Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oooh, I'm So Itchy

Yesterday it was raining all day and today we were surprised to get our first snowfall of the season. It was coming down pretty thick but the snow lasted only a couple of hours on the ground before it all melted away. Yippee for me, I don't like winter and am already counting the days away to spring. I know my chihuahua is too.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Loving Chihuahua

Well, summer has come to an end for the year and the days are getting cooler. Here's a photo of my chihuahua from earlier in the summer I was going to post but didn't get around to it. (in case you haven't noticed, I missed August. So much for trying to post at least once a month). Yeah, Shannon just loves those apples she finds in the backyard.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Heat Wave

We're in the midst of a heat wave, the other day the temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in my backyard, and that was in the shade! But Shannon my chihuahua seems oblivious to it, she was running around chasing down apples, and this morning she was sleeping under her blanket, and we don't even have air conditioning! Must be a chihuahua thing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dog Days Of Summer

Finally the hot muggy weather has arrived, just the way a chihuahua likes it. Shannon spends her time relaxing on the veranda and keeping on the watch for any dogs that pass by, then she turns into a yapping machine.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Shannon In the Driver's Seat

My brother has a motorized scooter, you know, the ones that look like skateboards with long handlebars, and he got this idea that he's going to take my Chihuahua for a ride. So he went out and bought a basket for the scooter, yeah right, like I'm going to let him zoom down the street with my dog in the basket hanging on for dear life. Why is it that grown men act like little boys?? Sheesh!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dogs Eating Chocolate

Most people including me know that chocolate is toxic for dogs, so you can imagine my shock when my chihuahua got a hold of a box of liquor filled chocolates. I walked into the family room and on the floor there were something like 6 chocolates with the tips bitten off and the liquor oozing out onto the carpet.

Upon closer examination I noticed she didn't eat them but just bit off the tips and left them on the floor too. I guess she didn't like the taste and went through the rest to see if they were any better. But what really has me scratching my head is how did she manage to pick them out of those little trays that chocolate bonbons are packaged in. What a little weasel! I'm sure glad she didn't eat them!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Funny Dog Video

Check out this funny talking dog video, it was broadcast on my local news station.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Chihuahua Song Video

One of the members' of the chihuahua forum at found this chihuahua song on youtube, check it out, it's hilarious and cute at the same time:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Give A Dog A Bone

Shannon chewed her nylabone so much that one end became pointy. My Mom thought it wasn't safe so she took it away from her. But no worry Shannon has a new one now, and she loves it just like her old one.

Here's a tip for you folks with new puppies, get them in the habit of chewing on their own toys, if you catch them chewing on something they shouldn't, distract them with a chew toy. Once they become adults the only thing they will chew on is their own stuff.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

In The Doghouse....Or Tent

I like how my chihuahua shapes her blanket into a "tent" and then just crawls in and out of the opening. Seems like she's going to be doing a lot of that, winter just doesn't want to leave. Last week the birds began chirping and then we got hit with snow, and now it's raining. Ah but I know spring is coming, I can feel it.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Even though it's still cold and there's snow on the ground, I can feel that spring is just around the corner. There's a lot more sun and my chihuahua is sure taking advantage of that picking a sunny spot in the house to feel the warmth of a sunny day. I wonder if she can tell that warmer days are ahead? I think she can.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Chihuahua Search Word Puzzle

I wanted to add a Chihuahua search word puzzle I made but it won't fit on the blog, so here's a link to my word search puzzle page:


Monday, January 31, 2011

Taking Baths

My Chihuahua doesn't like to take baths, but isn't that true of all dogs? At least she doesn't put up a fight the way she does with getting her nails clipped ( see blog Trimming Dog Nails post ). She just stands there in the laundry tub on her two hind legs clinging on to the edge of the tub like her life depended on it. But when it's over she's one happy pooch.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do Dogs Understand Speech?

It's highly unlikely that dogs can understand language but did you ever notice how dogs seem to know when you're talking about them, even when you don't say their name? When my chihuahua is under the covers and I start talking about her she pokes her head out. I could be talking about anything and she'll be sound a sleep but when talk turns to be about her, there she is with a look that seems to say "you talking about me?" The other Chihuahuas I had in the past were the same way.

Here's another incident, my dog likes to sit on a chair in the living room and look out the front window, especially when she's expecting my brother. My brother was here yesterday, a day when he usually does not come, as he was on his way over I and my Mom began talking about him but we did not say his name. To my surprise my chihuahua stopped what she was doing (chewing her nylabone) and went and sat on the chair in the front window.

So what's with dogs, do they pick up some of our language without us knowing it? Better watch what you say around your dog.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shannon and Her Nylabone

Is this the face of contentment or what? Shannon sure loves her nylabone, in fact she loves it so much that she broke a tooth on one.


Wednesday, January 05, 2011