Friday, January 22, 2016

Dear Abby - Vintage Dachshunds in the Snow

Dear friends,

It is cold and wintry here.  We have not had snow this winter - yet! - but I am sure it is coming soon.  Thankfully we only get snow once or twice a year.  That is once or twice too much.   I am of the firm opinion that water belongs in water bowls, not in bathtubs, backyards, rain drops, or ESPECIALLY frozen and falling from the sky as snow.

While I am in a wintry mood, I decided to look through some vintage postcards for pictures of dachshunds.  I found some to share for you.  They are all by the artist Arthur Thiele.  He was a German illustrator who lived 1860 - 1936.  He did book illustrations and postcards ... and he loved pictures of dressed cats and dachshunds.

It looks like these dachshunds were going too fast on their sled!


Another sledding incident!  Maybe the dachshunds should stay inside where it is cozy and warm.


These dachshunds are in a toboggan and it looks like they are headed straight toward that snowman.


The dachshunds on this postcard are having a snowball fight! 


Do your dogs like the snow?   What do they think of it?  As always, I love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Love and xoxoxo,

Abby

6 comments:

AiringMyLaundry said...

No dogs here, but we have cats, and no, they do not like snow.

Homegrown Adventures said...

Loved the pictures of the dogs in snow. I actually do not have a dog but I would think they would love an adventure outside in snow. Such cute pictures.:)

SveetesKapes said...

Haha winter is coming for sure! Love your postcard pictures, they are so cute. I do not have a pet but seems like anyone would enjoy a day out in the snow.
xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

Abby said...

Dear friends,

Thanks for stopping by!

Love,
Abby

Barbara Kelly said...

Living in Toronto, snow is a fact of life for our dachshunds. Our dogs have always been cooperative about going out to do their "business", but I guarantee that frolicking like the dachshunds in the post cards is just not happening here. I always worry about the slippery conditions, and am afraid they might hurt their backs. Also, the walkways are salted to prevent humans from slipping and this can be very painful to the poor pups' paws. Although I really love these vintage postcards, I am sure they are just part of the artist's imagination!

Abby said...

Hi Barbara, thank you for stopping by! It always makes me happy to hear from you. I know Oz is very good about going out in snow. I do agree with you though, about these snow scenes of doxies cavorting as being part of the artist's vivid imagination!

Love,
Abby