Nicknames: I go by: Gremlin, Cocoa, Cocobutt, Nut, Yoda, Mira, Litte baby, Bibi, Chi chi, my friend's at Petsmart call me Kujo!
Birthday: December 29th 2005
Likes: I adore: Other chi's! trying on an outfit, hiding food in furniture, doing laps (after bath), watching Animal Planet, outside in the sun, car rides, and going out in doggie bag, being in alarm for my family if there are strangers nearby
Pet-Peeves: Can't stand: When my mom paints my nails,Being dropped off in kennel (vet's,groomer's) beside the one at home, cold weather, no blankets to crawl underneath, larger dog's that get too rough (opps!)
Favorite Toy: Squeak Squeak: Hmm toys .. most of all a blue squeaky porcupine, a monkey won out of the claw machine, loofa's, stuffed basketball, small squeeky tennis balls!! I usually don't like toys with that new rubber smell it has to get worn in
Favorite Food: I've got pawsome taste: Small pieces of cheese, pup corn and liver treats
Favorite Walk: Where do I like to travel? Anywhere I can wander! of course if it's not too noisy that is, especially the P-A-R-K, or simply O-U-T-S-I-D-E
Best Tricks: Watch what I can do: Understands hand signals- Sit,down,come, up, say beso she'll instantly give kisses, "go get it!", freezes to "stop it" or "no", knows the difference between ball / toy. litter trained, rings bell to go out sliding door, still learning
Arrival Story: My arrival story: I was researching Chi's online, and even considering shipping one to our home. One day, when I least expected it, my mother called me explaining how she had stopped by a pet store and noticed a litter of puppies with the same exact coloring I was hoping for. I had two to choose from, and in the end it wasn't completely my decision, she chose me, instead of the other way around!
Bio: Coconut who? The light of my life. AKC registered short hair applehead chihuahua, warms up once held. She's the baby of the family. During the beginning 07 she had a false pregnancy (pseudocyesis), and therefore had to be spayed for health reasons. Coconut has shown me love and selfless devotion since I first got her, and continues bringing joy to my life, and those around her.
Forums Motto: the best gift to your pet is your time!
Soo, my mom was updating my journal and thought she should explain whhy people at her job call me KUJO! I love going out, and am so axious to walk around but when it comes to meeting new people or dogs I am really shy. As I get to know you, with time I'll warm up, but until then I'm hesitant. When I was a puppy our vet told my family that I had a soft spot on the top of my skull,an opening almost similar to what human babies have,Hydrocephalus, "water to the brain", he said to watch for rubbing of the head and accidently bumping into things. So while I was young, I wasn't held by that many strangers, I walked around a lake with many interactions to ducks, people, and dogs alike but te only ones really coming too close to me were a select few that knew how to handle me gently. I am still categorized as a "one-person breed", and have a stereo typical generalization as a chi but the vet says my soft spot has closed and we have practiced socializing and having strangers give me treats! I am SOO much better now. People in my mom's job love me, they take turns holding me. We have a good technique to where I won't be too scared if my mom hands me over to other people she'll keep me facing her, instead of letting me see them face first. This is comforting and I know my mom trusts me with who she's handing me to, and I don't get over-protective this way! I react to loud noises and lots of people because I'm scared, and people don't realize I'm not trying to hurt or scare them. Thankfully at Petsmart everyone is Pet friendly and knows how to understand me!
Not that long ago I went to get surgery again and this time, for the first time, had to wear a silly elizabethan collar around my neck! those are the cones from preventing me at tearing my stitches apart. icck.
See, it all started when I had gotten spayed during 07, I was almost precisely 1 year old, later on after that I had a lump starting to form in my belly area. My hooman family didn't know what the cause was! It was alarming to those who noticed me closely. This led me to vet visits, and one doctor even told us it could've been the cause of parasites! or even fat trapped in the stitches during my spay while I was under anesthesia. The very thought frightened me even more. So, my mommy took me to my regular vet doctor, he who performed the spay on me originally. His advice was that it may have been a reaction to my stitches, that I had waay back last year. He suggested to have it removed, and offered to resolve the issue free of cost. Whewww wee! I anticipated the idea of being a normal doggie again, but dread the thought of surgeryy! ohhh noo, I dislike it very much because my mom leaves me all alone wif stwangers for I'm not even sure how long, and neither does she! Until she picks me up, she wishes she could be there with me, by my side every step of the way but must wait on approval and receive a phone call from the doctor to take me home.
Well, as of July 08, I am stress free no longer dealing with my minor informity and much much thinner now that I've got that huge lump in my belly removed! Whatever the cause may have been, it's gone now!