Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
- love ---- This is number one here because a chihuahua really wants to be loved on. They enjoy having love from "their" person.
- attention --- Oh boy do they love to have the attention! Chihauhuas normally expect to get most of the attention around the house and when they don't, they do things to get that attention. Chihuahuas demand quite a bit of attention. They love to play.
- time ---- This breed of dog really likes the companionship of their people. They love being on your lap, or perhaps right beside you wherever you sit. My dogs never give me the opportunity to sit on my favorite chair alone. My dog doesn't even like me being on my computer alone....she thinks she deserves to be on my lap looking on at all times.
- caring --- Chihuahuas need a caring owner, one who cares enough to be sure to look after their health issues, taking them to the vet when needed, keeping up on their shots, picking out the right kinds of foods for them (as they are very fussy eaters at times)
- understanding --- chis need someone who is going to understand that they do not really reach their grown adult life until they reach 2 years of age, and that means more time willing to take the time to train. Chis can be very stubborn and have a tendency to do things their own way and this is sometimes a bit hard. They need an owner who is understanding that they are a unique breed in their own right and wants to please their person but it may take longer than other breeds due to their stubborness. I think that patience is the key here as well. My chis love to bark, and that is not always easy to tame. But no matter what, I still love them just the same.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
This is miss Prissy and she is my pride and joy. This little lady is about 3 pounds in weight. She is very petite but oh boy !!!! Can she handle her own. She is not one to back down and she is fiercely loyal. Prissy is here, on the inside of the door, waiting for me to come in. She has gotten to be somewhat of a spoiled brat here of late, as she thinks that she has to be with me 24/7. Oh dogs are wonderful companions. She is a beauty for sure.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Shorty is a very gentle chihuahua, unless there's a visitor at the door.....then he turns into the biggest doggie in the whole wide world. We snapped this photo of him laying in his favorite place......which is our bed, of course. Shorty has his own kennel that he sleeps in at night, however, once we turn the family room's TV off at night, he feels that he is entitled to go to our room and sleep on his favorite pillow for at least an hour or so before he has to go to his own bed. Shorty has on a blue belly band, just in case you are wondering what that is, but we normally take it off at night, but on this night, he got settled into his favorite spot before we had a chance to get it off. He will whine like a baby all night long, if he doesn't get to lay on our bed for a short while every single night. Does your dog do anything so crazy as this? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments area.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Have you thought about what you are going to get for your chi? I offer some really unique napsack beds for your little chi. My chis love being covered up. They want to be "hidden" under the covers.....even in the summer with the air conditioning on. What better way to show them some love, by getting them a new bed? These snuggle beds are washable, reversible, and are nice and toasty warm for your fur baby to snuggle inside of. You can find them here http:www.barking-chihuahuas.com
Perhaps in the next couple of days, I will be uploading some pictures of some new ones I am making now for the fall and holiday season.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
This is my Abbey. Most of the time, we call her Abbolette. I don't know why but she knows her name either way. She is half chihuahua and half terrier. I have such a hard time with her and those darned fleas. I put some flea medicine on her, actually it was k-9 advantix on July 21st. Now, this is not cheap to use either. It is now 2 weeks and we are already seeing fleas AGAIN. I just don't know what else to try. I have tried them all with no success....unless you call 2 weeks a good deal for the price you pay on that flea med. If anyone else has something that really works, I would love to know what it is.....thanks
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Now I ask you, what will a dog do to get a good scratchin? Shorty loves to have his back legs and his hiney scratched... he loves it so much that he is willing to go to all sorts of measures to have it done. This silly dog is such a sweetie. Shorty is very calm, laid back and loves getting attention....but don't they all? He is wearing a male belly band, just in case you are wondering what's on him. He thinks that he needs to "mark" his territory EVERYWHERE in the house and has done so way too many times until I made this for him and he wears it while we are gone at work. He is a very patient dog and will stand really still for me to put it on him. You can have a belly band for your male dog if you like by visiting my website at http://www.barking-chihuahuas.com
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Have you ever seen such a silly site? Shorty just absolutely loves being covered up...Just so happens, his bed was being washed, so he took it upon himself to sandwich in between the sofa pillows. This dog is so tiny that you really have to watch where you sit. He weighs about 2 pounds. It's funny how one litter of chihuahuas can be so different within the same litter. All of his brothers and sisters are much larger than he is. He has such tiny paws and legs. His siblings do not. Chihuahuas can have a litter that has many different color patterns as well. The parents were tan and brown colors. Funny, isn't it?
Friday, July 06, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
I made a new dog napsack and I am so happy with it. I love the beautiful vibrant colors that is in the fleece material inside. I made this with the hopes of selling it, but I almost gave it to my own doggies. They really don't need it though, as they have alot of beds and blankies to sleep with. Right now it just seems so hot for them, but with air conditioning in the house, I still see them shiver. If you are interested in this dog napsack, I only have one and it can be found at my website.http://www.barking-chihuahuas.com
Friday, June 29, 2007
This is my Abbey. Great dog too. Abbey was supposed to be full-blooded chihuahua. My oldest daughter gave her to me about 4 Christmas's ago. She suprized me, knowing that I was hunting for a chihuahua. Abbey was bought up in Oklahoma from a home breeder. She was supposed to be a long-hair. As Abbey started growing up, I was at the vet one day and I noticed that Abbey was starting to look a little different. Other than Chihuahua. One day, I went to visit my daughter and we went to see the breeder, because I wanted to see the parents. Yes, mother was chihuahua. Father was running around too...and he also was chi. However, the lady had one big terrier dog running around of which she claimed to be "sterile". Well, I had a big laugh once I got back into the car and headed home. My Abbey looked just like the terrier, the one that was supposed to be sterile. I love Abbey and she is a wonderful dog. She is kind, gentle and has all the characteristics of a chihuahua......but her father HAD to have been that "supposed sterile" terrier. She looks exactly like him now, and she is 4. Lesson here is that when you are looking for a chihuahua....make sure you do alot of legwork and check out your breeder. But the final word here is that no matter IF she is not a full blooded chi, she is still the best darned dog a girl could have. She has been one of THE BEST dogs EVER !!!! And I am so glad that I have her.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Meet Shorty. He is such a lovable dog. He is 2 1/2 years old and he is only 2 lbs. Shorty is extremely gentle, very loving and is spoiled rotten. He loves playing with my hubby's socks. He loves being under the covers, laying beside us sleeping. He is ferocious when it comes to someone coming to the door that he does not know. But if he knows who it is, he is more than playful, he is downright flirtacious. What a wonderful chihuahua.
Friday, June 22, 2007
This is Miss Prissy. She is a special dog indeed. Prissy is my baby and she owns me. I never dreamed that I would have a dog so different from the rest. Prissy is just 2 years old. She weighs about 4 pounds. She is sleek and slim and a ball full of energy. Prissy is the stinker of the family and loves to have her own way. She is daring and bold, insisting to have her own way. Sometimes she likes to get right up under my neck while I am trying to watch tv, which can be somewhat annoying when you can no longer see the tv screen because of her big head in the way, but I am so thankful that I have her. She is just a wonderful companion. Do you have that kind of companion in your dog?
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
My chihuahuas are my fur babies, but what do you do when family comes in from out of town and your fur babies, don't know them, or recognize them? First of all, if there are children involved, sometimes it's best to keep your fur babies somewhat guarded in their kennels until they are ready to come out. My fur babies absolutely love my family that just came down, even my grand daughter who is only 18 months. But alot of chis are not used to little children. Please take caution, especially if they are not used to being around little ones, because not only do your chi's get nervous and anxious, it can also be intimidating to a young child, not knowing what to do if your chi barks at them. In my case, thank goodness my chi's were good with the visit.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
This is my shorty dog. He is pretty laid back. This is something that I need to be doing folks. Sometimes I get so busy that I need to take an example from my little dog here and just do what he does: NOTHING. Our day to day lives get so busy that we don't take the time to breathe for just a second. There's always something that I am doing around here whether it be cooking, cleaning, laundry, childcare, but today I think that I am going to take a small break and follow this dog's example. "Take time to smell the roses" as they say, to get a little break today. When it's over, you can start all over again. That laundry can wait 30 minutes !!!!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I have to say, I think that my chis are very special. They have their own personality. What makes them so cute? Well, my "Prissy" is a very special indeed. When I picked her out, she was just the tiniest thing, crawling around in a large box with her littermates. She played with the others, but when I picked her up, she was very calm and still. I proceeded to pick all of them up, one by one. Nope, That small, blackish and tan female was the one I had to have. Now, at the time, I was not expecting to get another chi. My hubby already had one named Shorty, and he was so quiet and calm. He was one that stuck to me and was a great companion. But, my hubby knew that along time ago, I wanted a chihuahua. So, I picked her out and told him "Her name is Prissy". Soon, about 3 or 4 weeks later, she would come home. She was about 7 weeks old when I brought her home. She was a sweet girl. She adapted very well to our household. Let me tell you what !!! This girl has alot of personality. She is now almost 2 years old and she thinks that she owns me. She does not let my hubby kiss me without her being in our faces trying to lick my lips. She has to be with me at all times. When I am on the computer, most of the time, she will be on my lap. When I watch tv, she's right there with me. Prissy is now the boss of the house, and she lets everyone know about it. She is a true character, indeed.Tags: chihuahuas, chihuahua personality, a great dog
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Getting a chihuahua is really a wonderful thing. But please do your research before just rushing out and buying one. Chihuahuas are a very loyal breed. They are loving, but tend to prefer one or two people out of a family rather than loving them all the same, and in my experience, they prefer adults to children. They are not guard dogs but make excellent watch dogs. Being the smallest breed of dog, they are very brave. They will stand up to a very large dog not even realizing how small they are. They do tend to bark alot, they have a tendency to shake, which is normal. They may shake when they are happy, as well as when they are scared or cold. Most chihuahuas are very much lap dogs and love to be with "their" person. Chihuahuas love to burrow under the covers and snuggle up as they do get cold easier than other breed of dogs. They are finicky eaters and do not like to potty on the papers when the papers are already soiled. They like it clean when they go or they may tend to potty "off" the paper spot. Chihuahuas have a mind of their own but are such a sweet dog that you will be glad you got one. Here is my website link where you can find out more about chihuahuas.http://www.barking-chihuahuas.com
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Now, I got the house all spiffed up, dogs happy and the rest of the day is about rest. Think I will go and check out some of my favorite sites http://dogster.com
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I went to walmart and bought newborn preemie diapers and to no avail.
So, I searched some more and came up with a solution thus making belly bands. They work so well that I can now rest and not have to worry when I am working that he is able to lift that leg and it all goes to the pad inside the belly band. What can I say, he's just a male dog and he's doing his thing, only now, it's not destroying all my things. That makes me a happy camper indeed !
Monday, April 16, 2007
I also ran to the mail box to mail off a dog napsack and a couple of belly bands. My dogs were so excited to see me come back home, just like I had been gone all day or something. Aren't dogs wonderful? They are always happy to see you. Now that all my chores are done for the day and I am sitting here with my laptop, my babies are happy and guess what they are doing right now? SLEEPING !!!!!!! those crazy dogs of mine.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I know, I know, many a people say that they gave human food to their dogs and they did just fine. That is all good for them, however, they get things that are good for them in their own food, as long as you choose something healthy for them. Something that has the first ingredient being a meat.
Choose their food wisely. And about the sad eyes, well, I still haven't found a way to conquer that one yet.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, thank goodness, my food was safe. What ever food that you choose, you can always go by this fact. Reading the label on the food ingredients to make sure that a meat is always listed first. If it says corn meal first, then you are paying for that. Dogs seems to do better with lamb or chicken listed first but mine do like beef. Beef can be an allergen to them if they are so proned to be allergic. When choosing a dog food, it might be a good idea to ask your vet about it, research it online and ask around about it. Then, follow the guidelines to how much to feed. Overfeeding them because they have those big sad eyes looking at you will only make them gain too much weight. As for treats, there are so many to choose from. I don't feed my dogs any of the nylabone or any chews because I am afraid of them biting off too much and choking. However, I do give them dog cookies. Make sure you keep up on the brushing of their teeth on a regular basis to keep the tarter away. Chihuahuas can get tarter easily.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Anyone out there have any suggestions on dog food which is really good, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy? any comments would be appreciated.