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Weird Things Chihuahuas Do

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All of us who own chihuahua dogs know just how special they are. In many ways they seem so different from other dogs, it’s hard to think of them as dogs.

I know mine keep me totally entertained by their funny antics. Lucas will come over and start scratching my arm when he wants my attention and if I continue to ignore him, he head butts my arm until I pick him up.

Then he will lay his head on my shoulder like a baby.  This is more sweet than weird.

Lucy haas decided she is the official washer of her brothers’ ears. I know a lot of dogs do this but Lucy will pin her brothers down with her paws, sit on top of them and go at those ears until they are good and clean.

Sometimes she will continue and wash their whole face. Lucas and Ziggy actually seem to enjoy this daily ritual. But she continues to keep them pinned down until she’s done.

I asked other chihuahua owners what weird and funny things their chihuahuas do and here are some of the answers I got.

 

Bedtime Antics

 

  • Angela Labozzetta’s chihuahua Paco (who has passed) liked to sleep on her head. My Lucas does this too.
  • Sandy Petrie says   “Kali likes to dig my feet out from under my blanket. If they are tucked in tight she gets really upset. She grabs onto them and doesn’t stop until they are good and clean.  I’ve never had a dog do that.
     
    The other crazy thing is that she jumps off the cupboards while I am getting her food ready.  She doesn’t stop until I move toward the spot where I feed her.  She does several spins and makes a weird sound I’ve never heard from an animal before.  I put her bowl down and she looks at me with her toothy grin until I say “ok.”

2 photos one of a chihuahua asleep under covers the other standing on a plaid blanket

  • Kyla says her Bentley has taken it upon himself to make sure all the cats are off the bed when she comes to bed, It’s like he wants to make sure she has room to get in. Then he stands there, wagging his tail, all proud of himself while she gets in bed. Then cats are welcome to get back on the bed.

Bentley the chihuahua

  • Shannon Thomas says “My 10 year old chihuahua, Lilly, jumps up onto my bed. When I tell my fur-babies that it’s “time to go beddy-byes” she burrows in under my covers, turns herself around, and lays on her back with her head on my pillow. So  she gets herself all tucked-in! Every single night! It’s such a wonderful thing to climb into bed next to. She sends me to sleep smiling, for sure!”

Lilly the chihuahua tucked in bed

 

  • Deanna Alexander’s boys like to sleep head to head. How cute!

2 chihuahuas sleeping head to head

Being Vocal

  • Ethel says “When I watch TV and there is music background Mia stands up and howls until I hit mute button.” 
  • Maria Val Miñambres-Walker says “Every time we facetime with our grandsons, 3 and 2, our chi, Micki, gets jealous and starts howling, starts low and it keeps getting louder, it is funny.”
  • Vanessa Ann says Big Rocco Vincenzo cries like a baby when I ask him if he is my baby.

Big Rocco Vincenzo the chihuahua

  • Park Akela says “My chi Rose brings me toys and if i dont throw it she will cry. She also barks at me to put on an outfit and she likes to pick which one.

Rose the chihuahua

  • Katelyn Boudreau says “Believe it or not my dog Sunny who is of course a chichi makes a funny sound that resembles a dolphin noise LOL.”

Meal Time

  • Mary says “My chi comes to me right after she eats. She jumps up to my shoulder and I remind her to clean her teeth and she starts cleaning them by using her tongue. I am patting her back and I tell her to give me a burp. And sure enough she will give me a burp. Sometimes a loud one and sometimes more of a silent one. Then she gets down! We been doing this for a couple of years or more.”
  • Vicky Gongola Nelson says “Each feeding, Cheech’s bowl is in front of a chair, which is against a wall. When I put his food bowl down, he goes under the chair, around one of the legs, then around to his bowl to eat. He could walk right directly to the bowl from the front, nothing is in his way.”
  • William Guess says “He will only drink out of a very small plastic bowl we have, NOTHING else! He will NOT eat out of a bowl, only off the floor! He doesn’t like walking on tile floors and won’t walk on wood floors! At 9:00 he’s ready to pee, and go to bed, whether you are or not! He basically lives on the love seat, with his brother!”
  • Debbie St. Jock Levesque says “My chi, Fawny, attacks the spoon when I give her yogurt. She shows teeth and all while trying to eat the yogurt.” Wonder what’s that about?

Silly Antics

  • Sindie  says her Chi Izabella will show her butt on command.
  • Teresa Badgley says “We take her hamburger for walks.”  

chihuahua walking with toy hamburger in mouth

  • This one cracks me up. Andi Hidalgo Peterson says “Cocoa Bean and Fonzie battle it out to to get “the spot” in front of the vent all the time. Cocoa refused to move, and got a face full of dog butt.”

2 chihuahuas

  • Christina Jones says “Maggie Mae Moonshine sings when she hears songs of praise or a female singing on the telly.”

Maggie Mae Moonshine the chihuahua

  • Helen Rivest has a 10 year old chihuahua named Febe. You can see in the photo below what she likes to do.

Febe the chihuahua with pacifier in her mouth

  • Dawn Sones says her Charlie doesn’t like it when she talks.   “He will lean on my face to cover my mouth .  And when I hold him, he looks up and wants me to kiss his neck.”

Charlie the chihuahua

  • Kimberly Kings says “My little Theo get so excited when his “daddy” gets home from work that he grabs a toy and combat crawls across the carpet to him to play. When he’s had enough he puts his toy back in his bed. “
  • Suzanne Duncan says “My chi, Rory gets mad at me for taking him to the vet. When he gets home he runs upstairs and goes to bed.”
  • Denise Newby says “This is Fiona. She steals pacifiers for a living.”
Fiona the chihuahua with a pacifier in her mouth

Fiona the chihuahua

  • Brenda Elolf says “My little Beau sits square on his butt, and when I tell him to look at someone and say “I’m Batman!” he turns his face to whoever and does his Batman pose with a huge grin.”
Beau the chihuahua

Beau being “Batman”

  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
Gus the chihuahua

Gus

  • Dawn Pyatt says her Chihuahua Bambi likes to sniff her eyeballs. Too funny!
  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
  • Allison Skraba says “My chihuahua Gus always turns in circles but, only to the right. He is just like Derek Zoolander and cannot turn left.”
  • Dawn Pyatt says her Chihuahua Bambi likes to sniff her eyeballs. Too funny!
  • Loren Vinson says “Mine likes to put his nose up my nose and likes to howl like a coyote.”
  • Brenda Marlowe says “My Tater tot will do a tap dance when ready to go out side.” 

Tater Tot the chihuahua

  • Debbie Cameron says “Baby Love likes the movie  “Secret Life Of Pets Part One”.

chihuahua watching a movie

Showing Love

  • Leslie Nelle-Urinyi says “Suzie Q always sits on my shoulder.” Like a parrot. LOL.

Suzie Q sitting on a shoulder

  • Olivia Bănică  says “My Chi loves his brother from another mother. It’s a baby bunny and he always treats him like a puppy. The bunny doesn’t mind; he even jumps on his back. They are the weirdest couple ever.” How cute is this picture below.

chihuahua and bunny

  • Sheryl Myers says “My girl chi want a kiss on the cheek then turns her head for another kiss on the other side repetitively we call her the French kisser.”
  • Hailee Brady says her chi lays between me and her boyfriend. “She wants all the cuddles.”
  • chihuahua laying on her back
  • Kelly Tice says her Gidget gives her hugs by wrapping herself around Kelly’s neck.

Gidget the chihuahua

  • Julie A Rogers says “My baby will put her forehead against you when she wants love.” How sweet!

So what weird thing does your chihuahua do? Leave a comment and tell us!

 


Mandy Strain

Saturday 28th of May 2022

My puppy Gizzy cries like a little baby until her sister lays with her at nap times and in the end her sister Bailey gives in. Gizzy is the toy stealer but Baileys a master manipulator! Bailey sees Gizzy playing with a toy she wants so she takes another toy to Gizzy, waits for her to drop it then steals the toy she wants, then alls right with the world! Lol

Cathy

Saturday 28th of May 2022

How sweet!

Patricia

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

My chi when I say time for bed crawls under the covers and turns to my back and paws my back until she tires of it or I do.

Cathy

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Too cute!

Diane

Monday 11th of April 2022

Our Milo sits and stares at one of his when he needs to go outside. He also “bows” with his front legs out in front of him when we go to pick him up. We don’t know why he started doing this but it is very cute. When people put their hands out for him to sniff he will do it then he backs up and starts barking at them even though they may come over every week! But he will never let them pet him. We just love him soooo much.

Cathy

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

He sounds like a quirky little guy. They do that bow for 2 reasons, either they want to play or they are letting you know that you are the dominant one over them. I agree though, it is cute.

Penni

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

We had 2 adult chi’s, Rocky and Boomer (since passed). The two of them “raised” our new puppy, a Doberman, and taught him all the things a dog should know. Most importantly, how to run in circles when anyone came home AND how to be a part of the doggy choir. Anytime the phone would ring, all three would begin to sing. First, Rocky would howl - alto. Then Boomer would chime in - soprano. And last but not least, Enzo (the dobe) would sing bass. They would not quit until one of us made them. Best choir EVER!!!! Also, Rocky was quite the fruit bat! He LOVED any fruit and most all veggies. If I was in the kitchen cutting any veggies or fruit, he would bounce against the back of my knees untilI shared with him. I cannot begin to tell you how much I miss my boys. Best dogs ever!!! and since they have all passed, our home is much too quiet.

Cathy

Friday 4th of March 2022

I Love it! I bet that trip of pups were adorable!

Molly

Sunday 27th of February 2022

My chihuahua always pees on me if she wants to go outside

Cathy

Sunday 27th of February 2022

LOL, I guess that's one way to get her message across.