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IMAG0744I have a little two-pound chihuahua who will be 13 years old in May 2018. She is a little bugger with white fur and a few brown spots, most notably is the spot that looks like an upside down heart on her back. She is a feisty little thing who apparently has small dog syndrome because she thinks she is a pit bull.  She takes on other dogs no matter how large they are.  This the reason I rarely take her out of the house. It is also the reason I had to make a tiny little muzzle for her.  For some reason, people see her and think she is so cute and little that they have to pet her, but I never know when her bad side is going to come out, so better safe than sorry. I have to admit we get some crazy looks from people when they go to pet her and then see the muzzle, they pull their hand back in midair and say what? That is when I have to go into my speech that I never know who she is going to like or not, so it is for your own protection, which is kind of sad, but true.

Sadly though, about three months ago I realized she had in a very short time gone completely blind. Her eyes that used to glow red in a certain light now look like white clouded over circles. I jokingly say she has become a zombie, as she has no teeth and now has these zombie’s eyes. It is kind of creepy. She seems to be doing well though. I had someone ask if I was going to put her down because of her blindness and I said no because I was going to wait and see how she got along, if she was able to adapt, and if she still had a good quality of life. The thing is, she is actually doing quite well. What helps is we have lived in the same house for the past almost 13 years, so she basically grew up here. The first couple of weeks were rough. She walked until she ran into something, bounces off and then goes a different direction until she ran into something else, and off she would go. As long as no doors are open that she isn’t used to she can make from the bedroom to the kitchen and back fairly well. I have thought about getting her a helmet as she really does hit hard sometimes, but I really think she would spend more time trying to get the helmet off than doing anything else. She has her path and as long as it is free of any obstacles she is fine.

What still bugs me though is her eyes. I guess I have seen too many zombie movies, but I really think she looks like a zombie dog. The writer in me keeps trying to figure out how to fit her into a story. She could be a zombie hunter, who can sniff out others like herself. She could also be an evil dog that bites people’s ankles and turns them into zombies. Maybe they ought to use her on the Walking Dead as one of the character’s dogs, or even the show Freakish, she really would make a very interesting new character. Just think about it, here is this little two-pound miniature dog who growls at everything, thinks she is 100 pounds, hangs off pit bull neck skin swinging back and forth, then add the zombie eyes to the mix, and there you go. She would probably be one of the most interesting characters on TV right now. She would then try to melt hearts by sitting all prim and proper with her front little paws crossed looking really pitiful to where she can get whatever she wants. I wonder if she is smarter than we think and is just playing us all with her pitiful self to get all the attention she can grab. Hmmm, I bet she is currently thinking of ways to make me feel bad so I will give her a snack… Little smarty butt… Until next time…


Okay, what is it about dogs and butts? Is there something we humans don’t know that maybe we should? I have this little 2 pound chihuahua called Sassy that I have had since she was born. Back several years ago I breed chihuahuas and she was part of one of the litters. She has a soft spot on her head where the skull didn’t together and never will, so I didn’t feel right selling her, plus she was so little and so cute I just had to keep her. Now seven years later I wonder at times why the heck I did. I know, I love her dearly and wouldn’t know what to do without her, but she has this obsession with her butt. I will be sitting on the bed and she will run over, spin around in circles and then sit on my hand with her butt placed strategically so I will not miss it. I will then be laying down and next thing I know she is doing the spinning thing again and putting her butt in my face, not on my face but very close. If I ignore her she will keep backing up until she is right in my face with her backside and I have no choice but to acknowledge her presence. I just don’t get it. She does the same thing to her mother, but she will literally go over and sit butt first on her mom’s head and sit there until mom either plays with her or growls and scares her off.

I have noticed though that this is just not a tImagehing with Sassy, as they all do this butt in the face thing with each other. I was watching Sassy’s sister the other day back into the crate butt first, because her brother was already in the crate and I guess she figured if a fight started she was in the right position to run or sit on him and make him tap out. Not really sure. But, if you sit and watch other dogs, big and small, the majority of them like to back their butts into the other dog’s face. What is up with that. Is it some form of endearment? Does that mean I like you in doggie speak? Does it give them an out if the conversation doesn’t go well? Seems like you would want to be face to face so if you needed to fight you would both have your teeth where you could do some damage, not be where the other dog can take a chunk out of your butt. There has to be some sort of reasoning behind this that I am not getting.

The other thing dogs do is this whole sniffing each others butt. That really bugs me, as you already know what comes out that end, so why are you wanting to smell it also? Could you image two humans sniffing each other in the butt as a way to say hello. That is past gross. Uggg… I mean there are some people who are complete butt heads and looking them in the face is about the equivalent to smelling their butt, but that is a totally different story. The thing is dogs seem to be happy with the arrangement. One of those hey bud, whatz up, how’s it hanging, sort of things I guess. I am just very glad I am not a dog, as the thought of having to stick my nose in the butt of everyone I meet is just a bit much if you ask me… till next time…

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