Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Happy birthday Jesus! I got a squeeky toy and dog treats. What did you get?
God gave us all a very special gift: his only son! John 3:16 "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Toby the "Tube Steak" (Hot Dog)

So, did you guess what Toby's costume was?

He was a hot dog! A "Tube Steak" A "weinerschnitzel"
Here are a few #TobyTheWonderDog videos

And another:
and, yet another:
And a Photo too:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Celebrating 11years!

Here are some videos from my day. I'll add some photos soon

Having ice cream

Having strudel

It's my 11th Birthday!

Today is spent some time tracking some squirrels, smelling around the front yard and resting. I hope to have ice cream later! I'll keep you posted! Here's a video of me talking about me birthday!

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I have my costume!

I have my costume already for the end of this month! Do you have yours? Stay tuned for the big reveal on the 31st!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Toby Attempts to Talk Like a Pirate

Yesterday Sept 19,2013 was international talk like a pirate day ( Toby took a try, but doesn't sound like a pirate! Better luck next year! Arrrr!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

iSwim (Toby Swims)

I really enjoy swimming!  Here are some clips of my swimming antics!

I Like to be in the Pool:

I Like to play with my toy fish in the pool

I like to swim with my toy fish in the pool

I like to run around ("Run Run") after being in the pool (I guess I'm trying to dry off)
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Home again!

It's great to be home again! Thank you for your prayers!
I had a few stitches and 4 teeth pulled and I'm doing great!
And, someone asked if I can still bark. Well, yes I can!

Here's a photo of me coming out if the hospital, a photo in the car, and a photo at home!

And guess what? The doc said I can go swimming if I want! Do I want to go swimming? Well, yeah!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Out of surgery! (Guest blog post)

This is Henry guest posting for Toby

The vet just called. Toby is out if surgery and doing well. He had to have 4 teeth pulled and has some stitches. He will be there until Saturday early afternoon. He's still sedated and resting.

Here's a photo I took of him this morning when we took him in. He's getting weighed on the scale. He was 11 pounds (1 pound more than the optimal weight vet told us a few years ago). I guess he'll be doing more exercise like me!

Thanks for your concern and prayers. We always need prayers! God is good!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Off to the Hospital in the Morning

Well, I have a couple of lumps. I went to the vet the other day. He tested me. He called back with test results and says they're not cancer! Hooray for that!

   He says its enlarged lymph nodes from a dental infection. So, tonight i fast. Tomorrow morning I go in to the vet for dental surgery. Hopefully I won't need a tooth pulled.

   I'll be kept overnight since I'm not a puppy anymore. I'll probably be home on Saturday. I'll give you an update soon. Say a prayer for me please! 

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm Snoopified!

Jon sent this photo. He "Snoopified" me with the "Snoopify" app. 

What up dogg? How do you like my bling?

By the way...You, know I've now got a new "cousin," Matthew. He was just born. He weighed just a few pounds less than me, but I have a feeling he will be bigger than me soon! I hope to meet him soon. Hopefully I can send you a photo!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm Trackable!

Well, my Alpha got me a trackable tag, so now I'm "trackable!"

Geocachers who find me can log their find here.
The trackable tag came in a package like this:

Alpha-Henry put it on for me! Here's a photo of it on my harness:
There is a number on the other side of the tag. In order for people to log that they found me, they need to sign in (or sign up - basic membership is free) on and then they can put the number on the back of the tag into the website.
So, check back at this link every now and then and hopefully you'll be able to see who found me!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Welcome Home Party!

When Alpha-Henry and Ruth came home from Jon and Abby's wedding the other day, I just had to throw a welcome home party! I was SO excited!  The "pack" is back together again! At least part of it.

Alpha-Henry has a card that reads "Dear Lord, please help me be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."   He remembered that when he saw how happy I was to see them!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do the Toby Shake

Toby Does the Toby Shake!
A little self-backrub and a shake afterwards!
It's a dog's life!

What do you think about Toby's antics?

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Today, for our first time, My Alphas and I created a geocaching team ( and went searching. We looked for 5 and found all 5! It was lots if fun! It was sort of like a treasure hunt! I think we'll be doing this more! I'm hoping we can find one with dog treats!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hot Dog!

Why is it that everyone is always calling us dachshunds "hot dogs" and "wiener dogs?"
Look! Here's a hot dog Slick'R that uses a dachshund for it's shape!

Once when I was taking Alpha-Henry for a walk, a little boy was walking by with his family. He was laughing and saying "Mommy, mommy, look at the wiener dog!" We'll, at least I made him happy!

Now, I for one really like hot dogs. They sure are tasty! But, why should we be compared to food?
I know that it's because we're long in the body that we're compared to hot dogs.

Yet, it seems to me that we are a distinguished dog breed and we should be compared to something more dignified. Don't you agree?

So, I've been thinking about something dignified and long in the body.

I've got it! I have just the right idea!

I suggest that from now on, people should use the better nickname of "stretch limousine!"

I think that's very fitting, don't you?

Then children would say "Mommy, mommy, look at that dog! Why it looks as dignified as a stretch limousine! A limousine that would carry a bride to a wedding!"

Ok, ok! Maybe, "hot dog" just works better!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I Love Snow and Sled Riding!

I love it when I get to go outside. And, I love it when I get to go in the snow. I always keep my fur coat on, so the cold doesn't bother me all that much!

Snow is fun!
I convinced Alpha-Henry to take me sled riding.
I also got to roll around in the snow and bark at the neighbor dogs in the snow.

Here's the fun I had sled riding!

And, here I am rolling in the snow!  Oh, it's like a back rub! Alphas like to make snow angels, I guess you could say I'm trying to make a "Snow dog angel" here!

Here I am barking at the neighbor dogs. I keep asking them to come out and play, but they don't always come out.

What do you like to do in the snow?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stairs, tilting head, and Greenie Bones

Someone mentioned to Henry-Alpha lately that they liked my special doggy stairs so I thought I'd show you a photo of me on them.
Also, after I had these photos taken, Henry-Alpha started talking to me about things I like. It always makes me tilt my head one way or the other. But, when he mentioned Greenies, I was off to go get one!

Here are some videos

Friday, January 18, 2013

Animal Sounds

Toby makes some animal sounds. He was making other sounds before this video was recorded, but once the cameras were rolling he seemed to be stuck mostly in rooster sounds!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scary beeping

Last night I couldn't sleep. A smoke detector was beeping because the battery needed to be replaced. I don't really like to hear beeping. I figured something was wrong. It worried me. Ruth took the battery out of the smoke detector. I still couldn't sleep. Henry tried to console me, but I wasn't able to relax. We were all awake for quite some time trying to get me to calm down.
Ruth gave me some tuna fish in the morning and that made my tail wag. I'm feeling all better now! And, as usual, I caught up on all my sleeping during the day. Dogs always sleep with "one eye open" anyway :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013