Katie's Special Spa Treatment

Someone remind me why I have dachshunds. And I have not just one dachshund – no – that would never do … I have nine dachshunds. Well, OK, two of them are Doodles (longhaired dachshund and poodle mix), which at times provide us with a Jekyll & Hyde performance of being a dachshund one day and a poodle the next day. I won't say which of the two breeds is more like Mr. Hyde.
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Katie And The Rodents

Our seamstress here at Dachshund Delights is a fairly even-tempered woman. There's not much that rattles this cool cat. Unless … that cool cat crosses paths with a snake – or – a mouse.
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Katie's Strikes Again

Last month we told you about one particularly proud day in The Life of Katie. If you didn't get to read it, click here. It's essential reading for full appreciation of the following.
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Katie In The Air

I love to fly. Well, OK, I hate most things about the process of flying, but I love the fact that you can board a plane in Ohio and deplane a few hours later somewhere on the other side of the country. I can be in Montana in about 4 hours or to California in 5+ hours. Unless your intention is a cross-country drive to take in all the sights, flying is the only way to go.
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It's July 2014, And We Say "Hail And Farewell"

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."
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The Webmaster's Valedictory

This is the Webmaster, taking over the page this month. In 1995, the Internet was a much different place from what it is today.
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Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past

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.
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It's March 2014, And Our Thoughts Drift To Fair Verona

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.

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Our Town

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.

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It's April 2014, And We've Met A Miracle

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.
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It's May 2014, And We Hail The Brown Bomber

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.

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Feature of the Month- Honey of a Dog

The June Newsletter Feature Of The Month reviews a book that will be useful for youthful prospective dachshund owners.
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It's June 2014, And We Honor A Beautiful Soul

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.
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It's February 2014, And We Are Wicked

"I'll get you my pretty … and your little dog, too!"
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Samuel Johnson and Boswell (the Dachshund)

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.
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