Acquired: Pet store
York, South Carolina, United States
Posted December 17, 2018
I was only fortunate to spend 9.5 years with my Boomer (Sir Boomer Lancelot!) He was a long hair dapple dachshund. He was my protector and my best friend. Whenever we would go to the petstore he would always bark his head off like he was a great dane instead of this tiny doxie! That is until we would get inside the store and then he would be like umm mom you need to pick me up now LOL. When he was 5 he ended up rupturing a disc in his spine and needed back surgery. He recovery very well from that and within months was back to his normal happy self. He was also the only pet I've had so far who's birthday I can actually remember, mainly because it's a major holiday, Christmas December 25th. He was the greatest pup I've ever had and even though its been 3 years since he's passed I still miss him. But because of him and his memory I don't think I could ever get another doxie. They are very loyal dogs and will protect their "human" when need be. They might not be a ferocious as a bigger dog might be but sometimes their bark is enough.