Friday, December 31, 2010

Toy Box Upgrade and a Bad Attitude

On Monday, Milly got a toy box upgrade. All the toys wouldn't fit in the old toy box so Mom and Dad bought her this huge flat box and now it's a toy box.

On Wednesday, Milly was a total grouch and snapped at Mom when Mom tried to pet her. What a meanie.

Me, on the other hand, I was a sweetie. Here I am all cuddled up in Mom's lap. Awwww, ain't I just the cutest thing?

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Here we are on Christmas night after we got back to our house... playing with some of our new toys. We were worn out!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Snow

There's the view from our front door.

More of our front yard.

Here's our house in the snow. Mom thinks it was very pretty.

What? You're wondering why there are no pictures of us in the snow?

Well, that's because we refused to go out in it! hahaha!!

Here's me (Shelby) supervising Mom's photography skills.)
Good job, Mom! You're cold out there? Not me. It's nice and warm in the house!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday, Mom! 

Happy Birthday to the lady who loves us. We love you, Mom.

ps- We couldn't make the stupid picture turn the right way and since we didn't have our normal typist (mom) to help us... it stays that way. lol Turn your head. haha!

Monday, December 27, 2010

On Christmas Day

Our parents on Christmas morning.

Us with our Mom

Dad, Mil, Shelb, Mom

(Mil looks a bit like an alien. Mom says she'll edit the picture later. haha!)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Cards

For the record... only about 3 of these belong to our parents. hahaha!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


She never does it and I HATE it when she does. She always finds my secret hiding places and puts everything back where she thinks it goes. Grrrr.
I like to hide all my tennis balls and select other toys in the crack of the couch...

She couldn't figure out why the bottom couch cushion would not go back into place. haha!

Checking to make sure they're all there.

Mom took them all out and put them in the toy box. Why does she think that's where my toys go?!

This is the pile of my wonderful treasures she found hidden under the couch. She ruins everything!

Trying to put everything back now. This could take forever.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We're Counting Down

Mom came home yesterday and told us it is Christmas break... that means it is very close to Christmas! We love this time of year because our Mom is home with us and because we get presents! We have been very... well, pretty good and we're thinkin' Santa will reward us with some good toys! We are excited!!

Anyhow, we know things will get nutso around here soon and we may not update again until after Christmas... though we will try... we want to know that we hope that all of you have a fun and safe Christmas and a happy New Year!

(We will still be checking in on your blogs, though!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

They Went to a Wedding

Mom and Dad went to a wedding this weekend. Look at how excited Mom looks... Dad says he was excited, too, but not about having his picture taken. Maybe we get our hatred for the camera from him! lol

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Waiting for Santa...

Monday, December 6, 2010

We'll Never Tell

Mom wants to know if the heat guy came today. We'll never tell. hahahahaha!!!!

(We rent and they can come in when Mom and Dad aren't here... but we're not telling if they were here or not. We're so bad. Mom keeps telling us that we'd better tell her. Fat chance. However, we may change our mind if she bribes us with treats!)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We Saw Venus!

How cool is that?! We saw Venus earlier this week. The moon is on the right and Venus is on the left.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Uh, Mom...

Some thing is WRONG with the heater...

It appears to be FROZEN?!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just a Quick Hello

Just a quick hello! Mom will help us type more tomorrow... she's too busy getting her lesson plans ready. They're due on Fridays and she ALWAYS waits until the last minute... silly Mom.

Hope everyone has had a great week!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

We Got Mail!!

We were so excited! Dad brought the mail in this afternoon when he got home from work and announced that we had received THREE pieces of mail! We could hardly contain ourselves. We were ready to rip them open! BUT, we decided to be nice and wait on Mom. Dad called Mom and told her to hurry home (which is not easy for her since she works 50 minutes from our house) because we were super excited to have gotten THREE pieces of mail and Mom told Dad he could open them for us... but we said NO. We wanted to wait on Mom. Luckily, Mom was half way home so we did not have to wait super long. We opened the envelopes and we received a card from Ginger, Chip, and Thai. We also got one from Oskar. Our last one was from Zona and her gang. We are so excited!! We ordered our stamps the other day (because Mom is way too lazy to go to the post office and Mom says Dad avoids that place like the plague... whatever that means) and we hope they come tomorrow so we can mail ours super soon!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our Christmas Tree

Well, it's that time of year again... the time when the parents put fake trees in our house and light them up and stick stuff in boxes and put paper on them... such a strange tradition. We are excited, though, because not long after this happened last year a guy named "Santa" brought us gifts and we got to see our family and eat lots of yummy food! We are excited!!

For Our Pawrents

We LOVE Christmas! We cannot wait for Christmas! We get all sorts of awesome stuff and Santa visits us at our house and out grandparents' house! Yay for Santa and Yay for Christmas!!

We know Christmas is not just about getting... duh. Otherwise no one would get any presents. haha! So, we have thought long and hard about what to get our parents and we have decided on... (drum roll please)

A king size bed!!!! That's right!! We are squished in our current queen size bed and Dad is always grumping at us about being in the way (he claims he does not do this...) and Mom gets mad cause we're on her pillow. So, we think this is the PERFECT solution! We even heard Mom say once that if we had a king size bed we could have our own pillow at the top of the bed to put our heads on. We are so excited.

We know, we know, this sounds selfish. We're picking a gift that benefits us, but it's only fair. They give us gifts that benefit them. I mean, what Doxie wants a leash? How many new collars can one Doxie need?? So, we feel that this is the perfect gift. It makes our parents happy and us happy all at the same time. Great idea!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Story of The MilShelb

Please visit Minna Krebs to see who all is posting! :) 
The Story of Me Us The MilShelb

Though Mom is a big fan of adopting from local shelters and rescue groups (and even volunteered for a local rescue group when she had more free time), we were not adopted. We were given to our (people) parents by our (people) grandparents. You see, our (doggy) Mom, Missy, and our (doggy) Dad, Sport had us. They live with our (people) grandparents (our (people) Dad's parents). So, Dad got an email with pictures of "the puppies" and showed it to Mom. Mom just HAD to HAVE us! Well, she wanted one... but then she found out there were two girls and a boy and decided she wanted us both. So, Granny (our people Dad's Mom) gave us both to them. Mom was so excited to be getting us that she ran out and bought two of everything imaginable. You should have seen her room when we moved in. So, that's the background info... but, it is Thanksgiving and we want to talk about why we are thankful to be where we are.

We know that not everyone is as lucky as we are. We have always been loved. We were born in a home with people who loved us from even before we were born. We came into a world of love and cuddles and hugs and kisses. We have never known any different. We know that that makes us truly lucky, and we are truly thankful.

We are thankful for the simple things that we (being the bossy Dachshunds that we are) often take for granted. For example, we get to come in the house every night... for that matter, we're inside whenever we want to be and hanging out on the couch (or chair, bed, dog bed, sleeping bag, laps of our humans...).

We are thankful for always having food to eat... and lots of it! We know that not everyone knows where their next meal is coming from and we are thankful for food... and not just any food, but food that is good for us, too. Our Mom only feeds us the best.

We are thankful for our family. We have awesome aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We love them and are so thankful that they love us, too... and put up with our Mom and Dad's crazy obsession with us.

We are thankful for each other. We are thankful to get to always be together. We are thankful that Mom and Dad took both of us and we got to stay together. We love each other so much and don't know what we'd do without each other!

Mostly, we are thankful for our parents. We are lucky to have parents who love us no matter what. We are lucky to have parents who feed us, bathe us, walk us, and even let us sleep in their bed... and under the covers. We are lucky to have parents who do what is best for us, even when it's not what is best for them. We are thankful to have parents who come home every night from work and drop to their knees and give us hugs and kisses.

You know, the strange thing is that Mom says she is the lucky one. She says they are the ones who are thankful for us. She says they thank God every single day for us... we think we're the lucky ones. We are thankful for people who are thankful for us.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I Have The Worst Mom Ever!

No really. I do. I ran in the house this morning and had to search for her. I found her in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher. She tells me "go on. You're getting under my feet." Well, duh! I wanted to be there! I needed her to listen to me! It was a BIG deal. Did she listen? NO!
Finally she sits down in the living room to address our Christmas cards and I came running up and smashed into her lap. She laughed and then told me to sit still because I was messing up the addresses. But, I needed to tell her something that was a BIG deal! Did she listen? NO!
Well, finally she looks at me and is like, "why are you acting weird?" I'm like, duh! I've been trying to tell you for over an hour now! Then, she notices my head. That's right. My HEAD. I had a cut on my head and I had been trying to tell her. She's like, "how did you cut your head?" Apparently she decides it's no big deal and goes back to her business.
Well, finally she decides to look at it. It IS a BIG deal. I'd been trying to tell her. So, she takes me in the bathroom to try to clean it up... then she realizes it looks kinda bad. So, she calls the vet and rushes me over there. On the way she's calling my Gma (her Mom) to tell her that I musta got my big head stuck in the fence. Well, I'm thinking I'll never tell her how I did it if she's going to be so rude.
So, we get to the vet and she says it's not as bad as Mom thought. So, we just have to keep it clean and not let it get a scab. Mom told the vet she is a bad Mom and I almost said, "ya think?" But, I didn't open my mouth.
~Shelby Ann Cobra

(needs a new Mom) lol

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How Rude

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in?  I think that is how dogs spend their lives."
Sue Murphy 

Well, that is not nice. Our Mom does this all the time. We don't ever do this. We think this person is sadly confused.

Whoever thinks this can kiss my patoot. Hahahaha!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We're Ready For Christmas!

This is us last Christmas on Christmas day at our grandparents house. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just So Ya Know

Mom is tired of the mess going on on some of the blogs with people being "attacked" and whatnot. She thinks it's "down right dumb" and she's really fed up with people picking on our friends. Normally she bites her tongue and says nothing, so we decided to take matters into our own hands. We just want to point out that we are Dachshunds. That's right. Dachshunds. We do what we want, when we want, where we want, and how we want... and that goes for blogging, too. So, if you don't like it or something that another doggy blog friend has said, then kindly (and Mom said we could use this word just this one time) shut up.

That's all.

And everyone have a weinderful night and we'll see everyone back here tomorrow!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's What We'd Teach Ya

We would teach stuff like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up an opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout; run right back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Stop when you have had enough.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

We found this here in case you want to see it for yourself.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep..
I sleep right in the centre groove
My human being can hardly move!
I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"
I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-
I'm a puppy, don't you see?
For the morning's here
and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night!

We found this poem here and LOVED it! We're spoiled rotten. that's what life as the MilShelb is all about, after all.