(Closed) What just happened?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Nona99:  SO and I are big dog people as well. When we get married and get a house, we have determined we are either getting a rottweiler, which is what we both grew up with or a german shepherd. BUT  I really, really, really want a yorkie. Like terribly. I have no idea why. I’ve never had a small dog in my life. (The smallest dog we ever had was a husky-and they aren’t really super little).

Every time I tell him that I want a yorkie, he says “No. We are not having a punt dog.” Thankfully, he said this once in front of his mother-who then told him if I want a yorkie, I should be able to have one 🙂

Not sure if that will work for you-but I plan on pulling the “your mom said I can have whatever I want” card in order to get a small dog.

Post # 4
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2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Nona99:  awww i love little dogs. my Fiance loves big dogs like you and Mr. 99.  little dogs are just so sweet and make such great companions! my dog loves coming in the car, sitting on my lap, etc. she is a shih-tzu and she is the biggest sweetheart ever!

my dad was very much a big dog person when we first got our little dog… and he was eventually won over (to the point where he said he would give her a kidney if she needed it and could take it! LOL). i think once you get your dog, your Darling Husband will come around. just remind him that you already have awesome big dogs and you’d like to give a little guy a chance. 🙂

Post # 6
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503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Nona99:  If you do choose to get a chihuahua the best advice I can give is to socialize it with as many people as often as you can when it’s a puppy. I own a teacup chihuahua, but she lives with my parents now. Her name is Lucy, my friends called her Lucifer. She is the most ridiculously adorable little thing that you will ever see in your life but she is 3.5 lbs of pure anger and evil. She HATES everyone that isn’t immediate family. She attacks people when they come into my parents house, which is hilarious because she’s so small but at the same time rather annoying, haha.

Post # 7
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2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Nona99:  haha you should make that hypothetical situation happen!!!!

Post # 8
Bee
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Nona99:  HAHAHAA. I am the EXACT SAME. I feel like a terrible person for saying this, but I generally don’t acknowledge dogs under 10 pounds. But my heart will melt for any dog over 80 pounds. Any big dog. Love ’em. I’ve started pinning photos of King Charles Cavaliers, though, so maybe my heart is growing a little bit.

Post # 9
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ah, love it!  Same here! We have a Golden Retriever mix (supposedly part Great Pyrenees) and I’ve always been a big dog person.  My dad called anything under 20 lbs a “rat dog”.  BUT, we dogsit the most adorable long-haired Chihuahua.  He’s blonde, too, so we have a real mini-me situation going on with our big blondie…

I love that little dog – sometimes I don’t want to give him back!  He’s well socialized (barks a lot, but not snappy) and loves to lay in your lap.  And, sleep in the bed – he will burrow down into the covers – instant foot warmer!

The funniest thing too is my manly man Darling Husband loves him too – he cradles him in his arms like a baby!

I don’t know much more about Chihuahuas, sorry, but thought I would add that you’re not alone! 🙂

Post # 10
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FH and I have always had big dogs as well . A frien of mine had gotten a maltese and the way he stole her heart convinced me that I wanted a small dog of my own. Well FH decided 2 years ago to get me a puppy for my birthday. He was very anti small dog but he knew thats what I wanted and totally caved for me. We went to the shelter together and picked out our baby Gizmo. He has completely stolen our hearts. No matter what my mood is that little guy has a way of putting a smile on my face. They are just the most affectionate little mushes ever. Without further adeu:

 

Post # 12
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was NEVER a little dog person (or an any-dog person, for that matter) until I met my now-husband. He had a 15-pound blonde Shih-Tzu/Maltese mix. After an adjustment period–during which the dog would chew up my stuff and sit between me and my husband when we were trying to cuddle–we became inseparable.

Three years later my husband and I moved in together, and when our older dog’s sister had puppies we took one. He’s even smaller, only 13 pounds, and is totally opposite from the other dog personality-wise, but he is awesome. We spent a LOT of time training them, and they are basically our children. Five days into our honeymoon we were looking forward to coming home to see them!

I think the key is to not treat them differently because they’re little. Just because they’re tiny and cute doesn’t mean you don’t have to be in control of them!

ETA a photo of the littler one as a puppy:

 

Post # 13
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Nona99:  Whats funnier is that hes actually 4. Hes fully grown at a whopping 9 lbs. Every one of those 9 lbs completely controls my life. FH and I cant go out without saying “should we bring Gizzy?” Our friends expect us to bring him when we go to their houses. If we leave him home they ask if somethings wrong lmao

Post # 15
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m a small dog person, but I dislike Chihuahuas, especially the teacup ones. Give me a Min Pin anyday. I would like something like a Lab though, pit bull ideally lol

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