Every dachshund owner should be familiar with this wonderful group. They are people, like myself, who have gone through the heartbreak & recovery of back surgery with their dachshund. (dachshunds are not the only breed prone to back problems).
Please take a few minutes & acquaint yourself with Dodgeslist - you never know when you might be in the unfortunate position to need their information, guidance & support.
Xena & Schatzi's stories are on their website - under Stories of the Month, as are many others, some not so uplifting.