Doxies are totally the best! I like all types (long, smooth, or wire) But I like the long-haired best, b/c they tend to be the most out going and stranger friendly. But they're all such great family dogs.
That's so sweet about
the ashes in a locket. If my Oscar ever dies (i know it's more like WHEN, but I hate saying that-he's 8 yrs) I can't even imagine how much I'll miss him. I feel like crying just thinking about
He's never had any back problems, but if he does I'll definitely pop the bank to fix him-I keep saying I'm going to start a saving acct. for that. I want him to live forever. He's my first born
I hope he lives at least as long as your did. (I think that's about
avg. for dachshunds) but 3 back surgeries is not common! All dachshunds are predisposed to it, but I think (based on what we see at work) only about
30 % actually have something bad enough that requires surgery. Those are odds I'll risk (but it's just a guess based on what I've seen). I will always have dachshunds now.
I have another dog, he's a golden/chow mix and he has a slow growing spinal tumor. so sad to think about
losing him. He'll be 13 in Aug.
Oscar doesn't sleep under the covers b/c I'm a bed hog and out bed is high. I'd hate to accidently kick him off
He sleeps in his own bed in our room.
It seems when people have dachshunds, they get multiple.
GET ANOTHER!! You can even look up dachshund rescue and save one!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."