When Chihuahuas pass a mirror, they don’t see six pounds of a scrawny, pop-eyed rat-like creature. Instead, they see a wolf, red of tooth and claw. And when a Chihuahua owner sees his little dog, he doesn’t see a yappy, nasty, nippy little creature. He sees pure love. Like this:
It all started when I let a friend know that his particular breed of dog — the Labrador Retriever — has just been voted the most popular for the 25th year in a row. I added plaintively that I don’t understand why Chihuahuas weren’t on the list of most popular breeds. I happen to find them very endearing, not to mention easy to care for. Well, things got ugly from there, and I thought you might enjoy our exchange, which ended with my friend’s brilliant send-up of the whole social justice movement.
Ahem . . . a mystery then?
Your confusion is . . . . not justified.