Sausage BLOG – 5 – Spending A Full Day With Pacho…

Life has been a bit manic lately so I haven’t had much time to post up a Blog.

There has been a Dog Shot at Mudchute Farm, a Hyde Park Sausage Walk, Greenwich Park Walk and other smaller dog meet ups amongst the usual suspects.

But none of which have been written about or documented properly just because life has been too crazy to focus on that.

However, things are levelling off somewhat and I definitely wanted to share the latest experience with caring for two dogs!

It has always been on our mind that we wanted a second Dachshund to keep Choco company whilst we couldn’t. Whether that be during the day to play whilst we work and get on with household chores, or if we needed to pop out for a period of time to either go gym or shopping.

However, we do live on a second floor flat with no lift, so my biggest concern was going up and downstairs with two.

The first day we had Pacho was the 10th June 2019 and unfortunately it literally rained ALL day. So we did not go outside at all and heavily relied on pee pads! lol

They just wrestled and slept together all day… it was lovely to see…

The second day we had Pacho was 18th June 2019 and this day was the real test!

Carrying two Miniature Dachshunds whom are 6.5kg+ and almost the size of a small standard in length was tough! Getting them in and out the car was also tricky! They would try and jump out as soon as the car door opens, but luckily their seat belt lead held them in place.

Now here’s where the real fun began!

I walked them both on leash towards the middle of an open grassy area to let them off leash for free running!

This was scary for me as Pacho isn’t my dog and I wasn’t sure what his recall is like with me. To be fair, Choco is my dog and his recall is still very sometime-ish even with me. But I at least had hope that they would stick together!

For the most part, they did… But they did divide and conquer! Both finding their own pieces of poo to roll in and before I decided who to stop, the damage was done!

After the damage was done, they had a lot more freedom from me! I wanted minimal contact with either and they both sealed their fates for a bath when we got home.

For the most part, the day was great! They played all day and kept each other company, however I am still not convinced that having two would be easier for leaving them home alone.

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