Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Getting Ready For Vacation

Well, school is almost out and we will soon be heading up north to see my folks, whom I haven't seen in a couple of years. I am excited, but I will not be taking my precious chihuahua babies with me so it kind of saddens me. There are a great many who do take their dogs with them on vacation, however, my dogs are not used to being on a leash. I have decided that they would be better off staying here at home, where they are used to being. I am very fortunate though, because I have 2 sons and a daughter in law that will be here to watch after them. What do you do with your pets when you go on vacation? Do you use a kennel service, a dog-sitting service, or do you take them along with you?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Potty Training Mishaps

My dogs are by no means puppies anymore. They have been trained for quite a long time. But what about that dog who suddenly starts going pooh where he shouldn't? I have just recently discovered that one of my chihuahuas are now thinking that they are allowed to run into the main hall bathroom and do his business whenever that door isn't shut completely. He not only decides to pooh in the wrong place, but he has been doing his business on the rug. Not only that, it's always the most prettiest rug in that room, and when that rug isn't available, he goes on the shower rug. I don't know what's gotten into him that he thinks that he needs to do this. I had been trying to keep the door shut, but yesterday, I found that after everyone had left for work, someone had left open that door, and I caught Shorty-dog coming out of there, just in time, before he left his business on the floor. I know it's him because the other 2 chis I have don't like going in there because that's the bathroom where they get their baths at. Now, the question is, what can I do about this?

Friday, May 02, 2008

Chis and Fleas

Do you take your chihuahua outside or do they get any outdoor activity? Mine were constantly indoor guys but my hubby finally made a closed in porch right in front so they could go outside when the weather is nice and enjoy the breeze. I think it's wonderful and so do they but I also believe that the outside freely-running cats in the neighborhood have contributed to our flea problem. I recently purchased a bag of "bug out" for my lawn and hopefully it will work. I think that you must treat fleas indoors and outdoors if your chis are outside any at all. What do you use when using a flea control method? What works for your chis?