Day 2 of 2020

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Here is your moment of dachshund zen for day 2 of 2020; courtesy of Rufus, Emily & Lily. ❤ Rufus skipped lunch, but finally (and thankfully) had a few treats and some dinner.

We’re all hanging in there. Hope you and yours are doing equally well (or better).

Stay tuned friends. 🙂

We  you all.

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Happy New Year

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Hello friends & Happy New Year!!!

To all of our great surprise Rufus is STILL HERE. ❤ He has had a bad case of diarrhea these last few days, and his appetite isn’t very strong. He refused dinner tonight, but heck, we’re grateful for each day. #HangingInThereRufus

As we usher in a new year, and a new decade it brings with it new opportunity to create new habits and deliberate practices. And lots of new possibilities!!! #ExcitedForTwentyTwenty

Embracing this philosophy of new habits and practices, we’re going to try to post at least one picture a day for 2020. #WishUsLuck We tried this once before in 2016, and only made it through the end of March. #SecondTimeIsTheCharm Which isn’t bad, but let’s try it once more, and see how far we can make it this go.

Today, Christmas has been successfully stowed and we’re ready for all that awaits us. My pack and I are grateful that we get to do it with you all bearing witness to our journey!!! Stay tune friends. 🙂

We  you all.

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Santa photos 2019

Sitting with Santa 2019

Sitting with Santa 2019

Sitting with Santa 2019

Sitting with Santa 2019

Continuing the family tradition for 10 consecutive years. Big thanks to the #PacificViewMall #SantaShop for taking good care of us #DogDads. They made us feel welcome among all the parents with their infants. 🙂 #KookyCaninePeople

To see photos from Christmas past, please click here. And this was Sam (my nephew) & Shadow’s (his youthful Yorkie; he’s only three) inaugural visit with Santa. It’s wonderful to inspire others to join in the holiday fun. If you got yours this years, please be certain to share on our DOGS’ Facebook page. We’ll be looking for them.

Happy Howlidays friends. More fun with photos to follow. ❤

Stay tuned. We  you all.

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Sitting with Santa 2019

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Sitting with Santa 2019

 

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Pack update

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Hello friends. It’s Rufus, Emily & Lily. ❤ ❤ ❤

Quick update. Life is good. We’re maintaining and sustaining, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 15th Christmas with our frosty face Rufus. We suspect this will be his last.

We have become more of homebodies than usual. When Rufus got sick, back in July, we stopped administering heart worm, flea meds, Bordetella, etc. We didn’t want to put extra strain on his kidneys. Since Rufus has a repressed immune system, and is more vulnerable than usual, we try to be judicious with our public outings.

We still get out, and Rufus enjoys his daily car rides, but we limit dog park visits, beach frolics, and happy hikes. I also try to carry him during most of these outings vs. letting him walk. We recently just visited the beach though this past Thursday; the girls were getting restless and we all needed some fresh air.

Proof is in the pictures. Check them out. 😎👍🏼

More holiday photos to follow. Stay tuned. We ❤ you all.

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Happy 8th Birthday Emily Sue

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Today our sweet black and tan smooth dachshund Emily Sue turned 8 years old. ❤ The story is Emily, along with her litter mates and mom, were surrendered to the Lancaster Shelter one day after she was born. We took possession of Emily on January 22, 2012; and someone’s discarded trash became our sweet treasure. ❤

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We celebrated the occasion with a sunset hike at Paradise Falls Waterfall. Rufus has been twice perviously, but today was Emily and Lily’s first visit. By all accounts, we all had a good time. #ProofisinthePictures ❤

Everyone is now safely home, freshly bathed and snuggly sleeping. Today was another great day in a long run of great days. #FeelingGrateful #GivingThanks

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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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