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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wiener Wednesday...The Ugly Dachshund

I've had this book for as long as I can remember. If my memory recalls correctly, it was left on the shelf in the closet of my childhood room (where I lived from the ages of 2 to 15), along with a few other books, by the people who owned the house before us. It was in a box full of old books that I rediscovered a few years ago.
I remember watching the Disney movie too when I was a kid and a year or so ago (maybe it was two...I'm losing track of time in my "middle" age...ha!), I got it from Netflix so Dracen could see it since he seemed to enjoy the book though I think I ended up watching most of it by myself.  

Anyway, Dracen and I have talked about it since Lucky showed up last year...about how Brutus (the Great Dane from the book who thinks he's a Dachshund because he lives with a house full of them) reminds us of Lucky. 

I never had a Dachshund when I was growing up and it was first Darin's idea to get one after we had been dating for awhile. I'd never even heard of a Long-haired Dachshund when he suggested we get one but still I was over the moon with excitement since I was a dog lover from way back and had not had one of my own since our last poodle died when I was fourteen. I had no idea at the time that I would become this Dachshund-crazy person since I'd never given much thought to specific breeds before. 

Yet here I am, all these years later, with that book (that was probably left behind in my new room by mistake) still in my possession while living with two little Dachshunds and a Beagle who thinks he is though we refer to him as our Honorary Dachshund. Sounds much nicer. 
Charlie (who calls me a Dachshund elitist..whatever) jokingly said the other day that he's going to show him some old episodes of Charlie Brown so he can see Snoopy and get an idea of how a Beagle is supposed to act. But I think he'd still choose to keep on being a Brutus...

"Coincidences mean you're on the right path." ~Simon Van Booy

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4 comments:

  1. I think it's so adorable that he just wants to be one of them. ;)

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  2. I remember the book and the movie! All three of them (Honorary Dachshund, included) lined up on the sofa is the sweetest picture!

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  3. That last photo is AWESOME. I had a husky once, she thought the cats were her pups. She picked them up by the scruff and everything.

    The cats were not fans...

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  4. That last picture is too much! Did you see the duck dynasty episode where they had a pet photographer? It made me think of all your great photo's.

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