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Friday, October 26, 2012

Doggie Halloween Season

  Someone insulted someone for being in a video with my dog,  singing to my dog or whatever. Criticized them!  To each their own, but I have to say the person that was insulted lives with me and sings to my dogs every single day.

He has made them their own special songs, and this is all his doing. I don't make anyone sing songs to chihuahuas! Although, I'd like to make the uptight person that has an issue with dog serenading sing a little something to my dog. How about ' Loser', by Beck? :)

The fact this stalker is reading a DOG BLOG says a lot. You just earned a full minute of my time. Now back to worthwhile mammals..... the dogs! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doggies and Dentists

 After I moved to NYC, the dentist I ended up seeing was the cousin of a friend of my friend's ex wife. My friend said he was very nice, and his wife liked that he wore 'special magnifying glasses'. I suspect that most dentists do that (i guess all) but I tried him.

I was told he was so nice, but would hire very nasty people to work in his office. Turned out to be correct. Yet, I went.

One front desk receptionist was very nice. Other than that, the assistant yelled at me and berated me for being a few minutes late once. The hygienist usually didn't speak a word to me, and threw dental floss on my lap when she was done. I finally decided enough already.

I was sent to a dentist who mistakenly thought I needed a root canal. He referred me to Dr. Louis Siegelman, a dentist on 57th St in NYC that specializes in anxious patients.

Well, my only complaint was that I paid for my cleaning in advance, and then was told it would be extra because my teeth needed extra cleaning, after the service. My dental hygienist life long friend told me she heard of that being done, but didn't think it was a good way to operate.

On the positive side, the staff could not be more pleasant. The hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth.   I like the dentist, and the office is very modern.

If you do have dental anxiety, this is where to go. The hygienist, Melissa,  did a great job cleaning my teeth. 
She even took photos of Chester and sent them to me!

Chester could not have been welcomed more warmly. He relaxed calmly on my lap, even with the high pitched dental cleaning device. He was his usual perfectly behaved when he should be, self.

Never thought I'd have a 'favorite' dental cleaning experience to discuss. Well, here it is. I think Chester is such a fine 'dental companion dog'.I think the combination of a trained dog like Chester, and an accommodating health provider is brilliant. He is often welcomed at the office of any doctor I've been to, but I recently encountered  a dog unfriendly place. (as in yesterday!)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stylish Fashionista Pups

I was contacted by Bethe Austin, who has some serious talent with designing and creating dog clothes. She would like to make my dear model Peach a pretty dress.

I've seen dresses created by Bethe and her work was impressive!  Tomorrow I will send off Peach's measurements....

Then if you like what you see, I am sure you can have your own custom made Bethe Austin canine couture. Your dog is not going to be like the other dogs that only have 'Petco' and 'Kmart' styles in their closet! Not that those items aren't good for rounding out a wardrobe, but every stylish dog needs a few 'pieces' from a high end fashion (dog) house of sorts.

That said, Miss Peach became the owner of two new dresses tonight, that came from Elaine Lewis' big green tote bag!

I will have pictures coming, but one is a pink girly dress with a bow. It's too short on her, but I consider it a 'micro mini' that a young girl might want to wear. It's a tad revealing, but as this is a dog, her butt sticks out either way.

The other dress is almost a bit long, but I love polka dots. It's a good dress for the seasonal  transitions. I won't have my precious puppy wearing a summer sun dress in October. That is total 'white after labor day' rule breaking. A dog has to be season appropriate. 

New Pawty Dress from her LI Mama!

Beautiful Miss Georgia Peach aka 'Peachie', wearing hot new canine couture.

Cut to flatter her doggy shape, Peachie's frock is pawty pawfect.
An aerial view of this fashionista princess.
"I love you!"- GP

My opinion on reindeer chihuahuas

A lot of breeder types will say there is no such thing as a deer chihuahua, that those types are 'poorly bred' examples being passed off as something 'unique' or 'special'.

I disagree! Maybe in the AKC there is no such thing (there is not), but that doesn't make a deer chihuahua a unicorn like creature.

The modern chihuahua has been carefully bred for the look it has. The chihuahuas in the 1940s and 1950s had the look of what is called 'the reindeer chihuahua.'

That was the vogue chihuahua appearance at the time. That look was also closest to that of the Techichi dog, which are believed to be the chihuahua's ancestors.

I personally think they are all cute, but am not so taken with the purebred AKC show standard chihuahua.

I love the throwback chihuahua. In my opinion these chihuahuas have an exemplary temperament generally!  Breeding chis to fit a standard did no favors to this breed, in my opinion. I really think chis could stand to be separated into two categories. As it stands, they sort of are. The show standard ones, and the original chi.

I do not have the standard chi at all. I have one that is 100% reindeer, and I love him long legs and skinny body and all.

eer Chihuahuas are bigger than most Chihuahuas
This is most likely the largest Chihuahua variant there is. The males reach up to twelve inches standing, with females reaching ten to twelve inches. This breed can reach weights up to twenty pounds and live as long as twenty years – that’s a long time. As with all Chihuahuas, this one has its own share of health problems, so the need to be a responsible pet owner needs to be emphasized when adopting or buying a Deer Chihuahua.
Look at the head and the snout – key features of a Deer Chihuahua
The Deer Chihuahua head is “clean,” and has a long muzzle, longer than other kinds of the same breed. Some people have noticed that a Deer Chihuahua’s snout resemble that of a terrier’s. Some Deer Chihuahuas retain a “bobble head” appearance.
The possessiveness of a Chihuahua
Every Chihuahua is reported to have a personality that’s completely loyal, very protective, and highly possessive of its owner. A Deer Chihuahua is nothing like that, nothing like that at all; they are social, and they can share their owners lap with other pets, and they’re good around kids. Stereotypes can go too far, sometimes.
Deer Chihuahua – yours maybe the closest type to the original
Should you own a Deer Chihuahua and hear about others saying yours is but a lowly cross-breed distanced from the genuine bloodline, that’s not true. Deer Chihuahuas are actually closer to the original bloodline compared to the rest, some of which have been bred small runt with small runt just to produce show dogs.
Deer Chihuahuas – you might be surprised to know they are good with children
With this dog being a popular breed, there are always stories being spread about, until people form stereotypes about this dog. For example, you’ll probably read about this tip – that homes with children and other pets are not good for Chihuahuas. The highly irritable, easy to snap, aggressive, possessive Chihuahua is often the result, they say, of this breed’s inherent dislike of children, and other pets not of the same breed and species. The exception to this is the Deer Chihuahuas, which are agreeable with children and other pets. Stereotypes can be misleading, don’t be fooled by this.
Some small dog enthusiasts want an Apple Head Chihuahua and others a Deer Chihuahua. Though they differ in some physical features, perhaps there’s also a difference in temperament between them. Regardless of the particular variant of a Chihuahua you get, you can be sure that the Deer Head Chihuahua that comes into your life is going to be a loyal and loving companion
  • (from the guide to chihuahuas)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Dog and the Talking/Singing

The issue with my dog talking/singing is that to get him to do it I have to talk in a shriek of a voice that he will emulate.

That really hurts to do. I could see getting so carried away with this new fun thing to do, that I completely fry my voice.

I would like to come up with a better way. I think I know what! He will do it to hearing himself on video. So I can get him warmed up that way, instead of by me shrieking! :)

Kevin has a bird watching job this morning. That sounds funny. I mean, he is taking care of someone's conure!

Mutts in Manhattan is 'Birds in Manhattan' today.  I wonder if the Conure can speak as well as my puppy dog, Cosmopolis!

Debbie and Dogs!

   I am currently getting big smooches from Miss Georgia Peach. I am so crazy over this round little dog I can't express it!

She is such a sweet, friendly, loving girl. I definitely have that female dog I was wishing would be in my life.

Her face is so pretty, just angelic. I always feel one area of my life that is very balanced is my cats and dogs. All five of them are so good!

My dog Chester can be a little bit of a handful, and Cosmo can have yappy at strange large dog moments. Nobody's perfect... but as their mom, I think they are just that.

My point.... my stepmom Debbie sends them amazing care packages. Aren't they lucky dogs? She picks them out the cutest of cute gifts and sends them wonderful things!

I mention this, because she sent a package Saturday. It still has not arrived! It should have. I am so excited to see the contents of said package, and am anxiously awaiting the hopeful arrival of it today.

Thank you for these packages, they make me so happy.  I know they make my little pumpkins happy too. My little smooth coated chis love their clothes to keep their tummies warm. My long haired dog even loves to put a t shirt on if his Dad turns the fan up.

So from Dogs to Debbie:

Rainy Days

I took a couple of super cute poodles out in the rain, named Tiny and Fidget. They are really smart and sweet!

When I got home, my dog Cosmo sang some more. He was crooning 'Welcome to the Jungle' by Guns n Roses, and 'Sweet Emotion' by Aerosmith, and a couple others.

He really is a funny character. I will eventually get a video I am really pleased with. He coos at me and does such really wonderful vocal stuff. I feel fairly sure he will end up being great at this, he just started this in the past few days! I watched a you tube video of a chihuahua saying 'i love you' and he trotted over and said it even more clearly than the dog in the video! From then on, he's been a little chatterbox.

I had no idea I had a talking and singing dog. :) What a fantastical surprise. Chester is a therapy dog. Georgia Peach is a fashion model. Cosmo found his niche! He'd be great as a male dog human female impersonator. I could teach him some Cher songs,  or Diana Ross.

I should be crafting dog Halloween costumes, not vocal coaching chihuahuas to sing Guns N Roses! I have work to do, and I am getting distracted. Nothing should distract a lady from her dog halloween costumes!

And I leave you with...... W. Axl Kramester