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Chihuahua is everyone's cup of tea

Bubble, the dwarf teacup chihuahua, listens intently as Darren Levell has a quiet word with her yesterday.
Bubble, the dwarf teacup chihuahua, listens intently as Darren Levell has a quiet word with her yesterday. Warren Lynams

CHIHUAHUAS might not be everyone's cup of tea, but Bubble is yet to meet a tea cup she didn't fit.

The dwarf teacup chihuahua, who is about the size of an iPhone and can snuggle quite nicely into the palm of your hand, is one of nature's beautiful quirks.

Now nine and a half weeks, Bubble is a strong contender for the nation's smallest canine but she almost didn't make it.

It was only the 24-hour care and attention of dog lover Darren Levell which saw her survive.

Mr Levell, who owns Dog Gone It on Wises Rd, fed Bubble 1ml of a special glucose formula every 15 minutes for four days to keep her hydrated.

Many of Bubble's ilk are too weak to make it once they are weaned but Mr Levell credits the little fighter herself for her recovery.

“She has a heart of a lion. Honestly, she just didn't want to let go,” he said.

Mr Levell and her vet have declared the nine-and-a-half week-old as “strong as an ox”. She might be too small to make it over a blade of grass, but Bubble has captured the hearts of all who have met her. Mr Levell said he had a list “a mile long” of people interested in taking “the little darlin' home”.


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