I recently found out that today is National Dog Day, well I could not let the day go by without honoring our dogs!
We have four very beautiful dogs. My husband and I have each have a Dachshund and my daughter has a Dachshund and a mixed breed that is part Bernese Mountain Dog, Australian Shepherd and Border Collie. We still remember when she brought him home and he fit in the palm of our hand. She promised he would not be a big dog, but within a few months we knew we would not have a small lap dog, instead our Snoopy is a 65 pound lap dog. As some of you may remember, he is also affectionately called our “Ugly Dachshund”, because he was raised by Dachshunds and thinks he is one. Our dear Smokey (passed away nearly 5 yrs ago at the age 12) claimed the little Snoopy as his own. Even as Snoopy grew and out weighed Smokey by 55 pounds, our little Smokey kept him in check and they slept side by side till the day Smokey left us. Now poor Snoopy is bossed around by three more doxies!
So in honor of National Dog Day here are our four-legged family members:
And in honor of Champ Sr, Champ Jr, Smokey, JB, Leibchen, Heidi and Pinch – just a few of our other dogs through the years – Happy National Dog Day.