Pup The Magic Dachshund
May 24, 2009

So Scraps the miniature-dachshund loves puppies. Particularly dachshund puppies. If you've ever seen the weird dachshund magnetism that occurs when two doxies are in close proximity you'll understand. If you've never seen this ... well, I had two little magnet toys as a child. They were both little plastic Scotty dogs on top of a small bar magnet. One was white and one was black. If you put them near each other with the heads pointing toward each other, the polarities attracted and the dogs snapped together.

Dachshunds apparently have some kind of dachshund magnet that pulls with an even greater force than the typical "Hey, look another dog, I wanna go see" force. Dachshunds absolutely MUST see each other at all costs.

Scraps knows when we've been to see other dogs. Okay, most dogs can smell another being on you, no surprise there. Scraps knows when it's a puppy. He tried digging through my pockets one day looking for the dachshund puppy I'd petted that day. It drove him nuts (not to mention he drove me crazy). On top of that, Scraps had a toy puppy that he treated like a real pup. He fed it, he put it on the puppy pad (cuz that's what you do after you eat, you know) and he even devised a way to "play" rope tug with it. He desperately wanted another dog in the house.

So we finally brought him his very own puppy.

Scraps and Scout

He absolutely adored baby Scout. Today, at 7 and her at 5 ... he thinks she might be defective. She refuses to play tug. She makes these odd rooing howl sounds that he finds quite undignified. And, even worse, she has more energy than any hound should ever display.

So today ... apparently shortly before a meth house exploded about 10 or 20 blocks north of us ... we went back out to the breeder from whom we'd gotten Scraps. For a little look-see.

Chocolate and Tan Dapple Pup


Chocolate and Tan Dapple Pup

We pick up the little dappled guy June 10th. WOOHOO!

And no, no name picked out yet despite the title of the post. We need to see a little more personality before we can pick.

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GeekMomMashup said:

Sooooooo cute!! Puppies are just so squishable. Kinda makes me wish our kids weren't allergic. The closest we can get to having a furry pet is watching the squirrels in the backyard. :-)

May 24, 2009 10:10 PM


Tara R. said:

Oh my... he is absolutely gorgeous. I love puppies faces and puppy breath is the best.

May 24, 2009 10:27 PM


Jenn Thorson said:

OHHHH... I SEE! How cute! I didn't know dachshunds came in speckled versions. :) He's terribly tweakable.

May 25, 2009 11:46 AM


Claire said:

Okay that is cute, but is it really a dog?

May 25, 2009 12:32 PM


saintchick said:

I am soooo jealous :P

May 25, 2009 1:02 PM


Jodi said:

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

May 28, 2009 1:38 PM
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