Chiquititta, the darling we so love and indulge ..... she's just adorable with her sweet, loving and playful nature.
Chiquititta, meaning "little girl" in Spanish, became part of my family on a beautiful pleasant evening of February 2009 and has since become the centre of attention/ the darling of the family.She was all of two months, when we brought her and was the tiniest of her nine siblings. She was sick but after a lot of care survived to be a healthy and beautiful young lady today.
Wonderful to play with her,here she is, all of just three months, playing hide n seek. Peek-a-boo ...I see you ...
A Golden Retriever, born to pure bred parents Bholu and Elsa, the sweet thing has so many names, Chiquititta, Chuquttu, Chiqui, Shona, Kuku, Babu, Mainanagu, Manashona, Kitt.... etc etc
She seems to grow a little stronger and a little bigger each passing day, learning a new trick, a game or a command, amusing us immensely. Thus, making me and my family loving and doting on her ....a bond between her and us that grew ever stronger ....
Chiquititta loves her toys, keeps asking us to play with her in her own cute gestures. She knows well we bring her toys and goodies when we return from a trip, so, she waits eagerly and the moment we open the boxes, she gets right into them.
Chuquttu loves water, has great fun taking bath in the tub and prefers drinking fresh water from the tap or the hand shower.
Ah, look at the two year old big girl now, sitting pretty, exuding an all "I, me and myself" kind of an aura! Aawww... love you too much sweetheart! Chiquititta has aquired one more name, 'Petli', as she is big and fat now :)
Ow wow ! What can be a better way than sitting in the sun, inhaling the fragrance of the pretty blooms and reflect ? That's precisely what our dear Chuquttu loves doing while I work in the garden! But of course, keep your fingers crossed, occasionally a squirrel, crow or a rat do catch her attention and she chases them all over the garden trampling over flower beds and vegetable patches.
After her lunch, she sits here on the front veranda and waits for us everyday. Its such a pleasure to find her eagerly waiting the moment I return from office. She greets me getting right into the car giving me my much needed hug as I open the car door.
In the late afternoons Chiquita n I enjoy doing the bird watching together while enjoying our conversation with an occasional snack.
Chiquita always enjoys a drive around town. Her eyes sparkle as she jumps into the car, occupying the front seat. What I love and enjoy the most during these drives are, her giving me an occasional slurrrp/smack on my cheek as if to say "Love you for the drive momma" :)
Chiquititta loves playing around all over the house and the garden, rests on the cool shade of trees in a corner of the lawn when tired.
The lady feels exercise and being with nature are the only ways to a healthy living.
Aawww .... the pretty lady, does she try to say some thing with her soulful eyes ?
"I'm a big girl now, you know!"
Yes sweetheart, you have turned a graceful young lady now.
Hhmmm.... caught you dear lady. Just look at her expression, as if to say, "Oops, got caught again!" Yes, she tramples all over the flower beds and vegetable patches chasing birds, squirrels and rats. And then, the punishment she gets? Well......
..... someone is punished today...sweet Chiquititta on her favourite place in the garden but leashed. "I'm leashed today! :(( Mom says, I spoil her flowers and broccoli, but that's not true, I only run around her flowers and vegetables to chase the naughty rats off."
Of course, of course don't I know that :)
Of course, of course don't I know that :)
The big girl gives Momma a sweet smack.
Playing with Momma. My most enjoyable time of the day is to play with dear chuquttu.
It's meal time, the worst time of the day for our princess. Retrievers are generally fussy when it comes to eating their meals and Chiqui is no exception. She hates eating her kibbles, twice a day. Have to feed her with hand, pampering and showing her lizards, birds,cats, her toys and what not.
O what a blissful siesta ! On a lazy summer afternoon Chiquititta is always indoors sitting or laying on the bare floor where the best effect of the air conditioner can be enjoyed.
She makes sure every night to come to each one of us for the good night kiss before finally retiring to bed. During summer months she loves sleeping on a bare floor.
During winters, she is cozy in her warm bright coloured jackets and sits pretty on her soft bed.
Oh so cold ...
Good night beautiful, sleep well, pleasant dreams :)