Category Archives: Pixie

Together Again

Roxy and Sydney are back in KY for a few weeks before their big move to London this summer.

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They all seem happy to be together. Although Roxy still isn’t convinced that Prim was a good idea – this could be because Prim prefers Ruthanne and Rox doesn’t like to share.

We just happy to be together for a few weeks and are looking forward to walks all together now that Spring has finally come!

New Addition

We added a new addition to the family a couple of weeks ago – only this time it wasn’t of the dachshund variety.

baby & puppies

Here are Pixie & Primrose meeting the little one for the first time (we can’t show her cute little face yet since we are doing foster-to-adopt). The dachshunds weren’t too thrilled to welcome a new sister into the house – even though we tried the ‘bring home a hat that smells like baby’ trick. I think this may have to do with the fact that we basically were never home for about 5 days after finding out about out little girl and actually bringing her home from the hosptial.

Three weeks later everyone has calmed down and things are pretty much back to normal. Prim has a thing for pacifiers, but thankfully would rather throw them around than chew them up. It’s also nice that she isn’t much of a kisser (she prefers to sniff) since Pixie would gladly spend all of her free time licking the baby’s head and fingers.

Pixie does like to steal bottles, which is surprising since she never begs for our food. I guess she has a thing for lactose free formula! She did always want to drink out of our milk glasses when she was a puppy …. maybe she just likes milk.

We were always worried about how the dachshunds would do around a baby/child, but I think they are doing great. They aren’t bothered by her cries and she isn’t bothered by their barking.

The only thing left to do is go buy one of those dachshund toys I have pinned – we have to start this baby off right!

Back to Nornal

Pixie had back surgery on November 14th. Eleven weeks later she has made pretty much a complete recovery.

Pixie. The Dachshund BlogWe still freak out a bit (maybe a lot) when playtime with Primrose gets a little crazy, but she is walking, running, barking at everyone she sees, and would go up the stairs if we let her.

I think it’s pretty amazing that she is even walking after what she went though during the days before she was paralyzed & had surgery. But she has always been determined, and at this point she is acting like her old self again. She still needs to grow in some more hair where she was shaved for surgery, but her sweater covers most the the area so she is staying as warm as is possible during this freezing KY winter.

Pixie Progress

Our little Pixie had her first post surgery follow-up appointment yesterday. Her stitches were removed and she received a great report! We are going to start slowing lowering her does of medication and she is even able to start going on short five minute walks in the next week.

Pixie. Week 6. The Dachshund Blog

We are so excited and grateful that the damage to her back wasn’t permanent and are hopeful that she will make a full recovery. She will still be mostly confined to her bed, or our laps, for about 4-6 more weeks, but she has done amazingly well with this so far. Especially considering that Roxy and Sydney are visiting for a couple of weeks.

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Pixie is required to rest, mostly in her crate, for eight weeks after her back surgery. We survived the first week, and are already seeing improvement. She stretched out her back legs for the first time Thursday morning. She is walking better when she is allowed, and even took a couple of steps backwards a couple of days ago.

Pixie. Week 8. The Dachshund Blog

One week down, only seven more to go.