Evelyn, Ike is truly a gorgeous little man. As far as loving him so much and him working his way into your heart, I personally believe that is as much a chi trait as their eyes and ears. lol Their unconditional, all-comsuming love for their people and their obliviousness (is that a word?) to their size--they think they are Great Danes--seem to make people fall in total and complete overwhelming love with the little things!
"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished."Dean Koontz