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November 9, 2012 6:36 PM   Subscribe

Baby chihuahua learning to walk.
posted by griphus (36 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
OH LOOK I DIED
posted by elizardbits at 6:36 PM on November 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


This post was deleted for the following reason: This is not relevant to this week's election
posted by shakespeherian at 6:38 PM on November 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


Is this something I'd need a taco to understand?
posted by arcticseal at 6:42 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


anybody else see that bug-eyed teacup chihuahua there? Yikes, those orbs are halfway out of its head!
posted by spacewrench at 6:43 PM on November 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


My wife was just getting over the squee from the seven-week-old bulldog puppy that was in the clinic for a checkup today. Now she's back to a quivering puddle of squee again.

THANKS A LOT. Hope you're happy with yourself.
posted by azpenguin at 6:53 PM on November 9, 2012


"Why is walking...not...working? And what are these...front and back legs?! Oh my God. Oh. my. God. I know what this is. I died and came back as...a tiny dog?" [rests chin on paws, whimpers]
posted by limeonaire at 7:11 PM on November 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Do we always have to be judging dogs based on their appearance? Can we not do this?

NOT CUTIST!
posted by srboisvert at 7:15 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Puppies are always cute, unfortunately this one will grow up to be a yapping patio louse.

And yes, I am chihuahuaist.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:27 PM on November 9, 2012 [11 favorites]


this is more or less how I get up every morning.
posted by The Whelk at 7:33 PM on November 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


That is not learning to walk! That is trying out for military marching while tripping on tiny hallucigens!

Please, do not give your tiny soldiers drugs; they will be unable to provide the tiny state with itsy bitstream security....
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:40 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


The body was full of cute, the head was full of scary eyeballs.
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 7:44 PM on November 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Not to rain on the parade, but I've seen this video before on another site, where a more experienced person pointed out that this puppy is likely suffering from hydrocephalus, an unfortunately common condition in chihuahuas that causes balance problems.
posted by HotToddy at 7:58 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Our dog has special needs and a mess of health problems and I am sure Willow the possibly-hydrocephalic chihuahua will be extra-loved.
posted by griphus at 8:05 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Checkmate anti ancient alienists.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:08 PM on November 9, 2012


I suppose that's what the dozens of homeless chihuahuas wandering the streets in my neighborhood looked like when they were learning to walk, too. What is it with that breed and people neglecting them to the point of abandonment?
posted by item at 8:26 PM on November 9, 2012


Their temperament?
posted by sebastienbailard at 8:46 PM on November 9, 2012


I just adopted a chihuahua from a shelter last week and she is an absolute doll. She is politically active, but hates to wear her wittle cone though, she wis a wittle baby! Anyone want to see some pics?
posted by phaedon at 8:47 PM on November 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


I'd love to get a long haired chihuahua. If I found one in the street or something I would most certainly take it in but I can't buy a dog in good conscience.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:53 PM on November 9, 2012


Getting a dog from a reputable shelter is basically the same thing if the ethics of the acquisition is what's keeping you.
posted by griphus at 8:57 PM on November 9, 2012


I should look into it, I figured long haired chihuahuas were pretty uncommon in shelters. A friend of mine looked for a long time before finally buying one.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:05 PM on November 9, 2012


My cat Trilby, who hardly ever shows any interest in what's happening on my computer screen, showed a lot of interest in this video. Like, "suddenly snapped into predator mode and did the stealth crawl towards it" interest. I think he thought the puppy was some kind of rodent. Hey, it looked kind of rodent-like.
posted by orange swan at 9:09 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Getting anything except a pit mix from a shelter is rare, but if you don't need a long-haired chihuahua Right Now, making regular calls to a few shelters and researching breed-specific rescues can yield results eventually. We got a "designer" dog breed from a shelter than I can only assume people pay obscene amounts of money for from breeders. Animal control found her on the side of the road in Staten Island. We think she escaped from a breeder because she had puppies at a very young age.
posted by griphus at 9:12 PM on November 9, 2012


(We weren't actually looking for that breed, we just asked the shelter to show us some mild-mannered dogs in the 20-lb range and there she was. But if someone called them up and asked if they had one, they'd have said 'yes.')
posted by griphus at 9:13 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah I'm in no rush, when I say look into I mean within the next 5-10 years. I take the long-view.

Maybe I'll get a chinchilla. I feel less bad buying one, they actually are rodents.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:47 PM on November 9, 2012


Go home, dog. You are drunk.
posted by palbo at 10:14 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's like watching someone playing QWOP for the first time. In other words, hilarious.
posted by TheCowGod at 11:04 PM on November 9, 2012


I think he thought the puppy was some kind of rodent.

I believe your cat was correct.
posted by HuronBob at 3:00 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I've been there. Whiskey is one hell of a drug.
posted by TheCoug at 3:10 AM on November 10, 2012


When we first got our last dog (more than twenty years ago) she couldn't do U turns so would back up and then reverse in a 3 point turn.

tl;dr AWWWWWWWW
posted by infini at 5:09 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Before you know it that puppy will be old enough to get her driver's license.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:24 AM on November 10, 2012


This chihuahua has his eye on you.
posted by Schadenfreude at 7:41 AM on November 10, 2012


griphus: "Getting anything except a pit mix from a shelter is rare..."

That is not true in my area; pits are not very common here, and I don't know where Ad Hominem lives. Ad, if you want a long haired Chihuahua, keep an eye on shelters in your area using Petfinder, or contact an outfit like this one that's closer to you. If you're in New York, 761 pages of results came up for a Petfinder search of "Chihuahua" and a New York zip code.

Don't buy a dog. Adopt.
posted by workerant at 10:00 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


As of a week ago, the shelter near me was about 40% pits, 40% chihuahuas, and 20% everything else. If you want a chihuahua, they are there in numbers.
posted by bink at 11:08 AM on November 10, 2012


I bet I could fit the whole thing in my mouth at once.
posted by sourwookie at 2:45 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chihuahua's are the 2nd most euthanized breed in Vegas, there are whole rescue organizations dedicated to getting chi's out of Vegas and Southern Cali where they die in shelters by the thousands and into other states where they have better chances of getting adopted. A gorgeous, young, healthy and friendly long haired Chi wandered into my mom's yard last month, matted and filthy but otherwise fine. No chip, no lost dog ads, no inquiries at the shelters so now my mom has a beautiful, tiny sweet long hair chi of her own.
posted by yodelingisfun at 7:08 PM on November 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Puppy Blanket
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