LAST UPDATED:3rd February 2014.
An introduction to
My dear wife Betty passed away on the 28th of April 2010 after a short illness. Don Lucking
I don`t like talking about myself - it always seems so egotistical so I will spare you boring
details. However, if you are interested enough to read my site you are entitled to some
I am a retired hotelier with a great love for animals. My interest in the theatre has involved
me in acting, producing and writing. I like comedy so if you do too, go to my Humour page
To my home and family
Our little rescued dachshunds Jake and Evie
On the computer 07 Our little Evie on the puter 07 Jake on the puter 07 Jake and Evie 09
Margaret after her "Ear Job". Margaret "on stage" Jake having a look round Taking a nap
Jake and Evie our new dachsie rescues Evie Evie and Jake Evie relaxing
Betty with her youngest granddaughter. Betty and "The Boys". High tide Anglesey
Don with the family pets. Life goes on - Evie and Jake October 2004 "Babes in the Wood"
The boys at Anglesey Show. Otto in his Prime. The Boys as young dogs. Sigi 11, Otto 10.
Off the lead. Jake making friends. Slumber Woodland Patrol Business as Usual
Red Wharf Bay The Menai Straits Plas Newydd
"Six in the Sun" Betty & Otto March`04 Betty, Evie and Jake Sept./Oct. `04 Jake November `04
Evie on the Computer A Happy Christmas Phil, Evie and Jake Does my bum look big in this?
December `04 from Evie and Jake Xmasday 2004 Evie January 2005
Jake, February,05 Evie and Jake Doubledecker Eviepoo 27/2/05 Sleeping Dogs 3/3/05
on Beach Patrol Rescued Dachsies Feb. 05
Jake and Evie enjoy the Spring sunshine 3/4/05 Betty & Evie 17/4/05 Beach Pals 21/4/05
Jake and Evie enjoying some youthful company in early May 2005 Evie June 2005 Guilty Jake June 2005
Evie and Dad June 05 Evie on the webcam Rolling in the sun Jake on the webcam
Jake and Griff June 2006 Evie June 2006 Evie on Top! At the computer On the telly
Piggyback Evie and Jake on the computer Jake and co Jan 08 Jake June `08 Evie on the telly July`08
and our beloved little Sigi who passed over on Monday the 17th March 2003
and our brave little Otto who joined his brother Sigi on Thursday the 16th April 2004
On the other side of Rainbow Bridge lies a land of warm spring weather
Where all the little dachsies who`ve gone to sleep forever
Live another life and play in happiness together.
They`re never cold, they`re never tired , they never feel pain,
And all the old and poorly ones are young and strong again,
And in their hearts the memory of our love will still remain.
Betty Weaver-Lucking.© 2003. BACK TO START
Thanks to all our valued friends at The Dachsie Bulletin Board, who
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I`m not very high, I`m not very tall
I`m not very high, I`m not very tall
And though I`m long I`m still quite small
But my heart is big and my bark is loud
And I always get noticed in a crowd.
I walk down the street with my head held high
And listen to comments from passers-by,
They say, “Isn`t he gorgeous,” I know they mean me,
For goodness sake who else would it be?
When we get in the car I never know
In which direction we have to go,
Sometimes it`s the beach sometimes the shop
And wondering keeps me on the hop.
If we go a long way it`s a pretty safe bet
Our journey`s end will be at the vet.
He looks in my eyes and peers at my toes,
Examines my teeth and stares up my nose,
He fetches a needle to give my injection
And although I know it`s for my protection
What I resent although it`s well meant
The business is done without my consent,
But when I get home there`s always a treat
Like a nice paddywack or a doggie sweet.
My very best pal is a dog called Lotte,
A funny old friendship `cos Lotte`s a Rottie,
I`m proud to be seen with a rottweiller
In more ways than one I look up to her.
Yes, life is great, my mommy is good
So I behave like a nice boy should,
At night I curl up like a turtle dove
And wake up each morning bursting with love.
Copyright: Betty Weaver Lucking 2002 BACK TO START
The 10 doggie requests
1. My life -
span is 10 - 12 years. Every time I am separated from you I suffer. 2. Give me time
to understand what you want from me. 3. Build up my
trust, I live for it. 4. Never be
really angry with me. You have your friends – I only have you. 5. Speak to me
often. Even when I only understand 60 words of English, your voice warms my
heart. 6. I never
forget anything you do. 7. If you hurt
me I could bite you, but I never do because I love you. 8. When you
think that I am lazy I could be ill. 9. Please care
for me when I am old, you will also grow old. 10. Travel
every difficult step with me. Never say: “I can`t
face that”. Everything is easier with you.
1. My life - span is 10 - 12 years. Every time I am separated from you I suffer.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Build up my trust, I live for it.
4. Never be really angry with me. You have your friends – I only have you.
5. Speak to me often. Even when I only understand 60 words of English, your voice warms my heart.
6. I never forget anything you do.
7. If you hurt me I could bite you, but I never do because I love you.
8. When you think that I am lazy I could be ill.
9. Please care for me when I am old, you will also grow old.
10. Travel every difficult step with me. Never say: “I can`t face that”. Everything is easier with you.
Philip Roger (Deceased 2013)