I love summertime! The mama stays home with us most days, and we all cuddle up together while taking long naps in front of the TV. We also play with our toys, and hang out in the backyard frequently. What could be better? More treats, that would be better! We get one in the morning after we go outside and do our business, then maybe one or two more throughout the week if we're lucky. The mama says that we're little boys, so we don't need a lot of treats. Hmph, I think she's wrong! Otherwise though, we're a pretty happy bunch!
The mama is always thinking about ways to keep us entertained so that we aren't getting into stuff. I'm usually good about not getting into anything, but I do still enjoy checking out the trash from time to time. It's fun to pull something out of it and then watch the mama chase me around trying to get it back from me. Sometimes she even says HBO words if I don't drop it quick enough. It's also fun to steal toys from Chico. He growls up a storm, pretending he's all big and bad! Doesn't stop me from taking the toys though. He should just realize that I was here first, so I should get all the toys. And all of the treats. And all the loves the mama gives out throughout the day.
One day the mama received a notice that the post office had a package for us. It was too big to put in our p.o. box, so the mama had to go in person to pick it up. We couldn't begin to imagine what could possibly be in it! The mama brought it home and set it down in the middle of the kitchen so that we could sniff it. And sniff we did!
See ^, that's Chico sniffing. I sniffed first, then let him take a few smells before I pushed him out of the way so I could check it out again. The mama let us smell it for about 87 minutes. Finally we couldn't take it anymore, and begged her to let us open it. She sliced the tape with a box cutter, then told me to pull the box open carefully with my teefs. Chico wanted to help, but I told him no. Since the mama said that I could open it, I knew that it must be for me, and I didn't want Chico to get his scent all over it.
When I opened the box, I was startled to find...
WTF? It was almost as big as me! Was it real? Did the mama bring home another chihuahua??? Me and Chico barked and growled at it, but it didn't react. It just stood there! This went on for another 87 seconds or so. Even though I'm a big chi, I get very anxious in new situations. Chico has no fear, so he walked up to this new chi and lifted his leg. That's right, he did a little wee on the new chi! I laughed inside, but the mama was not happy about it! She scolded Chico and made him go out in the backyard to think about what he'd done. I went too, because I didn't want to be alone with this new thing.
We had a fun time playing in the yard and stayed out there for a long time. Finally the mama called for us to come in. I was nervous that the new chi would still be hanging around, but the mama managed to coax me in. And there it was, sitting in the kitchen right where we'd left it! Only now it had a big wet spot on its leg where the mama had tried to clean it off. Chico and I barked at him a few more times, but he still refused to move! What was up with this new chihuahua?
Finally the mama squeezed him and he squeaked! Not just a little squeak, but a great big one! I knew right then that it wasn't a real chi so I walked up to him, grabbed his ear and shook him with all my might! I dropped him, and Chico grabbed a leg. Chico is an itty bitty chi, and the toy was bigger than he is! It was hilarious watching him try to shake it. Normally I would NEVER consider sharing my toys with Chico, but this time it was OK. We both worked on destuffing the new chi in a matter of minutes and pulled that squeaker out! The mama wasn't happy about cleaning up the huge mess, but she said it was all worth it since it made us happy!
Thank you to Murphy and Stanley for putting this together. We hope that they'll host this event again in the future. Our story might be dumb, but we had fun writing it.