July 2011 I got my first dog, a long haired chihuahua who we called Ted.  That’s him up there in the header, taken March 2012 on the beach. He is literally the best thing ever.  He’s already taught me loads and I have learnt lots of stuff through research I’ve done since he adopted me.

I wanted to create a blog for Ted, to share what I have learnt about how I feed him mainly, and how chihuahuas are dogs not accessories.  Maybe also a bit on how I train him and look after him.  Oh and people keep saying that he should have his own facebook page, well here it is https://www.facebook.com/Tinkerwolf.  If you want to see lots of photos of him, that’s the place to go.

I am also passionate about feeding our pet carnivores the way nature intended, so I am collecting photos of raw fed dogs in order to show that this way of feeding is perfectly natural and normal, I absolutely love looking through the gallery! I’m also collecting stories about how raw feeding has helped dogs with illnesses in the hope that they help other dogs in the same position.

I’m not an expert, I’m just someone owned by a fantastic little dog who wants to share what I’ve found and will find on my journey with him.  If this changes just one dog’s life for the better than I will be over the moon.

In December 2013 Ted was joined by a little (half) sister, Ella, she took to her raw diet with gusto from the word go!

17 thoughts on “About”

  1. Oh, joy! Another Chi parent! I meet your love and adoration with equal excitement! I, too, am the proud parent of a Chihuahua, Bella, whom — besides my husband, of course — is the love of my life! Like yourself, she has taught me about sacrifice and the kind of selflessness that only true love can inspire. (Does your Ted have reverse sneezes?)

    Your Ted is beautiful, btw. My Bella is long-haired as well, but we keep her sheared because of my adverse allergies. If you would like to see a post of her, I just recently wrote one titled “A Bella Feast” which is a photo-tage of her cutest moments.

    Good to meet you!

    • No reverse sneezes but he does have a long haired chi friend who snorts like a little pig! Watching the Bella vid on “A Bella Feast” reminds me of the way Ted plays, all that darting back and forth 🙂

  2. Your Ted is beautiful! I look forward to hearing more! 🙂

  3. Star Wise said:

    Cute little dog and I like how you say you are owned by Ted, rather than the other way around. I would like a Chihuahua or a Pekinese – once I am retired I think – or perhaps sooner. One of my friends had two Chihuahuas, one called Lady and the other called Tramp. Lady has gone now but Tramp is still around. They are courageous, friendly, intelligent and noble dogs.

    • Chihuahuas are great dogs and the breed has been around for an awfully long time, long, long before the days of “celebrities” cruelly stuffing them into their handbags and toting them around like accessories!

  4. rebecca said:

    Oh my your dog Ted could be my dogs brother! I just compared their puppy pics ect incredibly similar – its crazy! I have never found another dog that looks anything like him before! Im so excited! 😀

  5. Admire you for putting it out there – I wish I had known a lot more than I did when I got my first Chihuahua cross 16 years ago! They are so worthy of our love 🙂

  6. I’d really like to submit some photos to you if I can?

    I have two dogs, both raw fed. I have an almost-9-month-old lab/collie x who has been raw fed from 13 weeks old.
    I have a Chihuahua who is 2yrs old next month and has been fully raw fed since he came to live with me 2 months ago (early April).
    Would love them to be included on your site x

  7. This is an awesome blog. About three months ago, I fell in love with a 5 month old chihuahua who was an owner surrender at the clinic I work at because they couldn’t afford her demodex mange treatments (even though it was only localized). I took her home and immediately started feeding her raw. Within a month, her hair was growing back in the two areas she had it! Also, I started properly socializing her and didn’t carry her around everywhere like her previous owners (one of the biggest mistakes people make with chihuahuas and other small breeds – small dog syndrome). She is so outgoing and energetic, runs around the living room at full speed, jumping on and off the couch as if she could fly! It’s awesome seeing what a good diet and proper care can do for a them. People always comment on how friendly she is for a chihuahua, and how much personality and energy she has. Her coat is silky smooth and her teeth are pearly white! The funny thing is, she’s not my first raw-fed companion… I have four very healthy raw-fed ferrets!

    Anyway… keep up the good work!

    • Always good to hear about more raw fed pets. And it would be great if you would send me some photos of your babies eating their raw meaty bones 🙂

  8. I loved your post about Ted. I too have the pleasure of owning a long haired Chihuahua (white and tan). I adopted her from the Lost Dogs Home and it was the best thing I ever did. I didn’t know anything about her history as she had no identification. They estimated was was about 7 years old and we had give her a new name. Gracie has bought more joy to my life than I could have ever have imagined.:)

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