I have had a rescued Chihuahua for about two years. He is the first dog I've ever owned. His name is Nunzio.
He gets fleas every fall no matter what I do. Mercifully, they go away when it frosts and they don't return until October. We are currently dealing with yet another infestation.
My vet refuses to neuter him because he is 5.3 pounds and probably about eight years old by now.
He insists upon sleeping IN the bed, UNDER all the covers. Nothing else will do. Luckily, neither I nor my partner thrash around in our sleep.
He is also a racist towards non-Caucasians (a source of great embarrassment) and hates all men except my partner.
Why do I deal with this? Because he's adorable and he's family! He had a hard life before I got him.
I came here hoping for some guidance about his behavior and to meet other Chi owners. He is a rarity in our area.
So, that's my intro.