We love dogs who smile. One of your hosts of The Long and Short of it All, Maggie, smiles and shows her teeth when she gets excited and you say "Smile Maggie!" It's the best thing ever. If you're looking for a special smiling friend, and you live in Florida, look no further than handsome happy dachshund-chihuahua mix 'Midnight,' pictured here.
Grace L. writes: Hi Joey and Maggie,
We have a little story about Midnight, he is a 3 year old Dachshund / Chihuahua Mixed. Midnight and his buddies were rescued from a hoarder. Maybe a puppy mill too originally, but he was taken from a woman that had over 40 dogs. The small ones were never allowed outside and the big ones were never allowed inside. All the dogs were in terrible condition. Our rescue group took in 8 of them. Midnight and his buddies are still very traumatized, but over the months, he has bonded and come to trust his foster Mom, Vicki. He still lays back on the bed in the darkest corner of the house most of the day, although he does like to play with toys and his foster brothers and sisters, and snuggles in bed with his foster Mom at night. It will take a very special, understanding person, who is willing to give him a LOT of time to adjust, to be his new Mom/Dad, but he really is a sweetheart. His foster Mom says he SMILES when he gets excited. In the pictures it looks like a full tooth growl, but he actually smiles! For other pics of Midnight, check out Florida Doggie Paws Rescue website; http://www.floridadoggiepaws.org/.
Midnight can have fun and relax now that life is a little easier. We're hoping you find your forever home soon.
And Maggie sends a smile right back at ya Midnight. She's looking a little demonic here, missing tooth, tongue awry, crossed eyes, hair all over the place and all. Photo taken by a friend at a recent dachshund meetup.