And the latest edition to the family is Ellie aka Tiny Dancer, another adorable alum from Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue (along with Walker, Simba and Jazzy). Sadie was a stray that I adopted from Charlotte Animal Control, and Rufus came from Greater Charlotte SPCA. Izzy was adopted from a rescue in north Georgia. People ask me all the time “why do you have so many dogs?” and I just simply say “They needed a home and some love and I had both to give.” Yes 7 dogs is a lot but they are the perfect pack and get along great – never a dull moment in our house. And every day they give me something to smile about and be grateful for – they’re safe, loved, spoiled rotten and happy and my life is much fuller and happier because of that.