Mochi came to me as a 12 week old puppy from a rescue in California. Her mother belonged to an elderly homeless woman who ended up surrendering her dog when she got pregnant so she and her pups could have the best care possible that the woman could not afford to give. After the puppies were weaned they fixed the mama and returned her to her owner. The puppies were sent up here and I was contacted to adopt one.
Mochi is the goodest and sweetest of girls. She is the best home security system you could ask for and will let you know whenever the bad and scary burglermen are at the door. Or your Amazon packages, whichever. She loves to get right under the blankets and snuggle up next to you because of course you need the warmth and security her tiny body creates and definitley not the other way around. She will dance for treats and at the door to let you know she needs to go potty. Ignore her cues and she will find a spot most likely right in front of the door as to remind you of her tiny bladder. Mochi loooves a good chew. She needs toys and treats or she will find something that looks and smells delicious, probably those favorite running shoes you took off by the door. If she sees her leash and harness she will dance and squiggle excitedly as she prepares to go bye bye with you and protect you from all the bad burglermen that freely wander the streets as well.
Mochi is a good girl. She's a little dog, with little dog behaviors. She yipps and chews. But as long as you love her and give her the care she needs she will be the most loyal and loving girl. Oh. And I almost forgot. She was born with a small hernia on her belly. It looks like a belly button, and Mochi will do THE MOST ADORABLE stretch where she puts her back legs behind herself and pulls herself along the carpet and then push herself backwards with straight legs to scratch her tummy button. It is the cutest thing to watch!
Now as to why I need to rehome my sweet girl. I had a rough pregnancy that involved bedrest and an even rougher delivery and recovery. I had hoped the family that was helping me to care for Mochi would have done so with the same love and care I had given her. They did not. She has lost a lot of weight and muscle mass and is so sad. She's still got so much heart and love and it breaks mine to see her in the state she has been in. I am still not in a place that I can give my girl the amount of attention and snuggles and walks that I once could, and I know there is someone out there that does. This is not an easy choice for me, and I need to be sure she will be with the best human she could ever ask for.