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Cookie the Minuscule Menace

Ever since she was a toddler, my daughter has been one feisty lady – in fact she had a stronger “won’t” than any three-year-old I’ve ever known! For this reason, it is truly delightful to see her firmly under the tiny paw of a creature who measures no more than 14in from her quivering retroussé nose to the tip of her little scut of a tail.

More properly, Cookie the Chihuahua belongs to my daughter’s partner. Since he is 6ft 4in in height, he and Cookie together make quite an impression. Someone once told him that he must have been very confident in his masculinity on the day he acquired her! Like my daughter, he is firmly under Cookie’s paw.

Cookie’s language is appalling – I’m glad I don’t understand canine! The trouble is, she challenges dogs that are – well – supersized dogs! There is a park to one side of our house which she loved while she was with us at Christmas. Whilst walking there, she confronted a rather sedate boxer called Lucy. I picked Cookie up – but the insults continued. Poor Lucy looked rather perplexed.

The thing is, Cookie knows she's a big, bad wolf - it's just that other people think she's small! The stick she's carrying in the picture is not much more than a foot long, but her attitude is just the same as that of an English setter I saw in the woods behind our house who was carrying half a tree.

Anyway, as I shall probably be posting about her again – after all, she’s the nearest thing to a grandchild that I have! – this is an introduction to this huge dog (her words!) in a tiny package.

Image Credit » Photo of Cookie with her "first stick" is by my daughter, and I have her permission to use it.

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iRun wrote on January 3, 2015, 7:51 PM

I always laugh about tiny dogs that think they are Godzilla or something. One of my friends has a chihuahua named Bella and when I ring her doorbell, Bella starts up such a fit it's like she wants to blow the walls down with her barking. She's probably no bigger than Cookie =) I love reading about people's pets, and grand pets, and 'shared' pets.

MBank wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:36 AM

I have one dog his name is rozer. He is very cute, but don't like to eat cookies.

Firecracker wrote on January 4, 2015, 12:54 PM

Uh oh! It's an attitude like that, that give chihuahuas a bad name! lol
She's very cute though. Almost as cute as my chihuahua! ;) lol

McIntire wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:05 PM

How adorable! Our 14 year old Chihuahua passed away last year. She was such a darling, our baby. In fact, her full name was Baby Chiquita Consuela McIntire! Chi's sure are feisty little things, aren't they! I have to say, Baby wasn't very fond of kids, though.

Vivenda wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:48 PM

Before I met Cookie I'd have said that chihuahua was one of the few breeds of dog I just didn't like! She's a character - most of it bad! - but she grows on me. One great advantage is that, when she's naughty, you can show her who's boss by picking her up and carrying her ignominiously away from the crime scene!

Vivenda wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:49 PM

Some dogs act like they'd like to eat Cookie - but she usually starts it!

Vivenda wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:50 PM

She is definitely cute, Firecracker - and she knows it!

Vivenda wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:52 PM

Cookie REALLY doesn't like kids! I think it's because she's very small and hates it when hands come grabbing towards her. I guess "teacup" chihuahuas just HAVE to act tough!