Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vanessa Williams Yorkie Missing

The pet Yorkie belonging to actress-singer
Vanessa Williams is missing. The dog,
called Enzo, disappeared from her Chappaqua yard
Monday, becoming the second pooch of a
high-profile owner to go missing from northern
Westchester since Mother's Day.

While Williams raised concerns that there's some sort
of dognapping ring, Mount Pleasant Police
Chief Louis Alagno suggested another theory,
that coyotes are snatching the bite-size pets.
Alagno says coyotes are common and they prey on small pets.

Williams filed a missing-dog report with Mount Pleasant
police Monday after she came home from an errand
to find her black and tan Yorkshire terrier missing
from her fenced-in yard.
Another dog, a blond dachshund in Yorktown that ran away
on Mother's Day, has also failed to turn up, despite the work
of a pet detective and a publicist.
There is a $2500 reward.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pampered Pup Yorkie

Palm Beach, FL --
The winner of the nationally conducted contest
to find America's Most Pampered Pup arrived in style at
the famed Palm Beach Chesterfield Hotel today
via chauffeured Bentley Arnage. Introduced by
Jennifer Hovey, owner of The Pampered Pup boutique
which sponsors the annual event, the winner of this year's
contest is "Phoebe My Love," a
three-year old Teacup Yorkshire Terrier.

The online contest had over 10,000 pampered pooches
entered and more than 1,000,000 votes cast before "Phoebe"
was proclaimed the grand prize winner. Chosen from 12 monthly
winners, she lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with
her owners Liz and John Biltgen.

America's Most Pampered Pup will be showered with
a grand prize package that includes: First Class flights
aboard Delta Airlines for the winner and her owners;
a three-day, two-night stay at pet-friendly The Chesterfield
Hotel located in Palm Beach, Florida; gift baskets that include
designer collars, clothes, beds, toys, and treats hand-selected
for her; spa treatments for both the winner and her owner;
and, inclusion in print and television advertisements.
The 2007 search for America's Most Pampered Pup is
currently underway and can be entered online at her stay in South Florida
"Phoebe" will experience the red-carpet treatment with spa visits,
bistro dining, and a shopping trip on famed Worth Avenue.

Since first opening its doors in 2002, The Pampered Pup
has grown into two South Florida locations with its flagship
store on Datura Street in the heart of West Palm Beach.
Further, the franchise has become an industry leader
with its online boutique (
Owned and operated by Jennifer and Derek Hovey,
the boutique strives to provide a top-quality selection of
specialty dog products, as well as unique gifts for the dog-lover,
and a bakery full of fresh dog treats. The designer dog boutique
products include dog apparel, toys, collars, and luxurious carriers.
Whether a champion dog breed or a magnificent mutt,
the Pampered Pup has just the dog accessories you are looking for.
For more information contact The Pampered Pup at 561 833 9948.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Yorkshire Terrier Temperment

I think,though a toy breed, the Yorkie still

retains much of its terrier ancestry in terms of personality.

Individual dogs sometimes differ, but they are

generally intelligent, independent and gutsy.

Yorkshire Terriers are quick to determine where

they fit in a household's "pack."Their behavior towards

outsiders will vary - they often will be inclined to bark

at strangers, but some Yorkies are outgoing and friendly

towards new people while others are withdrawn and aloof.

The differences in behavior in this regard are largely

based on how the owner trains or conditions (and socializes)

the Yorkie.A few individual Yorkshire Terriers

may be timid or nervous, rather than bold, but the

vast majority do seem to meet the breed standard for

a confident, vigorous and self-important personality.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Knitters, Crocheters Craft Sweaters To Benefit Yorkies In Need!
Harrisonberg, VA.
According to Knit Works owner Cris Reid,
the store will give free knitting and crochet patterns
for small-to-medium-size dog sweaters to anyone who
wants to participate in the project, and will take the finished
projects through the end of July. The store has collected about
20 sweaters so far, Reid said, with other customers saying
they are ready to add their creations to the total.

Store employees and the knitters and crocheters
who shop there say they are happy to see Knit Works
go to the dogs while they benefit the mission of the
United Yorkie Rescue Organization.

Knit Works will give out free patterns and take

in dog sweaters through the end of July.

For more information about the project,

contact Knit Works Tuesday through Saturday at 434-6900.

For more information on volunteering, fostering or adopting

a Yorkshire Terrier from United Yorkie Rescue Organization,


Monday, May 14, 2007

Self-Serv Doggie Wash in California

Of course, California would be the first!
The sprayer pops out, spurting soap all over the dirty subject.
After that soaks in, the rinse water nozzle comes out and
the soap disappears down the drain.
No, it's not a car wash, although it's patterned after that process.
It's a self-serve dog wash — at a car wash.
Scrubbs Car Wash on the Skyway in Chico, CA, has installed
a do-it-yourself wash just for dogs — no matter the size or shape.
Dog owners link their pet's collar to securing chains and then
grab the sprayer. Just like the car wash, sprays, nozzles,
soap and conditioners come out at appropriate intermissions during
a wash, rinse and blow dry that can last from a quick-do in
five minutes, to a longer, more leisurely 15 minutes.
A two-speed blow dryer finishes the event.
$6 to $10 will clean your tiny Yorkie
or your big German Sherpard!

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Rosie's a great listener.
She doesn't judge, criticize or make
fun of anyone's mistakes.
Rosie is a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier and a registered
therapy dog. A member of the Paws for READ
(Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program,
Rosie helps kindergarten through third-grade
students at improve their literary skills.

"The idea is to help children to want to read.
Rosie makes it a pleasant experience,” said Carol McAulty,
a dog trainer and handler for 20 years.
In Dodie Bedell's third-grade classroom, students
find a favored spot on the floor and sit in groups of two
and three. They take turns reading out loud to each
other. Several volunteers help out, but Rosie is their favorite.

"Rosie helps to calm and relax the students, especially
the ones with the fear of reading out loud,” Bedell said.
Rosie curled up on the lap of a girl with long
blonde hair and listened as she read.

With Rosie present, the shy readers begin to open up.
One of the students started by whispering the words of his
story. By the end of the session, he spoke normally.
Researchers have found children with low self-esteem are more
willing to read and interact with therapy animals than
with another person. Those children who've participated in
the program have stronger literacy skills and more confidence.

In addition, therapy dogs are required to complete a minimum
of 10 hours of supervised visits in two different therapy dog settings.
Rosie and McAulty keep a busy community schedule.
Together they make stops at a local hospital, a seniors housing
complex and the library.
To learn more about therapy dogs and their services,
go to or

Thursday, May 10, 2007


(Tammy in 1996)
In a note posted to her Web site,
Tammy Faye Messner said doctors have stopped
her cancer treatment and she only weighs 65 pounds.
Messner, who lives in Matthews, was diagnosed
with colon cancer in 1996. Three years ago, in 2004,
she said she had lung cancer. In a December appearance on
"Larry King Live," Messner said the cancer had spread
from her colon to other parts of her body.

"The doctors have stopped trying to treat the cancer and so
now it's up to God and my faith," according
to the note, dated Tuesday, on
"And that's enough! But please continue to pray for the
pain and sick stomach."
In the letter, Messner also thanks her friends and fans for
the "tables full of cards, and beautiful little gifts laying everywhere"
and says that many have been helping to write thank you
notes as she has "been on so much medication."
"To those of you who are suffering as I.....
don't give up !!
Make up your mind you're going to LIVE !!
That is NOT EASY! The path gets so long.
I look at young people and wish with all my heart for just
one day of feeling great. You see,
God gives out his promises, they do not lie, they do not fail.
We do not have to BEG him for them, they are FREE!
You CAN make it!"
Love, Tammy Faye

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Yorkie Blog Nominated!

One of our readers nominated us today
for the bloggers choice awards!
So make sure you cast your vote for us!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


What on Earth did we do before YOUTUBE?!