We interrupt the Bella Manor Christmas tour for a tail….I mean a tale….of the doggie sort!
For the last two years, my Hubby has given me the SAME birthday card. DUH! It reads something similar to this……………..
“I was going to give you a tiny little dog with clothes to dress it up in and a cute little purse to carry it around in every where you go. ”
then you open the card and it says………..
“Then I remembered that you’re not crazy!”
So…while he (apparently) thinks that this is soooo hysterical that he gets me the card the last two years.
My daughter is indeed living the life described above.
Bella weighs less than 3 pounds. She shivers all of the time because she’s cold, but in true Chihuahua form, she thinks she’s a huge warrior. She just isn’t afraid of anything. Which explains the fact that she’s blind in her left eye. Heather’s Westie nipped at her and that’s all it took. But that’s a tale for another day.
Okay….so she’s also darn cute!
Sooo……anywho…….Heather, on the rare occasions when she can’t take her with her, locks her in her bedroom. As tiny as she (the dog, not the daughter) all she has to do is put a baby gate across the doorway. Safe right? No problem, right?
Day before yesterday, we came home late in the afternoon after a trip to the “beautifying” shop. Uuhhh……my hair looks just fab. by the way……and I hear Heather saying “Mom come here, something is wrong with Bella!” Something wrong indeed! The little doggies entire right side of her face is swollen, and the inside of her mouth has (not to get too disgusting) grayish looking dead skin all over the right side.
After much examination with a flashlight, we don’t know what’s wrong, but surmise that a spider or something must have bitten her.
“Here goes another trip to the vet $%#$#@#” Heather exclaims.
So trip to vet next morning reveals ($105.00 later),cute little doggie in sweater with really cute jewelry…….chewed through an electrical cord.
Stupid cute doggie! Why she’s still alive and the house didn’t burn down is beyond us!
So I’m JUST trying to lighten the mood! I say “WOW I bet she lit up like one of those cartoon characters!” ZZZZZZZZZaaaaappp!
Daughter not think so funny! Grand doggie give my mean look!
So……I guess what I’m trying to say is……..we almost had “fried ChiChi” for Christmas!!
Hey, you gotta see the lighter side of these things!
On the serious side though……this is something that never occurred to any of us! Bella chewed through the cord of her heating pad that she sleeps on! I started thinking of Heather and T-man sleeping in that house the other night with that damaged cord and what could have happened, and it made me shudder.
So if you’re a pet owner, watch out for these sorts of things. We’re lucky to be able to tell the lighter side of this tale!
Merry Christmas Bella!