From Leda to Lee, a Dachshund’s Rags to Riches Story Page 1

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This story is based on the life of my dog, Lee. Lee is a sweet little dachshund, who is very lovable. Lee had gone through a lot before my family adopted her back in 2011. Her name was Leda when we got her, but she never came to that name. My son called her Lee, and she responded to it so, now her name is Lee.

Born in a Puppy Mill

I was born in a Puppy Mill. I had no idea, what the place was when I was first born. I am a dachshund after all, we are not like humans, we don’t think about those types of things. Besides, my eyes weren’t even opened. My mother’s birthing box was like any other dogs would be. Her birthing box was a cardboard box big enough for her and her puppies.

I had five brothers and sisters. Sadly, I have no idea what happened to any of them. Maybe, my sisters were kept at the Puppy Mill as well or maybe they were sold. I just don’t know! I do remember having a lot of fun with them. We would play all of the time with each other. We did not have any toys so we would make up games. There was not that much space so we could not run around all that much. The bigger we got the harder it was to play.

After awhile, one by one my brothers and sisters were taking away. I hope that they were all sold and went to good homes. I pray none of them ended up have to stay at the puppy mill like I did.

My cage

The people at the Puppy Mill liked me. I have a nice brown marble coat. I am a very easygoing dog. I would love you before I would bite you. Maybe, if I were meaner, they would have sold me. I just cannot be mean. I don’t know, how to be.

A man took me away from my mother and put me into a small cage. I was still too young to have puppies. That would come later. I had no idea being in a small cage was wrong; it was the only home I ever had. I wouldn’t find that out until much later. I did not like being alone. I missed my brothers, sisters, and mother. I quickly learn that braking would get you into trouble. So, I did not bark at all. I was sad and lonely for a very long time.

to be continued.....

Final note

Please, do not buy your pets from puppy mills. Puppy Mills need to be closed down. They do not treat the animals well at all. They are bred to death and keep in horrible conditions.


photos by Brenda Marie © 2015
content by Brenda Marie © 2015 all right reserved

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From Leda to Lee, a Dachshund’s Rags to Riches Story

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Life is a journey, not a destination! Why not share your journey with the world by writing about it!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
23rd Aug 2015 (#)

Brendamarie, thank you so much for sharing your story. There is definitely a lesson to be learned here. My heart goes out to all the animals that suffer. It is so sad.

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author avatar brendamarie
24th Aug 2015 (#)

Nancy, it is very sad. My main reason for writing her story is to bring awareness to these places. There are puppy mills all over the place and they are being shut down. But, you run into another problem, where do all the dogs go after they are shut down? .

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author avatar snerfu
24th Aug 2015 (#)

Surely, dog lovers will need some puppies. You are right, if they cannot treat dogs properly, they need to be shut down.

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author avatar brendamarie
24th Aug 2015 (#)

snerfu, there are thousand of puppy mills all over and they do not treat that dogs well. They kept in small cages. They are not exercised or proper food and water. The animals cages are often dirty.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Aug 2015 (#)

Yes, they will be wondering how badly they are treated at times - we should know better, thanks Brendamarie for this thoughtful series - siva

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