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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Ideal Teacup Chihuahua Dog Bed

The past couple of days, the weather got cold in Los Angeles and I'm freezing. Chihuahuas, especially short haired teacup chihuahuas, don't do well in cold temperatures. The sudden temperature drop  got me shivering. I must admit, I look pitiable. I'm tiny and scrawny, and the fact that I'm shaking like a leaf, does not help my overall pathetic image. Luckily, my mom (M) is like a hairless teacup chihuahua. To my benefit, she gets cold too easily, so she empathizes with me and makes sure that I stay nice and warm at all times.

Let me tell you about the ideal teacup chihuahua dog bed: it's anything that is soft and warm. We like to burrow and we love heat. In theory, a heating pad and a soft blanket are the ideal bed for us. Forget all designer dog beds that are nice to look at. Don't even bother with store-bought small dog beds. There are many heated cat beds in the market, but even those do not get warm enough for my taste. I prefer heating pads you can buy at any drugstore, except, in recent years, they mostly come with a timer that shuts them off automatically. To my bad luck, yesterday my last heating pad that did not shut itself off blew up on M's hands. To our good luck, it did not cause an electrical fire. It was late at night, so M and I had to improvise. I told her I'd be fine if she found got me a nice clean blanket and wrapped me in it. Of course, I also told her that today I expected her to go buy me a new heating pad for the long winter months ahead of us.

This is the improvised dog bed we came up with last night:

What do you think? Cuddly enough?

Ample room to stretch . . .

. . . make adorable faces . . .

For a makeshift bed, I couldn't have asked for anything more luxurious.

M kept touching me at night to make sure I was warm enough. I was toasty warm, but I didn't let her know. I love it when she goes out of her way to take care of me. So, if you or someone you know is looking for the ultimate chihuahua dog bed, tell them to get a heating pad. The rest is details. We shall discuss outdoor dog beds next summer and not a minute sooner.

Twinkie

21 comments:

Life with 5 dogs said...

We sure hope you warm up! You look like really like your bed. Your Friends
Geisha,Grover,Lily,Bailey,Wrinkles

Cupcake said...

Twinkie you are so cute!!!!

Love, Cupcake

Stella said...

Hi Twinkums:

I can see you would never make it in Minniesnowda or other long, cold, winter climate.

I think you might have some other options for safe warmth (no explodo heating pads.) Think of wool batting used in quilts, think of Thinsulate used in jackets and make a sleeping bag out of either.
Let me know if you want to try one.

Cheers,
Stella's Mom

Sonic said...

Okay that just looks sooooo comfortable. I love burrowing too... especially when it's under my humans' giant blanket!

Sonic

Oskar said...

What a beautiful bed, how perfect for you!

Nubbin' wiggles,
Oskar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Twink, you sure got it made there - what a pampered life you have!!!

We had some great old beds from LLBean, over 10 years old and they just wore out - threadbare. The Momster bought some new ones from the Bean but they just aren't the same - we want our old ones back.

And if the heating pad doesn't work for you, just head to OP, we will keep you very warm:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

brooke said...

its getting chilly here in Seattle... and that little bed sure looks comfy! Can i come and snuggle up in there too?

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Oh Twinkie!!!! Mommy goes crazy every time she sees you!!! She says you are so cute and she wants to give you tons of kisses!!

Licks,
Ruthie

Sagira said...

Can I come share?

JackDaddy said...

You could always get another puppy to sleep with. One with really long hair!

K9friend said...

M comes through again! You are one very lucky dog!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

bbes tribe said...

Twinkie that sure looks like a cuddly bed & you look VERY cute. Love your adorable face. So expressive.
Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica

rottrover said...

oh twinkie...it's a rough life.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Teehee! You remind me of my late sister TaiChi - she was so old that she got cold pretty easily, so Granny made her several fleece jackets that she wore pretty much all the time when it was cold out. Of course, she also liked to snuggle, and apparently, I'm a good one to snuggle against (and I have a warm belly). Snuggling with little dogs who get cold easily is actually quite the pleasant past-time. You could always come visit...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Agnes B Bullock said...

Here in Ohio you would need the electric blanket all night already, and it is only Septembner. Thankfully Mom bought a down filled blanket for our big bed last year- maybe that would also work for you- noi electricity to worry about and you stay warm all over!!!! We hated Mom waking us up for our morning trip outside, but once we were done, back under the down blankie. Great for burrowing too!

Pup Fan said...

It is always important to have room to make adorable faces. Priorities, people. :)

Cute photos... looks like a nice, cozy bed!

Cat Mandu said...

Poor Twinkie. I am so sorry to hear that you suffers from the shivvers. That bed looks so comfy. I think I will ask my mom to get me one that doesn't explode.
Mandu

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Twink that doggy bed sure looks comfy...your faces are the best!! BOL
Benny & Lily

Gillian said...

Thanks for your comment on my 'hand rearing kittens' post. Puddles looks a little like my cat Sparkles, who was just now very interested in looking at Puddles' picture too.

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