Thanks so much to Melodie H. for sending this in. We're not so sure that we've ever seen anything so beautiful. If there's a dachshund lover on your holiday shopping list, or if you're looking for something to add to your own wish list, this is probably it.
E.B. White's Dachshund Bookend: The bookend is sculpted from a drawing E. B. White made of his dachsie Minnie, for the family's 1950 Christmas card. Inscribed on it is White's poem to these petite pooches. One more treat: a freestanding mini booklet containing White's delightful essay on living the good life with his little creature: "[Minnie's] idea of life is a warm bed, preferably with an electric pad, and a friend in bed with her, and plenty of shut-eye, night and day."
Imprinted on the bookend is E. B. White's poem about dachshunds:
The Dachshund's affectionate,
He wants to wed with you:
Lie down to sleep,
And he's in bed with you.
Sit in a chair,
You break his heart.
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