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Re: [dachshund-427] It's time for our sisters!

From: Vicky
Sent on: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:47 AM

Here is a Christmas shot from a few years back of my two girls (Dixie and Lilli). I will have to see if I can find another pix of them that they are hiding in a basket. They aren't all cozy curled up together that I can snap quick pics of and if they are by chance if not one than both are under a blanket and who wants to see a photo of a lumpy blanket.

Vicky, Dixie and Lilli

From: Cheri Campbell <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, January 28,[masked]:43 AM
Subject: [dachshund-427] It's time for our sisters! (and save the date for the Valentine's meet-up)

I promised when I spoke about wiener brothers and what made them so "special" (and boy are they special!  Thank you all that sent in pix of your kids!) that I would give the sisters a special time to shine, too.
Daisy and Sammy dressed up for last year's Valentine's Meet-up
But, before I get started, just a quick "save the date" for our Feb Valentine's Meet-up which is about 2 weeks away, *Sat, Feb 9, *12-2 pm *at Good Karma. It's our annual "Valentine's Wienter Formal." A chance for all the pretty wiener girls to show off their fancy dresses, sweaters, and scrunchies and for the dapper wiener boys to don their ties, bandanas, and sweaters!  (We will have some new Dapper Dog Valentine Bandanas and other items available, too!)
Mary Alberts and her current HUA foster Paris
Ella Alberts is doing a community service project for a pageant she's going to be in.  She needs to volunteer her time to raise money and awareness for a "good cause" and Ella chose Dog Rescue! Ella will be running a bake sale at the Meet-up to benefit Hearts United for Animals. The Alberts have fostered for and adopted from several different rescues.  They are currently fostering Paris, a blind mill mama from HUA.  Although obviously mistreated in her life (she has no teeth and only one eye that she is blind out of....), Paris is the happiest, most loving little wiener, that shows just how resilient dogs can be.  So make sure to save room for dessert at lunch that day, and plan ahead to take home something yummy!
Ella is a great sister to her 4 legged siblings....which leads us to today's topic, Sisters!
My Daisy and Cricky
I was only privileged to have a set of sisters for just a couple of months when we had Cricket.  It always takes Daisy a little bit to warm up to a new member of the household, and "Cranky Cricky" was not easy for her to warm up to.  But when she did, I saw a world different from that of the boys.  I world of snuggles, nuzzles and grooming.  They didn't fight, wrestle and play like the boys did.  They just kind of hung around with each other, seeming to be happy in each other's company.
More Daisy and Cricky
When I watch other people's sisters, I often see 2 girls, vastly different in personality, yet inseparable.  One is usually strong, outgoing, nosy...maybe even a little bossy....  The other more quiet, shy and reserved.  The bossy one might even steal a treat or bone from the quiet one from time to time!
Daisy with Gretl, who has become like a sister.
In a group, however, I notice that the strong sister steps in front of the shy one and protects her against whatever it is that scares her.  She comforts her sister.  She takes care of a little mama....
Daisy holding Georgie down to clean his face, and Daisy correcting him when he was naughty during picture time.
Daisy does that with the boys--she plays mama and boss all the time.  Although the smallest, she definitely runs the house.  But she also reprimands the boys--and quite harshly at that! (Just ask Georgie!)  At grooming time, she will even hold them down to groom them if they don't want to be groomed!
Grizzly and Daisy saying they are NOT sisters!  The Woodruff's Cami and Ginger are a sweet pair, though!
With sisters, it's different....just a different type of interaction.  They can still "argue" like sisters do, but they just have a bond that seems closer than the boys.  I don't know exactly what it is....maybe someone with sisters can explain it to me....
Polly with "big" sister Zena (but Polly is the bossy one!), and Brian's Penny and Molly.  Molly really protects Penny and takes good care of her.
Until then, I can just be a little jealous as I hear my boys go tumbling down the hallway, running into walls, growling, barking, wrestling, racing....then again, if I had all sweet little girls, I probably wouldn't have as many good stories, now would I?
Vicky's Dixie and Lilli.  (It's hard to snuggle in a cart!)  And a whole gang of sisters!  Tracie's 3 girls, Tasha, Maggie and Daisy, with Vicky's Dixie and Lilli.  And in the middle....Ursula's Charlie!  He wanted to be a sister, too!
I definitely need some help with pictures for this one!  Seems I mostly get boy fosters, and mostly dogsit boys.  (Daisy always looks at me like, "Not another BOY?!?!?")
I stole a few pix from meet-ups....I know you all have some lovely pix of your ladies out there, so please share your girls with us!
Thanks in advance!  Hope to see you at the Valentine Meet-up, Sat, Feb 9, 12 pm!

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