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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Toto flashback:34 years later he still makes us laugh

There wasn't much Toto hated worse than getting wet and cold. In order to get him to potty in the rain, I had to go out with a golf umbrella held directly over him. As you know, I'm in NC the land of hot, hazy, humid weather. We rarely see more than 3 or 4 inches a snow a year. On a Saturday in March of 1979 we awoke to very unusually cold day for March. By noon, the weather forecast was for several inches of snow. We had plenty of groceries it was a weekend so we hunkered down for the day. On Sunday morning we awoke to 18"of snow on the ground and still falling. I had one very excited child singing no school tomorrow and one wee red mini who needed to potty. Why did I think when opened the door he would go willingly? When he got one sniff of the cold air, tucked his tail and ran for cover. I gently reminded him he was German and that his kind liked snow. He wasn't buying what I was trying to sale. Ok, I think I'm the human I'll take charge. I picked him up, opened the front door. I kicked some of the snow out of the way with the expectation that he was about to pop and would quickly potty and come right back. Oh my word was I wrong. All of a sudden his German genes kicked in, he sniffed at the snow, and off he went. He was tunneling through the front yard in 18" of snow with about 14" above his head. Every so often he'd hop up to look for us all you could see was the black nose that looked like a periscope. He was in dachshund heaven he had found his purpose in life. He was running at Dach Mach speed. Now, if he could have just found a badger he would have been a happy, hopping mini Doxie. This photo of Toto was taken in 1985.

23 comments:

  1. Doxies are small dogs with BIG characters!

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  2. That is so funny! I can just see it in my mind. I hope he came back eventually, after having gone potty!

    Klem, Mara

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  3. I think I remember that big snow. Sure sounds like Toto enjoyed all that snow. You all have a great Saturday.

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  4. That's a fun memory! Dutchie loved the snow too and we had plenty of it in Missouri. Mom tried to put little red boots on her but that didn't end well! Cute post this morning!

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  5. Hari Om
    LOL... just proves we sometimes need a 'kick in the toot' to discover our own joy!!! YAM xx
    (back in the Hutch - see tomorrow's post...)

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  6. 18 inches? That is more snow than I've ever seen in Aberdeen. How lovely to think of one wee dachshund having a ball!

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  7. That’s pretty funny but at least he was having a blast!

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  8. You must have been a site to behold in 18" of snow, Toto! Snow is the bestest invention ever!

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  9. Sounds like he was loving the snow once he gave it a chance.

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  10. This is too funny. Dachs definitely have a lot of personality.

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  11. Exactly why our house animals entertain us so; they surprise us!

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  12. That sure was a lot of snow! We would have loved seeing Toto exploring all that snow.

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  13. this precious memory happened the year we got married. i wish i could have seen the Germand Dach running at mach speed... precious memory

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  14. I love to romp in the snow too. But not if it's more than chest deep. But I guess any snow would be deep to a Doxie!

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  15. Our Doxie loved snow! And we could always follow his trail (we had two dogs, the other a husky) ...but the husky left a two sided trail in the snow. The Doxie, being so low to the ground left THREE tracks!! Bud used to laugh at this hysterically.

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  16. Sounds like Toto was a lot of fun. Such a cutie. XO

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  17. What a wonderful memory!!!! He should've lived in the Rockies! He could have done that 6 months of the year. Thanks for the laugh :)

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  18. OMD, I can SO picture that!!! Little red head poppin' up like a bunny at Easter!
    I wish we gots snow here.....sigh.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Ma used to do the same thingie with the umbrella with her Old English Sheepdog! I don't knows how the dog felt the rain through all that fur, butts she wouldn't even go out if it was sprinkling! BOL!

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  19. That is so funny and so typical....he just had to be shown what fun that white stuff was and WHAMMO - he was an instant "snow convert" !! Love the story and what a wonderful memory.

    Hugs, Pam
    p.s. I do that umbrella thing with Teddy too sometimes!

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  20. That's funny. Just when you think you know them, they will fool you.

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  21. What a great story, I can see this with you in MY mind's eye.

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  22. We are behind on reading posts and we sure a happy that we made a point of reading this one today. What a wonderful memory of Toto!
    hugs
    Mabel & Hilda

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