November 3, 2014 I received a text confirming the availability of a dapple wirehaired dachshund pup in Ohio. A dance party ensues in my son's room. Jayson doesn't quite understand it, but he's happy enough to rock his signature "happy feet" moves while mommy and daddy excitedly talk about the prospect of adopting another dog and all the logistics that go along with it.
Justin and I had just started searching online for wirehaired dachshund puppies in the tri-state area, reaching out to a few breeders and fully expecting to be on a wait-list until the Spring or even next fall. We weren't having much luck. Wirehaired dachshunds aren't that common to begin with, let alone a dapple. We both really liked the look of dapple dachshunds but for allergy purposes, a wirehaired dachshund is the way to go. As soon as we got the text, we decided right then and there we were going to adopt this little dude with one blue eye. The best part? We didn't have to wait long to meet him. He was ready to go that Wednesday following his check up at the vet. So we drove eight hours out Thursday night to Bolivar (pronounced oliver with a "b"), brainstormed names the whole way, picked him up Friday morning and then drove eight hours home to introduce him to his new BFF Jayson. The name we finally decided on was Ace Bolivar. Ace was easy enough for Jayson to pronounce and Bolivar to pay homage to his hometown.
We're only on day four of his addition to our family, but Ace and Jayson have gotten along fairly well. Ace wants to follow Jayson everywhere and Jayson wants to give him kisses all the time. It warms my heart to think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship for them.
Welcome to our little family Ace Bolivar Krueger. We love you already.