Monthly Archives: November 2008

Memo to Obama: Real men like girly dogs

Hard to believe but just like Vladimir Putin, President-elect Barack Obama has dissed what he calls “girly dogs.” In reply, the Daily Dachshund and Dog News presents this YouTube video of three cowboys and their small dogs including a Dachshund:

Here’s the money shot as chosen by the Daily Doxie:

And here are some more indisputably macho men with nothing much other than their wiener dogs. Look for Picasso and Ian McShane, guys comfortable enough with their masculinity to opt for girly dogs.

How much is that doggie at the shelter? By Patti Page

Patti Page updates her classic to make it about the doggie in the shelter. Here are the lyrics:

Do You See That Doggie in the Shelter?

Do you see that doggie in the shelter
the one with the take me home eyes
If you give him your love and attention
he will be your best friend for life

In each town and city across the nation,
there’s so many dogs with no home
Hungry with no one to protect them
lost is this world all alone

repeat chorus

Collies and beagles by the roadside
puppies and dogs in the street
Once they are rescued by a shelter
they’ll finally get something to eat

Doggies and kitties who are homeless
with sad eyes and tails hanging down
Let’s do what we can to show them kindness
and let them know that they’ve been found

The HSUS site linked above has a downloadable version and an interview with 81-year-ol Page, who’s in pretty darned good shape. She says she would never buy a dog in a pet shop these days.

Here’s the original about the doggie in the window, the one with the waggly tail:

Lets’ start the betting on the new first dog

Gang of 4 minus 2, originally uploaded by joshcalebwray.

OK, enough with the wishful thinking and the polls. The Obama family needs a hypoallergenic dog so it’s highly unlikely they’re going to get a Dachshund puppy (even if they should.)

Also, at this point, everyone’s pretty much had their say and a chance to boost their favourite dog breed. Now is the time to forget all those cheerleaderish polls and put your money where your mouth is. Let’s raise the stakes.

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News is betting that Malia and Sascha are going to end up with a Bichon Frise like the cutie on the left above. Renowned psychologist and dog writer Stanley Coren says that a Bichon is one of three hypoallergenic and good-tempered breeds he would recommend for first dog. He writes at Psychology Today:

The Bichon Frise is a small white dog that looks like a miniature poodle with a round face and shorter legs. Its springy undercoat doesn’t hold much hair or dander and is recommended by the American Kennel Club for allergy sufferers. More importantly it is a playful and gentle dog that is robust enough to survive rough play.

The Bichon is also a girl dog, adorable and fluffy, unlike that Peruvian Hairless Dog that was offered up like a bad Christmas gift.

Bookmakers, let us know the odds please.

Famous politicians, or ex-politicians, with Bichon Frises include Eliot Spitzer.

After 5 years, lost Dachshund resurfaces

Tootsie the Dachshund was six months old when he went missing from his New Jersey home. He was recently rediscovered in the Pittsburgh area thanks to his microchip.

After the Animal Rescue League scanned Tootsie for a microchip, they learned he was registered to a family in Pleasantville, N.J.

“One of our adoption counselors took the extra effort to send a letter saying we have found a dog with a microchip that was related to this address,” said Tifanie Tiberio of the Animal Rescue League. “We mailed it, and several days later we heard back from the family.”

Does it strike anyone else as strange that they used snail mail instead of email or the phone?

Texas wiener dogs abandoned in weak economy

The Austin American-Statesman has a report on Dachshunds and other dogs in need of rescue due, in many cases, to their owners economic woes.

Thankfully, these two Doxies have now been rescued:

Suzanna and her puppy Nikki had more than 100 cactus needles covering their bodies when they were rescued. The two long-haired dachshunds were abandoned in the country for hours before a couple driving by saw them from the road. The dogs had done nothing wrong; there just wasn’t enough money for their family to care for them.

There are lots of photos at the site as well as this video:

Read Central Texas Dachshund Rescue’s Happy Tales.