Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
DO NOT TRUST A SELLER who
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Brrrr…it’s cold outside! The following guidelines, from ASPCA, will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips.
1. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife.
ALSO, cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape.
2. Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm—dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.
3. Thoroughly wipe off your dog's legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice. - Booties look goofy, but they can really help.
4. Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. When you bathe your dog in the colder months, be sure to completely dry him before taking him out for a walk. Own a short-haired breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.
5. Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, (and an oven in the summer) holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.
6. Puppies do not tolerate the cold as well as adult dogs, and may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy appears to be sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold due to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself.
7. Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol. Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center more information.
8. Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.
winter pet tips Turbo Tagger
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The man convicted of kicking a dog like a football and killing it will spend some time behind bars.
Chad Crawford faced up to a year in jail after he was found guilty of aggravated animal cruelty for kicking his neighbor's dog Gizmo, a two-pound miniature Yorkshire terrier, to death in the Nashboro Village Apartments in 2004.
He was found guilty in October.
Friday, he was sentenced to 30 days in prison. Not NEARLY long enough - but at least the judge did not let him off with a slap on the hands.
During the trial, the dog’s owner, Jelani Lewis, told the jury he watched as Crawford got a running start before kicking Gizmo, while another man held the dog in place.
Crawford denied the incident.
miniature yorkshire terrier
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I have been adopted by
Michael and Derrick!
I was born in Oklahoma 10 weeks ago
and will be jet-setting to the Windy City on Dec. 20th to my new home!
I only weigh 1# right now.
And they said I have to gain at least
another 1/2 # before I can fly.
My dad's are not sure what to name me.....These are the choices...
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts and I
will be back soon helping to write this blog!
Monday, December 3, 2007
A NEW ARRIVAL!
We're getting a new Yorkie in our family! After much hunting this weekend, I think we have found a very nice male to bring into our home!
There is much debate about Male Yorkies vs. Female Yorkies an I found this good information online....let me know if you agree....
Over at Elvis Yorkies, they said, " Many people feel that female yorkies make better pets than male yorkies. This conclusion is usually based upon inaccurate information. In discussing these differences we will be speaking in terms of generalizations. These generalizations of female and male yorkies traits are like that of generalizations of female and male human traits. For every generalization there are always exceptions.
Female yorkies are sweeter and more affectionate that male yorkies.
Our experience is that male yorkies are usually more affectionate, exuberant, and attentive as compared to females. They seek your attention and are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody. They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to children. When we have company we invariably have to put the females in another room until the company leaves. The female may be less likely to wage a dominance battle with you, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. Most females will usually come to you for attention, but as soon as she has had enough, she will move away. Males are always waiting for your attention and close by.
Female yorkies are more docile as compared to male yorkies.
In the dog pack framework, females usually rule the roost. Therefore they determine pecking order, and compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. Most fights will usually break out between two females.
Female yorkies are easier to train than male yorkies.
Because female yorkies are, more independent, stubborn, territorial and male yorkies are easily motivated by praise, and are very eager to please, training a male can be easier than training a female. However, males can be easily distracted during training, as they just want to get to playtime!"
What do you think? Agree or Disagree?
Friday, November 30, 2007
It all started because every day Schmitty would pass by Ladder Co. #25 on her way to Central Park to run and play. The firehouse was a 1/2 block away from where she lived. The firemen always petted Schmitty and gave her treats. One day, some of the firemen were not there anymore. Instead there were all these flowers and candles in front of the station and a lot of people just staring and crying and hugging each other.
Schmitty was so sad. She just couldn't sit still. She's a terrier, remember? Schmitty just had to do something! She couldn't give blood and was too small to try and help in the "big dog" rescue efforts. Schmity knew she could make people smile, even through their tears. So, she went to a studio near Union Square and posed for some pictures . . . some patriotic, some sentimental, and some just plain silly. A very creative friend, David, who works for an ad agency in Boston, helped put together some greeting cards from the fun pictures. Another friend, Chad from Los Angeles, helped design Schmitty's website. All the profits from her cards went to the Uniformed Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund.
Schmitty, and his sidekick Pudge pose for Hollywood film parodies such as “Housebroke Mountain” and “Paws.” Our favorite is “The Hound of Music” — not exactly a Julie Andrews look-alike, but pretty funny.
The calendar is $12.95 and available at Barnes & Noble, and online at SchmittySays . A percentage of the proceeds goes to the Dogs Who Care foundation to aid pets at no-kill shelters around the country. Visit the Web site to see other Schmitty merchandise.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I just have to give a big shout out to all my readers and fans from around the world! - With THANKSGIVING right around the corner next week, I have a lot to be thankful for. As some of you know, I went in for a second cataracts surgery. (I had one done last year, and it was not 100% successful but I can still see , it's just a little blurry eyed...) Unfortunately, this one was not 100% successful either. They could not get the lens on my eye properly. So now I am blurry eyed in both eyes! - But I am thankful I am not totally blind. I still get around pretty good for an old gal of 13!
But I am thankful for my life, my family, and my friends.
These photos were sent in by some readers!
Thanks for sharing those and thanks for readng my little blog!
Yorkie miniature yorkie yorkshire terrier
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The frequency of washing depends on the climate and breed of the dog. Generally speaking dogs should be washed once a week during the summer, once every two to three weeks in the spring and fall, and about once a month in the winter. This schedule is meant for healthy dogs and may vary if your dog has skin or health problems. It is best to check with your veterinarian if this is the case. Always always always rinse the coat well to remove all shampoo residue. Great dog shampoos can be found at PET CARE and Petco.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
His name is Rock, but, in the interest of accuracy,
That's him you see in the Jeans & Clothes
Rock is very patient and calm and he smiles
But Rock's not in L.A. anymore; he's in Virginia Beach.
He's the most available male you can meet right
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
As everyone knows, chocolate can be deadly.
And small pieces of candy laying around can be trouble.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Fall leads to Winter, unfortunately -
Toodles for now!~
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The 17-year-old Yorkshire terrier, snatched from owner Bill Hardy's yard in Michigan last weekend, was rescued by two women who took the dog to a veterinarian's office Wednesday morning.
"He knew me when I picked him up,"
The 6-pound dog, which has one rear leg that drags and is missing teeth, didn't have any obvious injuries from his ordeal, Hardy said. But Hardy said he planned to take Bobby to the veterinarian for a check-up.
"He seems to be a little bit shook up," Hardy said.
The two women who rescued Bobby saw him being tossed back and forth between two young people who were walking on the street, Hardy said. But Hardy said he had not yet talked to the women and didn't know where they found his dog.
Hardy said he was told the women ordered the young people to give them the dog or they would call police. They took Bobby to the veterinarian's office, where someone called Hardy.
Bobby went missing Saturday during a garage sale at Hardy's home. He said he believes three teenage boys were involved, and one of the boys distracted Hardy by asking about a lamp while the other two took the dog.
Based on a statement from one of the boys, they may have believed the dog was valuable, Hardy said.
Hardy said he would like to pursue criminal prosecution if he can find out who took his dog. But for now, he's just glad to have Bobby back.
"He's my best friend," Hardy said.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
"He's like a kid I can't write off," owner Peter Renai jokes.
Pet lovers like the Renai family of Pike Creek, Del., are fueling an explosion in spending on pets that runs the gamut from aromatherapy to hip replacements.
Pet ownership is at an all-time high, with 71.1 million households in the U.S., or 63 percent, owning at least one animal, the group says. Those numbers have caught the attention of financial analysts.
Whiskazz and Pawzz, in Hockessin, Del., sells gluten-free dog food, dog treats and pet-themed art work. Since the store opened five years ago, there's been a huge increase in the variety of pet-related products on the market, said owner Alyce Duffy, a retired corporate executive.
Duffy says owners aren't shy about indulging their pets because they provide the "loyalty and unconditional love" that don't always come from people.
"They're there for you," says Duffy, whose 9-year-old beagle, Cappi, has the run of the store!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
The animals are among 62 dogs and cats that will be admitted to the Humane Society on a day that also will see 18 pets adopted to new homes and 24 euthanized.
Admissions is the first stop for animals entering the shelter, which takes in more than 14,000 dogs, cats and other small pets a year. It's where the decision process begins on which animals will be offered for adoption and which won't.
Forty-three staff members carry out the Humane Society's mission: caring for animals and finding new homes for them. The shelter also relies on a pool of about 250 volunteers.
The Kansas City Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that receives no government or United Way funding and depends on adoption fees, private donations and fundraisers.
Please spay or neuter your pet and be a responsible pet owner.
Monday, September 10, 2007
"When I got him, we went straight to PetSmart
Foster said Deuce currently has a large
Friday, September 7, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A great resource for missing animals!
And it was listed at Missing Pets Network.
There are lots of useful Internet tools if you lose
a pet or find a stray pet!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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AND they offer FREE shipping on orders
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collection of FREE E-BOOKS
on Yorkies as well as a few
other select breeds.
So stop by and see them!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
There have been so many awful