and I visited the local animal shelter to see if there was any dogs
that I might could foster. I have to be careful since I have to
first consider my own dogs. I usually try to get puppies or
younger dogs to foster. We
found only older dogs and none that I felt would work in well with my
beagles. During the visit there was an older male chihuahua but
he acted to dominant. After we left Bill said "I want a
Chichi". This from a man that was terrorized by a chihuahua when
he was a child. Over the next few days he continued
to repeat this, I think as a joke.
A week before Halloween we went to a birthday party for his great
nephew. We were gone about 2 1/2 hours. It was dark when we
pulled into our drive way, but there was a unmistakeable white fluffy
thing running in our front yard. Our front yard is totally
fenced, so this white dog had to get in or be put in our yard.
I opened the gate and the white dog flew to the corner of the yard in
terror. After parking the car, Bill and I proceeded to spend over
an hour trying to catch this white fuzzy CHIHUAHUA!! We tried to
be calm and gentle but finally had to use an x-pen to corner him and
get him in a crate. He screamed the entire time. He was
terrified but at no time did he act as if he could get out of the yard.
Within a hour of catching him, he was starting to take food out of my
hand. Slowly he started to trust us and by the next morning he
was relaxed and starting to play. He was clean, white, no fleas,
and had long toenails.
I named him Boo, since he looked like a ghost with his white fur and
black eyes. Of course no one claimed him from the "Found" ads and
he did not have a microchip. Someone specifically put him in our
yard. I would love to know why.???
Boo was totally healthy but needed neutering. I did find him a
home after his neuter but that home back out. My husband
continued to say he wanted a "ChiChi" and Boo was sent for
him. So Boo is staying. He is a wonderful bed dog,
great in the house , and is Freeway Freida's best
buddy. I told my husband to wish for a MILLION
DOLLARS next...maybe he will get that wish also!! LOL.
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