Meet Widget. He was originally purchased by a family in the Var for 2,500 euros but after a while they decided they didn't want him - saying someone in the family was allergic to him.
He now has a wonderful forever home in the hill village of Sainte Agnes with a friend of mine, Anita. Happily she didn't have to pay anything like his original price.
I'm not always crazy about all Chihuahuas - so many I've met have been endlessly yappy and also aggressive. I suppose they are so small they feel they have to protect themselves. Little Widget isn't like that at all, he doesn't bark except when someone arrives and he's sweet and gentle and loves everyone.
He won me over! Totally adorable.