Be afraid…be very afraid! I am pet sitting for some new clients, Gigi and Oscar. They are Pibbles. If you’ve never heard of a Pibble there are a few things you should know.
First, Pibbles don’t realize that they are 60 or 70 lbs of muscle. They think they are actually Chihuahuas (and funny that Chihuahuas think they are Pibbles!) and should be in your lap, on your head, or someplace on your body. See example below:
Second, they have mad cleaning skills. If you have any dirt or food bits on you, a Pibble will hunt it down and clean you. Their one weakness though is cleaning glasses. It seems that Pibble juice just fogs glasses up instead of cleaning. I’m very lucky to have Gigi and Oscar, otherwise I’d be walking around with food bits all over me! Here is Oscar making sure I am presentable before leaving the house.
Third, Pibbles are very polite even when they don’t want to do something. For instance, Gigi did not want to go to bed in her crate last night. Oscar was a good boy and went right into his crate but Gigi wanted to stay up. Instead of running away, Gigi did a little bow and asked pretty please could she stay up. I was sad to say no but I had to get home to the Litt Palace of Puppy Love and give some love to my girls whom I hadn’t seen all day.
In conclusion, beware of Pibbles. Their tongues are wet. Their love is plentiful. And their adorability factor let’s them get away with stuff like using you as a dog bed!
October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month. Pibbles are one of the most plentiful breeds in shelters and have the highest kill rate. Oscar and Gigi are both rescues and live happily with their family. Love the dog first no matter the breed!