Over the years I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of my long-haired chihuahua, Tréa. Back in 2006, I put together the first of her calendars for friends and family Christmas presents. Today I took some of my fave pics of her and put together a little video. She’s done a lot, this little girl. Coming in at about four pounds these days, she worked over 250 volunteer hours at an assisted living home, festivals and other special events.
At the assisted living home, she had an uncanny knowledge of who needed her to jump up in their lap for some love and petting. She always made the rounds and greeted everyone in the common rooms…staff and residents alike. Only then did she go back and pick certain people she would visit with for ten to fifteen minutes before moving on to the next one. I ahve no idea how she chose who to visit, but they were always the ones most in need of some extra loves. One lady used to squeeze her so tight we had to monitor her and remind her not to squeeze the puppy too much. Yet, every week, Tréa went back to the elderly woman and allowed her to squeeze and love her.
Always friendly, sweet and gentle, she has been one of the lights of my life. She’s coming up on her 14th birthday and still dashes around, playing, although not as long or as often as times past. Her eyesight may be going dim and her hearing may be selective at times, but she is one special little girl. These days, she’s retired and only does an event now and then. I hope you enjoy her pictures in the video as much as I did taking them and sharing them. There’s even a cameo appearance by Chloe the first day I got her.