Tekel is French for Dachshund and I am getting The Puppy today.  I hope.  Or do I.

The owner is selling him to me for a slightly reduced price because he is the last one.  But he has been vaccinated and micro chipped, which doesn’t come cheap.

Anyway, I was awake at 4am this morning for some odd reason, so I did a bit more Googling.  I might wish I hadn’t.

Tekels are definitely Diggers.  Shit.  Although the thought had vaguely crossed my mind, so we have already rearmoured the gate.  I shall have to do a bit more underground work on that one.  A Trench with big boulders is one option.  And perhaps a couple of land mines.  Whoops, No, that won’t do, unless I want to turn him into a very expensive sausage.  Sausage Dog?  No, you are right.  Not funny.  So leave it at the boulders.

The Good News is that if they can’t escape then they only dig up the garden.

They love 10 kilometre hikes.  No chance of that.  I have trouble walking one kilometre these days.

They are prone to obesity, basically because they are greedy pigs, but I’ve already got that one cracked with Charlotte.  And if I feed then at the same time they will both be too busy to nick each other’s food.  Although I would back Charlotte on winning this race.

Difficult to house train because they don’t like getting wet.  Ditto Charlotte.  Fortunately I have a tiled floor and no carpets.  I moved the mats years ago.  So not much chance of a disaster there.  And no point in getting upset about nothing.

They bark a lot and sound like Rottweilers.  This could be a good thing, except for the fact that no one breaks into anywhere around here.  But you never know.

They are mind bogglingly sweet with great soulful eyes that look on you with adoration.  This could be a first.  And who knows, he might just behave.  All of the others always did.  We shall have to wait and see.

3 Responses to “Tekels”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    I am just sending off a DNA test for New Dog. We suspect he has Daschund genes. This is a GOOD thing if he has. You need to celebrate you new dog. Adult Dachshunds are dogs that don’t need a garden.They don’t need long walks! They are a bit laid back. They have Rottweiler barks – but that’s good. If someone comes to your house with evil intent, they will think a Rottweiler lives within. Of course, if you have a puppy, god bless you and give you strength! Things will improve……

  2. elenamitchell Says:

    I hope you are right about them being laid back, Elizabeth.

    • Elizabeth Says:

      Well, I don’t really know actually. But there is something in New Dog that is making him less like a Jack Russell and more like something else! So the DNA test might tell us. We only suspect it’s Dachshund. I read that Daschunds don’t need gardens. This dog has absolutely no interest in the garden except to toilet in. Hates rain and whimpers to turn round and go home if it starts raining on a walk. He LOVES loving, which can be a pain in the arse if you are busy. He pushes his head under your arm to get love like the Daschunds my aunt had when I was a kid. New Dog has a long body. We are careful to support him if we pick him up. My aunt’s dogs used to scream if you picked them up just under the armpits. And Daschunds can get back problems….what kind is your new friend? A puppy? Long haired?Smooth haired? Black and tan? Tell all!

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