This is a true story.
The pink binkit
is our personal pet name for Gypsy's most
treasured possession. It is from a
children's story book titled "Where Is My
Blanket" which chronicles a little kitten's
search for his favorite fuzzy blanket
calling, "where's my binkit?"
Gypsy is my family's
first experience with Chihuahua dogs, but I
had two as a child which I loved very much.
My family quickly learned of the Chihuahua
dogs' unique habit of "burrowing".
Chihuahuas are a warm-blooded breed with
sparse coats, especially the smooth coated
Chihuahuas, and will chill easily. It is a
universal trait of the Chihuahua breed to
burrow deep under covers and make a "nest"
to keep warm. I have devoted an entire page
on this site to tips for keeping your
I was so smitten with our new Chihuahua
puppy when we brought her home that I
purchased soft, fuzzy baby blankets for
Gypsy to nest in. One blanket became her
favorite right away...the pink binkit! At
first we thought our imaginations were
running wild, but as I added to her
selection of binkits in various colors she
still preferred pink above all others. That
is why was say pink is her signature color,
just like Julia Roberts in the movie "Steel
The Pink Binkit took on
even more significance in January of 2000
when Gypsy became mysteriously ill and spent
a week in the animal hospital. She was so
very sick...we thought we were going to
loose her! Through it all, though, she had
her Pink Binkit to comfort her. I would take
Gypsy a fresh, clean pink binkit when we
were allowed to visit. Or, the kind
caregivers at the animal hospital would wash
them for her. Slowly she recovered and has
been the picture of health ever since, but
to this day when we take Gypsy to the doctor
we always wrap her in . . . The Pink
We are forever
grateful to the doctors and staff at Harris Animal
Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia for all their expert and
loving care of our Chihuahua Gypsy throughout her life.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for saving her
life and for being so tender and loving to her every
time she comes to visit!