Fundamental Fridays: Show Me Your Pearly Whites

Alrighty now!  Did you notice it?  Did ya?   A new little face adorns my header.  This little face comes with a name “Q-ball”.  She is now an official member of the pack.  A litter mate of great magnitude.  She is all of 4.5 inches high and should weight between 2 and 4 pounds BUT she is topping the scales at a whopping 8.6 pounds.  She is a bruiser with an attitude that is surly going to lead her into trouble.  Age unknown…somewhere between 6 and 8 years old.

As many of you know, my dad passed away mid October.  I am so grateful I was there for the last few weeks of his life.  My dad had been worrying a lot about his health a few years prior to his death.  More than once, he expressed a need for me to take his dogs if anything happened to him.  I said I would but for him not to worry.  I just knew he could out live them on pure determination only. He asked me to take both of his dogs but I only have Q-Ball.  The other one is in the caring hands of dad’s friend.  The other one, Gomer Pile, had issues at birth which left him with brain damage.  He requires around the clock supervision and that was something that would be hard for me to do since I work.  I know she will care for him as hard as I would have.  My dad told the nurses and me that his chihuahuas understood English completely but he could not understand them cause he did not understand Spanish.  He kept his since of humor until the hour before he died.

So far this is what I know about Q-Ball:

She Snores Loudly. NO REALLY LOUDLY.

She grunts, wait, she snorts with every paw that hits the floor.  This is a good thing at least we know where she is.

She thinks she is the boss OF EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!

She loves the ice cold weather.  I had to drive home with the air-conditioner on and the temp was only 48 degrees outside.

She is so round.  I would be willing to bet she is as big around and she is tall.   I am so very afraid to pick her up most of the time cause I am worried I will pop her like a pimple.  Yes, she is that tight.

This picture makes her look like a mid size dog but in reality she is a tea cup Chihuahua!  Doc says she should be between 2 and 4 pounds ONLY.  Oh my gosh what in the world did my dad feed her?  I know she loves the smell of coffee.

She has a wonkie eye and a little neuro damage in the back legs.  (I hope it is the weight that is causing problems.)

This dog is really strange looking and just a hair on the ugly side (appearance only)

She also comes with her own set of rules, which goes as follows:

1. If I like it, it’s mine.
2. If it’s in my mouth, it’s mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
5. If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I rip it to pieces and stuffing is everywhere, all the pieces AND the stuffing are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
8. If I saw it first, it’s mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it’s broken, it’s yours.
11. If it’s broken, but you are having fun playing with the pieces, it’s mine again.
12. If there is ANY doubt, it’s mine.

And the one thing that really cements her place in our hearts and home is, if you say, “Show me your pearly whites.” she will lift her top lip and bare her little tiny teeth with a smile.  I think she is fundamentally  AWESOME


31 thoughts on “Fundamental Fridays: Show Me Your Pearly Whites

    • Thank you. I just can’t get over how tiny she really is. The picture makes her look huge but she is just a little minute of a pooch. I can see why my dad worried so about her future. He had nothing to worry about no way would I have left her.

  1. A friend has a teacup chihuahua, too and I think she has similar rules. He said that he left a triple shot espresso sitting on the coffee table for a few minutes and came back to find she had drained it! TRIPLE SHOT! She didn’t even turn the cup over. He called the vet right away because she was so hyper. I don’t think being hyper is something Q-Ball has a problem with! 🙂

    If she’s like our dog, Miss Piggy, she’ll feel so much better if she loses some weight. I don’t recommend the espresso exercise method, however.

    • MaryLee, you are so right. A live-it is in order for her. I have taken her down to 1 tablespoon of fresh cooked chicken a day with a tablespoon of dry. Dry was foreign to her until she got here. And you are correct in saying Hyper is NOT in her DNA. HAHA

  2. You make me laugh.. I understand completely. Cute little chubby thing. I hope you are able to get her on a diet… without her fussing too much with the MINE barks and growls.

  3. Q-Ball is cute as can be, as are Mutt and Jeff. She can’t help the rules, she is just a bit spoiled. 🙂 I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Take care and keep posting these awesome blogs.

  4. I’m afraid Q-ball needs to be re-named “Bowling Ball”. I know we all love our pets, but geez louise! Love your blog (even though I’m trying to ration myself, so as not to spend too much time.) and plan to check in regularly. (now following)
    Be the Bear!

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