Meet Scarf (Eva)

When Allison and I adopted Éva, we intended to give her as a Christmas gift to Allison’s parents, since their Dachshund, Helga, died this past summer.  After spending 24 h a day for 1 month with her, needless-to-say, I became increasingly attached… and it is certainly mutual.  So this weekend, we adopted a second Dachshund for Allison’s parents: Scarf.  Both dogs were rescued by the Atlanta Humane Society from a hoarder or puppy mill; a self-described breeder who mistreated their animals simply to make a profit.  These puppy mill dogs often have difficulty socializing with humans, but clearly get along with one another.

Scarf is likely to be renamed Eva (pronounced as the English E … vahhh) or Greta.  Éva (pronounced as the English A… vahh) sits atop her ‘cousin’, comforting her as she adjust to her new home.

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Scarf's eyes and nose are runny as she is recovering from an upper respiratory infection.

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Maybe the weight of Éva's head is too much...

Sweetwater Creek State Park

One of the few opportunities I’ve had recently to leave the city – Sweetwater Creek State Park surrounds a section of the river and upstream reservoir along with 9 miles of fairly rough, beautiful trails.  I look forward to seeing this place during the spring and summer, where browns are less abundant…

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