Archive for November, 2006

In the billiard room, with the small dog!


Apparently, Jack Russells are a hot commodity!  I better call nana and tell her to keep an eye on Buster.  Jack Russell Terrier stolen from Pa. home.  The Mystery of the missing Jack Russell Terrier solved!  Jack Russells are so friendly and personable, it’s hard to not walk by one and want to take it home. 

According to the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America, “the Jack Russell is a happy, bold, energetic dog; they are extremely loyal, intelligent and assertive.  Their greatest attribute is their working ability, closely followed by their excellent qualities as a companion.  Jack Russell can be equally contented bolting a fox or chasing a toy in your living room, or equally adept at killing a sock in the living room or a rat in your barn. Their funny antics will continually amuse you, their intelligence seems to know no bounds and their assertive nature and boundless energy can at times be overwhelming.”  Killing a sock?!  Funny antics?!  Chanda-Leah better watch her back!

November 30, 2006 at 11:18 am 2 comments

Who let the small dog out of the bag?


Since I don’t have an actual small dog I should probably get a Faux Fur Puppy Purse with Detachable Strap!  “Makes it look as though you’re carrying a real pooch under your arm.”  The Yorkie is a little too realistic.

Police tie family dog to tree, then shoot.  This is absolutely disgusting.  I am calling Animal Precinct!

November 29, 2006 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

Small dog wonder


I have been meaning to post on here for days but with the holiday I lost track.  I have several great small dog developments to report.

First, a poodle won best in show at The National Dog Show last week.  Poodles, big and small, are never my first choice but the judges seemed to feel otherwise. 

Speaking of poodles, Stephanie made a wonderful discovery: Chanda-Leah, the World’s Smartest Dog.  I don’t make this stuff up, I just report it.   If you do only one thing today please go and watch a video of Chanda-Leah playing the saxophone.  Please!  She can perform over 1000 tricks!  In 1999 the Guinness Book of World Records created a new category just for Chanda.  “Most Tricks Performed by a Dog.” Chanda-Leah’s “uncanny ability to make people laugh is a unique ministry that is nothing short of phenomenal.”  She paints, she sings, she plays an Irish jig. This website is a rare and magnificent diamond waiting to be mined.  I am having trouble posting photos of Chanda-Leah but I promise, you won’t be disappointed and nothing short of amazed.  More to come on this development shortly.

Friday and Saturday night I watched episodes of Animal Planet’s, Animal Precinct.  This show is so sad.  It’s great to see the success stories though.  You can watch episode extras on the Animal Precinct website. 

In closing for today, don’t confuse small dogs with toys!

November 28, 2006 at 11:57 am 1 comment

Best in small dog show


Tommrow, The National Dog Show airs @ noon on NBC.  I don’t love the exclusive snobery of dog shows (i’d much rather see small dogs celebrated in all their variations), but, since this IS essentially the super bowl for dogs, I’ll have to at least take a look at the toy category, and the terriers.

November 22, 2006 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Go small dog speed racer, go!


Ginger, a two-year-old Jack Russell saved the day in New Zealand.  Small dog warns of blaze.

A short guide to traveling with a small dog.  “”The small dog is the new grandchild,” said Robin Weaver, small dog expert and owner of The small dog invokes both protective parenting and generous grand parenting in its owners. These parents treat their dogs like humans, she said, “And we don’t put humans in the cargo bay.”

November 21, 2006 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Small dog got your tongue?


I am sure most everyone has already heard about Mimi the cat who mated with a dog and gave birth to puppycats.  What does this mean for the future of small dogs?

November 20, 2006 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Let sleeping small dogs lie


“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”  -Homer

In parting, Puppy Possibly Saves Child From a Shootout in DC.

November 17, 2006 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Shine on you crazy small dog

Small dogs beware!

The weather in NY has been so dreary lately.  Don’t you wish you were here?


November 16, 2006 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Do small dogs like donuts & coffee?


I am not a fan of the fuzz but this is just too good not to mention.  Chihuahua Earns Her Badge As K-9 OfficerMidge, and 8-pound Chihuahua Terrier mix is believed to be the smallest police dog in the country. 

November 15, 2006 at 11:47 am 1 comment

Practice makes small dogs perfect


Is the Chihuahua the perfect dog for you?  Is that a trick question?

Joanne Magnuson does some great work to help save small dogs through her organization Help A Pooch Rescue.  Support her!

November 14, 2006 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

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