I just thought that I would take a few minutes to introduce you to my dog Pumpkin. She is a 3 year old, 6 pound dachshund, who thinks she owns the place. She wont walk outside if its wet or dark, it takes about 1.5 seconds for her to get from anywhere in the house to the kitchen when I get the cheese out of the fridge and she has a stuffed animal kitten that she brings to the bed with her.Yea, she’s a little quirky.
Almost everyone on my side of the family owns one of these little things. So when my sister’s dog Cleo had puppies three years ago, Ryan and I knew that we wanted one. I got to see her born and she was actually the largest one in the litter at that time but the others quickly grew and she just stayed small. When we got her she looked like this. Notice how the food dish is almost as big as she is?
She likes to dig around until she finds the perfect piece of food, takes that one piece out and puts it on the floor before she eats it. And it wasn’t just food dishes that were a little on the big side, bones that any other dog would devour in 5 minutes always took Pumpkin a little longer.
She did get a little bigger in the last few years, but in our eyes she didn’t get any less cute. Even when she ransacked a project for one of my classes and decided that my yellow flower was now hers.
I chased her around the apartment for a good 20 minutes before I got my flower back; she is surprisingly quick! And likes to crawl under the dresser because she knows its hard to reach her.
When it comes to sleeping, I sometimes I think that she takes a cue from us.
Yea, she’s a little quirky, but we love her nonetheless.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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