There are dog lovers, and then there are dachshund lovers. Trust me, they are a breed of their own. In fact, crazy dachshund people will do things that may seem above and beyond to a normal person, even a dog loving person. Only a Crazy Dachshund Person would understand the following:
Dachshund Theme Song
What other breed do you know that has its own theme song? A song that is sung at the bi-annual Dachshund Festival in Washington Square Park in New York City and around the world. If you don’t believe me, read all about the festival here. And these are the lyrics to the official Dachs Song, courtesy of www.coloradodachtoberfest.com:
I took Pinot to this festival once when we lived in New York and she loved it!
So many dachshunds everywhere, with their owners singing the Dachs Song.
If you’d like to hear the Dachs Song, here is a you tube video.
Or is that something only a Crazy Dachshund Person would appreciate?
Dachshunds love to burrow. They were bred to go down tunnels after badgers. They also like to burrow in your shirt if you leave it on the ground. Sometimes, they are not as polite and burrow in your shirt, even if you’re wearing it.
A Crazy Dachshund Person sees nothing wrong with this. It’s perfectly normal to have a dachshund head growing from the bottom of your shirt.
Or a dachshund head growing out of the top of your shirt.
Or an entire dachshund licking her lips while burrowed at the bottom of your pullover.
Clean Laundry and Dachshunds
Dachshunds love warm, clean laundry. They always somehow know when you’ve just done laundry and find a way to get in the middle of it.
You can’t see me.
If you don’t want a wiener dog to burrow in your clean white towels, don’t leave the warm basket on the floor.
I turned my back for only one second but that was all it took for Pinot to hop in and make herself comfortable.
And she taught Lokie to do the same thing. Only a Crazy Dachshund Person would tolerate this.
Dachshunds Hog Bed Space
Trust me, there is only room in a queen size bed for two miniature dachshunds. Humans will get kicked to the side so that they are barely clinging to the edge of the bed. Any Crazy Dachshund Person will tell you this is the truth. And we’re okay with it. Dachshunds may look small, but they dominate the bed.
What Crazy Dachshund Person do you know that doesn’t own a LOT of dachshund…stuff? Whether we buy it for ourselves, or our friends give them to us, dachshund accessories are very popular.
We have dachshund boxes, dachshund bags, dachshund card holders, dachshund figurines and dachshund stuffed animals (many, many dachshund stuffed animals).
We have dachshund socks, dachshund PJs, dachshund magnets and dachshund frames. I’ll stop here because if I showed you everything I own that has a dachshund on it, you’d be horrified.
But I can’t forget about this dachshund Swarovski crystal necklace, my favorite Christmas gift, thanks to my nice husband (who is also a Crazy Dachshund Person but he would never admit it). Now I need matching earrings.
And only a Crazy Dachshund Person would decorate for Christmas like this. If we had seven dachshunds, there would be seven dachshund Christmas light-up decorations on our front porch right now. Good thing we don’t have seven dachshunds, all lined up in a row.
If you are appalled by anything on this list, then none of it is true. It’s all a lie I made up to pass the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
But if you think all of the above is perfectly normal, then you’re probably a Crazy Dachshund Person.
Happy New Year from this Crazy Dachshund Person!