Hello and thanks for visiting!
We are what others call…
Proud Parent of A Dachshund
Crazy Dachshund Family
Parents of Dachshunds
for the hubs, “The Dogfather”
You name it, that’s us…
Let me introduce myself, my name is Jessica and I am the manager of our little site, GoDachshund.com.
Our crazy life as Dachshund owners didn’t start out like like the typical Dachshund family at first. When asked if I wanted to take home a puppy because my brother and sister-in law’s two Dachshunds had puppies, I was skeptical.
I have never owned a Dachshund and thought it would be too much to handle, especially with a six year old.
But I was soooo wrong! We feel in love with him the moment we saw him. We called him Riley. Riley wasn’t supposed to have been available because he had been promised to someone else. But that someone else changed their minds, it so happened he had became available the day we went to see the pups.
So we just took a chance to become Riley’s family. He was still too little to bring home just then and we had to head back home to Houston. You could say he was our Christmas present since he was born on December 2, 2015 and came home with us after the new year, once he turned 6 weeks old.
The same day we went back to San Antonio to bring Riley home, my parents decided to take home the last pup in the litter home with them too and named him Bandit.
Riley and Bandit instantly became the dynamic duo. Every time we came home to visit my family, Riley came too. He soon loved the three and a half hour drive to and from San Antonio to see his brother Bandit.
We stayed in Houston another 9 months before moving back to San Antonio permanently. But during that time we bonded with Riley as a family.
My husband, Thomas took to Riley right away (I wasn’t sure how he’d feel about a dog at first) I guess you could say my hubby became the leader of the pack as time went on.
Looking back, Riley’s first nights felt like I was caring for a newborn baby. But the Puppy Cuddle Pal worked like a charm, Riley slept soundly with it. However, I was the one who got up when he started to cry to take him to the potty pads so he could do his business.
He wasn’t content with doing the potty and going back to his bed, instead he wanted to play so I did until my hubby took over. Before long my hubby would let him out of his crate at 3:30 a.m. to walk him, feed him and play with him before he headed to work.
Before we went to pick him up we got some things for him to feel right at home with us. One of the best things we could have got for him was the dog crate to create his own space for sleep and comfort.
To this day that is his special place to sleep, snuggle and for long naps. We are so glad we got the large crate because now Riley shares it with his brother, Bandit.
I guess you could say we were first time dog owners because it was the first time as a family we took care of a dog as he was growing.
Teaching Riley basic commands, caring for his nutritional needs, and transitioning him into a member of our family was rewarding.
Once we returned back to San Antonio at the end of 2015, Riley and Bandit were together again and we became the primary care takers of Bandit too. It just came naturally since Riley and Bandit were inseparable.
We knew it would happen eventually since Bandit would cry for Riley every time we would head back to Houston after a visit. Riley however, would cry for us since visiting meant being away from us more as he kept Bandit company in the backyard. Riley was used to sleeping on the couch and playing ball with us inside our house. At Grandma and Grandpa’s ball playing and sleeping are strictly done outside.
So now that you know a little about Us, we hope that you continue to visit our little site and read about our little adventures!
The Furever Doxie Family,
Jessica, Thomas, Alex, Lauren, Riley & Bandit