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Dachshunds Rule

Updated on July 3, 2011

Annie the Dachshund

Annie was the youngest of our 3 dachshunds.  She took a nap in my husbands shoe.
Annie was the youngest of our 3 dachshunds. She took a nap in my husbands shoe. | Source
A few months old and we love every inch of her.
A few months old and we love every inch of her. | Source
Annie was always as near as she could be during my long illness.
Annie was always as near as she could be during my long illness. | Source
We never went anywhere without our "Annie Girl."
We never went anywhere without our "Annie Girl." | Source
Annie in the rear with our "Dogs gone by."
Annie in the rear with our "Dogs gone by." | Source
The Postman Always Pets Twice!
The Postman Always Pets Twice! | Source

There's nothing like loving a Dachshund.

Owning a Dachshund is like eating potato chips... you just can't have one.

At one time we owned three Dachshunds.  All were loved very deeply, and the ache of loosing two of them still stings.  When I was in the hospital getting cancer treatments, we had to find temporary homes for our pets.  Our oldest, Buddy (and the only male) went to NY and enjoyed himself for the two months that I was getting the treatments.  Emma, (one month older than Annie) went to a dear friend who lost her husband in the Twin Tower, 9/11 tragedy and Annie stayed with a neighbor. After I came home from the hospital, my friend who had Emma, fell madly in love with her... so I let her keep Emma to help her with the loss of her husband. Unfortunately, my friend who took Emma passed away just two years after we gave Emma to her. We tried to get Emma back but she was passed to another relative who also fell in love with her. 

Our dear Buddy died a few weeks before we moved into the home that we live in now.  He was a victim of the tainted dog food that was on the market at that time... gone, years before his time.

We love Dachshunds so much that we wanted to share a little bit of them with you all.

Until we meet again... Francesca27


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    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi bri36, thanks so much for reading about our special friends. Every day we are entertained by something new Annie shows us that she is capable of doing. You left such a beautiful fan mail message. Your writing is also easy on the eyes and pleasant to read.

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      bri36 

      7 years ago

      dear lady, this is such a cool little piece I just had to say. you have a very cool friend there, always loving you and there for you. I am sorry to hear that buddy the super dog passed away, maybe you will see him again in that place they call heaven...

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      bri36 

      7 years ago

      dear lady, this is a cool little piece here I just had to say, you have a very cool friend there. someone who will always love you no matter what. I am sorry to hear of the passing of buddy the super dog. maybe you will see him in the place called heaven...yes I voted^

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      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks michelemacwrites and suzielucy. Annie will be 12 in November. I try to make each day very special with her at my side. She will be our last. Old age is creeping at my door and I don't think I could go through loosing anymore "best friends."

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      suzielucy 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      oh my goodness! I share your love for dogs! What a very sweet story:)

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      ajthesmeagol 

      7 years ago

      Nice story.

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      ajthesmeagol 

      7 years ago

      I love your dog.

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      skyger 

      7 years ago

      I just love your little Annie.

    • Francesca27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesca27 

      7 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks Sholland10. I'm on my way to your hub. Can't wait to see Annie's relatives!

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      Susan Holland 

      7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Hi Frances,

      I could feel the love you had for your doxies/weens. I have two miniature doxies. You are so right, you cannot just have one. I got mine because of empty nest syndrome, and what a cure they provided. You can see their pics in my hub:

      https://hubpages.com/animals/EmptyNestersCanFindCo...

      Thanks for sharing your story!!

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      gidget911 

      7 years ago

      I love you Annie Dog.

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      jbhearn95 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful, precious dog you have there.

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      dcstepheno 

      7 years ago

      We find our humanity in our pets. The bond betwen dog and man was formed long before recorded time, and it was we who learned from them (hunting, nurturing, protecting), not the other way around. I couldn't exist without my little friends.

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      annamaria123 

      7 years ago

      Annie is a beautiful dog! Very special to be looking after you when you were sick.

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      chonetta2@verizon.net 

      7 years ago

      Dachounds are very lovable and protective pooches. A super breed to

      have. They are friendly and make good pets!

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      Debra Cornelius 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      We lost our doxie to old age four years ago and I still find myself looking for her! Thank you for 'sharing' yours here.

      I may possibly be getting a long haired dachshund in the next few weeks as her family may not be able to keep her when they move.

      If so, I'll come by again and let you know!

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      WandasHomePlace 

      7 years ago

      I'm wild about all animals and Annie looks like such a faithful friend. Enjoy her.

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      WandasHomePlace 

      7 years ago

      I'm wild about all animals and Annie looks like such a faithful friend. Enjoy her.

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      NTR57 

      7 years ago

      We are also dog lovers. We have had dogs all of our lives. The dog we have now is an English Springer Spaniel. His name is Bandit. No matter how bad life can get, your dog is always so glad to see you and loves you unconditionally.

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      Michele McCallister 

      7 years ago from USA

      Beautiful ! I also have a dachshund and what a dash of sunshine he has added to our lives !https://hubpages.com/animals/Pampered-Pooch-Precio...

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