Life At The Dackel Princess House

Amazing things are happing at the Dackel Princess house. Old Uncle Fritz is warming up to Anneliese and Arnie and he is actually starting to gently “play” with them. In a rare moment I was able to reach the movie camera and capture this event this morning. Usually as soon as I pick up the video camera, Fritz jumps down, but today, he stayed and played!

I have been trying to increase my drinking of water. I believe in the past I have spoken of my general dislike for water. Yes, it is good to bathe in, and yes it is good to cook in and wash in, but to drink? Not so much. However, I discovered “flavored” water. I love the lemon and cherry and the tropical flavors! I have been known to down 4 or 5 bottles in a day.
Recently I discovered that I am not the only designer water lover.

Anneliese, Queen of Hearts

I took Anneliese with me when I went to the town office’s to register the dogs. Each year we must register them and pay a fee for having them in the town. Since I do not want any illegal alien dogs in this house I took all their documents down and paid the fee.

Anneliese is so good when I go in the car, that I decided to bring her. She sat in my lap, and when we got to the town offices, she quickly began to flirt with everyone in the office. Soon she was being passed from one person to the next.

I was worried that this would make her nervous, but I looked over, only to see her licking each and every person who picked her up and also seeing that magical tail of hers wag, wag, wag!

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Once we were done I went to get the mail and once again Anneliese was collecting admirer’s. I simply have to laugh at her because she is so sweet and really loves people, much like both Greta and Bernie.

We arrived home and I put her into the puppy room and she crawled into her little bed and fell asleep. This lasted for a couple of hours until she woke up and we went out for a walk, slogging through the mud!

61 degrees (F) and everything was in full melt down. I do love the snow, but wow, I hate it when it all melts and the world becomes a gigantic mud hole!!!


Today was a day filled with mixed emotions. Most of the day I was on an emotional high because Anneliese is really getting the entire house breaking thing. Even in the mud and wet she is out there doing her thing, making me the proudest Mom around! Arnie doesn’t really like the ankle deep puddles of wet grass and mud, but he does go out and he does walk around with us.

Today was also the day that the two of them decided that Puppy food isn’t nearly as tasty as Greta’s food. I fed them breakfast and they looked at it, turned up their little noses and walked away. I could see them looking at me wondering if I was worried and would run over and feed them a steak or something. Ha! I have had dogs long enough to know that if you just change the mixture a little it will become more appealing. So, I mixed two spoons of Greta’s food into the puppy food, and a few minutes later then bowl was empty!

The little puppers went for a gazillion walks, played outside in the sunshine with their balls, and raced around the family room with their toys. We only had one accident on the rug (Arnie is blushing), so the “Big Green Clean Machine Carpet Cleaner” came out and the spot in question was cleaned and deodorized.

I had physical therapy today and the therapist has decided that I need to go back to the doctor. Shoot. I’d hoped to be back to normal by now and not having the swelling or the discomfort. I came home and called for an appointment (With Hubby’s knee replacements, this doctor is sort of on retainer for our family). The good doctor’s secretary got me in the same day as Hubby is seeing the doctor for his one year check up.

The house is quiet and he pups are asleep and soon I will be going to bed as well. Tomorrow will be here before you know it, and we’ll have another day of house training to work on.

PS: Little Anneliese steals my heart more and more each day. Thank you Greta, for this little gift!

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