Archive for June 2008


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!








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! 


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?


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! 




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…


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


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!



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


June 21, 2008

Hey look everybody, I received a Kind Blogger Award from Mercedes at Mercede’s World  yesterday! Isn’t it cute? She thinks I am kind! Woo hoo! I am going to post this coveted Award on “My Awards” page.

I know a lot of kind bloggers out there, so I am going to give this Award to:

Joy at Joy of Desserts. I have know Joy a long long time, and she is one of the kindest persons I know. She really deserves this Award. I am going to participate in her Ice Cream Recipe Round Up on July 18th. If you love ice cream, then you must participate. I have it posted on my sidebar at The Empty Nest as a reminder.

Sharon at Chasing Squirrels With Rusty. Now, I know for a fact that Sharon does not have a mean bone in her body, and I know she will really appreciate this award!

Henri Hopper. I love Henri and his mommy. They are both deserving of this Award.

Beth at Around The Funny Farm. She is not only kind, but she really makes me laugh….and out loud too!

I hope you guys enjoy your Awards. Now don’t say that I never gave you anything. 🙂