Rags-to-riches tale of a rescue Dachshund

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She was a 4.5-pound, scared, stressed out, long-haired dachshund curled in a ball when the Boyds spotted her in the Japonica Street SPCA. As they looked, a custodian approached asking if they were “bringing Lola back?” Looking into a pair of big, sad eyes, John’s heart melted. He said the little black dog was coming home with them and her name was now Hilda. The guys said, “Oh, I am so glad, because I was movin’ her from cage to cage so’s to avoid her being put down. I was gonna have to take her home and my wife was gonna divorce me ’cuz I already have nine dogs at home.”

So Hilda, née Lola, came to live with the Boyds in their lower Garden District digs. “Over the first few months she gained weight and is now a svelte 11 pounds,” says Bonnie, who admits that like many in New Orleans, Hilda has to watch her weight.

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  1. LuLu and LoLLy!

    We are two Maltese dogs and we want to say Two Paws Up! for this story about Hilda. LoLLy is also a rescue and we are so grateful for all the humans who help out us doggies. Also, here is some eggsellent advice: the best way to manage your weight is to lie about it. for eggsample, LoLLy weighs 9.5 pounds but says she weighs 8. Love, Your PaLs, LuLu and LolLy. http://www.luluandlolly.com

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