5 Ways to Recognize a Chihuahua Owner

I meet people all the time who immediately peg me as a chihuahua owner and frankly, I sort of see why and how they draw these conclusions. So, here it is – the top five five ways to recognize a chihuahua owner: As superficial and vapid as it sounds, I fell in love with the chihuahua breed after the release of the movie Legally Blonde.

Elle Woods and her companion Bruiser looked like they had the most fun and Bruiser was compact enough that Elle could take him everywhere (including lectures at Harvard). I begged my father to get me a chihuahua as a gift and that was the beginning of my family’s love for this particular breed. Unfortunately, I left for school and wasn’t able to take Chico with me but I left him with my sister

(who took the best care of him). After we got married, my husband and I felt the time was right to get a dog of our own. He knew how smitten I was with chihuahuas so we adopted a rescue from the Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport. I meet people all the time who immediately peg me as a chihuahua owner and frankly, I sort of see why and how they draw these conclusions. So, here it is – the top five five ways to recognize a chihuahua owner: You Take Selfies Together: Audrey loves to hangout with me so there are always the most opportune moments for us to take advantage of Instagram. It also allows me to be a “crazy dog lady” by blaming it on the popular photo-sharing site.

You Coordinate Outfits: Chihuahuas get cold as soon as summer is on its way out, which is an excellent reason to build a new wardrobe for them. Audrey has a beautiful strawberry blonde fur so she looks incredible in red. I happen to favour red against my skin tone as well, which makes it a breeze to coordinate outfits!

You Feel Bad When People Put Ridiculous Clothes on Them: There is a difference between Audrey wearing clothing for necessity and Audrey wearing clothing for novelty; the above photo supports the latter. When you put a ridiculous article on a dog,

it’s hard to ignore their response to it. When Audrey got put in this awful Santa costume, she ran away and hid. What’s worse is that everyone in the room giggled, which makes her feel worse. Rather than join in the taunting, a chihuahua owner will run to her pup’s rescue and make sure there is no further humiliation.

They Make Excellent Editors: The night before a magazine gets published is incredibly hectic. I brought Audrey to the office one night to hang out with the team and add a little fun to the stressful tasks at hand. Audrey’s charm landed her on the editor’s letter page in that issue – how could anyone not love that?

Chihuahuas and their Humans Sleep in the Same Bed: On Audrey’s inaugural sleep at her new home, my husband insisted that she sleep in her own bed beside us. Within three minutes of getting into bed, he had picked her up and allowed her to nestle between the sheets. Despite looks of disdain from dog owners and non-dog owners alike, chihuahua owners love having their pups sleep with them!