Monthly Archives: February 2008

New photos of Dachshund and Piglet: Not Fakes!

February 2011 Update: You can now buy a book all about Tink and Pink, Little Pink Pup. It’s available on Amazon.

February 2009 Update: Tink the wiener dog fosters a baby goat.

November 12th Update: Pink the piglet’s owner has written a book telling the story of his adoption by a Dachshund.

March 18th News Bulletin: We have new photos of Pink and the wiener dog puppies at six weeks!

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has uncovered the full story behind the Dachshund Mom and the baby pig and obtained exclusive new photos of Tink and her piglet.

Tink’s owner e-mails:

I just found out that some of the pictures that I took of my dog Tink with her puppies and Pink (the piglet) were on your site. I read the comments and wanted to let you know that the story is true and the pictures are not fake.

I live on a farm where we raise pigs for our kids for their 4-H projects. The one sow delivered 12 pigs and several were very small. Pink was the smallest and he was born with his eyes sealed shut. That is the first time I’ve had a preemie piglet.

He was breathing well and was making noises, but I really didn’t look for him to make it. Piglets are born with their eyes open and are very active and ready to nurse within a few minutes. He didn’t have any suck reflex, so we placed him under the heat lamp. After the delivery, which took up most of the night, my husband tried to get him to nurse from his mommy. He was too weak to stand up, so he held him up and squeezed some milk down his throat to get him some colostrum.

Two of my dachshunds had had puppies a few days before Tink had only one puppy (the other was stillborn) and Sammi had 7 a few days before Tink. I had taken 2 of Sammi’s puppies and put with Tink for her to foster. I got the idea to bring the piglet up to the house to see if Tink would nurse him since she accepted the other puppies so well. She is a very loving, sweet dog. She immediately loved on him and began licking him and let him nurse.

He is now 2 1/2 weeks old and doing great. He hasn’t grown very well, but we have been trying to get him to eat some formula that our vet recommended. When we took him to the house one of his eyes had come open and the other opened not long after. We are trying to get him to eat pig food (pellets) for baby pigs. I can assure you that this is a true story. I sent a few pictures to my friends at work and now the pictures are everywhere. Here are the most current pictures I have of Tink and Pink.


The Daily Doxie thanks you very much. We would love it if you could keep us posted as this story develops since Tink and the piglet are now Internet superstars.


Update: Tink and Pink were featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, making them TV stars as well as internet celebs.

Update2: The Puppy in Training website has also been following this story and has some more interesting photos and comments. Check it out.

Update3: We have new photos of the gang at six weeks.
Update4: If you liked this story, check out this video of a monkey playing with a Dachshund puppy for more interspecies fun. Click here.

Last chance to win Daily Doxie Oscar Quiz

Although we thought we already had a winner in our special Dachshund Oscar quiz — Andi Wolfe who named Elizabeth Taylor — it seems we may have acted prematurely. Liz does indeed have multiple Academy Awards, namely Best Actress in a Leading Role for: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and for Butterfield 8 (1960). But what’s still not confirmed is that she had multiple Dachshunds.

At first, we accepted the claim of the Wiener Dogs website that the actress “acquired an entire litter of dachshunds which she later bestowed as a gift upon her then-husband Richard Burton, when the two completed filming the movie Cleopatra.” Then, we thought better of it. This website has a reputation for getting suckered as the Daily Dachshund and Dog News has reported before. What’s more Long and Short of it All, another Dachshund news site, which has busted many a wiener dog urban myth, refers to the litter-of-doxies story as “a rumour floating around on the internet.”

Our verdict is, therefore, that further proof is still required.

So please everyone, take another crack at naming the actress who we can confirm had multiple Dachshunds and Oscars. Here’s a hint. She starred in a number of films by the director of Psycho, on which the following Dachshund spoof is based. Enjoy the video while I take my shower.


To see all our favourite wiener dog and Dachshund videos, click on the videos label directly below.

Acupuncture cures Doxie’s back problems

First Coast News of Jacksonville, Florida has the full report complete with photo:

“He was completely paralyzed in his rear legs and had problems in his front legs,” says Dr. Skip Hightman. The injury was caused by a slipped disc in his back. When his owner Richard Brown brought Ricky to Dr. Hightman, the little canine couldn’t walk at all.

The big change in Ricky didn’t come from any medicine. Dr. Hightman says Ricky got his movement back through acupuncture.

Gunther, Tootie seek forever home together

The Dachshund Rescue Web Page reports:

Gunther and Tootie (shown above) were strays in a high kill Southern Colorado shelter. They were found together and believed to be a breeding pair, as Tootie was still carrying puppy milk. Gunther (#7173)is a red, smooth big boy, he has been dieting and is down to 18 pounds. He is 4 years old, and had been neutered, teeth cleaned, up dated on his vaccines, and heart worm negative. Tootie (#7174) is a chocolate and tan, smooth girl. She is 8 years old, she has been spayed, up dated on vaccines, heartworm negative, and lost 18 teeth during her dental. Tootie weighs in at 15 pounds. We have tried to seperate these two, but Tootie cries for Gunther, so we would like to find a Colorado home that will adopt both of them. Their adoption fee together is $375. These two puppers are lively, active, and very loving. Please fill out the online application.

Dachshund cake recipe

“With a chocolate cake mix I made a dozen cupcakes. After letting them cool, I put a knitting needle through them to connect them. Then I took the cup ice cream cones and cut the tops off. I frosted the cones with chocolate frosting. I put the row of cupcakes (9) on the knitting needle & set them up on the ice cream cones to make legs…
(Via Kim and Jason who have lots more recipes designed to help you escape adulthood and the big version of the photo)
If you want more wiener dog food suggestions, check out this Austrian wursthund. Lecker!