Monday, October 28, 2013

The story of how I got Bambi - Fur baby / chihuahua number 1 of 2 :)

My dogs are my world. They are cute, fluffy bundles of love. Even if I've had the most rubbish day I know that when I get home I'll have two little love-muffins wagging their tails with glee at my arrival.

Bambi & Rio - October 2013

As a child I asked my parents for a dog more times than I can recall. Every birthday wish as I blew out the candles on my cake would be for my parents to finally allow me to get a dog of my own. I'd had goldfish and pet rabbits, but despite their cuteness, nothing could replace my dreams of a little dog.

So in 2010, at the age of 20, I started to research Chihuahuas. I must have read hundreds of articles about choosing a canine companion and how to care for one. I was sold. I found a local breeder and jokingly sent my Mum the website link. Never did I ever think she'd take me seriously! My Mum casually suggested that there and then we should just 'have a look' at some of the breeder's puppies. I was shocked. 

An hour later and we had arrived at the breeder's house. The second we stepped into her house I laid eyes on the tiniest, most handsome bundle of fur I had ever seen. The breeder placed the baby boy in my hand (he was smaller than my hand!!!) and I was in love. I didn't expect anything would come of this trip, but then ... My Mum was passed the puppy and that was it. She was besotted! My Mum immediately decided that this dog needed to come home with me and I was in heaven hearing these words.
 My Mum & Bambi
Bambi used to fit in one hand!

I named my baby boy, Bambi. <3

I hadn't told my Dad that we were going to look at puppies, let alone told him that I had bought one! I wasn't going to tell him until I actually collected Bambi, but I felt so much guilt so later that day I confessed. My Dad wasn't happy. He didn't think I was ready for the responsibility of my own dog, but I didn't agree. We agreed to disagree.

Waiting for my puppy to be ready to leave his Mama was the longest week of my life so far. Every minute seemed like eternity. Finally on Mother's Day my Dad and I went to collect Bambi. My Dad still wasn't happy and was silent the whole drive to the breeder's house. When we got there I had to sign paperwork and the breeder went and got Bambi and then placed him in my Dad's arms. I have never seen my Dad's face change faster. From a stony, cold glare to a beaming gaze of love, my Dad too was sold.

Little Bambi in my hand at the Beach.

Look at this little handsome boy!

The first night of Bambi being away from his Mummy was torture. He cried and cried and I cried and cried. I felt awful for stealing him away and I started to feel like I'd made a huge mistake. But since that first night Bambi has been nothing but perfect. He didn't cry again. He is the most gentle, intelligent and handsome little thing. I love my BamBam with all my heart.
Bambi could sleep for hours in my arms. <3
... and that's a brief summary of how I got my first ever dog!

Be sure to check back soon when I tell y'all how I got my second little baby chihuahua, Rio, and other articles that you may enjoy!

Love & Kisses 

Vicki xoxo


  1. I thought he would be so mean but he's lovely! X

  2. Thank you, Kitty :) Bambi is a lovely little pup, isn't he xoxo