Rommel Rizzo

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Home:Flower Mound, TX  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Rumrum, Rummy, Little Man

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

April 9th 2003

Lying on our lap

Strangers trying to pet him

Favorite Toy:
squeaky dog with squeakers in all the paws

Favorite Food:
Whip Cream

Favorite Walk:
in the woods

Best Tricks:
Jumping - he jumps on the desk from the chair - amazing distances

Arrival Story:
We saw a description of a little dog called Junior on the DFW Dachshund Rescue list. He was the only young, short-haired dachshund there and since he had similar characteristics of Stoney (who we had to put to sleep 3 years earlier), we wanted to meet him. It took a while to arrange and coordinate schedules, but we finally went out there. She brought in little Junior and from the very first look, he was ours. We immediately fell in love with him. He was very frightened of us then (as we were strangers), but by the time we got home (2 hours later), he wouldn't leave our side. That was close to a year ago and he still loves to be right by our side (he's sleeping on my lap as I type this). We changed his name to Rommel after the German General from WWII -- the desert fox (very well respected soldier guilty of no war crimes - greatly respected by prime minister Churchill).

A couple acquired a couple of dachshunds (a male and female) and kept them as outdoor dogs in their backyard. Apparently, they had a metal shed with a piece of carpet in there. Unknown to them, the female got pregnant and had 6 puppies. As it was winter, the puppies could not take the cold with only the carpet for warmth. 4 of them died. Rommel (previously Junior) and his sister survived. Their daughter-in-law was visiting one day and found the situation out back. She called the rescue. They came and asked the people if they could take the dogs. They allowed them to take Rommel, his sister, and his mom, but wanted to keep the father. He was 9 days old then. She kept him in the rescue until he was 7 months old. They adopted out the mother and sister, but Rommel had issues and they wouldn't adopt him out to a home unless they had a daytime caregiver. As our mother-in-law lives with us and cares for the dogs during the day, they agreed to consider us. Their stiff rules and patience that kept him in the rescue for 7 months paid off for us -- without them we would be deprived of the joy this little dog has brought to this household.

The Groups I'm In:
Flower Mound

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Does your mini Dachshund love to hike?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 5th 2004 More than 12 years!

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