Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I am so used to being at home, having my chihuahuas there with me, everywhere I am....and when I step out of the house to run errands or to work, they are jumping up and down, very happy to see me. They are a constant and make me feel like they miss me no matter how long I have been gone. Due to some health issues of a family member out of state, I am away from home and have been for nearly a week....so I am truly missing those little stinkers. I still have family members at home to attend to them, but it's just not the same with me being gone....and I wasn't able to bring them along due to the fact that I would be extremely busy here helping to get things done. Chis make wonderful companions...loving, laying silently beside me when I am watching tv, and close by when I am doing household chores. There go with me to each and every room that I go into. Sometimes when I am in back of the house, they are great at letting me know if someone is at the front door, since I don't have a working doorbell. Tomorrow I will be going home, and once again with my chis.
Labels: chihuahuas as companion dogs
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Soon, my darling teen daughter will be leaving home. She just finished high school, and has joined the Navy. I am wondering how, or IF it will affect my little chihuahuas. Do they have feelings? They seem to, because they wag those tails with all their might, when I come home from being out runnig errands. Chihuahuas seem to bond to one person in the family, but MY chis seem to like everyone in our household. They favor me, but love our family members as well. I wonder if they will sulk or show any saddness after my daughter leaves. She will be in boot camp for a good 2 months, as well as schooling for another 5 months and will be gone quite awhile. I know they will remember her when she comes back home, but I am wondering, if what, kind of emotions do they have when a family member leaves ? They don't seem to have any sense of time, so maybe once she comes back in the door, it will be as if she just left? Anybody have any ideas on this?