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    Default So I've been volunteering at the animal shelter...

    There are so many great pets available that it is really rough. I'd like a dog someday, but my husband is absolutely not interested, and we can't afford it anyway. There's a bunch of really great chihuahua mixes available right now. For some reason I love those tiny critters. Many of them want nothing more than to cuddle in the crook of your arm and shiver. They shiver so much it's dubbed the "Chihuahua shakes," and really freaks some people out. Ha.

    This one's my favorite:
    http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT5.A1182246

    She probably won't be adopted for a while since she is no longer considered "young" by most folks even though they often live to be 12-15. The last time I took her for a walk she decided that 65 and windy was too cold and wanted to be carried for the shaded half of the block. lol.

    If you could have the pet you wanted, what would it be?

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    A guinea pig the size of a great dane.

    But without needing the same proportion of food that normal guinea pigs need, would cost too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruka View Post
    There are so many great pets available that it is really rough. I'd like a dog someday, but my husband is absolutely not interested, and we can't afford it anyway. There's a bunch of really great chihuahua mixes available right now. For some reason I love those tiny critters. Many of them want nothing more than to cuddle in the crook of your arm and shiver. They shiver so much it's dubbed the "Chihuahua shakes," and really freaks some people out. Ha.

    This one's my favorite:
    http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT5.A1182246

    She probably won't be adopted for a while since she is no longer considered "young" by most folks even though they often live to be 12-15. The last time I took her for a walk she decided that 65 and windy was too cold and wanted to be carried for the shaded half of the block. lol.

    If you could have the pet you wanted, what would it be?
    I'd definitely adopt over buying if I didn't have so many already. Probably doesn't take more than a stone throw to find something that deserves a good home.
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    I was kind of thinking along the lines of "real animal," although I admit to some bias.

    Guinea Pigs freak me out.

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    I could never volunteer at a shelter, because soon I would have my own shelter. Every one of the dogs would have a home once I met them!
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    i would want a pet narwhal, so i can go swimming with him and have fun. we would go every where and eat shish kebab's when ever we are hungry and joust each other when ever we are bored it would be so b/a i would just be the happiest person in the whole entire world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thulmann View Post
    I could never volunteer at a shelter, because soon I would have my own shelter. Every one of the dogs would have a home once I met them!
    Same here, great respect to the OP for doing this volunteer work.
    The Chihuahua is also very cute, and 5 years isn't old for them.
    I have a Chihuahua myself, named Speedy. 8 years old now and still acts like a puppy half the day.
    I kinda overdid it with feeding him in the years, he weights around 7,5 kg.
    But he is fat and happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noobins View Post
    That video is super neat. I watched all of it and half of the next. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantetsuken View Post
    A guinea pig the size of a great dane
    That pretty much what a Capibara looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afflication View Post
    Same here, great respect to the OP for doing this volunteer work.
    The Chihuahua is also very cute, and 5 years isn't old for them.
    I have a Chihuahua myself, named Speedy. 8 years old now and still acts like a puppy half the day.
    I kinda overdid it with feeding him in the years, he weights around 7,5 kg.
    But he is fat and happy
    Every time I walk into a shelter I end up walking out with a dog, or wishing I walked out with a dog. I would love to go get another dog right now, but my schedule doesn't allow for it. My parents are gracious enough to watch my foxhound while I'm working a 24 or 48 hour shift, but I couldn't possibly ask them to watch two... Oh well.
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    I have the pets I want, two corgis and a cat.

    One day, an English Bulldog.

    Chihuahuas are a tough breed in my experience. They'll latch on to one person in particular and be a pita for other people. Took me foreeeeever to get my grandparents' chihuahua to warm up to me.
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    French Bulldog. Adorable.
    I have cat and a shihtzu already so my roommate won't let me get another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicthighs View Post
    That pretty much what a Capibara looks like.
    Rofl if you watch the big bang theory Sheldon kills me in the episode where he would not stop mention the Capybara.

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