Archive for December, 2006

Biggie biggie biggie, can’t you see? Sometimes small dogs just hypnotize me.

Smalldogarific is on hiatus until 2007, when hopefully i won’t feel like this:

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December 27, 2006 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

Have yourself a merry little small dog Christmas.

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Micro Fleece Dog Santa Suit anyone?

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

It’s Max, the wonderdog: First, he sneaked out of the yard. Then he showed up on the train tracks. Then he went under the moving train…

“That morning, as a commuter rail train roared into Walpole station, engineer Kym Berry saw a small dog by the side of the tracks peering at the approaching train. To her horror, the dog leapt onto the tracks and sprinted in front of the train, as though to outrun it. Berry blew the horn and slammed on the emergency brake, to no avail.

“He never stopped running,” she said. “We just went right over him.”

It was a horrible moment: Berry made a somber announcement over the radio that the train may have hit a dog. An assistant conductor, Pete Tomassini, scanned the ground near the tracks, expecting the worst. Instead, a small wrinkly head of a pug popped from beneath the chassis, unscathed and with hardly a hair out of place.”

This story is truly magical! Do you think pugs have magic powers?

Woman asks for help to find runaway greyhound

Pet shop puppy stolen, again

Gay ‘page dog’ hails Brighton’s 680th civil partnership: “A gay dog, a gay choir and a drag queen bridesmaid helped bring in Brighton’s 680th civil partnership yesterday.”

Huggable by Children: Replicas of Dogs That Searched 9/11 Ruins

Leads, but still no arrest in pupnapping

December 22, 2006 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

Everything is coming up roses for me and small dogs

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I just discovered an advice column written by someone named “Dog Lady.” Today there is a letter from Peter who is worried about his yorkipoo Prunella’s social skills. The situation is basically this, Peter’s partner John had his office over for cocktails and poor little Prunie was so traumatized that she hid in the bedroom closet the entire time. Peter and John want to have a bit New Year’s Day open house extravaganza and intend to parade their “little girl” around for the guests. Finally, Peter asks, “what can we do to make Prunella more sociable?”

Dog Lady points out that “Prunella is not Paris Hilton…How would you feel attending a cocktail soiree in the land of the giants?” She goes on to say, “Don’t force her to come out and make nice. Miss Prunella has sent her regrets…Before guests arrive, make sure Prunella has a soft blanket, a couple of her toys and treats in her secret hideout so she can celebrate in her own way.”

Amen Dog Lady.

A letter inspired by the above:

Dear Peter & John:

By the time you read this letter I’ll be gone. Your cheap champagne and cracker barrel cheese parties are a bore. I am not a showgirl for you to parade around in front of your friends. I pray that your home becomes infested with cats.

Sincerely,
Prunella

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Britney Spears Had Sex in Front of Her Dogs: As the days progress more shocking details have been revealed regarding Britney Spears and her poor small dog parenting skills. “A part-time fact checker at Hollywood Dog revealed that even if Ms. Spears hadn’t kicked “her poor little dogs” to the curb, she was still a near lock for World’s Worst Celebrity Dog Owner because of her habit of having sex in front of them, an activity she frequently wrote about on the dogs’ page on her website, when the dogs still had a page on her website.”

Sonia Fitzgerald, the famous pet psychic and author of What the Animals Tell Me, weighed in. She actually had the opportunity to interview Britney’s former small dog Bit-Bit at a Starbucks. “She told me it was unbelievably stressful to watch her owners bumping uglies two or three times a week.” Poor Bit-Bit having to watch Britney & K-Fed doing it. I hope that Bit-Bit is in therapy now!

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

“Midge” the tiny police dog gets BIG award: “The little crime fighting dog is so popular that she has her own trading cards. The Sheriff’s Department has already handed out five thousand “Midge” cards.”

Can someone get me a trading card????

Dog rescued from fire; 9 people displaced

Dog rescued from house fire

Couple charged with leaving dog unattended: “The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says the six-month-old black-and-white Labrador, died before authorities arrived May 28th after neighbors reported the dog was not being care for.”

Dog allegedly used as weapon in heist: “Durham Regional Police are looking for two young bandits who allegedly used a dog to rob a man on an Oshawa street.”

Man Hits Woman, Woman’s Dog Bites Man, Man Goes To Hospital: That is some fine journalism. The first line of the article reads, “Jamestown, CA — Man hits woman, woman’s dog bites man and man goes to hospital.” Absolutely riveting!!!

Mother Says Ferret, Not Puppy, Gnawed Off Baby’s Toes

Family’s puppy stolen by gang of teenagers

Puppy stolen from shelter

Man jailed for strangling puppy

December 21, 2006 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Small Dog Polka Dot Bikini

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I have recently discovered some amazing small dog photo galleries.  Canine Christmas Photos.  Also, check out the “pageant page” on Small Dog Clothing.  Small Dog Clothing also features a page of seasonal clothing.  Though tomorrow is the first day of winter, in case you are taking your small dog to the islands or planning ahead for the summer:

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Personally, I prefer a monokini.

Today’s Headlines:

Burnbay man and his dog narrowly escape death: A Burnaby man and his dog [a small black poodle] narrowly escaped death early this  morning when they were run over in an alley by a pickup truck.

Family mourns dog shot to death, Police: Penny was found in man’s truck: “Penny was a six-pound Jack Russell Terrier mix with a quiet bark and a tendency to shiver in the cold. She played well with children and cats and had a knack for falling asleep on her owner’s pillow. On Friday, after wandering into a neighbor’s yard, Penny was shot, killed and stuffed into a bag. “

December 20, 2006 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

You ain’t nothing but a small-hound-dog

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To all Jack Russell owners, keep an eye on your pup (see the headlines below)!  I am calling nana immediately.

Speaking of getting into trouble, the Associated Press reports, “Charges that Natasha Lyonne threatened to sexually abuse a neighbor’s dog are expected to be dropped.”  This is totally unprecedented and totally out of control, she must be stopped.  Keep an eye on your small dog! 

Today’s Headlines:

Walpole family’s dog survives tangle with train: “The Lennon family received an early Christmas gift Friday when its dog, Max, escaped a brush with death on the commuter rail tracks at Walpole Station.”

Couple wants dog killer punished: “Kyle and Kirsten MacArthur want justice for their 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier, whose bloodied body they discovered after a frantic search Friday night.”

Dog Hanged, Killed: “The Jack Russell terrier, named Max, was found hanging in a wooded area. A witness called 911 and told police a young man wearing camouflage rode away from the scene on his bike.”

Boy, 4, would swap gifts for dog: “Four-year-old Jordan Howens says that he would swap all his Christmas presents this year for just one thing, the return of his beloved puppy…He said the timing is particularly bad because the miniature Jack Russell was due to be microchipped this week.”

And, coming Soon to a theater near you:

American Dog: A TV star dog drinks martinis with starlets and showboats on sets until he is suddenly abandoned in his trailer in the Nevada desert where he meets up with a radioactive rabbit and a one-eyed cat who are trying to find new homes.

I want to drink martinis with small dog starlets and showboats!!!  In the meantime, a pug-tini will do!

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                                                                                          photo via pugsplace.com
or these:

Martini Mutt-Tini Gourmet Dog Treat Cookie with Olive Nibbles:

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There’s also the Dachshund Cocktail Wieners Humorous Martini Art Print by Terry Pond. 

December 19, 2006 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

BREAKING SMALL DOG NEWS!

Online vote says Spears worst dog owner: “Britney was the overwhelming choice” for worst celebrity dog owner for 2006, Hilary O’Hagan, editor of The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines, said in a statement.”  It should be noted that Oprah was voted one of the best dog owners.  Do you think she’ll add this to her platform in for ’08?

December 18, 2006 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

What’s gonna work? Small dog teamwork!

I previously reported on a pug named Sadie that had gone missing in Ontario, Canada.  Unfortunately, there is more sad newsto report in this pug’s disappearance.  Sadie was found deceased by a man walking his dog. 

Today’s Headlines:

Small dog dies in house fire on Cedarwood: “A small dog died in a house fire Friday night in Bellingham’s Birchwood neighborhood.”

Mobile Home Fire Injures One: “A woman nearly died in a fire Saturday afternoon while trying to save her small dog from the flames.”

Puppies rescued after kitchen fire:  “Firefighters quickly doused a small kitchen fire on High Street Wednesday morning and carried out a small dog who had been hiding with another dog under a bed, Deputy Fire Chief Gary Testagrossa said.”

More on shock collars in the UK: Dog Barking And Shock Collar Survey.

And, on a lighter note: Cat, dog lovers can unite:

“It is not uncommon to find a tabby and a hound curled up snugly with each other, sleeping in perfect peace.”  I searched the internet high and low and could not find one photo of this occurrence thus rendering it untrue.  Hounds and tabbys will never get along.  I did find this photo of a cat though that looks like it has mated with a dachshund:

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and this gem:

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It gives me hope for peace in the new year.  Can we get that Photoshopped in?

December 18, 2006 at 11:42 am 2 comments

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