Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Very Smart Dogs

I wonder sometimes, how much my chis can actually understand. I know that they can read between the lines, so to speak. The past several days, I have been a little down and out feeling and I know that my dogs are right there for me. It's almost like they have this sense about them. They have clung to me and followed me even more than normal. Well, my prissy dog always clings, but shorty most definetly clings to his dady when he is home because prissy usually intimidates him away from me, but these past few days, shorty has been right by my side. I can't tell you how much comfort they have been for me during these times. I believe that most dogs are smarter than we think they are. And boy am I glad about that. Do you have a very faithful dog ?

Monday, May 21, 2007

chihuahuas and family visitors

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

Take a break like our dogs do

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

slowing down this blog

I think that this blog will slow down quite a bit now for awhile as I am trying to keep up with a couple of other blogs and my website for

Thursday, May 10, 2007

What makes your chihuahua special?

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: , ,

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bling- bling for your chihuahua

Nowadays, there are so many people who love to dress their chihuahuas. They look so adorable all dressed up. I have seen so many websites with cute clothing. I don't dress my babies, as they are inside dogs and don't much like to be out. But I love putting on bling bling type collars. I just so happen to take my female's collar off at night because she sleeps with an old blankie and I don't want to take the chance of it getting caught up on it. But every morning, I put her collar back on. She feels all fancy with it on. My shorty dog wears a beaded collar of all things.. He feels special with that on I tell ya. Some people prefer to have a harness on their chi, and that's good too...just be sure that it fits and isn't too tight on them.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Chihuahuas and backward sneezes

Now that you have your chihuahua, you are finding more and more about them every day. They are picky, finicky eaters, loving, protective, and then one day you hear this really weird noise come from them. You stop and wonder, what in the heck was that? IT sounds like a cough? Well, it's called a backward sneeze. It is very common in chihuahuas. They are very tiny dogs and have a small windpipe. Sometimes they will do this, and then there are times that they won't do it at all. Sometimes calling their name, or massaging them or trying to distract their attention will calm this down. It can also sound like a honk noise.

Friday, May 04, 2007

keeping up with yearly shots

keeping up with the yearly rabies shots can be a very important thing for your fur babies. There are some that will say that chihuahuas can get by with their shots every other year but there is alot of hearsay over this so I just follow what my vet tells me to do with my babies. Now, it's time for my half chi/half terrier to have her rabies shot. I need to find the time to make that all-important appointment. After all, it's important plus, if you have to have a grooming, that must be kept up to date to get that done.