Happy 3rd Birthday to the most awesome Chihuahua in the world…ZUZU!
Zuzu was born on Monday, May 18, 2009 to momma Maya and daddy Rascal. Human grandparents Kim and Corky assisted in the birth.
Zuzu joined our family on Friday, July 3, 2009.
It is one of the happiest days of our relationship.
It makes her name more meaningful, now that I think about it. When I got to thinking of names for her, I happened to think about the classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. I love the little girl, Zuzu (Petals)…you know, “Teacher says, “Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings.”
Zuzu quickly made friends with Karma and Mina. She allowed both to mother her, and she often seems to be part cat…
Each year for her birthday, we get Zuzu a new dress and a special treat.
And, yes, I sing her Happy Birthday.
This year we got her the neat sugar skull t-shirt you see her wearing in the pictures. It’s a color change shirt, and when she’s in the sun,
more colors appear (bought at Petsmart).
My guess is that Zuzu was a starlet, haunted by paparazzi, in a past life. She has no use for a camera, and she often lets her displeasure show by purposefully ignoring it. When she looks at the camera, it’s often because I lie to her and say that, “Daddy’s home!” when he’s not. Or I ask her if she, “wants some…”. I’m not totally cruel, I give her a treat afterwards.
Here are pictures from Zuzu’s Birthday Photo Shoot.
About a year ago I thought it would be a good idea to reunite Zuzu with her momma and Daddy. She came to live with us when she was 6 1/2 weeks old, and I wondered if she’d remember, or just “know” these two Chihuahuas were her parents. It turns out she didn’t, and she wasn’t too terribly happy about sharing me with them.
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I’ll leave you with a final thought:
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Josh Billings (pen name of humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw)