Kimberly Robinson
Chewy is a very cute Lhasa Apso and people love to pet him, but he's loyal only to his owner Sabrina.

Pet of the week: Chewy is so cute everyone wants to pet him

Sabrina Tuilaepa got her dog Chewy from a breeder in Olympia approximately 8 months ago. He's a Lhasa Apso and is a bright, curious, and loving little dog.

His name is of course a reference to the famous Star Wars character, "He used to look like Chewbacca when he had hair," Tuilaepa said.

His diet is in transition at the moment from dry food to more of a raw food diet and treats for him are the dried liver snacks.

Angela Aguilar is Sabrina's aunt and knows Chewy well too. She said that he "chases his tail all the time. It's hilarious. He's like a cat."

Sabrina, at one point left town for a month, and had to leave Chewy behind.
When she came back she was surprised. "Chewy didn't recognize me! I was heartbroken," she said, "So I sat with him for awhile and he started following me around again. I'm like his mom."

He's such a cute dog that he attracts a lot of attention. But that's not something Chewy prefers. "He doesn't like when people come up and try to grab him," Sabrina explained, "because it always happens. This lady at the Pike Place Market was like, 'You should charge people to take pictures with your dog,' and I was like, 'No, I'm OK."

Chewy knows he is cute. "I talk to him in a baby voice all the time," Sabrina said," and he comes and snuggles up by me."

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