Monday, October 26, 2009

Trainer update

A post by Lilli's Mummy

The training was was AMAZING! Within 5 minutes of the trainer (I'll call her G) arriving Lilli was already calmer. It's basically one word for everything and that is BAH! no using their name as a negative command (which I knew but we have both slipped into the habit of doing it) and even when they're relaxing you drop in a quiet bah! just to let them know you are the leader of the pack. Already it is working! I won't go into the techniques too much but we did the collar/lead training - getting her to sit beside me, stay, walk (free!) (which we've done before at school) and then we did the training on her waiting for me to walked through the door and gate first. The mental stimulation was so much for Lill that hers eyes were getting heavy he he

G also taught us how to stop her jumping on us when we want to cuddle on the lounge. Now Lilli has to be invited to come over to my part of the lounge.

G also wants me to take her off dry-food (I took her off canned food a few months ago on the advice of another dog trainer - all the advice out there is so confusing!) she said it can contribute to making dogs anxious. G also said not to use bowls but just scatter the food out into the backyard. This will solve the problem of Lilli fighting Jasmine over food. So far so good! So it's fresh fruit and vegetables and meat for Lill now (she already has chicken necks and sardines). I'm willing to give this a go if the outcome is a calmer dog! Today I've introduced her to carrots, celery, apple (she's had all of those in small amounts before). Now it's raining but I guess she just has to eat it all up before it gets too wet!

In the car yesterday she only sooked a little twice and both times I sent BAH! and she stopped. We've just done some homework and she was a very good girl. I man and a dog walked past across the road and she turned her head and watched them (maybe she could only see the man, although she would've have barked at him) I said BAH! and she didn't move (we were in the sit/stay position) A-MAZING!

G was here for 2.5 hours and I am so in awe of my new and improve little Lilli. For those of you who know me you will know Lilli is my life, I love my little sausage to bits!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fatty dachshund

Mummy sometimes calls me Fatty Dachshund, it's just a term of endearment (so she says). Last week Mummy bought Wii Fit Plus which has a new feature to weigh pets.

Now we have both discussed how I could've have put on a bit of weight because I don't get to go to the park and run around with the other doggys due to my feral behaviour (3 more sleeps til the trainer comes!). We were a bit surprised when Mummy picked me up to weigh me and I've gain 2 kilos!

Mummy has lost weight - looks like I've found it.

Lucky I am gorgeous though and carry it well.

Monday, October 12, 2009

All aboard for training.....TOOT TOOT!

No not that train silly! Training!

Mummy has booked a trainer. Tells me she's going to show us who is the boss. Well, we know who is the boss in this house.

Training is booked for the 24th. I will keep you posted.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dachshund Holiday

Mummy, Marc, Jasmine and I are off for a long weekend mini break early in the morning.

I am going up to my Oma & Poppy's place! YAY! I get to show J all the sights and get to play play play.

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Thursday, October 1, 2009

See me run

A lot of people think that I can't run very fast. Oh but you should see me chasing the bigger dogs at the park.......they can't keep up with me.

Watch this video and see how dachshunds run! But what happened to this dachie - he looks like me but did his mummy spill bleach on him?

Friday, September 25, 2009

10 things I love about my Dachshund

A post by Mummy:

10 things I love about Lilli the Dachshund (in no particular order)

Snoring Lilli. She does the tiniest little snores. Lilli only seems to only snore when she falls asleep on the lounge at night while I'm watching TV.

2. Sunbaking Lilli. Lilli loves to sit in the sun but especially in the front yard (as Lilli has blogged about here).

3. Toast Lilli. When I give Lilli a cuddle after she's been napping she smells of toast. It's a very special smell, it's just toasty and warm.

4. Bathroom Lilli. Even if I shut the door she will nudge it open and will want to jump up on me. Annoying sometimes but to be honest I would miss it if she stopped!

5. Shower Lilli. When I have a shower Lilli will sit on the bathroom mat and wait for me; it's probably the one and only time she sits still and does nothing. Then when I get out of the shower she puts her front paws up on the edge and licks the water.

6. Comfort Lilli. Before going to sleep Lilli will 'paw' at her bed or blanket to get it just right. It's comforting to me before I go to sleep because I know that she is comfortable and about to go off to Dachshund sleepy land.

7. Best friend Lilli. Seeing Jasmine and Lilli together warms my heart. When they see each other for the first time they bounce around. Whenever they nap together Lilli always has to touch her bum to Jasmine's bum.

8. Pokey Tongue Lilli. Sometimes Lilli falls asleep with the littlest bit of tongue sticking out.

9. Cuddles Lilli. I think one of Lilli's favourite things is cuddles! Sometimes if we're awake a little early I will lift her up onto my bed and we'll have a bit of cuddle time (okay it's more like a time of Lilli trying to get under the covers; then when she realises she won't win that battle she will then nuzzle my hand for a pat; then she'll finally settle into nice cuddle time).

10. Hometime Lilli. Coming home to Lilli is one of my favourite times of the day. I peak out the window and see a little black bottom and then as I open the door that little bottom hits the deck so fast (she knows the screen door won't be open until she sits!).

I love my little Lilli so much.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I ♥ Dust Storms

In Sydney today there was a huge dust storm so Mummy left me inside the house all day. I was very well behaved and did no twinkles inside. When Mummy got home all that I had done was flip my bed over (I like to sleep on the 'other' side). Does this mean I will be allowed to stay inside everyday?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Share my bed

Even though there are two beds for Jasmine and I.....why would I want to sleep in my bed alone when I can cuddle up to my best friend.

Slacko Dachso

Mummy has been too busy playing Wii to let me on here to update my blog.

Although I did come across this - a doggy that looks like a mix of me and Jasmine

Lillian Pillian xx

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Samantha the Witch

It seems dachshunds having a mummy called Samantha is quite a common thing. My mummy isn't a witch.....although maybe she's a nice witch because there is always something nice in my food bowl and plenty of never-ending cuddles.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

♥ is.....

....cuddling up and having a sleep with my best friend Jasmine ♥

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Marci Poo!

My favourite VIP (besides Mummy) is Marc and yesterday was his birthday! Marc also gives good cuddles, feeds me 4Legs and lets me sit on his lap

Happy Birthday Marc. Now let's eat cake!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Barbeque the Dachshund Weiner Dog Wool Felt Applique Plush Doll Pillow

Mummy found this on I think everyone will be getting one for Christmas this year!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dachshunds! Dachshunds Every Where!

Mummy bought Marc these pyjamas - at my request of course xx

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

One of my favourite things

One of my favourite things to do is sit in the sunshine in the front yard and watch the people go past (and sometimes I bark at them he he)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dachshund Cruelty

Mummy if you ever do this to me I'm going to live with Poppy & Oma!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy (belated) birthday Mummy!

In all the excitement during the whole birthday week that Mummy had I forgot to post a Happy Birthday to her.

She is the bestest Mummy in the world - she gives me cuddles, shares her blanket with me, feeds me (sometimes 4Legs!) and she sings me nice songs.

I look up to you

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rub my belly

Tan dachshunds are cute right?! But as a little brother......sheesh.......I dunno!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mummy's dachshund dilemma

How would I feel if Mummy got another puppy?

Is there room in this house for another VIP?

Mummy saw an ad for a mini tan dachshund puppy - free to a good home.

At least with a puppy brother in the house I could boss someone around. I wouldn't be at the bottom of the doggy order anymore.

.....but then again I think I want my Mummy all to myself....

Mummy just hopes that the little puppy finds a nice home to go to :(

Friday, June 12, 2009

I love ham!

Mummy keeps laughing at this video but I don't think it's funny, it looks like this kid is going to make his eyes pop out!

Action Dachshund Dude

I don't like getting my little paws or hair wet but check out this cool dachshund dude!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Doggy Door

I made my own doggy door last week! I am so clever. Mummy wasn't happy though - can't think why....

Lilli the Destructor Dachshund xx

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Love Puppy

If Jasmine and I had puppies is this what they would look like?

he he

Pic: Flickr

An award

The very pretty Lara over at I wanna be a MUA gave me this award:

I don't wear make-up but my mummy reads this blog as it's great for make-up tips and things about Lara. Thank you for the award Lara, I'm glad you enjoy my blog - I will ask mummy to update it more!

I would like to pass this award onto:

Jaime at She Will Have Her Way

♥ My little friend Isla (and her Mummy Ally) at Give A Girl the Right Shoes and She can Conquer the World

♥ Liss
(and my doggy crush Dougall *swoon*) at Frills in the Hills

Gems (a dachshund lover!) at The Life of Gems (PS: Happy birthday lovely)

Lilli xx

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Whoooooo's been sleeping in my bed?!

This is my best friend Jasmine, the Golden Retriever. She likes sleeping in my bed.

Jasmine was 11 the other day. Happy birthday J!

Nudie Rudie

I'm a nudie dog - I don't like clothes. Mummy tried, especially when it gets cold, but I pull them off. I shake, squirm, nuzzle, cry and do everything I can to stop Mummy from dressing me.

Mummy showed me this video today to show me how pretty I could look in a nice dress. Obviously Mummy needs reminding that I look pretty just as a Nudie Rudie dachshund.

PS: this dachie is a miniature, I am longer. I also have different markings on my face (ie I am cuter)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ali ♥ Tanto Amore

I got a mention in my friend's blog today. Ali at Tanto Amore

And check out the wall decals.....I am adding these to my birthday wish list and think Mummy just might buy them for me ;)

Thank you Ali - and you are right! I am little.....and beautiful he he xx

Everybody ♥'s today

Today I am spending the day with my Mummy (she's still on holidays!) and my best friend Jasmine. We had a play out in the backyard and now we're snoozing.

I ♥ today!

Just a reminder....'s only 8 more sleeps until my birthday....

Image: Flickr

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Update for the birthday list....

I would like to add this to my birthday list....please

We may be in a recession, but for some animal lovers - nothing is good enough for the pampered pet. That includes a multi-million dollar diamond necklace. The Daschund in the photo is wearing a necklace that is worth $3.2 million.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Next week Mummy & I are going on a holiday!

We are heading to Oma & Poppy's place out in the bush - even though they have gone on holidays themselves.

I love it at Poppy's house because I have lots of room to run around, there is lots to sniff and Mummy and I can sleep/relax a lot.

Here are some (naked) pics of me enjoying Poppy's place at Christmas time.

Spot the Dachshund in the vegie garden!

Strutting my stuff

Lilli xx

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Birthday Countdown

Hello Doggy Bloggers

Mummy has been hogging the computer so I haven't been able to get on to update my blog.

The countdown to my birthday is now on - 30 more sleeps - so Mummy asked me to make a list of things I might like:

♥ a year's supply of 4Legs
♥ a new bed (select dark chocolate colour)
♥ a new coat perhaps
♥ I can never have enough chew toys

♥ or just a day with Mummy, Jasmine & her Daddy xx

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Uncle Fritz

Today Mummy has told me a lot about my Uncle Fritz because today is the day, 27 years ago, that Mummy was given Fritz by her grandparents.

Today is St Joseph's Day and after celebrations at Mummy's school (ironically including a sausage sizzle), Mummy went to her grandparents place and her Mummy told her there was a surprise there! When Mummy went outside there was Fritz waiting for her! They were never sure how old Fritz was because they rescued him but they think he was about four.

We don't have many photos of Fritz, only a grainy photo but Mummy has told me a lot about him. He was a black and tan smooth just like me. He could sit and beg for treats. His favourite food was Coon cheese and his best friend was Ben the chihuahua (Nanny's dog).

Mummy wanted a miniature poodle but got a dachshund instead - how lucky was that?!

Lilli xx

Thursday, March 12, 2009

To buy or not to buy?

I think Mummy should buy this for us.


Sunday, March 8, 2009


It's a rainy Sunday afternoon here but we love this ad - Mummy plays it for me and we both giggle.

I hope you enjoy it too xx


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


My Mummy's friend Telle tagged me to do this (Mummy said Telle wanted to know about her but I told her "it's all about me!"). Telle's blog is fat.mum.slim

The Rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger.

It could be nice if you post a personal photo with this post.
Well I'm always up for posting a photo :D

7 Facts About Me.

1. I'm 62cms long and 23cms tall
2. My favourite food is 4Legs
3. My best friend is Jasmine the Golden Retriever - she is tall, long haired and white - I am short, short haired and black
4. I adopted from the Lort Smith Animal Hospital
5. I am one of many of dachshunds in my family - my Mummy's second; my great-parents had some; my great aunts (on both sides) had some.....just goes to show we really are the best dogs
6. I can sit and shake hands but I can't "drop" (there's not where to go to drop!)
7. My favourite park is Birchgrove Park

7 Unspectacular Quirks About Me.
1. I grumble like an old man in my sleep
2. I don't like clothes
3. I love to get under my blanket, even in summer
4. I love it when my Mummy sings to me - she makes up songs just for me
5. I LOVE Vegemite on toast
6. Every morning while Mummy is getting ready for work, I get back into bed
7. I have a white stripe on my chest

Tag 7 people
1. Anita and Family at For a Lifetime of Learning
2. Kim at Life and times of a single girl in Sydney
3. Joey & Maggie at The Long and Short of It All
4. Ally & Isla at Isla's journey
5. Kahlee at Kahlee Rose
6. Marie at Under the Tree
7. Teneal at The girl most likely....

Delta update

Mummy enjoyed her training day with Delta the other day. She got to hear about lots of other doggies who visit people and make them feel better. She also got to meet other like-minded crazy dog people.

We should start visiting a nursing home near us within the next couple of weeks. I'm super excited as I'm going to get lots of pats, hugs and attention.

Love & pats
Lilli xx

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Delta (not Goodrem)

I have very exciting news!

Mummy is going to training on Saturday so we can get started on our Delta charity work.

I am very excited because I know I'll get lots of attention and pats. Mummy says that I'll make lots of people happy which is good too!

Lilli xx

New house update

Hi Pups & Peeps

I am really enjoying my new house and backyard. There is lots to explore in the back and front yards and a big house to run around in! Just means I am tired a lot now so I just want to snuggle up on my Mummy and snooze.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I ♥ Mummy

....and she ♥'s me

Me clever doggy

Hi Pups and Peeps

I am clever I am. Let me show you. To get the most comfort out of my little bed on the timber floorboards I fold it over
Clever huh?!


Monday, February 16, 2009


Last week Mummy received some mail and it was a present for me. It was BLING! A lovely 'diamond' bone for my collar. It matches my collar that I got from Santa! Isn't is gorgeous? Doesn't it make me look bewtiful =)

Thank you to Mummy's friend Maria. I love it and it was very thoughtful of you to think about me.
For being a good girl during the move to the new house Mummy bought me a present yesterday - chicken wings YUM YUM!

Lilli xx

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New palace for the puppy

It's been a few days since you've had a Lilli update and that's because Mummy and I have been moving! We love it here - I have a huge house to run about in and a huge yard (back and front) to explore. Moving is tiring though so I've spent most of the weekend in my favourite spot - my blankie on the lounge. I love the new blankie spot because I can look out the front door to make sure everything is alright in my new street.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Please help bushfire animals

This weekend we had devastating and fatal bushfires in Victoria, Australia. Many appeals have been set up for families who have lost everything but please don't forget the animals. RSPCA Victoria are providing emergency assistance to wildlife, pets and livestock who have been injured, lost or need temporary accommdation.

If you can help with emergency relief or make a cash donation please go to the RSPCA Victoria website.

To all our friends in Victoria please stay safe.

Love & pats
Lilli xx

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hot Dog

In Sydney we're having a heatwave so there's only one thing a dog can do in heat like this....kick back and sleep....
Mummy and I are also thinking of all the families who have lost their loved ones and homes in the fires xx

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday - the bestest day of the week!

Mummy is home and it's the weekend! YAY! I love my Mummy and I love the weekends because that means Mummy is home for two days. She takes me for coffee, we go out in the car, we go for long walks and most weekends I get to see Aunty Lynda.

Me & Mummy

I think there is something going on in my house. Mummy has the boxes out again so I think we're moving. I've foiled Mummy's plans though so she can't pack everything up I'm sitting on her packing newspaper he he. See, I'm not just a pretty face....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My poor little ears

Hi dog bloggers

Today Mummy comes home all excited because she's spent my money on SingStar. My poor ears!

This is what I do when Mummy sings

She could've at least bought Nintendogs.

Lilli xx

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm now a blogger dog!

Hi blogger dogs & readers, this is my new blog so I will start by telling you a little bit about me. I was born on 1 May 2005 which, if I count on my paws, makes me 3.5! I had another home when I was a baby but when I was 18 months old my Mummy adopted me from the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. We were meant for each other as she had a dachshund when she was little – he too was black and tan and his name was Fritz, he was probably my Uncle. Mummy wanted another dachshund but also wanted to adopt a doggy from the pound so she was very excited to see me up for adoption. I was very excited when I first met her, she gives great cuddles and gives me food.

We lived in Melbourne at first. I was a famous doggy around those parts – here is the link to my story and we also featured in New Idea magazine.

We have now moved to Sydney and I love it here. When I first moved here I got to stay with my Aunty Manda then Mummy and I moved into my new house. Some days I go over to Aunty Penny’s house for playover with her little people called Sophie and Paddy.

I like going to the park especially if there are bigger dogs there because I like to chase them around and show them who’s boss. I also like going to cafes with my Mummy especially if Aunty Lynda and Uncle Nathan come along too. Uncle Nathan likes to take me for walks and if I get too tired he puts me in his bag! Don’t tell him this but I often just pretend that I’m tired so he carries me around because it’s like one big cuddle!

I love it when my Oma and Poppy come to visit. Oma will cuddle me for hours and Poppy pretends he doesn’t like dogs but I have changed all that and now I cuddle up to him the most – it makes him think he’s the boss of the family but everyone knows it’s really me. For Christmas Mummy took me up to Poppy & Oma’s place, they live where it’s quiet and there are a lot of trees and grass so I could go off and explore!

There are two beds in my room – one is a small bed really close to the ground and the other is a big bed with a wooden frame, a mattress, pillows, sheets and a doona. I let Mummy sleep in the big bed with me, sometimes she tells me to sleep on the little bed but I look at her with my cutest face and she then lets me back up onto my bed.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog – the life of an inner city dachshund!

Love & Pats

Lilli xx