Friday, September 4, 2009

Historical Dachshund Revelations

News from Germany circa 1968:

East German border guards recently asked their West German opposite members to help free a large, red Dachshund whose leash had become entangled in a bush near the communist death strip, a mine along the Iron Curtain.
"Odd," said one West German guard to his patrolling buddy. "Odd, isn't it? If it had been a man, woman, or child, they would have been shot to death!'

via the American Dachshund, January 1969; vintage photo source unknown.

We can learn a lot from Man's Best Friend.

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