Thursday, April 18, 2024

Atticus, the Chihuahua who loves to be carried


(Southside Daily Photo/Courtesy of Bethany Haywood).

What is your pet’s name? Atticus.

What is the breed of your pet? Chihuahua.

How was your pet’s name chosen? It was given to him by his original owners. He’s a rescue dog.

Does your pet have a favorite walking route? What is it and why? Atticus only has 3 legs and is recovering from ACL surgery, so he’s now down to 2, both on his left side. His favorite walks are now spent being carried almost everywhere by his parents. Otherwise, his favorite walks are short and usually involve chasing after much larger dogs.

What’s the most embarrassing thing your pet has ever done? Atticus has anxiety issues. A friend was being helpful and picked up Atticus to take him outside with our other dogs. Atti promptly peed all over our friend’s hands as soon as he picked him up.

Does your pet have a pet peeve? If so, what is it? Atticus doesn’t like to share attention. He growls every time my husband kisses me instead of him!

If your pet could answer any question, but just one, what would you ask? Was losing one of your legs worth all of the extra attention and affection you get from everyone that meets you?

Submitted by Bethany Haywood

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