Simpatico: July 2013


Just the life and times of a silly girl, her dachshunds and all things Southern!

Wordless Wednesday

(How Newby sleeps each night -- under his Lily ( blanket on top of a pillow right beside of my head... he has even made his own padded headboard.)


It's amazing to me how the puppies get into some situations. This time Dixie snuggles in, under a pillow, and Newby decides the same pillow is perfect for an afternoon nap. It's pretty difficult to work when they get into their bags of creative cuteness. I think they know I'm getting ready for my first fall theater show, and think if they make me laugh really hard I might forget to go.

They might be onto something.

Road Trip - Fort Boonesborough

It was such a lovely day we couldn't stay at home so we took a spontaneous trip to a local state park between Lexington and Richmond. Boonesborough was founded by legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone when he worked for Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company. Boone led a group of settlers through the mountains from Fort Watauga (at present day Elizabethton, Tennessee), carving out the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap, and established Fort Boonesborough. Boone lived there from 1775 to 1779. Boonesborough was the first chartered town in Kentucky, and one of the first English speaking communities settled west of the Appalachian Mountains.

There was a hiking trail just perfect for correctly sized puppers.... just one mile. But it lead through a stream, through the valley, and by lots of things which smelled incredible.

We couldn't go into the fort as they are communist and do not allow puppers inside... something about it being a working fort and they didn't want the wool scattered everywhere.

Let's just say, even though we didn't see the fort, we had a great time.

**Taking a picture, a GOOD picture, of the three of them is so difficult... but taking a good picture of the three of them on a rock near a stream is almost impossible.

Just Like Two Year Olds...

I want you to notice, Milo has ALLLLLLL the bones, but he is barking because he things either Newby or Dixie is holding out on one.  Newby actually consumed one, so from what I can figure out, Milo had them counted and now one is missing.  We have an evil mastermind on our hands.

I'm forecasting another weekend of gardening, work and no rest for the wicked.  Until Monday, we at Shelle's Dachshund Farm say "bark, bark, bark, bark" *translated to "Which one of you stole my bone... I know you took it... you lousy scunnard... give it back now... what gives you the right to take it from me... I had them counted.... thief, thief... (etc)"

Dixie is a Happy Camper

And the song I'm singing on this "Throwback Thursday" cannot get any campier!  Sing along with me!!!

Wordless Wednesday - Waiting for Mom to Take a Shower

Pillow Stealer

Things are a little hectic here at Central Kentucky Dachshund. I'm really struggling to post, respond, take care of my business and my little farm.

Please forgive me if I'm delayed and behind... I'm trying.

But onto the Pillow Stealer, aka Newby. This little pillow should be on my bedroom loveseat, instead Newby has confiscated it for his own. Not sure when it happened, or even how, but yesterday when I was looking for the pillow i found it being snuggled by Newby in the basket.

I hate to tell you how he has started sleeping on the big bed... Sigh... yup, he has confiscated another pillow and sleeps right next to my head on top of it, all curled up in his Lily blanket.

He isn't the outsider anymore.. he is a regular ole diva.

I'm a Dachshund Mom

White pants + rain = a change of clothes needed.

PSA for the Hot Days of Summer

Remember the feets of the puppers during this heat wave. Even wood on the decks can become so very hot to hurt them.  So follow the instructions below and help out all our furiends. (I love that the spokesmodel is a pugger like Miss Stella Rose!!) 


 I've got lots of plans for the weekend: a business meeting, some homemade pretzels, and lots of gardening needing to be completed before everything starts coming in and I have to start canning.  I send you all big hugs and will see you on Monday!! ~Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newbs

Second Post of the Day: The Mighty Hunters

I think I've mentioned we have been collecting, not on purpose, feral cats. Well one showed up pregnant. So now we have, as far as we know, 6 cats. O_o
(Btw: we've contacted the feral cat spaying people to see what we can do.. I'm not going to accidentally turn into the crazy cat lady.)

My puppers like to track the kittehs, but cannot ever find them. They haven't figured out there is a world above the 12"  they can see.

Bless their hearts.

One Good Thing About the Heat....

It will dry you off, post-bath, quickly.

(Bee tee dubs, this time it was Newby rolling and needing a bath. Milo is sitting outside with Newby, as he dries, in masculine commiseration.)

Wordless Wednesday -- Kinda

Dixie trying to stay cool yesterday in the straw.  Yeah, it was almost 90 at 8:30 last night.

Terrific Tanning Teckels

It's sunny and warm... what more could three furbabies need?

Garden Life

Nothing witty or epic to talk about today... working on a project before I start on another project... so I'll show you my garden. Bet Miss Mary Contrary didn't have this kinda good stuff.

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