Dachshund Rescue of North America
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Story submitted 2009-09-15
Hello DRNA!

I'm sorry I've been out of touch for so long. I keep meaning to write and update everyone on how I'm doing, but I've just been so busy since I came home in December. I love my forever family. I protect mommy and kitty from anyone who walks by or knocks on the door. I love to snuggle on my special blankie on the couch at night, but only after arranging it just so. My mommy has been taking very good care of me, and I've even put on a little over a pound since I came home, so I'm not as "ribby" as I was when I was first adopted. I'm a quick learner, and am good about using my steps or waiting for mommy to lift me down from anything too high.

My kitty cat sister and I get along famously. We take a sun bath together every morning. Sometimes we even "spoon" in the nicest sunny spot. It took her a little while to get used to me, but now we give each other nose kisses, play ball together and keep each other company while mommy's at work.

I've met lots of new friends outside the house, too! All the neighbors know me now. I have met lots of other dogs, and even have a boyfriend (he's a 3 year old Bulldog- I love a younger man!). I'm great with little kids, and all the neighborhood children know me by name and have to stop and visit when I'm out for a walk.

I have cultivated many new interests since coming to my forever home. They include: "helping" kitty finish her dinner (don't worry, mommy doesn't let me get away with it); guarding my beloved nerf pingpong ball; trying to go in the Whole Foods every time we walk by; modeling my new outfits; my daily cheesie treat (which apparently has a vitamin inside, but I eat it so fast I can't tell); and doggie happy hour in Alexandria.

My mommy marvels at how much spunk I have, and she tells me all the time how grateful she is that we found each other. She says that I deserve a life of comfort and ease, to make up for my time as a homeless dog. We are the perfect fit, and I've become quite the ambassador for adopting senior dogs! People can't believe how old I am, because I'm so energetic and outgoing. My tail only stops wagging when I'm asleep.

That's all for now, gotta get back to another hard day of napping and relaxing. I want to send a special hello to my foster mommy, Ann Donnawell. She took such good care of me and I want to say thank you for that. Talk to everyone later!