Vince did like Bailey, Chad’s Corgi, and, of course, I loved her. She’s sweet and loves to be held, which is what I miss so much from a dog. We were talking and Vince said “She’s a good dog but I think I’d rather have a dachshund or a chihuahua. I said “You have a chihuahua! I want a dachshund!”
I started kinda looking around to see what was out there, thinking if I found the perfect dachshund, maybe he wouldn’t say no. I did find the perfect . . almost perfect dachshund in a neighboring state . . definitely not too far to go. If you saw Speck’s baby pictures and this puppy’s picture . . they were almost exactly the same.
The ad said he was 18 weeks old. I called about it and was talking to the guy. I got lots of information. I asked “Why has he not already sold?” 18 weeks is getting a bit past the age for puppies to sell. He said “The perfect parents haven’t come along yet.” OK . . I’m thinking . . I could be the perfect parent. Then . . I asked .. how much is he.
Yes . . we paid $150 for Speck 20 years ago. I know those days are gone but $6,000??
I said “Whoa! That’s out of my price range but thank you very much.”
I showed Chad and Vince the picture and asked how much they guessed these people were asking for this dog. Chad said $2,000. Vince said $200. I may not be getting a dachshund after all.
For those suggesting I get a rescue . . we have Rita. We have Boots. We spent a lot of time and money on Cat. All three of those are basically rescues. I make monthly donations of food and kitty litter to the local shelter. I do a lot to help homeless pets but I want a puppy who hopefully has no baggage and I want the dog I want so . . if a dachshund puppy shows up at the local rescue, I’ll be the first in line to try to get it. Otherwise, I’ll wait and if one doesn’t come along at a more reasonable price, which I know will be way over $150, but it also has to be a heck of a lot less than $6,000, I’ll likely get a dachshund puppy. Otherwise .. I have Rita and Boots and that may be it for pets for us.