A couple of weeks ago a Chihuahua named Prancer shot to internet fame when his foster mom, Tyfanee Fortuna, wrote a brutally honest post on Facebook in the hopes someone would adopt him.
While she didn’t hold out much faith that someone would actually want a “neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating dog” that looks like a “gremlin,” still she had to try.
And good thing she did, because folks, dreams really can come true. (Prancer’s pretty happy too.)
We’re happy to report that Tyfanee has been freed from the “grips of the demonic chihuahua hellscape” that she had been imprisoned in for the past few months and Prancer is now haunting his forever home. Bless.
It turns out that someone WAS in the market for a “haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children.” Who knew?
Ariel Davis from New Haven, Connecticut, saw Tyfanee’s post and was immediately drawn to the pint-sized little beastie.
In an interview with the Today Show, she said he reminded her a lot of a previous dog she had owned that she had to re-home when she attended rehab for marijuana addiction a few years ago:
I had a dog that I adopted probably about seven years ago and I raised him from a puppy and he was a Chihuahua/Jack RusselL Terrier mix. He had a lot of the same qualities as Prancer, he was a little neurotic and he barked a lot and he didn’t work well with other people and other animals. I spent a lot of time working with him and understanding his personality and learning about myself through him.”
Now almost three years clean and working at the rehabilitation center, she was ready for another four-legged doggy companion.
And she thought that Prancer would be the perfect fit. Or more accurately, that she would be the perfect fit for Prancer. She did, after all, fit all the criteria he was looking for in a perfect mate: Single, lesbian, no men, no animals, no children.
She emailed the Second Chance Pet Adoption League in New Jersey to find out if Prancer had been adopted. Unsurprisingly he was still available.
In her email she wrote:
“Reading about Prancer brought back intense memories of the dog I still love so much. They were very similar in demeanor and looking into Prancer’s eyes in those pictures I saw the little sh-t Doodle I love so much (I say this lovingly!)… I am not looking to replace Doodle, but I am looking for a companion that I can take proper care of and give a loving home.”
Instead, she got her very own “Chucky doll in a dog’s body.” But you know, close enough.
After being contacted by the shelter, Davis drove down to New Jersey for a little meet-and-greet. She ended up adopting Prancer on the spot.
“I got there and we just connected. Prancer took pretty well to me. Eventually, I took Prancer for a walk and he wasn’t nipping at me or biting at my heels. We just got along. With my story and the fact that I didn’t come off as incredibly crazy just kind of meshed and everything seemed to go well. He went home with me that day. He was a perfect little gentleman in the car.”
(And I hate to be the one to break it to her but acting like a perfect little gentleman in the beginning is his MO. Did she learn nothing from Tyfanee’s post??)
It’s now been a week and Prancer is settling into his new home. He enjoys walking, snuggling, McDonald’s, car rides, and bear poop, apparently. It sounds like he’s living his best life.
But just in case you’re worried his newfound love has tamed the devil within, don’t be. Davis posted the following picture to his Instagram account, prancerthechihuahua, with the caption:
“Channeling my demonic side to remind mom why I’m famous!”
It would seem that you can take the dog out of the hellscape of his own making but you can’t take the demon out of the dog.
In all seriousness, we’re so happy that Prancer has found his furever home. And to his new owner, we would just like to say, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” But we doubt it.
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