You probably know by now, I love dachshunds.
Basil is our dachshund. Yes, he has dealt with the fact that he is German with an Italian name. We adopted him in the fall of 2008, from Oregon Dachshund Rescue, just after his fifth birthday. He is the sweetest pup I have ever met.
Basil is able to keep up on a 2 mile walk, though sometimes he stops to sniff, what I call checking his doggie blogs. He has a set of fleece covered stairs to get up to our (tall) bed, and he loves lounging in the sun during the summer months. He is definitely a warm pup, always burrowing under blankets and sporting his sweaters.
He literally struts around in his jacket:
Like any hip blog dog, Basil loves his almond butter:
We call him our Dog Son. See what I did there?
While this is a Get To Know Basil page, it is also in tribute to my past dachshunds, and dachshunds in the blog world… Please let me know if you know of any not yet on the list!
I grew up with Hansel, a standard red smooth; Tasha, a sweet standard red that I named; Kozmo, a funny doxie we named after Kramer. My mom currently has two minis, brothers Jake and Elwood.
I love when bloggers include their pets in posts, and I have ‘met’ some fellow Doxie Bloggers through spabettie. Go visit and look for their Long Dog Cuties :
Sheldon is part dachshund (and Basil’s BFF)
and these sites are A Must for All Dachshund Folks, and anyone who loves dogs: