I have owned a dog most of my life! Currently, my family owns a miniature dachshund and they certainly have a very special place in my heart. (Wiener dogs are so wonderful!) I have watched dogs in their owners' homes, from miniature dachshund-size to lab mixes. I am an active runner and can keep up with the most rambunctious dogs, but also love cuddling up on the couch. Being an animal-lover, I have had cats ...