Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chihuahua -ish

This video on Youtube, which would not let me embed here, produced by Animal Planet, eloquently states that Chihuahua has "enormous brain". It describes our Trinket perfectly to a T. We've always wondered why our little pup thinks and thinks, and over thinks, and thinks that if he thinks some more he'd stay out of trouble and keep his brothers out of trouble too. He thinks so much that he gets scared just thinking about what might come to his thoughts. Oh hide me, Mommy. We adopted Trinket as a terrier mix, as you see here when Trinket met his bio-Mom, she's very much Rat Terrier like. We assumed his dainty size was him being born the runt of the litter. Our vet mentioned Trinket's temperament and head shape resembled Chihuahua, and we were mad at her for a long time. Alas, fourteen years of cuddling the little deer head, we know better. He's definitely a two-person dog, well, maybe two and half, he's getting around to like Henry a little, accepting him into the pack, after ten years of parental enforcement. In human age Trinket is about 76. We cut him some slack.

8 comments:

Tina. said...

What a great dog! How did you find his bio mom?

Vivian said...

Trinket's bio mom was rescued when she was pregnant and was later adopted by one of the rescue group members. The lady (in the same group) adopted out the puppies helped us get in touch with her.

Tobi said...

That's interesting that you could get some solid info on Trinket's lineage. Breed characteristics are really fascinating!

Rachael said...

Too cute! love the flash of tongue!

knittinwolf said...

What a cutie! Happy DOT!

Sue said...

I was disappointed when Rob brought Lucy home. I had never wanted a Chihuahua, but I learned so much from that little girl. I have a great respect for little dogs now because of her.

Jennifer said...

I love that picture of Trinket with his mom - such a handsome little dude ;) He is lucky to have found you, and it is nice that you are able to know so much about him. Btw, that is a pretty astute vet you have.

Tina in Wonderland said...

I've loved trinket's name since the first time I clicked in here from DOT. He's so cute!