It's Wirehair Wednesday, and you know what that means! Thanks so much to Kristina Winn for writing in about her beloved 'Schnitzel' and 'Frankie' from what we're sure is a cold day in Minnesota. She writes:
Dear Maggie and Joey,
I love your blog!
I've always been a dog lover, but it wasn't until I met my husband that I found out that I was a dachshund lover. We had a cat, and I asked my husband if we could ever get a dog. He said sure, but we had to get a dachshund (he told me later that he doesn't know why he wanted a dachshund, but he always thought they were cool). Long story short, we now have two.
Schnitzel, my baby girl, is a three year old mini black and tan wire haired. She loves looking out our front windows on top of a chair and barking at people. She loves sitting in mom's lap and also loves bounding through snow banks.
Frankie is a ten year old mini black and tan smooth coat. We adopted him this past September. My husband and I were wanting a second dachshund so we contacted the breeder we got Schnitzel from. She didn't have any puppies, and wouldn't for awhile. A few weeks later, she contacted us and asked if we would be willing to adopt Frankie. His owner had recently passed and the family was looking for a home for him. We readily agreed.
Frankie beans (as we affectionately call him) loves playing fetch and going for walks (except in the snow!). I've included a few pictures. Our cat is Pacino, a nine year old manx we adopted when my husband and I were first together. He's still the top dog, er, cat, in the house. He'll even clean Schnitzel on occasion.
Nap time for Schnitzel, Pacino, and Frankie
Frankie and Schnitzel