About the dog
What: Mini dachshund
Born: October 2003; Japan
Mom: Ruddy (bottom left picture)
Loves: Girls, especially girly girls; high-pitched cries of "ka-wa-iiii!" (translation: "How cuuuute!" in Japanese) and the tippy-tap of high heels are two sounds guaranteed to spur Edward into his Look-at-Me-Love-Me routine, which essentially involves lots of wriggling, prancing, and self-degradation.
Hates: Cats, because of an early puppyhood encounter during which my mother-in-law's cat suddenly exploded into furious screeching at their close proximity, catching Edward by surprise and causing him to pee on himself--who wouldn't be a little resentful?
Personality: Gentle and good-natured, which his humans cruelly take advantage of by dressing and posing him for pictures such as the ones below:
Edward the Peasant Woman
Edward the Overgrown Superhero
Edward the Bear Rug
Strengths: Although girls are his favorite, Edward pretty much loves everybody. He's a happy, friendly pup who will wag his tail and skip over to anyone that accidentally glances his way.
Weaknesses: Girls, of course; also, plastic soda bottles (he enjoys pulverizing them with his teeth) and dogs who either want to tear him apart or lick his crotch.
Unhealthy Dependency on:
-His stuffed toys--all of whom happen to go by their French names because one of his first toys (featured in above picture) had L'Autobus stitched on its side, and things quickly got out of control after that: L'Elephant, Lapin, Le Clover. (No, "clover" is not French, but we did not even want to attempt: "Where's Le Trèfle? Go find Le Trèfle." So by Le Clover, it became apparent that a tradition had been established that would not be dismissed.)
-His humans--who are not allowed to go anywhere, not even the bathroom, without their loyal sentinel standing guard at the door or preferably with said sentinel huddled awkwardly against the toilet-goer's leg.
-Not the finest example of animal grace, Edward occassionally trips over his own feet and has been known to smash into walls when racing around while looking gleefully over his shoulder.
-Is scared of cockroaches, cicadas, and other bugs.
-Compulsive stalker and starer (will NOT let you out of his sight)
-Severely bad breath and sometimes stinky feet too