Nicknames: Eug, Doojie, Dooj; Gene Gene The Huntin' Machine
Birthday: June 2nd 1996
Likes: He lives to hunt!
Pet-Peeves: Being thought of as 'merely' a dog...
Favorite Toy: Balls and squeaky fleecy toys.
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Walk: Anywhere there's a critter to trail!
Best Tricks: He does not deign to do tricks...those are for dogs.
Arrival Story: Eugene's breeder breeds Dachshunds to hunt. Yes, Dachshunds hunt. I wanted to have a puppy that would grow up to be my partner at field trials and that's why I got him. Plus, he's so darned cute!
Bio: Funny we're asked how intelligent your dog is....his name says it all: Eugene U Genius. I think he is; he KNOWS he is. In fact, I am quite sure he thinks he is smarter than any person he knows. He is affectionate, a retrieving nut, deadly serious when on the hunt (whether rabbits or rats) and is a true gentleman to live with. Doesn't he look dashing in his tux? (Good thing Mom knows how to sew - had to shorten those 'sleeves' a bit...) He is my canine soulmate and the most human-like dog I have ever had.
I lost my most beloved dog ever on 4.30/12. I am so lucky to have shared my life with Eugene. I can't help but think there will never be another like him. He was the most intelligent dog it has ever been my pleasure to know and he was with me nearly 16 years. Intelligent didn't necessarily mean obedient, but Eugene was awfully good at gauging when obedience was necessary and when it wasn't. Usually, it wasn't :) I could write a book about this dog - how fabulous he was and how much he meant to me. It has been five months since he passed and I think about him every day, several times a day, and I still break into tears often over both his loss and my luck in having been his human :) I'm not really a believer in the 'rainbow bridge' or any religion, per se, but I have experienced something with Eugene that is beyond this world. Often, and as if on demand, he 'appears' to me in a sense that is so real I think my sense of him and ability to communicate with him swells my whole being. It is a truly amazing feeling, presence, bonding. He is still here for me in every sense and I still love him so,