Hello, Babblers! Alie, blog coordinator extraordinaire, here. Last week, Andrea introduced you to her best friend’s dog and told you he was the cutest dog in the world. While she and I agree on most things, on this, sadly, she is quite mistaken. Please meet Ollie and Olivia, my two significantly cuter teenaged dachshunds.
When I was 13, most kids I knew were either having a Bar/bat Mitzvah or a confirmation for their birthdays. Instead, I got dogs. I think we can all agree who won here. In the years since they’ve been everything from a source of comfort, to a dog-shaped shadow, to an electric blanket in the winter, to a reason to get me to come back home pretty often (helpful tip to all the parents out there who want to make sure their kids visit when they’re grown). Just like kids, they have totally different personalities: Ollie is incredibly smart, likes to be warm at all times, plays favorites, and only likes toys that squeak, while Livie loves everyone equally, would lick your face (or hand, or foot) for hours, and sleeps by herself and upside down.
I now present to you Ollie and Livie throughout the years, otherwise known as the time I got to post cute pictures of my dogs and call it work.
So, which cute dog reigns supreme? —Alexandra Martell