Friday, March 30, 2018

Hiatus Day Two

Hitch


Hitch is my daughter’s Miniature Dachshund, a wiener party link who envisions himself a junk yard Pitbull. As a new pup given to my daughter with a will-you-marry-me-note tied to his collar, Hitch offered the proposal. As a member of our family he immediately became my grand-dogger and the subject of my first column over three years ago. Shortly after the column broke Hitch became very ill and we almost lost him. But, he's a fighter - little guys like him have to be.

Now, Hitch lives with us. (Busy road, no fence etc.) He’s pretty much ours but we haven’t told him yet. He loves us, but will always love them more, and that’s okay because he’s quick to defend us from his own shadow, a leaf blowing across the lawn as well as a house fly. He’s a snuggler who is funny, sweet and very loud. We adore him.

19 comments:

CynthiaMc said...

Cuteness!

Hitch reminds me of my black and tan dachshund Skipper. He loved to be on the water (not in it).

Have a great day, y'all!

E.M. Goldsmith said...

So adorable. I almost can’t stand it.

Amy Johnson said...

Hitch! Such a great name for a marriage-proposal-toting pup. Great name and adorable ears--what a guy!

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

What a wonderful surprise, our Hitch the bark machine, made famous on the reef. Thanks Janet. Hitch would thank you too but he's at the window explaining to a squirrel that his yard is no place for tree- rats.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

He's darling...

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Not only did Hitch make it big time at the reef today a pic of me made the front page of our local newspaper. If my husband's pic shows up on the post office wall I'm outta here.

Lennon Faris said...

Gotta watch out for those skittering leaves, man. Go get 'em, Hitch!

Gayle said...

Thank you, Hitch, for giving me a moment of peace this morning with your cuteness.

I'm no longer working at a place where today is a holiday. I'm not sure if that's the reason, of if I'm just exhausted, but every little thing is threatening to send me over the edge.

Claire Bobrow said...

Hitch! What an adorable dog! I wonder when he's going to notice there are four chickens behind him...
pillow shopping may be in your future, Carolynn :-)

Panda in Chief said...

Can there ever be enough animal cuteness in the world? No. We need more!

Barbara Etlin said...

Hitch helped them get hitched! Who could resist such a marriage proposal?

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Hey Claire, about the chicken pillow...Hitch sleeps with it under a Bob the Builder blanket. Yes, my husband's name is Bob and Yes he is a builder.

Beth Carpenter said...

Hitch is adorable...I mean terrifying. (I didin't hurt his feelings did I?)

Claire Bobrow said...

Carolynn: did Hitch steal the blanket from your husband? That's not right! But a cute dog always has the upper paw.

christirsuzanne said...

I love dogs so much. They each have their own unique personality and bring so much to human lives!

One Of Us Has To Go said...

To me, this little Sir looks kind of royal. He sits there on the sofa as if he was watching his momma (grandma?) coming with a tray to bring him his tea.

AJ Blythe said...

2Ns, you have a gorgeous puppy! He does look snuggly, but I'm sure a tough dog like him doesn't want to be told that.

Amy Johnson said...

Carolynn, I hope I'm not too late for you to see this: Congratulations for making it onto the front page of the newspaper! And the Bob the Builder blanket with the connection to your husband got a good chuckle from me. :)

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

It's late for us, watching UCONN women NCAA Final Four.
Yes Hitch is a snuggler. He sleeps with us and burrows down under the covers. He's the sweetest footwarmer there is, the fiercest defender and boy can he run fast.