Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MEETUP Chicago - For Yorkies

Last Saturday was my very first Chicago
Yorkie MEETUP! What Fun!
The organizer Janet provided a great big space for us all to run around
and play in! There was about 35 dogs! It was so much fun!
I ran so much chasing everyone, that when I got home, I took a
very, very long nap! But I can't wait till the next one!
A big shout out to all my new friends, including
Cecil, Chompers, Lilly, Charlie, Kirby and Coco!
Miss Trixie

Friday, January 25, 2008

Trixie @ Dogphoria

I just created a page today
It's like a MySpace for dogs!
Check it out and leave me a note!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Love animals? Start Your Own Pet Business!

Tupperware parties have gone to the dogs!
Have some wine and chesse and talk pet stuff
with your neighbors while shopping at home!

According to an article at Kansas City Star,
With pet owners demanding increasingly elaborate
goods and services for their animals, one of the latest
strategies in the $40.8 billion pet industry is taking its
cue from Tupperware: displaying the products in living
rooms and inviting friends over to check them out.

Assuming that busy people will gather for a shopping
opportunity cloaked in a social event, direct-sales
companies such as Shure Pets and Petlane are
selling their paw balm and pet food over artichoke dip
and a glass of Pinot. The evenings may begin with neighborhood
gossip but typically end with conversations
about pets and how to pamper them.

“Pet people are some of the most social people out there.
They are looking to connect with other pet lovers,” says
Andrew Shure, who started Shure Pets in 2002. His company now
has 1,700 consultants selling in all 50 states. The approach
has met its greatest success in suburban settings where
houses have more space, because guests are invited
to bring their pets. (Cats rarely attend.)

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers
Association, Americans are spending twice as much on
their pets as they did a decade ago and seeking out
more than the usual offerings at pet superstores and
grocery aisles. Many lavish their animals with state-of-the-art
health care, customized beds, organic food, doggie spas and
videos of chirping birds to amuse the family cat.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Experience Project - Help Save Lives

I just found this site and wanted share it!
It's a community service project working to raise money for saving
dogs and cats that may be in danger. It’s pretty simple,
you don’t donate anything but your time.
By playing a trivia game you can help raise money.
Your correct answers award money (from Experience Project)
to some cool non profits that are helping these little guys.
The more you play, the more shelter pets we
can feed! Spread the word and make a huge difference!
Link to Play Game:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Yorkie Meetups

(photo by Stephane Tardif -dogcastradio.com)

I arrived in Chicago a few weeks ago
and it has been so cold, I have been
indoors and have not met ANYONE,
other than my 2 daddies and the cat!
Well, OK, we have had a couple visitors.
But no dogs. And certainly no other Yorkies!
We were just invited to the newly formed
Which will take place on January 26th.
There are Yorkie Meetups all over the
country! Don't miss out -
find one near you!


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Los Angeles Man Sentenced For Stealing Yorkies At Gunpoint!

A man who stole purebred Yorkshire terrier puppies at gunpoint
was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison.

Troy Cabral sobbed as he was sentenced in Superior Court.
He pleaded guilty in November to robbery with use of a
gun and assault with a firearm in the Feb. 23 holdup.
Cabral's attorney, James P. Cooper III, said the sentence
"was appropriate considering the allegation of gun use."

Prosecutors said Cabral, 24, and Ryan Betton, 19,
went to the Wilshire-area home of a family that had
advertised the puppies for sale at $2,500 each.
They said they wanted to see the puppies, then returned
later and rushed inside when the door was opened.

They ordered the residents to the floor at gunpoint
and stuffed three puppies and an adult dog into garbage bags before fleeing.

Cabral and Betton turned themselves in after
surveillance camera footage of the theft aired on
television. The dogs were later recovered.

Betton was sentenced to two years in prison in
December after pleading guilty to robbery.

Monday, January 7, 2008


A reader sent me these...
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm chewing something up, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it just looks like mine, it's mine.
8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down,
it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

It has been a hectic week with holidays back to back.

But I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone