Nicknames: Leenie, Gisellini, Giselle my belle, GeeWee, WeeGee, Weenalini, Needle-Nose, Mama's little treasure, Beauty, Geezle-Weezle, L'il G, Mama's little mini-teckel
Birthday: October 13th 2004
Likes: Going byebye (she literally claws her way into the byebye bag), playing with our elderly beagle Willie, her brother Homer & sisters Coco & Ruby or our monster cat Kai, getting into the kitty litter box (bad girl!). She loves sitting in my lap!
Pet-Peeves: She has no pet peeves yet although she has recently discovered her BARK. She uses it incessantly & inappropriately whenever she deems necessary (which is quite often) - what IS it about dachshunds & barking????
Favorite Toy: A stuffed squirrel toy, her stuffed giraffe, Mama's flip-flops
Favorite Food: People food, of course - particularly CHEESE and she loves her "Tiny T" treats. She also eats good food - Royal Canin " Mini-Teckel." She is on a strict diet now tho since she has gained weight - the only treats are Jerky Tenders very occasionally.
Favorite Walk: You mean RUN! Anywhere! She absolutely adores rest stops when we are traveling - she must sniff EVERY SQUARE INCH!
Best Tricks: If we say "submit!" she lies on her back immediately - otherwise we are the ones to do the tricks to keep her entertained.
Arrival Story: I was allowed to choose the ugliest of the 3 miniature dachshund puppies that my son's ex-girlfriend had gotten for free and guess what! Giselle is absolutely the most beautiful dog in the world and my absolute soulmate. She had a little Eddie Munster face with a widow's peak when she was tiny but soon turned into the beauty that she is now.
Bio: Giselle doesn't mind me most of the time but who could get upset with such a darling girl? She is my comfort when I am sad & a joy to me at all times. I can't stand to be away from her for even one night! Words cannot say how much I love her.
Wow, I was just reading my diary & saw that a year ago I weighed 14.1 lbs. Well, I guess I can claim a little success - I weigh 13.6 now. But it's still a struggle & I'm starving to death! I can't believe I am going to be 4 years old next month either - where has the time gone? At least my health is good (even tho Mama had to pull a stick out of my butt a couple of weeks ago). She says that I MUST stop chewing wood! Well, what does she expect? I"M HUNGRY!!!
Wow, we went to the vet for a toenail trim & I have lost a whole ounce! I weigh 14.1 lbs. now - Mama still says I have to lose 2 more pounds. I've also still been sad about Bogart. I really miss him & Mama says she can tell that I'm sad. I just don't care much about playing. I'm happy when we go to Ryan's to visit Coco but around home, I've just been moping.
Today my older brother Bogart died. He is a chocolate Lab and was 12 years old. Bogart's back legs had been paralyzed ever since I knew him (over 2 years) but he was strong on his front legs & could even run by dragging the back ones behind him. He has been in kinda poor health but he stayed strong cause he liked to play with his little dogs - me, Homer & Coco. He's been getting alot worse in the last few weeks & would have trouble breathing when he came in from outside. Today he had a heatstroke and a seizure but he was in such bad shape anyway we just knew he couldn't make it through. He was struggling to breath & his tongue was hanging out & his pupils were dilated & fixed. He was completely limp when we took him to the emergency clinic & they put him to sleep. My mama got really sad & started sobbing because they gave him the shot without us being in the room with him to say goodbye, sweet Bogart, we loved you dearly. We couldn't have had a sweeter boy - he wouldn't even hurt a fly. When Homer & I came home from Ryan's we looked everywhere for him but couldn't find him. We couldn't understand what Mama was saying. I don't know that word "dead". When Mama is sad, it makes me sad too so I have to lie in her lap & lick her arms. Maybe it will make her feel a little better.