Monday, September 26, 2016


Duke: "I love to chew on an old sock that has one of
my squeak toys tucked inside--it's like a whole new toy!"

Does your doxie like to chew, dig, lick--or all three? I would say that my doxie Duke's preference is licking. When the grands come for a visit, he wants to lick them just about ALL the time. I know they're sweet, but really, Duke!

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Of course, all dachshunds prefer FOOD, but I would say Duke's second favorite thing is chewing. Oh, he never chews on anything he's not supposed to, thankfully, but when we buy him those little flannel doggie blankets, he chews them to the point that we call them his Swiss cheese blankets because of all the holes! When there's only enough left to merely hold the holes together, we toss it and get a new one. We've even resorted to getting a fairly large piece of flannel and dividing it into two-foot squares, giving him only one piece until it is destroyed. Honestly, I believe it's his "Linus blanket" (remember Linus from the Peanuts comic strip and cartoons?).

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Duke never digs in the yard, but I know people whose dog thinks he's in prison and has to dig escape tunnels! Flower beds or gardens mean nothing to dogs bent on digging, and many a human has gotten very angry when prize rose bushes were dug up!!

In any case, we can handle the chewing of the cheap blankets. What about you?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, chewing/licking/digging and all.

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