Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted March 5, 2015
I've had several dachshunds, but Rudy was my favorite by far. I didn't even realize he was a wire-haired dachshund until later in his life. He acted a lot like a little terrier ... scrappy and full of personality but sweet and loveable too. He loved playing with stuffed animals more than anything in the world.
He had a lot of weird but relatively minor health issues over the years and got severe arthritis in his later years. Toward the end he was losing his eyesight and hearing, but still would perk up when I would enter the room. Rudy and I had a special bond like I've never had with another pet before or since. I still miss him!