Midwest Dachshund Rescue, which rescues and rehomes Dachshunds in Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area, is holding a holiday raffle for a handmade Dachshund ornament Christmas tree. All proceeds go directly to help the more than 200 Dachshunds rescued each year receive quality veterinary care.
Collector's Item: Midwest Dachshund Rescue holiday raffle tree and ornaments
The three-foot Christmas tree is decorated with 18 handmade one-of-a-kind Dachshund ornaments complete with handmade tree topper. Most of the ornaments are made from polymer clay in a candy/baking theme perfect for your kitchen, and include several Doxie chefs, Doxie gingerbread cookies and even a gingerbread dog house.
The tree includes 50 multicolor LED ball lights along with a string of 10 large peppermint lights, and has several strands of multicolor tiny candy garland. The peppermint candy tree skirt made of fleece and rickrack, finishes off the tree nicely. This whole ensemble is definitely one of a kind and perfect for any Doxie collector.
Tickets are 1 for $1, 12 for $10, 25 for $20, or 70 tickets for $50. You can buy by using the Paypal donate button on our homepage. (Please indicate in the notes section that the donation is for raffle tickets.) Or mail a check to:
8073 Stonegate Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Drawing to be held December 1st. The tree can be shipped to the winner if outside the Chicagoland area.
Her back legs still don’t cooperate, but while walking her on a sling today in the park, she actually moved her hind legs into position and urinated without assistance or prodding on our part. She still can’t support herself on those legs for very long at all though. Yesterday marked a week after surgery. We’re very hopeful that she will regain mobility in her hind legs again.
She did indeed. Late in the summer, Pup’s peeps checked in again to offer inspiration to another Dachshund lover whose pet was facing surgery:
Our pup is almost as good as new. She walked 2.5 miles with us the other day. It was a really tough few months for us after her surgery, but we are just so grateful that she recovered so well. Best of luck to your daughter and her frenchie. I hope her pup is up and feeling better soon!
Who says now news is good news? Definitely not the Dachshund News.
Back last month, Britain’s toy retailers association named the Doggie Doo Dachshund one of its Dream Dozen toys for the holidays. Lucky for us, here on the other side of the pond, Doggie Doo hasn’t had that much publicity in North America so it’s still available for us to scoop up.
This is one of those occasions where a video’s worth 1,000 words and two videos are worth 1,ooo-squared so let’s hit it:
I have walked my dogs in Richmond Park for almost 40 years and, on one hot summer day, we took our usual favourite stroll. Suddenly I heard Jackson scream behind me and in horror turned to see a huge female deer attacking him. My darling dog was on the ground, not moving, whimpering as the deer reared up on hind legs ready to land on him with two hooves.
She towered above me but I screamed, waving my arms trying to stop another attack. There was no one near to help.
I dashed forward, scooped him up and ran with him, blood pouring, towards the car park. I could not believe it when I heard, behind my shoulder, this deer following me, forcing me to pick up a stick and run backwards shouting to keep her at bay.
You can order these and other Dachshund calendars from Amazon. There are calendars for long-haired Dachshunds, mini wiener dogs, Dachshund puppies, long-haired miniature Dachshund puppies and just about any combination you can think of.