This summer I’ve been especially struggling with the Arizona heat. Maybe it’s because I’m older or maybe it’s because I want to be more active outdoors. Whatever the case is, the brutal Arizona summer has been keeping me indoors and causing major cabin fever. As of this last week I hadn’t traveled anywhere with Wynston for a month and a half so I felt the dire need to get out of the house. Since my mom has a home in Payson, AZ (northern Arizona) I figured it’d be the perfect getaway for a few days. We could escape the heat, get out of the house and potentially explore. I wanted to take Wynston on a new mountainous adventure because I’ve been craving time in the great outdoors, and turns out we had a lot more fun than we anticipated!
I absolutely despise the bad rap that Chihuahuas get. “They are dumb, mean, loud, ankle biters who are good for punting.” The negativity behind the breed name truly breaks my heart. I, too, was uneducated about Chihuahuas before I rescued Wynston but he’s taught me how amazing chihuahuas really are. In fact, a Chihuahua is a perfect breed for me, and I think it’s a great breed for anyone willing to give them a chance. Chihuahuas are the 2nd most euthanized breed of dog in the United States. I want to help change that. I’ve written a post about negative Chihuahua stereotypes, and now I want to focus on the positive side of things – why Chihuahuas are incredible dogs.
Wynston is undergoing surgery on Monday, April 2nd to have a lipoma removed. While lipomas are common, especially in dogs such as Labradors, I’m not comfortable with how quickly it’s grown. So what is a lipoma, and why am I choosing to have it removed?
Lately it has become more and more apparent to me that Wynston truly defeats most (if not all) negative Chihuahua stereotypes. Through our many traveling adventures, I’ve learned that people are shocked by Wyn’s behavior excellent, as he’s always so calm, quiet and welcoming. This reminds me of a story…
Although cats and dogs can be infamous for disturbing our sleep at night, pets are also known for assisting in our ability to get a better night’s rest for several reasons. While a majority of pet owners view their furry friends as family members, it’s no surprise that our beds are overflowing with cold noses and warm hearts. So move aside, spouses – animals are taking over! Me personally? Forget a significant other…I can’t sleep without Wynston! I need him close to me in bed every night, and now he’s become necessary in helping me sleep at night. Here I have for you, the benefits of sleeping with a dog.