Archive for July, 2007

Some small dogs try and some small dogs lie but that’s all right with me. If they can’t raise my interest then I have to let them be.

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There’s another report of a cat giving birth to a puppy, this time in Northern Vietnam.

And, the big day has finally come, Flex Petz, a dog rental service, has finally opened its doors in California. God bless America!

I’ll drink to that:

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Thank you Abby for this amazing photo!!!! Do you know this rare and precious gem of a small dog?

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dog Survives 29 Days in Woods
Dogs attack suburban woman
Dog bite cases in Hawaii multiply
Police hunt dog owner after his pet attacks woman in a Newbury church
Man Upset After Denver Police Shoot His Dog
A Place For Hobo the Dog

July 31, 2007 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

I see people turn their heads and quickly look away, like a new born small dog it just happens every day.

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I apologize for my absence yesterday but I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed and once I did, the day escaped me.

No one seems to be up in arms about Paris Hilton purchasing a baby Chihuahua from the same pet store as Britney. Speaking of Britney’s new dog, The Star reports that she let her “puppy poop on a $6,700 Zac Posen gown, wiped her greasy hands on a pink silk Alisha Levine dress, took bathroom breaks without closing the door and fled after four test shots still wearing more than $14,000 of OK!’s borrowed clothing, the magazine said. Last week, Spears was pictured stripping down to her bra and see-through mesh panties to take an impromptu dip in the Pacific Ocean near Malibu. Another bizarre report last week had Spears applying to be a cocktail waitress at a Hollywood bar.” After that stunt, I am sure Britney will get rid of her puppy any day now, praise be, praise be.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Abandoned puppy who became 9/11 rescue dog dies of cancer
Letter carrier faked dog bite claim for profit, investigators say
For dogs, a day at the beach may be too hot
Letter carrier faked dog bite claim for profit, investigators say
Stray dog at Sky Harbor causes landing delay
Two dogs left in car die from heat in Ellsworth
Puppy rescued from LI home after another dog set afire

July 27, 2007 at 8:12 am 2 comments

I went away from the lights of 14th Street, and into my personal small dog haze. But now that I’m back in the lights of l4th Street, tomorrow will be brighter than the good old days.

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Has anyone ever seen the stage show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? I have not, but apparently the British production includes 10 trained dogs. Mari, a small brown and white Tibetan cross fox terrier currently taking part in the production, recently went missing after a morning rehearsal. Mari’s handlers were extremely distraught by his disappearance and exclaimed, “we were not too sure what we were going to do if we could not find him, he has been part of the show for six years, both in London Palladium and on tour.” he was was later discovered in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, that was hoisted 20ft above the stage. I bet he just wanted to get into that car, and fly off to a place where dogs of all persuasions can roam free. I’d love to see what’s on the dressing room rider for one of these pups. 10 Bottles of Kristal, 16 Fliet Mignon Steaks (Medium Rare), 5 packs of Starburt (assorted flavors), Dried Peaches & Apricots (no sulfur dioxide), Ossobuco alla milanese (with gremolata).

A new report on climate change in Quebec’s arctic region suggests that Inuit living there might be better off ditching their snowmobiles and going the way of dogsleds. That’s because dogs are 100% magic and dogsleds are only about 23%.

Michael Moore would be proud of what’s going on in the world of pet health care in the UK, Free vet care for homeless dogs.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Lost Dog Found 2,000 Miles From Home
Top NZ police dog stabbed three times
A neighborhood that adores its dogs

July 25, 2007 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Here comes the rain again, raining in my head like a tragedy, tearing me apart like a new emotion. I want to breathe in the open wind, I want to kiss like small dogs do, I want to dive into your ocean. Is it raining with you?

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Here’s a stellar example of some good old fashion, old timey small dog freestyle, lest you think it doesn’t exist.

If you are hoping to shed a few pounds for fall sweater season, try The Dog Diet.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
States Weigh Safety With Dog Owners’ Rights
Using dogs to adapt to global warming
Brit Rescues Small Dog from the Mouth of Pitbull

July 24, 2007 at 8:11 am 2 comments

I need a small dog who’ll take a chance, on a love that burns hot enough to last. So when the night falls, my lonely heart calls.

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Congrats to Zoey, a 5-pound Chihuahua, who saved a baby from being bitten from a rattle snake. “The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.” Prance on you crazy small dog, prance on.

This isn’t small dog specific, but just a few days ago I discovered the wonderful world of canine freestyle. This may be one of the most amazing discoveries of 2007. How is it that this sport escaped my knowledge up until now? At a recent freestyle performance at the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, there are claims that a 14-year old Golden Retriever named Rookie, came out of retirement, and wowed the audience, even bringing tears to the eyes of some, “as she playfully went through her crossover steps, placing paw-over-paw in her routine.” Apparently, Rookie’s owner Carolyn Scott “chose the maudlin (Everything I Do) I Do It for You to make it easier for her aging partner [Rookie] to keep up.” If I could be a fly on the wall for Rookie’s practice sessions. You can view a somewhat dated video of Rookie and Carolyn performing to You’re the One That I Want.

The day also “included a tie-wearing dog who carried a pink purse and a Western-clad pooch whose sequined bandana flashed as the dog spun through full-circle turns.” I don’t want to give away too many details, but Buster and I are presently rehearsing a rousing version of Janet Jackson’s Nasty.

Again, not exactly a small dog, but here’s another particularly skilled golden retriever performing to Move It.

If you are heading to New York City, check out this NY Times article for some small dog friendly locations. New York is for lovers, not haters.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Money-hungry dog
China cracks down on rabid dog menace
Police sued over shooting of dog
Dog ice cream targets Austrian canines
Dogs help out nursing homes
Proud pets on parade at annual Dog-A-Thon

July 23, 2007 at 9:34 am 5 comments

Well, I’m running down the road, tryin’ to loosen my load. I’ve got seven small dogs on my mind, four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me, one says she’s a friend of mine. Take it easy, take it easy.

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A moment of silence please for Orpah’s golden retriever Gracie, who choked to death on a plastic ball that belonged to Sophie, Winfrey’s 12-year-old cocker spaniel. Despite that this happened in May, Oprah still mourns the loss of her pup, but admits that she has taken one positive life lesson away from the incident, “enjoy life but remember to slow down, too.”

Despite the new “Doggie Dining Law” that went into effect in St. Louis, they’ve got nothing on Boston and Vancouver when it comes to the pursuit of liberty and happiness for small dogs. According to Dogfriendly.com Boston and Vancouver were rated the top two most dog friendly cities.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury, in an investigation of illegal dog fighting. Hopefully they’ll send him off to Camp Cupcake, or worse.

Teenagers have taken their neighborhood hijinks to a whole new level. Puppy Stuffed In Mailbox In Vandalism Spree.

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Girl awaits return of lost terrier
Dogs to be allowed on Hollywood beach
Puppy Rescue: Little Guy Stranded in the Middle of the Hudson
‘Monster dog’ attacks mum in city park
Pit bulls attack 3 people in Pasadena; owner arrested
Man gets jail for leaving dog to die
Grateful dog owner wants to thank Good Samaritan
Children find solace with therapy dog
Mom In Jail After Allegedly Coaching Kids To Steal Puppy

July 19, 2007 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

I must confess that my loneliness is killing me now. Don’t you know I still believe that you will be here, and give me a small dog sign. Hit me baby one more time.

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Ducky, the world’s smallest dog, might have some competition next year. There’s a new small dog in town named Penny Precious. Weighing in at just 14 ounces, her owner says she may never grow to more than a pound. She has to eat human baby food because dog food is too hard. When she was born, she was the size of a mouse. Apparently, she’s so small that when she walked across her owner’s computer keyboard, she didn’t press down a single key! That’s at least 92% magic.

St. Louis might just be the most small dog friendly city. The mayor there just signed into law the “Doggie Dining Bill,” which allows restaurant patrons to dine at restaurant patios and sidewalk cafes with their pets. I’ll have the veggie burger well done, and Penny Precious, she’ll have the child’s chicken fingers with fries.

Britney just can’t seem to keep herself out of the public eye. The AKC, among others, are publically shaming her for buying a puppy mill raised Yorkie at a pet store. Shame on your Britney. Hiss hiss. What kind of example is that? Marcia has asked for an official Smalldogarific comment on this travesty, and an official statement I shall deliver…

Dear Smalldogarific readers,

I hope that God will intervene so that her Britney’s Yorkie puppy can find a new home. I am certain that her pup would be better off roaming the Sunset Strip with hippies and vagrants. A night club is no place for a young pup, everyone knows that dogs have super sensitive hearing. If that pup hasn’t gone deaf already, from listening to the sound of Britney’s voice, its hearing will certainly be compromised whoring itself around to the hottest night clubs in Hollywood. Britney’s actions continually prove that she is unfit for mothering. Yorkie’s of the world need to mobilize and take action. Marica, can we get an Anderson Cooper 360 exclusive on this one?

I’ll drink to that:

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Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Mother of girl killed by dog charged with involuntary manslaughter
Pair With Horse, 7 Dogs in Home Arrested
Officials continue to investigate alleged puppy mill
Stranded Highway 204 Puppy Rescued

July 18, 2007 at 9:35 am 6 comments

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