Saturday, December 22, 2007

Any Potty Training Ideas For Yorkies???

Any ideas for yorkie puppy potty training?
Our new little girl is about 11 weeks old.
The breeder said she used the
pads and was crated regularly. During the day,
she is out with us in the house
most of the time. She uses the pads once or twice a day then
the rest of the time, squats wherever!
At night, I know she cant hold it all night, so of course
she is having accidents in her crate - which
she has hated from day one. She cries constantly.
any thoughts???

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

More Info on Pet For Sale Scams

This last week was sure enlightening!
BEWARE when purchasing a pet online.
now we have also learned...
NEVER use Western Union or Money Gram to
purchase a pet. Most scammers use Western Union to
steal hundreds and even thousands of dollars from
innocent people just trying to find that perfect Dog
to bring home to their family.

states they are from Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, Cameroon or London.
Request Personalized Photos: Require the
seller to send additional pictures of the dog you are
interested in. Require a specific item to be in the photo.
Make sure this item is something you request
(not the seller suggest) such as your name on a piece
of paper, or anything creative you can think of to ensure
the puppy exists. If the seller refuses to send additional
pictures or state their camera is broken, or they do not
have a digital camera, or are unable to for some
reason to send the photos, BEWARE.

Our new little baby arrived today!
1.5 pounds bundle of energy of love!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Schmitty Calendar Video

Watch the new Schmitty video which
captures wonderful images from the 2008
Hurry, there is still time to order yours!

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.

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.

Turbo Tagger

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Look out World, I am coming to Chicago!

It's official!
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

Male Yorkies vs. Female Yorkies


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


Elly McGuire and her yorkie Schmitty were deeply touched by 911.

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's giving back has snowballed into new projects and products. And a portion of the proceeds from Schmitty's new products including her new line of "New Yorkie" people & pooch apparel goes to her foundation, DOGS WHO CARE

and other charities. DOGS WHO CARE, was created to raise money for animals across the country who were displaced and became homeless by disasters like the 2005 hurricanes and now everyday life. Schmitty and her efforts have been featured on ELLEN, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and even has a MYSPACE PAGE!

On your MUST-GET list for the people in your life who love movies and pets: the “Schmitty Goes Hollywoof!” 2008 calendar.

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


I found this adorable Yorkie Thanksgiving Photo
online and just had to share it!
Best Wishes for a Great Holiday!
Coco Chanel

Turbo Tagger

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yorkie Readers and Fans Around The World

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!

Turbo Tagger

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Hate Giving My Yorkie A Bath

I don't know about you, but I HATE getting a bath! I hate getting wet! When it is raining outside, I certainly do not want to go out and get my feet wet! My daddy tried putting booties on me once, but I wasn't thrilled with that either!
Dogs should be kept on a regular schedule of washing. This is important to prevent skin and odor problems. It is also important to use a dog shampoo because it is formulated for a dog’s skin. Here are some steps to follow when it comes to washing your dog.

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

Seeking work: Local male model, handsome and housebroken !

He's got the look, the vibe, the smile and, darling,
he's so-o-o affordable. More importantly, he's got the
pedigree to go with his L.A. lifestyle, but -
and you knew there had to be a but, didn't you -
but this guy is just a teensy bit unemployed right now.

His name is Rock, but, in the interest of accuracy,
this Yorkshire terrier is more of a Pebble.
He weighs 4 pounds, which is just perfect for
his career in front of the camera. Rock is a fashion model.

That's him you see in the Jeans & Clothes
(they're Swedish) advertisements, being toted
in a shoulder bag by a leggy model. He's also been
in a music video with the English singer
Chicane ("Come Tomorrow"), but his second
video opportunity, with the Jonas Brothers,
was derailed by his move to Virginia.
Producer Clark Moffat, who just loves to cast
Rock because of the cute factor - yes, that's exactly
what he said - described the first fashion campaign
as young and hip Hollywood, "the kind of clothes
celebrities and the trendy would wear every day."
So in the casting call, if you can believe that something
as cute as Rock would just walk in off the street, his
friendly face and beautiful coat made him ideal.

Rock is very patient and calm and he smiles
with these little tiny teeth showing and he pricks
his big ears forward to listen and he can look up,
yes, right on cue. The producer calls
him "the perfect L.A. accoutrement."

But Rock's not in L.A. anymore; he's in Virginia Beach.
His owner, Greg Carr, just got a four-year medical
residency in Hampton Roads, so Rock is, shall
we say, unbusy. The thousands he made as
a model? No longer rolling into the bank.
He's the most available male you can meet right
now, darling, so if you need a pocket pup for just
anything decent in the modeling line,
have your people contact his people!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dressing up Yorkies For Halloween

Is it wrong to dress up little dogs in cute clothes?
Some dogs get dressed up just for Halloween.
Experts say the answer lies with the individual pet.
Some dogs seem to like it - others do not.
Make sure costumes do not impede the pet's movements,
breathing or sight. And it's a good idea to not leave a dog
alone in costume - they could try pulling it off and injure themselves.

BEWARE of candy also on Halloween.

As everyone knows, chocolate can be deadly.

And small pieces of candy laying around can be trouble.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Halloween Yorkie Dog Treats

Hello my lovelies!
It is MOI, Coco Chanel!
I tell you, it's not pretty getting old!
As I approach my 15th birthday they now
tell me I have ANOTHER cataract, in my OTHER EYE!
The first surgery was not 100% successful and my
vision is blurry in that eye, like looking through a windsheild
in the rain. So I don't know what to do....we may wait
till after the holidays to decide.
Halloween kicks off the holiday season. And it's
not just for adults anymore!
Fun costumes and great treats!
PetRX sells my favorite snacks -
"Liver Biscotti!" I also really like "Steakers".

Fall leads to Winter, unfortunately -
The winter weather is hard on pets.
Make sure you have the arthritis and pain medicine
you need to keep your pet moving. "Happy Hips"
is a great treat / medicine to help also.

Toodles for now!~

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Britney May Lose Custody of Yorkie

Britney Spears' Yorkshire Terrier may have to be taken into protective custody by the American animal rights group PETA.

Britney, who has been squeezing the dog very tightly in the last few days, seems to be having trouble composing herself in public. This may have something to do with losing custody of her children to her ex-husband a few days ago for being a bad mother.

Yesterday, whilst in Starbucks picking up a Frappucino, she was seen squeezing the poor mutt so tight that its poor little tongue was hanging out and its eyes seemed to bulge out of its little head. When a photographer brought this to Britney's attention, she finally relaxed her grip and continued snorting the Frappucino with the straw.

The dog has tried to escape the clutches of Britney a few times, but is always recaptured by her driver or bodyguard and then handed shivering back to its tormentor.

Some people in the crowds waiting to see Britney have taken to urging the poor dog to escape by shouting "Run, Toto, Run!"
Ex-husband Kevin Federline has been contacted by the animal welfare group, pleading with the wanna-be rapper to take responsibility of the fallen pop star's chihuahua, maltese and yorkshire terrier as well.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Love Thy Neighbor

Bobby is back!

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,"
Hardy said. "He gave me a kiss."

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

The Economy May be Bad, but Pets Receive the Best of Everything

They say it's a dog's life, and for Obi, a sweet-faced Yorkshire terrier, it's hard to imagine life being much sweeter than this, according to the INDY STAR. The 2-year-old gets a regular wash and trim -- complete with plum-scented shampoo and all-natural conditioner -- from an at-home dog-grooming service.

"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.
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association forecasts Americans will spend $40.8 billion on their pets this year, nearly double the $21 billion dished out in 1996. This year's tab will include $16.1 billion for food, $9.9 billion for supplies and over-the-counter medication and $9.8 billion for veterinary care.

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.
Cox predicts that the increasing number of pet owners paying for expensive medical treatments will spur an increase in the number of health insurance policies for pets. Less than 5 percent of owners now carry pet insurance, he said.

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

Lots of Kansas Dogs Needs Homes Now

A man sits on a bench in the shade next to a cage holding two gray feral kittens. A few feet away, another man holds onto a leash connected to a big brindle dog. Among the half-dozen animals awaiting their fate is an obviously pregnant Yorkshire terrier mix whose owner is relinquishing her to the shelter.

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

This Yorkie is a Snappy Dresser!

Although he is small in stature,
Hattiesburg, MS, resident Deuce has
tremendous style. Deuce, a 6-pound
Yorkshire terrier, is known for his fashionable
clothing and precious accessories. Deuce's owner,
Amanda Foster, said he has had style since the
moment she picked him up in Mobile, Ala.
"When I got him, we went straight to PetSmart
when we got home and bought him a shirt," Foster said.
Foster's love of fashion for Deuce has only
blossomed over the nine months he has been a member of her family.
Foster said Deuce currently has a large
wardrobe that consists of T-shirts, polo shirts
and a rhinestone collar with a heart-shaped
identification charm dangling from it.
"He gets a lot of compliments on his clothes,"
Foster said. "I think he knows he is wearing
clothes and that people can see him. When he is
dressed up, he likes to be on the counter at the
store so people can see him. When he is
not dressed up, he likes to hide."

Friday, September 7, 2007

Yorkie is BEST FRIEND!

Poindexter, a four and a half pound,
seven year old Yorkshire Terrier,
never took his eyes off of his owner,
Megan Levise, as she worked out at Curves last
Thursday morning. He sat on a red fleece
blanket under a bench and watched every move
Levise made. When others cooed over the cute
puppy, he stayed put, obediently
following the last command.
Dexter is a working animal,
a Heart Service Dog. When Levise says
"stay," Dexter stays until told otherwise.
There is one exception to the rule.
When Levise starts to have difficulty with
her heart or breathing,
Dexter is immediately at her side.
Dexter's training as a Heart Service Dog
began when he was just a tiny one pound
puppy, fitting into the palm of Levise's hand.
He went through the Canine Good Citizen
Test which required him to accomplish such
tasks as walking through a crowd and
behaving properly around another dog.
Dexter is the perfect dog, Levise said,
especially for someone with her particular
disability. First he is easy to pick up and handle.
Second, his hair is hypoallergenic and doesn't
produce the dander that causes allergies.
Third, his small size allows him to travel easier
and be with Levise without being a distraction to others.
Reported by
Jessie Ellis - Michigan

Monday, September 3, 2007

Jilli is Back - On Australian TV

Australian TV Show "The Great Outdoors",

showed the famous JILLI doing one of

her card tricks. She is soooo cute!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Leona Helmsley Leaves $12 million to Maltese

Famed hotelier Leona Helmsley,
who died Aug. 20, left her dog
Trouble $12 million in her will.
Two of her grandchildren got nothing.
Here, she holds the dog in 2003.
Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble,
a $12 million trust fund, according to her will,
which was made public this week.
"I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies,
her remains shall be buried next to my remains
in the Helmsley mausoleum," Helmsley wrote in her will.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


We have a Google Alert set up for Yorkies,
so when there is new news, we know
about it fast!
Today I got this notice....
Chicago’s Northside on Barry between Clark and Sheffield
Male - Tan and Gray
This is a Yorkie that may be mixed with another breed.
He appears to be young and looks like someone
has been taking good care of him. He has gray/tan
body with darker tan/brown ears, nose, feet and tail.
And it was listed at this site.....

Lost and Pound!

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

Coco Chanel - Enter Barking

Hello my darlings!
It has been a hectic summer
and I apologize for not posting
as often as I would like to.
I had a little cataracts problem
over the summer, but I am back and
as good as new, running and playing
outdoors with wonderful
eye sight!
I am going to try to promote
particular products and/or stores
that my daddy and I have found,
in a new little monthly spotlight
I will call "COCO'S CORNER".
This month, we highlight

They offer a wonderful

assortment of products for all kinds

of animals - dogs, cats, birds, even horses!

AND they offer FREE shipping on orders

of $39 or more AND they offer a neat

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

Pixie is a math-solving Yorkshire Terrier

Pixie the math-solving Yorkshire Terrier
from Michigan is in the Petco
national talent finals!
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and you can see the 12 finalists videos!

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Paris Hilton and Her Miniature Dogs

There have been so many awful
stories in the news lately about
Yorkie stealings and abuse,
I found these photos online this
morning of Paris Hilton and 8
miniature dogs, that it made
me smile and I wanted to share
them with my readers!
(That's the her new Yorkie!)