Acquired: Pet store
Posted January 12, 2016
In my experience, dogs have more personality than most other animals. They can be just as energetic, lazy, or grouchy as any human. This was especially true for Sidney, my family's pet dachshund. My parents bought him long before I was even born, making him part of my family even before me and my younger sisters. He was about eight years old when I was born, and took the place of an ornery older brother while I was growing up. He always seemed to act as if he was the king of the house, and looking back it seems like he had a Napoleon complex. He was not particularly good at obeying orders, and would constantly try to jump up on the furniture or steal food from the hands of unsuspecting toddlers. He was quite desperate for attention as well, and would beg to be petted at regular intervals. Looking back, he probably wasn't the best dog to have around young children. There were times when he would become possessive over food and toys, nearly biting me or one of my sisters. I'm sure not all dachshunds are like this, but young families should be wary when looking at this type of dog.