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Kiwi, the rescue Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) mix (he said, part 5)

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“Kiwi is a fantastic greeter whenever I come home.

She wags her tail to the point of losing her balance.

It’s a clumsy cuteness.

She is also a great walking partner.

After a day of work, I will walk her in the park for an hour.

She never loses stamina and she is also inquistive and helps me discover new things.

She is a great cuddle and always wants to under the covers with us.

She is a big licker; noses in particular.

I love the ease with which she gives affection.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) rescue mix, (he said, part 4)

IMG_1998“I’ve been working with Kiwi to build trust  for four and a half months and it seems to be paying off, though she still tries to claim my spot on the bed.

We are currently working on that.

I will occasionally have to wear an oven mitt so her bite doesn’t hurt.

When she bites, I send her off to her crate with a treat.

Since she is a rescue dog, we don’t know if she had some traumatic experience or not.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 3)

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“We both saw Kiwi online and we both jumped at the chance to adopt her.

It was love at first sight.

I was only there for a week after Kiwi was adopted and I don’t think she remembered me  after the year.

She greeted me in a friendly manner, but not as though I was part of her pack.

She is protective of my girlfriend, and that includes protecting her from me.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 2)

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“She grew up with cats, but she got to know my dogs and I think I converted her to become a dog person.

I got a cruise contract, singing, and it too me out of town for a year.

My girlfriend got Kiwi when I left, as a replacement animal.

We had been talking about adopting a dog at some point, but hadn’t seriously considered it.

My leaving was the tipping point.”

 

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 1)

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“I’ve always had dogs.

I grew up with them in San Diego, California.

I had two or three at the same time, and they were all different sizes–

usually, one large and one or two small dogs.

I have been dating my girlfriend for about five years and my love for dogs has rubbed off on her.”