All of us who own chihuahua dogs know just how special they are. In many ways they seem so different from other dogs, it’s hard to think of them as dogs.
I know mine keep me totally entertained by their funny antics. Lucas will come over and start scratching my arm when he wants my attention and if I continue to ignore him, he head butts my arm until I pick him up.
Then he will lay his head on my shoulder like a baby. This is more sweet than weird.
Lucy haas decided she is the official washer of her brothers’ ears. I know a lot of dogs do this but Lucy will pin her brothers down with her paws, sit on top of them and go at those ears until they are good and clean.
Sometimes she will continue and wash their whole face. Lucas and Ziggy actually seem to enjoy this daily ritual. But she continues to keep them pinned down until she’s done.
I asked other chihuahua owners what weird and funny things their chihuahuas do and here are some of the answers I got.
Bedtime Antics Kyla says her Bentley has taken it upon himself to make sure all the cats are off the bed when she comes to bed, It’s like he wants to make sure she has room to get in. Then he stands there, wagging his tail, all proud of himself while she gets in bed. Then cats are welcome to get back on the bed.
Shannon Thomas says “My 10 year old chihuahua, Lilly, jumps up onto my bed. When I tell my fur-babies that it’s “time to go beddy-byes” she burrows in under my covers, turns herself around, and lays on her back with her head on my pillow. So she gets herself all tucked-in! Every single night! It’s such a wonderful thing to climb into bed next to. She sends me to sleep smiling, for sure!”
Angela Labozzetta’s chihuahua Paco (who has passed) liked to sleep on her head. My Lucas does this too. Deanna Alexander’s boys like to sleep head to head. How cute! Being Vocal Ethel says “When I watch TV and there is music background Mia stands up and howls until I hit mute button.” Maria Val Miñambres-Walker says “Every time we facetime with our grandsons, 3 and 2, our chi, Micki, gets jealous and starts howling, starts low and it keeps getting louder, it is funny.” Vanessa Ann says Big Rocco Vincenzo cries like a baby when I ask him if he is my baby. Park Akela says “My chi Rose brings me toys and if i dont throw it she will cry. She also barks at me to put on an outfit and she likes to pick which one.
Katelyn Boudreau says “Believe it or not my dog Sunny who is of course a chichi makes a funny sound that resembles a dolphin noise LOL.” Meal Time Mary says “My chi comes to me right after she eats. She jumps up to my shoulder and I remind her to clean her teeth and she starts cleaning them by using her tongue. I am patting her back and I tell her to give me a burp. And sure enough she will give me a burp. Sometimes a loud one and sometimes more of a silent one. Then she gets down! We been doing this for a couple of years or more.” Vicky Gongola Nelson says “Each feeding, Cheech’s bowl is in front of a chair, which is against a wall. When I put his food bowl down, he goes under the chair, around one of the legs, then around to his bowl to eat. He could walk right directly to the bowl from the front, nothing is in his way.” William Guess says “He will only drink out of a very small plastic bowl we have, NOTHING else! He will NOT eat out of a bowl, only off the floor! He doesn’t like walking on tile floors and won’t walk on wood floors! At 9:00 he’s ready to pee, and go to bed, whether you are or not! He basically lives on the love seat, with his brother!” Debbie St. Jock Levesque says “My chi, Fawny, attacks the spoon when I give her yogurt. She shows teeth and all while trying to eat the yogurt.” Wonder what’s that about? Silly Antics Sindie says her Chi Izabella will show her butt on command. Teresa Badgley says “We take her hamburger for walks.” This one cracks me up. Andi Hidalgo Peterson says “Cocoa Bean and Fonzie battle it out to to get “the spot” in front of the vent all the time. Cocoa refused to move, and got a face full of dog butt.”
Christina Jones says “Maggie Mae Moonshine sings when she hears songs of praise or a female singing on the telly.”
Helen Rivest has a 10 year old chihuahua named Febe. You can see in the photo below what she likes to do. Dawn Sones says her Charlie doesn’t like it when she talks. “He will lean on my face to cover my mouth . And when I hold him, he looks up and wants me to kiss his neck.”
Kimberly Kings says “My little Theo get so excited when his “daddy” gets home from work that he grabs a toy and combat crawls across the carpet to him to play. When he’s had enough he puts his toy back in his bed. “ Suzanne Duncan says “My chi, Rory gets mad at me for taking him to the vet. When he gets home he runs upstairs and goes to bed.” Denise Newby says “This is Fiona. She steals pacifiers for a living.”