Becky wrote and wanted to see a picture of my dachshund, because she has one also and has a photo of him on her blog. Her dog Rusty looks like a red-haired dachshund and is a very cute little guy. Amy is also a red-haired dachshund, but she is so gray now around her muzzle and is graying on her legs and feet too.
My Amy is not like all those cute, playful dogs and cats I've seen on other blogs. She is old, tired, and ailing; and this is where we generally expect to find her about 23 hours of the day. The only time she really perks up is at meal time and on the rare occasion that we have a guest in the house. She has cloudiness, maybe cataracts, in one eye, and we discovered recently that she's losing her hearing. Amy will be 14 or 15 this summer, I've forgotten now which it is. She's outlived her brother, who was a year older and succumbed to disc disease many years ago, as well as another companion, also a dachshund, who was seven and passed away suddenly just about a year ago.
Amy is, without a doubt, the sweetest animal I've ever known. We've noticed that she's slowed down even more lately, and I am fearful we may not have her for too many more years. Our goal is to keep her as happy and as comfortable as possible as she ages. We will all miss her terribly when she's gone.