If you have a dachshund, then I'm sure it's not surprise to know that I can't take Nola anywhere without getting a flurry of comments and exclamations over her. If you don't have a dachshund...well, I can't take Nola anywhere without getting a flurry of comments and exclamations. :p They're just one of those breeds that draws a lot of attention.
Normally, I'm fine with speaking with people about Nola and the breed in general (well, as fine as any cranky introvert can be around people :p). However, there's some things that people say about my dog's breed that just set my teeth on edge, and here they are!
5. "I was bitten by one of those."
....and? Do you think my well behaved dog, who isn't even anywhere near you, is going to suddenly go ballistic and tear your face off?
No. That's not how that works. I was bitten in the face by a Dalmatian as a young child, but I would never in a million years tell a Dal owner that, especially right off the bat! I also don't think that a Dal is going to bite me just because it's a Dal!
|Does this face look liked it'd bite you? Only if you intended to harm me.|
4. "My brother/best friend/aunt/mistress had a Dachshund, but he was a lot..."
gestures with hands to show about a foot of space
"...wider than she is."
I hate this one. People are always boggled that Nola isn't fat, and if they aren't asking why she's so "skinny" (she is far from skinny), they're informing me of just how fat this dachshund they know of is.
3. "My brother/best friend/aunt/mistress had a Dachshund. He was paralyzed from a back issue."
This one is just flat out upsetting, and is usually the first thing someone says. I know her breed has a high chance of IVDD and other back issues, I know there's a roughly 1 in 4 chance, I know, okay? I don't need you to bring one of my worst fears to the forefront of my thoughts.
2. "Those fuckers never shut up!"
Or some variation of that. Yes, they can be loud. Hell, it's a full on symphony here anytime a firetruck or ambulance goes by. However, my dog isn't making a peep at that moment, and almost never barks in public. Therefore, you're wrong.
1. "Look, a wiener/hotdog/sausage dog!"
|That's all I have to say about that.|
That's a little more ranty than I intended, but those people bring out the worse in me. :p
- Dachshund Mommy