written by Jen Reichle
She is one pound of sass with a killer wardrobe – meet Wheels, a tiny Chihuahua whose huge story is taking over Instagram. Between her paw-forward fashion sense and cheeky diva personality, it is easy to see why she is an unstoppable star on the rise. This dog knows how to work it and stand apart from the pack. She has even caught the eye of Miley Cyrus, (one of Wheel’s Instagram followers) who refers to Wheels as “my soul mate”. That’s right, she is a tiny dog making a big entrance, and this little power house’s career is just getting started! Between her modeling and high powered marketing career, she can be a busy dog, but as luck would have it she is also one of our VIP Haute Couture clients. We just couldn’t resist passing up an opportunity to sit down one on one with Wheels to get the inside scoop on her road to fame and heart-wrenching beginning—So we called one of our favorite canine fashionistas for an interview!
Wheels is such a unique name; how did you get it?
You are quite the fashionista; what got you started down this path?
So with a busy modeling schedule, we are all wondering what do you do to relax?
I like to wait until Julie is watching TV or reading one of her books, and demand pets. Not too much of a problem if she is watching TV, but those books take up both of my hands (you heard me right, those human hands belong to me). So, I just start whining until Julie sets down her copy of the Pathagorean Source Book and starts my petting treatment session. I have it pretty good you know. Pets on demand and eleven personal beds (although Julie keeps trying to share my biggest one with me). I’ll let her for now, as long she provides human neck snuggles each morning.
Can you run us through a typical day with you and Julie?
Yes, but I’d like to go back to your sister, what is her name?
Speaking of dogs with difficult beginnings, you’ve had quite the tear-jerking start yourself…
With you and your sister’s unique conditions, do you ever encounter people who don’t understand you because you are different? If so, how do you handle it?
I’m sure they are out there, but I don’t pay them any mind. I honestly have no idea that I’m different. I mean, I don’t feel different. I’m just like any other dog really--I bark, I play, I snuggle, I go on adventures…the only real difference is how fabulously fashionable I am in comparison to other dogs. Can you believe some dogs run around in the nude? You won’t catch me being part of a nudist pack, I discovered how fun clothes are and I’m never looking back. But I digress, it’s like Julie says, the more love she put into my care, the greater the reward. She came to my rescue at a time when I wasn’t able to help myself. She has always been that type of person, a real hero to those in need, dogs and humans. After all she and I have been through, we share a bond that is hard to put into words. I know I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for her, and all the puppy kisses in the world can’t express how grateful I am but that doesn’t stop me from trying. The beauty of it is that at the end of the day, I think she knows and feels it too. Thank you Julie, you absolutely amazing human, for all you’ve done for me! You are one of those rare humans who make the world a better place to be.
That is such a beautiful connection you and Julie share. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us here Wheels—it is truly an amazing one and just keeps getting better! We’ll be keeping an eye out as the next exciting chapters unfold!
Thanks Jen! I just received more of your gorgeous Haute Couture hats—love them! It is so nice to have an on-call designer. I started whining for more, so Julie should be getting in touch with you again soon if she hasn’t already. It’s so important to keep my wardrobe fresh with the latest styles! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must go whine at Julie for slacking on her petting schedule…she has picked up one of those books of hers again. If she thinks she is sitting on my furniture and reading that alone, she has another thing coming.
Playfully Refined is passionate about animal rescue and donates 10% of each purchase to various rescues and shelters. This month (May 2016) our sponsored Charity is the Mia Foundation in honor of Wheels, Spokes, and their amazing human Julie. So what are you waiting for? Jump over to our shop and use your shopping superpowers to help save adorable doggie lives! It’s that simple (and fun).
A little about the Mia Foundation from their homepage:
“The Mia Foundation was developed to give animals born with birth defects a fighting chance. So many animals born with birth defects, such as cleft palates or missing limbs, are euthanized at birth. With a little work and a lot of love, these animals give back so much more than anyone could possibly imagine. All they need is a chance!”
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