I’m a big dog lover, also vegetarian who is finding Chihuahuas the cuties of them all. All my life I was surrounded by dogs. In my childhood, there were mostly big dogs like German Shepherd, Belgium Shepherd and then my lovely mongrel (Pekingese with ….something), boxer, and another mongrel (hard to say who were her parents). I learned that it is really heart wrenching to see your dog passing away. Especially that I do attach to them immensely. “Best friend” expression isn’t good enough to describe the relationship between me and my dog.
So after all the cuties I was surrounded by, and also considering the fact that I move quite a lot (from one country to another), I thought I would never own a dog again. Although quite a few times I was missing to have a dog and I seriously thought about having one. Also, my kids love dogs and they really wanted to have a four-legged friend. So, we started to research which dog would be the best for us. Because of my childhood experience and memories, I always loved German Shepherds. But …..they are pretty big and suffer in hot, tropical climates like Thailand. I also remembered how much I suffered when life was taking my dogs apart from me.
Until one day, I made a friend who has a Chihuahua. And despite all the thoughts of not having a dog ever again, I find myself learning about these tinny figures with a lion’s heart. They are amazing. Absolutely cute, look so fragile but always ready to protect their loved ones (or just complain). The size of them (and also the size of their…food remains) is rather tinny and easy to take care of. These are the attributes that really help to decide to have Chihuahua as a four-legged friend in our house.