Saying that one of the country’s biggest problems has been solved, a team of scientists from Luxembourg have created the Nanohuahua, a microscopic dog that is finally small enough to please local grandmothers.

“For too long, local grannies have been stuck getting dogs that are too big,” said Dr. Henrick Zolantin, who oversaw the University of Wiltz researchers. “Toy terriers, pugs, Pekingese: they might seem tiny to most of us, but to many grannies, these pets get heavy after only 10 or 15 minutes.”

When fully grown, the Nanohuahua measures just under a tenth of a millimeter, which means it’s large enough to remain visible with a portable microscope so grannies can show it off to their friends during their daily walks down the street, but small enough to be transported on freshly manicured fingernails, long dangly pendants, and other things grandmothers love.

“As for how to take care of these dogs, they’re like any other breed,” Zolantin said. “Except that they need to be kept in a petri dish at night and fed with a few drops of nutrient soup, and too much exposure to UV rays can fry them.”

“The best part is you don’t even have to clean up after them,” he added. “Because household bacteria and other microorganisms will be happy to consume this cute canine’s microscopic droppings.”

For grannies that need dogs for a measure of protection, they can still rely on the Nanohuahua, says Zolantin.

“If there’s an intruder, the dog will emit a high-pitched noise that, while inaudible to humans, will alert other dogs in the neighbourhood to start barking.”