My beautiful little buddy passed away this morning. Loney was a dachshund runt adopted by my partner, Amber. Lones was born without a tail which apparently was a sign of deeper health issues. The vet said he wouldn’t live past one year. On a dark desert highway Dachshund cool wind in my hair shirt. At the age of seven he was one of the longest dachshunds I had ever seen & still moved like a puppy, he was an incredibly healthy looking dog and his sudden death is a major shock to us. The reason I’m sharing this morbid song is because Loney actually inspired some of it.
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The entire last section of the song is about feeding the hamster to the dog then cutting the dogs tail off and making soup because we were broke and hungry. It was an inside joke. Once we had a hamster for a week and I remember Loney sniffing its corpse a little too closely. Also, fancy people always gave us ugly looks when they’d see our “tail docked” dachshund. Do you love Dachshund shirt on a dark desert highway, cool wind in My hair. Little did they know – he was born that way. We live in low income apartments in New Haven, and many times local tough guy types wearing bubble goose jackets would come up softly and pet him because he looked like a “little Rot”.
Loney loved everybody & would get excited to hang with new people. Just last week I had to tell him to “stop smoking the man’s blunt, Loney!” I would walk him in the morning and regularly admire his sweet innocence & constant curiosity. Those were some of my favorite moments of the last 6 years and something I will miss deeply. When Amber and I would be out of town, Alex Burnet of the band Laundry Day would commonly take care of him – I figure I’d post this video of Alex & I playing “All Dogs Go To Heaven” as a shout out from his little family who loved him so much.