This is Belle…
Ain’t she cute??
Well, at least we think so. She is almost perfect. She is the proverbial lap dog. And we love love love her. She has helped soothe our aching hearts after having to say goodbye to our dog, Jasmine. She has given our home life in a way only a puppy can. She plays with our almost-ten-year-old border collie Sheba…she has brought the pep back into Sheba’s step…which is a minor miracle because I was already starting to think about the time in the not too distant future when we will have to make the same awful decision for her that we had to make for Jasmine. In short, she fits into our family like she was created just for us.
Now if we could just get her to be the master of her urine life would be fabulous.
Apparently, Chihuahuas are notoriously hard to train…must have missed that memo.
I am trying really hard not to compare her to Jasmine and Sheba…both who were amazing when it came to house training.
We have tried the crate. “They won’t go where they have to lay down.” Really?? Poop..pee…you name it, our little princess dog has done it, in the crate, outside the crate. Whenever the mood strikes her–she goes. I am forever picking up after her…thought dogs were supposed to be easier than kids! I feel like I am her servant. She owns me..not the other way around!
So, we have given up with the crate training, and are focusing on puppy pads. Better luck so far. But still…
If you are a guest in our house, watch where you step. She weighs only about 4 pounds, so thankfully she doesn’t pee a river…but those little droplets of urine on the hardwood floor where you least suspect it could cause trouble!
Is it wrong to threaten to get rid of her when I am exhausted and picking up pee??
But….all I have to do is look at her sleeping not next to, but on, my little one…
…and I know she is here to stay…she has already wormed her way into our hearts, pee and all.