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Posts Tagged ‘Cute Dog’

Zoey the cute doxie

In Cute Dachshunds, Cute Dogs, On Being Cute on November 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

I like attention, and I like to share, too. That’s why every so often, I hit Share to show off my cuteness factor.

These are just a few photos of the CEO of cuteness, Zoey the Dachshund!

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I am cute (see the tilt of my head) as I get some love from my BFF Shelley.

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I’m cute when I’m staring at the camera.

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And I’m cute when I’m sleeping.

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Visiting the vet (and other doggie dealings)

In Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on November 15, 2015 at 11:30 am

Going to the vet made me really, really tired. I'm about to fall asleep here on my queen-size bed.

Going to the vet made me really, really tired. I’m about to fall asleep here on my queen-size bed.

My BFF Shelley spent some of her vacation this week sitting in front of a computer, working on her novel. Sheesh. She should have spent all of her free time with me, because I’m really cute and I’m her BFF.

My name is Zoey, and I’m the cutest dachshund ever.

The fact I’m cute didn’t stop my BFF from taking me to the vet on Monday and getting my nails trimmed right after. I was so traumatized, all I could do was take a nap and look sleepy when I wasn’t napping.

Luckily, the vet didn’t call my BFF to report a problem. The vet had told her no calls or no news meant good news.

The good news meant I was healthy.

Though unhappy, at least for a few hours.

Shelley’s mom, who she visited that day, said my eyes were glassy, and I wanted to say, “Wouldn’t your eyes be glassy if you were stuck with a really big needle for your bordetella shot? And if you were poked and prodded to see if you were healthy, too?”

The vet told Shelley I had good muscle tone and was at a good weight at 10.4 pounds. Yeah, I work at it. I take walks, well because Shelley makes me, as I’m attached at the other end of a pink leash. Can’t she just let me go for a stroll all by myself? She won’t even let me get too close to the edge of the sidewalk or walk across busy streets. She carries me. She’s kind of over-protective.

Maybe that’s a good thing, because it shows she loves me. But do you blame her?

I’m cute after all.

A Dog’s Take on NaNoWriMo

In Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on November 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

Check out what my BFF Shelley blogged this week about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, where she spends her free time writing instead of paying attention to me.

Here is her post: https://shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com/?p=1078

I have to admit she writes with me next to her. She likes to write at coffee shops, and there’s one she likes to go to that allows her to bring dogs. Plus, she loves their iced caramel lattes, but now that it’s getting cold, she’s switching it up to pumpkin spice lattes. I prefer the lattes with the whipped cream on top that I get to lick up. Homemade whipped cream with drizzles of caramel is heaven, especially for a cute puppy like me.

I’m cute, right? You can confirm for yourself by checking out my photos.

I am not a witch, I'm a cute dog! I just dressed as a witch for Halloween.

I am not a witch, I’m a cute dog! I just dressed as a witch for Halloween.

I am dressed as a mechanic. I think I'm cuter as a witch, but I'm cute here, too.

I am dressed as a mechanic. I think I’m cuter as a witch, but I’m cute here, too.

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.

Giving Dogs Healthy Doses of Attention

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

I'm at the coffee shop waiting for someone to stop by and say hi, so I get attention!

I’m at the coffee shop waiting for someone to stop by and say hi, so I get attention!

I need, require, deserve and desire attention.

My name is Zoey, and I’m the cutest dachshund in the www, or whole wide world. Here’s why.

Dog training books recommend dogs get daily attention through walks, exercise and play time. They need love and attention, as well as stimulation to keep their minds active and to be socialized.

If they don’t receive this attention, they can be harder to train and become disobedient and destructive. When left alone, they may chew on shoes and furniture, get into trash and mark beds and floors (puppies chew as part of the teething process, but adult dogs should have learned acceptable behaviors and identified the difference between the chewable and not so chewable options).

Seeking immediate attention, they may resort to jumping up, barking, whining, pawing and dropping a toy or ball into the lap. These behaviors are cute in a puppy, but adult dogs need to know about positive ways of seeking attention, such as sitting nicely or playing with their dog toys on their own.

Dogs need to have some independence, so don’t reward them if they’re continuously demanding your notice. Help them develop their own interests by giving them something new to chew.

Don’t reward them for poor behavior, such as barking or pawing at you, because the attention only temporarily stops their undesirable behavior. They’ve learned they can get a response out of you and will do it again.

As soon as they return to good behavior, reward them for that.

Finally, don’t leave a dog for more than eight hours a day. Then they’ll really have a reason to complain and bark and behave poorly.

Cute dogs can be Daddy’s Girls!

In Cute Dogs, Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on September 27, 2015 at 5:30 am

I'm a daddy's girl. Can't you tell?

I’m a daddy’s girl. Can’t you tell?

I’m a daddy’s girl, too. And a girl of everybody who will love on me, because I’m cute.

Hi, my name is Zoey, and I’m a very cute miniature long-haired dachshund.

This is why I’m a daddy’s girl:

Shelley’s dad gives me attention whenever he sees me. He plays with me, including tug-of-war and keep away, moving his hand under the blanket so I can chase it. He pets me and tells me how cute I am. And he makes me feel like his home is my home.

Duh, everywhere I go is my home.

Here are some photos of my last visit with Shelley’s dad, who I saw last weekend.

I am cute taking a nap.

I am cute taking a nap, don’t you think?

Here's a close-up of me taking the same nap. I am so, so cute!

Here’s a close-up of me taking the same nap. I am so, so cute!

See my BFF Shelley and co-writer’s blog at shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com. She wrote about the same visit with her dad!

On Being a Cute Dog

In Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on August 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

I may only weigh 10 pounds, but I got an image and reputation that is nearly infinite.

Call me Zoey. Ask for my paw print. And take my photograph.

I walk the green grass (my version of the Red Carpet).

A very cute miniature long-haired dachshund, I am known by name by strangers and dog lovers alike. If only there were “Dogs, Weekly,” or “Dogs” (instead of “Us, Weekly,” and “People”), then my mug shot would be worldwide, instead of just here on Fourth Street.

My BFF Shelley reported to me that while I waited outside her favorite coffee shop a couple of weeks ago, she meet a friend of a friend, and that friend said, “So, that’s the Zoey?”

“You’ve heard about her?” Shelley asked.

The friend of a friend said that he had and went outside to meet me.

The thing is I have an image.

People want to pet me, even to the point of lining up at my table. They know my name before they know Shelley’s. And they ask Shelley to take my photograph.

My image, in part, results from my own hard work. I’m full-time friendly and wag my tail, inviting passersby to stop to pet me. I search up and down the street, eyeing potential petters of me.

It helps that I have a very darling face (as reported by others, because I don’t look in a mirror very often, because I just know and don’t need reminders).

In fact, I have star quality and am the lead in a few videos.

Here are two examples that demonstrate how cute I am as the CEO of Cuteness, so named by my large fan club of admirers.

How can you resist this face?

How can you resist this face?

Here is some more cuteness.

Here is some more cuteness.

Dog Blogger Pontificates on Her Cuteness Factor

In Canine Photos, Cute Dogs, Dog Blogger on March 1, 2015 at 11:30 am

There is no way you can critique my cuteness. It’s a matter of being positively adorable, as you can see in these photos.

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I look cute in my mechanics shirt. I know how to fix broken hearts with my love!

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I look cute when I have a bow in my fur.

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And I look cute in a hat, though I am a bit reluctant to wear things on my head.

(See my writing partner Shelley’s blog on giving critiques on writing at shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com.)

Play Time Required for All Dogs

In Frustration, Motivation, Play time, Seeking attention, Shelley Widhalm on December 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

These are some of Zoey's toys.

I’m frustrated that I don’t have all the milk bones I want.

I’m motivated to get treats and toys and all the play time a girl dog needs, but I don’t always get these things when I want them.

Here’s what I do for treats:

Stand on my back legs and cross my paws, looking extra cute.

Bark if I get impatient and frustrated.

Shelley, my pet parent, says “No noise,” and I have to be quiet and amp up the cute.

If I want to play, I grab my stuffed bunny and bring it to Shelley. If she doesn’t throw my toy, I remove the other ones from my toy box until they are all out in a pile of rejection. Usually, Shelley gets the hint and will throw one or get floor bound for tug-of-war.

Or I pretend to go to the door and when Shelley reaches for it, I go for a runner, inviting her into chase.

My last trick is to bark really loud. If I’m on the couch or the bed, I hang my front paws over the edge and stare with expectation of getting what I’m due.

It’s required after all if you take home a dog.

We dogs need play and love and sleep and treats. And of course, we are motivated by our love of you.

We get frustrated when we try to express our love to your turned back. So we have to make noise, look adorable or grab toys so that you remember what’s important: life isn’t all serious stuff but is about running around happy and free.

Puppy Modeling

In All About Me, Dog Model, Photo album, Shelley Widhalm on October 30, 2011 at 7:00 am

 

Zoey the Mechanic stands proud for a good job done.

I am a contestant in the PetSmart Halloween costume contest and am certain that I will win. I entered the cute costume category, and as you all know, I am very, extremely, extraordinarily cute.

Shelley, my pet parent, first dressed me up in a witch’s outfit, but it hung way too low, because I am ultra thin and fit.

She got her friend, Tim, to help with the second costume, the mechanics outfit I wore last year, plus a frilly bow on my ear. He held me while Shelley took super model puppy photos of me. I admit that the use of treats helped with my turning my head just so and standing on my hind legs.

Yep, I like food, and I can keep my puppy-ish figure too.

Here’s a few of the photos in my photo album, except for the one entered in the contest:

Zoey in her witch's outfit.

 

Zoey the Mechanic can fix almost anything, especially broken treats!