I adopted this little man in 2019 while living in Seattle. His living situation was not the best, and he was put up for adoption. During his stay in WA, he had a chihuahua girlfriend, and fathered 3 Chiweenies - now, all living in their adoptive homes. I feel so lucky to have found him. He is part macho, part baby, and a real lover. He also loved Roxy, the original architectural dachshund. Originally named after Max, my Dad.
I had to say goodbye to Roxy, the original architectural dachshund, July 2022. It was devastating losing my companion of 14 years who I adopted when she was 2. Max and I were out for a walk, when a neighbor who I had never met, said that Max looked like a dog he had gotten from a dachshund breeder around the corner. You cannot tell me that a dachshund breeder lives around the corner, without me going over. I visited, and saw Weaver. 3 months, and who needed a loving home. That was the end of that!
Ernie is #8, and brings up the rear. I had Max and Weaver, and I innocently ran into my neighbor breeder, (it's always innocent) and she lets me know he is available, he is the runt, and he is free. I tried bringing him by my friend Clare's house, but - that was a no go. I took him home, and, well, come on. Trying to come up with a clever German name, which none fit him, I fondly remembered "My Three Sons", and Ernie became Ernie.
Roxy, the original Architectural Dachshund! While working in Chicago, Roxy and I visited an amazing Design office, and Roxy looked so cute in threre,
I decided she was an Architectural Dachshund. I adopted Roxy in Palm Springs when she was 2 years old, and she was my faithful companion for 14 years. Her hidden talent was opening her own Christmas presents, no matter how large the package.
A little guy who will growl like a big dog if you try to move him when he is cozy. A dog trainer once said, "thank God he only weighs 11 lbs". An athlete, he has won at The Old World Village Dachshund races, and placed 5th at The Weiner Nationals, held at the Los Alimitos RaceTrack (Sponsored by Weinerschnitzel) and is always a crowd favorite. He loves to sit on laps, and is a friend to all. His favorite hat is a tiny sombrero, which he got in Mexico.
I have a love of most things Mid Century, and am constantly inspired by its architecture, fonts, fashion, furniture, cars, TV shows - I majored in Design at Ucla, and love shapes and woodworking.
(More wood shapes and products to come). I am a triathlete and animal lover, and have an affinity for, you guessed it, dachshunds.