Story submitted 2011-03-17
October 19, 1993 - October 27, 2006
Our baby, best friend and soul mate left us on 27 October 2006 at 2:26 am. He was born a standard wirehair dachshund with wild boar coloring. We adopted him when he was 6 months old. It is difficult to put into words the joy that Bart brought to our family and anyone he came in contact with. He was a true character. He lived each day with such a zest and joy for life.
Bart never wasted one minute sleeping or napping when he could be playing with his ball, walking with his family or eating his favorite food in the entire world -- bagels. Around Page 2 and Eye Opener coffee shops, he was affectionately known as �the bagel hunter� along with his sister Braitsen. He talked to us all the time, either verbally or with his fuzzy tail. He loved to travel -- from Canada to Pennsylvania to Portland, Oregon, to Monterey Bay California. He loved the mountains and the city. He participated in Agility and ran around the agility field with dust flying and ears flapping.
Bart was very thoughtful and he could strategize his way through situations in which the end result would be beneficial to him -- like tricking his dad out of the favorite spot on the sofa.
Bart is survived by his sibling Braitsen and his mom and dad, Beth Klucher Whitney and Ross Whitney. We are grieving for him now but we are very lucky that he was a cherished and loved member of our family.
Vickie Sue Bakan, for your dedication and devotion to our beloved breed