Thursday, May 31, 2007

Famous Dachshund Myths and Urban Legends





Famous Dachshund Owners? Look closer. Everyone knows that the part of 'Toto' in The Wizard of Oz was supposed to be a Dachshund. Brando owned a doxie named 'Maria.'

But it's the same photo-shopped doxie in both photos.  Fake, fake fake.

And that's not Margaret Hamilton who played the wicked witch, who owned the Dachshund that was supposed to be Toto, that's a woman from a vintage doxie 'how-to' pamphlet, posted just a few posts below demonstrating how to give your doxie his medicine.

This website seems to be the source of such legends and conundrums: http://home.pacbell.net/jcreitz/Andouille_Dachshund_Page4.html

UPDATE July, 2010:  Years later we learned that Brando's Grandmother was a Dachshund Lover.  See the beautiful real photos.   

2 comments:

Sarah said...

But, but...but...Rats. Really? The Brando pic is ridiculous, but I bought the Wizard of Oz story hook line and sinker. Totally disproven?

Joey and Maggie said...

We believed it for YEARS until we looked at the pics close.

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