work on my Beagle dancing to keep in shape.
From one hound to another, isn't it really hard to see all those yummy treats go out the door to someone other doggy's bowl? Oh, I can only imagine how much restraint it must take not to bite the mail carrier for taking those treats away from you.

Velvet- I didn't fully understand what those little boxes were for until this interview. I just knew treats went in the box and then out the door. Mommy would come back and not bring the box with her. It is very sad. If it weren't for the treats that stay behind, I would tear up those bad boxes, I know where she keeps them. She is going to send a picture of me watching the whole "boxing" procedure. You can see by the look on my face that it is a horrible scene to witness.On a personal note, Mommy is wanting to start some new hobbies so she can make stuff in advance and be able to work on them out of the house sometimes; treats have always been fresh-baked with each order and she won't have time to do that for several months. BUT, if you like her treats (and I know you do) she'll be baking on the weekends and posting on her blog what's available that week, starting mid-September when the weather cools down. If you have any questions, just email her at ciaohound@live.com, and, here's her blog: http://ciao-hound.blogspot.com/. You can see pictures of the goodies there streaming by from Flickr. MMMM, slideshow of food.
Sasha- Oh, I thought you knew about where those boxes went. Opps, I didn't mean to spill the kibble on that one. Good thing you have the left overs, or those boxes would be toast for sure. I enjoyed the pictures that you sent, too. I can't wait to see what creations your Mommy will come up with next. Just as long as she doesn't forget about us poor starving pets that need those delicious mouth watering treats. Oh, how I wish I new Mommy's paypal password cause I would order me some right now I tell you.

Thank you Velvet for the interview and thank your mommy with kisses from me for typing it all up for you. We better keep those humans around cause our paws sure do get tired from all this typing. Plus, they know how to scratch those hard to reach places so nicely.

Velvet- Thank you so much, Sasha, for the interview, too. I don't think we hounds get listened to enough and you know we have a lot on our minds.















Friday, August 28, 2009

I gots a pedicure today!







Hi all. Your doxie friend Sasha here. I finally convinced Mommy that I needed my nails done. I guess the chewing on them constantly finally convinced her. She took me to my groomer to do it as always, but there must have been a first timer there today cause boy that pooch was howling and yawling something horrible when I walked in. It made me a bit scared you know like how you humans get at the doctors or dentist if you hear a lot of yelling and crying going on. Mommy carried me in, and after a few pets I realized the poor dog was just be missing his family. You know those big dogs are really big babies when their mommies and daddies aren't there. Well, I got my nails done. Nice and short. No more snags on the rugs when zooming. Mommy said she might even paint them again soon.



Well, the rest of the afternoon was mostly play time now that I can doxiehoover again. Then, took a short nap while Mommy was making her new doxie 2010 calendar. It stars me of course in some rather yummy photos and is for sale in our etsy shop. I will post pics.



Well, off to do some late night worm hunting, They ran the sprinklers late this evening and all the big juicy ones pop up about this time. Night all.

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Interview With A Super Model!







Sasha here. I got the chance to interview one of ETSY's top doggy super models today. Her name is Cleara and she works exclusively for Diana at DianaDesignsNY and StylinDogsBoutique.
Special thanks to Diana for typing up all of Cleara's answers for us, and to her hubby who missed out on some quality dinner time in the process of providing you with this interview. We doxies sure know how important dinner time is for sure.

Sasha: Cleara, how did you get your big break into doggy fashion super modeling?

Cleara: It is probably due to my excellent attitude and focus during the shoot.It all started when my brother Giupetto and my sister Gianna were misbehaving during their modeling session with Mom. She just couldn't get a good shot. So she gave me a try. Once she saw how well I hold a pose she started to use me more and more for her shoots.

Sasha: Way to go for out showing your siblings! We doxies know how hard it is to always be the pick of the litter.
How do you keep in shape? Is it strictly can of air or do you sneak a little helium in there occasionally? Come on we know all the inflatable dog models are doing it now a days.

Cleara: I will tell you this, I am not full of hot air like some of those other models, and helium goes right through me. When I hear "Cleara, I need you Honey", I fill up with pride. That is my special ingredient.As far as staying in shape, well I have my "ups and downs", but I have always been a light eater.

Sasha: Aw, pride makes every doggie's head swell. Not saying you have a big head or anything, but us dogs really get a high off knowing you pleased your mommy or daddy.
Does the outfits you model ever rub you the wrong way? I mean you must have some preferences bold print verses pastels. Maybe, you prefer the softer fabrics like the cotton blends or the oh so soft fleece.

Cleara: Well, I have a very pale complexion. Sometimes I feel invisible in a crowd. So I like outfits that are bright and bold and make me stand out.And I'm not crazy about sweaters. I have a very large head, cute but large, and Mommy has to squeeze me to get the sweater to fit over my head. I don't complain though because super models never complain.

Sasha: Aw, your head isn't that large, and yes it is very cute, too. I so wish I could be invisible sometimes. You know when you come in extra long and extra cute body, it is really hard to be invisible. Well, enough talking about me. We are here to learn more about you.
Do your siblings ever try to take a nibble at your heals? I know from experience how hard it is to just say no to plastic.

Cleara: Well, this is my secret. I keep treats in my pocket. If they go for the nibble I toss them a treat. It works every time. Nibbles would be a disaster to my skin.

Sasha: Aw, the old treat and distract technique. Works every time! Good thinking. You might want to mention that to my mommy to get me off my plastic habit. heehee.
Anything else you would like your fans to know? Maybe, a commercial coming up or a book deal in the works?

Cleara: Oh yes. Mommy has a new Halloween Witch sweater she wants me to model for her. It is very cute, and coming soon.And there has been some discussion of a movie about my life called "My Life on the Shelf". It's a combo of "Seinfeld" meets "Make Me a Super Model". That is all I am saying about that.

Sasha: I can't wait to see you as a Halloween Witch. Hallowiener Day is one of my favorite holidays. The movie sounds quite entertaining as well. Hope you get an Oscar Mayer award for that one. Oh, and thank you for taking the time from your busy shoot schedule to interview with me today.















Saturday, August 15, 2009

Please, vote for me again.


Vote for me at this link, pretty please with kibble on top. (To vote just leave a comment with your name and maybe were you know us from at the link above. You can vote only once a day. It must have somekind of ID so the people running the contest know it is an original vote. )


I have been trying for months to win the petsjubilee photo/video contest box. Please, help me. I really need those treats. This month theme is beat the heat. I am a furry black and tan wienie that has the best way to beat the heat out of all those other critters-Ice Fishing. See video link on the voting link provided and you will understand. Thank you in advanced for voting for me, your furry friend Sasha.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I got mail yesterday!







Haven't been on cause Mommy has been so busy lately. She has been painting up a storm which has allowed me time to work on my cute little doxie photo expressions. heehee.
Well, I think she is done painting for a bit cause yesterday she was back to taking pics of me in the backyard. Something about Christmas cards or some such silly human thing.
But, the best part of yesterday was when I got another hubby stuffed bone from StylinDogsBoutique on etsy. I so generously gave Charlie my old one and headed strait into chewing when Charlie was under the mistaken idea that the new bone was for him. How silly is that. Really, everyone knows the dachshund is the one that gets all the prezzies that come in the mail right? Well, after some interesting discussion, a few zoomies, and me hiding the bone under me for quite some time. Charlie realized the old bone was his, and he proceeded to work out his frustrations on the poor toy. Enjoy the pics. Your furry friend, Sasha.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Petsubilee box the videos.

Here are two videos of me and my box from petsjubilee. It wouldn't fit on the other blog.

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I got my petsjubilee box today!
















Sasha here. I am so excited. It came today. Treats and prezzies that mommy won for me. All from the petsjubilee team on etsy. I am including pics. Mommy was making me share with Charlie and I was givening a bit of attitude about that. Well, I got to eat some doody pops and it was so good. Mommy wouldn't let me have any more treats cause I hadn't had dinner yet. Thank you Shari and the team for all the prezzies.