My husband gave me Nugget for Valentine's Day when we were dating. I had just lost my corgi. Nugget was the first puppy I ever had and she was from my S.O. so was special. She's also not your typical chihuahua. She is not snappy or yappy. She is always happy and loves everyone. At that time I was boarding my horse (yes once upon a time I only owned one) so I brought her to the barn daily for the kids to play with. She was very socialized from the start. She goes everywhere with me. Nugget is my co-pilot to horse shows, she loves the boat, she tags along anywhere she can. Small dogs are easy that way. If she sees my truck hooked up to the trailer she bounces around in excitement and stalks me until we leave. I can't not take her to a show. She makes sure of it.
Even if it's cold.
One time I left her home because the weather was miserable. I won't do that again. People were mad at me. They missed seeing her. During this recent ordeal my mother has reminded me she's not just my dog. She's everyone's. So many people adore Nugget.
I have to go ride at the show? Not a problem...
Have bed, will travel...
Husband is struggling with her symptoms. She drinks an excessive amount of water therefore urinates constantly which means she is having accidents. To him this means she is ruining our wood floors. I'm working with her on using the pee pads and trying to teach him to help let her out more. It's a struggle.
I cannot imagine driving my truck and trailer without her next to me or being at a show without her, or really anything without her. It's inevitable one day but at only 10yo I wasn't thinking it would be this soon.
I appreciate your kind words on my initial post on Nugget. I hope to have some good news soon and I am sure in no time I will be an expert on canine cushings (I never knew before this that dogs could get it). Or at least the crazy chihuahua lady that spends more money feeding her ten pound dog than herself.