Oh my goodness, Lily is awesome. I’m big advocate that puppies should not be left home alone – you (as the human) have to either stay home with them OR you take them with you. For the last two days I had to run errands and get some stuff done. Rufus and Emily are trained and trusted so they can be left alone – especially since they have each other, but the unpredictable puppy must be supervised so… I just took her along which is great for her socialization. I’m also a big proponent of bag training dachshunds. I’m a fan of the breed because they’re so compact and portable. Rufus and Emily were both bag trained at an early age (puppyhood) and when I grab their bag today they often race to be the first one in it, because they associate the bag with going on an adventure. I’m happy to say Lily has taken to the bag training like a pro, and at 4 pounds and a few ounces (compared to Rufus and Emily’s solid 11 pounds) she’s easy to carry. She doesn’t bark and appears to be very comfortable in the bag. The bag is often an extension of the crate and Lily fortunately likes both.
Lily’s acceptance of the crate and the bag is a good sign for her perspective parents. She will be a great travel companion if you’re looking for one. Lily is also an exceptionally good lap dog. Give her your lap and she’ll sleep contently for hours. She also appears to enjoy the car and luckily doesn’t get car sick like some doxies do. If she can tolerate my driving, I’m certain she’ll do fine with all the rest.
I believe many of my friends have started a pool to see how long it will be before I declare that I’m keeping Lily, and it’s certainly a tempting opportunity. She is a beautiful cooper red with a super sweet disposition and a happy go-lucky attitude. However, I tell all foster parents to know your limit before you ever agree to foster. I decided a long time ago that 2 is my magic number. Rufus and Emily are the perfect pair for my family and it will be a long time (or the occurrence of some life-changing event must come to pass) before I consider another. Besides, I think it’d be selfish to keep Lily. Another family out there deserves a great dachshund, and Lily is destined to be a great one. If you think you’re Lily’s forever family complete an application today and get the process started. May the best family win the lovely prize: Lily!!!