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 8 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!


  1. dear tootsie we pray and send lots of love and lots of power of the paw.. and we hope for many good days with your parents... as much as pawsible...

  2. Tootsie, darling, dearest Doggy Godmother, Gail and I are sending you and your Mom and Dachshund Daddy all our love and more besides.

  3. I will add Tootsie to my prayer list.

  4. We've not met you before Tootsie, but are so happy to meet you now! Though we certainly wish you were feeling much better ~ but will put our paws together for that to happen very, very soon. You are totally adorable and you live in a most beautiful part of the world ... we'll "save" your blog and come back to see how you're doing. Good wishes to you, sweet one!

  5. I come to bring Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to feel better soon, dear Tootsie💗💗💗

  6. We are crossing our paws that the vets can help you get well Tootsie.

  7. We are sending lots power of the paw to both yu and your parents Tootsie!

  8. Hey Tootsie, it's nice to meets you, i am sendin' lots and lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens your way! I hopes your dogtors and Moms can gets you all betters real soon!
    Ruby ♥

  9. We're so sorry to hear about your health issues, Tootsie. We cross our paws, and we hope you feel better soon. Purrs and hugs to your pawrents

  10. Purrayers and POTP for sweet Tootsie !

  11. Tootsie, we're sending you some great BIG WEENIE hugs and hope that you're feeling all better soon. Lots of love too!

  12. We are crossing all our paws, fingers, and toes for you over here!

  13. Sending healing thoughts and prayers. The Johnson Family (Abby and Larelei Lab)

  14. Tootsie and Mom I send you my strongest purrs for better health.
    A friend of Bertie's and your Godmother, Gail

  15. Just popping in to say hello to you all. Sending lot's of love!!



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