The Girlies


Obviously Elin is my only human baby and she gets mentioned a lot on this blog, but I don’t talk about my first fur babies very much. I have two of the sweetest fur babies in all the world. I adopted Fifi and Angel in October of  2003.  A lovely kind woman who owns a local pet grooming shop rescued them and fostered them until I adopted them from her. I have always heard that “You don’t find your pets–that they find you.” and I never understood what that meant until they came into my life. It’s completely serendipitous  that I was able to get them because there were a few different candidates that were in line ahead of me to adopt the girls but all of them miraculously fell through.


Fifi is estimated to be the oldest of the two sisters and she is very sweet and loving. She is the smaller of the two and barely weighs 6lbs. She is very gentle and loves to be as close as possible to me.  She has more of an easygoing personality, but she is more protective of me.


Angel has a little bit more sass to her. She is very sweet as well, but she has more energy and loves to play with and carry around little plush stuffed animals. They both love to take walks and take naps in the sun. People always stop and ask us if the girls are twins and then they ask how we can tell them apart.

They are so well behaved. Well, if you meet them you might not think so because they do bark at strangers and people who ring the doorbell. But, honestly this is the only major negative thing they do. They are very good about listening to commands and following directions. They go happily in their crate while we are gone at work and they never tear anything up.

One of the things I was worried about when I was pregnant is how they would act when a baby came into their life. They were always the center of attention in our world. When we brought Elin home, they were not impressed. They were not mean to her–they just ignored her as if she didn’t exist. They have slowly become accustomed to her and now they will walk up her and allow her to pet them and they cuddle close to her–Fifi more so than Angel.

Chihuahua Christmas

Chihuahua Christmas

They have been one of the biggest blessings in my life and have changed it for the better. I worry very much about  them aging, but so far we have been very blessed that they are healthy and strong. I always remind them that they are still my first babies.



Linking up with Jess and Ashley for the Little Things link up.


  1. Nothing is sweeter than babies and puppies!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awww, this is so sweet! I totally know what you mean though. Piggy found us for sure, and she has been the best dog that I have ever had.

  3. oh my goodness!!!!! those pups are too much!!!!!!!!! i love those pictures!! <3

  4. The pictures of Elin with the puppies….TOO CUTE!! Almost makes me want a dog now, too! (We are waiting until our kids are older but can’t wait!) 🙂

  5. Love this! So cute! I love them in the box in front of the Christmas Tree. I’m guessing by Elin’s age that was just this past Christmas? Love it when the animals come around to the babies. 🙂

  6. AWWWWW, so so precious!

  7. babies with puppies is so fun! Those pictures of the three of them together are precious.

  8. I love the Christmas pictures of the three of them, so precious!!

  9. I love the chihuahuas! My mom has two and Rae LOVED them when we were visiting her for a month. Too cute.

  10. Awww! The girls! 🙂

  11. i’m DYING over how cute and sweet they are!! no joke, i LOVE that there are TWO of em. i swear it make them cuter somehow!!

  12. Super cute puppies…but even cuter little lady! The poor doggies always get the back burner but that is life and it also happened with us too. But seeing Cruz with our puggle, he is so in love with her and it’s the best thing!

  13. Such sweeties!!! Great photos. I understand what you mean about your fur babies being your first “babies.” We had ours before Madeline was born and while it took some adjusting for everyone, I couldn’t imagine our lives without them. Our pets really do help to make a house a home. Hope you’re having a great week!

  14. Oh, I love this post. Our puppies are still our first babies too. Our girls are wonderful with the baby, as well. Especially the golden. The Sheltie could really take him or leave him – she’s more of a mama’s girl and just wants my attention. I love that photo of them in the Christmas box!