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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dreaming of Maggies


It's not very often that my dreams include Joey and Maggie, but I had a dream last night, mostly around Maggie. For some reason, I was living back home with my parents, and it wasn't our regular house, but more of a 70's modern ranch house, a bit dark, kind of like The Jungle Room in Elvis' home in Memphis, with deep dark shag carpeting and bulky dark leather couches and furniture.

I walked in the front door after taking Joey and Maggie for a walk and Mom goes "How come you didn't take Maggie with you? She was scratching at the door, so I let her in." And I said, "I did take Maggie with me, she's right over here." And mom goes "No, she's right over here." We looked over, and there were 2 Maggies sniffing each other, exact duplicates, and we couldn't tell them apart. Their personalities were exactly the same, all the spots the same, same crooked tail, same smell, everything.

I sat down to snuggle with them on the couch, holding each one in my arms at the same time and thought how nice it was to have two Maggies. Just perfect.

Mom goes "You know we're going to have to find the other Maggie's owners." I said "I know, but how will we tell them apart?"

The selfish side of me came out, and I thought "I'm going to give back the Maggie that has Cushing's disease, because I want my Maggie to be healthy and live a long time." And I examined them both carefully. But they both had the same hair loss, the same pot belly, the same darkened skin. There was no difference at all. Both Maggies apparently had Cushing's Disease.

We made some calls around the neighborhood, and found the family who was missing their "Maggie." They drove over in their car, and it was a young yuppie couple, bickering as they slammed the doors of their car and walked up the sidewalk. "Where is she," the woman demanded, irritated to be bothered and come and get her dog and yelling and placing the blame on her husband because they were going to be late to some other function.

We opened the door to the house and there were the two identical Maggies standing there. I said that we can't tell them apart to know who's dog belongs to who.

The woman quickly reached down and grabbed one of the Maggie's, saying "This is my dog, let's go"

And the couple walked down the sidewalk with their "Maggie," arguing all the way until the closed car doors muffled their voices.

And then I woke up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Dachshund Pride


I am W.B. YATES.  This is my Dachshund.

Vintage 1950's photo source unknown.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"I'm a little groundhog, it's my day.
Wake and stretch, go out and play.
Down in my burrow, down so deep,
Time to wake, from my long winter's sleep.

Grumble, grumble, scratch, scratch,
Grunt, grunt, yawn.
I'll eat my breakfast in your front lawn.
I'm a little groundhog, it's my day.
Wake up and stretch, go out and play.'
- Author Unknown

Friday, January 21, 2011

Vintage Dachshund Funnies: Muggs and Skeeter



Comic Strip Mugs and Skeeter, by Wally Bishop, ran in newspapers from 1927 to 1974.  This one ran on January 28, 1970.  Image Source.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Dachshund Lovers


Vintage Dachshund Photo Circa 1943; Source Unknown.

1930's Dachshund Walks


The styles, they may change, but the Dachshunds remain the same.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Vintage Dachshund Comfort

For Immediate Release:  Los Angeles, California:  To prevent the pets from fighting over one pillow....11-3-1939.

Vintage Dachshund Fritz


Circa 1950s Droyt Soap packaging.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Dachshund Face-Off


Miniature Dachshunds head to head. 

Very Vintage


This photo is originally claimed to be from the 1850's. 

Source unknown.

Vintage Dachshund Camping


1960's(?) photo source unknown.

Glamour Dogs


Very early 1900's, possibly late 1800's Dachshunds.

Photo source unknown.

Vintage Dachshund Mom


Photo source unknown.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vintage Reds


Photo circa 1950, source unknown.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Senior Dachshund, 1904

Vintage photo postcard, sournce unknown.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This Was A Really Tough Pattern Of Photos To Lay Out Properly But She Was Worth It.


(click any photo to enlarge)







Kyle F. writes:  She is my princess.

We can see why.  Thanks for sending in such great photos!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Joey and Maggie



Joey by Concrete Blonde



Maggie May by Rod Stewart

TURN UP THE VOLUME.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Marlon Brando

Famous Dachshund Myths and Urban Legends

Historical Dachshund Revelations

News from Germany circa 1968:
East German border guards recently asked their West German opposite members to help free a large, red Dachshund whose leash had become entangled in a bush near the communist death strip, a mine along the Iron Curtain.
"Odd," said one West German guard to his patrolling buddy. "Odd, isn't it? If it had been a man, woman, or child, they would have been shot to death!'

via the American Dachshund, January 1969

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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