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Xander (nee Yoda) Getting Ready to Come Home

Updated on October 31, 2012

Meet Yoda! A Chihuahua, Frieze, Rat Terrier and Other Mix!

Well, this is actually Yoda and his bio brother, Scrappy. Yoda is the black one with the mischievous twinkle in his eye. I met him today 12/14/10.

I am going away for Christmas and it would be too crazy to get him now, so he will be with his bio father and birth brother until December 26, 2010. I am getting off the plane and driving to pick him up.

The lens won't be finished until he comes home, but I couldn't wait to publish it and show you my sweet new puppy!

I can't wait.


"Hey, this is Yoda, except that right now my name is Rocky. Some of the people around me now think that Yoda is wimpy, but I am willing to give it try. Right now I am at my bioDad's house with my brother, Scappy. Dad's name is Shadow because he is all black. I there are two adults and three kids. The girl is the one who is taking care of me until I get to my new home."

Xander (nee Yoda) Is Home and Doing Well on His Job.

As I type he is on guard at someone who is hammering next door. Being 2 pounds won't keep him from protecting his Mama.

I changed the name from Yoda to Xander, it just fit him better. Now Buffy and I both have sidekicks named Xander. He has gone to work with me every day since I got him and is a good worker!

There will be pictures and videos to follow!

Xander With Dad and Fighting With Brother

The first is very short. Xander is on the table and his dad, Shadow is on the floor.

The second is Xander and his bio brother Scrappy, being typical brothers.

How Yoda Got His Name

I really wanted a little dog with those big huge stand up years. Yoda's dad, a black Chihuahua mix and his mother a rat terrier mix both have those ears. Three little boys were born and of course, with little floppy ears.

I met his brother Scrappy first. Spitting image of Dixie, his mom. White with brown years, tail and around the eyes. His ears were starting to stand up, but instead of going straight up, they went straight out and I said, "He looks like Yoda".

Tonight 12/14/10, I met my baby. Scrappy's ears were already growing straight up, but his were still sticking out. With his black face and brown tips he looked even more like Yoda! That had to be his name.

If he gets that sleek body like his father, he will look like a tinsy, tiny Doberman. If he stays a little husky like he is now and the ears stay out, he will look like a tiny, tiniest Rotweiller!

But he will always be a Yoda!

Xander's Adopted Brother, Leo

For years I had two Dalmatians. Zeo came first, the daughter of a royal family and then Leo, who was abused and then abandoned. Zoe died over a year ago and Leo is now 14.

I have decided that I want small dogs now, ones I can take where ever I go. When I travel Leo stays with a family with two miniature Dachshunds and does well with them. He runs around the back yard with them, licks them and only got unset when Oscar ate out of his bowl.

However, it has not escaped my notice that when Yoda is full grown, his whole body will be about the size of Leo's head and now he could fit nicely into Leo's mouth. So, just to be safe, I won't leave them alone together.

But I trust they will be pals. I used to have the Princess and the Pauper (see lens below) and now I will have David and Goliath, without the war.


"This is my new brother. I is really big and I might be scared. But my Dad, Shadow isn't afraid of anything! And neither am I!"

Puppy Breath

I love puppy breath. I may even have a fetish about it. I love to take puppies and hold them near my nose and smell that beautiful, sweet, puppy breath. If they bottled the stuff, I would be first in line to buy!

I was shocked to learn that not everyone sees, or smells, it the same way. Amazing in the 'it takes all kinds' category.

Zoe was 4 months old when I got her and Leo was about 16 months, a rescue dog, so I never got to experience their puppy breaths! But I was able to be close to sweet, sweet Yoda!

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Yoda Was the Twinkle in My Eye

I have known Yoda's bio Dad since he was a puppy. Part Chihuahua, part Freize he is gorgeous. The blackest coat and eyes I have ever seen. Ears huge and strong, pointing to the ceiling, he is trim and strong. He is a sweet little guy, until someone messes with him and then he shows that he is no push over.

I told his family that if he ever had puppies I wanted a female who looks just like him. I was going to name her Xena, Warrior Princess.

Well, the owner's mother got Dixie, a part rat terrier, white with brown ears, brown around her eyes and brown tail. Nature took its course and the next thing you know there were three little ones. No Xena, in fact, no girl. There was one who looked just like Mom, a black one with white and my Yoda. I debated about getting him, wrong time, etc. But tonight I met him and he is mine. He will move in with us on December 26, when I get home from my Christmas trip.

Oh, and after things settle down, when Leo gets used to Yoda, I will start hounding the local dog shelter looking for Xena. She will be a coal black Chihuahua and her name will be Xena, Warrior Princess.

OK: Which Do You Prefer

Which Huge Dog Would It Be Best for Yoda to Grow Up to Look Like?

Yoda Needs Me

And Will Sit on My Lap for Hours

Keeping Yoda Warm

I have never bought clothing for a canine before, but I am told that these little guys really need something to keep them warm in the winter. So now I have an excuse, it isn't just me being silly!

Small Dogs Can Be Carried Everywhere!

Be sure what you choose is airline approved.

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Yoda found a home, even though he is just a 'mutt'. But there are lots of dogs and cats who will be in shelters this Christmas. Some of them are even pure breeds. Give a little to help them out.

But your dog might need some extra training after being locked up all that time. Buy this and help your new dog and others!


So What Do You Think of Yoda?

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    • hlkljgk profile image


      7 years ago from Western Mass

      very sweet. :)

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      Ellen Brundige 

      7 years ago from California

      Aha, here they are. The wonderful thing about dogs that size is that they are so portable! And cute.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      He's so cute, you are sure to have his love and protection for life. Lensrolled with my dog lenses and my A Dog's Purpose book lens. :)

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      7 years ago

      Great name for a dog. Very cute

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      7 years ago

      I saw this lens before and think Yoda is soooooo cute!!!! Pet that pup real good for Auntie Kathy and Auntie Susie. Lots of kisses too!!!

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      7 years ago

      Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww he is absolutely adorable, gosh, please give him a wee hug, an ear scratchie and a few belly rubs from Auntie Kathy LOL

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      7 years ago

      How did I ever miss have a Yoda dog! Oh Margo, you are so lucky - this will be so wonderful of you to share how Yoda and Leo are doing (in future lenses). Congrats on your newest member of the family. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. Fondly, Rose

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      7 years ago

      Really awesome lens. So unique and love how you included the humor into it. And puppy breath - a thing to love? Never thought about it. thank for sharing

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      7 years ago

      That's a big name for such a little dog to live up to. I'm not a dog person so I don't get the whole puppy breath thing, but I'm happy for you. I am sure he picked you as well.

    • AslanBooks profile image


      7 years ago

      nice looking dog.

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      7 years ago

      I am so excited for you, and he is such a sweetie pie!!

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      7 years ago

      Gorgeous. Don't rub him aorund the ears until he is fully grown or they will flob. If you want them to stand up you have to stop others from doing it aso as it is a human tendency. Featured this on Names for Pets.

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      Robert T Gasperson 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      He's a Cute Little Puppy. We have two cats. They are lazy and... well.... fat. Love them anyway.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Yoda is so adorable. Enjoy your new puppy.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Yoda looks adorable! Good luck!

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      7 years ago

      Margo, you know I am a little envious. (lying) I'm a lot envious! If they could just stay little until their Carters wear out. Oh, yeah, I guess he will. Leo is beautifully adorable and I was sure I could smell his breath ~ how did you do that? I bet you can't wait to get home from your Christmas trip, there will be a lot of smiling at your house in the new year. So, now I wonder how long the search for Xena, Warrior Princess will take. I hope it won't be too long with a name already waiting for her. I simply must lensroll this to my I Want a Dog lens. Congratulations on finding this little sweetheart! I wonder if Leo will think he's a dobie, lol!

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations!!! He is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!!!

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      7 years ago from Iowa

      Yoda is sooo cute. But then I don't know that I've ever seen an ugly puppy. :)

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      7 years ago

      Here's to a long and happy life for you and Yoda....he is adorable!

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      7 years ago

      Well, I do surely love the name YO? Yo Yo Yo ... er ... Ho Ho Ho Yoda! Very adorable and I am sincerely happy for you two. Love ya! Merry Christmas YODA! Puppy breath and all.

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      7 years ago from Sweden

      I can see that this lens is a way to say: I love you!

    • TheyCallMeVarmit profile image


      7 years ago

      He is sooooo cute! I had a Chihuahua named Yoda, that is a great name for your little guy. He does have the

      Adorable, and really good lens on him!

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      7 years ago

      I'm envisioning a little doggie wedding between Yoda and my Lexie. lol. He's so cute! His ears look exactly like Lexie's when she first wakes up. She's just too tired to hold them up so they only stand about halfway up. So cute! Congrats on Yoda!

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      7 years ago

      What a sweetheart! I want him!

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      7 years ago

      Oh my gosh he's so adorable. And like you, I love puppy breath. My dogs are both older and no longer have anything close to puppy breath, just old dog breath. I still love them though!

      So happy for you and your new family member!

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      7 years ago

      Awwwwwww...I'll watch him till after me me pick me ::waving hands:: he's soooo cute! Now I want one! I love the name Yoda too...he looks like Yoda...I just gave my eldest a Yoda ornament for the tree tonight and reminded him of Yoda's famous quote that helped me through chemo "Do or do not...there is no try". Love it...give him kisses for me! I wuv puppies!

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      7 years ago

      Oh my gosh, he is adorable and I LOVE puppy breathe, there is nothing better. I am a little jealous you getting a puppy. Good for you. I know you can hardly wait till Christmas is over now so you can come home and get him!


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