Buddy, Bella, Tiki 1

Meet Buddy, Bella and Tiki—Southerners all, born and raised in Richmond just like me. These three miniature dachshunds keep things hopping at home and love going places together.  As individual as they are, they are also very much alike in lots of ways. And they love being together. If we’re taking one, we have to take them all. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Buddy

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Buddy was born in November, 2007 the same day I handed in the manuscript for Dead Ringer. He and Bella are from the same litter. Buddy is older, born just minutes before Bella.

Favorite Toy: Rawhide sticks
Favorite Treats:  Anything I’m eating.  Drive thru food. And Chicken jerky.
Favorite People Food: Alexander’s BBQ. McDonald’s French fries.
Least Favorite People Food: Vegetables. Clams.
Favorite Non-Burton Person: The toddlers who live nearby.
Favorite Location at Home: At the opened front door.
Favorite Ways to be Spoiled:  A ride in the car. Belly rubs.
Favorite Movie: The Ugly Dachshund with Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette.
Favorite Book: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham.
Defining Trait: A little boy in a dog’s body.

Bella

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Bella may be younger but that doesn’t mean Buddy is the boss of her. She knows what she wants and how to get it and she loves her big brother and younger sister.

Favorite Toy: Chew toys—ANY chew toys. The squeakier the better.
Favorite Treats: Anything I’m eating.  Drive thru food. And Chicken jerky.
Favorite People Food: Hamburgers. McDonald’s French fries.
Least Favorite People Food: Vegetables.Clams.
Favorite Non-Burton Person: Our neighbor Mary Frances.
Favorite Location at Home: Her (yes, her) chair in the den.
Favorite Ways to be Spoiled: Visit the high school to jump in bushes and “hunt” for rabbits. Belly rubs.
Favorite Movie: 101 Dalmations. The original.
Favorite Book: Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries.
Defining Trait: Princess of all she surveys.

Tiki

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Tiki came to us from the same human family as Buddy and Bella. A couple of years younger, she actually has a very maternal attitude when it comes to keeping an eye on them.


Favorite Toy: Anything and everything that squeaks.
Favorite Treat: Anything I’m eating. Arby’s drive thru. And chicken jerky.
Favorite People Food: Rotisserie chicken. McDonald’s French fries.
Least Favorite People Food: Vegetables. Clams.
Favorite Non-Burton Person: Grandma Betty, who’s known Tiki since she was born.
Favorite Location at Home: Next to Buddy, Bella or both.
Favorite Ways to be Spoiled: People food. Belly rubs.
Favorite Movie: Lady and the Tramp. The original, not the sequel.
Favorite Book: Norman Bridewell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Defining Trait:  Loves being a dog.

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