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I AM SARGE, Book 1 - Second Edition


“I am Sarge the super dog, named after my Papa Duke, who was a sergeant in the Army—-and I am very proud of my special name. I was a scared little puppy when Mama and Daddy adopted me at eight weeks of age, but quite a handsome and intelligent dachshund now.”


I’m known as a chow hound extraordinaire, and believe me, I have earned the title! Papa calls me his granddawg, and I know I’ll do great and mighty things someday. Grandma says I’m not only a granddawg, but also a grand dog.

All in all, my humans are tricky to figure out, ‘cause they don’t always say what they mean—-but I can handle them. After all, I AM SARGE.

A heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.

Paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/150782758x

Ebook link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UNQSSDM

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I AM DACHSHUND, Book 2 - Second Edition


“My take on life is this: stand up for yourself, be courageous and loyal to those you love, and never pass up a chance to consume good human food. I want the world to know that I AM DACHSHUND—the guardian, the sentinel, the keeper of everything my family holds dear!”


I’ve also learned more about cats (like, who would want to know more about them, right?) when I stayed with Uncle Kurt, Aunt Bethany,

and their conniving cats, Tate and Joey, for a week. That turned out to be my feline boot camp, so I’m “letting the cat out of the bag” (no pun intended) by revealing how cats REALLY act when humans aren’t around!


Another heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.

Paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1511720220

Ebook link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XF99BDU

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DACHSHUNDS FOREVER - Book 3


“A dog just has to accept humans the way they

are—they’ll never fully understand things

that we dogs know instinctively!”


Sarge and Duke, the two doxies, go on an adventurous trip out West (with some of their humans, of course) in a motor home. You'll be amazed at who and what they see, all written in Sarge's very own entertaining doxie style. There's much more: Sarge shares how he mentors his protege Duke on how to be a proud, full-blooded dachshund, too. Gain insight into the mind of a dachshund!

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A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE - Book 4


“Christmas just isn’t Christmas without family. When Papa got sick and ended up in the hospital, I was so worried that something would happen to him. I decided right then that I would never take my family for granted again.”


Sarge the doxie is at it again: charming his readers with endearing stories about his zany family of humans and animals. Surprises as well as wistful moments also come to light in this fourth book of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES. 

A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE is, after all, Sarge’s heartfelt revelation to the world: that dachshunds truly love and appreciate the companionship of human--however strangely they behave at times!

Paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1505440122

Ebook link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PTJNJZK

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A Dachshund's Merry-Go-Round Life, Book 5

“I have always thought of my life as a MERRY-GO-ROUND because so I’ve had so many escapades with my human and animal family. I really had it made, but something happened to me recently that I’ll never forget—-and neither will Mama.”


In this, his final book, Sarge shares his most unforgettable experiences with readers—-some humorous, some touching, and some ridiculous-—but all entertaining. 

Smiles, tears, and even surprise will happen to both children and adults as this appealing doxie amuses them with his doggie attitude and insight. Once again, Sarge’s beloved human characters leap from the pages of his book, forever enshrined in this memoir. From his humans to the animals-—Duke his protégé, the six conniving cats, and Gizmo the annoying cockatiel-—all make up his charming but unique family. He entrusts his title of top dawg to Duke, well trained by Sarge and ready for the task.


Finally, Miss Savannah, their fun-loving friend and superb cook from his previous books, astounds everyone at church with her unexpected news. She will be moving away after inheriting a . . . oh, never mind. Read Sarge’s story to discover what it is!

Paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1519744005

Ebook link: www.amazon.com/dp/B0170JSATG 

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THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES:

The Complete 5 Book Series


Chock full of hilarious antics and doxie wisdom, Sarge the dachshund (a real chow hound) relates his life from adoption at eight weeks of age until he "retires" from writing with Book 5. Dog lovers of all ages love this insight from the family dog, and he pulls no punches in sharing exactly how he feels about humans and life in his "circus," a.k.a. his human family. 

Those strong doxie traits of loyalty, love, comedy, stubbornness, and unconditional love are prevalent throughout Sarge's tales of both joy and disappointment, but he rises to all occasions with savvy and keen doxie perception. You won't be disappointed in the the lively roller coaster of Sarge's tales, full of laugh-out-loud moments and appeal.

Ebook link only: http://www.amazon.com/dp/M01M0BIM08

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Dachshunds, Laughs, and Rants (Nonfiction)

We all have annoying times, and this little book is for those moments when we need a break from it all. Composed of short pieces ranging from encouragement to humor (and everything in between), there truly is something for everyone within its pages.

Dog lover? Great! There’s a section about the dachshunds Ms. Hinton has owned, complete with their antics and unconditional love. 

Need some commiseration for annoyances you’ve suffered? Then you’ve come to the right place as well. Ranging from exasperating experiences with customer service to pet peeves we all grit our teeth over, you’ll find yourself smiling about “the human condition” common to us all. And for those difficult times of sorrow, discouragement, or despair, Ms. Hinton shares how her Christian faith has personally sustained and uplifted her during such times.


At some point, the spirited content of this little book will spur readers to take it off the shelf again and read it anew.

Paperback link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1536997560

Ebook link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FKRSJVE

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WHY DO I WRITE FROM THE DACHSHUND'S VIEWPOINT?

Oh, I've been asked that question countless times . . . and I always give the same answer, basically something like this:

"It is a running joke in our family that we just know what a dachshund is thinking by its facial expression and body language. My late father used to tell us what our dachshunds were thinking, and I believe I have inherited that 'gene' for doing so. All of this is tongue in cheek, of course—and it makes for many a laugh around our house."

I have also incorporated their caring attitude into my books, as Shadow (known as Sarge in my books) often relates his feelings about some happening in particular.

My other reasons (besides the “gene” thing) for writing from the dog's viewpoint are:

1) I enjoy imagining how day-to-day happenings must appear to the family dog;

2) I can shift reality to share with readers what dogs think about life situations;

3) I have a zany sense of humor (my family can attest to that), and can use such humor when incorporating it into the dog’s viewpoint;

4) I love and appreciate dogs as man's best friend. They show us unconditional love, like God has for us. One of the characters in THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series, Papa Duke, so aptly states my feelings about dogs:

"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."

Papa Duke was my late father, who loved dogs tremendously—and they returned the favor. He was always called “Papa” by his grandchildren, and in my books, he lives on, just like he does in our hearts.

For those of us who love our dogs, my doggie stories give us a glimpse into our dogs’ views on life. Oh, they’re not Shakespeare, but they read just fine for us dog lovers.

Or so I'm told. <{{{<