Hi, there. Hope everyone has been staying cool and hydrated while temperatures have been soaring.
Both my kids have grown up and moved away. Now I have three Chihuahuas, two female and one male, that keep me quite busy.
|Shakes, T-Bone & Betsy Lou Lou|
Shakes was my gift for Valentine’s Day in 2008 and she’s the oldest of the trio. She was the runt of the litter they were selling at a gas station down the street in Red Oak, TX. She took to life as a trucker dog from the first day. Her little black and white furry face is so cute and when she’s happy and excited she gives this little side jump, like she just got an electric shock. She’s like my shadow and never leaves my side. Shakes is Miss Prim and Proper, always polite and she’ll use her paw to ask for permission to get under the blankets with you or jump on your lap or ask for treats. And if you’re not careful, she’ll lick your face fast as lightning and her tongue will reach your brain. Yes, I’m not kidding!
Betsy Lou Lou was a rescue from the pound in Mesquite, TX. She was sick and infested with fleas and her breath was rotten and she farted. One hip was caved in, we don’t know if from a car accident or abuse. You guessed it: Richard brought her home. And it was love at first sight. After several baths, a botched spay (the poor thing had already been spayed but she was so thin they couldn’t tell!) and a deep teeth cleaning that left her with only two teeth, Betsy made herself at home in our hearts. Although in the beginning we thought she was around three years old, the vet was able to estimate her age between six and eight years because of the state of her teeth. Her fur was a very light tan and she had the longest neck. She used to rest her head against my chest and then rub it back and forth in the sweetest caress. She loved to sit in the sun and never seemed to get enough. Last September there was an awful accident and we had to put our Betsy Lou Lou to sleep. I was there with her til the last moment. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. We were so lucky to have her, even if it was only for two and a half years.
|Don't they look cute?|
|Betsy Lou Lou and her long neck|
T-Bone came along right before we lost Betsy. We had stopped at a rest area in Arizona to walk Shakes and Betsy. Out of this falling-apart van came out a herd of puppies and it was as if we were the ones on a leash and T-Bone was pulling us towards him. The rest is history. He just turned a year old in June and had a growth spurt that caught us by surprise. He’s very lovable and simply can’t stand for us to be upset with him. He’ll lick us to death until we tell him he’s a good boy.
|T-Bone Willy as a wee one|
And just about a month ago, I walked into the PetSmart in Acworth, GA to buy some puppy pads for the truck. They were holding an adoption event and I just stopped by to take a peek at all the beautiful animals. There were these three chocolate Chihuahua puppies that caught my eye. They were so adorable! Of course I just had to tell Richard. And surprise, surprise, guess what I got for Father’s Day? Priceless, isn’t it? But Richard got to pick the puppy and that’s how we got our precious Daisy Mae Mae.
|Daisy Mae Mae|
And these are my babies. They require lots of love and patience and work and sometimes drive me crazy with their little quirks, but it’s those quirks that make them unique and part of the family. I wouldn’t change that for the world.
How about you? Do you have a pet that is special to you? I’d love to hear your comments and what makes your pet such a great companion.