Fourteen years ago my sister bought a little half-dachshund, half-chihuahua puppy we call a “dawawa”. I can’t directly say my nephews gave the dog the mange, but let’s just say stress can be a factor.
Being a student, my sister couldn’t afford the expensive treatment to cure the world’s ugliest dog, so I took over. Between me and the three hundred dollars worth of poison dog dip, she healed and I had a new pet.
And to thank me for rescuing her, that darn dog has evacuated her eliminatory system in my house every day since.
|An ungrateful, incontinent chihuahua|
Here’s the drill: I walk the dog and she sprinkles a drop or two all around the neighborhood. I can walk her around for an hour and she’ll still tinkle in the bathroom an hour later.
I don’t think teacup Chihuahuas are particularly smart dogs, but this one is an evil genius with a fourteen year campaign of terror against me and my bath rugs.
I don’t expect much from a dog, just undying gratitude and a dry bath mat.
Have any chihuahua tales?
Kristi R. says
You sure it is the chihuahua side of her? My dachshund used bathmats as her personal toilet for as long as she was alive. I preferred that over her using the carpet. Bath mats can be thrown in the washing machine.
You gotta love a little dog. The way they see it, the world is their bathroom.
I'm in agreement about dachshunds being the pee-ers. Every single dachshund that I have seen or heard of is a piddler and a puddler. Chihuahuas are often airheads, but they know where to pee. As a child, I could not understand my mother's lack of grief when our dachshund died. Then, as an adult, I became acquainted with the breed and realized her relief that the puddlemaker was out of her house.
You have my sympathy with your daily bath mat washing. ugh.
We didn't have a chihuahua but we did have a 30 lb. male cat (named Trudi-don't ask) who either peed, pooed or vomitted (no medical problems just a tad bitter) on the most recently clean floor for the last three years of his life.
I've banned all pets for a little while. I don't thin that I can keep anything other than the husband, baby and father-in-law alive right now. Anything else might tip the scales. 🙂
This is my argument every time that one of my boys want a dog- that I have to clean up enough pee, thank you very much.
The Reader says
Chihuahuas and dachsunds are just toys (namely, chew toys) for real dogs.
If you want a story about a real dog, I have loads of those. Very few of which involve pee in all the wrong places.
And no, you cannot have my dog. 🙂
Susan in the Boonies says
Funny stuff, Nota!
This is that dog's planet, and it's nice of her to allow you to live.
P.S. My daughter has that pillowcase. 😀
At least she uses the bathroom!
German Shepherds are easy to housetrain. I'm just sayin'…
On a more serious note, incontinence can sometimes be a side effect of spaying.
Timely post. Woke up this morning to find that our daughter's labrador pooped all over the house. Labradors make very big poops. Yuck. Makes Jean-Luc's hard little tootsie-rolls seem almost adorable.
Your incontinent chihuahua is not UGLY at all! I suspect the creature takes offense to that thus the wet bath mats.
My cats pee on my bathmat. On the one hand, it makes an excellent motivator to teach kids to keep towels off the floor.
Nota Supermom says
You would think, Amy, you would think.
*chuckling* Our daughter brought home a sweet little Blue Chihuahua and soon found out why we had told her NOT to do it. We could parade that Chihuahua around our yard for HOURS … nothing. Let her inside the front door, and she would run straight to the family room carpet . We tried for months to train her … had to finally find her a new home. On the other hand, our Maltese was so easy to train! She was so eager to please. Thank the good Lord. :o) You definitely have my sympathy.
Nota Supermom says
Note to self: Maltese.