We adopted our sweet Dachshund puppy, Eko, one year after we lost Reno. He is his own pup. He keeps us on our toes and he reminds us why raising a Dachshund puppy can be fun, but challenging.
He is now only 10 months old, house trained for the most part, and has already chosen his favorite person.
Main Caregiver: Me, Myself, and I.
Who Is The Favorite? My Husband… I say Boo to that!
Why Did He Choose My Husband? I’m really trying to figure that out for myself.. it just isn’t fair (sorry, had to show my true feelings on that). Again, my husband is our family’s Authority Figure. I may feed him, train him, play with him, take him to the vet – and my husband does none of that, but he still wins.
How I Know My Husband Is The Favorite: Eko gives all of us a good amount of love. But, it is clear when my husband and I enter a room at the same time, Eko gets so excited, wiggles, and kisses my husband like he hasn’t seen him in years.
It’s that kind of love and attention that tells me I lost this competition. Eko will still occasionally sit and cuddle with me, but it is clear where his loyalty lies.
Why I’m Not The Favorite? My husband is the Authority Figure in our family. He didn’t even try that hard, but he is the chosen one.
Per the photo below, my husband likes to refer to himself as the “Dachshund Magnet!” Eko and my senior dog, Bastian, are both asleep on his lap and legs while he relaxes on the couch.