Meet Vinnie, the newest member of our family. We picked him up on Friday so we got to kick things off with a long weekend. He's a short-hair red dachshund (though, he's really closer to brown). At 14 weeks, he's about half the size of what he will be as an adult. I wanted a large dog, Jessi wanted a wiener dog, and so we compromised with a full-size doxie.
One of his hilarious characteristics (I almost wrote "features"... I must be a marketer) is that he eats fast. Really fast. He's nothing short of an organic hoover vacuum when food is around. Here's a 2 minute video I took of him inhaling his food. No joke, he doesn't even chew.
Being a puppy he also sleeps a lot too. Plus, it's pretty much the only time I can get a picture with my iPhone that isn't blurry. Here's Vinnie and Jessi relaxing after playing outside.
He also has the ability to mold his body to fit snugly up against you. This also makes him excellent for dodging into small spaces. He really likes this one corner where all my AV equipment used to be. I say used to be because after his 5th adventure (I'm a slow learner), it all got moved temporarily into the backroom. Here he is totally sprawled out in Jessi's lap.
Yes, for those of you keeping score, that is a Lego pirate ship and the Death Star II featured in our fireplace. Hopefully Vinnie decides that Lego piece don't taste as good as speak wires and they'll get to stay.