Lili the Dachsie

Describing the life experiences (both major and minor) of a very precious pupper, from her own perspective.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Test Time is Almost Here!

Hiya Eberrybody!

Thank you to all who have been sending Mamma encouraging notes during our absence from the blogosphere. Her big MA exam is almost here--this coming Saturday--and she is stressed out and doing her best to absorb as much information as possible about all the children's lit and crossover books she's been studying this semester.

It will be so great once it's finally over, and a berry busy time for us too. You see, after the exam and graduation, we are moving! Mamma has explained to me that she and the hoo-dad (and me too of course!) are moving from SoCal to Illinois for grad school for him, and even *more* grad school for her! (crazy, huh?) But the bestest part is that we'll be renting our own small house, which means a huge yard space just for me to go crazy playing fetch in! Woohoo! I am so excited about dat :D Once Mamma gets a chance, she'll post pics of the place for ya. But all dis action is gonna keep us pretty busy and tired, so we might still be a little scarce on the blogosphere (apparently there are a lot of things needing to be packed and berry little time to do it in!). But rest assured, we will keep y'all updated as much as we can (I'll make sure of dat!).

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

An Experiment with Close-ups

Hiya eberrybody!

Mamma is taking a short break from studying to help me do a post. See, I was sleeping peacefully last night, and Mamma noticed that my mouf was open, so she took a picture, which led to many close-up shots that she put together. I think it's kinda neat, and thought I'd share it here, since I haven't updated in so long.

I hope you enjoy da pics. As you may be able to tell--I was sleeping in all of dem except da open-eye shot, which is a crop of a larger image of me after I woke up.
Mamma wishes she could post more often, but as her exam draws nearer and nearer, there is only more stuff for her to do. So this is all for now :) Take care, eberrybody!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sorry for the Absence

Hi everybody,

Mamma & I are berry sorry that we have been missing from the blogosphere for a while now. Mamma's been under a great amount of stress at school and now she is once again (for the 3rd time this semester!) sick. The hoo-dad has also been sick, and so things have been a tad dull here for me for the last couple of days--though before she got sick mamma was using her breaks from school-work to play fetch with me (which I have much appreciated!). Anyway, if Mamma & I continue to be absent, it's only because she's got a lot on her plate right now, but rest assured that she & I will miss communicating with you guys (and girls!) more often.

luv to all-


Monday, February 25, 2008

And Now Announcing...(da Da Daa DAA!)

it's official: I'm a Canine Celebrity, courtesy of HappyTailsSpa!
I'm so excited about my first ever award :)

Here is the first photo my mamma submitted of me:

And this is what she said about me for the contest:
"Lili is not your typical canine celebrity. Yes, she is a hound for attention, and yes, she loves dressing up and modeling for the camera, sleeping all day, playing games her way, and parading down the street on walks. Even beyond that, she requires the best—in food, in clothes, in toys, and even in sleeping spots (on a plane trip last year she refused to settle for being kept under the seat in her current carrier and escaped from it—breaking it in the process and demanding to be held on her mamma’s lap for the remainder of the trip…her carrier accommodation on the return flight was much more suited to her preference). But she is also a wonderfully loyal and loveable companion. Incredibly smart, Lili catches on to good behaviors, tricks, and games easily—especially when the right motivation is provided. She is a joyful and healthy example of her breed, and provides her humans with endlessly entertaining antics."
I guess my mamma is pretty proud of me, huh?
Here are some of the other pics mamma took during that photo shoot:





(This was also the second pic mamma entered in the contest.)

Mamma is very excited that I won the contest. 'Course, she always knew I was cute (and I don't let her forget it either--it's the best way to score extra treats, right?) Winning the contest doesn't matter that much to me--'cept I am excited about all the special treatment I'm getting as a result :) Teehee, I look so different in all those photos--normally I'm just lying around, sleeping next to (or in!) my mamma's lap. It's a great life!

I'm not the only canine celebrity around though--I consider all my blogger pals celebrities :) Do you have any celeb-worthy photos you can share with me on your blog?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Lady and An Acrobat

Oh, hai mamma. It's you & dat fwashy ting agin.

What? You want me ta pose for you and my blogger friends?

Fine. *sigh* Here tis my siwen lOOk.

Posing gives mee itchees. *scratch*

Now my tail itches. *scratch bite scratch*

Wait! You weren't suppost to take a pikture of dat! I can't bewieve you're posting dat. *grumble*

Pwease forgive da wierd moment there, peepols. Have your hoo-parents ever caught you in an embawassing moment? (Post pics, please!)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Bloglish Blog

Okay peeps and peepettes,

This post is not about me. Nope, it's a plug for the hoo-dad. See, Mamma and I are berry proud of the hoo-dad's new blogs. They are very funny, and make us smile. They are not dog-blogs, but each has it's own different theme. Because we like them so much, Mamma and I have decided to post about them here, even though it is slightly off-topic. Anyway, here is an introduction:

The Bloglish Blog is the main site, and it's about, well--everything. Everything the hoo-dad feels like blogging about.

The Bloglish Eleven is a blog about lists--but not just any ordinary lists. No, these lists all have one thing in common: there are ll items on each. To see why, you'll have to check out the first post, which has Eleven Reasons to Make a List Go to Eleven Instead of Ten.

Lastly, there is The Bloglish Dining Guide to Hamville. This is my favorite blog of the hoo-dad's, because it's all about food. Yum! This is a guide to the *very* unique and *very* entertaining restaurants in the town of Hamville. Have you heard of Hamville? I hadn't, until the hoo-dad started telling Mamma and me all about it. Believe you me, there are some pretty interesting restaurants in Hamville, and Dr. Worm (the hoo-dad, in my world) tells ya all about them, and then we (the public) can leave reviews! They are berry dog-friendly in Hamville, so you can go and leave reviews too!

Anyway, I hope my doggy friends (and your respective hoo-parents) will take a little looksie at the hoo-dad's blogs. I'm gonna add them to my sidebar so the links are readily available. Let me know what you think!


Friday, February 15, 2008


Copper asked us to show blooper pics, and boy, I've got a lot of 'em :)

This is me being *fierce* during the Hallmark photo shoot
(actually, I'm in the middle of a yawn ;) )

And this is a really goofy shot of me--it looks like I'm doing a dance, huh?

The camera's flash was too bright and I kept squinting during some photos, so here is an example of that.

Mamma wishes this had turned out more clear--she loves my expression in it.

I kinda look like a sea-sick one-eyed pirate here, doncha think?

Arr, mateys!

Okay, last one is also goofy--I was in the middle of shaking out here.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my blooper pics. Mamma & I don't mind the occasional blooper, 'cuz they're usually pretty fun & goofy, and show a different side of my personality. I look forward to seeing more of your blooper pics too!