Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Room For One More

I know I barely brushed on my new rescue on my last post, so I decided to dedicate this one to our new little boy.  If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll know that I've had chihuahuas all my life.  I lost my 16 year old chihuahua (I had him since he was 8 weeks old!) in 2010 and I can't even begin to describe how devastating that loss was.

In 2011 we rescued out first chihuahua, little Paczki, and he really filled that huge hole in my heart (you can read about that experience HERE).  Then a year later we rescued yet another little boy, Tommy.  It truly felt like our little family was complete.  Our dogs get along perfectly and we couldn't imagine adding any other furry family members to our home.  That is, until now.

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Last week one of Kevin's coworkers found a little chihuahua on a busy Los Angeles freeway.  He was starved and pretty much left to fend for himself.  She posted a picture of him on her Facebook and I (of course) fell in love.  Kevin has been pretty adamant about not having any more pets so I wasn't expecting to adopt him at all.  But after hearing about his awful story my husband came home with him the next day.  Surprise!  We decided to take him for the weekend to see how he does with our two boys.

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Rocco is such a sweet chihuahua.  He has a cleft right front paw (which resembles a lobster claw) so he only walks on three legs.  He's definitely an older dog and looks like he has glaucoma in one of his eyes.  He looks like he's been through a lot in his life but it definitely hasn't affected his demeanor.  He's not really used to kisses and cuddles but he's surely gotten used to it these last few days.

The boys were not really excited to get a new member in their pack.  At first they wanted to kill him!  But after a few hours they accepted him into the house.  While they don't really hang out with him yet, they do acknowledge him as a member of the family.  I'm sure in a few weeks (especially after he gets neutered) they will all be best buds.

rocco and paczki

As you can probably tell, we decided to keep the little guy.  Even if it had been more difficult, I don't think I would have had the heart to pass him off to anyone else.  I don't think many people are ready to adopt an older dog with a deformed leg!  I think having Rocco in our lives was surely destiny and I love coming home to a chihuahua brigade.  I'm pretty sure that what I've always wanted.  Three dogs and a baby on the way!

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xoxo

Ashley


27 comments:

  1. You are guys are so awesome! It warms my heart to know you gave that little guy a life!

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  2. Awww Ashley I am so happy you guys took him in, he is such a handsome little man! If we lived closer he could be buddies with the 3-legged foster kitty I currently have at my house!

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  3. Aww thats amazing, he is so lucky to have you!

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  4. Aww, what a sweet dog! And how wonderful that you were able to take him in!! I think he's beautiful!!

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  5. You guys have such open hearts - congrats on the new member to your family. My BF's mom adopted an older yorkie a few years back even though he was almost blind, but Buster was the sweetest little dog! Dogs are worth it!

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  6. OMG what a handsome and SWEET little guy!!!

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  7. Aww he's soo cute and I love his little paw <3 My heart's all big and swollen yet

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  8. aww I loved hearing this whole story Ashley. that is so wonderful that Kevein's coworker found him and so fun how he brought him home when you thought he wouldn't. Glad they're neutral now at least and hope they become pals right away. he really is a beautiful little chihuahua and i'm glad you can give him the TLC he needs : ).
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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  9. This poor little dog has had quite the life! Good thing he now has a loving family <3

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  10. He’s soooo cute! He is truly blessed to be part of such a lovely family now <3 Thanks for sharing the story!

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  11. Awww what a great story Ashley, you guys have big hearts!! I'm glad the boys are getting along now, it's sweet having more than one dog because they have someone to hang out with! It's a good thing they're little too so they don't take up tooo much space. I wish to have a household of dukes one day, Mr.Dukes for everyone!!

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  12. What a sweet story! And seriously, who can say no to that adorable little face??

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  13. Aw you have such a growing fur baby family!

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  14. Such a cute little guy! Good for you for taking him in. (although it probably wasn't that hard, considering he looks so easy to love haha)

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  15. You guys are so sweet and the doggies are too cute.

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  16. I'm so glad you kept him!!! I'd do the same thing!!! This story melted my heart :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  17. Awww such a growing family! :) Congratulations on your rescue. He's a cutey.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  18. That's awesome you took in such a sweet dog. I can not imagine losing my Penny Lane (now 3 yrs old, Chihuahua that is the same black brown color, but long hair), she is my life! I agree from your previous post about loving an animal that much. I never understood people could feel that way about one until i got her...I was raised in a home with no pets allowed. I was more of a cat person, but felt my cat wasn't that affectionate, so I looked into getting a dog...she was my first and only dog and she is sooo perfect! I hope one day soon to adopt another, hopefully a rescue. ..love your style by the way♡♥

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  19. Aw, it is so incredibly sweet that you rescued this little guy! I feel so bad for the trauma he's been through, but at least he has you to take care of him now. You've got a big heart!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  20. Awww, its so kind and feet of you to have rescued him and given him a loving home, too cute!

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  21. I usually don't like chihuahuas, but who can resist this little guy? Too cute!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  22. That's such a sweet thing you guys have done. It breaks my heart to see or hear about animals with a tough life, so it's wonderful that you've saved this little guy.

    <3<3<3
    Jackie
    http://somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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