Okay, so our family decided to get a pug. We started looking for them, and of course there are like no pug rescues or breeders in Utah, cuz well, there's NOTHING in Utah... Anyway, we found one at the Provo animal shelter, but it wasn't available for adoption until yesterday at the "adopt-a-thon" at Petsmart. Alright, so right away, that means competition. Grrr. Well, we went over there, got there before they opened, were the first ones to brave standing out in the cold to get in line at the front door (yeah, we are pathetic, so SHHHH) we went over, saw the dog, got our application in first, (it's supposed to be first come, first serve, as long as you have an accepted application,) and waited... and waited, and waited. Well, we waited for a good long hour for them to go over the applications and pick who got to adopt the dogs. Of course, there were the most applications for the dog we wanted, but we felt okay about it. Well, stupid us! Or stupid THEM I should say! I went over and asked the lady if a family had been chosen for the pug, and she says, "oh, your application was great, and we would have chosen you if it weren't for your other dog." So I say, "We don't have another dog." and she points to the line on the application where it asks about other pets, and Dave had written in "chinchillas." And I said, "those are chinchillas, NOT a chihuahua," and she goes, "oh, well, the dog doesn't get along with cats either." So, in my head I am going, "OMG, and you work for an animal shelter!?!?!" But in reality I say, "Oh, no, they are rodents... They have their own room, live in cages, and the dog would never even be near that room. And she's like, "oh, sorry about that. We just adopted her to another family."
Anyway, it was pretty freaking irritating. LOL.
Does everyone automatically look at the word chinchilla, and think "chihuahua?"