Emma is the second dachshund we have owned.
After our first one died we discovered the house was much too lonely without a wienie dog.
We got Emma when she was six weeks old. She loves to lay on the patio and chew on her dog toys and eat pig ears.
Another one of Emma's favorite places...my lap.
7 weeks old
Emma is hooked on treats.
Pig ears, begging strips, gourmet dog cookies, you name it and she will eat it and wags her tail in appreciation.
She enjoys retriving her ball so we try to make time to play ball a few times a week.
Late evening walks and taking long naps on week-ends snuggled up on one of our laps are also high on her favorite things list.
Emma - 12 months old.
Dachshunds were bred originally for badger and rabbit hunting.
Their legs are so constructed as to actually fold enabling them to go into badger or rabbit holes.
Emma rhinks she is a human and wants to eat whatever is cooking on the
so as hard as we try not to give in to her wistful looks and pitiful
whines she does ocassionally end up with tiny serving of people food.
We have to be careful not to feed Emma much people food because being over
weight could cause back problems and digestive disorders.