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Daschund love

Daschund love

Recently I have completely fallen in love these short legged, little critters. I am not really a small dog kinda gal – Border Collies and Red Setters are more my thing – big, bouncy and full of fun, but it appears I have developed a soft spot for these dinky canines.

We live in a house with a very small outside area and having a gigantic hound just wouldn’t be fair. So, as a result, we have never really considered having a dog. Most small dogs are too yappy and full of nervous nonsense for my likings. Possibly a Jack Russel could have worked, but they tend to be VERY loud if not constantly entertained and very strictly trained. The natural alternate (as most of our friends have said to us) would be to own a Frenchie or a Boston terrier, but as much as I love these gorgeous dogs, I simply can’t bring myself to get one. Too many people have them – they are everywhere and I am not inclined to follow pooch trends. Don’t get me wrong, they are such adorable dogs, and I can totally understand why people have flocked to get them, but I prefer to do things a little differently, so I think a Daschund would be best for us.

Admittedly getting a puppy is a long way off for us as there is a lot to still consider – we are very much in love with our gorgeous cat, Stripes and she is NOT a fan of the “dog” at all. So lots of thought will have to go into how we go about things.

Well in the interim, I have started investigating the whole Daschund story and I am so pleased to see that some pretty impressive famous folks have also fallen for this sassy breed – check out these photos of well knowns and their “Daxie” companions.

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Photo source:
Cover – Audrey Hepburn
1 – Marilyn Manroe
2 – JFK
3 – Clint Eastwood
4 – Pablo Picasso
5 – Gary Cooper
6 – Leonard Nimoy
7 – Andy Warhol
8 – Marlon Brando
9 – The Queen and Queen Mum
10 – Bridgette Bardot

Meet Murphy

Meet Murphy
Meet Murpy

A dear friend of ours is out here from the UK at the moment. He is one of those nutters that has travelled half way across the globe to participate in next Sunday’s Argus Cycle Race. While he has been languishing on our sunny shores his family back home have been madly house training their newest family member – Murphy. Murphy is a white miniature schnauzer and I have it on good authority that she is possibly the cutest puppy in the world. Take a look for your self… isnt she adorable!

Sharing our house with a cat has meant that having a dog is not a possibility (Stripey Cat is NOT a dog friendly cat) But I do dream of going for long walks, hanging out in the park (without looking like a wierdo) and buying loads of awesome doggie accessories.
Make no mistake, I am not one of those “dog in a handbag” types and I certainly don’t approve of dogs wearing outfits but if you have the pooch you may as well make sure it has all the proper goodies that any self respecting dog would need.

I have hand picked some cute things I think would suite Murphy perfectly. Cavanagh family – start saving your pennies!

1. Red Honey Comb Bow Tie from Silly Buddy
2. Dog Toy Tomato from Wags and Wiggles
3. Handmade Felt Tote Bag from Wags and Wiggles
4. pEI Pod for Doggy
5. Dog cushions from Better Homes & Gardens
The photo of Murphy was taken by Jo-Anne Cavanagh.

22 March 2012 Update: Murphy has been featured on Pretty Fluffy as today’s Daily Fluff. Go Murphy!