When I meet another dachshund owner we often can truly relate when we say that dachshunds don't jump… they fly! If you have a dachshund you will know what I mean. For those of you who don't, vets will encourage doxie owners to try and keep doxie's from jumping up and off furniture. Right. They tend to have quite the minds of their own. But, none the less, knowing what I know now, yes I agree and would encourage you to not let them on furniture.
We had built stairs for Frankie to go up on our bed, which she used faithfully. The problem was when we would open the door after being gone. She was so excited to see us that she would literally fly off the end of the bed. She was airborne for quite a few seconds. Her whole body would stretch to its full length and her ears flew out to the sides to help glide her down to the floor. They are a very courageous breed for being so little and short.
While at the Farmer's Market last week a gentleman walked up to Frankie to check her out. He said this about her wheels, "Those are model air plane tires!" He got the biggest kick out of that fact. And it was a fact I did not even know, so I get a kick out of it too. So, Frankie still can "fly."
Today I received this article about a puppy who was born without front legs and now uses model airplane wheels to get around… amazing. Here's the link to this incredible story http://tinyurl.com/4nm75f