An Observant Chihuahua with a Point of View

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Well, it’s another Sunday.  Our Christmas & New Year’s holidays are officially coming to an end.

The family’s vacations from work are over.  Dad went back preach at the little church he serves this morning.  Last night he said, “well, I’ve got to set the alarm clock again.”  He has a different job during the week, so he’ll be busy with that starting tomorrow.  It was strange for him to leave the house all dressed up in a suit this morning, after being able to stay with me in regular clothes for the past two weeks.

Mom went back to work last Monday.  But after two days, she was home again and not feeling very well.  She said something about having a “stomach bug.”  I didn’t see any bugs, even though I kept looking.  I don’t like bugs….they make me nervous.   I did notice that she didn’t eat very much.  As a matter of fact, she hardly ate at all for a few days.  So there were a lot less crumbs for Mazi and me to look for.  That’s no fun.

I don’t know what’s going on with the younger daughter.  Some kind of drama with her friends.  All I know is I stay out of the way and let Mazi sit next to her and cuddle with her, because if I do, she just tries to pick goop out of my eyes.  And that annoys me.

I think Mom is feeling better today.  She’s laughing and joking around more.  And she has been working on some art projects.  She uses this stuff called Modge Podge that’s really smelly — so when she brings it out, I get under my covers so I don’t have to smell it.

That’s all for now.  Ruff-ruff!

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I’m so happy!  My family is on vacation this week!

I like it when they are home more.  We are watching movies together,

they are cooking and doing more things around the house,

and of course I am getting held more.  When I want to be held.

They are good at leaving me alone when I want to sleep.

I hope you are having some good times today like I am.

Ruff-ruff!


'Tis Christmas Eve eve....   Sigh.

Tis Christmas Eve eve
and all through the house
the grown-ups are snoring
and I hear a mouse.

There are packages and paper
all over the floor;
and I’m confused.
what to expect anymore?

My family seems happy….
they are eating a lot.
More people come over,
I wish it would stop.

I like my routine…..
I don’t like to share.
But I guess if I’m lucky some
I’ll get extra love & care.

A few special treats,
maybe they’ll hold me a bit more.
Oh well, Christmas only comes once
a year — Ruff-ruff for yours!

Merry Christmas, everybody!


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Something funny is going on.

Mom & Dad have been coming in the house with

bags full of things that are not food.

Yesterday, they gave me a new blankie.

It’s red and green and white striped’;  it’s little, like me.

That means noone else will use it.

🙂  I like that.


Things were different in my house today.  Dad left the house early, and he was gone all day.  He is usually home with me and Mazi.  Mom was home most of the day, but she was busy.  I wanted some attention from her, but she either had her computer on her lap or she was moving around the house doing stuff.    So I stayed curled up in my blankets most of the day.

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There were a lot of noises outside though!  Mazi and I hate that!  We both try to ask what’s going on, but we just get yelled at – I guess humans don’t like barking very much.  But it’s the only way we have to communicate!  “Be quiet,”  or “it’s ok, lay down,” the folks say.  The problem is, we have very sharp hearing, and we know there are things happening outside the house that might hurt our family and us.  We are trying to protect our home.  WHY DOESN”T ANYONE LISTEN TO US???

Anyway, I’m exhausted tonight.  I usually am after a day of noisy activity in the neighborhood.  I mean really, can’t the neighbors keep the noise down?  It’s bad enough that the mailman comes to the house everyday – but this extra stuff is too much for me.

The picture I’m posting is of me finally getting some lap time with my Mom.  It makes me feel so much better to sit on her lap and just know that she is here to comfort and love me.  I know I have a big personality, but I’m still only 5 pounds.  And although I’m a pretty mature dog, I still need my mom to let me know that everything is going to be alright.


Oh, wow — I’m so tired today!

There was a BIG thunderstorm last night, and those make me really nervous.  My big sister Mazi (I’ll tell you about her soon) kept barking and woke up the whole family.  She really bugs me when she does that.  Then I feel like I have to join her or else I’m not being a very good big sister dog.  Sigh.

The worst part was having to wait until the big rainstorm stopped so I could go outside and to go potty.  I thought my bladder was going to POP by the time the rain stopped!  I could have gone out earlier, but I just HATE to get wet.

I’m staying under my covers today, and I hope Mazi will leave us all alone.  I have GOT to catch up on my sleep!

Ruff-ruff!


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I am a wise and observant Chihuahua.  Nine years ago, when I was three years old, I came to live with my family.  Things have changed a lot since then.  The children have grown up and my parents have gotten older.  I guess you could say this Doggy Blog is a memoir…. it’s about my life so far, and about the things that go on around me.  As a Chihuahua, I don’t really like change, so I’m nervous most of the time.  But my family makes me feel better if I stay close to them.

Ruff-ruff, y’all!  I hope you enjoy reading my stories.



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