Kate is our 5year old Chihuahua who has been in our lives for just over a year. She didn't have the best start in life but she's coming on leaps and bounds! Here is her - very spoilt, pampered life.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Long Post Alert - Our Chihuahua's History!

Kate came into our lives nearly 18 months ago now. We went to see a Chihuahua dog breeder in North Wales as my partner Gemma had always wanted one, but I wasn't convinced a Chihuahua was the breed for us. I had always had big dogs and I was put off by the Paris Hilton stereotype that all Chihuahua's live in handbags. We originally went in to view - Gemma wanted to show me what type of Chihuahua she wanted a few months later, once we had got everything ready and set up. We walked into this tiny house, and the woman had 5 other Chihuahua's in cages in the kitchen, two of whom were pregnant. She was selling Kate and she refused to breed and was too small. When we got her she had a burn on her tail, was underweight and super shy - even for a Chihuahua. We were concerned and asked about her Vet and health history, and her owner replied "We only had her 9months, I haven't had a chance to take her".. We decided on the spot we had to get her out of there. We emptied our bank accounts, rushed to pets at home and stocked up on all the necessary items. Knowing Kate now, looking back at the first few hours of her time with us tells us so much about her previous homes. Is she is away from Gemma at any point she looks for her. Her connection is like none I have ever seen. She loves me - don't get me wrong, but the relationship between Gemma and Kate is adorable and so strong. When we picked Kate up and took her home, she never looked back. In the car you can see she is a bit un-settled but never pined or missed the home she was in. She was in the breeders home for 9 months prior to us picking her up. She fell asleep in my arms on the way home, around 5 minutes after this photo was taken.
You can see how thin she was in this picture - her Head looks like its about to fall off!
She stank to high heaven, had marks on her fur from sitting in her own urine and was very jumpy. One of the reasons she is not very good with other dogs is the fact she was locked in cages with males in an attempt to force them to breed. We booked her into the vets the very next day and she was horrified. She was Chronically underweight, Her Teeth were rotten and she had hip and knee problems. She was so small (even for a Chihuahua) that breeding could have killed her, and at the very least would have paralysed her back legs and been agony throughout. We reported her to the RSPCA shortly after we got Kate out, and they rescued all the Chihuahua's she had. On the plus side to this - Kate now lives the best life ever to make up for her not great start. She is not a "princess" in that she is a dog but she is still spoilt. She is not a handbag Chihuahua, she loves a good run off her lead (We call her our "pocket rocket!") and would sniff until her nose fell off given half a chance! You can see that she is much happier and more content (spoilt!) now!! This was taken only a week after she arrived. I think you could say she was relaxed here.
We have both never been happier, that sudden impulse to get her out of there was the best thing we ever did. She helps us as much as we help her. Does anyone else have a nice rescue story or blog? I love reading happy endings! :-) Cuddles, xxx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

As you know, I talk about my Furry Friend Adventures of Del a lot. And now I have figured out how to do furry links! So check him out for yourself HERE!l So excited to finally post my first link! :-) See if you can spot the posts I am mentioned in. There are some fab photos of when Del and I were the SAME SIZE! If you can believe that. Have a look. Its very cute... ! Anyone else have cute puppy pictures? Cuddles. x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wonder week!

Wow, what a week last week was!! 

As you know, I spent last week @ Adventures Of Del's house ( www.adventuresofdel.blogspot.co.uk ) We have a Love-hate relationship. I love to hate him... And he loves me. :-D 

I don't really. I'm very happy in his company but I do pick on him a bit. I steal his treats and always want what he has. Luckily Del is the softest, sweetest pooch ever so he puts up with my Diva ways! 

He knows to give me some personal space (given he weights around 32x what I do!) which means that we have a very odd relationship - but it works! 

I took Del to my favourite beach where he got some time off his lead. He loves a good run, and I hate chasing balls so there is no competition. He can have it all for himself!! 

He's not great at giving it back yet... 

The following day, I took him to by second favourite beach. It was CHUCKING IT DOWN! He didn't seem to mind, but I am not a big fan of rain! He had a good play and splash - which is new for him! 

He's normally not really a big fan of water... 

But then I hate rain and water too! I got so cold and wet mum had to put me in her jumper! (mum says she looks daft in this photo but I'm so cute it makes up for it!) 

But even when I was in her jumper it wasnt enough.. So I cuddled into her jumper and refused to come it until we where home! (Mum says she Looks even more special in this picture but its not about her!

When we did get home we were both shattered... 

 And now I'm home again! Back to stealing the covers and catching up on all the snooze I missed playing with Del!! 

Thanks for having me Del, and putting up with me when I'm a grump. :-) xxx

Anyone else had any poochy - holidays or summer trips out? 

Kate xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2013


This week we are staying @adventuresofdel house. Mum has taken the week off to be with us both, so it will mean lots of treats and training for us. :-)
Dels already shattered from chasing me. 

You know what they say "treat them mean keep them keen!!" 

Stay tuned for pictures and more tales. :-)

Cuddles. Xxx