We are head over heels in love with little Mikkey.
Chihuahuas are not supposed to be like this. He is almost 90% paper trained. He gets all of his #1’s on the paper and most of the #2’s. I had read that this breed was notoriously difficult to pottie train. Not Mikkey.
And he was SO easy to teach not to bite. He will mouth fingers, but no more biting!
I took him to the vet Tuesday. He loved everyone and didn’t bark once. He did pee when the receptionist picked him up, though. Otherwise it was just wriggly, wagging tail greetings to everyone. He did let out a shriek when the vet stuck him with a needle, but was friends with her again as soon as she petted him.
The only time he barks is when he is playing with his toys. He barks, butt high in the air and head low in his play stance. Ron stomped at him in fun yesterday and Mikkey barked 3 times at him. Ron has agreed not to play with him that way again. We don’t want any aggression or fear to develop.
He is a quiet little dog! And so loving! He is the world’s most wonderful lap dog — my dream come true doggie.
I still look at Sunny’s photos and love him so dearly. And I realized that the reason I feel like Mikkey is an extension of Sunny is because it is the same love.
He is too fast to get pictures of him in motion. He runs like lightning. There is no way we can beat him to the door — or anything else. He really is Mikkey Motor!
But when he snuggles, wow. I feel such love and absolute trust in his warm, furry little body limp in my lap while he naps. My heart just basks in his love.
We definitely got the right dog!
It’s pretty obvious we aren’t going to be able to fulltime anytime soon. There are just too many medical tests and stuff. I did find out that the reason I have gained 25 pounds in 2 years is due to Hashimoto’s thyroid disease (an autoimmune condition), as well as some of my meds making me prone to weight gain. But the thyroid condition is very common and easily controlled with thyroid hormones.
The weight gain is trickier. I look at myself in the mirror and hardly recognize myself. It looks like I have no choice but to go back on an ultra low carb diet. Those of you that I’ve met in person would be shocked at how I look now.
My doctor mentioned diet pills, but I declined. Everyone I know who has ever taken them loses weight fast, then it rebounds worse than ever when they go off them. But at least I’m willing to discuss it now.
But none of that matters when I’m snuggled up with my Mikkey. :)
Oh, the cataract operation on my left eye is scheduled for September 9. I’ll be so glad to get that done. Being able to see perfectly out of one eye and half blind in the other is annoying and causes headaches.