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Blue Boy is an unusual moniker for a dear little dog who looks like his name should be Binky. In person this tiny fellow most closely resembles a furry mouse with a chubby body. His eyes shine with interest and his ears lift in friendly hopefulness that they might be softly scratched at their base.
Blue Boy is the residue, or one might even say, the collateral damage of a back yard breeding enterprise that put all the dogs in the household at extreme risk when the operator suddenly died. Were it not for the responsible intervention of a family member, Blue Boy would doubtless have been humanely destroyed because of his age.
This would have been a great tragedy, as he deserves a home in which his fortitude and his great faith are treasured and rewarded with love.
According to his rescuer, Blue Boy and his buddy, General (also an odd name for the most abject and gentle of beings), basically led existences in a home teeming with small chihuahuas. LIving without direction or singularity other than that which served the purpose of breeding, it is a testimony to his nature that Blue Boy's demeanor still resonates with great sweetness and wistfulness.
Fortunately, the individual who intervened on behalf of this group of dogs contacted responsible rescues who were able to place all the younger chihuahuas. But Blue Boy and his friend General, who is listed separately on our site, were not so lucky.
Blue Boy scuttles about on rather short legs. His coat, which is beautifully marked in charcoal and white, is also extremely plush and soft. His tail is an affair of glorious plumage, and when his ears are up, the effect is irresistible. He is a chubby little guy, and although he weighs 10 pounds, he is actually a very tiny dog, just very round.
It would seem that Blue Boy has soothed himself over the years by overeating, and while he does seem to love food, he loves attention even more; sadly, it is not something he expects, and his expression becomes one of surprised delight when he is loved and cuddled. At these times he gives deft kisses, or rolls over on his back and wiggles his blimp-like body, emitting joyous gurgles.
Because of his weight, and possibly a little joint stiffness, it is important to pick up Blue Boy carefully, cradling and supporting his back end, and we do not recommend Blue Boy for a home with small children, as protecting himself from pain has caused him to bite those who do not follow gentle handling procedures. He is not, however, a dog who would ever bite without great provocation, and as he is missing some of his teeth, this gesture of self defense serves more to underscore his vulnerability.
Blue Boy also has a number of lipoma - benign fatty tumors - which, although they do not cause him any health risk, do serve to accentuate his already plump design.
Finally, now that his life contains order and cleanliness, Blue Boy is working on house training. This concept was entirely ignored during the entire span of his former life, in which a multitude of little dogs all relieved themselves at will in a closed, congested environment. However, we are confident that the concept of house training and cleanliness are welcomed by any dog to whom these opportunities are presented positively and with consistency - no matter what the age of the dog.
We are also confident that a dog like Blue Boy is deserving of respect and a chance to know he is valued, finally, in his own, real home.