If you are a dog lover in general, and a dachshund lover in particular, then this is the ​site for you: DOXIES GALORE! Thanks for stopping by!

Mavis Duke Hinton, Author

Doxie Lover Extraordinaire 

Click on the BOOKS tab above for more about these delightful books!

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COME ON IN . . . take a look around . . . make yourself at home, as we say in the South. Have a cup of coffee, relax, read, post a review . . . whatever suits your fancy.

THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series will uplift and delight you. Glad you've stopped by!  

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Sergeant "Duke" Hinton

(his full AKC name)

"Such a Good Boy"

06/28/07 - 07/28/17

We miss our beautiful doxie Duke, who contracted an autoimmune disease which caused his body to attack and destroy his blood platelets (there is no known cause for this disease). We took him to UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Athens, GA, on July 24, where he stayed until he crossed the rainbow bridge on July 28. The staff there did all they could for him, but he was bleeding internally and becoming more and more swollen; they gave him IV transfusions of medication which were supposed to cause production of platelets, but it never did for him. We made the heartwrenching decision on July 27 that he needed to be out of his suffering since he was getting worse by the hour. We were there as he crossed the rainbow bridge, holding his paw and looking into his eyes until he could no longer see us.

I can't describe how much we miss him or how difficult it has been for our family.

He is now at peace, buried beside our granddawg Shadow. Run free, sweet boy. We will always love you.

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Have you ever wondered . . .

. . . what your dog is thinking? On this site, I showcase my books, THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series (set in the South), written from Sarge the dachshund's viewpoint. Readers love Sarge's humorous "lowdown from the ground" on his family, friends, and life in general. There's also an excerpt from one of the books as well as an interview with Sarge. I also share a little about myself, explain why I write from a dachshund's viewpoint, and include pictures of my doxie Duke and granddawg Shadow as well.

For more details about these delightful books, click here.


Hi! Trevor here!

I'm Sarge the dachshund's agent. He's a hard worker, makes friends with humans and animals, and he is just an all-around great dawg! But please allow me to clue you in: THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books by Sarge the doxie author aren't just for dachshunds!

Humans of all ages adore Sarge's tales about his zany human family. And oh, some of the predicaments my boy got himself into! Not only are his humans outrageous, their other animals--conniving cats, Shadow the doxie, a talklng cockatiel--will entertain you to no end! You simply must learn more about these books, my friends. Have I intrigued you yet? Find out more here . Ciao!

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Why We Love Dogs

Papa Duke, (my late father), one of the beloved Southern characters in THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series of books, so aptly states our feelings about dogs in I AM SARGE, Book 1:

"A dawg loves you no matter what. You can be ugly, old, even dumb--but a dawg don't care. All he wants is your love and some food now and then. I think dawgs represent the unconditional love God has for us--maybe that's why He created them, to show that to us."

"I love THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books--they are written by my buddy Sarge the doxie, and man, is he funny! Check them out by clicking HERE!

"And be sure to tell all your doxie-loving friends about these delightful books--they're "bow-wowingly" funny! Ol' Sarge really knows his stuff about us, but then, he is one of us. And his zany human family cracks me up!"

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(01/22/01 - 02/01/17)

He was my inspiration for Sarge the doxie of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books, and many of the experiences in those books really happened. He was a very special doxie and very intelligent. Our grandchildren never knew life without him, because he was their older fur brother.

Shadow had turned 16 in January 2017, and had been in declining health for some time.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, even when they're no longer with us. 

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♥️🐾🐾♥️ We celebrate dachshunds, dachshunds, and more dachshunds!

♥️🐾🐾♥️ We share cute and funny doxie photos and discuss their antics

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🔹Book 1: I AM SARGE







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Heartfelt Christian Fiction:

From My Heart to Yours

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." --Philippians 4:8

The dictionary defines heartfelt as "deeply or sincerely felt." Synonyms include:

  • cordial
  • real
  • earnest
  • bona fide
  • unfeigned
  • unmannered
  • unaffected

In general, writers of Christian fiction already write about things that are heartfelt, so I am not unique in coining this label--but such writing is far more than mere entertainment.

Hopefully, readers will enjoy my writing, but will also come away with something they can take with them long after reading Sarge's tales. People who matter to me, ideas of eternal consequence, and God's unconditional love--are all part of the mix:

  • People who matter to me - At this point in my writing career, my friends and family are people I know best, so writing about them is a joy.

  • Ideas of eternal consequence - It is my hope that my books will point readers to the eternal truths found in the Bible.

  • God's unconditional love - This golden thread is woven throughout the tapestry of Sarge's tales. 

For readers who will read (or have already read) my books, my heartfelt prayer is for you to be uplifted and inspired by them.

SUNNY my granddawg