From Leda to Lee, A Dachshund’s Rags to Riches Story

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This story is based on the life of my dog, Lee. Lee is a sweet little dachshund, who is very lovable. Lee had gone through a lot before my family adopted her back in 2011. Her name was Leda when we got her, but she never came to that name. My son called her Lee, and she responded to it so, now her name is Lee.

Lee’s Introduction

Hello, I am Lee, the dachshund. My name was not always Lee, though, my name uses to be Leda. I hate the name, Leda. That is why when my lovely lady called me that I never looked up. The name brings back a lot of bad memories for me; that is why I don’t like the name, Leda.

I live in a bunch of horrible places before I came to live with my lovely family. I was born in a puppy mill. The mill kept me because of my coat and my temper. Maybe, I should have bitten someone, and they would have let a family buy me. But, that did not happen. I was bread until, a doctor told them, I would die if I had any more puppies.

Before, the puppy mill could get rid of me or breed me one last time they were closed down. I thought that was a good thing but, it turn out to be horrible. I was put in a shelter. The problem with this shelter was that if you were not adopted within three months they would kill you. I was adopted at the very last minute. I mean, they were getting ready to take me to the box, when a lady name Carol adopted me.

Carol was a nice lady who owns a farm. She went around to kill shelter and saved dogs from going their deaths. Carol tried to find good homes for all of the animals that she saved. While on Carol’s farm, three different familys adopted me. They all brought me back to Carol after a couple of days because they didn’t want me.

Finally, my lady and man came to Carol’s farm. There was something special about my lady. I liked her from the start. I know, she would not bring me back to the farm. I have been with them for a long time now. I am trying to forget my past life and enjoy my new one.

Final note

Please, do not buy your pets from puppy mills. Puppy Mills need to be closed down. They do not treat the animals good at all. They are bred to death and keep in horrible conditions.


photo by Brenda Marie © 2015
content by Brenda Marie © 2015 all right reserved

more about Lee the dachshund
The Dog No One Wanted!


Dachshund, Dog, Dogs, Leda, Lee, Puppy, Puppy Mills

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Life is a journey, not a destination! Why not share your journey with the world by writing about it!

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author avatar brendamarie
22nd Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks- you Mark!!

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author avatar Carol Roach
23rd Aug 2015 (#)

It pains me to hear of abused animals.

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author avatar brendamarie
23rd Aug 2015 (#)

Carol, that is one of the reasons I am doing this. This kind of treatment of animals needs to be stopped.
Lee is very happy and well taken care of now. But, when the lady told, me her story, it made me want to cry.

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author avatar peachpurple
23rd Aug 2015 (#)

your pup is lucky, here, we can adopt any dogs from the roadside, need not go to dog shelter

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author avatar brendamarie
24th Aug 2015 (#)

I would want to bring them all home. It saddens me to here of so many strays.

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author avatar Retired
25th Aug 2015 (#)

Great share! Thanks!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Aug 2015 (#)

We have to take care of our fellow travelers as they are not much different from us and yearn for love and acceptance like we do - siva

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