Today is my first Pet Meet and Greet post. I'm very happy to introduce you to two of my long time dachshund friends. Lili and Miguel Luis live with their human mother, Dianne, in Mexico. They are in a dachshund group that Momma has belonged to for many years ... and they are great doxies!
Abby: Who are your pets (names, breeds, ages)?
Dianne: Lili, “Tweenie” dachshund, 16 ½ years young and Miguel Luis, standard dachshund, 13 ½ years young.
Abby: Is there a story behind any of your pets' names?
Dianne: When I adopted Lili, I had two names in mind: Molly and Lili. I took one look at that precious puppy and knew her name was Lili. As for Miguel Luis, he was born here in Ensenada Mexico so he had to have a Mexican name. He was named after my favorite Mexican singer, Luis Miguel.
Abby: What is the funniest thing your pets have done?
Dianne: They’re always doing funny stuff but what got me recently is Miguel was on the ramp going from the floor to the couch and just standing there. Lili wanted to come up (bear in mind she is ½ his size). She squeezed up next to hip and with a little hip action, pushed him off.
Abby: Have your pets had any adventures?
Dianne: The worst adventure is we were walking on the beach with Teeana (to the bridge in 2008) and were attacked by 2 gigantic mastiffs. The owners had no control over them and they had me on the ground in 30 seconds. The girls ran off (a good decision on their part) and Miguel stayed and fought the big dogs off with me and Jesus. (I kept saying “Jesus help me” and He did!) Teeana waited aways down the beach but little Lili, terrified, ran home, across a busy street a total distance of about ½ mile.
Abby: What do you and your pets do for fun?
Dianne: They’re both older now so short walks. Miguel’s never been much for play but every once in awhile Lili decides she wants to play and runs through the house to get me to play with her.
Abby: Do your pets have any favorite, special toys?
Dianne: They used to like balls and, of all things, those brown rubber doorstops, but in the past year or so, they’ve not been interested in toys.
Abby: What are some special things your pets can do?
Dianne: Nothing I can think of offhand
Abby: What are your pets' most lovable qualities?
Dianne: Those precious faces just looking up at me with so much love, I just want to hug them all the time. I just love them to the moon and back.
Thank you, Dianne! I loved learning more about my good friends Lili and Miguel Luis here, and know readers will enjoy meeting them here, too. You can leave a comment or message for them below.
I would love to include YOUR pets in a future Pet Meet and Greet. I sent out little questionnaires to everyone who responded in the comments last week. If you have not received it, please let me know and I can resend. And if you want to include your pets here, please leave your email in the comments, below.