Archive for February, 2007

I want to fly like a small dog, To the sea, Fly like small dog, Let my spirit carry me

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Question: Can a hawk take a small dog?

Answer: Absolutely.

Fact: Worldwide, at least 3-5 unsuspecting small dogs are attacked each year by large birds of prey. Some live to tell to tell the tale, some simply do not.

What can you do about it?: Read this riveting article, Little dog? Gotta watch ’em like a hawk for a detailed account.

A few weekends ago while visiting my family I saw a hawk with what looked like a squirrel dangling from its talons. I better warn Nana to keep an eye out for Buster.

The good Lord giveth, and the good Lord taketh away.

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Horrifying. Eight-week-old puppy has ears cut off with a pair of scissors

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Man says dog saved him from black bear

Pet food kills dozens

Pet oxygen masks are welcome by rescuers

Man sentenced to prison in starvation of dog

Thieves nab OAP’s puppy from garden

Let the puppies loose

Like Kindergartners, Dogs Playing in Close Quarters can Spread Coughs

Canine theft

February 28, 2007 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Small dogs to the left of me, Jokers to the right

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The Fashion Frenzy for our Furry Friends in Toronto are raising money for canine cancer. This article promoting the event, The Dog Days of Winter, brings up a good point. “The idea of dressing up dogs can be deeply divisive. Some people think it’s cute, others contend it’s traumatizing for the animal—and then there are those who think it’s just plain stupid.” CUTE! CUTE! STUPIDLYAMAZINGLYCUTE! What do you think?

On that note, Cindy wrote to me about her dog Stewie, a Brussels Griffon and Shih Tzu mix. Stewie is named after THE Stewie from the Family guy, which is simply amazing (Please note stellar quotes such as: “oh yes Meg, yes yes, yes everything was going swimmingly for you until this … yes yes this is the thing that will ruin your reputation, not your years of grotesque appearance or awkward social graces or that Felix Ungerish way you clear your sinuses … no no no, its this … do you hear yourself talk? I might kill you tonight …”). With inspiration like that, this small dog is surely destined for great things. It’s confounding that Stewie was “the only one in the litter that no one wanted.” Are people taking crazy pills??? They sure are missing out. I can tell from these photos that he is a gem. And, to top it off he is simply dapper! He understands Spanish and English and like clockwork, every night around 4am he crawls into bed with Cindy to cuddle. He even “did a little dog modeling for Little Pampered Pets.” He’s the one in the army shirt and blue jacket. I will have to do a more through report on Little Pampered Pets in the future. What a site! Moving along, here’s Stewie!!!!

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I’ll drink to that:

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via Puppy Paradise

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dogs, cats may face increasing risk from coyotes

Dog returns home after missing for 45 days

Dog fails to help in burglary

Puppy OK after incident on escalator in T station

Puppy chews leg to escape restraint

February 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm 4 comments

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many small dogs, she didn’t know what to do

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I was shocked and confused by a headline I read this morning, Man pelted with dogs, stabbed by puppy thief. That is just cruel and unusual. “Police said the man was pelted with two puppies as he tried to stop the thief, who escaped with one dog.” The man is in serious but stable condition, no word on how the puppies are doing.

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Check out the controversial puppy discussion going on at cold4thestreets.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Big breeds are in the doghouse

Small in size, dog puts big bite on field

Firefighters rescue small dog stuck in ice

Stolen Pricey Puppy Returned

Bid to end puppy farm ‘misery’

Puppy Rescued from Burning House

February 26, 2007 at 11:33 am 2 comments

All around me are familiar faces, worn out places, small dog faces

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I always feel a little bit uncomfortable when I see people dressing pets up in fur or sheepskin outfits. It just seems wrong. On that note, you better check the labels on your own fur trimmed coats. Fur? Faux Fur? Or Fido’s Fur? Group Says Retailers Selling Dog Pelt Coats. The Humane Society is reporting that after purchasing fur trimmed coats from several well-known brands and retailers they determined the fur to be that of domestic dogs! In some cases, labels listed “raccoon fur” as the material but were actually made from the fur of raccoon dogs, a canine species in Asia. And in one case, a jacket that listed “fake fur” as a material was actually trimmed with coyote fur!

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You are probably thinking that those hands sure do look familiar! That’s because they are that of 8th generation wig maker Ruth Regina, who turned her talents to the dogs. At least someone else out there is concerned about small dog alopecia!

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

The dog that turned into a prince

Hundreds line up to adopt ‘puppy mill’ dogs

Don’t make puppy training all about food rewards

Gang steals staffy puppy at gunpoint

February 23, 2007 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Some people call me the small dog cowboy, yeah, some call me the gangster of love

Please help, someone tried to knit these small dogs into sweaters!!!!

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I think I might have found myself a needlepoint project:

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Today I want to introduce you to a very special dog with an undeniably exciting name. His name is Reno…full name…Reno Casino Secret Prince…He is certainly a man of mystery and intrigue! His owner told me that Reno Casino Secret Prince is a behaved, beautiful and fun Maltese. Reno Casino Secret Prince was born 9-30-03. Reno Casino Secret Prince presently weighs 8 lbs. Reno Casino Secret Prince’s favorite treat are milkbones. For Halloween, he was a pumpkin. Please welcome, Reno Casino Secret Prince!!!!!!

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I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dogfight causes driver to lose control, crash

Puppy travels to town looking for a walk

Dog Bites Boy Holding Fried Chicken

Man accused of beating puppy to death with baseball bat

February 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm 2 comments

You lost that small dog feeling, Whoa, that small dog feeling

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There seems to be a string of recurring headlines these days. #1, dogs being electrocuted and #2, dogs falling down wells. This time in Grant Park in Chicago, a Labrador mix and a Scottish Terrier were killed after stepping onto a charged manhole cover. And, in Cleveland County, North Carolina, a 5-week old puppy found it’s way to the bottom of a well. The fire department managed to fish her out with a net so luckily she is ok.

Mary from Massachusetts wrote to me wanting to share her love for Affenpinschers, which she referred to as “monkey dogs” “because they have a monkey-like face and are quite comical in behavior.”

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Perhaps this would be the perfect small dog for me, since I love monkeys and comedy.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dog fails to deter crooks

South Oregon Women Doing Great Work for Homeless Dogs

A dog in sweat pants? It must be getting colder

Theft of $1100 puppy sees animals’ freedom curtailed

Family pets lost in two fires

February 21, 2007 at 11:06 am 2 comments

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I built my life around you, but time makes you bolder, small dogs get older, I’m getting older too

This isn’t exactly small dog news, but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway. Dog Credited With Saving Mt. Hood Climbers. Score, Dogs=2, Terrorists=0!

Special small dog correspondent Fiza, has been hot on the tail of some exciting small dog news. Cesar dog food hosted an owner/dog look alike contest and featured some of the entrants in several ads. You can view the ads on this site. Here is one for your review:

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Fiza also sent me several essential quizzes. The first being: What weird and inbred dog are you? I have taken this quiz twice now and both times and I scored as follows:

What weird and inbred dog are you?

Shar-Pei

Personality Test Results

Click Here to Take This Quiz
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Fiza, pointed out two additional quizes, but I haven’t had a chance to take either yet (you have to register to take both of these). When I do, I will surely post the results. What Breed of Dog Are You? Also, What Breed of Dog Are You at Work?

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Ugliest’ dog chosen for cameo appearance in Z musical

Police search for whoever abandoned dog

Furry therapists a hit with seniors

Woman Claims Pit Bull Killed Her Dog

Dog shows often encourage cruel puppy mills

Two Arrested Following Alleged Beating Over Puppy In Vacaville

Woman Used Oven to Warm Cold Puppy

February 20, 2007 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

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