Monday, June 19, 2006

The Doggie in the Window?

The following query was posted on the Rootsweb message board for Chihuahua state (link here):

Subject: New Puppy Question
Author: Lucian Manning Jr
Date: 17 Jun 2006 7:38 PM GMT

I finally brought my baby (Female Chihuahua) home Thursday and she turned 8 weeks old yesterday (06/16/06). I read in a few books and article that Chihuahua puppies were one of the top ten hardest to house train. Mine hasn't used the potty inside once in the last 3 days, she goes outside sniffs a few seconds squats and pees/poops and all she seems to do is sleep. And I mean sleep.. Which is my question.. I wrap her up in her blanket and she probably sleeps 22 hours of the day. I have to wake her up to eat and of a night at 3pm to go outside. Might she be sick? Her gums are pink, her noise is cold, and she has normal poop. I took her to the vet the day I brought her home and he done a brief once over just so my warranty would be good but he's not going to give her a full exam until the 26th because that is when her second puppy shots are due. I just am scared this is too easy with her... compared to the other breeds I have took home at 8 weeks. What do y'all think?

This raises many questions, such as:

1) Does this little one have a birth certificate yet?
2) Was she legally adopted? Does Mom know the birth parents?
3) Does Mom want a pedigree chart done for her little one?
4) How will this look in the Notes section on the Rootsweb WorldConnect database?

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