Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Dogmas

Merry Christmas to all you furbabies out there. My chis were feeling quite special this morning when they got their new toys. They were so playful and love getting new playthings. How did you spend Christmas with your doggies?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Your Chis and Going On Vacation

Seems I haven't been here as often as I should be, and I am very sorry about that. I have been gone for the past couple of weekends. I wanted to take my darlings with me, but they seem to be more comfortable at home. Luckily, I have had someone at home to take care of them while I was away. What do you do with your fur babies when you leave out of town? Do you take them with you? Some leave them in a kennel. That's fine to do, as long as you find a place that you are happy with and takes good care of them. In that case, looking for a place well before you go on your trip seems to be better so you aren't in doubt when you leave. Some hire dog sitters, which can also be good. Finding a good dog sitter can be as hard as finding a good housekeeper. Ask around your friends and family to see who they use and how their credentials are. Always keep in mind, your dog loves being with you, but in some cases where the trips are for business, they may prefer to stay at home !!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Chis and Outdoor Cold Weather

I don't know about you, but my chihuahuas are strickly inside pets. However, there are many chi owners who let their chis outside. I believe they love smelling the cool air and feeling the cool ground beneath their feet. I know that when my front door is open, since the screen door is there to allow them to soak up some sun, they love sunbathing, but cannot be allowed to bathe there too long because they start panting terribly. In very cool, or cold weather, however, they need to have a sweater or coat on to protect their small little bodies from getting too cold. They shake and shiver when they are cold, as well at other times, but they should not be allowed to get too cold. There are so many cute sweaters out there these days, why wouldn't you want to dress them out when they go out? They might like going outside "in style".