I’ve been known to be a bleeding heart when it comes to animals. I have amajor soft spotthem…I’ve even stopped several times toremove turtles from the road. I justfeel the need to do what I can for animals.A friend of mine came across this little tiny (5 pound)chihuahua a few days ago. Stephan and I just couldn’t let her go to animal control. She looked as if she had been well fed, but had not been to a vet (or bathed) in many years. She was quite the stinker. Its sad that someone can neglect such a precious creature.
We’ve named her Chica temporarily because it seemed wrong to keep calling her “the otherdog.” She is an absolute sweetheart…. but definitely categorized as special needs. She is partially blind and has difficulty walking due to hip dysplasia, but she hobbles around. Her disposition, however, is very sweet… and I’ve done some unspeakable things to her like forcefeeding her pumpkin and yogurt with a syringe. I won’t go into why I was doing this… after all this IS a food blog! lol!
We currently have her in our home in Ft Lauderdale. We would love to keep her, but we already have 2 chihuahuas and justdon’t have room for another. Also, with our busy schedules and traveling, we don’t have the time to give her the attention she needs. If you know someone who would like to adopt a special needs pet, please email me at candace at maloman.com. She would be the perfect lap dog for an elderly woman or man who needs companionship.