I picked Addie up after school today and when we got home, she went down to see Oscar. Vince was down there and I was checking on my canning operation in the kitchen. I heard Oscar start screaming and I figured Addie had stepped on his foot. He’s so wild and gets right under your feet. He was really screaming and kept on so I hollered down the stairs to ask what happened? Vince said he didn’t know. Great! The dog is dying and no one has a clue what happened so I ran down the stairs. Oscar came running to me, still hollering. I picked him up and he was soaking wet! As I cuddled him, he stopped screaming.
Just walking up to him, Addie had scared him half to death and he peed all over himself, his bed and the floor – thankfully the tile floor.
It took about 5 minutes before he calmed down enough that I could put him down and go change my clothes and clean up the mess. Now he’s playing with Addie and won’t leave her alone.
Being afraid is so unlike my previous dachshunds. They would all have gone after anything or anyone with no regard to their size. Not Oscar! I don’t think I have a very good watch dog unless someone gets close enough to him that he seriously thinks he’s in danger and then he’ll start screaming like he’s dying.