April 22, 2016

Interviewed By Oreo

Hi, everyone! Christmas here. Today my pal Oreo, who is also my super duper campaign manager, decided to ask me some important questions while we were cruising on my awesome new Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile enjoying some kibbles. We think my answers could help you learn more about me, so here goes!

1. Tell us a little bit about your beginnings and how you came to live with your family and your Mom..Robin. 
Well, my mommy wanted a dog. A show dog. But there were already two doggies in the family, and it wasn't a good time. Eventually my mommy heard about the Brownwood Farm, the kennel my mommy got me from, and my breeder gave me to my mommy after our first show.

2. Tell us about your Mom.
My mommy is lots of fun. She takes for tons of walks around the neighborhood. We don't just walk though. She lets me sniff around, meet new people and doggies, pee on mailboxes, and practice commands during our walks. My mommy is very patient with me. Even though I love training, sometimes my hound nose gets distracted. My mommy is my best friend and I'm her best friend.

3. I hear that you have been in Dog Shows. Is that fun for you? Have you won any ribbons?
I love my dog shows! It's fun to socialize with other doggies and Dachshunds and let people pet me who share a love for dogs. My mommy says she wouldn't show me if I wasn't enjoying it. It's fun being in the ring with my mommy and proudly strutting around the ring as the judge watches. I love to show off! Yes, I do have some ribbons. The VERY FIRST TIME my mommy and I entered the ring at our first show, I won Reserve winner in the smooth Dachshund breed, meaning I was the second best smooth Dachshund that day at the whole show! The judges compare each dog to the breed's standard, and I guess I'm pretty good! I got a nice ribbon from that, and I have lots of other ribbons me and my mommy won in Junior showmanship, where the kids showing the dogs are judged on how they handle their dog.

4. What kinds of things do you like to do?
 I love training for both my shows and for new commands. I am trained positively with clicker training. Most Dachshunds are known for being feisty and stubborn, but I am not like that! I also love playing fetch (not usually with balls, but with my favorite squeaky toy) and occasionally tug of war. I love showing off and playing with my doggy friends. Sometimes when people are talking to me or petting me, I'll spin around (one of my tricks) without my mommy even telling me! I love to impress people!

5. Ok...thats cool.. but there has to be things that you really don't like, what are those?
Things I don't like? Well, Vacula, obviously, and I don't like tree rats. I could chase them all day! We don't have a fenced in backyard, but sometimes my mommy takes me to play in a neighbor's yard. I love all other dogs, except for Labs. I won't bite them or growl at them, I'm just scared of them, but not scared enough to defend myself. Sometimes a neighbor's Lab puppy gets out and tries to play with me, but when that puppy is a hundred pounds, I get so scared! Plus, that's on my walks, so I'm on leash, and my mommy says I would probably be calmer if I wasn't on a leash. Dogs are always less frustrated when meeting each other off leash.

6. What is your favorite food and treats?
 I love all food! I especially like Greenies dental bones and Zuke's treats, and sometimes Natural Balance. I also like Milk Bones, and sometimes if I've had too many treats in one day, my mommy will use kibble as treats for me when training. I love it just as much as treats! I'm a Dachshund, so I am not a picky boy.

7. Christmas...Why did you decide to run for Mayor?
 I decided to run for mayor because I feel like I can provide Blogville with the leadership it needs to grow and thrive. Of course I have my assistant (aka mommy) to help me along the way, and a campaign manager, Oreo, to help me with my advertising. Even though I'm the one running for mayor, I try to incorporate others into my run to get to know them personally and establish trust and teamwork, which is something Blogville thrives on. I feel like Blogville should give me a chance, and because Blogville is so awesome, of course they are giving me one! That's the mercy I hope to keep in Blogville.

8. What do you want to bring to Blogville?
I want to bring lasting happiness to Blogville. I want to keep it a peaceful place. Yes, there will be rules for those who want to disrupt the peace (a big NO!) but we aren't really that strict here. Everyone kind of just helps each other out, and I'll be honored to be a part of that. I make my mommy so happy every day, whether we're at a show, taking a walk, or just hanging around at home. I think I can take that happiness and kindness to a different place, Blogville, where happiness and kindness is the most important thing.


24 comments:

  1. We appreciated your honest and candidate answers.

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  2. Grreat interview, Christmas! And, uh, hey, do you give rides in that Wienermobile??

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    1. Yes! Tomorrow do you want me to add you (Casey) to the wienermobile for a free ride?

      Your Dachshund pal,
      Christmas

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  3. We were looking out the window to see if you were driving by our house.
    stella rose

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    1. Soon we'll let you ride in my wiener mobile!

      Your pal,
      Christmas

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  4. Hari OM
    Getting Oreo on your team was a pawsitive move!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Well done Christmas...great answers to Oreo's thoughtful questions!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Thank you!

      Your Dachshund friend,
      Christmas

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  6. We're so glad you enjoy doggie shows! Our Miss Ginger, who was from a show-winning line—her dad made it all the way to Westminster—was in a show when she was a puppy. She never could get used to judges walking up to her and touching her, so that was her last show. But it's always fun to watch the dog shows on TV.

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    1. Dog shows are lots of fun!

      Your pal,
      Christmas

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  7. Hi Christmas. I am so glad to know more about you, putting a real "dog" with the face, you know? I do like your publicity photo with the Uncle Sam outfit!
    Oh, do you know who is doing the next round of interview questions, me or Arty?

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  8. M I L K B O N E S !!!!! Who Doesn't LOVE Milkbones? EXCELLENT INTERVIEW, Chris.

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  9. Those are some good answers to probing questions. Now, are those m&m's in that bowl?? Why not bacon? We know Oreo's mom had something to do with that!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. I think they're kibble, but I don't actually know. You should ask Oreo. He was the one on the bus with Chris. :)

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  10. What a great interview!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  11. Crikey Christmas ..... that Oreo sure asked some probing questions, aye?? It was good to learn so much about you. Those Labs scare the heck out of me too. They just don't seem to know how heavy they are and when they fall on you .... OMD .... watch out. They could break bones even!!

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    1. Yep, they can! I know that Lab was just trying to play, but crikey, I was startled!

      Your pal,
      Christmas

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  12. your wiener mobile looks like a super cool place from the inside too. I liked what you said, that were clever questions Oreo asked :o) Was it the greatest wish of your mom to get a dog or was it specially the wish to get a dachshund?

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    1. It was just a dog she wanted. Before she met me, the Dachshund was just another breed. Now she thinks they're SO BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME and her SECOND FAVORITE BREED! She knows most of the breed standard of the Dachshund, so when she meets Dachshunds, she likes to compare them to the standard. The Bloodhound is her first favorite, but I'm her favorite individual dog. No Bloodhound could replace me! Though my mommy wanted something like a Basset Hound or a Bull Terrier as her first dog, we're a match made in heaven, and we're perfect for each other.

      Your friend,
      Christmas

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