Where Do These Creatures Come From?

I am now deeply into the third Marcy Mary book, provisionally titled Princess Marcy Mary’s Memoirs: A Dachshund Desert Tale. I am having so much fun because this book is really flowing and also because each book brings in a few more of God’s creatures for us to meet.  Recently, I was asked, “What inspires the characters […]

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Our First Rescue: Tigger, the Cat

Through the years, my husband and I have had many feline companions. I admire their individuality, independence, and their loving and perceptive ways—all on their own terms, of course. But there is one cat that stands out among the others: a truly wonderful male Siamese cat named Tigger … I remember the day Tigger came […]

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Loving an Old Dog

“Old dogs, like old shoes are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.”  —Bonnie Wilson Note: All the dachshunds featured on this page are available for adoption through Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles. I came into the house and waited. In a […]

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Why I Love Dachshunds (and a Recipe!)

“You do know on a 1–100 scale of canine intelligence, dachshunds were rated in the high nineties?” Greg informed me. Greg was our daughter Jennifer’s new husband. “Well, I know that! They are extremely bright, among having other interesting qualities,” I said.  “You’ve got it wrong. One is the most intelligent, and 100 is …” […]

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Meeting My First Dachshund

When my son, Chris, was in high school, from time to time he would bring home a stray animal. He would generally find homes for them or find their owners. Two cats became permanent residents. While this was an admirable and kind thing to do, I never knew what creature would be in residence when […]

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