Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fly with an Emotional Support Animal



How to Fly with an Emotional Support Animal in the Cabin of an Airplane

Do your nerves bundle up the minute you step into an airport, more so into an airplane? You’re not alone! Millions of people feel the same way you do, and some address their anxiety by bringing along an ESA, otherwise known as an emotional support animal. Your pup may just be the answer to your problems. Here’s what you can do before taking your ESA with you on your next trip. If you’re looking for certification of service dogs, you can find more information at Service Dog Certifications.

Prepare Proper Documents
It is vital that your pet has the necessary registration, emotional support animal doctor letters, and identification to prove that it is a certified emotional support animal, most especially to present to authorities who might question you. Not all disabilities/mental illnesses merit having an ESA, so your particular disability should appear on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV implying that your pet’s immediate presence is necessary due to health matters. You may learn more about how and whether or not you may acquire certification for an emotional support animal by speaking to a psychiatrist. The moment you have all the right documents supporting your ESA, you’re set to go!

Bringing Your ESA on Your Next Flight
The first thing you should do before taking your ESA on a flight is to inform the airline you’re flying that you’ll be bringing your emotional support animal at least 48 hours before departure. They might need you to fax or email letters written by a licensed mental health professional. Don’t forget to bring your pet’s papers to prove its shots, as well as a health certificate issued by a veterinarian, just in case. 

To avoid being late for your flight, as you may be questioned about your ESA, you might want to check-in online or leave for the airport extra early. Ideally, you should be checked in at least 90 minutes before your flight. Have the proper equipment that will aid you in holding and/or controlling your pet, such as a leash, harness, cage, or others. Check to see that it’s comfortable enough for your pet to stay in/wear for the duration of the flight as well!

While in the Plane
Is your pet well-trained? A dog that yips on the plane may be bothersome to other passengers, so a quiet, behaved pooch who understands commands is usually mostly appreciated. As for dealing with calls of nature, see to it that your pet urinates and defecates in a suitable place before boarding the plane. You may want to fit a diaper on your pup to lessen the chances of it making a mess while in-flight. Avoid giving your pet food or water during the flight, but keep a bit with you in your carry-on to give to your pet when you land. Remember to keep your animal with you at all times, and position it (or its cage) in an area that doesn’t block emergency exits. You may not be allowed to sit in certain rows of the airplane, but it’s only to make sure of the accessibility, safety, and comfort of you and your pet.

Still Nervous?
In case you’re still nervous about or during the flight, you may want to speak to a doctor/psychiatrist beforehand, so you can get prescribed medication to alleviate your anxiety. Depending on which airline you’re flying, it also helps to call the airline beforehand and inform them that you’re an “anxious flyer”, as the airline’s flight attendants become more aware about your situation and may check up on you every now and then. 

Once you’re on the flight, take 10 deep breaths; each inhaling for the count of 5 heartbeats, keeping it in for 7, and exhaling for 9 to relax yourself. Once you’ve done that, try distracting yourself with your favorite music, book, or video game. Before you know it, the flight will be over, you’ll have reached your destination!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's Yorkies Escape Death

Facing the threat of imminent death, Johnny Depp’s dogs Pistol and Boo fled Australia for the United States on Friday after Australia’s agriculture minister angrily accused the Hollywood actor of sneaking the pups into the country.

A Department of Agriculture officer escorted the Yorkshire terriers from Depp’s home – where they had been temporarily quarantined – to the airport on Friday evening, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said in a statement. The tiny outlaws promptly boarded a flight to California, just hours before a government-imposed deadline that the dogs leave Australia or be euthanized.

The hastily-arranged departure came after Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21 to resume filming of the 5th installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series at Gold Coast Studios.


Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies spreading to its shores. Bringing pets into the country involves applying for a permit and a quarantine on arrival of at least 10 days.

The Agriculture Department told Depp and his wife Amber Heard on Wednesday that they had to send Pistol and Boo back to the United States within 72 hours or the animals would be euthanized. And they did.

CNN

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coyotes Stealing yorkies in New York and New Jersey


WARNING  - DO NOT LET YOUR YORKIE OUT UNATTENDED!
Coyotes and large winged birds  CAN GRAB THEM in an instant.

An attacking coyote grabbed a Yorkshire terrier and retreated to the woods of suburban New Jersey with the dog hanging from its jaws on Tuesday night, according to the Randolph Township Police.


With both New Jersey and nearby New York City residents reporting an increased coyote presence this spring, local cops notified the state Division of Fish and Wildlife about the incident, police said.

Animal observers noted the first sighting of a coyote in New Jersey in 1939, but state officials notched only 29 other reports of the critters in the Garden State in the 40 years afterward, according the agency. Now, the “extremely adaptable” animals have popped up in almost 400 municipalities across all 21 of the state’s counties, agency officials say.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dog Flu Spreading

A canine flu outbreak has affected hundreds of pets throughout the Midwest. The canine flu has been reported in four states, including Wisconsin, with many cases in Chicago and northern Illinois.


 Symptoms include:
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Variable fever
  • Clear nasal discharge that progresses to thick, yellowish-green mucus
  • Rapid/difficult breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy
The canine flu is contagious. It can be given to dogs by other dogs and even by humans.

People can carry it on their skin for up to 12 hours and on their clothes for 24 hours.



The canine flu outbreak in Chicago has prompted officials to tell dog owners to postpone trips to dog parks and doggy daycare centers until the worst of the outbreak passes. Dogs younger than one year and older than seven are most at risk.

Although it's called a canine influenza, health officials said the virus also infects cats. No evidence exists that the virus is transmissible from dogs to people.
 
 The virus has sickened more than 1,100 dogs in the Midwest, probably spread rapidly when pet owners boarded their dogs while on spring vacations, according to the Associated Press.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Haircut for the Best Yorkie in Chicago


All freshly cut and groomed! 

 I love  Mr  Galdy  at  Grooming By Galdy.
He is so sexy  and gentle  with me! 
I did not get my hair lightened!  It just looks that way.

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Yorkie Haircuts



It's haircut  day! I don't mind,  I  have a very  sexy  male  hairdresser, who pampers  me and kisses  me!

Most Yorkies keep their ears pointed - but my dads  like mine  to grow out  and be  "whispy".

I think they call my cut a  Westie Cut. The Westie Cut is a great  style for active Yorkies! In this style, the entire body is trimmed to leave only a few inches of hair, though you can make it longer or shorter depending on your personal preference. The beard is rounded. The fur around the forehead is often shaved short or pulled into a topknot to allow your Yorkie maximum eyesight.

Here  we  go................

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hot Dudes with Dogs


If you are Instagram - check out -

Rich Dogs    and
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Yorkshire Terrier and Baby


You know how your dog  tucks himself in, getting the blanket  JUST  RIGHT?


In this cute video, while the little tot is sleeping peacefully, Misty (the Yorkie)  starts poking around, looking like she's trying to wake the peaceful little bubba up. Curious to see what she was going to do next, the baby's watchful parents pulled out a camera and started recording. What they caught of video is absolutely adorable! Apparently, Misty didn't think her new little human was cozy enough, and proceeds to tuck the baby in nice and secure.

See more  HERE

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dogs on Death Row


It just breaks my heart.  How can someone be SO LAZY, to just give up your dog and not even  TRY  to find  a new home  for the pet?  Just dump it off  and not care about the dog's feelings.  SICK!


It happens everyday, dogs are given up and their hearts are broken. Some are adopted out and many out there are put to sleep.


That's what happened to Miley, who was devastated when her owners surrendered her at at Los Angeles pound this week. Miley wouldn't raise her head, terrified at where she was she sat in the corner. Marley, who was another owner surrendered did her best to cheer Miley up. Trying to play with Miley and to get her to lift her head. Marley has already been dumped twice at the shelter, but has a big enough heart to try to cheer up her new friend Miley.

 Both dogs are currently on a tight timeline to find a home before euthanasia as the shelter has limited space. Please contact North Central Animal Care and Control Center at (888) 452-7381, Miley's ID # is A1530442, and Marley's ID # is A1367215.


YORKIES  GET DUMPED OFF TOO.  Please consider  adopting a Yorkie, that needs a home??

3 Million Dogs

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Yorkshire Terrier Who Loves BUBBLES


From Austin Texas - this little Yorkie  LOVE  BUBBLES!  Watch

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yorkie Needs a Haircut!




Getting to be about that time!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BEST PEE PADS EVER


Since we first got our Yorkie as a tiny puppy - we had decided to pad train her.  We live on the second floor  in Chicago  and knew it would be easier than taking her out, in the COLD!  several times a day.

Pee pads make life so much easier!

We have tried a couple brands, the these Poo Pee Pads ARE THE BEST!

 They  have been supplying veterinary professionals for over 20 years.  Now you can buy their professional quality PooPeePads™ direct – and save!  Their  pads offer the highest quality at the lowest price – including sealed edges, tear-resistant top sheet and leak-proof backing.

The Deluxe Scented pad has a unique scent that attracts puppies and dogs!  And these  pads absorb up to twice as much as the leading competitors. PLUS they are up to 35% less expensive!

I use the DELUXE  and  LOVE THEM!

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Yorkies that Spy


Do you walk around your house, and your Yorkie keeps an eye on you?

This one doesn't miss a thing!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How to Pick a Service Dog




A service dog can be a blessing to someone who really needs help with everyday tasks due to a medical issue or disability. However, it is not a simple task to pick a potential service dog. Here, we will talk about popular service dog breeds. We will tell you all about the particular service dog demeanor that all trainers should strive for when selected a puppy to train. Lastly, we will inform you about service dog intelligence. After reading this article, choosing the right service dog should be a cinch. 

Service Dog Breeds

Although a miniature Yorkie does not make a good service animal, they make great emotional support and therapy dogs. There are a few popular service dog breeds out there. Consider the genetics of the dog, the trainer and breeder, along with the overall dog smarts. For some patients, considerations like allergies and other issues may also come into play. Common service dog breeds include, but are not limited to:

·        Labradors
·        Dobermans
·        Poodle
·        Bichon Frise
·        Labradoodle
·        Schnauzer
·        Shih Tzu
·        Italian Greyhounds

Service Dog Demeanor

What is the perfect service dog demeanor? They need to be calm, cool, and collective. Service dogs must be focused at all time. Things that would distract typical dogs like other animals, vehicles, other people, food or trash on the street, or loud noises must not distract them at all. You must also take care to choose a dog that is not easily angered or frustrated. These dogs must have a demeanor that is constant and rock solid. Health issues cannot be a common problem. Nor can things like anxiety. They must also always be willing to learn something new to help their owners, no matter how trivial the task.

Service Dog Intelligence 

We believe that the last sentence in the service dog demeanor section sums it up. Service dogs have to be very intelligent. By training an already intelligent breed who has a certain temperament, you will most likely get an intelligent dog. For budding training, temperament and Volhard testing can be done to evaluate the intelligence and overall service dog demeanor of a dog. A service dog that is constantly learning, always curious, but calm and cool is very hard to find. This is why some people pay lots of money for already trained dogs, or choose to not choose and train them themselves. 

For more information on service dogs and getting your dog a certification id card, visit ServiceDogCertifications.org. 

Poker Playing Yorkie Jilli Dog Passes at 17

RICK CARAN and his famous Yorkshire Terrier  JILLI DOG entertained audiences around the world with wildly wonderful Poker Card Tricks!  Sadly, Jilli passed  on recently, at age 17.

Rick said on Facebook: "Good Night Sweet Jilli Dog Sept 1998 - Sept 2014.
My Sweet Jilli Dog, I don't know what I did to deserve such a blessing in my life, as you, but I will love you, and miss you, forever... My heart is breaking, and I could fill volumes about your sweet and gentle nature, and the hearts you touched, and SMILES that you have spread, but I am tired, it's been a long and very sad day, so I am going to sleep now, and dream about how you changed my life, showed me unconditional love, and brought me, and so many others such amazing joy... I cherish the day you walked into my life, those 16 years ago, a sickly pup from the street, and you turned it upside down... It's been a great ride... Thank you..."


Heartbreaking to lose our children.  :-(

Watch  on of Jilli's  tricks   here.  
Jilli Dog.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Missing Yorkie from Texas Found in Indianapolis


These stories are so unbelievable!

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis    SIX YEARS  after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin, Texas, reports WTHR in Indianapolis.  (1100  miles  away!)

A kind passerby saw the forlorn Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk earlier this week and took pity on the poor pup. She brought the matted, hungry and flea-bitten pooch to Post Road Vet Clinic, hoping someone would claim him.

One of the first things clinicians look for in a found animal is an identification microchip.


“Looking at him when he came in, we were like, ‘He is not going to be chipped,’ because he was covered in fleas, looked terrible, his teeth were terrible,” vet tech Diana Redmond told WTHR.
When the clinicians scanned for the chip, they were surprised to learn the pup was not only registered, but that he disappeared from Austin, Texas, six years ago. They called the phone number attached to the identification and the dog’s owners were ecstatic to learn their dog was found.

 Soon, he will be reunited with his family.

“We actually have someone who is traveling to Austin Thursday night, so she will take him with her,” Danielle Beck of Indy Lost Pet Alert told WTHR.

The key to this homecoming was the microchip.

“It is rare for a dog to be missing for six years and be secured with a microchip,” Beck told the television station.


How does a dog survive 6 years on his own - and no one bothered with him along the way???

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yorkie as a Service Dog Therapy Dog



My little girl is now officially an Emotional Support / Service Dog.

She can now go EVERYWHERE with me.  For a small fee  I got her the paperwork.  ($70)  and  for about  $40  and  I got her a little  vest to wear.  That allows her to go into restaurants  with me and hotels.

For air travel,  most airlines require a note from your doctor as well, stating  your dog helps in relieving  anxiety, in my case. And most airlines  will waive  the normal  travel fee for a dog and most airlines allow me to have her on my lap, instead of under the seat, stressing both me and her out. Every airlines handles this a little different. So when booking your ticket, explain you have an emotional support dog.

For more information visit Service Dogs Certification.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yorkie Pets His Owners Face





This is the cutest thing ever!
Have you ever seen a dog do this??   WATCH


Monday, August 4, 2014

How Much Do You Spend On Your Dog?

Why leave our best friend in the world out of our key religious celebrations and rituals? Some dog owners are spending anywhere from $100 to $10,000 on their pet's Bark Mitzvah, complete with lavish parties in catering halls. Mazel tov! -

See more BIG SPLURGES FOR DOGS   at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media/Slideshow/2014/08/01/10-Pricey-Pet-Splurges-You-Wont-Believe#sthash.BSGnClYr.HitFSNEs.dpuf

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Miniature Yorkshire Terriers Sleep Habits


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                        Leave me alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sunny day on the back deck!

Sunny day on the deck in June. It's 60 degrees!
But feels in the sun!