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Book Dachshund Luke goes to Spain by Karen Larson

Updated on April 4, 2015

Dachshund called Luke

Hi, I own a little red Dachshund called Luke.
He is so funny, happy, and loving little boy, he means the world to me.
When my husband and I decided to spend some time in Spain, we of course took Luke with us from Florida.
We are all currently staying in a little Spanish village with time to reflect and get to know some of the locals including the group of English ex-pats and their families. It dawned on me how strange it must have been for some of the children to leave behind their friends.
This got my brain churning and thinking how Luke has just made this big trip and also left behind his two Dachshund best friends Dottie and Sara.
After an intense learning curve I wrote and self published, a book called

Dachshund Luke goes to Spain.
This is written through the eyes of Dachshund Luke and is packed with color photo's.

Book - Dachshund Luke goes to Spain

Take a look - wonderful book full of Dachshund photo's

A true story written through the eyes of one lovable Dachshund called Luke.

Luke was happily living with his humans in Florida and enjoying his Dachshund friends Dotty and Sara. One day he noticed things were missing from his home and strange boxes were appearing.

This book follows Dachshund Luke from Florida, his first time on a plane and his experiences in a new country without his friends. A place where he does not understand what the other humans are saying and mules are a common form of transport. At first, he enjoys the new smells but after awhile he starts to feel lonely and misses his friends. When his humans bring home a new kitten he does not understand this new feeling of jealousy and starts to misbehave.

How does Dachshund Luke cope with a new kitten and his new surroundings?

Find out more in this wonderful book. Dachshund Luke Goes To Spain

I fully support the Dachshund Rescue groups and all the work they do in finding loving homes for Dachshunds. I spent a few wonderfully fulfilling years as a Dachshund foster parent for D.A.R.E. and would recommend it to anyone.

A portion of profits from this book goes to support

D.A.R.E Dachshund Adoption, Rescue, and Education.

Dachshund Luke AKA Perro Salchicha

Hi its my turn

Hello everyone, this is Dachshund Luke.

Wow, I have my own blog and now a squidoo lens. That is enough to get my tail wagging.

I am a little red Dachshund with 3-inch legs, and weigh 9 lbs on a good day.

My name is Luke, also known as Bubba Lou and stop barking.

I am currently living in Spain with my humans and a cat called Kitty Kat. To my surprise, I found out that kittens grow bigger than me and have magic claws.

In Florida, I was a sausage dog however, in Spain, I am now a perro salchicha - I love perro, don't you think it sounds better than dog?

I love my humans and I know they love me because they cuddle and play with me every day. I love to make them laugh because it makes my tail waggle and wiggle.

I have recently taught my humans how to play hide-n-seek. I hide the ball in corners or under the sofa and they have to find it. I point to it with my nose. If they don't notice that I am playing then I bark, they don't like that as much. I am better at finding than my humans, that's because I am a hound dog.

Dachshund lovers thank you for looking at my book.

That is me on the cover!

Dachshund travel crate - Dachshund Lukes home and away accessories

Dachshund Luke used this very crate to fly from Florida to Spain.

The soft case he uses when we are traveling in a car but it can be used in the hold of a plane on internal flights.

The bed, he loves it and what Dachshund wouldn't love to snuggle.

Dachshund Luke has lots of information on his Dog toys and supplies that Dachshunds love lens,

including how to buy the correct crate for a Dachshund and the best bed.

Preview my book

Dont forget you can preview Dachshund Luke goes to Spain.

A sneaky page preview.

Dachshund Rescue gets 100% of sales price from these Ebay items - Please support this great group - clicking on item takes you to ebay.

DARE Dachshund rescue is a non-profit no kill org.

All dogs in the pictures are available for adoption!

Hot dogs - Every one loves hotdogs

Dachshund's get called lots of things - sausage dog, weiner, doxie and hot dog.

I adore my Dachshund but I love hot dogs.

Who can not look at a Dachshund and not think of a hot dog in a bun.

Hi feel free to sign my guest book and leave a comment or two, i can take it.

Dachshund Luke would love you to share this with your friends

So what's up?

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      SarahNoel LM 4 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite part was when you were talking about Luke and other names he goes by ... aka..."stop barking." :) Made me smile b/c I used to live with a dachshund (he belonged to my ex-boyfriend, so he was "sort of" my dog too while we lived together... we have since broken up). Anyway... I know ALL ABOUT how much dachshunds bark. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your dog is adorable. Thanks for the preview and the squidoo/lens insight.

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      Keepingscore 5 years ago

      How's Lukes Spanish or was he already fluent as he grew up in Florida? Cute book.

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      gespooner 7 years ago

      Good luck with the contest - your lens and your book gets my thumbs up!!

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      wyrm11268 7 years ago

      @KarenTBTEN: Thanks for visiting KarenTBTEN, Yes Dachshund Luke thinks he is called Stop Barking and also "Leave It"!

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      You dog believes "Stop barking," is a nickname? That is funny! Good luck with this project. You write very well.

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      Dachshund LM 7 years ago

      Love your book. Dachshund Luke looks just like me :-)

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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Hi thanks for visiting. I have taken your advice and added a couple of links to my book - guess I was a little shy before :-)[in reply to vallain]

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      Virginia Allain 8 years ago from Central Florida

      Karen, I enjoyed reading about Luke on your lens. I had to search a bit to find the Blurb link. You might want to move it higher on the lens for easier finding.

      a fellow blurbarian allain&filter=bookstore

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Luke is absolutely adorable!

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      I smiled happily as I read your lens. So glad Luke is twittering. This is a heartwarming lens.

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi, I'm back to congratulate on your winning one of the top prizes on the Fresh Squid Contest. This is a beautiful lens!

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      You are one of May 2009 graduates! Come by and answer few questions to show the way to those who will follow! Wish you many, many more great lenses!

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      This lens won 2nd place in May Fresh Squid Contest! Congratulations! Badge will arrive by mail in couple days! :)

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Luke is darling! Wonderful lens. Welcome to Squidoo!

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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Thanks for all my wonderful comments!

      Currently in 3rd place in the fresh squid contest - can I make first?

      Only 2 more days left for voting so if you enjoyed my lens please give me a little vote :-)

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      Light-in-me 8 years ago

      This is a very sweet lens, what a cute idea. It is sure to be a winner !

      Happy belated Birthday, Luke is so cute !!

      Take care,


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens! 5***** Will check you out in the Fresh Squid Contest. I was a past winner and it felt good! Grab the link list from the contest and post it on this page above the comment section. That way people don't have to leave the page to vote. Also I suggest you go around to past winners and let them know that you are entered in the contest and would appreciate their support. Make sure you read and rate their lenses. No spam. Just honest writing about the content of their lens. Great lens! Good luck!

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Great Karen! The book looks like a winner! The lens is a winner! And I hope that you win June's fresh squid contest. Make sure you advertise your lens!

      All the best .. 5*s and favored.

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      s96designs 8 years ago

      Thank you for commenting on my lens, and I am glad you've been following me on Ebay. I'm still working on getting more stuff in the wiener dog department,though. Neat,fun and different stuff for dachshunds can be tricky to find at times!

      I love the book! And that it's told through the eyes of a wiener dog,oh that's even better! Great lens, and fun and informative!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Your book sounds delightful as was this lens.

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      Marijoyce 8 years ago

      What a cute lens this is. I can see why you and your family love Luke, what a personality. A small Dachshund showed up out of the blue in my front yard a couple of months ago. I just loved him, but my dogs are way too big and would have been a danger to him. So I stayed outside with him until I located his owner. He only visited for that one afternoon but he was so cute and personable I actually missed him when he left

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      orioncase 8 years ago

      I love this lens!! It's so cute and it's wonderful to see the world through your pet's eyes! As a fellow dog owner, I can only imagine what my Shih-Tzu would say!! 5*

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      Linda Jo Martin 8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Congratulations on the publication of your (very cute!) book... I'm adding you to the "Featured Lensmasters" modules on my page about writers on Squidoo and Twitter: "Great Writing Resources . . . " 5*

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      qlcoach 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Squidoo Book Club. I posted you work. Hope you will visit my new lens about emotional healing. Your squidoo skills on this lens are worth way more than 5 stars. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      This lens entered Fresh Squid Contest for June as one of featured lenses on Fresh Squid group in May! Come by and vote!

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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Wow, Thank you for the Angel blessing![in reply to Treasures-By-Brenda]

      His new adventure is being lived right now :-)

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Will this be the start of Luke's many adventures?

      Good luck with your book. Your lens is nicely done and blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Nice start on Squidoo! Welcome to Fresh Squid group! Glad to have you aboard!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wow, he is really cute, I can see why he inspires you. I've always wanted a sausage dog. Can't wait to meet him.

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      x3xsolxdierx3x lm 8 years ago

      great lens youv'e got here. 5 stars :)

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      jwooten80 8 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE your lens! Your book is wonderful and creative, and it's so great to see how much you love Luke! I would like to see a picture of Kitty Kat, especially if she's bigger than the dog. I'm gonna add you to my favorites!

      And thanks for visiting my lens and leaving a comment about my cute kitties!

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Really nicely made lens and a great story 5* and a sprinkling of Angel Dust

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      dlucco 8 years ago

      Hello Karen, nice lens, excellent book and lovely dog! Congrats! Que bonito tu perro salchicha, the molesta cuando ladra mucho?

      I found very interesting (and worrisome) when you wrote about the risk of hawks taking away little puppy Luke. I rate you 5 stars!

      I'm another new squid, please visit my first lens:



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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Can be quite funny to imagine a world through a dogs eyes :-)[in reply to likeapenguin]

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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Hi Thanks for visiting [in reply to SoundFinance] Yes Luke has that bark too! We watched a dog show that suggested that we do not pay him any attention when he is barking. That didn't work - he pushed (hid) a ball under a futon and when we didn't respond he crawled under and barked for what seemed like ages. We ended up giving in and 'finding' the ball. He has taught us well.

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      likeapenguin 8 years ago

      Such a cute story! I always wonder what the world means to my dog and often find my self trying to see things through his point of view :)

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      LynetteBell 8 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Thanks for dropping by at my own lens on this wonderful little dog, the dachshund. Yes, Luke you sound like Jamie he never brings a ball back for catch. We either have to find it or chase him. Jamie loves us to chase. And he has a a distinctive bark to say "I want to play". Good luck with your first lens

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      wyrm11268 8 years ago

      Thanks Mike

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo and also hi to Luke. Nice to know he's no longer a 'sausage dog' - never liked that name much. Good luck with your lenses.