Claudia, the Dobe

So, it happened. While I was actively looking for another wiener dog, my husband was apparently looking for a Doberman Pincher that he’s been dreaming of for years. And he found her. First. Dang. But I have to say, she is pretty awesome. She was five months old and in a bit of a rough shape–not socialized very well and with some skin condition.

She is still terrified of everything, but her skin is clearing up. We are working with her on socializing and are going to start obedience classes soon. She has warmed up to us and is the sweetest dobe I’ve known. Bonnie, the wiener dog, really likes her. They are like two peas in a pot. Claudia is so patient with Bonnie. She even lets her share the bone–each chews opposite ends. They play-fight any chance they get, nap next to each other. Kinda crazy how these two have hit if off. I’m still going to get more dachshunds, just have to wait a few years.

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Fall Family Portraits

Here we go again–fall and the time for family pictures. I feel obligated to take pictures of the whole family at least once a year, so it became a tradition to do it in the fall. Nobody really likes it. It’s challenging to get everything organized. But I think it’s important, so we get it done. Another year in the books. I’m just glad I don’t have to be on this side of the camera again until fall next year. 🙂

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Our dog, Savannah, is getting old. She is a special-needs Dalmatian mix that we got from a shelter 10 years ago. She was about 3 years old then. We’ve been thinking about what kind of dog we would wanna get when she is gone but could not agree on one breed. I wanted a Dachshund — to carry around, give belly kisses and cuddles and baths… I’ve never had a small dog before. My husband wanted a dog to protect the house — a Doberman. So that was the plan … for the future. But …. I couldn’t wait and have been researching breeders in an area, looking for dachshunds in shelters already… and just happened to find this gorgeous gal. We could not be happier with her. Almost wish we got her sooner and had more time to bond before having to return to school schedules etc. 

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