Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund Mix (Chiweenie)
Age: Approximately 5 years old
L.B., short for Little Bit, joined the household on February 21, 2013. He is a red chihuahua / dachshund mix – aka Chiweenie. He was a two-time owner surrender at one of our local animal control facilities, thus high on the kill list, to no fault of his own. We picked him up one hour before he was scheduled to be euthanized. His first owner was forced to give him up for valid health reasons. The second owner only had him one day before returning him because he wouldn’t eat or go to the bathroom. L.B. must have just been nervous because he was fine from the moment he got to our house. He eagerly ate a bowl of food and proceeded to poo on the floor after.
He quickly made friends with Lois Lane and Giant Dawg and fits right in. He did force us to make some fence repairs after he escaped through a gap and made us chase him a quarter of a mile, catching him just before he got to the main highway. We about had a heart attack that day!
He has now been neutered and updated on all his shots and got a shiny new micro-chip. We also call him Squeaky because he squeaks all the time – yawning, stretching, whining – it all sounds like a squeaky toy. It’s also great fun watching a 10-pound dog play with a 100-pound dog!