I'm another Chihuahua lover. I've had two of them and they were both very sweet and well behaved.
I'm in the contingent of folks who hate the intentional breeding of designer dogs and the subsequent success of puppy millers. But to rescue a mix from a shelter or rescue is a wonderful thing. Sammy must have been a happy accident, because he's too poorly put together to have been an intentional breeding, even of mixed and questionable parentage.
Mom to Jackson (fawn pug, age 7) and Sammy (black brindle pug/French bulldog, age 9ish or so)
Sorry I can't help reply to the chug thread, I agree with others, each dogs may be different.
I think it's wonderful that you are going through a shelter to get your next furbaby.
Now Alice, don't you dare stick Miss Tessie in this thread, she needs a thread all of her own and a bigger photo!
And I doubt this thread is getting much attention anymore, but I want to add that yes we have to watch what we say, but we also need to learn to accept people have opinions, they may differ from ours, they may hurt our feelings, even if not meant to, but we must let it roll and move on.
Do you know how much I now cringe when I hear someone say "That's retarded", but I know they are not making fun of Carter, it's just life, and we have to let some things go.
Photo circa 2008!
Sara: Mom to Co-Pilot(10), our pug girl and "her boys", Carter(8) and Cameron(4).
Co-Pilot on Dogster
A general thought about that r word, 'retarded.' I have found the most comfortable response is, "He learns differently and at his own speed." Try dropping that on them.
I meant no offense, and I apologize if my words came across that way. Please accept my apologies.
I love dogs. I'm just not a fan of that one breed. I was trying to be funny, but in my attempt at humor, it came across very poorly. Again, I do apologize.
Same here; no hard feelings! Yes, those winks go a long way into interpreting comments which can so easily be read in many ways.
PatriciaPV ModeratorMom to Phineas and the Fabulous Felines
And always remembering and missing Phoebe, my heart girl
"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet..." ~ Edith Wharton