Bitty is a 16-year-old Chihuahua whose story centers around resilience and love. He was found wandering the streets with a pronounced head tilt. He was constantly shaking and scratching his neck. The pup’s future was uncertain, especially at his age. He was initially put on the shortlist to be euthanized, but thankfully, fate had other plans.
Gloria, who was working at a vet clinic and fostering dogs at the time, took Bitty in as her 12th foster dog. Arrangements were made for Bitty to be flown from California to Canada, where Gloria resides. When she picked him up from the airport, Gloria recalls the way he looked up at her. It was as if he was saying, “I hope you’ll be kind to me.”
Initially, Bitty wasn’t eating and was severely dehydrated. The exact cause of his condition was unknown. Gloria took him to work with her at the vet clinic, where one of the doctors said his chance of survival was slim to none. Despite the odds, Bitty had a strong will to get better– and with time, he began to heal. As his health improved, more of his personality emerged. Gloria decided to officially adopt him after six months.
Bitty is not your typical Chihuahua. He is gentle and quiet, and has a unique way of expressing himself. Unlike the average Chihuahua, he doesn’t bark much. Instead, he makes little sounds to communicate his wants and needs. Bitty is always happy, whether he’s going for a ride to the dog park, taking a walk, or simply cuddling on the couch watching a movie.
The bond between Gloria and Bitty is indescribable. She considers him the light of her life. Depending on his mood, Bitty can sometimes look like a wise old man or a playful puppy. Gloria often wonders how he managed to survive on the streets. He’s scared of so many things, from the sound of a sneeze and Gloria’s boyfriend’s guitar.
Bitty’s sweet nature makes Gloria believe that he must have had a family at some point. There’s something about Bitty that made Gloria feel like they were meant to be together, and she is grateful for the opportunity to care for him.
Bitty’s story is a testament to the power of love and determination. Despite his rough start in life and advanced age, he has found a home with a devoted mom who has helped him overcome his challenges and live a happy, fulfilling life.