Mimi II, 11-035Animal Type: Dog
Pet's Story / Bio
HAPPY ENDINGS for MIMI!! Mimi was surrendered by her original owner to the groomer, who contacted CARE. Mimi, a lovely 6-pound, 6.5-year-old Chihuahua, was soon adopted by a wonderful family which included a male Chihuahua companion for her too! We share their recent update about life with Mimi: "Hi, I just wanted to drop you a line about Mimi. This sweet, quiet, older dog you brought over has changed into an obnoxious, playful, pushy, bundle of love! She has decided: "hey, this is my home," and she is so different in attitude. We accidently ended up with a third little dog. [Background: I was asked if I could find a home for this puppy, and when they brought over her so I could see her, I couldn't let them take her back. She was so covered in fleas you could hardly see skin, gums almost white, she weighed about 1/2 of what she should have -- she's only about 5 pounds now), and thin hair -- only 7 months old and just didn't look like she'd make it till the next day -- thankfully getting rid of fleas, regular feeding, a couple of all nighters because she was so sick I didn't think she'd make it, and de-worming meds worked miracles. I bathed her, took her to the vet, babied and pampered her to health, and then started looking for a home. How stupid of me, at that point she already owned me and I couldn't let go!] Anyway, the reason I brought her up is that Mimi thinks the new puppy belongs to her! If our male Chi looks at the pup wrong, Mimi blocks any problems. The pup will try to steal stuff from both of them --Mimi will let her have whatever, and if our male Chi growls at the pup, Mimi jumps in and stops that quickly. Never any rough stuff, just gets in the middle and growls. They (Mimi and her puppy) run thru the house playing for hours like little pups, you can't tell Mimi she's a bit older. Now Mimi is as pushy as any dog you've ever seen about getting her share of attention. Mimi loves toys, will play tug-of- war, and fetch, but prefers to lay on the back of the chair (any one that you are sitting in) and chew on them. OK, sorry about this being a letter instead of a quick line but just wanted to let you know that Mimi is one "BIG" joy in our lives and that she appears to think we are OK too. Thank you so much for what you do and for trusting us with this awesome dog."