We adopted our little Andy, long hair mini, five years ago. Andy was four months old. At that time we had Prince, a 116 pound Golden/Chow. Andy and Prince were soon very bonded. Each time we would take them for their walks or camping people would remark about them being the 'odd' couple. Prince was eleven years old when he passed away. Andy didn't handle the loss well at all. He would sit at the front door and howl and cry. He became a very picky eater and really didn't want to play with his squeaky toys.
I found Northern California Daschund Rescue and looked at all of the doxies on their site. I found one that we believed would help bring Andy out of his depression. We filled out the application and went to meet with our potential new baby brother for Andy. When we arrived we knew immediately that this new dog would not be a good match for Andy. But, there was another Doxie, Bo, who had just come to the rescue and didn't even have a bio listed. I knew immediately that Bo was the one!
I can't even put into words how quickly he brought Andy out of his depression and back to the old Andy that we had known. Bo is the most delightful, intelligent, calm, sweet, gentle little guy. Bo is two years old and absolutely loves his walks and acclimated to camping very quickly. He only has one issue and that is he will not allow any birds to land in our backyard.
He and Andy wrestle, play tug-o-war and chase the full length of our home and into the back yard. This is great because Andy began gaining weight. Bo is helping to trim Andy down! Bo is truly a God Send for us and for Andy. We are truly blessed with these two precious little Doxies. I wish I could adopt all of them who need homes.