I’m pretty sure if you’re a regular reader here at Irresistible Pets you know who Chuy is. If you’re new to my blog Chuy is my 4 year old Chihuahua and our blog mascot. He is my everything. I seriously love this dog more than most people. Sorry I’m not sorry. Here’s a pic of Chuy this past Saturday after our walk at the park! Yea, we love Halloween!
We got Chuy as a puppy in 2009 when he was just about 8 weeks old. He seriously only weighed 1.5 lb and could fit in your hand! I can honestly say it was love at first sight! Look at that wittle face!!!
It’s hard to believe Chuy was so little! Compared to most other Chihuahua’s, he’s now twice their size. I remember when we saw Chuy’s Dad we were like “that’s the biggest Chihuahua I’ve ever seen.” Now I’m starting to think Chuy is the same size as him . . . I’ve just gotten used to his stature. When I say Chuy is a large Chihuahua I don’t mean that he’s FAT. However, according to the vet he does have some weight to lose. I guess Chuy and I really are alike.
Chuy has gained a little bit of weight over the past year and we’ve been working with him to get under 10 pounds. The vet said he should stay around nine pounds. As of Saturday he weighed in at 10.7. Since our last vet trip a few months ago, he’s dropped a pound but we have about 1 more pound to go! When you’re that small, losing a pound is the equivalent of humans dropping 20.
One of the things I do to help BOTH of us in our weight loss journey is to walk every single day at the park. Chuy loves the park and exploring! I love it because I work from home and can’t wait to get out of the house come 5pm! I’ve also cut back on his food portions and treats.
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