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Congratulations, Papa P., Bark-A-Bout’s January, 2021 “Bark of the Month”!

CONGRATULATIONS, PAPI, P, Bark-A-Bout’s January, 2021 “Bark of the Month!”
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What 8 year old Chihuahua “Papi” lacks in size, he more than makes up for with his BIG and quirky personality! Papi’s fun antics have earned himself the fun nicknames, “Popstar”, “Mr. Personality” and “Pop-a-nator” by his loving Bark-A-Bout handlers.
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Papi found his way into the Powell family’s heart through their neighbor who took him and his fur-sisters in when his original paw’rent could no longer provide a spectacular life for them. He lived next door to to the Powell’s home for 6 months alongside his 3 fur sisters. Unfortunately, Papi had a hard time fitting in with such a big fur-family. In December, 2017 Papi strutted through the Powell’s front door, and history was made. With his bouncy, peppy little walk, Papi claimed his “spot” on the couch and that was it- – it was as if he never missed a beat and had lived there all his life! He was finally “home”.
Papi’s 2 human sisters visited him often from the neighbor’s house, which helped to make his transition smoother. Papi acclimated to the Powell family very quickly and built a routine that included new weekly adventures at Bark-A-Bout!
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Three years later you can still spot Papi patrolling Tiny Town on Thursdays and Fridays!! When outside on the turf, look for him in the sunny areas, sunning his fur next to his fur’ends. He loves feeling the warm breeze through his long sideburns and playing ‘Follow-The-Leader’ with the handlers.
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Although definitely a landlubber and not much of a swimmer, Papi truly loves being at the Powell’s family’s lake house. He knows he is on his way to warm weather and sunshine when the suitcases come out. He’ll signal he is ready to join the party by hopping right into the overnight bags.
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While at the lake house Papi will occasionally “swim” on very hot days, just long enough to cool off. Papi reluctantly kayaks with the Powell family, and when he is feeling especially adventurous, Papi might even carefully walk the dock, but not too far out- after all, because waves might splash up through the dock.
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During his lake house adventures, when Papi is not barking at the waves or cruising the neighborhood in the golf cart enjoying the sunshine☀️, he enjoys a good snooze under the umbrella⛱. To Papi, the lake house means getting spoiled with sunny warm weather, fresh air, cool watermelon, and a sweet vanilla cone from the Friday-night ice cream truck.
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Papi loves new experiences. However, if it involves freezing cold snow, he’s out. Going out in the cold requires many layers of sweaters and Papi still shivers! ❄️☃️❄️
Papi is such a happy-go-lucky dog. He can be seen skipping down the sidewalk on his daily walks. Most dogs walk along, and some dogs pull at the leash, but not Papi- Papi skips! He will just pull his left hind leg up, smile and off he goes on three legs. Papi skips most of his walk; and also when he gets excited after being called to eat dinner or go night-night.
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When Papi is not busy keeping the “house squirrel” off the patio or carrying around his big bone, Papi diligently works to perfect his hidden talent of “teleporting”. Just when you think he’s sleeping soundly in another room, without a sound, Papi appears out of thin air! This skill is unmatched by any dog!
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We are blessed that this wiry-haired little dog has such a big personality (and even bigger side-whiskers!)
The Powell family is so thankful Papi made his way into their family. His late entrance makes the Powell family a bit sad that they missed his first 5 years, as they don’t have any puppy pictures or memories of floppy puppy antics, but in 3 short years, Papi has filled their hearts and camera rolls to the brim!
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The Powell’s are so thankful for their neighbor’s kind heart and generosity by sharing Papi with them. Papi brings unending joy into the Powell family’s life, and into Bark-A-Bout.
CONGRATULATIONS, Papi and Powell family for being voted Bark-A-Bout’s January, 2021 “Bark of the Month”.

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