This a photo a day blog (with some videos too) featuring Papi, the world's greatest shop dog. Papi is AskWoodMan's helper and confidant. He is frequently seen on AskWoodMan.TV and has a small fan club on YouTube! p.s. Papi is a rescue who we first fostered, and then adopted through Central Texas Dachshund Rescue in 2009. You can email a question or a comment to Papi at PapiTheChiweenie [@] Gmail.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is Oreo, our latest foster from Central Texas Dachshund Rescue. His family moved and just left him in the backyard. It is really hard to not dislike people sometime. But then the good people at CTDR counteract that. He got fixed yesterday so he needs to be a conehead for a few days. Oreo is very sweet and mellow and is really healthy and good looking so he probably won’t be with us long. Papi and Martin welcome the little guy.
It was 104 in Austin today so at the end of the day Sue and Papi and I took the canoe to Lady Bird Lake to take a swim. Papi loves to prance around on his raft while we are swimming. But if he sees a fish jump, he jumps off and swims at top speed to the spot. He wants to get those aqua squirrels.