10 Things You Know If You're A Chihuahua Owner

10 Things You Know If You're A Chihuahua Owner

Both of my Chihuahua's light up my life and I wouldn't be where I am without them, always giving me a reason to continue on.

There are so many stereotypes around owning a Chihuahua and I'm here to set the record straight. People say they are stupid, vicious, and annoying but I know they aren't. If you own a Chihuahua you know they aren't too. You know they are lovers, not fighters. You know they are so smart that they outsmart you sometimes. You also know they can be annoying but it's the amusing annoying. The annoying you laugh at and love. Here are 10 things you know if you own a Chihuahua:

1. Someone always calls them a rat.

Does my lil' baby girl look like a rat? I think not.

There is always that one person who calls them rats. I promise you my DOG is nothing like a rat. You resemble a rat more than my dog.

2. People always say they hate small breeds, especially chihuahuas.

Umm...excuse me, sir. You can let yourself out of my life. I don't need this negativity. Also, can I have facts for why you hate them? Or are you just jumping on the stupid opinions bandwagon? I'm betting the latter.

3. Chihuahuas are bed hogs.

Don't even get me started on their snoring. Most people don't think something so small can snore so loudly but they do! It's actually really cute and you can't help but smile to yourself. You love hearing them dream and make these soft little noises. These little dogs stretch out so much that they literally take up half the bed. Having two of them, I only have so much room to maneuver at night but we make the best of it. And now after several years, I can barely sleep without them near me.

4. The love cuddles.

If I am writing an article, email, or basically doing anything that my dog can lay on or near me for, he will. They both love being warm and close. My little boy even gets mad at me if I don't put a blanket on my lap so he can cuddle under it on me. He loves just being close to his mommy. My little girl likes to be close but not on me, unless she's cold then I'm fair game.

5. They are always giving kisses (or you are).

They just love to love. They give kisses because they love you and want to show affection. The kisses make you giggle and, for me and my babies, that makes them kiss you more. And you can't help but grab their little face and kiss attack them. They love it and soon, it's a kiss war. She always wins.

6. They have attitude problems.

Yes, she's so vicious. *rolls eyes*

If I leave my house for more than a day, you can bet all your money that my little Lizzie has shredded, broken, or knocked over something to punish me for being gone. And yes, she really does it punish me. They have a bad side, but honestly, what doggie doesn't? And their bark is kind of ear piercing but you love when they talk. They have so much personality that they don't seem like dogs but instead they seem like people. Chihuahua's get a bad rep and it's totally undeserved.

7. But they are actually the sweetest little dogs.

My dogs are a part of the Small Dog Syndrome, which is when people think small dogs are untrainable, ugly, and mean. All wrong assumptions let me say. They learn very quickly and my dogs know tricks I deem necessary. I, personally, think training my dogs to "give paw" is stupid. Instead they know come, lay down, and where are the treats? It's all they need to know. They aren't pets to me that I train but rather, my children that I love.

8. You buy more clothes and treats for them than you do for yourself.

My kids are so spoiled. I know it and they know it. We have so many treats and clothes it's kinda hilarious. With them being small we have so many more options than people with big dogs. We have hoodies, leashes/collars, Halloween costumes, and more. The funny thing is they love it. People say, "It's so mean to do that to your dog." But honestly, they love it. I go to their drawer (yes, they have their own drawer) and as soon as I open it they come running over, full of excitement. They get cold and their sweaters keep them warm and comfy. I swear, they love it.

9. They are all eyes and ears.

My dog actually sleeps with his eyes open. It's super creepy but kinda cute at the same time. I love when my dogs hear something or get excited, their ears perk up and you can't help but be in love with it. They are all ears and eyes but that makes them unique and adorable.

10. You love your fur babies more than anyone could ever understand.

I'd die without my babies. I'm not kidding. When I got my Maxie, things weren't great in my life. When we rescued him, I finally had someone to be around. I love him, for all the times he licked away tears, for all the times he made me laugh, and for all the times he had my back. He protects me and I protect him. I know it's kind of silly but my dog really is my best friend. Honestly, Max nor Lizzie, are just "dogs" to me. They really are my best friends and my fur babies. I wouldn't have all the laughs I do now without them. Both of my Chihuahua's light up my life and I wouldn't be where I am without them, giving me a reason to continue on. Not only, do they need me but I need them.

They make me smile everyday. I love them more than words can describe. Some people say dogs are "just dogs," but I say dogs are family.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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5 Bizarre Animals You've Never Seen In Nature

Strange and amazing animals that you have probably never heard of. Nature is truly full of surprises!


Bright Side has prepared for you a selection of strange animals that you have probably never heard of, let alone, ever met. And at the end, you'll find a bonus that will blow your mind.

1. Mangalitsa Pig, aka a pig in sheep's clothing


The birthplace of this curly-haired pig is Hungary, where it was discovered in the mid 19th century. Due to the fleece covering this animal, it resembles a sheep, therefore its name. The fleece can be black or red, but these cuties are most commonly blond. This is the last pig in existence to boast such an amazing winter coat. Tragically, it was nearly extinct by the 1990s, when fewer than 200 pigs could be found in Hungary, all because of their extraordinarily tasty lard. Thankfully, nowadays, the future of Mangalitsa looks much brighter!

2. Rhinopithecus, or Golden snub-nosed monkey


The name of this species is roxellana, and there is a story behind it. It is believed that they were called this way after the supposedly snub-nosed courtesan of Suleiman the Magnificent, a 16th century Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Another interesting thing is the difference between male and female monkeys, with males being twice heavier than females and of a different colour. Girls have darker, or even black tones on their forehead and upper parts. Infants have such a light coat, it may seem white in the sunlight.

3. Emperor Tamarin


This guy looks like a real emperor, or at least a wise old man, with its fabulous mustache. And indeed, they were called like this because of the resemblance of their mustache to that of German Emperor Wilhelm II. The size of this cute little thing is only about 10 inches or 26 centimetres, but their tail can be up to 16 inches, or 40 centimeters long.

They live in groups of between 4 to 20 animals, and often give birth to twins. They are not completely vegetarian. Besides flowers, nectar and fruit, tamarins can feast on frogs, snails, and even small birds.

4. Patagonian Mara


If you are wondering if this animal is a cross between a kangaroo and a hare, think again. Patagonian Mara is the fourth largest rodent on our planet. There are several interesting facts about them. Females often put offsprings into creches for safety.

Males help to guard their babies. They grunt when they try to threaten and also they squeal like guinea pigs. If you startle them, these animals can leap up to 6 feet or 182 centimetres in the air. What's your record jump? As for their character, well, they can be quite flighty.

5. Fluffy Cow


In fact, there are several secrets surrounding these big plush toys. First of all, it's not a new breed. All these lovely cows belong to the breeds already known. The thing is, they are looked after by special people, whose work it is to wash, dry and use the product to style the animals so they look as fluffy as they do.

What is more, it is necessary to maintain them daily, and it will take months of regular grooming till they get this lovely look of kids' toys. It is done mostly for shows, and it typically takes about two hours to bring them into form before a performance. Hair sprays are used to fix their fuzz, and natural oils are applied to make their fur look shiny.

How much time do you spend in front of the mirror?

And do you believe it? Neither do we.

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