The Story of Kevin

I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this little guy. Cent loves him, too.

His name is Kevin, and he’s about 9 months old.

I had been thinking about getting a dog for a while, but there were parts of me that were hesitant and scared. Scared to give up the freedom of not having to worry about anyone but each other. Hesitant about having to be responsible for another life. But another part of me felt ready. And Cent said that I could get a dog “any time,” so I had the green light.

I had been stalking the Dachshund Lovers of Texas website and Facebook page for a while. And when I saw Kevin’s picture pop up, I knew that he was going to be ours. I hoped so at least. I finally pulled the trigger and submitted an adoption application.

Kevin’s original name was Fiasco. I’m not sure if his previous owner named him after the music artist, Lupe Fiasco, or if they thought him to be a fiasco. From the sounds of his story, it may be the latter. He was an owner surrender to a shelter in South Dallas, which means his owner didn’t want him anymore. How anyone could give up this ball of cuteness is beyond me, but I’m thankful because it means that we got to adopt him!

Although we’ve had to make some minor life adjustments (sleeping schedules, going out for potty breaks, and daily walks), I wouldn’t trade him for the world. He’s the best dog, fun, excited (he’s still a puppy), but also pretty calm as long as he knows he’s got someone around. I’m thinking that he was left alone a lot in his previous home and has some separate anxiety issues.

I now have a 9lb shadow who follows me around all day. My heart breaks a little when I have to crate him if I leave the house and he can’t come. But he really is such a sweet dog and it super attached to me. I’m super attached to him, too.

Kevin is named after the bird in the movie Up. And if you’ve never seen Up, get yourself the movie, stat! We were originally wanting to get a girl dog and name her Kevin…like the line in the movie. (Watch it again if you don’t know what I’m referring to!)

We’ve only had him a little over a week, but now I can’t imagine not having him. We adopted him through the Dachshund Lovers of Texas, who were wonderful to work with, and as a rescue, they make sure that every dog is vetted and in healthy condition to be adopted. They also make sure to place each dog in a home that will be a good match.
Thanks again to my friend Vanessa for these amazing photos of Kevin!
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Katelyn James Alsop - what a cutie!

Catie Ronquillo Wood - Thanks @[31806543:2048:Katelyn]! We think so, too! :)

Erin Daniels Holme - He’s a lucky dog. He’s got a great mom and dad.

Catie Ronquillo Wood - Thanks Erin! You can tell Kevin he has a friend with his name ;)

Jenna Davis - How adorable!

Catie Ronquillo Wood - Thanks Jenna! He’s an awesome dog :)

Robin Clark - HE IS SO CUTE!

Kimberly Peterson Rhodes - He. is. Adorable! These are awesome pictures too! You may just need to add animal photography to your repertoire!

Carissa - love the photos! so much character..

Mercedes Burkhalter - he looks so sweet!

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