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This week’s Pup Close & Purrsonal comes to us from Rebecca Sterling. Rebecca is a 1 Community Director in Nashville, TN.

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Rebecca has 3 dogs that she lovingly named after her family’s favorite tv show – The Dukes of Hazzard.

Name: Flash Roscoe

Age: 15 years old

Breed: Black/tan mini Dachshund

Backstory: He was rescued from an abandoned pet store at Rivergate Mall, owner never returned. He has a hard time hearing. Rebecca suspects he has “doggie Alzheimer’s” due to his age.

Favorite hobby: Giving unconditional love to his mommy & protecting her from all men (besides Rebecca’s son).

Name: Boss Hog

Age: 8 years old

Breed: “Piebald” (white with brown spots) Dachshund

Backstory: He was rescued from a dog hoarder on McGavock Pike. He was the only one that wasn’t barking when she arrived. He has never barked. All he does is growl – Rebecca says you have to watch his tail to determine his mood.

Favorite hobby: Sleeping…seriously, he sleeps all the time!

Favorite toy: A tennis ball that he will fetch and not return. He will fetch, then chew it into a million pieces.

Name: Daisy Mae

Age: 6 years old

Breed: “Double Dapple” mini Dachshund (white with 4 different shades of brown spots)

Backstory: She was rescued from the side of the road, right after the May 2010 floods. She was approximately 3 days old, no teeth & her eyes weren’t even open. Her brother that was with her did not make it. She is about 80% blind. She can tell if lights are on or not, and shadows. No, this has not slow her down – she’s Rebecca’s wildest dog!

Favorite hobby: Digging & running after imaginary friends.

Favorite toy: Ice cubes. If one falls on the floor, she will push it all over until it melts, then lick up the watery trail left behind.

Speaking of beloved four-footed friends, The Scruff reminds everyone: please spay or neuter your pets.

Looking forward,


Lindsay B