Dear Kid,

Don’t read this letter to the Puppy!

At the Paws in the Park event this past weekend, there were—spoiler alert—a lot of dogs. There were dogs of pretty much every variety, every color (except purple), and many temperaments.

In terms of size, they ranged from “horse” to “does anyone have a magnifying glass?” There were two of the tiniest Chihuahuas I’ve ever seen, and they were spot-on adorable.

When I got home, I told Dad I thought I wanted to adopt a Chihuahua. Dad thought that was an excellent idea as long as I didn’t want to be married anymore.

So it looks like I’m not going get to a teacup-sized puppy.

5 Reasons to Love a Small Dog. DearKidLoveMom.comBut here are 5 Reasons to Love a Small Dog.

  1. They eat less. The smaller the dog, the smaller the food bill. Economical!
  2. They poop less. Less in, less out. We call this digestive mathematics.
  3. They have no idea they’re small. Little dudes tend to have big-big-big personalities and little to no fear.
  4. They can’t reach the counter. No need to worry about what’s sitting out on the kitchen island because teeny legs can’t get them up that high.
  5. You can carry them around easily. No matter how strong you are, it’s not easy to carry a Newfoundland around all day.

So basically, little dogs are kind of like smaller than average people. Bright, entertaining, and in need of step stools.

Love, Mom