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The

Life of a

Weenie Wonder


Copyright Š 2019 by Emily Pilla All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. Printed in the United States of America First Printing, 2019 ISBN 0-9000000-0-0 EEP Designs 141 Lake Drive Nesquehoning, PA 18240 www.weeniewondersclub.com


The

Life of a

Weenie Wonder Written & Illustrated By: Emily Pilla


Meet the

Pilla Family


Anthony

Dad

Mom

Emily

Abby


One night, the Pilla family was enjoying their Wednesday night dinner.


Dad was reading the newspaper and noticed an ad for

“DACHSHUNDS FOR SALE”

in a nearby town. DAILY NEWS


The Pilla’s had always wanted a puppy, so they hopped in the car and headed to the breeder’s house.


When the Pilla family arrived, there were four rowdy weenies running around the main

room. They were all black with short hair.


One even peed on Mom’s purse!


Little did they know, there was another little weenie, laying in the corner of the room while his siblings were still causing chaos. He had short brown hair and the cutest little face that made you just fall in love and want to take him home...so they did!


The Pilla’s named him­...


r e p p i k S


Skipper was always an active dog. Ever since the day the Pilla’s brought him home, they allowed him to jump down the stairs and off furniture.


The years went by, and Skipper turned three!


That following summer, the Pilla family


went

camping on family vacation.


On vacation, Skipper wasn’t being himself. He appeared to be shivering in pain and refused to move from his bed.


Skipper wasn’t getting

better, so Mom and Dad took him to the vet where he was diagnosed

with IVDD, a common spine disease among

dachshunds.


The vet recommended a very

expensive surgery

to save Skipper. The Pilla’s agreed to the surgery, and it was a success!


Skipper’s TO DO: take medicine crate rest (6-8 wk) PT (after 1 year)


After surgery, the vet wrote up a strict regimen for Skipper to follow for the coming months. He had to take pain medicine everyday and was on crate rest for several weeks. They tried to rehab him after a year, but it was not successful.


One day, Skipper received a very

special package in the mail.


MAIL


A pair of

wheels!


The wheels will become

Skipper’s back legs.


They’ll give him a

second chance at life, even


allowing him to compete in

wiener dog races.


Dad even named an ice cream truck after him!

Skipper Dippers

DAIRY BAR & GRILL


Skipper is still rolling around at 14 years-old and

Today,

living life to the fullest with his family by his side.


The Pilla Family & Skipper


One night, the Pilla family decided it was time to add another member to their family. They end up bringing home a brown, short-haired weenie who they named Skipper. Read “The Life of a Weenie Wonder� to see how the lives of the Pilla family takes a turn after Skipper is diagnosed with IVDD, a common spine disease among dachshunds.

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The Life of a Weenie Wonder  

“The Life of a Weenie Wonder” tells the story of how one family, the Pilla family, decided it was time to add another member to their family...

The Life of a Weenie Wonder  

“The Life of a Weenie Wonder” tells the story of how one family, the Pilla family, decided it was time to add another member to their family...

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