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Old 01-03-2008, 11:41 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
My other word of advice is get 2+ dogs - they're funnier than TV.
Oh, totally agree! My roommate has 3 dogs, I have 1 and seriously, watching them wrassle, play and try to be clever is better entertainment than any tv around! Plus they keep each other company during the day and tire each other out! An added bonus is Cooper is continually getting socialization lessons I'm pretty sure he missed out on in his previous life.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:08 AM   #12
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Ditto that...but let the gal get used to the one first!

Our three dogs keep us highly entertained...all the time! Watching them is like watching children play. They fight, they love, they chase...on and on it goes.

We took our oldest dog to the vet for yearly shots. Pele, the middle "child" went bonkers. I called my son after I left, and he said that Pele was running around the house crying and looking for Aubie. When we got home, he checked her out to make sure that she was okay. The same thing happens when we wash the dogs. We always wash Aubie and Pele together because they freak out if they aren't together. My baby, Molly, doesn't really care too much, but she adores the older two dogs.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:27 AM   #13
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Chihuahua's I love them
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #14
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Chihuahua's are a wonderful little dog!

If this post is not too late, you might want to ask the shelter how he came to be in the shelter. Abandoned? Lost? Dumped? Kind of unusual to see a chihuahua in a shelter. Poor little guy.

Does he fear bite? Does he have potty issues? Barking/yapping issues?

Any of these issues can usually be ironed out...but it is worth knowing beforehand.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:03 AM   #15
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Hi, and congrats on the new 'baby'!

Advice for caring for small dogs---keep a sharp eye on them while outdoors taking care of 'business'!!!Too many idiots think it's OK to let large and aggressive dogs run loose, and too many others just dump an animal with issues to roam til it gets run over. (I have large dogs--who have been taught manners and are kept in a fenced in yard.) A chihuahua just doesn't stand a chance.

Even if your yard is fenced be vigilant--An internet buddy on another forum lives in the heart of LA and caught a huge raccoon crossing her yard with a kidnapped kitten, badly injured and intended for a meal (The kitten was rescued from the raccoon but passed away of its injuries). Should y'all ever move to a suburban or rural area--or take Milo for visits to such areas or even to a national park--Foxes and coyotes are also serious problems in areas of suburban sprawl, and another internet buddy who lives in the mountains had a bald eagle buzz her house low and slow whine her 2# pup was out in the yard. (I personally have seen Great-horned Owls in town, and peregrine falcons nest in NYC, so keep an eye skyward!)
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:57 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the advice everyone! Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I received a promotion at work on Friday. The thing is, this job means that I'll be gone at least 1 week a month. It would break my heart to leave an animal for that long all the time so I cancelled my appointment to meet Milo. I know that if I went to meet him I would have fallen in love.

If anyone knows anyone that wants to adopt a chihuahua in Connecticut here's Milo...http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=9622456
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Oh he's adorable!
Probably a good decision with your new promotion (congrats by the way!). I hate having to leave my dogs when I travel!
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He's adorable. He'll find a good home. In the meantime, you are doing the right thing. You sound like a very kind person. One day, the timing will be better.
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Congratulations on your promotion! You must be a bit disappointed about Milo, but you are doing the right thing. When the timing is better, you'll have no problem finding a great pup. I can relate, we want a puppy really bad but it's not a good time for us right now. One day... one day...
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Milo...http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9622456[/IMG][/quote]


Aww I want him! Look at that face!

Disadvantage No.612 of living in the UK, I can't get the nice doggie.
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