Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Ya Livin', Twiggie Smalls?

I recently got a second dog. I had wanted one for a while, but Nathan wasn't so sure. I knew I needed to get a dog smaller than my first love, who is 12 pounds and a big ol scardy baby. I also knew I wanted to rescue again. On a whim one Tuesday I went to Avenue Barket to see the owner, Cindy, who has been known to help place a sweet baby or two. I told her I was looking to rescue again and the VERY NEXT DAY, she came over and told me she had a friend who had found a little 6 pound chihuahua on the streets, scared and malnourished and was I interested in meeting him? OF COURSE I WAS. I went over and saw him and it was love at first sight. He had a cut on his leg and a scar on his nose, and his little tail bones were jutting right out of his tiny underfed body. I took him straight to the vet, had him chipped and checked out and took him home to love him all better. His name is Twiggie Smalls, but he just goes by Smalls.

In the little Christmas fleece he was wrapped in when I took him home...

He was so tired he was falling alseep standing up. Life on the streets is so hard for a little one!

With P. Bitty. They are not each others biggest fans, but they get along better and better every day.

Smalls is very, very cuddly!


He has settled in and is so happy to have a family. He sleeps all the time and when he's not sleeping he moves so fast it just comes out a blur on camera. He can jump up on furniture from halfway across the room now, he's gotten so strong!


He's here to stay.


Jasie VanGesen said...

I think my heart just burst. So sweet.

coffeeaddict said...

he's literally smiling in the last picture, a sure sign he feels loved and secure :-D

Megan Mae said...

Awww sweet! Stories like this really make me smile. He looks so happy and settled in.

archives vintage said...

oh my god, erin! he is TOO DAMN CUTE! so glad he found a sweet, loving home with you and nathan!!!! xo

RETRO REVA said...

Oh he is so blessed and so cute! I love it when other's adopt cherished little babies who have had a rough life. Cudos!!!!!

Cammila Albertson said...

Oh heavens -- my heart is exploding! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. :)

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myedit said...

awww... I've seen lots of Insta and FB but I had no idea of his story. What a little survivor! yay to you for rescuing him!!!