My Big Surprise

Hi ya everyone! I have a surprise to share with y’all today. It has something to do with the reason I haven’t been so active lately. So, the first part of the surprise happened back in September; that is when we noticed that I was pregnant! SURPRISE! And since I didn’t share my weekly “puppy belly” pictures with y’all then, here they are from 6 weeks to 8 weeks.

Miniature dachshund, Barbarella, pregnant from 6 to 8 weeks

At 8 weeks and 4 days, I had my puppies! That would make it on October 7th (which is funny because I had my last litter December 7th of last year). These pictures were taken 4 days after they were born.

Miniature dachshund Barbarella's 2017 litter

Miniature dachshund Barbarella's 2017 litter

And since it has been over three weeks since I had my puppies, here are the weekly pictures of them. Here they are when they turned 1 week old on the 14th. They grew a lot since the pictures above were taken (which was just 3 days after).

Miniature dachshund Barbarella's puppies at 1 week old

And here they are at 2 weeks on the 21st.

Miniature dachshund Barbarella's puppies 2 weeks old

And here they are now at 3 weeks.

Miniature dachshund Barbarella's puppies 3 weeks old

So that’s my big surprise. I will continue to post weekly picture updates with cute pictures included, so tune in sometime Saturday next week for our 4th week litter photo! :)

Petco Fun! – My First Costume Contest!

Over the weekend, I went to Petco for their annual Halloween Costume Contest! Jess tries to get me out as much as she can and this was a perfect opportunity. Our Petco isn’t in a big city like most so we usually don’t have a big turnout for events like this. Fortunately, a couple other doggies showed up for the event and there were enough of us to place 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

Now, on to the costumes, if you follow us on Instagram you can probably guess what mine was. I went dressed as an Old Western Sheriff! I had Jess as my Deputy and Amanda as my PRISONER!

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

Can you guess what happened when the first person saw me? They thought I was adorable and loved my outfit! There were the typical “awws” and “too cute” expressions. This is before I even got in the store! And of course, it continued once I was in the store.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

My deputy, prisoner and I, hung around while we waited for the other doggies to show up for the contest and once they did, we all got acquainted while the judges got ready. The doggies names were Buttercup and Wendy. Buttercup and her human were both dressed as Angels and Wendy had a last minute costume as a character from the movie Frozen.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

We then paraded through the store in our costumes for all the customers to see. When we got back over to the area from were we began, it was time for the judging to begin!

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

 

We thought Buttercup and her human had a great costume and we weren’t sure who was going to win! *Drum roll* In third place we have… Wendy! *Applause*  And, our second place winner is………Buttercup!! *Applause* Alright, and our grand prize winner is Mini!! *Applause*

Dogs at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

After the awards were handed out, I practice my tricks and while I did, there were people stopping and saying how cute I was. There were so many things to sniff and listen to, I didn’t do my tricks too well, everyone still loved them though! I think their favorites were “bang” (which I only did part way ;) ) and “Beg”.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Doing tricks -Down.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Doing tricks - Beg.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

Exploring while the humans talked.

After it was all over, I think the best part was making all the people laugh and smile.

Dachshund dog at Petco's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Cowboy western sheriff costume.

I am also enjoying the prizes I won :D I got a handkerchief, a small bag of moist treats, a small bag of dry treats and a gift card! And with the gift card, I got a new glass bowl for me! I also love the 1st place ribbon that I get to add to my collection!

Dachshund won 1st place ribbon from Petco's Halloween Costume Contest!

We had an absolute blast!