Le Nez, "The Nose"
It started last fall when David had some leftover ham and joked that he needed a little dog to share it with. We'd been talking for a long time about looking for a new dog for our household. I pulled up HSNEI's website, which we do from time to time, and saw this inquisitive little face looking out at us. "Willy" was an older miniature dachshund. Our fifteen-year-old loves dogs with short legs and I've always loved merle (or dapple) markings, which he had. David and Finn went out to meet him and fell in love right away. Within just a few days, we had no idea how our household existed without him! He seemed to be very hard of hearing and didn't respond to his name, so we renamed him "Le Nez," (French for "the nose") or "Lennie." Lennie is the light of our family. He is the happiest little fella, following us around and then finding his own spot on the couch. He's perfectly suited to downtown living and makes new friends everytime we are on a walk. It's so much fun to see how many smiles he generates each day.
We're so grateful to HSNEI for taking Lennie in and giving him a chance to find a new family. We can tell he's been cherished in the past and we couldn't love him more. We feel incredibly lucky.