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Watching and Waiting

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”  John Grogan      

A steady dose of Brody the fun-loving dachshund

Here’s a new blog that promises to offer a steady dose of Brody the fun-loving mini dachshund. On this site you meet all of Brody’s friends, receive a dose of encouragement and discover a household tip or two. Check it out at: http://brodyblogcom.wordpress.com/.

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Brody loves spring!

mini dachy

All winter long Brody proved to be the most loving and cozy lap dog.  Then spring came and awakened the wild beast in him.  Our once manageable walks together became adventures in mayhem.  There are robins to chase and lots of people and dogs to bark at.  Did I mention squirrels, geese and deer?  He’s now entering his third year and I had to remind myself that this behavior is not new. See post: Brody takes a walk

I’ve discovered a countermeasure, however, that has proven to be very effective.  When he sees something causing him to enter a bark frenzy, I pick him up and hold him in my arms and immediately he stops barking.  I can now carry on a conversation with a neighbor without trying to talk over Brody’s obnoxious barking.