Mr. Pink is my pandemic adopted dog. Pink is 3.75lbs, half the size of a normal Chihuahua. I started @smallest.of.the.small on Instagram to spread joy, comparing Mr. Pink's tiny size to the big world. Pink's story is one of overcoming adversity - a thrown away dog to finding a loving home. There needs to be more love and joy in the world. Mr. Pink is a little love bug with us. Pink prances when he is happy and confident. Mr. Pink LOVES tortilla chips and his Tiny Tents. He hikes, paddles, snowshoes and camps with us and our big dog, Nita. Pink loves van life, in our Sprinter (see my project about that), when we travel with him. Mr. Pink loves the outdoors, they soothe him.
Mr. Pink’s story is an interesting one. He was owner surrendered at Philadelphia animal shelter in 2020. We adopted Pink from a suburban animal rescue, desiring a snuggler and wanting to add a third dog to our pack. As an animal photographer I found him visually interesting because of his tiny size. Three weeks after adoption, Mr. Pink’s behavior changed, as is common for a rescued dog. I immediately enlisted the help of a behaviorist and veterinarian. She said Mr. Pink was terrified. We started taking a cooperative care approach with Mr. Pink and his behavior reverted back to a sweet little guy. He is still wary of strangers, but will warm up to people if given the chance. His tiny size comes with some challenges. Mr. Pink has a few neurological ticks, including prancing in place when he is happy.
Mr. Pink is a happy little tiny Chihuahua who loves exploring the big world. Pink has a growing Instagram audience of more than 76K and 13 reels with more than a million views each. Mr. Pink has also been featured by Instagram on their page. You can follow Mr. Pink's adventures at https://www.instagram.com/smallest.of.the.small. And here's a taste of that: