Perfectly timed for Father's Day, meet Lynn Teate and his three long dog rescues: 'Whitney Elizabeth,' 'Eli Allen,' and 'Dharma Grace.' Hailing from Macon, Georgia, Macon.com took a look at this alternative family:
As a single man, it wasn’t likely Lynn Teate would hear the pitter-patter of little feet around his Macon home — let alone a dozen tiny feet.
“There are several people who have said they wished they were my dogs,” Teate said. “They’re spoiled rotten, and it’s worth it — every minute of it.”
What’s even more remarkable is Teate never had a dog until three years ago, when he was 41. He grew up in McRae without any pets. Now you might say he’s gone “dog wild.”
“I’m pretty obsessed to say the least,” he said.
His Facebook profile picture is a painting of “Dachshund Dad,” the same slogan that’s on one of his T-shirts.
Every morning he senses the dogs in his bed and opens his eyes to wagging tails and loving kisses all over his face.
“They’re wonderful. They’re the reason I get up every day.”
Read all about this pack at Macon.com. It's a great story to share with your Dachshund Dad today.