Last Christmas, my family surprised me with a Chihuahua reject. Apparently, there was a dachshund in her woodpile, so to speak, and I inherited a Chiweiner.

We named her Cocoa Bean. She chose the name “Beaner”. That’s all she would respond to, and it fits, because this pooch has attitude! She has the saddest little eyes, but they express a world of meaning.

At first, I didn’t want her. More work for mom, puppy-training and all. And she chewed EVERYTHING. She chewed up the last pair of sandals my mom bought me before she died, my son’s new water-boarding shoes, underwear…my daughter’s ‘unmentionable’…everything!

We lost two PSP chargers in ONE DAY due to her baby teething! It was night-marish.

Then she caught parvo. I almost died myself at the thought. My husband took her to the vet to have her put down humanely, so I didn’t have to watch her suffer. I wept like my best friend had died–and I didn’t even LIKE her!

But, our stimulus check came that day and it was exactly what we needed for her treatment. The vet warned us that it might not work and she may die anyway, but we spent the money willingly.

It took three days of phone calls and waiting…but the furry monster came home. Now she’s digging holes and our terrier escapes through her tunnels. We’re dog-proofing the house, the back yard, and we bought her a kennel–we do NOT trust her UNSUPERVISED IN OUR HOUSE!

Since she’s been well she’s eaten another dozen pairs of underwear, two pairs of Happy Bunny socks, the bottom of my pj pants, another charger, chewed the corners off the throw pillows on the sofa, peed on the carpet countless times…

…and it was the best $$ I’ve ever spent on a pet. I thank God for Beaner every day…and ask Him to heal her of peeing and chewing. I think He laughs at it…’cause it keeps me humble and on my toes:-)

We’re actually thinking of breeding the little devil–I mean pooch. Anyone want a puppy??

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8 Responses to “Marley & Me Contest Finalist #4–Beaner (and Deena!)”

  1. Andi Says:

    What a sweet story! I’ve been there done that with two dogs and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Go Beaner! Love her! So cute!

  2. Amanda Says:

    Anything to do with rescue dogs and I’m teary. 🙂

  3. Kim Says:

    Oh, I can totally relate to a good dog story!! Go Beaner!

  4. Sandy Greathouse Says:

    Good Luck Beaner!

  5. Michelle Says:

    Go Beaner!

  6. Cindi Says:

    Great story! We have a rescue puppy right now.
    She is so adorable. Our puppy had distemper and we had to take her to the Veterinary School and hope she would make it. The dog and you are lucky to have one another! Cindi

  7. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) Says:

    those are some scary glowing eyes!

  8. Yvonne Butler Says:

    You should be a writer, you tell the sroty so well or you may be for this is my first visit to this site and one review and I subscribed to it. Good luck with Beamer, he may never quit peeing on the floor for my Bengee does it it he can catch the bedroom door open and I’m not looking. He’s 6. He just takes rubbing his none in it like I’ve wipped him and just does it again if I give him the chance.

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