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Leave a bone for The Wonder Weenies
Wonder Weins, the Girlies
|-deaf ||-dog rescue|
April 15th 2003
It all started back in 2003 when Pansy became the first Wonder Weenie. (Actually, it started back in 1985 when Mom's best friend had a dachshund named Willy, and Mom fell in love with the breed as a preschooler!) Not that Pansy was especially wondrous! She was as emotionally distraught and frightened as could be and was pretty fear aggressive to say the least! But she was still capable of loving and receiving love and she was Mom's baby.
After she left Mom, it took a while to get another dog. She almost adopted a Pekingese of all things, but luckily looking back her application was turned down. And that's how Lily came to be a Wonder Weenie! Mom was angry at the reasons for her application being turned down (out of state vet...well, she HAD just moved!), so she made a rash and irresponsible decision to visit the local pet store in January 2005. *Groans* And sure enough she fell in love with a little black/tan dachshund not knowing diddly about puppy mills and their association with pet stores. To say the least Lily taught Mom an important lesson about the underworld of dog breeding...and tried Mom's patience. And Mom working full-time tried Lily's patience, too. Maybe it's more fair to say that Lily developed separation anxiety from being left alone. Oh, Mom wanted another dog, too, but Lily ultimately put her butt down on Mom's lap and winkled on her to let her know that she just couldn't take it anymore. Sooooooo...that sped up Mom's decision to adopt another dog! She went to visit the Richardson Humane Society's adoption event the following weekend and applied for Larry or Lucy, both of whom she had admired online. Well, no one ever comes along interested in a) a dog that's 14 years old and b) a disabled dog, so Mom didn't have a lot of competition. In August of 2007 Mom brought geriatric Lucy home, and she became a lesson in gratitude for Mom and a best bud for Lily! Now, the ladies who adopted Lucy to Mom warned her that doxies are like potato chips: you can't have just one! They weren't lying! Mom immediately wanted to do more. She tried fostering, but it didn't work out due to her living situation. So she threw reason to the winds and adopted another doxie Snapple in January 2008. I know what you are thinking: unable to foster so adopt instead? Well, it turns out that Mom's a decent secret-keeper from people like grandmoms who would put their foot down if they knew about long-haired dachshunds named Snapple who became Glady as Mom doesn't name dogs after softdrinks, thanks so much! And was it worth all the secretiveness and shenanigans? Absolutely! If Glady did nothing else, she was the dog that got Mom's foot in the door of animal rescue work. And what a worthwhile and rewarding experience it's been despite the fact that it's all volunteer. Despite it's ups and downs, rescue has become the reason Mom wakes up raring to go every morning to her other job which supports this little family. Us Wonder Weenies are the reason Mom recently bought a house of all things...just for us and for the chance to foster! Going back to the introduction of Glady for a moment...when she adopted Glady everyone half-way teased her about adopting another of the dogs that came in with her. Mom just couldn't! But she swore that once her lease was up and she could cut financial ties with "higher beings" then she'd both adopt another dog and foster for RHS. Enter the latest Wonder Weenie Trudy!!! Trudy is the latest and probably the final (for a while at least) addition to the pack. She certainly wasn't the dog Mom was thinking of! Mom feels a bit guilty because she's partial to disabled dogs, formerly traumatized dogs and senior dogs that no one else will take on. And Trudy is an adorable little puppy that Mom thought wouldn't be in rescue for long. But she's also nearly all black. And I guess the black dog syndrome applies to puppies, too. Because everyone seemingly overlooked her or changed their mind about her. So when Mom's rescue friends suggested that this pup might be a better fit, Mom struggled between offense (because they thought she couldn't handle a senior dog) and flattery (because they thought she could handle a puppy). And so Trudy has become the final Wonder Weenie! YAY!!!
Who we are:
Pansy, a red dachshund/corgi stray who came from the Tyler, TX SPCA and has since passed on
Lily, a 4 year old black/tan smooth-coat dachshund who unfortunately came from a pet store in FL as a puppy long before Mom knew anything about pet stores
Lucy, a 15 year old black/tan dapple smooth-coat dachshund who came from the Richardson Humane Society who is teaching Mom about aging gracefully and assertively and is Lily's bestest bud
Glady, a 7 year old black/tan dapple long-hair dachshund who came from the Richardson Humane Society who is teaching Mom a lot about appreciating stability and counts Mom as her bestest bud
Trudy, a 6 month old black/tan dachshund/min pin mix who is the playmate that Lily may have been wanting back when Lucy joined our pack
And Mom...who sympathizes with animals more than their human counterparts more often than not
We be the mighty Wonder Weenies!
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