Archive for November, 2013
In going through some photos tonight, I came across one of our long-haired dachshund, Fenway, taken a few years ago. Fenway has always had a tendency to guard my husband’s belongings if my husband is not at home; he sleeps on his gym bag sometimes or watches over his shoes, for instance. I can go near him and pick him up when he is doing this, but he growls at anyone else who dares to get too close to any item of my husband’s. He truly is man’s best friend — sometimes to a detriment. Usually, my sons can finally pick him up, too, but not without first having to play a sort of game with Fenway, in which they get closer, and he’ll growl, closer still and he growls again, and several more times until Fenway gets tired and lets his guard down for a moment, allowing one of the boys to pick him — or the item up. It’s a joke in our family about how protective Fenway is of my husband’s belongings. Dachshunds are known to be loyal, but it really does get ridiculous at times.