Sunday, February 1, 2009

Basic Rules for Being a Good Dachshund

Basic Rules for Being a Good Dachshund

Newspapers: If you have to go to the bathroom while playing in the front yard, always use the newspaper - it's placed in the driveway every morning for that purpose.

Visitors: Quickly determine which guest is afraid of dogs. Charge across the room, barking loudly and leap playfully on this person. If the human falls down on the floor and starts crying, lick its face and growl gently to show your concern.

Barking: Because you are a dog, you are expected to bark. So bark--a lot. Your owners will be very happy to hear you protecting their house. Especially late at night while they are sleeping safely in their beds. There is no more secure feeling for a human than to keep waking up in the middle of the night and hearing your protective bark, bark, bark...

Licking: Always take a big drink from your water dish immediately before licking your human. Humans prefer clean tongues.

Holes: Rather than digging a big hole in the middle of the yard and upsetting your human, dig a lot of smaller holes all over the yard so they won't notice. If you arrange a little pile of dirt on one side of each hole, maybe they'll think it's gophers. There are never enough holes in the ground. Strive daily to do your part to help correct this problem.

Doors: The area directly in front of a door is always reserved for dachshunds to sleep.

The Art of Sniffing: Humans like to be sniffed. Everywhere. It is your duty to accommodate them.

Dining Etiquette: Always sit under the table at dinner, especially when there are guests, so you can clean up any food that falls on the floor. It's also a good time to practice your sniffing.

Housebreaking: Housebreaking is very important to humans, so break as much of the house as possible.

Going for Walks: Rules of the road: When out for a walk with your master or mistress, never potty on your own lawn.

Couches: It is perfectly permissible to lie on the new couch.

Playing: If you lose your footing while chasing a squirrel or mouse, use the flower bed to absorb your fall so you don't injure yourself.

Chasing Cats: When chasing cats, make sure you never--quite--catch them. It spoils all the fun.

Chewing: Make a contribution to the fashion industry. ..... Eat a shoe.

--Author Unknown


Anonymous said...

Hi Dachshunds! Excellent rules for ALL doggies, I must say! Zeke and I do our best to follow them every day. (Too bad my mom had to read that - she really thought they were gopher holes...)

See ya!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Oh my dog! That is so funny and so perfect especially the instructions on housebreaking! We are good dachshunds so we have the napping, licking, barking part down. Mom won't let us chew on things. She hides them behind closed doors. Please tell her it is our DUTY to chew.

Thanks for the list and the laugh!