I wanted a chihuahua to be a companion to a small one I have that has seizures and sight problems. I thought a friend would help her open up and get along better. So I stopped at a house with a sign that said “Chihuahuas – $200.”
The lady showed me dozens of chihuahuas in a fence in the backyard, all long-haired. I explained that I wanted a short-haired one, and thanked her anyway.
She then led me to a closet. She opened the door and sitting on pillow in total darkness was a white short-haired chihuahua with bed sores, struggling to adjust her eyes to the light, and covered in fleas. In fact, she had a wound on her back from biting at the fleas.
I picked this little white chihuahua up and she laid her head gently on my chest. I knew I couldn’t leave her there, even if she had been vicious…but she wasn’t: she was as gentle as a lamb.
She was about five years old and had been spayed because she had almost died giving birth to her last set of babies. The lady didn’t need her to breed anymore, so she had put her in the closet. For how long, I have no idea.
The lady made me pay $200 for her, which I gladly did.
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Once we got Pinkey home, she was so grateful and happy that she played with my little sick chihuahua and thought of her as her baby. She licked her, loved her, and followed her around, showing her the ropes of the house even though she had only been there for a few minutes.
They cuddled together and when my sick one has a seizure, Pinkey lets us know by barking furiously and standing by her side, never trying to hurt her.
Pinkey has also adopted my youngest daughter and considers her a “pup.” If she isn’t sleeping with my sick one, she is sleeping with my daughter. Pinkey is a mother hen to everyone in the house. We adore her.
By the way, my vet shut down the woman’s business.
This is an unfortunate reminder that puppy mills do exist and often operates unethically… at an innocent animals’ expense.Please consider adopting.
Story submitted by Kelly Fox.
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