With the holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time for a story so sad it will make you cry, but thanks to our great folks in Dachshund Rescue, it will make you so happy that you'll cry tears of joy instead. Are you ready to meet Buddy? Via Dachshund Delights:
On November 2 of this year, a clerk in the Castaic (California) Animal Care Center sent an email to Dena Delgado of Southern California Dachshund Relief (SCDR). A woman had turned in a dachshund that was given to her by a homeless man who said he could no longer take care of him. The dachshund was blind, deaf and arthritic. He had an ear infection and bad teeth. Other than that, his health was amazingly good. We say "amazingly" because he was 19 years old.
There was a picture attached. This little fellow was as sweet a senior as you could hope to see.
Word spread quickly among dachshund lovers.
Read the rest of this story and see another photo at Dachshund Delights. Oh, and while you're there - we mentioned that the holidays were fast approaching - are you done shopping for your own lovable Dachshunds yet?