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These are some pictures of Pippa (I named her that at the clinic, and it stuck). She is a 9mo old Chihuahua who wasn't taken care of by her previous owners. They brought her in to the clinic on the brink of death with Parvo, and they hadn't given her ANY of her shots.

After a long recovery she is finally doing better, and I have been going to see her at the clinic. She is SUCH a doll. She's TINY though!

Elliot is 7.5lbs and I never realized that this was considered big... she has always looked perfect to me, but I hope she doesn't clobber little Pippa. Elliot is a mommy's pooch, so I am not sure if she will readily accept another dog in to the house... but I'd like to have another doggie companion for her when I start work and school again. Pippa can't even quite be three pounds yet.

I am going to clear it with the vet tomorrow and see if I can bring Pippa home for a couple of hours in the afternoon and introduce her to the household. She is allowed to go outside now, and is permitted to run around the clinic. With as fragile as her little immune system is, I don't want to stress her by just dropping her in a new environment right away. I figured I would go and get her for a couple of hours each day and let her play around the house before bringing her home.

I am also going to be on dilligent poop patrol since Parvo can stay in the poo for several months. Even though all our dogs are up to date on their vaccines I don't want to risk someone eating Pippas poo in the yard.

I am going to almost be fostering her, until I can make up my mind to keep her. I need to make sure Elliot won't pick on her or something, and I want to do what is best for the Pippster.

Without further ado, I bring to you Pippa!

















I do have a question though, about potty training her... since she has had parvo and had to be in her cage all the time she has taken to pooing and peeing in her living area. I mean, she HAD to because she couldn't go out... but now that she is comfortable with it, how hard do you think it will be to break this habit? *facepalm* What do I sign myself up for, eh?
 

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Oh gosh, lol she's adorable! the little face melts my heart.
In terms of potty Chi's are smart.. your just going to have to work with her, I'm sure she was trained at some point?
You must be so excited!!
 

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very cute Chi!! I hope all goes well with the introduction....
Carbondale, Il ??? wow... My mothers family is from Shawneetown, Ill..... I used to camp at Pounds Hollow campground........visit the old Slave house........I have relatives living in Cape Girardeau, MO... and I was born and raised in SE MO....Wyatt, MO........ its wonderful to see someone from my ol 'stompin; grounds'
 

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Aw, she is simply adorable! I personally agree with it being easier on her to make the jump right into your home. The Chi's seem to do better with adjusting by length of exposure rather than a visit here & there. Or so I've found anyway. Regardless on what you decide I wish you lots of luck with this sweetie!
 

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She is lovely. I hope it works out for her. She has been through so much. Glad you took a shine to her. Bet she loves you too!
 

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Oh my, she makes my heart melt! What a sweet face, I love her! I hope all goes well with the home introduction and you can keep her. I think it's wonderful that you would be helping out a little one who has been through so much. :)
 

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Bless you for caring for this little one! She is just beautiful and I certainly hope all goes well with her fitting into your family.
 

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Isn't she sweet! Best wishes. :) I hope she starts feeling better from her illness soon.
 

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Oh gosh, lol she's adorable! the little face melts my heart.
In terms of potty Chi's are smart.. your just going to have to work with her, I'm sure she was trained at some point?
You must be so excited!!
Well, she has never been potty trained. I hate to say it, but her previous owners were kind of the white trash hillbilly type. They just let her go on the floor, or threw her outside when they didn't want to deal with it. Luckily it is warm weather.

I've been overseeing her care, and she's put on some weight. She was all skin and bones... you could count her backbones! She is getting her vaccinations tomorrow, with a nice probiotic supplement. She will be getting her spay either Monday or Tuesday, and then she will be coming home to be with Elliot and I.

I will be kind of sad to separate her from her three BFFS in isolation, a small litter of kittens that were orphaned. Pippa has become the darling of the clinic, and they let her and the kittens run around in isolation together all day.
 

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I hope it goes well. Just do your best and you are giving things a chance--so much more than many people can do ! She is precious. I can see why you'd want to try to give her a home. Hope Elliot likes her too !
 

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very cute Chi!! I hope all goes well with the introduction....
Carbondale, Il ??? wow... My mothers family is from Shawneetown, Ill..... I used to camp at Pounds Hollow campground........visit the old Slave house........I have relatives living in Cape Girardeau, MO... and I was born and raised in SE MO....Wyatt, MO........ its wonderful to see someone from my ol 'stompin; grounds'
Well, I'm not a native! I'm from Montana and just moved here. It is kind of an in between stop before I can get to Michigan.


Check out those ears!!!
I know, right?! She has pretty huge ears, even for a Chi!
 
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