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.