July 15, 2011
Hosta Luego Baby!
At the time we built our home twenty-three years ago, we had been breeding and showing Longhaired Dachshunds for about ten years. We also had two small children, Drew and Mary Kathryn who were ages 8 and 4 at the time. We had been very successful showing our dogs but decided raising our kids was more important than finishing another champion, so we hung up our leashes and retired our remaining dogs to just being our pets. Having quite a few dogs when we moved in, it was decided that the back yard would belong to the dogs until their time had passed. As the number of Dachshunds dwindled over the years they were replaced by our son's Rhodesian Ridgeback 'Jade', our daughter's Rat Terrier 'Susie', 'Duncan' the rescue smooth mini Dachshund, 'Boomer' the rescue Rhodesian and 'Belle' my dad's "Dingo looking dog" I inherited when he passed away.