Why, you ask, would I have been looking for another puppy?
And, you ask… did something bad happen to Nugget?
No, nothing bad happened to Nugget.
However, Nugget is now eleven years old and is becoming more stubborn about eating properly. If I do not make sure he has eaten around 7:00PM to 8:00PM nightly, it never fails, he wakes up vomiting during the night, and I have to give him Gravol® to settle his stomach.
I have tried several different “techniques” to get Nugget to eat his meals (from coaxing, to prodding, to bacon drippings…). With each passing year, I find myself becoming more and more frustrated …and, lately it has become much more difficult to get Nugget to eat when he should.
Remembering my little 6lb Maltese Princess and how she went through a spell of refusing to eat …until after her daughter Tiffany was born and, I decided to keep Tif, that is. With Tif on the scene Prin never again had any problem with eating. I have always suspected it was Prin’s fear that Tif would eat her meal if she didn’t that actually did the trick.
So… after thinking about adopting another dog for more than a year now, I took the plunge and on September 7, 2013, I brought this adorable little 9-week-old puppy into our home. After seeing her tiny mother (the Chihuahua), I do not believe she will grow much beyond 6lbs.
Now, I have a new problem…
But this problem I’m sure YOU can help me solve.
After viewing the four images below, can you please make a suggestion as to a name for my cute, little “girl” by posting your idea as a comment below?
Additional Info: This puppy is very submissive and gentle, yet persistent at befriending Nugget. She is very alert and aware of her surroundings. She was quick to understand “no!”, “stay” and “don’t bite” 🙂 when I spoke these commands. She is quite fascinated with the telephone, especially when I put my callers on the speaker phone. She turns her little head from side-to-side while listening to the voice coming out of ‘that rectangular thingy’… soooo cute. The television has her spellbound too.
Once I have selected her new name from the many choices that I’m hoping you will all help provide, I will definitely update this post with the chosen name.
So, when leaving your suggested name as your comment, be sure to select “All new comments” or “Replies” from the dropdown list under “Subscribe to” just below the comment text box. In this way, you will automatically be notified once I post her new name.
And… thank YOU all in advance.
UPDATE – 9 Sep 2013: Tonight a friend sent me an email with a website address for dog names. I checked it out and, looking under Chihuahua names, I found the following name: Chloe.
The urban dictionary states the following meaning for Chloe:
A Chloe is a girl who is amazing and talented but sometimes has a low self-esteem.
She may not feel beautiful or hot, but she is the most beautiful and adorable girl you can ever meet.
She is sweet and when she has to say something people will listen.
If she ever spills out her heart to you then you know she really trusts you and you better not mess that up!
She is just extraordinary and people who are lucky enough to meet Chloe will never forget her outer and inner beauty.
You would want to keep her safe and always make her smile just to see that smile that will make your whole day.
You would love her more than anything in the universe and you would want to spend forever with her.
I can’t believe she is so amazing! [Or] Yeah dude she’s a Chloe.
When I read this, all I could say was WOW! The name Chloe seems BANG on. What do you think?
UPDATE – 11 Sep 2013: The RESULTS are IN.
Many folks were too shy to post their suggestion for a name in a comment below… so… here is the list of the names given to me by telephone, email, Facebook, and from the comments below:
Abbie <- 2 chose Catherine Puff Miss Kay Indigo Tid Bit Timbit Gita (pronounced Geeta) Sparky Angel Lady Musky Bait Fluff Lula Spark Misty Jozi Jewel Socks [perfect!] Scamp [she sure is :-)] Crystal Jasmine Blossom Pearl Chloe <- 3 chose After checking out all of these names I have decided to go with Chloe as her name. She responds perfectly to the name ...and, I truly LOVE the meaning. Thank you ALL for participating and helping me to select a name for my new little girl, and a special THANK YOU! to Bob Schofield for sending the website address with suggestions for names of dogs. It was at that website where the name Chloe first became a choice. And, THE BEST NEWS: Nugget is eating properly now… it WORKED!
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