- Pets and Animals
Chihuahuas Like Blankets
If you're thinking of getting a chihuahua, you'll want to stock up on some small fleece blankets. Chihuahuas adore blankets of all kinds but seem to be especially fond of things that are soft, the softer the better. This one is a teacup dog, weighing just over 3 pounds.
Because of their lineage, derived from the sun loving regions of Mexico, chihuahuas are not resistant to cold and must be kept warm at all times to maintain good health. They should never be left outside more than a couple minutes and should always be accompanied. (Owls are extra hungry during winter and may see chihuahuas as food if there is not an imposing human form lingering close by.) Some people train their small dogs to use housebreaking pads during the coldest winter days to keep them from needing to go out in inclement weather. Because they are so small they are prone to getting hypothermia and must be closely supervised.
Leave a blanket in each room where your chihuahua will want to rest. Chihuahuas instinctively make their blankets into tunnels, perhaps resembling the dwellings of their ancestors, which some think may have been an animal similar to the fennec fox.
Long haired chihuahuas aren't quite as sensitive to cold as those with short coats, but they still appreciate warm blankets. Soft plush toys and pillows are also favored by them. Chances are, sooner or later you will find your chihuahua curled up on anything cosy that is left within jumping range.