Monday, 20 December 2010

Dachshunds in London dine out

Last weekend was another very successful day out for the Dachshunds in London Meet Up group. Only this time instead of heading to the green parks of London we all headed to ‘Dine Out’. Lily’s Kitchen the UK’s first ever Doggie Diner and possibly even the World’s first was invaded by typically hungry lively Dachshunds all ready to fill their tums.

We were greeted by friendly hostesses at the Diner who showed us to our tables. The dining tables were designed especially well for us very short legged Dachshunds to enjoy the company of each other. The menu had ‘proper ‘organic delicious dishes on offer. It was difficult to make a choice between the Homestyle Chicken n Turkey Casserole, Beef Potato and Vegetable or Slow cooked Lamb Hot Pot but as you all know us Dachshunds are not all that fussy when it comes to choice of food.

Our waitress was ever so obliging and continued to fill our empty bowls after each course. Occasionally one or two of us got greedy and tried to steal from each other’s dinner bowls but our waitress soon put a stop to that. No fighting allowed in the Lily’s Kitchen Doggie Diner. Unruly behaviour was not allowed so where possible we were all on our best behaviour.

Feeling rather content with bellies full many of us then relaxed on the Lily’s sofa together. Some of us decided to socialise together and play in the Doggie Diner. For those of us whom like to misbehave a behaviourist was available to give sound advice. An acupuncturist to help and discuss doggie health matters was also there to help.

It was a great day out and we were delighted to meet up with all our Dachshund buddies but most of all our owners walked out with bags of food and treats as take away and were all well persuaded that we were all huge fans of Lily’s Kitchen Proper Pet Food.

To view the whole range go to: and you will see why we believe it is the best dog food available.

You can see more pictures online by Yulia

By Helga (dachshunds in London member)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Dachshunds that know how to keep warm


Congratulations Joanna Statham's little Daks

We asked dachshunds in London members to show us how their dogs were keeping warm over the sub zero tempretures this winter and some of you have proven to the world that dachshunds can beat the cold!

We have had a flurry of wonderful snap shots of some of the cutest and cheekiest snaps of Milo's friends donning hats, coats and of course (in their favourite hiding place) under the blanket.

Choosing a winner has not been easy but we think Joanna Statham's little Daks sums up winter for dachshunds quite neatly. There is nothing that beats a nice fluffy duvet day on those long wintery nights... well done Daks and keep borrowing!

In second place is Rambo and third Louise's Milo!

Here is Daks with the other two favourites and our runners up. Well done everyone! and Merry Christmas!


Louise Young's Milo getting ready for Siberian weather


Zoe's Rambo, and you thought that Husky's could only bear the cold hey? you were wrong!


Lucy's Minnie and Monty "Are you seriously considering a walk in this weather mum"?

Louise Rawlinson's Pipi and Fudge having a quite lie in

Helga's Duke: "Can someone please tell those feet to move there's only room for one dachshund in here"!

Catherine's Scooby: "Did someone say cup of tea and Corrie?"

Ruiha's Couscous: "I dont feel well today just 5 more minutes"

Maria's Africa: "Oh I thought this was the casting for the RSPCA winter appeal, sorry"

Jaclyn's Nate all cosy, now where is the cat and the mouse from the 90s advert?

Sally's Herbery and Lyla demonstrating the art of spooning - the doggy way

Lucy's Betty Lou in dream land, ah bliss!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Photography by Yulia Titovets

Many of you would have noticed the snappy happy Russian at our meet ups. For the past two years Yulia Titovets has been taking the most amazing shots of our dogs at meet ups - she is now the official dachshunds in London photographer!

This Christmas she is offering club members the chance to have their dogs photographed for your very own Christmas card. Its easy, just book your very own photo shoot and spend 1-2 hours at a location of your choice where Yulia will take some fabulous shots and you can walk away with 50 plus professional photos of you and your pooch plus a free Christmas card design (including printing and delivery) for just £50...

Yulia also boards dogs at £20 a night. Your dachshund will stay at a home environment and get at least two long walks a day. If you are going away for Christmas and book for a week or more Dachshunds in London Club members get the 7th night boarding for free.

To take advantage of these great offers just mention 'dachshunds in London' when you chat with Yulia.

For more information contact 07411612425 or visit the website

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bishops Bark: Fulham's new pet grooming shop

A new friendly pet grooming and accessory shop has opened in Fulham. Its called bishops bark and claims to treat all clients like one of our own.

If you take your pet here they will get play breaks from the grooming table and treats (if they are allowed).

All grooming services feature a unique hydrobath that gives your dog a very deep cleanse using a fabulous range of products from Australia by fuzzyard organics as well as massaging them...

the b bark express which includes wash, condition, blow dry, nail clip, ear and eye clean, paw balm and breath freshener starts from £15..

Dachshunds in London members get 10% off their first treatment if you mention 'dachshunds in London'...

For more info visit the website

0207 371 9196

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Milo meets Noah Huntley

On Tuesday, Milo and I were busy at Regents Park shooting a fashion editorial with actor Noah Huntley who played Will in Holby City and also starred 28 Days Later and first The Chronicles of Narnia movie!

The photo shoot was for a spring issue of Fantastic Man magazine. It took place in one of Milo's favourite parks, Regents Park and David and Niki, part of the production team, looked after us very well.

Like most of his club members from D.I.L Milo didnt enjoy the duck weather so he came sporting his bright yellow raincoat, which, after 20 minutes of refusing to move from the living room floor at home, he decided wasnt bad at all because it kept him dry for a few hours.

What have you been doing lately with your dachshund? Has your dog been the star of something recently? Send us an email x


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dear Santa paws.....

Id like one of these....

Weather is cold outside so Milo and I went online for some wish lists which we will accidently put on the kitchen counter. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Here are some ideas to get you started online...

Saturday, 6 November 2010

In memory of Lola....

Lola, 6 November 2007 - 13th October 2010

A special tribute to our little dachshund in London, Lola who will be missed...

By Laura Henderson

You wouldn’t think you could pack a lot of memories into 3 short years, but girl did you managed to do just that. We had a lot of great weekends away and days out with you (and Monty) and I will always remember those, but what will stick out in my memory are the special moments we shared. And those are what I will miss the most.

I will miss your playfulness…

How you loved to roll over so I could pet your soft belly, and you’d bring your little paws up, as if joined in prayer, underneath your chin.

How you would tuck your head in between my legs when I knelt on the rug and let me rub your back while you scratched your ears.

How you squeaked with excitement when you ran down our stairs.

How you loved to snuggle in your little sleeping bag and den.

How you loved to run.

I will miss your attitude…

How you were always so polite around food.

Your indifference at going out to pee in the rain (as opposed to Monty’s absolute refusal).

Your noisy barking at anyone unknown who came to our door.

The fact you would not let anyone sniff your bum bum other than Monty (you prude J ).

Your small body which housed such a huge personality.

I will miss your love for me and Dad…

How you adorned me with the softest kisses every day of your life.

How you’d follow me everywhere around the house (and to the end of the earth).

The crazy wolf-call you made when Dad and I returned from work, happy to know we were all together again.

How excited you got about doing everything with us; walking, driving, holidays, biking.

How you’d look at me like I was the only person in the world.

I will miss your love for Monty…

How you two used to run around the house after one another after a bath until you were dry.

How you used to always beat him to the ball

How you cuddled and licked him in the car (and everywhere else).

How you mothered him.

I will miss bedtime…

How you used to cuddle in between my legs at night, curled up like a little doughnut.

How you used to come up the outside of the bed (so as not to disturb anyone else) and lay your tiny head on my arm.

How you more recently slept with your head on the pillow between me and Dad, like a little human.

How you would smell in the morning, all warm and gorgeous.

I will miss You…

The softness of your ears.

Your wee bum wiggling in front of me when we were out walking.

Your little eyes peering up at me from the ground when you wanted picked up onto the bed/sofa, because you were too small to jump up yourself.

Or your little face as you jumped up at the front of the couch/bed with your little paws barely over the top, looking at me to lift you up.

Your big long tongue that almost touched the ground when you panted.

The little birthmark (black spots) on your belly.

How you were always so excited to see me.

How a wag of your tail spoke a thousand words.

Your first time in the snow.

Your cuddles.

Your intense gaze.

Your funny left ear.

Most of all, I will miss that noise. I never captured it on film but it was the most beautiful sound in the world. The one you would make when you settled your head on my lap. A little sigh, like you were the most contented dog in the world. That, I will miss the most.

Me, your Daddy and Monty love you Sweetheart. And we will never forget you. xxx

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