Kitty at the tender old age 17, about a week before we had to say good-bye to her. She loved sleeping on her snoopy blanket and always had the cutest & most expressive face.
Kitty wasn’t very cuddly for most of her life, but became much more so around the age of 16. I think it’s because at her old age, she no longer had the strength to struggle and get away from me! I took this opportunity to carry her around like she was my little baby. It was the best. I loved finally being able to do that with her.
Kitty in the late summer of 2019, ruffly (ha ha, get it?) around the age of 16.
Kitty doing a big snooze.
Kitty loved burying her face and nose into things.
We called Kitty our “little navigator”. She was always such a curious pup, and if we were in the car she constantly wanted to be looking out the windows to see the world. She loved car rides.
Kitty snuggling with her favorite human, my husband. She’s maybe about four or five years old here?
Kitty around the age of 10 or 11. I loved the color of her eyes and how she developed white “eyebrows” as she aged.
So the reason why I decided to do this DNA test is because we originally thought Kitty was part papillon due to her temperament, personality, and extra long ear hair. We have another long-haired chihuahua that is 100% typical chihuahua....and Kitty was so, so different from her in nearly every single way. Even our vet thought she was part papillon. I would always have people stop me as I walked her, asking me if she was a pap. We were completely shocked to find out that she is 100% chihuahua!
Kitty as a young pup. She had the biggest, funniest ears.
Kitty around the age of 15. She loved belly rubs her entire life, and if you stopped petting her belly, she would thrash her front paws in the air at you until you kept going. So cute.
Kitty with her chihuahua “sister” Petunia. She’s probably around the age of 11 here. As you can see, she developed her white “eyebrows” as she got older.
Kitty loved my husband. She was truly his heart dog. This is her in 2006 around the age of three.
Kitty loved being outside and sitting in the sun. This is her around the age of 15.
Kitty loved sleeping on her back, but she’d occasionally sleep like this too. She was the cutest sleeper.
Kitty loved (LOVED!) walks. We continued going on near-daily one mile walks right up until the day we had to put her down and say good-bye to her. Walks were one of her favorite things, she loved to explore and sniff the world. This is one of my favorite photos of her and embodies her personality & spirit. This was taken in the fall of 2019. She is 16 years old in this picture.
Here she is with my husband, her soul mate. I loved how much he loved her, and she loved him. She is 16 years old in this picture.
Kitty not only loved walks, but also sprinting and running as fast as her little legs would take her. She unfortunately developed cervical disc disease/IVDD later in life. Walks were a huge part of aiding in her recovery. This is her at the sprightly young age of 16, sprinting down the sidewalk and forcing my husband to run behind her. It was hard to believe that she was a senior dog sometimes, she just had so much energy. It was one of her favorite things.
This is Kitty stopping to sniff some things on a walk in fall of 2019. She’s 16 years old in this photo.
Kitty at the age of 17. She would always sit on her butt like this, it was ridiculously cute. We miss her so much. ❤️
Kitty in the lap of my husband. She’s probably around the age of 7 or 8 here.
Kitty as a young pup. She’s about 1.5 years old in this photo.
Another photo of skirts as a young pup. She’s about 1.5 to 2 years old in this photo.