In case you think dogs just snooze through the Olympics, we can tell you dachshunds do not. Well, not totally.
When a particularly lively skating tune woke Sammy last night, she jumped off the couch, gave herself a back rub on the carpet, got a drink of water, and gave herself another good back rub before snuggling up again next to Lovie.
That was a bit much. Evenings are our rest time. We can get some good napping then because we don’t have to monitor the yard for evil, black crows and sassy squirrels.
Meanwhile, Ann launched into one of her long speeches. This time about how great it is for countries to come together in the name of fair competition. She thought it promoted world peace or something.
We dachshunds have our own ideas about such things.
“World peace?” Lovie said. “How could trying to kill yourself help world peace?”
Indy scowled. He’s kind of a grumpy dog anyway.
“They aren’t trying to kill themselves,” he said as he scuffed up his blanket.
“Sure they are,” Lovie said. “Otherwise, why would they hop around on skinny knives attached to their paws or jump off mountains?”
“They do that for exercise. Didn’t you notice they do it to music? When humans do crazy things to music, it’s for exercise, remember?”
“Oh yeah,” Lovie nodded. “It still seems silly. Chasing off rabbits and sniffing around for intruders is important work and gets me all the exercise I need.”
Lovie is a bit overweight, but she tries to pretend it’s her fluffy fur. We know better.
“Tomorrow night is the luge,” Indy said.
“How do they know ahead of time they’re going to lose?” Lovie said.
“I said luge, not lose!” Indy said. “It’s sledding.”
“Dog-sledding? With dogs pulling the sleds? I like that.” Sammy said.
“No, the people ride on them down a big curvy slide,” Indy said.
“That sounds like fun, too. When are they going to let us do that?” Lovie said.
“Never. You’re a dog. You’ve got serious work to do.” Sammy said.
“We have fun, too. It’s fun being ‘man’s best friend.’ Or rather ‘Ann’s best friend,’ and who’s more loyal and loving than a dog? If that isn’t promoting world peace, I don’t know what is.”
“Yeah, you’re a true Olympian.” Indy said.
He was kidding her about her weight, but she thought he meant it.
“We all are,” she said.