Paco the Chihuahua attacked a pair of thieves this month. The owner of the store said Paco’s interruption saved him from being cleaned out.
They have the event on tape and the video is going viral.
You can watch the video below.
Over the five years I’ve been with Widget (the smaller of my two Chihuahua girls) I’ve taken a lot of verbal abuse on her behalf.
“Oh, you have a rat.” is a popular taunt. “I thought you said you had a dog?” is another favorite.
It appears from my experience that Chihuahuas are often seen as being inferior companions or perhaps not even belonging to the category of man’s best friend.
They’re certainly not seen as a ‘guard dog’ or even a threat. In fact, Chihuahuas are often jeeringly called ankle biters or other disparaging names to indicate their lack of strength, size and supposed cowardice.
No wonder this video is an internet sensation – Chihuahuas are underdogs! (Pun intended. Ha)
I live with two Chihuahuas and the actions of Paco do not surprise me.
I know their diminutive size and friendly features belie their warrior attitudes.
Widget has taught me that Chihuahuas are fierce little dogs with brave hearts and deadly instincts.
I’d love to hear you weigh in on the video and give your impressions of Paco the heroic little dog.
Do you think Chihuahuas are wimps or warriors?
I can’t wait to tell Widget what you think!