When they walked into the shelter, they didn't have a particular breed in mind. They fell for a few cute, small dogs, but none of them grabbed my people's attention like the little "chihuahua" they found in the STRAY MALES kennel. Sure, I wasn't the cutest dog in the kennel, but they couldn't help but fall for those giant ears and light-colored eyes. My constant shaking and whining probably did the trick as well ;)
This was my "mug shot" from the shelter website. I was sooo ugly! Good thing my people visited the shelter in person, that way I could work my charm. This picture alone would have never gotten me adopted! I wonder about my brother though (the one in the pic with me). He was ugly too.
I had to wait a day to go home because I had to get manhood taken away from me. But when I arrived at my new home, I don't remember much. I was all groggy. I just remember hearing a ton of voices buzzing in my ear, and laying in a really soft bed!
"Is this real life???"
Being a stray/shelter dog comes with diseases too. I don't know what was wrong with me, but I couldn't stop coughing, wheezing, hacking, choking, sneezing, and having oogie boogies coming out of my nose. I was a skinny disease on four legs!
But after a couple months of medication, I was finally on my feet!
I always wanted to be someone's one and only, but I wasn't. Coming into a new house/family meant that I had to deal with the cat sisters too. Here are my first pictures with Wise Cat and Lady Whiskers.
I had a pretty interesting ride during my first year of being a house pet. I've made my people smile, and I've made my people frown. I've made some good friends and have even lost one (Wise Cat RIP). I still have a lot to learn but I know I'll get there....some day....maybe when my people are all old and wrinkled over. I've been told that I'm a good dog, just stubborn. I don't see the point in doing things if treats aren't involved, that's all! Oh yeah, we also found out that I wasn't a chihuahua...I'm a toy Rat Terrier!!!!!!!!!! or a brat terror.
I'm grateful for all of my fellow dog and cat blogger friends on here. A special bark out to my friend Remington for being my very first friend. Because of him, I have met a few more friends on here whose exciting lives I enjoy reading about. I don't have a huge following compared to most of the awesome animals on here, but I really do appreciate the ones who read my posts. Thank you to anyone who has ever stopped by to read, laugh, comment, and follow. I hope to meet more cool pets and their owners along the way! But a special thanks to my regular commenters:
Bart & Ruby
Dr Darcy, Sookie, and their Mum
Alfie & His Person
P.S. I can't wait for my "gotcha day" on Wednesday. I heard that presents are involved!