Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Short, Short-Lived Cousin Pepper

Last night, Mom and Dad took me in the car to see my grandparents. When I got there, I was surprised to see a dog crate in the living room that smelled of puppy! But I couldn't see any pup immediately! Then the back door opened and this tiny little rat-like creature came bounding towards me. Upon closer sniff, I discovered it was indeed a dog and not a rat! Mom explained his name was Pepper and he was of the Daschund family. I had to really bend down to sniff his behind and he couldn't reach mine of course!

I tried to play with him but my aunt and grandparents were neurotic that I'd step on him and break his back! I mean really - relax humans - we're just playing! Pepper had a good spirit, he jumped up at me and tried to nip at me - but of course I just laughed 'cos he couldn't even reach my knees! The play was shortlived due to the neurosis!

Anyway, Pepper was a gift from my aunt to her Mom, but it turns out they may not want to keep him. Some big misunderstanding? Poor little guy. He hailed from Missouri (renowned for puppy mills) and was shipped to a petstore in Philly. Not a good beginning - but hopefully he has a bright future as aunt and Mom think they've found him a lovely new home with a family who has another Doxie and a Beagle. I will keep my paws crossed for him. Please do the same.



Jackson said...

Hey Axel, Pepper looks very cute. He's very lucky that your mum helped try and sort out a forever home for him. You two do look kinda cute together. J x

Maggie said...

What a cutie Pepper is! I hope he finds his forever home very soon!

Love ya lots,

Gus said...

He is really cute. They can be quite handy at fetching toys you let roll under the sofa, if anyone is interested.

Wiry Axel said...

Oh Gus, you crack me up!!! Brilliant! We should create a list, 101 uses for a daschund!


Wiry Axel said...

Ok, I'll start us off:

1. Make him sit by the front door to keep out the drafts.

2. Train him to drag himself around the room and into corners to remove dust...

No offense to Dashchunds out there !!! Just a spot of fun...we love ALL dogs.


MMM said...

Yo, Ax. Your mother is refusing to bring you in to Bring-Your-Dog-to-Work-Day. Is she afraid you'll misbehave? (Wonder why.) We haven't seen you in person since you were a tiny little puppy and I'm starting to think you're a myth; she probably finds pix of random dogs to post in "your" blog.