We’ll be here for a bit

We arrived at our relatives’ house. Here are my cousins:

Digger and Bandit





SAM_0737You can catch a little of their personalities by this short video

FOR SWTS: Digger has arthritis in his tailbone, a bad knee and is bowlegged. He swims and surfs to build up leg strength. He’s only five and has been this way since he came here. Some suspect he was weaned too early but we don’t know. Bandit’s mom was approached because people knew about Bandit and they wanted her to look at Digger. She didn’t want to and refused. But they were persistent. Digger was part of a breeder’s litter and all the siblings were sold but nobody wanted poor Digger with the leg problems. Finally, she agreed to see Digger and what happens when you put a dachshund in need in front of a Doxie Mom? You get a law firm of Digger and Bandit, was there ever a doubt? SWTS, do you have any thoughts and/or suggestions about this?

After an initial group bark, we got down to business. I’m not in the photo because someone had to take the picture



I thought it was a nice touch for them to plant cactus to make us feel at home



Digger and Bandit claim no responsibility for this because these cactii are wild, native and all over. We appreciate the thought, though.



About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

23 comments on “We’ll be here for a bit

  1. Swims AND surf!! He sounds like one cool, stompy wompy surfer doxie!

  2. That digger is a real surfer Dude, hope that stuff help him out. Looks like Kaci and digger are getting into the noseie rubs! Ahhhh, did you find some food somewhere and got side tracted!

    The Mad Scots

  3. I think they are already the best of friends. Yes I do.

    Have a woof woof day. 🙂

  4. Law firm of Digger and Bandit? Oh me and lawyers are like oil and water. Then throw a medical opinion in, I could be behind bars for the rest of my life. I don’t want to be on a chain gang. SWTS had a stress fracture in his dysplasia of his ankle. The Relief from Epic in SWTS’s water helped with his discomfort it is all natural.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Digger is something special! Glad that he has a good home and people who love him. His leg just makes him extra special!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  6. Yup: Digger and Bandit sounds like a law firm OK. Perfect name for mischief-makers!

  7. First off, we are glad you to hear that you arrived safely & that there was no squabbling during the ride over. Now onto Digger & Bandit … how do you tell them apart?? Is this the first time they’re meeting Kaci? And finally, what is their green bean situation?

    • Bandit is the black and tan one but Digger is the black and tan one. OK-Digger’s bigger and has a longer nose. I’ve met them a few times before but this is Kaci’s debut and it’s going well. We turned the doxies on to frozen green beans-they love ’em now.

  8. I can’t think of a better vacation – with four doggies! Have fun and I loved hearing about how Digger won his mom’s heart and got a home. Who could resist those eyes?
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  9. We think it’s fantastic that Digger got a home. So many people would have just said he’s only a dog.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. That was wonderful about Digger, you guys are going to have a ball 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Kyla, you are a fabulous photographer! It was nice to meet your cousins and I’m glad Digger found a wonderful home.

  12. have a great time with your cousins!

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