Speck hasn’t been the topic of a blog post lately so I figured I’d share a photo of two of him. He’s so grumpy but he’s 15 years old. According to an age calculator, that translates to 76 human years, which isn’t ancient since he’s had such good care and treatment.
My first dachshund was a biter . . vicious little dog! Speck has always been a barker but had never bit anyone til he nipped Addie on the hand when they were here in June. He didn’t break the skin and I don’t think he even really scared her but the other day, we had someone over and I thought he and Speck had already gotten to know each other and Speck bit him. Thankfully he had on work boots and Speck only got his boots but . . it’s real hard to keep a biting dog as much traffic as we seem to have through here. Rita is so friendly. She’s happy to see the UPS guy, the neighbors, any workers who show up. She’s even happy to see the folks at the vet! She’s just a happy, fun little dog.
Speck is used to sitting in the recliner with me while I knit but the other night my back was hurting and I wasn’t sure that sitting in the recliner wasn’t making it worse so I brought in a dining room chair and was sitting beside the recliner and my lamp.
Speck could not figure out why I wasn’t sitting with him and he was determined he was going to sit in my lap. I got his sheet and covered him up and coaxed him into sitting in the chair by himself.
He wasn’t happy about sitting alone in the chair but he was tired enough that he eventually gave up the fight and went to sleep . . while I sat peacefully . . alone in my hard chair knitting!