First, Helaine and Stef are amazed that as soon as Roxie is left in my care she lays down and goes to sleep! I bring out the best in doggies.
Maybe jealous is a better description than amazed!
When she is awake Roxie is still very puppylike even though she’s rapidly approaching her first birthday. She is an aggressive chewer, able to chew and destroy almost any toy–and she does. Thankfully she only chews those things she’s supposed to chew–mostly.
The most fun thing about Roxie is watching her inbred behaviors. These are things we assume she does subconsciously like trying to hide/bury her toys.
We don’t have much dirt in the house for Roxie to dig up. Instead she tries to bury things in the space between the cushions on the sofa. That’s what she was doing a few minutes ago–though her chew stick was perpendicular to the opening. Oops.
I turned the stick 90° and she quickly pushed it in between the two cushions with her nose!
Once something’s hidden she uses her nose to push dirt and cover the hole. Like I said: no dirt. It makes no difference. Roxie moves and gestures and pushes artificial dirt. A few minutes ago she even tried to use my shirt to cover her buried treasure.
She does all this with such purpose. She is driven by invisible forces that have been bred into her breed. Are all dachshunds like this? I don’t know, but my guess is probably.
She is very entertaining.