Cuties, all of them! I'm a sucker for longcoat chihuahuas. I had one last year, but was forced to sell her because of financial reasons. But she was great. I have a yellow lab mix named Hunter, but I don't have pictures because I can't load them. Need a new computer..lol. Welcome to the forum! :)
Thanks Huntermom - I always thought that Chihuahua were yippy little dogs, but Abby is awesome. She is so smart, sometimes too smart for her own good. She is definately the boss over my son's Sharpai-Pitbull mix. Abby bosses Kesha around and Kesha listens, even though she outweighs her ten times over.
Abby always lets Kesha chew the rawhide bones first, until they are softened up, then she steals them away and stores them under the couch (which we call her office) for safe keeping. It is so funny to watch Kesha trying to crawl under the couch, my Mom and I have a comedy without having to watch tv.
Of course then I have to play Bam Bam from the Flintstones and go over and lift the corner of the couch up, so Kesha can have her rawhides back.
Give your pup a pat on the head for me. I love Labs, in fact I had Labs for 24 years, not the same dog ;), until earlier this year.
Thanks for the nice comments Lemminz. I checked out your Chihuahua and he is so sweet. I always thought they would be "yippy" like the neighbors little dogs, but my Mom's Chihuahua isn't a yipper.
She is very shy though, we rescued her from someone that kept her locked in a basement, the poor, sweet baby. She didn't have much socialization and was very shy around new people. She's coming out of her shell now and actually visits with most new people she meets. They are a select few though, that she still hides from. Must remind her of her old home.
Hi Heffanator - Your babies are so sweet. Thanks for your kind words.
I nearly cried reading about Daisy. I hope your friend has learned a tough lesson and invests in either invisible fencing or some type of chain link fencing, before getting another pet.
How tragic to lose not one, but 2 dogs as victims of car accidents. Why on earth do they let their dogs run free?
It would break my heart if I lost one of my pets, due to my own neglect. My house is adjoined by an airport (12 foot chain link) on one side, a dead end road (thank goodness, not much traffic there) and a busy road leading into a trailer court. I have an acre that is double fenced for my dogs to play in.
When I was in grade school, we had a Rat Terrier that was high energy. If the door was opened before he was tied on his leash, he would shoot out, faster than lightening. No amount of calling or coaxing would bring him back, if he had it in his mind to run. I spent a lot of time running after him, as a child. He'd turn around and look at me yelling and pleading, and run the other direction.
I once witnessed him, being dumb and run across a busy avenue, without a care in the world, get hit by a car. I screamed so loud, that my Mom, who was at the other end of the block, came running to see if I had been hit. We took him to the vets, thankfully nothing was broken. This didn't cure his wanting to run, though.
I can only imagine the trouble we would have had, if we had let him run free all the time. Please ask your friends to fence their yard, before getting any more pets.
Thanks to all who have so warmly welcomed me and my dog family to terrific pets. The comments are appreciated. I didn't take the time to thank Pearl, TJ and Kushi and anyone else that has been so kind.