I want you to know: despite my appearance at this function, I remain now, and will always be, a small dog.

June 20, 2007 at 10:58 am 3 comments

ducky.jpg
via USA Today

Mark from Dogs With Cones wrote in yesterday to alert me to some really important small dog news. The Guinness Book of World’s Records has named Ducky, a little Chihuahua, the world’s smallest dog! Weighing in at 1.4 lbs and measuring 4.9 inches tall, Lisa Messier, Ducky’s owner says she paid $5,000 for him (according to USA Today, “based on his current weight, that’s $223.21 an ounce or $1,020.41 an inch.”) “Now, under Messier’s tutelage, he’s taken to wearing a tiny suede jacket with crystals.” More photos please. You should take time to read Lisa’s letter to USA Today, which is a fascinating look into the life and times of Ducky.

nursing.jpg
via Live Science

This isn’t exactly small dog news, but I feel it is noteworthy nonetheless. 3 baby tigers were rejected by their mother and took a particular liking to a dog that had recently given birth to her own litter of puppies. That photo shows the mother nursing the three tigers and her own pup. Awww.

I’ll drink to that:

reflective.jpg
via All About Great Danes

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

New Law Mandates No Pet Left Behind

Doggone little recourse when pet hurt at park

Go Green: Eco-Friendly Pet Option

Man Who Saved Dog From Fire Dies

BigLaw and the Humane Society Show Their Puppy Love

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Entry filed under: chihuahua, dog, dogs, JUNE 2007, Pretty In Pink, pup, puppy, small dog, small dogs, World's Smallest Dog.

You think i stand so firm, you think i sit so high on my trusty steed? Let me tell you, I’m usually face down on the ground, when there’s a small dog stampede But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No small dog can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. original handmade pet portraits  |  June 20, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    What kind of glass was used for that ‘small’ dog? If it’s a shot glass then probably it’s the smallest dog. I wonder what’s in that nursing.jpg photo. I didn’t know Coke has a new non-human model. That’s so cute!

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  • 2. smalldogarific  |  June 21, 2007 at 9:34 am

    I believe it’s a sewing thimble, that looks about right.

    Coke decided to ditch the polar bears, in favor of small dogs.

    Best,
    Smalldogarific

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  • 3. seann  |  January 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    no its not a shot glass…its a 2 cup pyrex…a shot glass? Omg its a dog not a bug!

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