Hi, you all were so helpful back when I Rudi moved into my life March 2011. It was a roller coaster ride and several months before she was completely potty trained but it has oh so been worth it. I can't imagine being widowed and retired without my best bud curled up next to me.
And last December I did something I never thought I would do: Rudi is now sleeping in my bed. I wasn't raised with any pets and all I could see was the negatives, but did some changing around in my room and took my cherished quilt off the bed so my little girl is now sleeping under the covers or else laying on top of the quilt. Twice she jumped down, which a short legged dachshund jumping down off a high bed is not recommended. I don't want stairs in there as I want her to stay in bed with me, not roaming the house while I am in a deep sleep.
And one night she woke me up gagging, so I grabbed an old towel I intentionally put in my room and caught the vomit in that, and we continued sleeping the night away.
Thanks again ladies for answering tons of questions and helping us to make this a happy dog lover home.