On July 11, we hail the 115th anniversary of the birth of E. B. White. If you have followed our site over the years, you know we bow to no one in our admiration of Mr. White as both a master of simple, elegant prose and an owner of – and writer about – dachshunds. It is he who wrote the definitive words on the subject of dachshund training: "Some day, if I ever get a chance, I shall write a book, or warning, on the character and temperament of the dachshund and why he can't be trained and shouldn't be. I would rather train a striped zebra to balance an Indian club than induce a dachshund to heed my slightest command."
This is the Webmaster, taking over the page this month.
In 1995, the Internet was a much different place from what it is today.
On August 11, 2013, my life changed. On that day, my soul mate dog, my "heart" dog, my nearly-constant companion of 12 years physically left me. I didn't speak much of it publicly … it was just too painful. Even now, ten months later I struggle to write this. But I cannot let her first birthday since her passing go by without paying tribute.
The June Newsletter Feature Of The Month reviews a book that will be useful for youthful prospective dachshund owners.
Here at Dachshund Delights, we try to bring you the best in historical and news-related items with a dachshund connection. And sometimes we have to establish that connection by a circuitous route. Occasionally, by a very circuitous route.
Posted by April Scott on 4/1/2014
If you've ordered from us, you may have noticed that we are based in Garrettsville, Ohio. And you had probably never heard of Garrettsville before,
nor have you since.
Why does it so often take death
to cherish all, great and small alike? For me, it took a tiny dog with a giant spirit to awaken me from unconscious slumber.
It is a truth of growing older that the more we advance into the future, the stronger
is the urge to retreat into the past. We have a pile of perfectly good – or so we hope –
books waiting to be read, but we can't pass by our book shelves without an old
favorite crying out for our attention. And that's how we found ourselves the other day
standing with a copy of "Travels With Charley" in hand, when we had clearly meant to
pick up something more contemporary.
Posted by April Scott on 3/1/2014
As the final hours of our Wicked auction ticked away and we knew that it was time for some fresh material on this page, we were watching the Oscars. We recalled that Shakespeare In Love, released just 15 years ago, was a big winner with the Academy, and we also recalled that, in the interest of sharing little-known history with our readers, we had
unearthed the balcony scene from Romeo And Ethel, the never-published play that Shakespeare, beset by writer's block, was working on in that movie. It didn't surprise you then that a dachshund made an appearance on that balcony, and it won't surprise you now.
Posted by April Scott on 2/1/2014
"I'll get you my pretty … and your little dog, too!"
Every now and then we come across a book with a dachshund in it, and even though the dachshund is scarcely a main character, we just can't help ourselves. We have to bring it to your attention.
This month, we bring you a trilogy of such books.
Admit it. You've probably never seen a picture of Betty White with a dachshund. We only know of one. So, to remedy that, here you go:
We've reviewed a lot of books over the years and we've written about a lot of dachshunds. This is the first time we've written about a book before we've read it, and the first time we've written about a dachshund with a career in broadcasting.
Feature of the Month
It's July 2014, And We Say "Hail And Farewell"
The Webmaster's Valedictory
It's June 2014, And We Honor A Beautiful Soul
Feature of the Month- Honey of a Dog
It's May 2014, And We Hail The Brown Bomber
It's April 2014, And We've Met A Miracle
Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past
It's March 2014, And Our Thoughts Drift To Fair Verona
It's February 2014, And We Are Wicked
Samuel Johnson and Boswell (the Dachshund)
It's January 2014, And We Salute A Great Breeding Kennel
Dogging With The Stars
It's December 2013, And We've Met A Dachsie DJ