TOBY THE DACHSHUND
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"If you've never owned dachshunds, no explanation is possible.
Hi, that photograph there is one that our friend Michele took of me looking out her window. Michele is a special human friend of Chao Sing the wonderful Cocker Spaniel I am blessed to live with. I am Toby Beauregard Marsh Stoeckel. I am a small dog with a long name. My friends call me Toby, which is just about as short as I am!
I was born in Colorado but my first family (the Marshs) decided that they were not the right people to be owned by a dog like me. They needed to be rescued, so when I was just 1 year old I went by airplane, all by myself, to New York. (I was 9 years old on 07 May 2006). I have lived with Reverend Andrea ever since. She likes being owned by a very small Daschshund, and I like owning her, so we are a fine pair. Every week she has to write a sermon so people will practice what she preaches. I often offer my sage advice. Once in a while, she takes it.
My favorite thing to do is sleep. I especially like to sleep under the bed covers, in the very darkest part, at the foot of the bed. I like it where it is warm and dark. My second favorite thing to do as I begin my "older dogs years" is to sit on the window bench and watch the birds, the animals (especially the bunnies) and feel the sun as I snooze on the bolster pillow. I feel the warmth so much more as a mature adult, which at nine I am now, despite what my dog friend Chao Sing says! When I am not sleeping I have a number of excellent toys that once in a while I get really excited about and play so enthusiastically with, I tear the guts out of them! I have gone through several red dinosaurs with the name (you guessed it!) Dino! in this fashion ...The latest Dino has no arms and is now blind because I love him so much! I often take him outside and then forget him (by accident of course!) until someone sees him from a window and goes to rescue him!He also has a twin- Luther- named for Martin Luther- and he stays indoors a lot, but he is also "departing in pieces" as he is my other special buddy! A lot of my toys came from my good friend Nunno, who has now gone to heaven. I miss her a lot sometimes and curl in the blankie she left for me.
My other favorite thing is to see how much of a pest I can be, especially to my friend Chao Sing (the American Cocker Spaniel). I really want her to be my girlfriend, and I don't care that I have been neutered! But she is either a lesbian, or a nun, because she wants no part of it and gives me a mild growl when I get too rambunctious.
Ok -- here is something good for humans (not dogs!) to eat:
Toby Luffmuffin Cookies (Mildly Sweet Hazelnut-Graham Cookies)
1½ cups graham flour
Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit with a rack placed at the upper 1/3 of the oven.
So, I have been checking out this World Wide Web thing and found a few sites that I really like -- maybe you will too. But before we do that, Reba says I have to give you the opportunity to go back to the Foxfiles Main Index.
"Toby and His Kind: Dachsunds Galore-i-ous!"
Hey, BTW, my cousins are on display at: THE HOUNDS.
The Dachshund Rescue Web Page, Inc.: A Non-Profit Organization.
Dachshunds A to Z
Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Dachshund.
Dick Neville’s "All Dachshunds Are Weiners" page.
Official site of the Dachshund Club of America, Inc.
DORG: An Online Dachshund Magazine.
TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD HAVE A DACHSHUND.
for the love of DACHSIES.
Dachshund a/k/a Weiner Dogs a/k/a The Hotdog...
The personal Page of the Dachsie named Baby.
- Robert Benchley
Page created 17 March 2001 by Rebekah Tanner
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