Her prompt this week was: all wrapped up. At first I was totally stumped. All I could think of was Christmas but as I considered other things more and more ideas began to appear.
This is our Miniature Dachshund, Mollie. We rescued her from Countryside Rescue in Santa Rosa, California in October, 2005 and she is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina. Mollie was five when we got her but turned six on December 26 of that year. I found her online and we went to the rescue with the intention of taking her home no matter what the cost.
|Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans in 2005|
|Rescuers from Pasados Safe Haven |
photographed by Karen Ducey
|by Karen Ducey|
We bought her a new fluffy dog bed and as soon as we got her home and put her in the bed, our training began. She got out of the bed and jumped up on the couch then looked around at us like, "Well, what are you going to do about it?"
If you have ever had a Dachshund, you know that they have an unique attitude. They are very much like cats. Things are done on their schedule and to their liking. Fortunately, I had a Dachshund when I was in my teens that looked just like Mollie and I love cats so I fell in love with her immediately.
Mollie will be fourteen this year and she has brought us all, including the other dogs, so much joy. We are all wrapped up in her little paws and we love it. I think she has done a grand job of training us.
|photo by juliacumesphoto.com|