Cambria Hankin of Los Angeles treats Buddy, Stitch and Riah, her three Chihuahua mixes, like they were her children.
Buddy is the stubborn one. “You might have to stare at him when he puts his foot down.” Hankin said. It usually happens when Buddy doesn’t want to leave if they are visiting. “I have to say, ‘Don’t make me count to three. When I get to three, he knows his time is up. So I know they understand me,” she said.
She might use baby talk to ask: “Who is mama’s favorite boy?” she’ll ask and Buddy knows that answer, too.
“They are like kids. They just can’t talk in words. But they know how to push the limits to see how far they can go,” she said.