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We all had such a great time with the last contest, LS has inspired me to have a second! All you have to do is write how you became a chihuahua lover or decided to get your very first chihuahua. Everyone will have such unique stories and I am going to enjoy reading them.

On June 1, the contest will be closed. I will do just like LS did and put all the participants' names in a bowl and draw one winner. The winner will receive 3 fun shades of OPI or ESSIE fingernail polish.
At the end of your post, please make sure to tell me if you prefer bright, spring colors, bold winter colors, or neutral, fall colors.

This contest is open to ALL members.





***THIS IS A CONTEST I HAVE ORGANIZED FOR THE FORUM ON MY OWN. THE MODERATORS CLAIM NO RESPONSIBILITY***
 

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Ohhh where to begin?? I am a year out of high school now but boy that year has been a big one! I've moved away from home,went from a part time retail job to being blessed with a full time job as a receptionist and have had to move THREE different places due to uncontrolable circumstances. So needless to say i've been on one heck of an emotional roller coaster! Here recently I have been so incredibly lonely. (even with the support of my wonderful boyfriend) I've been feeling like my purpose is to take care of someone who wasnt able to take care of themselves. I thought seriously about having a child. Then came to my senses and abandoned that idea. So there I was stuck in that awful funk and feeling worthless when I got a call from a long time friend of mine. I had heard that her two Chi's had fallen in love and a batch of little ones were on the way. I didnt really give to much attention to it until she called and said there was one left. She couldnt find a good home for her and she already has four herself so it looked like the sweet baby girl was going to the pound. Having volunteered and shelters in high school I knew her chance of survival wasnt very good. So I volunteered to take her. I coulnt imagine what my life would be like if I didnt. I havent had her very long but she has brought SO much joy and laughter into my life already that I cant wait for all the years to come with her. I've always been a dog person but never allowed to have one growing up. I never thought in a million years I would be the owner of a Chi! But you have no idea how glad I am that I can say proudly that I have one of the best breeds of dogs out there. I can hear her little claws clicking on the floor right beside me wherever I go. Miss Delilah Isabel is one spoiled rotten pup already. Deep down I know that she knows that I need her as much as she needs me.
 

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I fell inlove with chi's When i got my chi mix tiny. It was unexpected, i wasn't looking for a dog during that time. My friend and i went to petsmart to buy treats for her gsd and we saw some puppies frm a sanctuary that comes every weekend. I spotted a chi and fell inlove. It took me 2 hrs to really decide if i was willing to commit. I also had to get permission frm my bf. I decided not to :(, i was sad. My bf said yes but we were tight on money atm. The lady who runs and owns the sanc came looking for me to c if i still wanted her and dropped the price (not that it really mattered) i couldnt ignore my feelings anymore and signed the adoption papers and adopted her! They said she was not full chi and that she was a mix so i decided to search into her chi side first and found this wonderful forum!!! Now wen i look back, im sooooooo glad that i didnt leave my tiny behind at the store. She is my heart and soul doggy. My angel! She is soooo smart and is a good dog. Never had any! Behavioral problems, she was sent frm heaven! Thanks if u read all this, god bless!

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I had a friend...a loyal, funny friend. Her name was Kissa, and we spent over
a decade together. She was with me through some of the most challenging times
in my life, always lovely and comforting. She made me laugh, she made me happy.
When Kissa passed away my heart broke. I literally had pains in my heart, every
single day, from her being gone. I could not understand why she was taken from
me. It was already a very difficult year with a lot of loss and sorrow, why
take my baby girl as well? For a while I caught myself preparing a bowl with
her food, or calling her to go for a walk, I was in shock, and my mind could
not comprehend the fact that she was gone for good. I kept her bed and toys
exactly the way they were before she died, in the same spot, I could not dare
to move them.


My husband saw my suffering, and was also hurting inside. We both loved her
dearly. He thought that a new baby girl would ease my pain. I did not want her,
she was not Kissa, no dog could EVER compare to my sweetie. A couple months
have passed and hubby got Chanel for me. I cried when I first saw her because
she looked so much like my little Kissa, a white fluff ball full of energy and
affection. I knew that Chanel could never take Kissa's place, but I also knew
from day one that she was a very special puppy. So lovable, so bright, we
bonded quickly and never looked back. Chanel has helped heal my heart. With her
silly ways she forced me to laugh, with her puppy kisses she melted my pain.
Chanel will be a year old on the 19th of June. She is becoming a big girl, and
an even better friend with each passing day. Thank you my baby girl for being
so good to me, I promise to work my butt off in order to make your life happy,
in order to keep you healthy, and by my side for a very long time.


I might have lost one dear friend, but I sure did gain another.
I love you my little muffin, my little Chanel.







*edited to add photos of Kissa the Pomeranian and little Chanel.
 

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My heart is already warmed reading your stories!

I never thought about being a chihuahua owner. I have always been a dog person, to no particular breed, but never considered chihuahuas. I didn't know what I was missing! When I moved to VA, I became friends with a girl who had a solid white chi. She was very sweet and cute but also very stand off-ish. She was very attached to her human. It took hard work on my part to get this little chi to warm up to me. Her name was Ellie. The girl let me babysit a few times and anytime she came over I'd ask her to bring Ellie, and I just fell in love. I knew I wanted a little chi from that moment on, so I began my search. It took about a year and I thought I had found one in WI, but that puppy didn't make it sadly. So I kept looking and found Miya. Had a few skype dates with her and shortly after went a picked her up. This past year has been the best year of my life, honestly. I never knew I could love so much. She brightens up my life in everyway.
 

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I had a friend...a loyal, funny friend. Her name was Kissa, and we spent over
a decade together. She was with me through some of the most challenging times
in my life, always lovely and comforting. She made me laugh, she made me happy.
When Kissa passed away my heart broke. I literally had pains in my heart, every
single day, from her being gone. I could not understand why she was taken from
me. It was already a very difficult year with a lot of loss and sorrow, why
take my baby girl as well? For a while I caught myself preparing a bowl with
her food, or calling her to go for a walk, I was in shock, and my mind could
not comprehend the fact that she was gone for good. I kept her bed and toys
exactly the way they were before she died, in the same spot, I could not dare
to move them.


My husband saw my suffering, and was also hurting inside. We both loved her
dearly. He thought that a new baby girl would ease my pain. I did not want her,
she was not Kissa, no dog could EVER compare to my sweetie. A couple months
have passed and hubby got Chanel for me. I cried when I first saw her because
she looked so much like my little Kissa, a white fluff ball full of energy and
affection. I knew that Chanel could never take Kissa's place, but I also knew
from day one that she was a very special puppy. So lovable, so bright, we
bonded quickly and never looked back. Chanel has helped heal my heart. With her
silly ways she forced me to laugh, with her puppy kisses she melted my pain.
Chanel will be a year old on the 19th of June. She is becoming a big girl, and
an even better friend with each passing day. Thank you my baby girl for being
so good to me, I promise to work my butt off in order to make your life happy,
in order to keep you healthy, and by my side for a very long time.


I might have lost one dear friend, but I sure did gain another.
I love you my little muffin, my little Chanel.
LS, that is a very touching story. I had tears down my face reading it. I am so thankful for Chanel and the ways she has helped you. I try not to think about what the inevitable brings, but sometimes I do. I too will do everything I can to make sure she has the most wonderful life. She is my best friend and I love her more than anything. We all have been brought so much joy by these little doggies. I don't mind spoiling them rotten. It makes me happy to know that she's so happy.
 

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The story of how I fell in love with Chihuahuas is not nearly as sentimental as yours, LS. Such a wonderful story.

Anyhow, when I was 15 my family had three dogs. A Cocker Spaniel, a Beagle, and a mutt. They were family dogs and I never felt really attached to any of them. I begged my parents for my own puppy that would be all MINE. I even took $1000 of my own savings to pay for a puppy, neuter, and beginning vet bills. I was an extremely responsible homebody of a kid, straight A student, and an all around good teen. My parents decided that I could handle it.

I ended up getting a little white Maltese from a breeder near my house. I named him Louis. Just three days after I got him, he got very sick. The vet thought it was hypoglycemia, but he kept getting worse. It turned out that he had a congenital condition. We called the breeder, and she told us that we could either get another puppy or get our money back. We decided to take the money that we paid and find another breeder because she didn't have any other boys and I really wanted a boy.

After a couple weeks, I saw that there was a 9 weeek old Chihuahua for sale nearby. I went to see him. He was the most gorgeous little guy with even markings and a sweet face. I played with him for a while and immediately fell in love. He was the sweetest little lover and so friendly. I decided that I wanted him. I paid more than I probably should have, but I was 16 and I just HAD to have him. I named him Max and brought him home.

He was constantly with me, except when I was at school. My mom was a stay at home mom at the time and homeschooling my sister, so he was never alone. When I was home, he never left my side and became my best friend. We had four dogs now and Max showed more loyalty and affection than the other three combined. I'd never seen that kind of love from a dog. He instantly stole my heart. I knew that I would always have a Chi after that.

When I went away to college, my parents kept Max since I was living in dorms. Now, I am living at home and back with him and he loves me all the same as he did. I can't imagine life without him. My whole family fell in love with Chihuahuas and now we have two, Max and Toby.

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Growing up we had always had dachshunds. After my sister and brother had moved out and taken their dogs with them I wanted a dog of my own. We heard about a golden retriever that had bit a toddler who was beating him with his toys and if a good home was not found for him they were going to put him to sleep. We brought Shadow home when he was two years old and he became a part of our family. He was a part of my daily life until I got married and moved to Nashville. When I left my mom told me he sat at the window looking for me for months every night when I should have been coming home. We brought Shadow to live with us within a year and loved him dearly for the rest of his life. When Shadow was 16 years old he passed away in his sleep. I was heartbroken. It was like a piece of me was missing because Shadow was gone.
I decided after that I did not want another dog. Ten years passed and I thought I was perfectly happy not having a dog when Brock mentioned that he would like to get a dog so that I could have some company when he was gone. At first I fought the idea tooth and nail. I knew whatever dog we got it would not be Shadow so I had no desire to have a dog. After a lot of talking and convincing I agreed to go look at a few dogs. My first reaction was that I loved the golden retriever breed and even though it would not be Shadow perhaps if it was a golden retriever then it would be okay.
Brock vetoed my idea of a golden retriever immediately. He said as much as he wanted a dog for us he did not want a large dog that could risk hurting my back more. He really wanted a basset hound but we ruled that out too because they are still kind of large.
My one request that we not get a dachshunds, they are cute dogs but after having them around as a kid I knew it was not the dog for me. After many hours talking to people and researching we found a breeder with chihuahuas. I grudgingly went along to the breeder thinking that I would go and at least look but I was convinced if it was not a golden retriever I would not fall in love.
We walked into the breeder and they had 3 puppies that were 12 weeks old. They were cute but my heart strings did not melt. We were about ready to leave when they said they had a puppy that was older, 23 weeks, and they had not been able to place into a home because he had a floppy ear.
Brock asked if we could see him and as soon as he came running up to me I fell in love. He immediately started licking me and trying to get me to pick him up. I knew right then that we were not leaving without him.
From the moment we brought him home he has been following me around and making me smile. I can't imagine why I was so stubborn and did not get a dog sooner but I am just glad to have Jaxx in my life now.
 

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I never cared much for small dogs, I grew up with horses, goats, and big large dogs. As I got older I began to love training dogs. I loved taking them to run, exercise, use their mind. And one day a friend of min asked me if I would be willing to work with her daughter's 2 goldens. They were littermates, 8 months old, big, hyper, and my friend's daughter had just had a baby. No doubt she needed help, I agreed. I showed up one morning early at 7am to meet these dogs I'd be working with. I planned to teach them some manners and walk them each to try to tire them a little. When I arrived and wen inside, a little chi cocked her head sideways and looked at me. Her name is Penny, she is a little rescue girl with a smooth coat and floppy ears. She did not yip or yap at me, but just rolled over for a tummy rub. I picked her up and she kissed my nose. My opinion of chihuahuas changed that quick. In the matter of moments I was completely smitten by her sweetness. And I thought to myself, if this little chi is so sweet, and I love to train dogs, I bet I could have a swee chi too. I text messaged my husband after leaving there and said I want a little girl chihuahua. He wrote back "funny." I explained what had happen and how I adored Penny. He said ok, get one. I almost fell over! I rushed home and got straight on to petfinder.com to look for a little girl chi. At the time iwe had a male dog and could not get another male because he was territorial, so I searched for a girl. I ended up getting my little Audrey from a person I know. Her mom didn't receive the best care during pregnancy, she had 5 pups and only Audrey and one male lived. My grandmother took Audrey's mom and her brother. I took Audrey, she was tiny, she was sweet, she needed care and she was mine! She is now almost 2 years old. She is everything I hoped for in a chi. And I now just adore chihuahuas. I just adopted Sophia from the humane society in March, my 2nd chi. Now I think I'll always have a couple or 3 or 4 ;) of them running around. They are little souls with large hearts and my view of chihuahuas will be forever changed thanks to little Penny.

Thanks for the chance to win a contest, I like winter bold colors! So pretty!
 

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I never really thought I would love chihuahuas. The babysitter I had when I was little had one, and every chance it got, it would try to attack me.
My neighbors had Cricket, and she was so sweet and loving, and would let just about anyone pet her. Every time I went next door I would see her, and she would wag her tail. I kept telling my neighbor that I was going to bring her home with me. Finally one day in Dec last year, I was holding her, and I told the neighbor I was going to bring her home with me. She said ok. Just like that I had a chihuahua. Poor Cricket was over run with fleas, and so skinny you could see her ribs, and hip bones every time she moved. It was really sad. I don't think she was even 3lbs when we first got her. That weekend we took her to the vet for her shots (cause she hadn't had any for I don't know how many years) the vet weighed her at very very close to 3lbs. She is such a little blessing. She plays and loves on us, and gets excited when Daddy comes home from work. I love her so much! Honestly, I probably will get another chihuahua when we do get another dog. They have such wonderful personalities.
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How I fell in love with chis isn't quite as sweet and cute as everyone else's, but I'm so glad that I discovered how wonderful they are!

I have wanted a dog for years, but after the dog I had growing up passed my parents just really couldn't bring themselves to get another dog. So, while I lived with them I couldn't get one. I knew that once I moved out on my own that I would want to get a dog, but the closer it came to me moving out the itch to get a dog grew and grew.

There were several things that I knew I either definitely wanted or definitely didn't want in a dog and through a process of elimination I became really interested in chihuahuas. I talked to my boyfriend about it and we started doing more research. We came across one of those silly little tests online that tells you what kind of breed is right for you based on your lifestyle and preferences. It popped up with a 99% match with chihuahuas. It was so funny and it really made us feel confident about what we already thought we wanted.

I started doing tons of research looking up breeders and trying to find a chihuahua. I had this particular picture in my mind of what I wanted. I wanted a longhaired white one. And out of the dozens of pictures of chi puppies I looked at, I just didn't really fall for one. Then I found one little girl who was a couple of hours from me. She was short haired and brown, and nothing at all like what I thought I wanted, but when I saw her picture I fell in love! I called the breeder and we spoke on the phone for over 30 minutes. I felt really good about the breeder and the puppy. I went and saw her and she is absolutely perfect. I already can't imagine how I lived without her. And I never knew I could love someone so much!
 

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My story is not as exciting either, I always loved the breed since childhood when I saw them at the dog shows, but I was raised in a Poodle house! :lol: so that was not going to happen ;)

When I got older I got my own dog (a poodle, a rescue from the pound of all places) several years went by and I decided I wanted a companion dog for him.
My husband brought me home this adorable long hair CKC (the real CKC) long coat named Chiquita, turns out she was poorly bred and was utterly mean to my existing dog, terrified him! so we ended up rehoming her with an elderly man in our condo complex, not the best ending.. :lol:

Fast forward to now.. my beloved Poodle passed away July 1st 2011 I'll never forget him, he was 19.
I have my little Chihuahuas now but will likely end up with another Poodle as well.
I adore both breeds equally.

Nail colors I love anything pretty & spring for summer!
 

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Wonderful stories so far ya'll!

Found this online. So cute, but I could never find the patience for it..cute tho!
 

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I grew up with my mom breeding cocker spaniels. We always had a dog until we moved back to utah when I was 17. Once you get used to a lap warmer its hard when there isn't one there. Fast forward to last April. I began driving up to help a friend that needed someone to do a bit of house cleaning for him. Well his lovely pup Lucy had 6 puppies. They were cuter than I though they would be. One always came to me to be picked up when I would pet them. I walked around with him on my chest while I vacumed and and did the dishes. I mentioned one night that I wish I had the money for one of the puppies. He said that he wanted a kilt made out of the fabric that he had had for years. So after 3 week of hand pleating the bloody thing I got to bring home Quinn (wanted to name him Quil but my friend wouldn't let me bring him home if I named him from Twilight, so he's named from True Blood :p ) By September Quinn was too much for my brothers old black lab to handle. He really needed someone his size to play with so I went searching and found and add for Leah. I went to look at her and my little cousin talked her sister into getting Leah's brother since there were only 2 in the litter. My cousin went looking a few months later for Seth a playmate and found 2 long hair chiweenie puppies. The lady told her that if she took both she would take $100 each. Well she called me and told me how cute they were. She came to get when she drove down to look at them. I came home with my handsome boy Claude. After Claude started getting his coat in I got to thinking that I need a long coat girlie so that my pack was well rounded. I looked and looked for another long hair mix and couldn't find one. But for about 3 weeks I kept passing over a pic of the cuties little puppy with a patch on her eye. I mentioned to a friend that she was adorable. And he suprised me by buying her for me for Vday. I love Eva my diva, she is by far the best vday gift I've ever gotten. :) That's my long winded story on how I caught the lap dog bug. :)
 

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I first met a Chihuahua as I was staying with a friend in Las Vegas. OMG she was the cutest thing I have ever seen!! After my stay I knew I eventually had to have a Chihuahua. As I always loved dogs but could never have one on my own so far, I knew one day I would get a dog and then it had to be a Chihuahua. Some years passed and my partner and me finally moved together. Everything was perfect to get a dog. My partner was first not that much into getting a Chihuahua....but we women know how to confince our men ;). So I got him into at least looking at the Chihuahua pups.
Once there, my partner was totally into the cute pup that was left of 4. We both straight away fell in love with him and we knew he was OURS. So as we could have never left him there, we took him home.

And who could have left this cutie face there?? :rolleyes:
 

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I have absolutely no idea of the unseen forcethat guided me to getting my Chi babies, considering that all my life I'd had big and/or gutsy dogs, not little powder-puff thingies, that yipped, yapped, snapped, snarled, pranced and danced lol.

I had my daughter's Mini Fox Terrier put down at 16yo. He left his 2 mates, the Mastiffs (strictly outdoor dogs), and whilst my heart was broken over the loss of little Jack, life just went on without me ever contemplating getting another dog, let alone a small one.

Some months later the aforementioned unseen force put me into some sort of weird trance state whereby I simply stopped what I was doing, opened a browser page, searched pups for sale, Chihuahua (I couldn't even spell it properly to start with), went to the page, scrolled down and there, I saw my little blonde boy's angelic face staring at me and there was not a doubt in my mind we belonged together. That was it, I made the call, told them to consider him sold and 3 days later buyer and breeder drove the 3 hours each way to meet at the half way point. He sat on the passenger seat the whole way home, his beautiful green eyes fixated on my face - I knew the moment our eyes met he would be my life, and me his, and I still get those deep, meaninful stares from him, it's like he's looking into my soul.

Two days later, I was struck by that same damn unseen force again which seemed to command me to find him a female buddy. Searched again, and there was my little black/tan girl looking at me, and instead of me wanting her for me, and seeing whether I gelled with her face on a deeper level or not, something told me she was my boy Chiko's perfect heart girl and therefore, whatever I thought of her, was pretty much irrelevant.

Off I went in the middle of a raging storm and grabbed her. Plopped her on the seat next to him, he looked at her, looked at me, and turned his back on her to watch me. She took one look at him, turned around and promptly went to sleep. They didn't acknowledge each other all the way home. Ho Hum, wonders me, "what have I done???!!!" Walked in the door and the bonding between them began instantly, and grows stronger by the day. They're big, they're tough, they're strong, they fight, wrestle, play and prove my decision was right every minute of every day. She has found a way into my heart too, and is just the most sweet and gentle natured girl, totally obedient and always trying to please.

Damn, if that unseen force didn't come out of the wood-work again 3 days later, and I find myself staring at the same website, thinking, "What am I doing here, I'm perfectly happy, I have 2 which is 2 more than ever thought I'd have .... leave me alone, go away, don't want another, don't need another, go awaaaaay!!!" and then whammy, in my scrolling I came across my darling, tiny Oliver, standing there looking like a prize hunk of spunk that would take on a raging bull. I was gone for all money, had to have him, there was no question that boy was mine. Rang the breeder, was talking to her for about 15 mins. before I realised she was the same woman who'd bred my blondie heart boy. So, we arrange another 3 hour, meet half-way trip, whereupon I took my little Ollie into my arms and knew this was something entirely different again, although I still cannot pin-point what/why things are different with him but they sure are - I had no idea he was a tiny until I laid eyes on him.

Little Ollie remains tiny and fragile, both in stature and nature. I'm sure his timidity comes about because of his size albeit he's as feisty as hell with the other 2, and struts around like King Faruk - his movement, presence, pride and charisma would absolutely knock them dead in the showring if he made the standard. Compared to the others, he's aloof, took around a week to even acknowledge me and another week to see fit to allow me to even touch him. He will still only accept affection when he asks for it and will cry for me if anyone else holds him and I leave the room. Because he's a "tiny" his conformation is different, he's going thru the ugly puppy stage, his coat's a mess and I'm eagerly awaiting what unfolds with this beautiful little man (looks and personality wise) because I know he would not have been a fit anywhere but here with us, where his destiny lay, with his tribe. We, the dogs & I, all baby him and let him get away with murder, and I don't think any of us know why, he's just so cheeky, super cute, special and different, he's like a darn guinea pig, and behaves exactly like one. None of my friends can put their finger on it either, it's the strangest, weirdest thing .... I'm terrified that maybe I won't have him all that long, I just don't know what the unexplainable feeling is ... I won't cope if it's anything bad because I absolutely adore him.

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When I was in high school, I rescued a medium-sized mut which was my very 1st dog. A few years later made the move to Tennessee. He became an outside dog loving to run and later died. Once the grieving was over, I decided I wanted a small dog to keep inside with me where ever I went. At the time, the Taco Bell Chihuahua commercials were popular. I thought that chi was ugly, but the chi breed had peeked my interest. I came across a solid white chi that was the cutest thing I ever saw so decided to start looking for one. When my birthday came around, my dad & brother pulled up in the driveway & asked me to come outside. Unsuspectly, I did. The passenger door of the truck was open and at 1st I didn't see her. She blended in with the white seats. I fell to pieces of this tiny little thing with pink ears, nose & mouth. Kasper was my 1st chi who is now at rainbow bridge, but I have her pup now (Midgie) & will forever be a chi owner!!!
 

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When I was younger I HATED small dogs. Our neighbours had some little crossbreds and they where always barking... furry bastards....
At home we had 2 bernese mountain dogs.. 2 large 90 pound dogs...
So I decided to never have a small dog, but that a big dog would be just my piece of cake...

I went to highschool, learning to take care of animals, and be a vet nurse.
I loved it and came in contact with all kinds of dogs... but at that time you did not see a lot of chi's...
The first time I met a chi was at school... one of my classmates had one, and I kinda liked it but still tought the bigger the dog the better... I didn't want a mouse as a pet... I wanted a real dog...

Years went by and I worked in different petshops. Sometimes I saw a chihuahua and I begin to like there looks more and more... but I stayed with the big dogs.. at that time I had a dutch sheperd...

A few years ago I started my own petshop. (I sold it last year)
When I was opened for just one week a strange female entered my shop...
She came over to the counter and talked to my in english with a strange accent, and it was hard for me to understand what she ment.
The only thing I could make of it was something with puppies and garbage can...
Because the woman was acting so strange I tried to make her leave the store...
At that moment she opened her handbag, took out something and gave it to me.
When I looked at the little creature, the woman left very quickly... My first tought was a little cat, so small, but when I looked for the second time I realised it was a very very small pup... with his eyes open.. but only one eye present....
I was in shock, did had to take a few breaths before I could think.
I called my boyfriend, closed the shop and went to the nearest vet.
While in the car I took the time to take a closer look at the puppy... and I figured out it must be a chihuahua or a chi mix.
We came to the vet and he examined the puppy... he told me it was a 5 week old chihuahua puppy boy, in perfect health. His only problem was a undeveloped eye, but he could grow old with that.
The vet told me if I didn't want the puppy he would like to have it, but I already knew he would come home with us...

He was a wonderfull little boy, a little bit crazy because he had no brothers and sisters to learn from when he needed it the most... he didn't understand dog language...
But he showed me the greatness of a little dog... he showed me a small dog can be bigger than a big dog.
And the love he could have for people in his heart was bigger than the heart of a great dane...
That's how I felt in love with the smallest dog breed there is...
Unfotunately Jack, thats how we called him, passed away at the age of 2, after have multiple operations on his eye, and his knees...
He also had seizures, the last time he had one, he did not make it...
Jack when he was a pup:


 

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Well I did not expect to get a Chihuahua at all I was actually going to pick up a 1 1/2 year old toy poodle. This poodle was a rescue she had had 1 pup and then had problems delivering the rest the owner didn't have the money so she phone a rescue and a woman took her in and saved her life by giving her a cecerian section and then had her spaded. She put the mom up for adoption along with the pup. Someone else wanted the pup and I was going to take the mom. Anyway we had been talking for a few days and she had said no problem she's yours. On Saturday she phoned me and gave me the address as to where I could pick her up. I was so excited to be getting her I had a poodle many years ago and was just thrilled to be getting another and she was very tiny only 3 lbs. Anyway I got in the car and drove the 3 hours to where she was and when I got within 5minutes from her house. I texted her and said I would be there within a couple minutes. She texted me back and said I've changed my mind I don't have a good feeling about this. So then of course I wanted to know why after driving all the way there so I called her her phone went straight to voice mail she had turned it off. She had said that she had to deliver the pup that day as well and I think what happen was that the person that took the pup decided to take the mom as well but instead of telling me this she just wouldn't answer my calls or text me back or anything. I went to her house and there was no one home. So I cried and was just so so upset about all this. I went back home and decided to look on the internet to see if I could find another dog and right there was a litter of Chihuahua pups for sale. It had just gone in 1 hr. before. And the price was right and it was close to home. So off I went to look at these puppy's there was five males and 1 female and the female was taken. So I said I'm always partial to the runt of the litter and he showed me the 2 smallest pups and out of those two I chose Charlie he was so tiny. The parents where beautiful the mom was a 5 lb fawn and the dad was a 3 lb tri color. So I brought my Charlie home and now I could not imagine how I ever did without him. I guess I just wasn't meant to have another poodle. Because the way I got Charlie was like it was meant to be.
 
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