Monday, May 19, 2008

Dachshunds in History: Who Said We Don't Like Badgers?

Dachshund: Badger Dog.

"We don't need no stinkin' badgers!" They're more than welcome to share our doggie bed though. This is a fun tale about some homeless baby badgers who were adopted by a pack of dachshunds! The story was submitted to the August 1965 edition of The American Dachshund by Esther Olson of Santa Maria, California. Woof!

"The Badgers Even Accepted the Dogs"

When a young badger invades a miniature Dachshund doggie bed, there could be some resentment. But in this case, there wasn't.
We found two baby badgers beside a country road. A tragedy must have occurred in the badger family, for there was no mother, and one of the babies had an injured leg and a bloody stump where a tail had been. The babies eyes were not yet open.
We raised them on the bottle. They were friendly, gentle, and definitely nosey. They even accepted the dogs.
Since the Dachshund is supposed to hunt badgers - well, it's a cute picture, isn't it? The dog pictured is our Rayes Bita Wire Magic. She loved the badger.
We didn't want to keep the badgers permanently, so we found them a good home - the San Diego Zoo.


Anonymous said...

This is an awesome story!

Anonymous said...

These were my badgers. Early on they were raised in our family room, later Moved to a large run in kennel, living next to the dachshunds. I have other great pictures of “Mike & Mo. N Olson Hall, CA

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