Thursday, February 28, 2008


Snuggled on the couch in his rocket ship pajamas. I made him PJ's so that in the evenings his black body wouldn't get lost in the shadows of my house- otherwise, he has a tendency to sit in a dark room and watch me while I flip out because I can't find him!

Taken November 4, 2007


A big 'Thank You' to Lacylulu for featuring Dobby on her first ever 'New Pup Wednesday'!! I never would have imagined that this little corner of the internet would get so much attention after just a week! Thank you to everyone who has visited- I'm already having trouble keeping up with all of your wonderful doggie bloggies, so sorry if I don't leave you all individual thank-you notes :)

Edit: Thanks to Sissy and Tinky Chihuahua for the little shout-out in today's post, too!!

Now, time for a poll! Most of you let your dogs write their own blogs in the first person. Should I keep writing for Dobby or let him take over? I will still be focusing mostly on pictures either way :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hoodie Boy

I just love seeing my little guy in his red hoodie, enjoying the sun-puddle on my bed.

Taken November 4, 2007

...and yes, it has his name embroidered on it! Check out Barkin' Dog Clothes for some cute tiny fur-kid clothes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Dobby was a little dinosaur for Halloween. We got his costume in the mail on 10/24 and I altered it to fit better... Here he is trying it on for the first time. He was the cutest dog on the block when we went for a walk on the 31st!

And, just for fun, here is a very Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes) picture...

Both taken October 24, 2007

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dobby goes to the Vet 10/23

A little over a week after I brought Dobby home, I took him to the vet for a first check up and to make sure that the nice AAL rescue people hadn't overlooked something. One of the great things about adopting instead of buying is that when you bring home your new pet, most likely s/he is 100% up-to-date on shots, vaccines, heartworm medications, flea/tick treatment, and already spayed/neutered. You don't have to worry about vet visits for all of that, and the cost is nicely summed up in the adoption fee.

Such was the case with Dobbs. He got a clean bill of health and was extremely well behaved. He even let that nice doctor take his temperature without so much as a wince ;) Although it may have had something to do with the fact that they had lots of yummy treats, I think Dobby is just that nice!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Outside? Please?

Taken October 18, 2007

About us

(Our first playtime)

Dobby and I are happy to have such a public way to share his cute-ness and I promise to stay out of the way, but here is a little bit about me and how I came to have Dobbs.

I am a recent college graduate and decided in the summer of 2007 that I was ready for the responsibility of having a dog. My family had had a Toy Fox Terrier and I was absolutely enamored with her- dogs can truly light up your life. So I decided to shop around, and eventually was visiting and daily searching for new dogs. Everyone I talked to said that I would just know when I had found the right dog, so I was patient and waited for the right one to turn up.

Early in October, I found 'Squirt' on Petfinder. I knew he was the one, and I applied immediately! I had previously applied for a few other dogs and it had taken weeks for other rescues to process my application, so I was thrilled when Melanie, Squirt’s foster mom, called me that very afternoon. She sang his praises loudly, and I was hooked.

Squirt’s foster home was near Charlotte, NC, which was a good 2 hour drive for me, but I went to visit him that weekend. The drive was worth every minute, and I fell in love with his little wiggling, whining self as soon as I met him.

Shortly after my visit with him, he was scheduled to be neutered and microchipped, so on October 13th I finally brought him home with me. He slept on the passenger seat the whole way home like a perfect little angel. That afternoon, trusting in his socialization at the foster home and self-confident attitude, I took him out on a little adventure to PetCo so that he could try on collars and help me pick out some toys. We came home with his mossy green collar/leash set and a little terrycloth hippo. I debated for almost a week on what to change his name to (Squirt is so emasculating) and after noticing that at certain angles his ears were just like the Harry Potter character, I named him Dobby. The rest is history!


Well, hi! I created this journal to honor my Chihuahua Dobby so I will try to keep my human nose out of it. I am not your average Chihuahua-lover (or so I like to think...); in fact I wasn't even specifically looking for a Chihuahua when I rescued the little guy. I have always preferred small dogs though- I think it's the eternal puppy looks and that they're much more comfortable as lap-dogs. My next post will be more about my situation and how I adopted Dobby. I'll try to post pictures as often as possible (at least weekly). Hopefully you will all love Dobbs as much as I do!