Butternut has arrived just in time for the fall season. She is a gorgeous mahogany colored chihuahua who is polite, quiet and such an adorable little lady. Butternut is looking for a quiet home where she can relax the day away and enjoy walkies and snuggies.
Here’s some notes from her foster:
Here are some new things:
Butternut is a sweet and gentle girl that loves to eat and loves to snuggle. She can be timid and nervous in certain new situations and has been making great progress with this each day. She is a happy pup and wags her tail a lot, especially upon waking, greeting her person, or anticipating food or pets. Her favorite place is in my lap where she enjoys head, neck, and ear scritches and sneaking quick kisses on my chin and nose. She also likes to lay on my feet when I’m working at my desk. She loves to sleep with me at night and is the perfect little spoon, but I’ve been putting her in her own bed on the floor once she falls asleep and she is fine with that.
I’m seeing more of her personality and confidence each day; she no longer feels the need to follow me everywhere but does keep tabs on me and today she has been moving around with so much energy that I can hear her running in to check on me. She has moments of silliness that I think might even surprise her at times and seems to appreciate my laughter at her antics. She isn’t bothered by normal household activities or loud noises from outside, I haven’t seen her flinch or try to hide. She is fine being left alone and is content exploring on her own or napping when I can’t give her my full attention.
She doesn’t jump on things and she can easily do 5 to 6 stairs up and down when motivated although prefers to be carried. She will occasionally nap on the lowest stair leading to the couch which is about 6 inches high.
She LOVES to go outside and does well on a leash with her harness on. She is still a bit slow and loves to spend time sniffing, but is getting faster and more energetic each day.She would prefer to potty outside on dirt or grass and will likely need some patience with communication and routine when she gets to her new home. She has also been using pee pads inside when needed.
It has only been a few days and we’ve become quite attached to each other. I think she will be a great companion in the right environment.
We’re delighted to report that Butternut is currently in a loving and caring home!