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Posts Tagged ‘Cute Dachshunds’

Poster Dog

In Cute Dachshunds, Cute Dogs, Dog Photos, On Being Cute on July 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

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Here is one of the photos Shelley has of me. It’s on her dresser in an 8″ by 10″ frame.

I’m a poster dog.

Or more like a photo and screensaver dog.

My BFF Shelley has me plastered everywhere, like she used to do with boy band posters.

Shelley has me in framed photographs in the living room and bedroom and inside the nightstand and closet—she likes opening up doors and drawers and seeing me posed in all of my cuteness. She has me in another frame at her office.

I’m also on the screensavers for her work and her two home computers—one set up with the printer and one to take out and about.

I’m on the front cover of one of her journals.

I’m on a mug.

And I’m on a book bag.

I even got to be on a calendar in 2011, but that year has passed.

What about this year? I need to be the center of 2016.

The fact I’m photo and screensaver dog shows that I’m loved and the other half of BFF.

 

 

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Zoey the cute dog invites guest blogger

In Cute Dachshunds, Cute Dogs, Dog Blogger, On Being Cute on July 17, 2016 at 11:30 am

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Zoey the Cute Dachshund normally writes her blogs in her voice, but this week she’s invited me to be a guest blogger.

The caveat is I have to talk about her.

I’ll start from the beginning, or the back story—I got Zoey, which means “life” in Greek, when she was nine weeks old and weighed 2.8 pounds. I brought her to the house, and she immediately took off to explore.

Zoey and I went through puppy kindergarten and intermediate training. We worked on tricks. And we became BFFs.

She was my first dog, so I started reading books about dog training and behavior, including a couple of books in the Dummies series. I liked the bright yellow cover for “Dachshunds for Dummies,” as well as the title, because who’s the bigger dummy when the dog is the boss?

I learned about Zoey’s breed and how to handle any issues, like barking, but really, she won the big bark battle. She barks at wheels and large dogs, and she glares at me when I say in my snappy, alpha voice, “No bark.”

Zoey likes dogs that are her size or smaller and cats, unless they’re bigger than her. She hides her tail, or if she’s safe in my arms or on the patio, she does her bark thing.

Zoey also likes, or I should say, loves people. We go on lots of walks, where I alternate carrying her and setting her on the ground, because I like to take long walks, and she has short legs.

On our walks, she stops at nearly everybody, practically running up to them to see if they’ll say “hello” and pet her. I keep her leash tugged tight, reading the body language of my sidewalk neighbors, and if they seem interested, Zoey gets to share herself.

She gets told she’s cute, pretty and beautiful.

She gets oohs and aahs.

And she triggers stories and memories of dogs lost to old age or disease, dogs at home and how many and their breeds, and dogs from their childhoods. We hear about why they love dogs. We hear about their bonds with the animals. And we learn a few training tips.

Zoey opens up conversations, gives people a moment to get lost in her loving nature and provides a dash of happiness, because nothing bad has happened to her. She’s all about loving and being loved.

And that, I believe, is what makes her a magnet.

Zoey the Cute Dachshund brags on her cuteness factor

In Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on October 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

I wanted to share some new photos of a very cute dachshund (that’s me) to demonstrate cute dogs rule.

Being cute is hard work, but it’s something I like doing.

I like attention. I like being told I’m cute, pretty, beautiful, poised and darling.

I am Zoey. Call me the Cutest Dachshund ever.

I am cute as I help Shelley, my BFF, take notes for her work.

I am cute as I help Shelley, my BFF, take notes for her work.

Here I am as a very cute puppy with my BFF Shelley.

Here I am as a very cute puppy with my BFF Shelley.

And I'm cute hanging out with my teddy bear, Lenny the Leopard. He's one of my other friends.

And I’m cute hanging out with my teddy bear, Lenny the Leopard. He’s one of my other friends.

Work-life balance (or seeking pets)

In Being Cute, Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on October 4, 2015 at 5:30 am

I am seeking attention, and I get it, because I'm really cute!

I am seeking attention, and I get it, because I’m really cute!

I love to get attention, and I love to get pets, so what I do is hang out with my BFF Shelley as she writes and stare down the passersby.

As they approach, I sit taller and wiggle my tail, focusing my attention on them, as if I’m saying, “Here I am, here I am.”

Seventy-five percent of the time—this is when Shelley and I are at the coffee shop and she’s writing and I’m on the lookout—people stop and say, “Isn’t she cute?” They pause, and Shelley—thankfully—asks them if they want to pet me. And they usually say yes, and I always say yes.

They stop, and I get the attention I need and deserve.

I hear things like I’m a magnet, I’m pretty, I’m beautiful, I have a cute face, I’m darling, and I’m lovable. I’m such a lover. I’m a good girl.

In fact, I’m the cutest dachshund ever. Wouldn’t you agree from seeing my pictures?

I am cute hanging out on my bed with my teddy bear.

I am cute hanging out on my bed with my teddy bear.

Here I'm getting ready to take a nap on two pillows!

Here I’m getting ready to take a nap on two pillows!

(See my writing partner Shelley’s blog about the work-life balance at shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com)

Photos of a very cute dachshund named Zoey

In Cute Dogs, Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on August 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

I would like to share some photos of cute, darling, adorable, pretty, beautiful me.

Hello there. I am very cute, don't you think?

Hello there. I am very cute, don’t you think?

Hi again! I'm cute here, too, in my pajamas, though my expression is a bit grumpy. You see, I don't really like to have clothes on, because I'm a dog.

Hi again! I’m cute here, too, in my pajamas, though my expression is a bit grumpy. You see, I don’t really like to have clothes on, because I’m a dog.

Hello, hello, hello. See how cute I am? Now you should pet and love me!

Hello, hello, hello. See how cute I am? Now you should pet and love me!

Redo: Cute dachshund named Zoey re-posts

In All About Me, Being Cute, Shelley Widhalm on August 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

I messed up a previous photo blog, so I am going to repost it this week. I inadvertently left out the photos. My bad.

I am a bad dog.

Here’s the post:

I am perfectly cute, so there is nothing to revise, fix or edit about me. To demonstrate my cuteness, here are some photos of my 10+ cuteness factor.

After you look at them, check out my writing partner’s blog about revising novels at wordpress.shelleywidhalm.com. She, unlike me, has a lot to fix about herself, or at least her writing.

Here are the photos of cute me:

In this one, I am Shelley’s lapdog next to her laptop as she works on her novel.

Here I am again being a laptop lapdog.

And finally, I just am so darn cute, you have to smile.s

A dog’s ROI

In Being Cute, Cute Dogs, Loving Your Dog on August 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

Zoey is extra cute getting love from grandpa.

Zoey is extra cute getting love from grandpa.

My ROI on being cute is 100 percent 10 fold. Because I am cute, I deserve lots of love (even if I weren’t cute, I like all dogs, and cats, deserve that unconditional regard from my pet parent and BFF) and attention.

To love dogs like me, here are a few tips:

• Mark all dog-related holidays on your calendar, and celebrate them with kisses and treats.
• Take us on walks every day.
• Give us treats, lots of them and of many varieties.
• Buy us cute outfits, so that we get attention.
• Give us opportunities to socialize, because we don’t want to sit around and do nothing.
• Pet us, a lot, because touch is important.
• Make a big poster that says I Love My Dog and hang it in a prominent place, both in our home and your office.
• Take us to the office and tell your co-workers that we’re dog-terns.
• Love us even when we’re naughty. Being naughty is part of the fun of being alive, right?

And last, but not least, tell us you love us every single day.

Zoey the Dachshund is very cute

In Being Cute, Cute Dogs, Shelley Widhalm, Uncategorized on August 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

I am perfectly cute, so there is nothing to revise, fix or edit about me. To demonstrate my cuteness, here are some photos of my 10+ cuteness factor.

After you look at them, check out my writing partner’s blog about revising novels at wordpress.shelleywidhalm.com. She, unlike me, has a lot to fix about herself, or at least her writing.

Here are the photos of cute me:

In this one, I am Shelley’s lapdog next to her laptop as she works on her novel.

Here I am again being a laptop lapdog.

And finally, I just am so darn cute, you have to smile.

Cute Dachshunds (especially Zoey)

In All About Me, Being Cute, Cute Dogs, Shelley Widhalm on October 20, 2013 at 11:30 am

As a cute, or extraordinarily cute, dachshund, I like to make sure I get my beauty/ cute sleep. Here are photos of me showing my sleepy side:

I am pouting as I try to sleep a little, too.

I am pouting as I try to sleep a little, too.

I like to sleep curled up when I'm cold and on my back when I'm hot.

I like to sleep curled up when I’m cold and on my back when I’m hot.

You've got to admit that I am pretty darn cute!

You’ve got to admit that I am pretty darn cute!

A Dog’s Reflective Nature

In All About Me, Being Cute, Shelley Widhalm on September 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

I am cute as you can see on this sunny day.

I am cute as you can see on this sunny day.


The essential ingredients of being a cute dog are vast, of which I possess nearly most of them.

Take a basic dog – whether of a particular breed or a mix, or mutt – as your starting point.

Fold in markings on the fur, unless you prefer the solid colors of silky whites, luscious browns or shiny blacks.

The markings could be dappled, spots or random; they could highlight or hide the eyes, as if behind a fur mask; or they could give outline to the ears, put a stripe down the back or toss in a random sock.

Add a dash of personality to the tail, which could be short and stubby, long and thin, or a fan with floating wheat as excitement elicits rapid thumps.

Small ripples start tail end to measure a wary pause, first making sure the other – a person or a dog or cat – might be interested. The whip quickens with eagerness at your home arrival, a new smell or a startling sound, sudden and arresting.

Spend extra time with the eyes, stirring in the love they give back to you. Notice the small flickers of emotion, riddled with secret messages that take your heartbeat to interpret.

Take in the face – even when in repose with one ear twitching against air currents carrying tiny vibrations of possibility – this is where you know you are smitten. You see your dog as cute, darling, beautiful, a wonder that you are starting to understand one another.

You begin to see the world slightly different because of the fur, tail and eyes that do not need words to resonate with layered meanings.