Skippy is our new little chihuahua! We've had her for almost two weeks now! When we got her, her name was Violet, but I wanted to call her something different. Finally, after almost two weeks of trying to figure out the right name for her, last night we decided on Skippy! We chose that name because when she starts playing and running around the house just as fast as she can, her two little back legs look like they're skipping! It's so much fun to watch and we'll all be laughing ourselves silly! Some of the other names we considered were Tinkerbell, Cupcake, Daisy, Lucy and Taffy, but they just didn't seem to fit her personality.
She really is the sweetest little dog and so funny, too! When she eats, she will get a little kibble in her mouth .... throw it down .... pounce on it .... get it in her mouth again .... shake her head .... throw it again and do the same thing over before she finally eats it! (She only does that with a few pieces of food).
Unfortunately, she belonged to a family that could not keep her anymore and they needed to find her a new home. Since, I've really, really, really been wanting to get a little dog, I decided to take her! She's 2 years old, doesn't chew on anything (except her toys) and is house broken! We've had puppies before and it's kind of nice to not have to go through that stage with her. We already have another dog, a White German Shepherd named Annie. Now Annie is a very good dog and plays with our neighbors little dogs and is gentle with them, so I knew she would be nice to Skippy. However, Skippy has already been trying to put Annie in her place and Annie has been very tolerant of her. Finally, after Skippy growled at her, Annie gave her a little nudge with her nose to say, I'm the boss here!
Skippy is such a sweet little dog! I'm so glad we have her!