Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Contented Dachshund is Back

The Contented Dachshund is Back

The Contented Dachshund is back.  It has been some time since I have posted anything.  Leelee passed away March 11,2017.  I was heartbroken.  Losing  Leelee the Contented Dachshund was like losing my little girl.  Not a day goes by when I do not think of her.  I miss her so much.  Leelee was no ordinary dog.  She acted more like a human than a dog.  The Contented Dachshund shared  Leelee's story.  I will continue to do that even though she is gone.

As you all know Leelee was a shelter dog.  I adopted her when she was nine years old.  This blog will be in a place not only to keep Leelee's memory alive, but to help older shelter dogs.  

While looking for another dog, I came crossed way too many older dogs that needed to be adopted.  My heart broke for every one of these older dogs.  I wanted to adopt every one of them.  In honor of Leelee, I will be posting articles about different doggie adoption stories.

Fred and Bella the Contented Dachshunds

Fred and Bella the contented Dachshunds are my two new dogs.  They too were rescue dogs in a sense.  Had I not taken them, they would have ended up in shelters.  Neither one of them would have made it long.  Fred is twelve years old and not in the best of health.  Bella may have had a chance depending on what they did with Fred.  Bella is attached to him.  From time to time I may be posting about Bella and Fred.  But, I do not really call them contented Dachshunds.  Fred is my happy hound and Bella well she is full of life and loves to play and get into things so I call her BB.

The Contented Dachshund is back, but with a new idea.  I will be posting articles about shelter dogs.  True love stories about older dogs finding a forever home.  Loving memories of Leelee the Contented dachshund will be posted. From time to time I will be sharing stories about Bella and Fred. 

Thank-you for reading.

Blessed Be, 

   Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie

Photos and content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Dog's Life is Short

A dog's life is short.  They come into our lives, and a make a place in our heart.   When they depart this world and go onto the next, they take apart of us with them.  Leelee, the contented dachshund, did that to me.

When I first saw Leelee, it was love at first sight.  One lick through the metal cage that she was in sealed her fate.  Leelee was meant to be my dog.  I had an instant connection with her.  I was meant to be her human, and we both knew it.

Leelee was my little brown wolf.  She was a part of my soul.  Leelee and I instantly bonded.  I have never had anything like that happen before or since.

Without Leelee in my life, I feel like some part of me is missing.  How could this sweet little dog have become such a big part of me in such a little amount of time?  She was only with my family for a little over six years.

Although I have two new dogs now, I still cry for Leelee often.  My heart still breaks for my sweet little shelter dog.  My time with Leelee was so short; I am so glad, she was part of my life.  I loved her so much and miss her.  Not a day goes by that I do not think of my sweet little brown wolf.

Photos and content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Remembering Leelee the Contented Dachshund

Remembering Leelee the Contented Dachshund 

Leelee, the Contented Dachshund, has only been gone for a couple of months and a miss her so much.  I long to have my little sweetheart by my side.  Having Bella and Fred have made it a little easier.  There was just something very special about Leelee; she was not just a normal dog.  She seemed to have a human soul at times.

I had Leelee the Contented Dachshund for over six years, and she was a large part of my family.  I miss her like I would miss a dead child.  I still cry for her every day.  I know in time it will get easier.  Leelee was one dog I will never forget.

Leelee's Love for Luden's Cough Drops

Leelee had a sweet tooth.   She was one dog who loved candy, not that she was giving it that often.  When she was giving a Luden's cough drop, you could tell that she really enjoyed it.

Leelee was my little wolf.  She was my little guardian and I miss her very much.  I never realized that losing a dog could hurt so much.

Photo, video, and content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Laying Around with Fred and Bella

It is not easy taken photos of dogs.  Bella and Fred are always moving.  They are nothing like Leelee, where playing and running around come into play.  Here there have just come in from an hour walk.  Fred is ready for a nap. Bella, on the other hand, would have rather stayed outside and barked at everything she sees.

Here is little miss Bella posing for a picture.  Bella is one amazing dog.  She has a lot of energy and loves to play.  There are times when she will not let me near her with the camera and other times when she will pose for pictures.

Not the greatest photo but I thought this was funny.  Fred, who is a big basset-dachshund, loves to squeeze under the bed.  He likes to sleep there.  You have got to love this silly dog.

I love this picture of Bella.  She just looks so happy and comfortable.   I love that big smile on her face.

Fred, this is the why do you insist on taking my picture look.  He like Leelee, does not like to have his picture taken.  He usually runs away when I pick up the camera.

Photos and content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wordless Wednesday One Month With Bella and Fred

Wordless Wednesday One Month With Bella and Fred

I was going to do a weekly diary of photos with both Bella and Fred.  I did start doing it but, I realize there are only so many things you can take photos of the dogs doing.  Since, both Bella and Fred seem not to like the picture taken.  May be they will like the picture taken after they are with us for awhile.  Plus, I have been busy doing other things.

I decided to so the wordless Wednesday with the two of them.  I have not taken that many more photos since thee last time I posted photos of them.

Fred is my baby and my shadow.  He follows me everywhere.  I love the old guy.  He reminds me of Leelee in so many way.  He looks a lot like Leelee. He he is sitting in the royal doggie spot.

Here is Fred really making me think of Leelee as he looks like her all wrapped up in his blanket.  I do have a big heart for older dogs.  I think they are so beautiful.

Here is a good photo of Fred trying to talk like a human.  This is another reason why he reminds me so much of Leelee.  This big old basset boy has made a home in my heart.

Love those big basset eyes.  Fred is much easier to get photos of than Bella.

Bella does not like to sit still.  It is very hard to take photos of her.  This one of two good photos.

Bella at rest.  This little dog keeps me going day and night.  She is a handful but I love her.

I hope you enjoyed the latest photos of Bella and Fred.  Forgive me for talking about how much Fred reminds me of Leelee.  Leelee has not even been gone for two months.  She was my little angel of a dog and I will never forget her.  One of the reasons I wanted Fred so much was because he reminded me of Leelee.  The longer I have him the more he reminds me of her.  Even little Bella shares some of the endeared qualities of Leelee.

Content and photos  by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bella, the Toy Juncky

Bella, the Toy Junky

Bella, my little dachshund, is a toy junky.  She loves to chew on toys.  She can destroy a baseball in seconds flat.  I am not used to a dog that likes to play.  Leelee was not much for toys.  But, Leelee was a shelter dog her whole life and was nine when we got her.  It is understandable why she did play with toys.

Bella, the Toy Junky, Destroys Toys

I have only had Bella for a couple of weeks.  She has already gone through six baseballs and three rope toys.  She will chew on them until there is nothing left.  I am still finding little pieces of baseball around the house from a ball that she destroyed a week ago.

Bella is a handful but a very sweet little dachshund.  I need to find a dollar store that sells dog toys because they never last more than a couple of days anyway. Bella, the toy junky, can go through some toys.

photos and content by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photo Diary of Bella the Dachshund: Week Two

Photo Diary of Bella the Dachshund: Week Two

Bella at rest.  This is a rare thing around here.  Bella is usually running around getting into things.

Bella playing with her toys.  She is like a little kid.  She has her toys all over the house.

                    Bella is a wide child but she loves to be close to Fred.

photos and content by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Photo Diary of Fred the Dachshund: Week Two

A Photo Diary of Fred the Dachshund: Week Two

Fred the dachshund is a laid-back dog.  He is not much trouble at all.  He loves to give kisses.  Freds favorite thing to do is just lay around.

Fred is a sweet old hound dog.   All Fred wants is lots of love and to always be by my side.  He is a lot like Leelee when it comes to wanted to be with me all the time.

Fred has become the king of the house.  You can see that he has taken over Queen Leelee's spot on the couch and in my heart.

Fred does have a few tricks to get into your heart.

photos and content by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Photo Diary of Fred the Dachshund: Week One

A Photo Diary of Fred the Dachshund: Week One

                                                      Fred found his stop on the couch.

Laidback Fred just likes to watch what everyone is doing.

Fred and Bella napping on the couch. Leelee never slept that much.

                                Fred is a hound dog that loves to sleep.

                               Fred's what are you eating look. 

                                       You can really see the basset hound in Fred.

I hope you enjoyed a look at Fred's first week with us. I plan on continuing to keep a photo diary of Fred. Please, come back next week and see what Fred has been up to.

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Photo Diary Of Bella: Week One

A Photo Diary Of Bella: Week One

The first photo taken of Bella.  Here she is with her old string.  She played with it until there was nothing left.  I have since gotten her two more string rope toys and two balls.  She seems to prefer the balls over the ropes.

Bella checking out her new home.  She was a little rammy at first but now she is calming down.

First night in their new home Bella and Fred sleeping together. 

Bella, unlike Leelee and Fred, likes her picture taken.

Bella with glowing eyes has her rope toy.  She loves it when you throw it for her.

Bella asking for a belly rub. Dachshunds love their belly rubs.

The I will stare at you until you do what I want you to do look.

I hope you all enjoyed a look at Bella the Contented Dachsund through photos.  I plan on doing a weekly photo diary of Bella.  Come back next week and see what she has been up to.

content and photos by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday 4/13/2017 The Last Months if Leelee

Leelee the Contented Dachshund was a fighter.  She had cancer it was thought that she would not make it until September.  Leelee made it to March.  In January Leelee started getting bad.  I could tell that she was at the end of her life.
Leelee was sleeping almost all of the times.  I rarely left her side.  Leelee was a rescue dog.  She was returned to the shelter several times.  So, in my eyes, many people had thrown this poor dog away.  I refused to do that to her.  I would stay with her to the very end.  I would do whatever it took to make her happy and comfortable.
Leelee had a very strong spirit and soul.  She had found a family that loved her and she did not want to leave her happy home.

By little Mark's birthday 2/15, you could really see that she was slipping away.  But, what an amazing girl she was, she made it almost one more month.  She refused to died on one of her humans birthdays.

Leelee had a strong spirit.  But even the strong souls in the world most return to Creator.  Leelee died in my arms, the way she was meant, with a smile on her face.  Leelee was a dog with a human soul and spirit.  Leelee was not just a dog, she was a member of my family and will be greatly missed.  She is one dog I will never forget.

content and photos  by Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie  ©2017 all right reserved