Chiweenie Love

Frida & Tucker

Frida & Tucker

I thought it was about time I checked in with Tucker, my Chiweenie heartthrob, to find out how he feels about Frida, our Chihuahua puppy, since she’s now a little over three months old and has been here about seven weeks. Tucker just sighed and said, “Oh, Mom, I think she’s WONDERFUL!”

Phew. Not that I didn’t think he liked her, but I do think he’s felt a little displaced at times and, ahem, jealous. And that’s hard, especially if you’re a  rescue who lost your first home and was on the streets for a while.

Before I brought Frida home, I showed Tucker a picture of her in my mind and asked him what he thought. He said only two things: “She’s pretty.” and “Can I still do this?” At the moment he was lying on my stomach with me prone on the bed, and he tucked his head down and to the right so it was flat on my chest against my heart. I told him of course he could, any time he wanted, and that I would be upset if he didn’t.

So today we were in that pose, which is one we assume quite often, and I asked Tuck for an update. After telling me he thought Frida was wonderful, I asked him if he still thought she was pretty, and he said yes, she was beautiful! “And she likes me,” he added. “She LOVES you!” I affirmed. This seemed to make him very happy, and I thanked him for being such a fabulous playmate for Frida and such an excellent role model.

About that time you-know-who came trundling up on the bed (she has little jimmie-rigged stairs so she can get up there) and landed playfully in the middle of us. So that was the end of Tucker’s and my quiet time together, and off they went, tumbling, growling, and pulling on a fuzzy toy together.

It is most affirming to see your animals happy. Especially when you know they’ve been through hard times. I do think bringing in a playmate puppy for Tucker has enriched his life greatly, as yours truly was unable, before her arrival, to stay quite up to speed with his exuberance and antics.

Soon we’ll see what Frida thinks, though from the way her tail goes when she so much as looks at any human or animal, I think I know what the verdict will be.

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8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Clairvoyant said,

    “So today we were in that pose, which is one we assume quite often, and I asked Tuck for an update. After telling me he thought Frida was wonderful, I asked him if he still thought she was pretty, and he said yes, she was beautiful! “And she likes me,” he added. “She LOVES you!” I affirmed. This seemed to make him very happy, and I thanked him for being such a fabulous playmate for Frida and such an excellent role model.”

    — so sweet! 🙂

  2. 5

    Michele said,

    i love your chihuahua! i have a male that looks exactly like it!

    • 6

      Thank you! Yes, I love her too. In fact she pretty much carries my heart around in her little paws. I wish you could post a picture of your boy here, but if he looks just like Frida then I know he is the most handsome and cutest and smartest and most appealing little guy in the world! Thanks for commenting! Leta

  3. 7

    Sue said,

    I had to google “Chiweenie” when I first heard it! This picture came up and I was amazed how Tucker looks just like my girl, Twinkie! We have no idea what breeds are in Twinkie’s DNA, but this seems like a big clue! Although, she’s a lot bigger than Tucker; she’s 30 lbs and might grow a little more. Your pups are super cute!

    • 8

      Yeah, they are just about the cutest things going, aren’t they? And I don’t know about Twinkie, but Tucker is playful as the day is long! A constant delight. Thanks for posting! Leta


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