Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dachshund Chronicles: Staying w/Grandparents


Another random Toto story (1974-1984 first family pet) Normally when we were going out of town for the weekend, we'd leave Toto with my parents. Like most animals getting in the car meant one of two things vet or fun. He was a smart little fellow. The Vet was only two blocks from home which took about 5 minutes. After a few extra minutes in the car, he knew he was headed for FUN...aka over the hill and through a few lights to Granny's house we go. Toto had my parents wrapped around his itty bitty tiny red paws. He loved his Mighty Dog food except when he was with them. All of a sudden it became the worst food. He would go on a hungry strike. He knew my mom would go to McDonalds to buy him a plain hamburger 2 times a day. Thankfully she did not give him the bun. This is the same woman who told me my daughter, her only grandchild, would eat something when she got hungry enough. Talk about spoiling, it was the dog she spoiled not the child.
Note: picture is just for color....Mom liked the chair

14 comments:

  1. ...Mom & I like this chair too...=^..^=

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  2. Adirondack chairs have always been a favorite of mine!

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  3. LOL.. yes, spoil the dog and not the child! That's how us doggies would like it to be!

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  4. Hmmm........I thought grandparents doted on the grandkids too............that was some smart dog!
    I like adirondacks too.........

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  5. That is so funny how he knew he'd get his way!! I'm sure Raider would have Grandma and Granpa trained really quick! "Oh yes, I can eat cookies, ice cream, got a little cake to go with that?!" LOL Pets are family members, too!

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  6. That is funny that she would get him McD's twice a day! I love that he knew exactly what to do to get his treats!

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  7. My mom always spoils my doxie Sadie too, but she has no grandchildern.

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  8. Smart dog hehe................Looks like a nice chair for a furry friend............with maybe a cushion on it for comfort.

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  9. Mom LOVES that chair, she wants it! MOL>>> Hamburgers??? Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  10. Toto was very smart!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  11. Tot sounds like he was very loved!!!

    Smileys!
    Dory and Beth

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  12. Toto...sheesh, must be closed to bedtime... :-)

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  13. First of all, sorry I am so behind on posts....trying to catch up today. Toto sounds like my kinda guy! People talk about us doxies being dumb because we are stubborn or hard to train....little do they know we just want things our way and we know how to get it!
    Snuggles,
    Twix

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