Monday, August 27, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

So here's the story. My niece, Aunt Sissy, and her three little girls were so taken with Beatrice that they visited the Doxie Ranch where we got her and came home with not one, but two dachshund puppies.

James is the black and white long hair piebald puppy. Dainty Dolley is the chocolate long hair puppy in the pictures to the left. James has the same father as Beatrice!

James and Dolley are named for President James Madison and his wife Dolley. Dolley Madison was very petite and her namesake puppy is the runt of her litter.

The little girls are thrilled with their new pets and their father is relieved to have dachshunds instead of the bulldog they were previously begging him for.

Beatrice enjoyed romping with them, but we're not sure James was her favorite brother.

10 comments:

zorra said...

How precious!
Dolley doesn't seem all that dainty, though.

SpookyRach said...

OOoooh man! they are so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet little dogs! The chocolate long hair seems to be quite playful. The black/white piebald has longer legs that Beatrice...different mother, perhaps?

And for what it's worth, 'piebald' technically defines a black/white coloration in horses and dogs. 'Skewbald' is the terms for brown or red and white and 'oddbald' for lighter brown color and white. Those two terms are used more in England. In America the term 'piebald' covers all the different color variations caused by a 'leucistic' gene. In horses each color plus white has a distinctive pattern as well...

PresbyG

Songbird said...

Whatever patterns or colors, they are adorable!

Rev Kim said...

They are so cute!

Rev Dave said...

Rev. Kim:
I talked to Newman, and he says the answer is still no. :-)

Alex said...

Oh, QG, I can't believe we both have new cutie doggies! Yes, Becky does want to come over to play. :)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh they are adorable!!!

St. Inuksuk said...

A deluge of doxies! Sweet!
What fun! Enjoy them.

Mrs. M said...

They're fantastic!!