|I always liked Chihuahuas for their expressive personality. I adopted Devon in 2007 as a 3-year old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix. He was a bit shy but within days he was affectionate and personable. He now gets to know people within an hour - everyone loves him Although I loved Devon the way he was immediately, I've seen how just a bit of structure and exposure has helped him blossom. He knows he will be fed in the morning and the evening.
He now stays at a polite distance while I eat, even if I leave my dinner on the coffee table.
He knows he should 'go' outside, and walks to the door to let me know.
He now happily jumps in the car on his own.
And little did I know he would become so athletic.
While getting used to the outdoors he was so happy he bound into Lake Tahoe, not expecting a body of water.
Now he navigates puddles and terrain with ease.
I can't imagine coming home without him to greet me, play a little, then relax for the evening, just happy to be at home.