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Pet of the Week

Meet Nova the cutesy Chihuahua, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Nova the cutesy Chihuahua, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the Week - Nova Chihuahua
Nova is all go and is ready to go home with you.  Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: "Nova." Definition: new or young. Language of origin: Latin. I'll use it in a sentence: If you're looking for a cheap, old, used car, you might consider a Chevy Nova. Interesting story about the Chevy Nova. According to urban myth, the Nova was a sales disaster in Mexico because "no va" means "no go" in Spanish. Fact: the car sold very well in Mexico.

Birthdate: July 31, 2015. I'm a petite lady, and a dog, which means I have a long, long life ahead of me.

Ethnicity: I'm half-Chihuahua, half-Pomeranian — all-cute. I weigh a slender 8.2 pounds. Here's my deal: I will do best in a home with adults and older kids. I thrive in a quieter environment, without much craziness. You know those houses that the police get called to on COPS? That wouldn't be a good place for me.

Now, if you're a human and you're looking for a lifelong friend who'll never leave you, here's a tip. Just call one of those toll-free football betting tipsters. You know, the ones that say, "Call and get three free picks on a recording." Then they've got your number and every week you can expect a call asking, "How'd you do against your bookie last weekend." You will never stop the calls. It would be easier to get rid of a timeshare in Maui.

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, October 18, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."


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