Tribute to an older Dachshund

As the editorial staff of the Doxie News was seeking out stories to bring you, we came across this tale of Felix, an older Dachshund, passed from father to daughter.

In a way, I think that’s why we bonded, Felix and I. We had something truly unique in common: We’d both survived the Victor Ozaist style of child rearing – tossed into the ocean, with absolutely no warning. (That’s how I learned to swim, too, and how both Felix and I ended up absolutely terrified of water as “kids.”)

Halfway through his puppyhood, my father whisked Felix across the country with him. When I went to visit them in Arizona around Christmastime, Felix came flying down the dusty, ochre-colored road toward me with a look on his face of “Get me the hell out of here!”

Happily, and as is often not the case with Tributes at the Dachshund News, Felix is still alive and living out his golden years in Brooklyn close to Prospect Park.

5 thoughts on “Tribute to an older Dachshund

  1. lisa

    Hello doxie lovers,
    I take in adult and senior doxies and provide them with the most loving and devoting mommy and daddy they could ever wish for.
    I am down to my last and oldest doxie who is now 16 yrs old who is very lonely for another adult or senior to play and love and live out their lives together possibly 2 if they are a paired – bonded match (that has worked very well over the last 13 yrs for us) If anyone has a sitiuation where they need to place adult-or- senior neutered doxie or 2 please feel free to contact me. 610-433-2486 Lehigh valley (whitehall Pa near Philly. anytime email

    I am not buying or selling dachshund!! That means no $$ soliciting me to buy puppies or animal store pets. Humane societies or other doxie rescues who may be completely filled or hard to place doxie contact me I can also do a long or short time foster but really would love to permantely home doxie with me. I never had more than 3 at a time and never adopted out my babies.

    I provide a beautiful home both indoor and outdoor safe, health insurance, meds, home cooked meals, stay at home mommy, sleep in my bed, walks, car drives just for fun, social fun canine life with neighbor dogs, human neighbors, loving ultra live out the adult-senior life in their fantasy dream life.

    I have excellent references, past, present, medical and even neighbors, all will provide you the utmost information you may need to decide to place with my family.

    I provide top specialist health (DR. Ron Hodges DVM Internist dvm referal care only, which I have 24 area access too from long time health care, (He is one awesome Dr. and his brother Dr. Hodges the doggie surgeon too)

    I give them home cooked meals, meds, play, walks, lazy day beautiful sunsets every evening except for those pesty wet or cold nights, with chimenea fires, large secure deck with human laps to sit on!! Sometimes a smore too! We enjoy those cotton candy magic pink, peach, purple sunsets that command us to stand still with our doxies and thanking mother nature for them, watching with them every day possible!! I know my doxies especially love this time of the day they personally drag me up to our deck enjoying flowers and fire for this time of day that spells LOVE to me…telling me I guess my purpose in life is to serve the Dachsund.

    So I am a dachshund servant. (not a nut case, we have a lovely life) and I love it!
    and if all my doxies who are over the rainbow could talk, I know they would say ” they miss mommy the most” ( and I tell them I also miss them so much too!!!!

    if this is the home you are looking for fuh loving healthful dachshund fantasy (fireplace doxie zzzzssss included) lets talk

    pics of my babies at home provides upon request!

  2. lisa


  3. Mary Ann Dennis

    I loved hearing about how Lisa is trying to take in and help our older Doxie’s, if others can’t care for them!! My Ikea will be nine years old next month, and though she is still very active, I watch for her health and have made her walk up inclines to the bed and couch, so she doesn’t hurt her back. She has been the companion of my heart.
    Thanks for running the article on Felix the older Doxie, from father to daughter!! I could just hear Felix when he was running down the road!! It was my big laugh for the day!! Mary Ann Dennis, Port St Lucie, Florida

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