Thursday, March 13, 2014

Piper Girl - Pets are People Too

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." --Josh Billings

For some reason I have not been able to schedule a darn post for this link up! I have thought about it every month since I wrote about my sweet Stevie Cat for Jackie's link up in November, but I either don't remember until after the fact, or just completely forget about it all together. 

Today I want to talk about my Piper Girl, who is just the sweetest and most cutest chihuahua you've ever seen (no really, she is). I know most people think of Chi's as "yappy" and mean/territorial dogs and for the most part that is true. But Piper is one of the most docile chihuahuas I've ever seen, and I love her for it.

Hers camera shy

Piper also just isn't any other dog I picked up at the adoption agency/breeder/pound/etc. You see, Piper had a different owner before me. That owner was my Grandma, before she passed away in 2011. She got Piper as a puppy when she was sick, but before we knew exactly how serious everything was. My Grandma had a chihuahua as a pet for as long as I'd known her (and for many years before I was born) and just because she was sick didn't mean she didn't need another dog (her previous chi had recently died).

When it became known that her days were numbered, Stevie and myself took us a road trip to Seguin, Texas to visit Grandma. An unlikely bond was formed between my fluffy diva kitty and this rambunctious morsel of a pup. They frolicked. They played tag. They gave each other "baths" and took naps together in the sun. During one of the hardest weeks of my life, these two somehow became best friends. It was decided, Piper would come home with me when the time came.

Sometimes I think this little 5 pound munchkin is able to bring me so much joy because I know that she brought joy my Grandma while she was with her. 

She is never short on kisses for her mama and she never fails to pee on the floor when I visit. It never fails that she will growl if you move her while she sleeps and it never fails that I cry a little when I have to leave her. She is spoiled rotten and to the bone, but I wouldn't change a single thing about her.


Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn said...

Aww, it's so sweet that Piper is able to bring back such fond memories of your grandma, while also bringing so much joy into your life. She is adorable and even more so in the photo with your grandmother. :) BTW I'm actually right down the road from Seguin in San Antonio.

The Handey Way said...

Piper is so precious. It never fails to amaze me what dogs can bring to a relationship, whether it be joy, comfort or peace. Hugs to Piper!

Rachel said...

She is so precious!!

jackie jade said...

she is so cute and this is such a sweet story. it's amazing the comfort our dogs can give us when we're going through a rough time!

Steph G said...

This is so sweet. I love that they became friends! It's amazing that you were able to give that pup a home that was comfortable. She is so adorable.

Whitney Ellen said...

Ahhh, she's perfect. I just want to cuddle and love on her. And obviously it's because her and I have something huge in common... I, too, growl when people try to move me when I'm sleeping.

Anonymous said...

Aww Piper Girl loves her mama <3

Destiny said...

How sweet!! She looks so cuddly! I know there's the stereotype of Chihuahua's not being the best dogs but in my experience my little Chi was the sweetest and most loving dog ever. Looks like yours is the same way!

Jamie Vespa said...

This is so sweet! I love that not only is she special because she's yours, but also because of where she came from!

Cortney said...

I love her!! She reminds me of my sweet little Lula Belle (my 8 year old chihuahua who lives with my mom in NY and I also cry whenever I leave her) Everyone always thinks theyre yippy & love to see that someone agrees that not all are! I also got my love for chihuahuas from my grandmother who has had them since before I was born.. very sweet post.

alyssa said...

How sweet a story :) I just want to give that little face all the cuddles!!

Notes from a Newlywed said...

OMG she's adorable!

Nadine Lynn said...

Piper is has such an adorable, sweet face!!! What a sweet and special story on how she came to be yours.

brooke lyn said...

piper is just so widdle!

Pink Pamalamma said...

Oh she is just precious!! The photo of her snuggled up asleep with your grandma is so darn sweet!!

One of our dog-babies growls when we have to move her over to get in bed, too (she thinks its HER bed!) and it makes me laugh so hard.

Brittany said...

I love that she was your grandmas, that just makes her even more special.

jessica nicole said...

so sweet. love how she became yours. what a cutie!

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Ohmygoodness, what a little love nugget! I love this whole story. It's amazing what joy pets can bring to our lives!

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