We had talked about possibly getting another dog to keep Bandit company but it was sort of just an abstract. We stopped at the SPCA on the weekend and saw an adult basset hound that was cute. We told T that we would go back during the week. Today T and Craig decided to stop by. They talked with Melissa who works at the shelter (Craig used to work with her). She knew that we had put our other dogs down this year and knew of a mini dachshund that had just come in that we might be interested in. The shelter is getting very crowded and they don't have room for any more animals. This little guy was at risk for being euthanized. So...here's Merlin. He came home with us today and he has been playing with Bandit since. He's a pipsqueak with an attitude!