"Guess what?," Ferdinand wrote, "I just ran into Dachshund Daddy!"
"It's easy to spot DD on a hiking trail," explains Sparky. "Not many people bounce around taking pictures of dogs as they hike up and down a mountain."
"Dear Tootsie, DD took several dozens of pictures of me as he shared your life's story with my parents," recalls Dachshund Brenda.
"When he asked my folks whether he could take my photo, I knew I had to put on my best smile!" says Waldo, who's been taking acting classes in L.A. and has learned a lot about posing.
Joe also wants to become an actor. He already knows how to rattle an audience.
"I'm not the biting type, but if you invade my personal space with your snout I really don't have many options," explains Joe.
Joe reminds all Cowles Mountain trail users that there's a reason for those leash-up signs at the trailhead.