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    Posted July 13, 2014 by
    Yucca Valley, California
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    Standoff...Roadrunner & Chihuahua


    This is an interesting, complicated relationship. Toby the Chihuahua & Spike the Roadrunner are 'getting to know each other'. :) Spike is a very young Roadrunner who still has a bit of down on his tummy & knees. He is also very friendly. Toby the Chihuahua however, is 10.5 & does NOT take kindly to anyone trying to take his spotlight. He IS the alpha dog in this family...RUNS the place. I took some video of Spike hanging out near us on the patio. Spike keeps sneaking onto the patio & Toby is not having it! It's really cute to watch them interact. I think Spike has learned that Toby either isn't quick enough or Really doesn't want to catch him. If you listen you can hear Toby 'snort' in disgust each time he goes after Spike...and misses. Too cute!   Spike 'chatters' & you can hear that too.
    Look at the great face on Spike & watch the funny way he walks & runs....head down & goooooooooooooo.

    Toby is a long hair Chihuahua.  We keep him wet when he's outside on the patio so his hair is more curly than usual.  The temp has been low 100's.  Yikes.

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