To answer Elaine's question, I am almost positive Ava is a Maltese because this is almost exactly our situation when we got Lulu. We had Lacy a 1 1/2 yr old Maltese. I fell in love with Lulu and brought her home spur of the moment--never thought that morning about a dog or knew anything at all about chihuahuas. Lacy was wonderful with her and she loved Lacy, but the night I brought her home I started reading on the internet all about chihuahua because isn't that where we go to educate ourselves that wonderful internet? Everything I read called chihuahua's clanish, terriorial, wouldn't get along with other breeds, would fight Lacy and bully her. I would afraid that even though they seemed to be best friends now when she got older she would turn on Lacy--remember, I knew NOTHING about dogs. The vet didn't help discouraging me from keeping her. Horrible long story short--I returned my baby for a few terrible days. THANK THE LORD for answering my prayer and giving my baby back to me!!! She is ours forever and ever and is the joy of our life. It scares me to death every time I think of how close I came to losing her. Your little one will do great!!! So glad you have her. You won't be sorry.
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