Tia's first visit to the beach
Meet Tia. A tiny 9 year old Chihuahua Jack Russell cross. This little girl has gone through a lot lately. She was found abandoned on the streets of Spain. Tia came to the UK in October.
A student then adopted her. However, he gave her back after a month. It was at this time that I happened to see her on a local FB shelter listing. I contacted the shelter and arranged to meet her. I wasn't sure if I would be bringing her home with me or not. Well, the bond was instant. I bent down on one knee to pet her, and she put both paws on my other knee, reached up and licked my nose! Well that was it. That was the moment. I think she was the one who chose me. This little girl has a larger than life character and captured my heart from the outset. I have been wanting to get a dog for the past four years. Two years ago I was more than ready to get a puppy. But then lockdown came along and everyone seemed to be wanting a dog. Prices were becoming ridiculous. We witnessed a shocking spate of dog thefts fuelled by the laws of supply and demand. It was heartbreaking to see the damage these greedy wicked pond dwellers were doing to these poor animals and their families. I decided that I would not get a puppy at this time, as I didn't want to become part of the problem. I tried looking at the main rescue shelters as an alternative. That was equally as hard. Dog's were gone before I had a chance to meet them. Fast forward a few months and I can say I have spent the best £225 ever. The wait and disappointments were all worth it. I have the best dog ever. I wouldn't give her up for anything. However, there is one fly in the ointment. She was a street dog and being dog responsive comes with the territory. Which means, this little sweetheart can turn into a snappy señorita in the flick of a castanet. However, I am working on this. I am happy to say there has been some amazing improvements. The video at the beach was taken after spending our first week together. It's hard to believe she is nine because the sea certainly brought out the puppy in her. If this is how she reacts to the sea, I can't imagine what she'll do when she sees snow! I decided to keep Tia's original name. I like it and she responds to it.
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Thank you from Tia!