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black/tan smooth haired tweenie dachshund from San Jacinto, CA pet profile submitted by doxideb

Desi Arnaz N-----
His coat just gleams... it's the first thing everyone comments on! This is in my family room in a house we moved to in 2006.

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Favorite food:

Blue Buffalo Fish & Sweet Potato

Favorite treat:

Anything I'm eating! When I need to pill him, it's either in cheese or chicken usually.

Favorite toy:

A white duck stuffed squeaky toy, appropriately named Quack Quack. Also a tennis ball named Wilson and his Buster Cube which is

Favorite spot to sleep:

Between my knees in bed with blankets sorted out to his particular preference. (Nose near my feet where I often receive little k


Big problems with separation anxiety with this one... so he's a big wimp about almost everything!

doxideb writes:

Desi is 8 tears old; born October 24, 2004. I had lost my mother on November 24, 2003 and was completely lost and shut myself off from the world. We'd had dachshunds when I was a kid until I was in high school (late 60s) but no pets since then. In December, I randomly picked up the Pennysaver and looked for dachshund ads. I called a breeder in Riverside and left a few messages but didn't hear back. With the holidays, it wasn't surprising and I just let it go. Two days prior to Christmas, at about 10:30 pm, the breeder called because she said I was the only one who had called twice and sounded so sincere about my desire for a dachshund. The entire litter had originally all been spoken for, however she had just been contacted by a woman who was supposed to pick up the last one on Christmas Eve. She said her husband had just surprised her with a cruise and they'd be gone for several weeks; she didn't think it would be fair to leave a pup during the bonding process, etc., so she asked the breeder if she could find someone else for her choice and she'd get another one from an upcoming litter. So... it was all just meant to be! She was going to be visiting her sister in Orange on Christmas Eve (the next day) and we made arrangements for me to meet this little guy. I hesitated only because I had wanted a girl to name after my mother, but I couldn't ignore all of these 'signs' that he was supposed to be mine! When I arrived, this little bundle of black fur with a red collar came strutting out of the house like he owned the joint, and it was love at first sight... for me, anyway! I was still nervous but talked with the breeder and we agreed on a week long trial period. I had no idea of a name other than I wanted it to begin with a 'D'. Just then, his mother came outside and I was introduced to Lucy McGillicuddy. Bolt of lightning! My handsome black bundle was named Desi Arnaz right then and there!! We've been inseparable ever since... and he saved my life. Alone, I wasn't sure I wanted to go on, but he gave me the will to live again. Thirteen months to the day after losing Mom, I'd brought home my new best friend. He was spoiled rotten then and remains so until this day! I went back to the same breeder about nine months later to get a little girl... well, that's another story for another time! (Hint: I have three wienies now!)

The fleet!
Here is Desi, in all his glory, with his genetic niece and nephew. Dot is primarily chocolate and Dash is the speckled pup... happy pups, happy Mommy!

Comments about Desi

November 18, 2016 3:54 pm
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX Proud owner of Kourtney and Amy

Hello Desi

So glad to see a handsome boy like you as DOTD. I love your shiny black coat. A lot has happened at my house since our last visit. I now have 3 adopted dachshunds and 1 adopted Pom. Enjoy your special day of fame.(Herbie's mom)

April 9, 2013 9:07 pm
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX Proud owner of Herbie

Congratulations Desi

I want you to know that I think you are a very handsome boy. You and your dachshund siblings are all so cute. So happy you and your mom are together and happy. Enjoy your day of fame.

April 9, 2013 5:00 pm
by Penny from winnipeg, MB Proud owner of Beau and Engli

Try dropping it to 3/4 cup and you can add some frozen green beans, thawed out, for some extra bulk in their stomach. There are treat balls that you can put their kibble in and have them walk around and push the treat ball around to get extra steps in. They can go at their own pace too. If you want to chat more, you might like this dachshund website. Come by and see what you think.

April 9, 2013 2:20 pm
by cpn2jxp from Tobyhanna, PA Proud owner of Sabrett

Sabrett had the same problem with weight. The vet suggested UNSALTED, NO Flavor, human rice cakes. They are huge so I break them in pieces and put them in her cookie jar. She gets them and carrots as treats, It really helps with weight control and the best part is your not denying those beautiful puppies their treats!

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Admirers of Desi

The following have identified Desi as one of their favorites:
Henry Herbie Bert Cory Jo
Beanie Macy and Bailey Kourtney and Amy Bunny
Sabrett Stan Dewy Odie

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