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.
Thanks for stopping by! What pet would you like to introduce at my
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?
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?
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!
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