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Meet Lexie, a puppy princess!

Updated on May 19, 2014

Meet Lexie Taylor!

Have you ever seen a dog look so good in a dress? If you can't tell, Lexie is a little spoiled.

When we first decided to take Lexie, we were unsure if we were making the right choice. We already had 2 dogs and a cat. Adding another one to the mix just seemed like too much hassle.

Nevertheless, we had made our choice. Little did we know it would take less than a week for her to wriggle her 7 pound little butt straight into our hearts and take up permanent residence!

On Squidoo (and elsewhere on the web), I'm known as Othercat. I'm a mother, a wife and an animal lover. Currently, we live in the mountains of North Carolina. I enjoy hiking, crafting, cooking and creating lenses.

Right now, we are the proud owner of a chihuahua, Lexie; a jack russell, Tucker; a loveable mutt, Rebel D; and a cat, Cinnamon.

Lexie was born on

May 24, 2008.

Our elderly Aunt Wylene and Uncle Willie realized they couldn't handle an energetic puppy. They got her when she was rescued from a very bad house. Her first owner kept her locked outside (in the middle of winter!) with two large dogs. Although she wasn't abused, it was still a bad situation. Wylene and Willie took care of her for a month or so and then gave her to us.

There are many lasting effects from Lexie's first year. She just can't seem to get warm enough. Even in the middle of summer, when it's 100 degrees, she still lays in the sun. And in the winter, we put her blanket on the heater before bed. Once she's wrapped up, she doesn't even twitch her nose until morning. She also can't seem to eat enough. She gets 1 1/2 cups of food a day. But that isn't enough for her. So she supplements her diet with candy wrappers, kleenex, earrings, wood chips, and any dirt left in the dust pan.

Lexie already had her name when she came to us. Although we love her name, we've given her a couple other ones. They include:

  • LouLou
  • Pretty Girl
  • Princess
  • Lexie Lou
  • Sexy Lexie
  • Hoover
  • Lexus Taylor! (When she's in trouble)

Snuggle with anyone

EAT! EAT! EAT!

Chew on her bone

Play with her adopted brothers (Rebel and Tucker)

Play with her best friend (her play-date buddy, Marley)

Get dressed up

EAT! EAT! EAT!

Sleep in her favorite recliner

Go hiking

Go for a drive (as long as she gets to stick her head out the window)

Go for walks

One of Lexie Taylor's favorite things

When Lexie came to us, she had a sort of eating disorder. She was used to fighting for her food. So every time we fed her she would eat so fast it would make her sick. Then we found out about the Buster Food Cube. We fill it with her food and as she rolls it around, food falls out one piece at a time. She's hasn't been sick since she started using hers over a year ago.

She handles the Buster Food Cube like a pro!

We love Lexie....

because she loves us!

Our little princess

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She loves this bone. She has four of them. Lexie was even nice enough to give her friend Marley one of her bones.

See what happens if you mess with Lexie's bone!

Chihuahua's for Dummies

I've owned dogs all my life, usually at least 5 at any given time. Everything from purebreeds to mutts. But nothing prepared me for owning a chihuahua. Lexie showed me a chi truly is a breed of its own.

Lexie's favorite treat

is frozen green bean juice. We freeze the juice from the green beans in ice cube trays. On hot days, we give a couple to Lexie.

She doesn't quite understand how to howl - But she's sure willing to try!

That's my sister-in-law in the background trying to get both dogs to howl.

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Isn't Lexie just the cutest little thing you ever did see?

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      thegrowlinggour 5 years ago

      So cute! Thank You for Sharing!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Lexie sounds like a mouse vs a dog -:) Came here from searching "Lexie" for the Giant quest for letter "h" - (hairy creature).

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Don't dare mess with Lexie's bone! :) Darling video. Enjoyed meeting Lexie and happy to hear she now has a loving home.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      What a beautiful dog! I want a chihuahua, I was going to get a black female and name her Xena Warrior Princess! But alas they had all boys. I may get one and then 'hound' the pounds and rescues for Xena!

      If I get one of the boys (also black with rotweiller markings) he will be smaller than my Dalmatian, Leo's, head! But Leo plays well with two miniature dachsunds! I won't let them alone though!

      Oh, and Lexi was the right name! I fits her perfectly!

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      CR2000 6 years ago

      Very cute :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      It's nice to meet your Lexie! Your outfits are so adorable and you are a terrific model. Wow! You can sing, too. Tell your family...you are Too Cute! :)

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Awww, Lexie is adorable. I sure enjoyed her fashion show!

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      TheyCallMeVarmit 6 years ago

      She is too cute. I had one, a male, named Yoda. They're great dogs.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Lexie looks so cute in those clothes.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Lexie is adorable! My daughter always wanted a Chihuahua, but I feared for a little dogs safety with our larger dogs. I never worried the big dogs would intentionally hurt a little one, but one pounce could do serious harm. I am glad Lexie left her big dogs behind and came to live with you were she is clearly doted on.

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      jbarnhart41 6 years ago

      She is adorable. You should do a lens on Lexie's favorite outfits!