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Mama And “The Kids”

November 21, 2008

About two months ago, my daughter and her dog Mama moved in with me. Now the house has three Chihuahuas and one Staffordshire Terrier. Her name is Mama and is the most wonderful dog you could ever have. She is potty trained, doesn’t dig in the yard, doesn’t tear up furniture, and is really loveable. She only has one problem….

Mam thinks she is a little dog and wants to play with Jonesy, Sissy and Tinky. She has good intentions but gets a little rough for three Chihuahuas. She play bows with her ears up, barks and then bats at them with her paws. She loves to take a flying leap and chase them. When she gets to them, she pounces. One time she jumped up on the couch and nuzzled Tinky with her nose and threw her off the couch which landed Tinky on the floor. Other than that, they get along just great.  Although Jonesy, Tinky and Sissy keep a steady eyeball on her at all times.

In order for Jonesy, Sissy and Tinky to be able to go outside and get a little exercise and sunshine, I have to keep Mama indoors and close the sliding glass door.

Here is a picture of Mama and “The Kids”. She wants to go outside and play.  With the door closed, they feel really safe.

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“NANNER NANNER NANNER…CAN’T GET ME!

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LOOK AT THIS FACE….SHE’S JUST A WIDDLE PUPPY THAT CAN DO NO HARM.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can keep Mama from pouncing on the dogs. We have tried rattling soda cans with pennies in it and she does stop. She tends to forget and will do it again. She’s five years old, but thinks she’s a small puppy. HELP!

I FOUND A YOUTUBE VIDEO. THIS COULD BE MAMA AND JONESY!

NOW WHY CAN’T THEY PLAY LIKE THIS?

HEY…DONTCHA THINK IT MIGHT JUST BE  THREE CHIHUAHUAS WITH ATTATOOOOODS?

GRADUATION DAY!

November 14, 2008

tinkys-graduation-1I am not the best mannered little Chi in my house. There is a lot of things that I did that drove my mom crazy. I think they are a lot of fun. What’s wrong with jumping up and down and getting all excited when it’s breakfast time. I get so excited when I see the leash that my mom can’t get the leash on me. Darting out of the door is fun too.

But alas….my mom had enough and she took me to PetSmart to learn a few manners. Last week was graduation. They had a little graduation cap and I had my picture taken with Rachelle, my trainer. I also got a Certificate! Woo hoo.

At first it was really hard because I did not want to be there. I just wanted to be in my mom’s lap all the time. I didn’t like the other dogs, and I did not like the treats. So there!

Anyway, I came around and I learned a lot of neat things. Now I have manners. I now say, “Please” and “Thank you.” heh heh My IQ has also zoomed up to 9,423.

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RACHELLE (AKA “MEL”) AND ME

A CARD FROM DENNIS THE VIZSLA DOG

July 16, 2008

Hey everyone, it’s Sissy. I just want to tell everyone that my mom got a card from Dennis the Vizsla Dog the other day. It was a “Thank You” for all the loot that he got from her when he won her caption contest.  Mom was so excited when the mail man letter carrier brought the card to her. It also had a little note from Trouble the Kitty. Imagine that! Dennis must have given Trouble the Kitty some of that liquid mom sent to her. Mom sent Trouble the Kitty some liquid catnip knowing that Trouble would leave her attitude at the door and treat Dennis with the respect that he deserves.

Ennyway…. here is a picture of the card Dennis made for mom. Since mom has a cheap Kodak Easy Share camera that doesn’t take good pictures close up, you will have to put on your glasses and I will have to translate it for you. The card says:

“THANKS!”

(Isn’t this a handsome picture of Dennis? And he’s wearing a kerchief too. I am looking for his pipe. Hey Dennis, are you married? Uh, never mind Dennis…it wouldn’t work out….I’ve been spayed, and besides May-September romances don’t work out either. Ennyway…I digress. My bad!)

 TROUBLE THE KITTY SAYS, “HELLO KATHRYN, THIS IS TROUBLE THE KITTY. THANK YOU FOR THE CATNIP TREAT. IS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DESERVE.”

DENNIS SAYS HELLO KATHRYN IT’S DENNIS THE VIZSLA DOG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WUDERFUL LOOT IT WUZ VERRY KIND AND JENERUS OF YOO TO SEND ME SO MUCH STUF AND I HAV DESIDED TO TAYK YORE ADVICE AND GIV THE LIKWID TO TROUBLE THE KITTY WE WILL SEE IF IT IMPROOVS HER DIS…DISP…IF IT GIVES HER A BETTER ATTITOOD OK BYE.”

And look….Trouble the Kitty and Dennis the Vizsla Dog even signed the card with real live ink!

Mom really loved the card. She said that when someone thanks you for something that doesn’t need to be thanked for, then they have a lot of manners. Dennis, mom says you have a lot of manners.

Now the card is sitting on the buffet along with all the Mother’s Day cards that she received in May! I will have to look at that card until Christmas when she has to take all the old cards off the buffet to make room for Birthday and Christmas cards. Then she transfers all her cards into a really nice big tin with a lid. Humans! I can’t seem to figure them out.

Happy 4th of July!

July 3, 2008

Well, it’s going to be 4th of July tomorrow and all heck will break loose. Although it has been pretty quiet so far this year. Usually….a week before the 4th, the neighbors light fireworks and we bark ourselves into  frenzy. We’re going to ask mom to get us some ear plugs this year.

We want to wish all our doggy bloggy friends, their humans and everyone else that doesn’t fit into that category (like kitties, gophers ferrets, squirrels a very Happy 4th of July!

JONESY, SISSY AND TINKY

SNIFFIN’ FOR CONTRABAND

June 30, 2008

Hey everyone, it’s Sissy. I bet you didn’t know that not only am I a Chihuahua,  I am a working dog. My “Official” working dog title is “Bag Sniffer”. It is my job to check all bags coming into the house, right at the front door. You never know what could be in those bags. Maybe there is a chip in there that I can savor!. Like a drug sniffing dog, I am highly trained to sniff out and detect any type of contraband, such as stuffies, squeakies, bones and bully sticks. There is  nothing that comes and goes through this house that I don’t know about.  NOTHING…I tell ya!

 THIS BAG SMELL VEEERY SUSPICIOUS……

 UH OH…I HAVE A BULLY STICK HIT!…… 

THIS HAS TO BE CONFISCATED, MARKED AS EXHIBIT “A”, AND HANDED OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES…. 

 THANK GOODNESS…I’M THE AUTHORITIES!

 

UGLY GUS

June 27, 2008

The 20th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest was held last Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.  Unfortunately the World’s Ugliest Dog contest was not aired on TV, so most of America missed it. Luckily, it will air on Animal Planet in October.

Seven year old Gus, a pedigree Chinese crested won hands down. Gus is toothless, three legged (one amputated because of a skin tumor) , missing one eye (lost to a tomcat in a cat fight) , and has no hair except for a little white tuft on the top of his head. Gus is so hairless that his official color is pink and black. His tail looks like it belongs on a rat.

Since Gus was diagnosed with skin cancer, he couldn’t attend last years competition because the chemotherapy had worn down his immune system. He had a relapse in January, and is currently facing radiation treatments. But that didn’t stop Gus, who came all the way from St. Petersburg Florida to compete this year.

Despite all of Gus’s hardships, he is well loved by his owners, mother and daughter Jeanenne and Janey Teed. Gus was adopted by Jeannene and her 16 year old daughter Janey through word of mouth when they discovered  he was being neglected and kept in a crate in a garage of someones home. They are going to make good use of Gus’s $1,600.00 winnings by putting it towards his radiation treatments.

I am thinking of Gus and he will be in my prayers. He is a tough little guy and I have all the confidence that he will get well soon.

Don’t you just love Gus? I know I do! 

SCARY TEETH

June 26, 2008

Pedro at Vote For Pedro has some pretty scary teeth. But they don’t compare to Jonesy who has scary teeth AND  even SCARIER eyes! He is even scaring Tinky! And he was only yawning!

I know you thought Jonesy was a sweet little namby pamby wimpy boy, but you haven’t seen his darker side…just look at that mean assed dog. Why he can attack your ankles and lick them until you cry, “Uncle”. Yeah, “Don’t Mess With The Zohan.”

 Hey all you doggies out there…do you have scary teeth? Are they scarier than Jonesy’s? I want to see them. What do you say?

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

June 25, 2008

 As you all know, I posted a picture of these three dogs and asked my bloggy friends if they would like to put their own caption to the pictuure. I had a lot of responses which were all very funny.  In order to keep everything on the up and up, I had my co-workers decide who they thought had the best caption.

The ballots are in, and once again, they  were transferred over to the CPA (Chihuahua Public Accounting) firm of Jones, Siss and Tink for their tabulation of the results. The results are a secret until they are handed over to me and I read them live on my blog. 

I now have in my hand, three envelopes that were just handed to me. The winners will be honered with the MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE CASE OF BLOGDOM AWARD! Yes, this award means nothing. But, if it means something to you, you can take this picture and the honor and post it on your sidebar, or you may not….

And the winners are…….

 Rusty at Chasing Squirrels With Rusty

 

 Rusty’s Caption: “You Might Be A Redneck If You Take Pictures of Your Dogs Wearing Bubba Teeth!”

Dennis at Dennis’ Diary of Destruction 

    Dennis’s Caption: “Hi, I’m Larry, This Is My Brother Darryl, And This Is My Other Brother Darryl!”                                           

                                        Patrick & Jack at The Puppy Dog Blog 

 Patrick & Jack’s Caption: “The Three Amigos…Dumb, Dumber And Dumbest.”

I really appreciate everyone’s participation. This is what makes blogging so much fun. I  would like to send Rusty, Dennis, and Patrick & Jack a SURPRISE for their winning the caption contest. If you are interested, please email me your address and I will ship it off to you right away! Thanks everyone for participating! 

 

 

CHIHUAHUA RACES ~ UPDATE

June 25, 2008

Last May I posted about Chloe who won the fastest Chihuahua at the Petco unleashed competition. I just received an email from Chloe’s mom Trina, with an update on Chloe’. They had a television debut on ABC 7/KGO and Trina wrote,

“Hello Everyone!

Here’s the clip of our television deput — har har!

The Annual Chihuahua Race is Back: 6/20

We had a great time at the ABC 7/KGO . Chloe finished 2nd, I think?

 ***You will notice from the video that Chloe’ didn’t “sprint” like her usual. She instead hopped, pranced and chased after Manny (View from The Bay Winner) —Haha! I loved how Mel and I gained 10 lbs instantly—Goodness! Haha!***

Everyone was nice and he little Chi’s enjoyed playing.

This was such a  wonderful experience.

And we bet that the PETCO National Race in San Diego will be crazy fun.

We are very excited! We will keep you all posted.

And now, back to our training…

GO CHLOE’! GO SAN FRANCISCO!

Thank you for all the support & well-wishes!  Take Care and God Bless,

Love,

Mel, Trina and Chloe’ SOLEDAD”

Hey Trina,

I think I know why Chloe’ came in second….did you see how slick that floor was? Give Chloe’ some good old fashioned turf and she’ll show them what’s up!

Kathryn

THREE HOT DOGS

June 24, 2008

Last week we had a horrific heat wave. It’s been averaging 107 degrees. Since  I work and it has been so hot, I can’t help think about Jonesy, Sissy and Tinky all by themselves at home. Of course they have plenty of water, but you still can’t help worry about them. 

I heard that dogs keep cool by panting, and by wetting their chests. Aha!…I got a bainstorm and decided to get a little pool for the dogs to swim in so they can keep cool (I know….I’m watching entirely too much Dog Whisperer). After work, I went to Wal Mart and bought a little two ring plastic kiddy pool. I blew it up and filled it with nice cool water.

Since there is no life guard on duty, I sat with them and gave them a few pointers on swimming. I also made them watch this doggy swimming video a few times until I thought it sunk in. 

Once I felt they were water safe, I put them in the pool. Ooooh what a wonderful time they had splashing and paddling around the pool. They were sooo happy, and loved the water. I think I may have to get Jonesy some water wings!  I just know Tinky wants to go on the high diving board. Sissy was so thrilled and was splashing all over the pool (yeah…right).

Seriously though….I will put the dogs in the pool every night after work. Once they are out of the pool I will give all of them some treats. I figure in a few weeks, they might get this idea….

      

          HOT DOGS              + WATER                        = TREATS


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