Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beautiful Dogs from Puerto Vallarta Mexico

My 2 dads just got from Puerto Vallarta Mexico - I could not go with them  :-(

But these are some of the wonderful dogs they met there!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Welcome to Tootsie! My Morkie Cousin

TOOTSIE is my new new little Morkie cousin.  She is about 12 weeks old and is in Michigan for the summer - then in Florida in the Winter.

Lucky Bitch!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yorkie Terrier Rescue Saves Woman

This is amazing!

A rescue Terrier mix dog who saves a woman's life, by jumping on her chest!

One night, while waiting for the surgery, I had another spell but this time, when I came to, I found Ranger on my chest. All of a sudden I realized where the bruises had been coming from: Ranger was jumping up and down on me when my heart delayed restarting.

Ranger would repeat this act several times before I was finally able to clear my body of blood thinners and get my pacemaker. I had saved Ranger’s life, and he, in return, had saved mine — many times over.
Sometimes, when I try to be helpful, it seems my efforts are all in vain. 

When that happens, I wonder why I even bother to try. Then, I remember Ranger and I know I have to keep trying because sometimes miracles can occur!

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Thanks for sharing this, Debbie!

Easter Wishes To Yorkies Everywhere!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Smoky Yorkie Doodle Dandy

We have talked about SMOKY the famous war dog and his owner Bill Wynne before.  And if you still have not read book,  Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir get it!

Bill sent this clipping to me today.  Photographed when Smoky made an appearance in Chicago at the  Anti Cruelty Society in May of 1946.

 The Cleveland Metroparks developed a spectacular setting for a memorial, dedicated to Smoky the war-dog hero, of World War II.

A circular, dark-pink patio is surrounded by lawn and greenery. Already, as a sentinel at attention, stands a gleaming, aluminum flagpole, posted in the former plain of trees and grass.
An expanded parking lot, paved and marked, provides easy access to visitors. Alongside the memorial site, is a multi-purpose trail, designed for walkers, cyclists and joggers.

The Smoky and Dogs of All Wars Memorial is located on Valley Parkway, in the Rocky Reservation of The Cleveland Metroparks, Lakewood, Ohio — 1.25 miles south of the Detroit Avenue Bridge entrance to The Metroparks.

Bill has two Yorkies these days and keeps up a blog, Yorkie Doodle Dandy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yorkie Doodle Dandy author Meets Lucy, a tiny, tiny Yorkie!

*Bill Wynne, 90, author of Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir , meets Lucy, a 4-year old Yorkshire Terrier owned by Sally Leone, right, at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation on Wednesday. Lucy, recognized as the world's smallest working dog, weighing 2.5 pounds, met Wynne, who was the owner of a dog named Smoky, another Yorkshire Terrier, recognized as the world's first therapy dog. They are filmed by a British ITV crew, for the show "Super Tiny Animals." 

 The legend and legacy of a small dog continue to grow, 55 years after her death.
Smoky, a Yorkshire terrier, became a 4-pound prodigy after an American GI found her in a New Guinea foxhole in 1944. She is recognized as one of the first therapy dogs in the world.
The Cleveland man who brought her home from the war got to meet a New Jersey yorkie on Wednesday who has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in November as the smallest working dog in the world.

 The man is William A. Wynne, a retired Plain Dealer photographer, who bought Smoky from another soldier for $6.44. The record setter is Lucy, who she weighs 2.5 pounds. She is also a therapy dog. Her owner, Sally Leone of Absecon, N.J. trained her after she intercepted Lucy on the way to a dog shelter.