Saturday, September 7, 2019

Napping with Lili's Arosa Coat

Healing is my top priority this week, which is why I'm taking a lot of naps. I'm taking one right now with my special Arosa coat on.

My Arosa coat was a gift from my special friend Lili. Here's Lili, Mom, and I on a forest road near her Arosa home.

Thanks so much to all my fur-friends who left sweet messages on my posts earlier this week!

When in doubt, a nap is the way to go. There's no such thing as a bad nap.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back home!

Dear Souls and Kindred Spirits:

Thanks so much for your healing thoughts. I was discharged this afternoon, and I'm now back home.

My special vet, Dr. Pozzi, was really impressed with how much my health improved overnight.

Every extra day is an extra blessing, but today I feel more blessed than usual.

Thanks again for sending lots of healing juju my way. Your power of the paw is pawesome!


Monday, September 2, 2019

Power of the Paw

Mid-August 2019: Tootsie and her mom visit Upper Grüenseeli (German for little green lake) near Arosa, Switzerland.

Dear Souls and Kindred Spirits,

Being a senior dachshund poses formidable challenges. In October 2017, I had my first major health crisis due to old age. Liver failure. Mom thought I was going to die in the car en route to the vet. Instead, under Dr Pozzi's special care at Centro Veterinario Scairolo, I made it through my illness and came home a few days later with a new lease on life.

After some relatively minor health issues in December 2017, I enjoyed a very healthy 2018 and an excellent start to 2019.

I had some freaky problems with my tummy at the end of April and, again, in early July. On July 1st I officially turned 14, but I'm probably older than that. July 1st is my Gotcha Day, not my date of birth, which we'll never know. Anyway, in July I also started having trouble sleeping at night.

This past summer, I was lucky enough to spend four amazing weeks in Arosa, in the middle of the Swiss Alps. I enjoyed the cool mountain air, made a lot of fur-friends, and started acting like a puppy all over again, though my night-time issues never went away.

We came home a week ago, and my night woes continued, but everything seemed fine, given my age.
Until yesterday, when my tummy problems came back with a vengeance. I'm now back at Centro Veterinario Scairolo, fighting a bad episode of gastroenteritis under Dr. Pozzi's care.

As of yesterday, I've blessed my forever parents with 7 years and 2 months of unrestrained dachshund love. Now, every extra day is an extra blessing.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Tootsie Aelggi D'Aoust

Hi fur-friends. I love you!

Friday, April 5, 2019


We have a new and very brief essay called "Paw to the Paw to the Paw to the Paw" published at a wonderful literary journal called BIG OTHER, edited by John Madera. We're grateful John accepted this piece for publication.

Thank you so much for clicking over and reading it: here.

We'd love to know what our dog & cat & animal friends & human friends think of this piece. Thank you! And now: we nap.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hike 10 of 2019

Termine, Switzerland: We tested our agility skills on the percorso vita! 🐾🐶🐾

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hike 9 of 2019

Smack on the Swiss-Italian border near Cremenaga, Switzerland! 🐾🐶🐾

And Tootsie actually took a nap in my arms during our walkies!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Paws & Books: Katherine Riegel's LETTERS TO COLIN FIRTH

We love Katherine Riegel's LETTERS TO COLIN FIRTH. It won the 2015 Sundress Publications Chapbook Competition! I'm currently taking a writing course from Katie Riegel online, and it is fabulous; you can find more information here

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