Yes, there are Dachshunds in Cuba and, like everyone else, they’re wondering what the end of Fidel Castro’s rule will mean for the country. Will they be able to relax a bit more like the lucky wiener dog above? Or will they have to continue to work hard for a living?
The Daily Doxie imagines the two Doxies below — CocoPerro and PilloChocolate — would have something to say about the situation. As street performers in Havana, they were known for being very vocally anti-Bush. According to photographer don_elle, they – would start barking loudly every time the US president’s name was mentioned.
It would seem that in the Cuban economy, Dachshunds are frequently put to work. According to a contributor to Parade magazine’s Doxie photo album, “An aging Cuban revolutionary pays tribute to bygone era by dressing up his senior citizen dogs as guerrillas and walking them thru Havana’s tourist zones, extracting a little hard currency from anyone who wants to take a photograph. Note the wristwatches on their stubby legs and items on the female that were presumably anathema to the revolution in years past: nail polish and a flashy necklace. As I snapped the photo I think a detected the scent of aftershave lotion on the male and perfume on the female!”