This little dachshund was made for my sister, W, who one her list of dogs that she wants (just as I have one) is a dachshund. My aunt had one that was named Cookie, and while this little guy looks nothing like her, it does look somewhat like the pattern from Lion Brand Yarn that I used (available for free from Michaels or from their website directly). In addition, I made a little collar for him from red yarn, and added a little piece of metal jewelry that looked like a dog tag (it said "Hope). I thought that it would make him just that much more special. W really liked him... but another gift seemed to overshadow his cuteness (see next post).