Zephyr


Dachshund
Picture of Zephyr, a male Dachshund

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Home:Dallas - Fort Worth, TX  
Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Zeffer Weffer Woo-Hoo!, Pops, "Old Guy", Mr. Grumpy

Likes:
Food, treats and snacks

Pet-Peeves:
Having his nails clipped

Favorite Food:
If he can swallow it, it's his favorite!

Favorite Walk:
Down to the mailbox and back. He's got back issues so we don't go too far.

Best Tricks:
He lays a sweet low five, and does an excellent "spin" for snacks.

Arrival Story:
Zephyr was adopted from the Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue in 2005. He had been dumped by his former owners at a local high-kill shelter because he was very ill and they didn't want to bother with his medical care. Zephyr had heartworms, a massive gum infection, and a massive ear infection that had rendered him deaf, among other things. But Zephyr's spirit and will to live captured the hearts of shelter workers and friends. Over 30 individuals appealed to the DFW Dachshund Rescue, and begged and pleaded for them to accept Zephyr into their rescue program. Their director went to the shelter to meet Zephyr, and he immediately ran to the front of the cage, sat up on his hind legs, and waved his paws in the air as if to say "Take me, please, and I promise you won't regret it." DFW Dachshund Rescue accepted Zephyr, had his ailments treated, and he was one of the first dogs posted on Petfinder by that organization. Being a sucker for long-hairs, the moment I saw Zephyr's photo, I knew he had to join our family.

Bio:
Zephyr has had a few back troubles as he gets into his teenage years. He responds well to acupuncture and Chinese herbs and is perkier than ever. Zephyr loves to snooze in one of many dog beds scattered throughout the house. He preferes to sleep in the "Big Bed" with Mom and Dad. Zephyr tends to sleep with his eyes open, on his back with all 4 paws in teh air, and his tongue barely sticking out... and he snores! Zephyr loves snacks and will do ANYTHING for food. He sits, spins, and does a sweet "Low Five" in the hopes of getting a snack. He also likes car rides and watching Animal Planet.

Photos:
Photo of Zephyr in jester outfit and Zephyr with his dachshund siblings copyright Teresa Berg (www.teresaberg.com).

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 24th 2008 More than 6 years!

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Dogster Id:
789510


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