This Tiny Dachshund Refuses To Nap Until He Gets His Gigantic Bear In With Him

We all have our pre-sleep rituals. Personally, I like to stare at my phone until the bright screen burns my eyes so much that I’m forced to close them. This silly pup has a much more adorable routine, though.

The dachshund refuses to grab some zzz’s without his best friend. There’s just one slight issue: the stuffed teddy bear is a bit too big for the little guy’s kennel. Not that it stops the cutie from trying. He’s hilariously persistent and refuses to give up on the cuddle buddy.

“No man left behind!”

Aw, see? Perseverance totally pays off. Now it’s time for the lil’ dude to enjoy some bear-y sweet dreams.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

This Tiny Dachshund Refuses To Nap Until He Gets His Gigantic Bear In With Him

We all have our pre-sleep rituals. Personally, I like to stare at my phone until the bright screen burns my eyes so much that I’m forced to close them. This silly pup has a much more adorable routine, though.

The dachshund refuses to grab some zzz’s without his best friend. There’s just one slight issue: the stuffed teddy bear is a bit too big for the little guy’s kennel. Not that it stops the cutie from trying. He’s hilariously persistent and refuses to give up on the cuddle buddy.

“No man left behind!”

Aw, see? Perseverance totally pays off. Now it’s time for the lil’ dude to enjoy some bear-y sweet dreams.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dachshund-teddy-bear/

Two Giant Dogs Lose A Tug-Of-War Battle To A Tiny Dachshund

Don’t let the size of a dog fool you.

In fact, some of the smallest lap dogs are some of the most outgoingpups out there. Just because they’re small in stature doesn’t mean that they can’t pack quite the punch! Anyone with a little dog can attest to their huge, bouncing personalities. Smaller dogs like Chihuahuas, dachshunds, and shih tzus may be small, but their attitude sure isn’t.

And the big breeds like Great Danes, pit bulls,Bernese mountain dogs? These guys are all show. Despite their towering frames, these dogs are often big sweethearts.

When these two big, burly, 100-pound Bernese mountain dogs face off in a game of tug-of-war, they’re pretty evenly matched. Neither of them is very agile, and they kind of bounce about clumsily as they try to win the coveted toy.

But, they’ve got a third pup in contention for the number one prize. He may not have the size matched up to his two opponents… but he’s definitely got the gusto and the fight to come out on top!

When one of the Bernese mountain dogs is out for the count, this little dachshundpulls a fast one.

I’m sure that if you have big and small dogs in the same house, you see this happen day in and day out.

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Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/big-dogs-little-dog-tug-of-war/

Artist stages peaceful puppy protest for social equality

Free to be you and me (and dogs).

Protests come in all sizes, from silent to rowdy. But an Australian artist may have topped them all with a peaceful protest using puppies.

Hundreds of dachshunds and a peppering of rouge, short-legged puppers took to the streets (and nearby beach) of Henley, South Australia over the weekend, calling for inclusivity and acceptance. Yes, really.

The close-to-the-ground canines and their suit-wearing owners were the subjects of artist Andrew Baines latest photo project. The work seeks to highlight the plight of overlooked small dogs and (by rather lengthy extension) marginalised and oppressed human members of society.

Baines said the puppies were more than their fur and short legs, telling Mashable that whole event was a metaphor for “inclusiveness of minorities in society.”

The project was borne of Baines observation that smaller dogs at his local beach would run the risk of being trampled by bigger animals. He told Mashable “I’d always noticed sausage dogs trying desperately to run at the front of the packs, they have a very determined character. At times they would be knocked over by the bigger breeds and left floundering … I realised they were a doggy minority.”

Beach time without fear of being trampled by bigger dogs.

Image: Andrew Baines

The pet owners in the photos were given specific instruction to dress in the suited uniform in which they appear with Baines explaining “I create a lot of imagery featuring suits in the sea as a metaphor for corporate escapism.”

While imagery of small dogs as a metaphor for societal inclusivity might be a bit of a stretch, maybe it’s the kind of stretching that gets cogs of change awhirring? Either way, it’s adorable.

Work, life, balance.

Image: Andrew Baines

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/11/dachshund-surreal-art-protest-equality-australia/

This Tiny Dachshund Puppy Is About To Throw The Cutest Tantrum Ever, So Suit Up

The world’s cutest puppy doesn’t want to take his mom’s orders.

And he isn’t afraid to let her know. When little Napoleon got in the car the other day, he was so confused about why she wouldn’t let him sit on her lap. Because he is a master in the art of protest, he put up the cutest fight the internet has ever seen.

How could you say no to that little face?

“Try to mess with me again, lady!” Something tells me he’ll be sitting on his mama’s lap next time. Just saying.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/doxie-tantrum/

This Little Girl Loves Her New Puppy So Much…And I Love Her For It

Give a toddler a puppy and you’re bound to wind up with an adorable video at SOME point.

While that might not be what this little girl’s parents were hoping for, that’s certainly what they got when they gifted her a little, blonde, long-haired dachshund.

She promptly named him Gus and struck up one of the cutest friendships you’ll ever witness.

Gus might not know it yet, but it really is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. He’ll be back, begging for more soon enough.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/little-girl-puppy/

A Little Dachshund Turns A Dolphin-Watching Trip Into An Interactive Experience

There are two types of people in the world: those wholike to stay on the safety of the sandy shore, and those wholike to swim way out into the deep blue sea.

Which type of person are you? Would youprefer to scuba dive with the manta rays off the coast of a tropical island, or would you rather watch their majesty through a thick pane of glass in an aquarium? If you were on a small boat on a river where freshwater dolphins go to feed, would you be in constant fear of your vessel being tipped over, or would you have to fight the urge to jump right in with them?

Me? You can’t get me any further than knee-deep before my imagination runs wild. I was once convinced to swim all the way across the Hudson River, and was reduced to tears of pure relief when I made it safely to the other side without being devoured by some river monster. Needless to say, I should be kept far, far away from water at all times.

Gracie the dachshund pup and I share a name, but we absolutely donotshare an opinion of what to do in any of these situations. Shesits at the bow of her mom’s kayak while a harmless dolphin feeds. When one comes up for a breath of air? Gracie goes for it!

Note: Her mom is so surprised that she lets out a bit of sailor talk. But don’t fear for Gracie, as she shortly swims back safe and sound.

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/dachshund-wants-to-be-a-dolphin/

Photographer Depicts His Little Dogs Larger-Than-Life Personality In Hilarious Series

If you have a tiny dog, you know that their physical size is usually no indicator of the size of their personality. Sometimes the tiniest dogs have the biggest personalities!

That’s definitely the case with Vivian. Vivian is a miniature dachshund who lives with her human,photographer, illustrator, and writer Mitch Boyer.

Naturally, she’s the perfect model and muse, but Boyer wanted to capture the sheer scale of her personality a little better.

So how to do that while still capturing her perfectly sweet face? Boyer turned to the magic of Photoshop to tweak his photos into something great.

Like the photographer who created magical, storybook-like photos by making his dog larger than life, Boyer captured Vivian’s personality by making her giant!

The duo lives in New York City, and recently moved to Brooklyn. Boyer is photographing their life there, and putting together a book calledVivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn, which you can support on Kickstarter.

Check out some of Boyer’s great shots below,and see how big Vivian’s personality really is!

[H/T: Colossal]

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This is Vivian the dog in actual size.

As you can see, she doesn’t have a large physical stature, but she more than makes up for that in personality.

Her humanphotographer, illustrator, and writer Mitch Boyer wanted to capture just how big she really was.

He started creating these photos, where he used digital editing software to blow Vivian up to an enormous size, and place her in funny situations around their Brooklyn home.

He’s putting them all together in a book calledVivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn, and follows her adventures as she adjusts to life in Brooklyn.

And that means a lot of snoozing.

And a lot of exploring the city’s picturesque areas.

But the book isn’t just going to be a bunch of cute, silly photos. Boyer wants to use it as a tool to help children cope with the anxieties that can come with moving.

Vivian’s adventures, he hopes, will help kids feel more comfortable with the transition.

In the book, Vivian is disappointed to find out she’s the only six-foot weenie dog in New York City, but she soon learns to adjust and make new friends along the way.

This one probably won’t go into the book, but it’s pretty great!

It’s also an early example of Boyer’s experiments with photo editing.

In reality, Vivian adjusted to her move to Brooklyn quite well, and is enjoying all the friends she’s making.

And at any size, she’s extremely photogenic.

You can see more of her adventures on her Facebook and Instagram pages, and you can check out Boyer’s other work on his website. And if you like, you can also grab a copy of the upcoming book via Kickstarter.

If you agree that big personality can come in small packages, please SHARE this little big dog!

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/mitch-boyer-and-vivian/

Proud Mama Dachshund Poses For Photos With Her Six Adorable Puppies

Photographer Belinda Sol helps new moms celebrate their bundles of joy every day, so when a woman named Mona called her to schedule a photo shoot, she didn’t think anything of it.

But Mona had something a little different in mind.

Solwas surprised, when she returned Mona’s call, that Mona wasn’t planning the shoot for herself, but for her dog, a dachshund named Mia!

It wouldn’t be the first time someone has committed their dog’s pregnancy and motherhood to memory. In Brazil, a dog named Lilica became a star after her human posted joyous, adorable photos of her before and after giving birth to a litter of five.

“I had never done [a dog shoot] before, and I was excited to do so,” Solsays, and she accepted the challenge immediately, even purchasing a dress and some props for Mia’s shoot.

The shoot went well, and although Solonly expected a moderate response, she soon found over 100,000 people fawning over the adorable shots. And that meant only one thing: that a newborn shoot was a must!

Check out Sol’sprecious photos below!

[H/T: BoredPanda]

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When photographer Belinda Sol initially got the call from dachshund Mia’s human, Mona, she was expecting a human maternity shoot.

But that wasn’t exactly the case. The shoot was for Mia! And the proud dad, of course.

“[I] treated it as any other human maternity session,” Solsays. “I went and made her a maternity dress, purchased some props specially for her, and made our appointment.”

Although this was her first non-human maternity shoot, it was surprisingly easy.

Mia was heavily pregnant at the time, so she wasn’t scampering around too much. “She was very well trained,” Solsays, “so it wasn’t too difficult to direct and pose her.”

Solstyled and shot Mia the same way she shoots her human clients, with lots of elegant, billowing fabric and a sweet, feminine air.

When she posted the photos, Solexpected a few people to react, but for it to make a relatively small splash.

Instead, thousands of people flocked to the photos, leaving positive comments.

So that meant that Mia would have another shoot when the puppies were born!

Soon enough, Mia gave birth to six tiny babiesof her own and Solwas there to capture the joy.

She even had crocheted caps custom-made for them, thanks to Crochet Creations by Rebecca Monroe, which are just perfect.

And it really doesn’t get much better than tiny weenie puppies in tiny hats, does it?

Like her maternity shoots, Solcaptured the puppies in much the same way she captures human babies on camera, with lots of swaddles, cuddling, and of course, the tiny caps.

The puppies got some individual beauty shots, too.

As for the puppies, they seemed to nap the whole time (much like their human counterparts) on those fluffy blankets. It seems like everyone involved had a great day!

You can see more of Belinda’s photography, this time with human subjects, on her Facebook page and on Instagram.

And be sure toSHARE these adorable photos with anyone who needs a daily dose of cute!

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/dachshund-maternity-shoot/