She Absolutely Adores Her People.

by Betty S.
(Longs, SC)

She loves to sit in my lap and if I'm not available, she will sit in another family members lap. She loves to take walks, and ride in my bicycle basket. She loves to be with me anywhere. She is tiny 4.6 lbs. and easy to care for. She gets nail trims and an occasional bath. She loves to eat, but I am very careful how much and what she eats because chi's do gain weight easily. She has very tiny bony legs and she does have a loose patella which is common for chi's. We watch that carefully.

She loves my grandchildren and they love to play with her. I watch them carefully because of her size, they could easily hurt her.

However all that said, she does not like strangers at first. If she doesn't know you, she will attack. She is an ankle biter. I have to introduce her to any stranger with treats. They must come in my house and not speak to her. After they sit and she has gotten to know them a bit, then I can let them give her a treat and all is well. But this needs to be done carefully. I don't want anyone getting bitten.

She is very afraid of big dogs. She has been attacked by large dogs and now refuses to make friends with any large dog. She will make friends with small dogs unless they are the jumpy kind. She does not tolerate any dog jumping on her.

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