Friday, September 22, 2006

Snickers Meets Daisy, a Miniature Dachshund

My niece has a Miniature Dachshund. She loves that little dog, and I do mean little! Daisy has quite a personality. You would think that such a little dog would fade into the background. But Daisy is as boisterous as she is small! Snickers adores her. We gave Snickers a big blue stuffed mouse with a flat tail and little squeaky ball on the end of the tail. Snickers holds the body and Daisy holds the tail. Then they run around together with the mouse.
Neither dog is threatened by the other and they get along beautifully. I think that because of Daisy's size, Snickers thinks she is just a puppy. When we found Snickers in the shelter, there were quite a few other dogs there and many were running loose on the grounds. I hope she was happy there. I wonder how much competition there was for food and attention? She sure seems to be thriving now. I'm very happy with how willing she is to share her toys and food. Snickers just wants to have fun.
Daisy and Snickers are both beautiful, healthy dogs. Snickers just happens to have a limp. She doesn't seem to mind unless her leg gets knocked around during her wrestling matches. We still haven't decided what to do about the leg. We have ruled out the extensive surgical repair. We don't want to risk Snickers losing her playfulness and her sweet personality. She seems to lift the leg and not use it when it is bothering her. I wonder if she would miss it?

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