There are some things in life that are so wonderful that their presence can't be denied. One of these wonderful things are PUPPIES! Yes you know you love them, and if you don't love them then you secretly do becuase you are reading this article. I know you love puppies and doggies and doggos and bow wows and all canines! Here are some classic signs of puppy fever:
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Being a Chihuahua owner is a task many are not cut out for. Chihuahua hearts are big but there owners' are bigger. From constant coddling to invasive snuggles, there are some things only a Chihuahua owner understands:
1. Tiny tongue in your nose.
Be wary. Look away for a moment and your Chihuahua's tongue will slide into your nose faster than you can say stop. Just to be clear, this doesn't end at noses. Other body cavities, such as the eyes, ears and mouth are also at risk for Chihuahua infiltration.
2. Cat toys are its toys.
When your dog is tiny, it needs tiny toys.
If your dog is missing, it's probably at the foot of your bed... under the covers. Oh, your bed is made? You don't think they would have been able to nuzzle down without disturbing your pillows? Wrong.
4. Claw marks halfway to your knee.
Because they want to be picked up and that's as high as they can reach.
5. Belly rubs.
Lots of them.
6. The fact that your dog is basically a cat.
They play with cat toys. They're cat sized.
7. The fact that your dog is more like a baby than a dog, or even a cat.
Okay, scratch that. Owning a chihuahua is more like having an infant that needs constant coddling. If they could talk we'd hear "pick me up, mommy" all day long.
8. The shakes.
Shakes because they're scared. Shakes because they're nervous.
9. Any miniature sized objects become toys.
Wine corks, toilet paper rolls...
10. Constant crying.
They cry when they're too excited, overwhelmed or scared which means it's always eye-wiping time!
11. Snuggles in your body's crevices
Mere cuddling is not enough for these creatures. Snuggling is only adequate when they strategically place themselves into the most irritating curve of your body- like the arch of your back or the back of your knees.
12. Being judged for the type of dog you own.
As if all Chihuahua owners participate in this type of embarrassing behavior... not saying that I don't.
13. Little dog syndrome.
14. Rain is not your friend.
Let's not even talk about thunder. There's no way you're getting your dog out of the house for a of couple hours.
15. You can't count how many times your dog has been called the Taco Bell Dog.
Yes, we get it, it's a Chihuahua. No, it doesn't need a sombrero.
16. You never go anywhere in your house alone.
Going to the kitchen? So are they! Bathroom, no problem, they'll be there to support you!
17. 'Sit' probably took you six months.
Let's just say, at least they've got the cute thing going for them.
18. The stank eye.
Having a pet at school can seem like a huge hassle: walking it, feeding it, taking it back and forth and spending more nights at home than going out. Even though having a pet is a large responsibility, they are very beneficial.
A pet not only teaches basic responsibility like being able to take care of another living thing, but it provides a level of comfort. When you come home from a hard test you can snuggle with a puppy who does not care if you have done well or not, and if you are sick your pet will be by your side watching the newest release on Netflix with you. No matter what you are going through, a pet is there to comfort and console.
Even more so, a pet has the ability to get you out of bed when no one else can. They need you to take care of them and count on you to do so. Having a furry friend aids in socialization too. When you take your puppy out for a walk, the other dog owners will talk to you while your puppy also gets socialized. Inviting people over to meet your new cat can create the perfect situation to hang out with friends and new people.
Mostly, an animal can help improve your mood, which is especially important during finals week! They do silly things like chase their own tail and run to see you when you come home after a long day.
Overall, pets make you feel less lonely, encourage exercise and health, and decrease stress. In some ways, it seems as if there is nothing a pet cannot do for you. However, if you're thinking about bringing a pet on to a college campus, there is still a lot to consider, like the safety of the animal, if you have the ability to properly care for it and if you can afford to take care of it.
Pets are extremely beneficial for emotional help, especially when the stress of college seems overwhelming. Having a dog on campus definitely has its benefits, especially considering you get a best friend for life.