Perhaps you — like me, and every other gay person I know on Twitter — were recently taken with the story of the very angry man-hating chihuahua looking for a home. Prancer sprang to notoriety a few weeks ago when his foster mom posted an ad about him that called him a “vessel for a traumatized Victorian child” and a “neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating dog that looks like gremlin” and the embodiment of “that episode of The Office where Michael Scott silently whispers ‘I’ll kill you’ to Toby.” And yet, his foster mom insisted that in the right home — preferably the home of a lesbian or a pair of lesbians, and no other living things — Prancer could thrive.
Well, guess what? Ariel Davis, a 36-year-old lesbian from Connecticut saw that ad, thought to herself “Why not?” and adopted Prancer! “What’s the worst that could happen?” she asked herself, somehow, after living through the last 18 months. And her optimism paid off! She told The Today Show that adopting Prancer was one of the best days of her life!
“I’m a single woman, I’m a single lesbian, I live with another woman, I don’t have any men in my life, I work in a women’s rehab, I don’t have any other animals. It just felt like a perfect match,” she said.
She even started an Instagram for Prancer! He seems very grumpy and also very happy!
I, of course, reached out to Autostraddle’s favorite chihuahua, Carol Aird Tinkerbell Junior Bernard, for comment.
“As a fellow chihuahua who is 50% tremble, I am heartened to see that there is a home for every one of us. For example, I probably would’ve been put out to pasture had my heroic parent Riese not rescued me from the animal shelter, where I was surrounded by a scourge Prancer knows well: other dogs!!!!!!!!!!!,” Carol told me. “I still have NO idea why other animals exist. Squirrels??? WHY?!!! Anyhow, although I LOVE people of all genders and therefore am a more desirable houseguest than Prancer, I am pleased to see other smart chihuahuas find homes with lesbians in the twilight years of their thirties. I wish this dog all the best and I hope he never crosses my path.”
We, too, wish Prancer the very best life and the great good fortune to not have to get into an internet war with lesbian fandom’s original favorite chihuahua, Carol the Dog.