Monday, September 11, 2006

Gratuitous Dog Blogging

This past weekend, got to experience my first pet adoption. My girlfriend and I braved the wilds of western Pennsylvania (and very unhelpful PennDOT signage) to check out a dog she'd found online. The description she gave me was, to say the least, intriguing - a mixed breed, part Chihuahua, with one eye. The small picture on the web wasn't a great one, so I was interested to see what the little pup looked like.

In person, the pup was about the cutest thing I'd ever seen (aside from the numerous cats in the room, desperately trying to get me to take them home with me). She does indeed have only one eye - she arrived at the shelter with her right eye damaged and it could not be healed. Her ginormous brown left eye, however, is perfectly functional. The looking at her from the left side, she's all sweetness and light. From the right, with the patched up eye socket and little reverse fang protruding up over her bottom lip, she looks like she could hold her own in a bar fight! Not that she'd ever end up in one, sweet little quadruped that she is.

A couple hours after we located the Fayette Friends of Animals shelter, we got to take the one-eyed wonder 'huahua, Maia, home. Here are some pictures of the adorable addition to my girlfriend's menagerie.



The cats dont's quite know what to make of her yet. :)

4 comments:

Dima said...

Oh my god, so cute! I think you should dress her as a pirate for halloween!

jedi jawa said...

Cats suck. Cool dog though. The in-laws have a pretty cool dog that lost an eye years ago after getting into a tussle with a Chow (lucky that's all he lost). He's a cool dog but a little jumpy if he doesn't see you coming (of course, that could be from the memories of the Chow).

So have you come up with any smart assed nicknames yet? Come on. I know you have, spill it!

Jackie Lantern said...

Please tell me you named that dog "Snake Plissken"....

MountainLaurel said...

How sweet she is! I think the lack of an eye doesn't take away from her cuteness. Nothing could!