Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Maya & More

Going through my 2008 photo CD I came across a pic that I never knew would mean so much! If you ask our breeder she'll tell you how photo obsessed I am (like you all couldn't figure that out haha) & how much I love all the pics I can get of my pups during their puppyhood. I'm sad we don't have photos from Maya's time with her first "forever mommy" but what we do have is a few photos from the breeder I'd saved, some photos I took during our visits AND a video first staring "Heidi/Hyde" (Maya's name prior to us getting her). So at least we are not empty handed. :o)

Finding this pic made me smile though - Maya at 6 1/2wks.

Forgive me if I've shared these pics before...just thought I'd share the trip down memory lane with you bloggers. ;o)

Maribelle & Maya in the background snuggling & their two brothers in the foreground

One of their first "real" meals I believe. :o) Their brothers were much chunkier than they! hehe

And finally a video of our visit at 6 1/2 weeks. Awww....

Longcoat Chocolate Chihuahua Puppy Maribelle at 6 1/2 Weeks

~♥Heather♥~ | MySpace Video

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chihuahua's & Kids

I remember when researching Chihuahua's prior to getting Matilda - all the articles I read said how Chihuahua's didn't get along well with children. They were nippy with them & of course they are fragile which makes handling a little "iffy" with younger kids. Figuring my Chi's would grow up with my girls...at least they'd like MY children right? And my girls were older so I could trust them with being careful handling them. I was a nervous wreck in the beginning for sure & hardley ever let my girls carrying them around afraid they'd drop them.

Well, I finally got to trust my girls & they carry them around everywhere. They've never dropped them (in my recollection - at least they've never gotten hurt being dropped anyway LOL) so all is well.

I also read how Chi's can be weary of strangers and while that does ring true with (most) of my crew...they do warm up fairly quickly and they've been known to happily mingle during birthday parties w/o issue. Still, they give a loud "welcome" to newcomers & most aren't totally crazy about being handled by the "strangers" unless they have been visited by that specific person on a regular basis. Still, they mingle happily & that's all that I really care about!

It's become very clear that my dogs LOVE CHILDREN. For the longest time I was uneasy when the girls would have friends over in fear they'd get biten. As time has gone on...they have gotten to adjust to new children here INCREDIBLY well. With the exception of one time Milo nipping my daughters best friend (who happens to be my best friends daughter) there have been no insidences. And I use "nipping" loosely because he was simply trying to tell her to calm down! They were playing dogs & crawling around & were getting too roudy. Milo got so excited & his excitement went out of his mouth. No harm was done other than some redness...all was good!

Lately, after a very noisey welcome (of course) my Chi's have started being quite effectionate to new children here & it's SO nice to see! We do give warnings about Matilda & keep a harness or collar on her so everyone knows not to try to pat or pick her up (she has a mega fear aggression toward anyone touching her who is outside of our immediate family) but she still loves to be *around* them & will give kisses to the gentle "palm up" hand that is offered to her.

And Maya...Maya came to us not really having been socialized much around children. The first two weeks she was with us she basically tried attacking both my girls whenever they came near or tried to touch her. She absolutely ADORES them now & while she is still a little stand offish to new children around & will growl if they get a little too pushy (not trying to bite - which Ivy informed me was a bluffing bite with no force behind it haha) she did allow a couple children this past weekend to pat her w/o her trying to run away. She for sure needs a confident hand & only becomes uneasy when the approacher is uneasy. If you are sure of yourself she is much more relaxed.

A little addition on Maya - she is starting to relax around houseguests now. For a while she'd sniff a hand that was put down & then bark at them almost like she wanted to bite them (I believe she was teased by guests at her previous owners which did her no favors). Anyway, she is slowly beginning to trust guests & even asked my dad to pick her up a couple weeks ago. Amazing! He didn't quite dare w/o gloves "just in case"...but it was so great to see her so happy with a guest. :o) I have no doubt with some more time she'll have some great manners as far as guests go!

Enough rambling from this Chi Mum today. We've been slack with our blog though we have lots to blog about! No excuses!! :o( If you really want to follow our going ons I'm ashamed to say I'm much better about posting pics & updating the MChi facebook page (link under the picture head on this page) but I do hope to be better about blogging as well!

Here is Mi-Mi loving on, or getting loved on LOL by a new kid visitor. With Matilda happily looking on...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Harness for Meeeeeez! And some Girly "Troubles" - YUCK!

Mom finally got arounds to ordering me my own harness. I was getting pretty sick of deez "hand me downs" or whatebber. Only prublem was she says we got a defected one or something because even dough I could fit into Mary-bells XS size dis XS size I couldn't even put over my head! Anyways, FINALLY we gots a size that we know would fit & it came ins the mail yesterday.

On another paw, I has been in heat for almost 2 weeks now. Marley has been flirting with me like crazy & even started peeing all over sings. Well, he's been doing dat for a while anyway but its got berry bad during my girly time. Maxie & Milo tolds me he was getting newt-turd on Thursday. Day said it was not a fun thing to go through but mum tolds me it will be best for our pack.

So I've not had a whole lots of freedom since because mum doesn't want me to have any babies. I is in the living room in a pen with a nice comfy pillow & my crate & toys & a special floor so I don't gets mum & dads unfinished wooden floor all messy. Dats what day said anyway. But mum does take me out for snuggles & takes me outside to get some fresh air every day so I is pretty happy considering! Today she tried to let me play with the other puppies while Marley was in his crate for a while but mum said eben da newt-turd boys were getting too "frisky" with me so she put me back in my pen. I kind of likes the attention but whatebber mum says goes.

Here is me in my new yellow Puppia! Mum says she usually hates the yellow because it's so bright but thought it would look best with my beauty-full coat & she was right I sink. Plus she says she is running out of new color to buy! BOL!

Me & my sissy Ivy

And here is me in my pen - anybudy wants to play wiff me?!

Sometimes I get excited & want to play so Iz try to jump out but so far it hasn't worked.

And here is a picture of me & my daddy when we went for a walk this past weekend. He luffs me but I am pretty clingy to my mum. You know she understands deez girly troubles!