Friday, March 17, 2017

Dear Abby - Celebrating Special Pets: Miguel Luis

Dear Friends,

My good friend Dianne is visiting again today from Mexico.  Today she has is sharing the story of her wonderful 14 year old dachshund, Miguel Luis.  I have known Miguel for years online through a dachshund group, and I think you will enjoy getting to know him better here today too.  Dianne has visited before, to remember her dachshund Lili Marie and to share the story of Miguel and Lili's life together.  


Abby:  Thanks for stopping by!  What pet would you like to introduce at my blog today?  

Dianne:  Miguel Luis is a standard (22 pound) black and tan dachshund who is a native Mexican – born in Ensenada where we live on January 13, 2003.  Naturally he’s bilingual!  Actually the day I picked him up at 8 weeks old I went with a friend and as we were driving home I could feel he was frightened  Then it occurred to me we were speaking English and all he’d heard in his little life was Spanish.  So I put on a Spanish language radio station and he calmed down 

Abby:  What are some happy memories of Miguel?

Dianne:  He has been the best dog I’ve ever had…ever.  He is sweet, loves people, goes along with whatever I want him to do.  He is by far the perfect dog!  Everybody loves him and loves his name (He was named for my favorite Mexican singer, Luis Miguel!) 

Abby:  Do you have any funny anecdotes?

Dianne:  One evening we were having an incredible sunset so I grabbed my camera and walked outside to get a picture, not knowing that he walked out behind me.  I took my picture, went inside and locked the door.  About ½ hour later, I realized I hadn’t seen him in awhile and it finally occurred to me that he may have followed me out.  I opened the door and there he was, sitting right in front of the door, waiting for his dumb mama to come for him.

Abby:  I enjoyed visiting with you today.  Is there anything else about Miguel Luis you would like to share? 

Dianne:  Miguel’s 14 years old and I know he won’t be with me forever so I’m treasuring the time I get to have this great guy around.

Abby:   Dianne, thank you so much for visiting!  I'm so glad you have Miguel, and I am delighted to know him too.  I love it that he is bilingual!  And I'm so glad he followed you home after you went out to photograph the sunset!

Friends, you can leave comments for Dianne and Miguel in the comment section below.  If you want to feature a beloved pet here, please let me know with your email.  Thanks!

Love,

Abby xoxoxo

12 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Miguel is such a cute dog. I enjoyed hearing more about him today.

Divya Mathur said...

Miguel is the cutest! Our apartment complex won't allow for pets, but if it did, I'd want a puppy just like Miguel!

KRISTINA PACHE said...

So cute! Miguel reminds me of the dog Buddy from the movie The Secret Life of Pets! Adorable little guy. I can't wait to get a dog when my kids are older.

Neely said...

These posts are becoming some of my favs. They are always so fun to readand lov hearing about the special pets!

Scott said...

We have an aunt with a Dachshund dog that looks almost identical! They're such a great breed.

Lisa Collins said...

What a good boy for him to wait for you to remember him lol! We've all been the dumb mama now and again with our pets! ;)

Jean B. said...

He is a sweet boy for sure. Don't count on your newest kid to be
politely sitting and waiting. LOL She is just like mine always were.
You haven't lived until you have a 6 pack of dachshunds to keep up with.
Many times just going to the garage to load or unload laundry, I would
leave one behind. Lexus loved to be outside, many times as I was getting
everyone in the house at bedtime, she would sneak back out and I wouldn't
find her until the next morning. (Screened deck, fenced yard) I always
felt like a bad Mom when it would be cold. Under the blankets I kept out
there she would be warm as toast.
Miguel is a dream. I have never had one that well behaved. Shelly
was probably the easiest one to deal with. She was always agreeable to
everything. Dachshunds are the best! Other than having to worry about
that back issue. Give Miguel and Baby a big hug from Aunt Jean..

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

What a cute dog. We have a rescue dog that we adopted years ago and he is very energetic. I didn't know that much about Dachshunds previously.

Abby said...

Thanks again, Dianne, for visiting! I loved hearing more Miguel stories.

Jean, I agree - Miguel is such a good boy!

Thank you friends for stopping by.

Love,
Abby

April said...

I had no idea dogs could be bilingual. They are such smart animals. He is a cutie too!

Marissa Zurfluh said...

I miss having dogs. I have 2 cats right now but they aren't as active as when I had my cocker spaniels and rat terriers.

Abby said...

Thanks for visiting! Momma and I love cats too. :-)

Love,
Abby