Emma: Cleft Palate Chihuahua

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Emma is a tiny Chihuahua born in 2008 with a cleft palate, cleft lip and craniofacial deformities. She turned 4 years old on August 4th 2012 and is approximately 30 ounces in weight.

Emma was rescued at just hours old – tube fed for the first 9 months of her life – has endured 6 surgeries (all, for the most part, to no avail) – and her skull is still wide open in many areas, leaving nothing between her tiny brain and the world but a paper thin layer of skin. She doesn’t “live the life of a dog” – because the world is just much too dangerous for her – but she is a brilliant, sweet spirited, blissfully content little girl ~ and the light of our lives!!

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6 thoughts on “Emma: Cleft Palate Chihuahua”

  1. Bless her owners for seeing the beautiful life and spirit of this dog and never giving up! What an amazing little dog!

  2. I am so glad to see little Emma is still doing well! Me and my little Chi say hello, and Merry Christmas! She was so worth saving as she inspires with just her little spunky spirit! We’ve put about $5000 into our little chi’s bad knees, for surgery, and she is worth every dime. We were blessed with her kind spirit and loving demeanor, also!


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