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Pet of the Week

Meet BonBon the charming Chihuahua mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet BonBon the charming Chihuahua mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - BonBon Chihuahua
Little BonBon is terrified of the shelter and ready to go home with you today.  Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: BonBon, as in ... I don't know who names these dogs at Citizens for Animal Protection, but I'm buying them a baby name book. Sticking a poor innocent pooch with a moniker like BonBon could wreck her emotionally. Usually, I list a bunch of celebrities with the same name as our featured dog, but I couldn't find any, even the ladies at the Men's Club pass on BonBon as their stage name. So instead, let's explain the difference between a bonbon and a truffle.

Basically, a bonbon has a candy, fruit, or nutty center, with chocolate on the outside, while a truffle has chocolate in the middle and candy, fruit, or nuts on the outside. But in reality, to most people they're interchangeable.

Birthdate: February 17, 2019. I'm practically a newborn and way too young to be stuck in a shelter. Help get me outta here.

Ethnicity: I'm a petite, short court Chihuahua mix. I weight a trifling 6.8 pounds. Here's my deal. I'm not going to sugarcoat it, even if my name is BonBon.

I'm scared being at the shelter. I'm the youngest pup in the whole joint, and all this barking and commotion upsets me. I'd probably do better in a home without children, at least no kids now. I'll do fine with the kiddos after I settle in and take over your home. Once I get to know you, I'm a real lovey-dovey cutie-pie. Included in your pittance of an adoption fee: grooming, spaying, and a full medical checkup. So let's get moving, okay?

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, May 17, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.

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