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December 28, 2010


Ok I was walking my little SnowPea (remember I named her after my favorite person who was Jorge's host for CLM Joan) minding my own business when one of the campers came up to ask a weird bizarre question.  

Is my Chihuahua a dog or a mole?
and so upon initially wanting to smack the dude, I calmly answered by memory

It is a characteristic of the Chihuahua to prefer to sleep under a cloth or blanket. They will even get under pillows in order to feel snug.

If you are raising a pup, be sure to provide them with a soft towel or blanket in their sleeping area so they can burrow underneath it.

So don't be surprised if your Chihuahua scrambles under your blankets at night, even though your house or apartment may not be particularly cold. This is known as the "moley-effect."

Then I got to thinking "I really don't know much about Chihuahua's other then fact I love mine.... She is what my husband calls "in last place"... We've both agreed she is our Jim Carey of the family and it's her job to entertain us...

So I research my questions and put them together for other Chihuahua owners that may be in the back seat as to what their Chihuahua do/don't do/habits and such...

My Chihuahua's shivering. Is this because s/he's cold?
Chihuahuas do shiver when they're cold, but they also shiver when they are wary, excited, unhappy, or frightened. This is a result of having a high metabolism, and is a normal characteristic of this breed.

I've heard they're nervous, high-strung dogs. Is that true?
Yes, they are high-strung dogs. I define "high-strung" as follows: barks easily, does not adapt easily to change in environment, is suspicious of strangers and will growl at them, and flips in circles and jumps around when excited (like when you come home after a five-minute absence, for instance).

However, with the person that they have bonded with (i.e., their master[s]), they do not display most of these characteristics; in fact, they display radically different personalities. Chihuahuas are truly the "Jekyll-and-Hyde" of dog breeds: your friends will see the worst side of them and never believe you when you tell them that your Chi is really a gentle, sweet-natured dog.

There is good news, though. If you socialize your Chi at an early age, they will be less stressed when new environments and people are introduced to them in adulthood. Proper socialization is critical, then, and at the earliest age possible.

These where the questions I had most about my cute Chihuahua and I found them here at http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/breeds/chihuahuas.html#mol

Let's see... Movies!!
Beverly Hills Chihuahua "WE LOVED IT" oh come on who doesn't love a good goofy dog movie....

Ok more... Clothes!!
My favorite is the Pink Satin & Hearts Chiffon Harness Dress, Lead & Hat
Item code: 1147UPPSDR0

LOL... Fan Club just for us Chihuahua lovers!!

So now that you know about Chihuahuas here is where you can go to rescue one and spoil like crazy!!

I really never thought in a million years I'd ever own one but I do. I am so glad and both my husband and I would adopt another one in a heart beat. Along with our Chihuahua we also have a border collie as well as a tabby cat. We love animals and they make our every day adventure grow and grow...

1 comment:

  1. Snowpea is so adorable. I have never had a Chi...most of the time we have had the hound group. Doxie's for many years, 2 Bassts and now Bessie The Beagle. I should say...all of the have owned us....lol..


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