Boot scraper in the shape of a dog in cast iron. The dachshund has a sharp edge along the back that can be used as a boot scraper to remove mud and dirt from shoes and boots. Additionally, it can also be used as a firedog. A firedog is often used in pairs, place it in a fireplace and support the firewood. It gets easier to light the fire and the dog protects the stone in the fireplace from direct heat from the burning firewood.