Watching World Cup with the doxies and trying to eat a plum in peace. I think these pictures demonstrate who is running the show. That is our foster Jessie on the coffee table. White face Martin and Papi sitting on his Big Daddy.

Papi is one irresistible treat monster. He had the corgi’s owner completely under his spell.

A late afternoon picture of Papi in a beautiful bed of wisteria in full bloom.

Papi got to meet a close relative on the Lady Bird Lake Trail today. This little guy was so fresh from being adopted from the shelter he did not have a name. That is one handsome fella.

Papi (r) and Jessie enjoying the winter sun in their fleece jackets while keeping an eye on the squirrels. Today we learned Jessie may be going to his new forever home soon. He has transformed from an injured and emotionally damaged little guy to a happy, healthy and confident sweetheart. He and Papi have been having epic wrestling matches with bared teeth and unbelievable growling. But it is just good fun.  Papi and I will really miss him. 

Where is Papi?

It is a cold and rainy Sunday morning in Austin. That is Papi on the left and our little foster Jesse on the right. They both got themselves burritoed without any help from me. Dachshunds know how to do it.

This is Jesse, Papi’s foster companion until just the perfect forever home for him is found. He has an injured shoulder and is super timid and wary. Unfortunately we think he was abused by a man because he is scared of me. Papi, Martin, Sue and I are going to get that little guy’s confidence back.  His name is Paddy on the ctdr site.

This is Jesse, Papi’s foster companion until just the perfect forever home for him is found. He has an injured shoulder and is super timid and wary. Unfortunately we think he was abused by a man because he is scared of me. Papi, Martin, Sue and I are going to get that little guy’s confidence back.  His name is Paddy on the ctdr site.

All hail Papi.

The last play session for Papi and Oreo. Our foster Oreo went to his new forever family  this afternoon. We will miss that sweet little guy but soon Papi will get to have another little friend we can help get adopted. The volunteers at CTDR do such a great job with the applicant screening.

Dachshund wrangling at Home Depot. When it is 105 it is nice to have a big air conditioned building to take the boys for a walk, especially for fragile Martin.  

Papi and Oreo are becoming good friends. Papi had to assert his dominance for the first few weeks, but Oreo’s relentless sweetness wore him down. I really like seeing this. And the razzel-dazzle chase sessions in the yard have become epic.

Birthday picture. Martin is 14, I’m 54 and Papi is 6. Oreo just insisted on being in the picture. Martin was saying “get me out of here” and that is Papi’s “really?” face.

Papi is not happy about sharing his Big Daddy, but I think he knows Oreo needs some special loving.

Sue picked up a whole chicken for the boys to have with their food for the next several days. Oreo has learned quickly that Sue is the giver of special treats. Although he is not food driven like our boys, even with chicken in his bowl he wanders off. We have yet to hear a peep out of him. He is a very serene and calm doxie. A pleasure to have stay with us.