Happy Birthday!

It’s Mr. Rommel’s 13th birthday today! Wow, how time flies. It seems to me he was only a puppy the other day. Rommel is my very first dachshund and I love him so much. I always wanted a dachshund and I feel lucky to have him live with us. My husband got him for me for our 15th wedding anniversary. I had picked his mane out years before I got him. I’ve been happy with him ever since. I should have known the first day when he came home, what a ball hound he is. Rommel loves to play ball. He will do it for hours if you play with him. Ball is what he likes. If you don’t play with him, he will bark at you until you do. He is always happy to see me and brings me ball. Rommel does sleep with me under my left arm every night. When he is not burrowed under the blankness at my husband’s feet.



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Bloodhound Sneaks Out of Yard to Run Half Marathon and Finishes 7th!http://www.akc.org/news/bloodhound-sneaks-out-of-yard-to-run-half-marathon-and-finishes-7th/

Participants of a half marathon in Alabama were given a run for their money by a dog last week. Just before the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon began in Elkmont, April Hamlin let her Bloodhound, Ludivine, outside to go to the bathroom, Runners World reported.

Ludivine wandered off the property and joined the runners lined up at the starting point of the race. In spite of some distractions (a dead rabbit, a dog in the cheering area along the course, a field of livestock) along the way, she managed to run the entire 13.1 miles and finished seventh with a time of 1:32:56. She was awarded with a finisher’s medal.

“She’s laid back and friendly, so I can’t believe she ran the whole half marathon because she’s actually really lazy,” Hamlin told Runner’s World, adding that this race is the first in the town and was started by parents whose kids run cross country at the nearby high school to raise funds for the program.

“Because of this dog, they are getting so much publicity, and I think that’s the best part,” she said.

Lovesick dog walks 10k to see Naples sweetheart

The Dachshund travelled 10km to be with his love. Photo: Scott Beale
Lovesick dog walks 10k to see Naples sweetheart


They say love knows no distance, but when hearts are yearning, sometimes the only option is to bridge the gap: that’s exactly what Toto, a Dachshund, or sausage dog, did when he dodged traffic to cross two Campania provinces in search of his love.

Toto who lives in the town of Scafati, in Salerno, met Lilly, a fellow Dachshund, this summer when their respective owners struck up a friendship while on holiday.

When the dogs clapped eyes on eachother, it was love at first sight and they became inseparable, with Toto spending some time at Lilly’s home in the Naples town of Casola, Metropolisweb.it reported.

But Toto soon had to return home, plunging him into the depths of despair.

“His eyes became sad, he could no longer see his sweetheart,” the news website said.

Driven by melancholy, the Dachshund masterminded a way to be reunited with the love of his life, and so set off on the 10km journey between the two towns, avoiding cars along the way.

His anxious owners launched a search for their pet, and had given up hope of finding him when they received a call from their friends in Casola.

As a hunting dog, the Dachshund – a breed whose average height is 8-9 inches at the shoulder – was no doubt guided by his great sense of smell, as well as his strong bond with Lilly, of course.

So much so, Toto managed to track her down at her home, where Lilly’s owners were alerted to his barking outside.

Toto was soon back with his relieved owners, but only after they made a pledge with Lilly’s owners – that the pair would spend as much time as possible together so that they can live their love story.


Makes 2 dozen

1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats befor handing them out.
Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrates, (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein.