Sophie 3.0

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Question: Do you want to drive to LA for some pastries and puppy love?
Me: Duh. 

I’m a real homebody, especially with Rufus writing his final chapter. I find comfort being at home with my pack. It can be isolating at times, but the one thing that would bring me out of my retreat is a brand new, longhair dachshund puppy!!! ❤

I’m happy to introduce our newest friend, Sophie 3.0; Sophie 2.0 died unexpectedly this past March. Sophie was one of Rufus’ first and sweetest friends in Los Angeles. She’ll always have a very special place in our hearts, but her human was finally ready for another longhair dachshund and a new chapter. #CycleOfLife

The pastry and puppy were certainly worth my time, and exactly what I needed. ❤ #ProofisinthePictures As I’m winding down life with my best four-legged friend, it’s nice to witness my friend beginning her journey. ❤

What do you think friends?! Is this 9-week old puppy absolutely precious??!? More of her to come, I’m sure, in the months and years to come. Stay tuned.

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He’s still here

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Good times and bum times,

we’ve seen them all and,

my dear, he’s still here!!! 

Wednesday, Aug. 21st, Rufus celebrated his 15th birthday. What an absolutely beautiful milestone. We’re so grateful for it. ❤

We commemorated the midweek, midday occasion with a 2 hour dog park visit with a small circle of friends followed by an hour and half lunch at the local dog-friendly Lazy Dog Restaurant. It was super sweet to be surrounded by friendly faces and hear their favorite Rufus stories. ❤

We left the girls at home with dad #1, and it was a nice, all-about Rufus afternoon. I think what I liked most, was the lunch. As we ordered entrees for humans and hounds, three dotting dachshund parents shared their experiences of their dogs who all had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Hearing their life stories, gave me great insight and comfort.

It’s hard because we continue to experience supreme moments of extreme satisfaction and content, and moments of deep sadness. I’m personally working very hard to not waste any time being sad; not while Rufus is still alive. I want to cherish each and every day we have left. AND to our great surprise, Rufus has really rallied these last two weeks. He’s consistently eating (beef only; filet mignon to be precise) and gives an outer appearance that all is well and normal. 🙂

I believe the bi-weekly subcutaneous fluids are helping. Right now Rufus is in a holding pattern, and we’re grateful for it. His health could (and will) take turn (eventually) but for the moment, we’re happy to have him here and healthy(ish). #QualityofLifeOverQuantityofLife

Thanks friends for your continued love and support. Hope you and yours had a very happy Labor Day weekend. We did. 🙂

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The final chapter

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Rufus. The final chapter:

Friday, August 2nd, Rufus woke up lethargic; we were deeply concerned.

Why do dogs seem to get an ailment right as we go into the weekend when the vets’ office hours become limited??

Saturday, August 3rd, Rufus bounces back. But his appetite slowly diminishes.

Sunday night (August 4th), Rufus vomits his boiled chicken and stops eating.

Monday, August 5th, Rufus continues to have diarrhea, vomits water / clear two more times and stops eating completely. 😦 He won’t eat anything offered. He is surprisingly in good spirits, despite not eating.

It’s always a fine line for us, as doting dachshund parents, to know when to rush to the vet and when to give them some freedom to heal and recover on their own.

Tuesday afternoon, August 6th, we go the vet to get some subcutaneous fluids and do our 3rd quarter blood panels. We also get an injection and meds for the vomiting.

Vet and staff let me know individually that this may be Rufus’ last month and they encourage me to feed him anything he wants. They say now is the time.

It’s funny; we spent 14 years and 11 months saying no, and now it’s a free-for-all.

Wednesday, August 7th, the vet calls late afternoon with the blood panel results and the news isn’t good. Rufus’ number are off the chart, he says. The forecast doesn’t look good. Rufus eats a few morsels.

Thursday, August 8th, our days are spent napping at home and trying to feed Rufus anything he’ll eat. He takes interest in some tuna, salmon and chicken. We no longer bother with kibble (dry or wet).

Friday, August 9th, we return to the vet for some more subcutaneous fluids and complete the blood panel with a urine sample. It’s our intention going forward to visit the vets office biweekly: Tuesday & Friday to get fluids. We hope it adds to Rufus’ comfort and quality of life.

For the last four consecutive nights, Rufus unknowingly pees in the bed. So when we’re not napping together or attempting to feed him; I’m washing linen. I’m not angry about it; and will happily change the linen as many times needed. But I am getting smarter about it. I place Rufus on a bed of faux fur blankets and soft towels at night to help.

Saturday, August 10th, is more of the same; we toe the line. But I’m inspired late afternoon to walk Rufus around a single resident block to check the mail. I thought the fresh air would do us both good.

The walk starts strong, but two-thirds into it; Rufus starts to walk funny and it’s clear it is too much for him. My heart breaks a little more, but I gladly carry him the rest of the way.

For the remaining night Rufus sleeps hard and we limit his walking.  We carry him out to pee every few hours.

Saturday night / early Sunday morning, August 11th. I’m on Rufus watch. I take him out at 2 am, 4 am and 8 am, and he pees each time and drinks a big helping of water again at 8 am. Rufus doesn’t pee in the bed for the first time in four nights. #SmallVictories

I find myself watching him as he sleeps, experiencing mixed emotions: sadness, joy and deep love. ❤

Rufus will turn 15 on August 21st (in 10 days). And at this point we’re unsure if he’ll make it; we remain optimistic but truthfully it’s whatever he wants.

Our benchmark is 5 or more days without eating or drinking. If Rufus stops eating for 5 consecutive days; we’ll schedule “the appointment.” Thankfully our vet has agreed to make a house call so Rufus can transition in our home surrounded by his pack.

July was a good month for us. Rufus and his pack traveled to Palm Springs, CA and Dove Mountain, AZ making some final memories. And although I wanted to take pictures, I was too busy being in the moment to actually do it.

Since August started, and Rufus has been unwell, I keep intending to take a few more pictures. But I’m more inspired to live in the moment than I am to photograph it. I feel like I will never have enough photos – no matter how many I take. #NeverEnough

This final chapter of Rufus’ journey has been tough on me. For me, it’s a fine line of allowing Rufus to take his natural path, or me fighting it and trying to extend his life for my personal ego and vanity. I wanted Rufus to live to 20, and now I’d be grateful if we’re able to celebrate 15.

Everyone reminds me Rufus has lived a good and full life; one better than many humans. For example, Rufus has traveled by plane, boat and car. Rufus has been to New York, Chicago, Texas and 20 other states in the Midwest and South. Rufus has visited Graceland, Mount Rushmore, and barked at a bison in Yellowstone. Rufus has visited the Grand Canyon twice; once in the summer and once in the winter. Rufus has enjoyed the snow in Mammoth and Sant Fe, and chilled in the dessert at Joshua Tree. Rufus swam in Big Bear Lake and has toured over a dozen different beaches in Southern California. Rufus has visited dog-friendly museum exhibits in LA and Long Beach, hiked many famous LA, Ojai & Malibu trails and shopped in Beverly Hills (regularly). He has lived both a sporty and posh life, and we’re so grateful to have given him the chance to do as much as he has. This gives me comfort.

For me, it’ll never be enough – time, pictures, adventures together, but I think we done our best make memories that’ll last me a lifetime. ❤

I’m not sure yet how we hope to spend these last days: at home or on one last adventure. I guess I’ll let Rufus tell me. Right now his greatest joy seems to be a car ride with his nose hanging out the window and his ear flapping in the wind. Maybe we’ll just take lots of neighborhood rides in the car.

The only thing I know for sure; I want to be with Rufus for as many minutes of each day as possible. I want to be with him more than I’m not so I plan to stay close to home. If you don’t hear from me or see me; know I’m with Rufus making our final memories. I’ll update when I can.

Thanks to everyone for the unyielding love and support.

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Family day at Dog Park

We love our hikes at nearby waterfalls, we love our sunset walks on the beach and we love attending our monthly meetups throughout Southern California, but sometimes we have just as much fun or more visiting our local dog park making new friends. Today was a rare occasion because it was a family affair; Rufus and his entire pack made a special appearance at our favorite dog park (small dog section). Proof is in the pictures. Check them out friends. Let us know what you did today with your pack of precious pooches??!!

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Summer solstice, Big Bear Lake and more

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Rufus’ farewell tour continues. The week of June 10th through June 14th (after two consecutive weeks of hiking), we stayed home and rested. After our Father’s Day meetup (June 16th), which was really fun, we kept taking it easy. #RestAndRelaxation

When the Summer Solstice finally arrived (June 21) we were a little restless and eager to get back out. We celebrated the longest day by taking Rufus to our nearest beach (only 4 stop lights away). Sadly it was a little overcast and gray; June Gloom was still in effect in Southern California. Thankfully the day after, June 22, the sun made a resurgence. And after spending the afternoon sunbathing poolside, we once again headed to the beach for a sunset frolic. Saturday was better than the day before — especially for taking pictures. ❤

Saturday was also coincidentally PetCon in Los Angeles, and it looked fun. But, I remember thinking to myself, instead of celebrating other people’s celebrity pets, why not celebrate our own pack of precious pups and do something they’d enjoy??!!! #AllPetsAreCelebritiesToTheirHumans ❤

Quick caveat, there’s no shade here. We’re big fans of many of the pets and people in attendance at PetCon. Truly. And although, I think Rufus might have enjoyed the event, I was of the mindset that after being home for an extended period, I wanted to do something with ALL three dogs. And, I don’t think PetCon would have been fun for me with three dogs in tow at an on-leash event. 🙂 So naturally, we did the next best thing and went to Big Bear Lake. Ha! 🙂

Yes. About three hours up a mountain we explored the beauty and majesty of Big Bear Lake. Rufus has been a few different times, but this was the girls’ first time. It’s a great place for skiing and fun in the snow, but it’s also fun in the sun. 🙂 Proof is in the pictures.

Speaking of pictures. I take pictures for two main reasons: 1) historical purposes. I consider myself our family historian documenting life as it happens for posterity, and 2) I consider myself a Dachshund Fine Art Photographer. I try to take slice of life occurrences of our little unassuming breed and make them grand; worthy of printing and displaying. ❤ The first is easy, but the latter comes with its challenges i.e., lighting, composition, mood, etc.

Our trip and overnight stay to Big Bear Lake was fun. In my opinion, and admittedly I’m my own worse critic, the trip did not yield great Dachshund Fine Art pictures — or at least not in my opinion. However, I had to remind myself the pictures are secondary to making memories and giving our dogs a wonderful experience. ❤

Without question, our pack of handsome hounds, enjoyed themselves. They got a healthy dose of mental and physical stimulation, and they all traveled so well. #ProudDachshundDad

I was very proud of them all. Lily doesn’t always go potty in strange places and often holds it until we’re home on familiar ground, but on this trip she was an all-star champion. She peed and pooped on command in new and exotic lands. We were so proud of her. ❤ #ItsTheLittleThings ❤ Our middle pup, Emily, always travels well and this occasion was no different. She brings a calming presence to the pack. #LoveEmilySue

Rufus was great; as leader of the pack he sets a good example for the girls. He continues to amaze me. He is so brave and bold. On the sandy shores of Big Bear Lake, Rufus was fearless. His nose caught a scent and he followed it. He’s not afraid of getting wet or exploring new terrain; it’s sweet to witness. ❤

A week ago — before our impromptu Big Bear Lake trip, on Wednesday June 19th, we had a lunch date with a friend from Sherman Oaks, CA. She brought a few of her wiener dogs, and she got to see Rufus. It had been too long since we last visited, and she wanted to see Rufus. ❤ We were happy to accept the invitation and I love catching up with our dachshund friends anytime. It was funny though, because she said — like many have, that Rufus looks fine. 🙂

Yes. Rufus looks fine. To the naked and undiscerning eye, Rufus is a frosty faced senior dachshund full of vigor and valor. Now his two years of blood work and newly finicky appetite suggest something else, but I like hearing he looks fine. ❤ I’m happy that Rufus looks normal to everyone else, and I hope he continues to do so. He acted normal on our trip (mostly). ❤

Today’s entry above is entwined with lots of life lessons taught by dachshunds. I say it all the time, and it may appear like a cliché to some, but it is pure truth for me. My wonderful wiener dogs continue to teach me. They encourage me to get out and about, they show me how to enjoy the natural wonder and beauty of our home state, they keep me from taking myself too serious, they remind me of the things that really matter, and most importantly, I think, they help me to live in the moment. ❤ #CelebrateToday #EachDayisAGift ❤ I love my dogs. ❤

Have wonderful wiener dog Wednesday friends. I used to write a column that celebrated our breed midweek, but really to us dachshund folks, every day is a wonderful day with a wiener dog. Wouldn’t you agree?! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Proof in the photos.

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Dachshund Sunday Funday

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Today was another Dachshund Sunday Funday. ❤ Our Father’s Day meetup was an intimate group but fun. We had seven sweet sausage hounds and four families. We had a 14-weeks-old puppy, three seniors (including Rufus) and three daring dachshunds in between. It was a nicely balanced group of dotting dachshund parents and their precious posh pups. Proof is in the pictures. ❤ Enjoy the photos friends. ❤ Hope you and yours had a wienerful weekend.

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Netflix and Chill

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We absolutely love our excursions to local waterfalls, beaches and dog parks, and our time outside the house makes our time in so much sweeter. Some days, especially in Southern California during the peak season of visiting tourists, our pack of hounds and their humans like a lazy day at home watching #Netflix and chilling. #NetflixAndChill

While getting my undergraduate degree in Journalism, I wrote for a student publication where I reviewed local music, restaurants and events. Going back to my roots, I want to offer the following endorsements for #DogFriendly programing on Netflix.

My posh pack and I approved the following:

It’s Bruno — This series is short-format (about 15 minutes an episode) with a bing worthy 8 episodes. The story centers around a Puggle (Pug and Beagle mix) named Bruno. In all honesty, the series is less about Bruno and more about his devoted human and his life centered around his dog. I think many of our readers will identify with the hero and be entertained by colorful supportive cast. The series is funny with lots of insight to the trials of dog guardianship many of us know well. 🙂

Patrick — This is a scripted feature film showcasing Patrick the pug. What we like most about this film, is the journey the pug’s human experiences. A single woman grudgingly accepts a dog and her life changes for the better. I can certainly relate to the experience.

Life in the Doghouse — This documentary showcases two men and their life-long efforts to rescue and place over 11,000 dogs. It’s heart-wrenching and tough at times to watch, but overall inspires hopes and reminds us all to #AdoptNotShop. ❤ And this one has a dachshund making a cameo in it. ❤

When my pack of hounds and I are home, we like to be comfortable. The humans like to be in their comfy loose clothes, and the dachshunds love to be on their comfy, luxurious beds as we all lounge around the house together. #LazyDaysofSummer

We recently received an appropriate and timely gift from our friends at #PetsLoveScruffs in the UK; the Chester Mattress dog bed. What we like most about this dog bed, is the simplicity of it. Sometimes we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but just do it better, and that’s what I believe our friends at Scruff have done.

They use recycled and super soft materials, and the bed is masterfully constructed with durable stitch work. And of course, the key stone to any good dog bed, is being machine washable. Yes. We’ve already washed ours once and it holds up. Do not tumble dry it. We also really enjoy the non-slip bottom base.

Remember friends, we only recommend products (and shows) that we’ve experienced first-hand.

Okay. Whatever you and your precious pups are doing this weekend, we hope you’re doing it together and having good time while doing it. ❤

If you’re in need of something new to watch on Netflix check out our recommendations above, and if you need a new dog bed (and can we ever have too many) check out our friends at Pets Love Scruffs. They got some good ones. 🙂

Finally, when you’re ready to get out and about again, consider joining us for LA Doxies’ Father Day Monthly Meetup. Click here for the details. Let’s celebrate #DachshundDads together if you’re in the area.

Sunday, June 16th | Windrow Off-leash Dog Park
From 1 pm to 4 pm
Owens River Dr. & N. Ventura Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93036
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windrow-Park/267231183903976

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Chasing waterfalls

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls! Please, stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. 🙂 #TLC #Waterfalls

wa·ter·fall
/ˈwôdərˌfôl,ˈwädərˌfôl/
noun
  1. a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.
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Rufus’ farewell tour continues. Tuesday, May 28th, we visited Solstice Canyon Trail in Malibu (lovely) and then this Monday, June 3rd, we hiked Sycamore Canyon Falls in Westlake Village. These waterfalls we visit range from a trickle and a puddle to something grander, but regardless, we enjoy the adventure and making memories together. ❤ ❤ ❤

For the Malibu hike we only took Rufus, and for the Westlake trek, we took the whole pack. And although it was an overall gay time at both venues, the latter proved a little more difficult for all of us.

Quick disclaimer: My darling dogs and I have been hiking regularly since they were puppies. We can comfortably complete 3.5+ miles (roundtrip) in an hour with energy to spare. Or at least that was the case when we first started years ago. Today we’re a little slower and a little older. Ha! 🙂

For example, on the Sycamore trail head, we encountered a rattle snake that just finished eating a little lizard. We all – hounds and humans alike, had to patiently wait for him to complete his meal and then we gently nudged him off to the side of the path with our tripod. 🙂 That’s how our hike started.

For whatever reason, Rufus and Lily, despite my protest, kept eating the dirt near the waterfall, apparently it tasted great! Until we got home, and that’s when Lily vomited all that dirt and her dinner. #NeverBoringwithDachshunds Also, when we got home, I realized sweet Emily Sue had raw paws from our hike. Boo. It was heartbreaking. I felt I let her down, but thankfully by Thursday she was healing nicely and walking normally again. ❤ #NoDullMomentswithDachshunds

I may have one dachshund writing his final chapter, but I still have two other precious pups in their prime. Needless to say, I’m keeping busy friends – physically and mentally. 🙂

Good news. We have survived another two weeks. And, that’s all we can do, right?! Take it a day and a week at time. ❤

For all those asking, Rufus is good. He is holding strong. He sleeps a lot. He spends a lot of time in his crate because he likes it there, and he naps long and hard on the master bed curled up on faux fur (at his choosing). ❤ Lily even joins him sometimes for his midday naps. ❤ #PreciousPups #Sweetness

Okay friends. Thanks for reading. That’s the latest and greatest. Enjoy the photos, have a wienerful weekend. ❤

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Doxierazzie personal photographer

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It is my honor and privilege to be the personal photographer to so many handsome hounds and their packs. ❤ I have photographed hundreds of happy hound dogs and their humans, and I never get tired of it. Many affectionately refer to me (and my work) as the #doxierazzie; paparazzi for the dachshund breed. 🙂 Ha. It’s a title I happily accept with a smile. I love what I do, and I do what I love. ❤

I’m currently accepting new clients in the greater Southern California area and beyond. If you’re interested in learning more about my packages and rates, leave me a comment or reach out via email. Have camera and will travel. 🙂 Enjoy the photos friends. ❤

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Rufus’ farewell tour continues

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It has been a busy week for Rufus and his pack. Monday we had our second quarter blood work for Rufus; and we can confirm Rufus has progressed to Kidney Disease Stage III. 😦 We did some sub q fluids (Subcutaneous) on Monday and Wednesday, and we return on Friday (today) for another dose of fluids. #WishUsWell ❤

Right after our vet visit on Monday, we went on our weekly excursion to Rose Valley Falls (Ojai / Los Padres) with the whole pack. No amount of bad news was going to stop us from getting out together. ❤ It was certainly more work with three dachshunds in tow, and the photos were a little tougher to get with so much happening. Nonetheless, we managed to snag a few acceptable ones. Yay! #ThankGoodnessforDigitalPhotography 🙂 #Canon

Tuesday, Rufus enjoyed a casual jaunt to Studio City and Burbank. He loves a good car ride, and we love Katsu-ya’s crab rolls. ❤ . Wednesday we were back in Ojai (as we previously mentioned for some sub q fluids) and Thursday we took Rufus on another excursion – just him! 🙂 #SpoilHim #AllAboutRufus This time we visited Seven Falls / Inspiration Point Trail in Santa Barbara. And although the waterfall(s) were mostly dry (boo) we did find a few fun vista points.

Rufus is dying. That’s the truth of it. His appetite comes and goes. He breath smells (like death and decay – even after his teeth cleaning, so it’s something deeper / something internal), he sleeps a lot and his back legs seem to get a little more wobbly each day. #AgingIsntForWimps

We can choose to be sad about Rufus’ continued decline, or instead, we can celebrate his life each day and week. We have affectionately named Rufus’ recent expeditions of Southern California trail heads as Rufus’ Farewell Tour (and like Cher’s constant touring, we’re not really certain when it’ll actually end but plan to enjoy it for as long as we can). Ha! 🙂

Rufus, at his prime, was hiking popular trails in Los Angeles (Runyon, Fryman and Griffith) regularly. Rufus (along with friends and pack mates) used to hike 3.5+ miles easily in less than 60 minutes, and often with energy to spare. Rufus once hiked 30 consecutive days with his humans. ❤ #GoodOldDays

Rufus physically hikes less today, as I carry him most of the roundtrip up and down these mountains, but he still gets so excited to be out and about. And when I do decide set him down, he loves to explore and follow his nose. And of course, leave his mark (pee) everywhere we go. 🙂

Friday we return to the vet. Rufus gave a urine sample on Wednesday and we’re hoping to get a more complete look at his levels / proteins. We’ll keep y’all updated as we can, but we believe the best way to celebrate Rufus and his gift to our canine community is to keep living. That’s our plan. ❤
Be certain to do something fun with your posh pups this weekend, and share your photos below in the comments or on our Facebook DOGS Page

Let’s continue to inspire each other to be the best dachshund humans we can be to our ever loyal hounds. 

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