Sunday, December 23, 2012

"The Dog Rules For Christmas"

A friend sent this to me the other day and it was just one of those things I had to share. If you are a dog lover, you will definitely like this one. I actually had no idea my Chihuahua really cared about the holidays!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Go Poop In Your Own Yard"

Ms Elizabeth loves her adventurous walks around the yard. Everyday there are new things to discover like, why are there two piles of poop in the yard? "I know these aren't mine" Elizabeth says as she strolls through the yard. "I bet they belong to the cat next door and now my fur people have to clean this mess up." Elizabeth strolls to the fence peeking through, "I see you cat and this is my yard over here. Go poop in your own yard." The cat comes strolling across the yard and stops, Ms. Elizabeth of course takes a step backwards. "You talking to me punk?" The cat sets there growling. Old Tom as he's known around the neighborhood is just a neighborhood Tom, who strolls every evening getting into trash cans, spraying in every one's yard which often the morning air smells of, "Eu de' cat piss" because of this. Ms. Elizabeth doesn't mind barking at him through the fence, knowing her fur people are always close by in case Old Tom decides to get froggy and pounce. Last summer, Old Tom decided to climb a tree with the nestlings of the Blue Jay's. Someone should have told him that there are a few species of birds that cat's just shouldn't mess with, Blue Jay being high up on the list. Ms Elizabeth sat on the porch barking, her fur owners laughed, "Should have read the book" Ms Elizabeth yelled out, barking as the Blue Jay's gave Old Tom the what for chasing him down the road. A short time later the Blue Jay's are back in the tree shrieking the call, "Cat, Cat!" We never noticed until that day that the Blue Jay's actually yell for the cats. Hmmm that's pretty odd... (Continued Soon)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Are You A Dog-A-Holic"

Good evening. My name is (...) and I am a dog-a-holic. I would like to welcome all of you to this months meeting of "Dog-A-Holics Anonymous." Some of you are here tonight because a friend of relative brought you here. You may be sitting here thinking that you are OK and that you really don't need any help. It's not easy to admit you are a dog-a-holic and it is even harder to bring yourself to a D.A.A. meeting for help. D.A.A. is here to assist you. I have some questions to ask. If you can answer YES to more than (3) of the following, you have come to the right place. Can you say "bitch" in public without blushing? Do you drive a station wagon, van, 4x4 when everyone else drives a real car? Do you have more than (1) car? One for you and one for the dogs? Do you spend your vacation/holiday's going to shows, specialties and seminars when everyone else is on a cruise? If you do go overseas, is it to London in March to attend Crufts? Do you discuss things at the dinner table that would make most doctors leave in disgust? Do you consider formal wear to be clean jeans and freshly washed tennis shoes? Is your interior decorator R.C. Steele? Was your furniture and carpeting chosen to match your dogs? Are your end tables really dog crates with table cloths thrown over them? Do you know the meaning of CD, CDX, UD, CGC, HIC, WC, JH, MH, CH and OTCH? Is your mail made up primarily of dog catalogs, dog magazines and premium lists? Do you get up before dawn to go to Training Classes? Dog Shows? Seminars? If you do have dresses. do they all have pockets? Do these pockets often contain freeze dried liver, Rollover or squeaky toys? When you meet a new person do you always ask them what kind of dog they have and pity them if they don't have one? Do you remember the name of their dog sooner than you remember their name? Do you find non dog people boring?

If you answered YES to one of the above... there is still hope. If you answered YES to two... you are in serious trouble. If you answered YES to three... you are in the right place. My advise to all of you with three or more YES's is to sit back, smile, turn to the smiling person next to you and know your life will always be filled with good friends and good dogs and it will never be boring.

~Anonymous Author- (Found many years ago and kept this. If you know who wrote this, please let me know so that I can give them proper credit)

Friday, April 6, 2012

"A Doggy Best Friend, Max"

I am saddened today. My little grandson who is three had to say goodbye to his bestest four legged buddy Max yesterday. I was four when I lost my first pet and cried for days. Max has been there since before Anthony was ever born. Max was fourteen years old and lived a good life. He was definately Anthony's friend thats for sure. Max was always the most gentle dog around him. He doesn't quite understand what has happened and even today has asked where Max is. I found a photo album with paw prints and we are going to make him a photo album with all the pictures of him and Max to carry around.
 
R.I.P Max

Friday, March 16, 2012

"Protecting Your Chihuahua From Accidents"

Extra care needs to be taken to protect your Chihuahua.
Chihuahua's have been known to fall victim to birds of prey, such as: owls, hawks, eagles...
They can also fall an easy victim to other wildlife as well as bigger dogs.
Traffic dangers are a biggy for the Chihuahua Breed.
Chihuahua's have also been known to make a meal for a snake. If you are a snake owner considering a Chi or vice versa, consider the risks.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Springtime=Flea Time"

With Spring just a few short weeks away, I guess now is a good time to mention this dreaded word, FLEAS. IDK has anyone else had a problem with fleas this winter? This has been an odd season. Normally in the winter we didn't have to worry about the fleas. They hibernated or something in the season. I guess with the season being unseasonably mild Ms Elizabeth has been battling this all season.
Somehow I think that the fleas are becoming immune to Frontline.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"The Chihuahua and the Potty Dilema"

It's really no big secret, that the task of housebreaking a Chihuahua can be hard. Because of their small size, they can easily get behind and under furniture and potty. If you don't realize sometimes it may not be spotted for days. By then your little sly one has went potty there quite a few times, so they seem to keep going back to that place. One idea is to use gates for small puppies and those who are having trouble in the potty training area. Don't allow them free roam of the house; otherwise you are trying to win a losing battle. The trick to housebreaking is to be consistent.
Some Basic Rules To Follow:
The very first thing you need to do is determine how you want to potty train. Will you be using papers/wee pads? Litter Box? Outdoors? No matter the method you choose, make sure your little one is taken to the specified potty area~ first thing in the morning...after each feeding...a few moments after you notice him/her drinking water...after exercise...after playtime...after waking from a nap...at least every few hours during the day...before bedtime... As early as possible, start by picking them up and bodily carrying them to the desired potty area. The key is to be consistent with potty training. Mine will potty outside unless it is very cold outside, and then they will just set and shiver and do nothing. We have back up potty plans going to wee pads and paper and also the litter box. We like traveling, so the pee pads have come in handy for motel visits.  I have had several people ask me how I got my Chihuahua to go to the litter box, so a Part II blog will be on litter box training your Chihuahua. I will try to have that up in the next couple days, so if you're interested keep checking back.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Biggest Dog Club of All (Feb 13th)

On February 13th our eyes will be glued to the TV set and tuned into the biggest Dog Club of them all, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. I like to watch several of the breeds show, but am partial to the toy breeds.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Everything I Learned, From my Chihuahua

I found this on the Internet, and reminded me of my Chihuahua and myself...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Memories of Tinker"

I shared my memories of Beth and Gidget, now for my memories of Tinker.
That goes way back to the 90's and the days of the old AOL message boards. I had just lost Beth and I was going thru all of those emotions of grief. To make a long story short I met his breeder on those old AOL message boards.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"A Misunderstood Breed"

I am owned by Chihuahuas.
Make no mistake if you have a Chihuahua, they pretty much own you.
Personally, I think the breed is often misunderstood.