Saturday, June 5, 2010
Dachshunds have a special ability. Their length facilitates easy access to their tails when the flea bites, so to speak. It wasn't until Hank began frantically running in circles in the living room the other evening that it dawned on me: I hadn't seen a tail-chasing dog since before Emma died. Thus, watching Hank engage in the quest to capture the brown whip attached to his backside was bittersweet. He eventually made the same discovery Emma did years ago: that leaning against either a human or a piece of furniture gives a lab the needed support to brace the stretch required to snatch the tail.