Pepper I adopted in Feb. 2005 from a shelter where she had lived for over a year - she was very shy when I got her - when I came near her she would run and hide. Since then she's grown very attached to me, but is still a little afraid of everyone else. Recently she's gotten a little better (and fatter) every day. She's supposedly part dachsund, since she was found on the side of the road in a litter of pups, and some of the others had short legs.