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Hot Diggity Dog!

Posted on May 3, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   8 Comments | Posted in dachshund · dog · hot dog · mcgee · puppy

Last year I posted a bit about my daughter’s miniature Dachshund, Special Agent McGee. At the time, he looked like the picture on the right.  All 2 pounds of him.

Well, he’s grown up now, so I thought you might like to see him in all his hot dog glory.  He’s a whopping 10 pounds 8 ounces, near his maximum expected weight of 11 pounds, and he remains a hit with the other dogs in our household.  In the top photo we found him using Rigby as a pillow.

McGee no longer resides here since his mom, my daughter Stephanie, moved into her own apartment.  I do dog sit, however, and when Steph comes over to visit or do her laundry, McGee comes along. He considers us his pack, even though he’s guarding his own place now. He’s a Rottweiler trapped in the body of a bratwurst.

McGee wagged his way into our lives less than a year ago and he’s offered nothing but affection and laughter, and the occasional present on the carpet.  A gentleman by the name of Ben Williams is quoted as saying “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”  I’d say that about sums it up.

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that McGee is a pain in the butt sometimes, but if you ask my kids they might say the same of me, so I would be in good company.  I can think of worse things than being compared to Special Agent McGee since he’s a funny little guy with an abundance of charm.  He really is one hot little dog.


8 Responses to "Hot Diggity Dog!"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    May 3, 2010 at 7:22 am  

    Oh how cute. My friend has a dachshund names Oscar Mayer. Your quote is so true. Doggy 'love licks' can lower your blood pressure and make your heart race happily at the same time. This post started my day on a happy feeling. Thanks Lisa.

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm  

    Glad to oblige! 🙂

  3. Comment by Lynn
    May 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm  

    My sister has a dachshund named Obie (my hubby gave it to her, hence the name) although his name could be Hoover as that dog lives for food and sucks anything up that remotely resembles a morsel of something edible. They are funny!

  4. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm  

    Ha! That is a good description of a Dachshund. One of the first things the vet told my daughter was to watch his diet or he'd eat himself into a mini-blimp. They are funny little dogs with loads of personality.

  5. Comment by BECKY
    May 4, 2010 at 12:28 am  

    Hi Lisa! Two adorable doggies!! I love the pic of Special Agent on top of Rigby!! A person can't look at photos like that without smiling, ya know?! Thanks!

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 4, 2010 at 12:37 am  

    Dogs are smile makers… 🙂

  7. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    May 5, 2010 at 10:10 am  

    McGee! Love, love, love! (The dog's pretty cute, too!)

  8. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    May 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm  

    Ha! You must be an NCIS fan. You will understand, then, when I say that my daughter wants her next dog to be a Rottweiler so she can name it Zeva.

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