Friday, January 7, 2011

We are going to start the tour with the SAD STUFFS

Before Me (Frankie Furter) there used to be "The Fleet". That is what my mom always called them. There was BARON vonSchnitzel and his TWIN Brother Sarek vonSchnitzel and the Lovely Duchess Lisel vonSchnitzel who was 5 months younger than "the Boys" and not related at all. Their Names got painted on the Toy Room Wall about 2 weeks after they and my mom and dad moved into this house. They were all three 10 years old at that time.
Baron was the athletic dachshund. He weighed 16 pounds on his furst Birfday... and he weighed 16 pounds the day he crossed the bridge. He was the last one to cross and it almost killed my mom and dad. That happened on a MONDAY and on SATURDAY I came here to live. See the Mug on the shelf... THAT is what Baron looked like. Same colors and markings as ME... butt SHORT furs.

This is Lisel's name.. She Looked like me... butt bigger and short furred. She was .... "different".. or so my mom says. She NEVER allowed anybuddy to growl or snap or stick out their teefs... EXCEPT fur HER!!!
This is Sarek's name... he was named fur Sarek from Star Trek. Sarek was Barons TWIN.. butt I guess you would NEVER have known that to see or watch them. Sarek weighed 18 to 20 pounds. AND.... his (short) furs color was called Wild Boar. He had all the Tan markings that Baron Lisel and I have... butt you could hardly see them... beclaws they were ALMOST the same color of tan as the rest of him. Sarek was NOT good at racing and running and Playing BAll like Baron... butt... he did catch a fur real BIRD in mid air once... and he could dig like a pro. He was a LOVER. He stuck to my mom like squirrel poop on your paw.

The BOYS were born on June 7th. and Lisel was born on Nov. 22nd.. That meant that they were all puppies together... and they all crossed the bridge within 18 months.
PeeS... my mom did not paint these names on the wall. A teenager girrrl came and stayed here fur 3 weeks.. right after mom and dad moved in. And it was that girrrrl who painted the Shelves.(one fur each short hair) and put up their names. Mom will prolly NEVER paint the TOY Room beclaws it is like a very special place to her. I guess it is good that they painted it Right Away when they moved it. She gets all whiny and stuffs when she has to wash THE wall every February. YIKKKKKKESSSSS Is it almost THAT time of year again????
I PAWmise... that all the rest of the tour will be... funny or happy or whatever... butt not any more sad stuffs. OK?


3 doxies said...

Oh Frankie, I don't htinks dat was sad at alls! I enjoyed learning more stuffs bout da pack befores you. It nice to go down memory lane and remember da good times.
My mum had a doxie when her was little named Schnitzel...hehehe!

I didn't realize Sarek was a wild boar haired.


Mr. Pip said...

Oh Frankie, I enjoyed learning about the fleet before you. Writing the names on the wall is a nice idea. We have a whole wall of pictures of various kitties and doggies from the past.

Have a great weekend!

Your pal, Pip

CindyLu's Muse said...

That's pretty cool that their names are on the wall, it's like they're always there. I want my name on a wall, now, too!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thank you for tellin' us all bout da weenies past....My Mom has da entire hallway full of fotos of her pups from da past. Da saddest ones are of da Baron Bartolemew (Bart) and Tiffany Lei Pumpkinhead (Tiffany). Dey were da weenies before me and my brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) came along.

Can't waits to see da rest of your toy room....da best room in da house (next to da food room, of course)

Sammy and Andy said...

Frankie, it is so sad for us when our loved ones cross the bridge.

Years before us, our mama had several long-haired doxies....and one of them was named Schnitzel!!!!!!!! Mama had brought his parents, Sandy and Schatzi, back from Germany with her in 1974, with thoughts of breeding them. (long hairs were fairly hard to find in the States back then).

Schatzi had one litter and mama cried and cried and cried when she had to part with 4 of the 5 puppies) that was the end of breeding them!!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

How sweet!
A wall to remember!

Maggie Mae said...

Remembering our loved ones is a good thing Frankie. :) My mom and dad has a bookshelf in dere bedroom dedicated to my sweet sissy Samantha. Tank youz fur sharing "The Fleet" wif all of us.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Stella said...

Its good to know about these little dogs that came before you, Frankie, and their names are good to see on the wall. It gives memory of happy days with them!

Whats next?



Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We loves that your pawrents have their memories on their walls! That is just too cool!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Remington said...

Remembering is a good thing.... I think I am going to write on the walls too! Great idea!

Ruby and Penny said...

Morning Frankie
We really like the drawings on your toyroom wall. The teenager did a great job.
Our mom would never paint over them either.
We wish we could have met your brothers and sister.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny

Sammy and Andy said...

Us again, Frankie......we wanted you to know that our human brother had 3 long-haired doxies, but lost two of them in the past couple of months....he had had them for many, many, many years.

Mama would have at least one doxie if she still owned her house with a back yard....but as she has been living in apartments since 1998, and since all her surgeries a few years back and the additional arthritis she has, she has found it difficult to have dogs, because of lack of a backyard and her inability to take them on walks.

Lucky for us boys that she loves kitties too, and she doesn't have to take us out for walks!!!!!!

Love to you and yours for us and our mama

houndstooth said...

I didn't think it was sad at all! It's nice to remember those we love and it sounds like they were all characters. Your room sounds like a really special place!


Anonymous said...

Oh, but I think it WAS happy, Frankie. Cuz even though they're at the Bridge, your mom keeps their memory alive by keeping that wall just as it is. They were all obviously Most Special to your mom and dad and cuz of their luv for Baron and Sarek and Liesl, your mom and dad eventually adopted YOU! And THAT, my furend, is a very happy thing!

Wiggles & Wags,

Corbin said...

Oh, I think this was a sweet post and not at all sad! It's so nice to have such great things to remember our past furiends -even if we didn't meet them. This inspired mom to put pictures in her office of all of my past foster sisters... she already has pictures of her past 5 pets before I came along! I can't wait for the rest of the tour!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It may be sad that they are gone, Frankie, but your Mom has such special memories of those three special doxies. Mom says she would never be able to paint those walls either. Thanks for the start of the tour.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Frankie, my birthday is June 7th! I can bet those boys were really special if they were born that day! What a neat idea to paint all three of their names on the wall. So cool.

Elyse (and Riley)

Barbara said...

I don't like thinking about dogs that crossed the bridge!! I've had too many do that! I'm so glad they have a "memorial" at your house. It was nice to learn about them.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Wot a nice memorial to those wot pawed afore you. I think that do gib you room sekurity coz the mom and dad will neffur turn it into like a gest room or something. (Psssst - should my mom be warshing the walls efurry February?)

scotsmad said...

That's a lovely memorial! Every time your Mum sees those names, she can remember all the good things about them!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Frankie that was alovely post realy nice to read about all the one's who came before. Hugs GJ x

Barb said...

G'day Frankie,
my Mum has told me all about your toy room, you are one very lucky dog, she has seen your special room and loves it says it is a little slice of heaven here on earth, Memories are good, love never leaves us, always has a special little corner in our hearts for those who have crossed the bridge.
Barney Baker in Aust.

K9friend said...

That's a very nice way to memorialize the pups who came before. It's sad they're gone, but remembering them is a good thing to do!


3 doxies said...

IS you insinuating dat I is not a princess? Okays, you gots me...I ain't...I's a tomboy!
Okays bouts my silly mum. Hers was priming a dat armoire her was suppose to do awhile back. Her did da side and couldn't reach da top (why her didn't do da top furst I don't knows)., so her climbed on top of a folding table and da leg wasn't secure....kerplunk! her tried to grab on to da chest but it was primed, then hers had primer all overs her hands...bwhahahahahahahahahaha!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Remembering is another special honour we khan give those that khame before us -

AND hope we get the same when we've gone to the other side ourselves -


A MilShelb Mom said...

Well, we enjoyed the tour. Sometimes things that are hard to talk about are the best things to talk about. We are our pawrents first doxies (or furkids at all for that matter... except Mom did have a cat ones, so we're her first dogs. She says she will be very sad, too because we are sisters and we will probably cross close together, too... but Mom says she hopes that for us because we will be extra sad. We don't know life without each other!
~Milly and Shelby

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Its a great tribute to some great doggies! Very cool....Momma has never let us write our names on our walls. Hmmm...

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Oskar said...

I don't think that this is sad, it's a very nice tribute to those who came before. Very considerate.

Nubbin wiggles,

sprinkles said...

That was a really sweet post, Frankie! I'm half tempted to do something like that for my chi's now.

the booker man said...

mr. frankie!

wowsers! me and asa and mama sure can feel all the vibes you sent our way! mama says thankies very much, and she is definitely feelin' the betterment! :)
i like that you are givin' us all a tour of your toy room. your frankie's brig sign is super spiffy, and i'm kinda jelly that you have your own mat! me 'n asa don't have one!
it's cool that you woofed about the fleet...i enjoyed learnin' more about them! my mama says she would nevarrr evarrr paint over their name wall either. that is very special like. :)

the booker man

pee s -- oh! i almost forgot to woof another thankies for fillin' me in on mr. pip vs. miss bunny and mangominster 2011!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're honored to get a tour of your Toy Room, Frankie. Mama says you never really die until there's no one left who remembers you. So The Fleet are still alive in your pawrents hearts. They're part of who your pawrents are, so they're part of you. That's family. We share a house with dozens of Great Danes we never met because they still live in mama's heart. There's room for all of us.

We love that one of your pack had a Star Trek name! Mama's had a couple of Star Trek Danes herself. Your brother Sarek must have been spiritual father to one of mama's Danes named Spock.

Jed & Abby