Help Us Name our New Baby Girl – Get a Free Card Reading
We adopted a new sweet doggie. She is a rescue and about one years old. The animal shelter said she is most likely a dachshund mix. I think she is also part chihuahua. Please give us name suggestions…a free reading to you if we pick yours!
This is Thumbelina. She’s a mini dachshund rescued from a Puppymill. I adopted her from her foster home when she was about 5 months old. She was named Thumbelina because she was so small and malnourished that they weren’t sure she was going to make it when the rescue got her at about 4 weeks of age. It’s now almost 13 years later and she’s my darling girl. If it hadn’t been for her I’d have never met my husband. She has a rescue dachshund brother named Rerun, two rescue brother kitties named Bucky and Scratch, as well as one rescue angel kitty brother whose name was Smoky. She’s sticking her tongue out in this photo not only because she’s silly but because she was born with a congenital condition called Parrot Mouth. She has a severe overbite that necessitated dental surgery when she was about 8 months old. That surgery was the equivalent of two root canals, but it saved her life. The side effect was that sometimes she sticks her tongue out at us.
This is Amber. We got her at a dachshund rescue festival called the Howl-o-weenie 10 years ago in October 2004. She passed away in her sleep on July 19, 2014. She had cancer in her hip and she was about 12 years old, so there wasn’t much to do that wouldn’t cause her even more pain. We believe she was part dachshund and part beagle, but the doxie part of her was definitely dominant, as you can see here. She was my best friend and looking at the pictures on your blog reminds me of her so much so it’s quite bittersweet. When she died 3 weeks before I left for my first semester of college, I was devastated. I’m still heartbroken, but I’m able to look back at all the pictures I took of her and be happy rather than breaking down into tears. She was a fantastic dog, and the light of my life. I was 11 when we got her and i had absolutely no idea just how much she would mean to me. I’m a 21 year old man now, and i truly understand the phrase, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” My family was insanely lucky to have gotten the time we did with her. I have cystic fibrosis which made me very, very sick the past 3 years, so I had to wait to go to college until i was healthy enough. That sucked, however, I got to spend my days taking care of my baby. I miss her terribly and would give anything to get her back, but I know it was her time. Sorry for this rant, but I love your blog a lot. We may have rescued her, but she definitely rescued my family and me.
This is a beautiful photo and I can see why your darling Amber meant so much to you. She was clearly an absolute darling. We are so lucky to have them in our lives, aren’t we? Thanks for sharing this special picture.
This is Ruby, our rescue daschund/cairn terrier mix (we think, not 100% sure). She came to us in the Northeast from Illinois, her mother was rescued before giving birth so Ruby and all her brothers and sisters were saved and never abandoned or mistreated. She has a serious underbite and looks like Falcor when she’s groomed. (submitted by bluntasarus)