Since my header is labeled the 'Dog Days of Summer", I thought I would do a photographic review of a day for Lexi. She is my 14 year old wirehaired Dachshund. I don't know if Lexi considers herself the alpha dog but she definitely considers herself higher in the pecking order than Lucy, who is 2 years older. I have had Lexi since she was born, as I was a Dachshund breeder at the time and her mom was one of my kennel dogs. The wirehairs are my favorite of the three coats of doxies. Lexi has had many ups and downs and moves in her 14 years. She takes heart meds for an enlarged heart. But her main motivation in life, since she was a puppy, has been food. This last year she seems to sleep a lot more, but if she hears a noise in the kitchen she is there in a flash. Sometimes I don't know if she loves food more than she loves me.