There are no plans to get Pete a dog, but if there were, it would be one like these. These dogs were both at the Rec Center Dog Splash a few weeks ago.
Pete would not be amused by a dog on a full time basis. Visits ok. Barking from next door can be tolerated, especially if he can go on the porch and irritate the dogs more.
This post is as silly as it seems. I just had to find a reason to post the photos of the pretty dogs.
(There was a family dog named Gretchen when I was growing up. Dachshunds, therefore, will always be Gretchen dogs to me.)