I am a closeted Dachshund lover

Most of the time I write happily about quilts and sewing. I enjoy sharing my projects with you plus talking quilt! But today I saw a clip on the news which made me smile like a crazy fool.

I realize you might be thinking, huh? What's the deal Kathy? I understand and it's time to come clean.slides039

I am a closeted Dachshund lover.  I just can't get enough of the little cuties. I think it began as a kid when we had a dachshund mix. Here is Sam with my little sister Maureen and yours truly. (Thanks for not mentioning the babushka.)

1966Poor Sam went to live "on a farm" as we told my younger sister. We then got Gretel who was a pure bred Dachshund. Poor Gretel didn't live so long either went to live on the farm also.

And thanks for noticing that I was slightly less awkward. But our family loved these dogs and we even have a super cute picture of my sister playing with one. slides031

Awww! I got this in my blood at a young age.

You might be confused at this point. You might be thinking, you have a dog? What's this?

No, sigh, I don't. My older daughter was hospitalized 7 times with asthma attacks when we found out she was allergic. No question, we put our dogs up for adoption.

But that wiener love just lives on. I have two friends on Facebook who have miniature dachshunds 11391405_897330940327941_3972737884373568630_nand I drool over the pictures they post. Well, the dogs drool also so it gets kind of sloppy.11390224_893871604007208_1326700556041279071_n

I secretly stalk the I love Dachshund page on Facebook.  You too? Did you see this post? How about this one?

Hold on, I am getting off track. (You saw those dogs on the track in the video, yes?)

My point, and I do have one, is that these little hidden preferences are part of  who we are. It's fascinating to discover something new about someone you've known for a while.

Hidden talents, undisclosed achievements or new attributes are great surprises. My secret might not be at the "Oh, I won a Nobel prize once" level of surprising but it is a hidden pleasure of mine.

In my fantasy life one of the other 3 units in my condo building would buy a miniature dachshund and I would have visitation. I would sew the little cutie dog beds, rain slickers and sports jerseys.

I would even take this imaginary dog on the occasional walk and kick in on the dog food. I could dog sit when they go on vacation.

But the sad truth is that I don't really want to own a dachshund in reality. Why? For a variety of reasons.

  • I like to sleep late which can lead to doggie accidents.
  • I love my wooden floors which are in perfect shape.
  • I live on the second floor and when it's cold and raining, I really don't want to walk even the cutest dog.
  • My daughter is still very allergic.
  • I already have a pet of sorts, my dear husband. He's already housebroken.

So I will continue to indulge my love for these dogs on the sly. I will look at their pictures and seek out their videos. It won't be as fabulous as a real dog, I know.

But it will also be warmer in the winter.

Wiener dog videos make me sew happy. Here's another one.

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If you liked this goofy post you might enjoy this one as well. It's about a misadventure in my car.

And if you haven't had enough videos, heck, here is one more!

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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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