Archive for September, 2007

Why am I smiling? And why do I sing? Why does September seem sunny as spring? Why do I get up each morning and start, happy and head up with small dogs in my heart? Why is each new task a trifle to do? Because I am living a life full of you.

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via Action Weather Blog

Anyone got a few thousand to spare? I am thinking of getting the “Louis XVI-style four-poster bed.”

A small dog named Zoey is lucky to be alive after being found in the mouth of a coyote in her backyard. The Arizona Game & Fish Dept has some advice, “Keep all pet food inside, cut back on vegetation because it’s a hiding place for coyotes and never leave your pets alone because a coyote can easily jump a six foot fence with a small dog in its mouth.” What talent and skill! I’d like to see that.

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via Pup City

I’ll drink to that:

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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Library offers therapy dog reading program
Dog rescue association holds Budapest “adoption day”
Missing dog rescued after being sold in Troy
Dogs that killed boy described as docile
Wis. lawmakers prepare puppy mill bill
Puppy Mill Rescue Reveals Key Resource – SPCA

September 28, 2007 at 7:18 am 2 comments

Where is my John Wayne? Where is my prairie son? Where is my happy ending? Where have all the small dogs gone?

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Pup City

A hydrant painted in the likeness of an American flag was pulled from a dog park after complaints that it is disrespectful to let dogs use it to take care of business. The hydrant was added as a tribute to Hondo, a police dog killed 10 years ago chasing a suspect. Louanne Douris, a retired U.S. foreign services officer wrote, “that gallant dog must be turning in his grave at the thought of the flag being desecrated every time a dog pees on that hydrant!” God bless America!

Chicago police were called upon, when a pup named Miss Pickles took a dip in the Chicago river. Miss Pickles had been out walking with her owner when she went off to chase something and ended up in the river paddling around for more than 15 minutes before being pulled to safety. Does anyone else agree that Miss Pickles is the most magical name ever? Henceforth, all dogs shall swim freely and carry the name of Pickles. “Get back here Baby Pickles, Jr., III.” I like the sound of that.

Be on the lookout for small horses being passed off for large dogs.

I’ll drink to that:

 

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via Chihuahua Page

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
FDA Warns Dog Owners on Chicken Treats
Police seize nearly 250 dogs from alleged ‘puppy mill’
Guide Dogs for the Blind Collaborates in Canine Cancer Genome Project
Dogs found in dumpster brought to Portland
Family, dog safe after house fills with smoke
Puppy set on fire in Michigan City
Puppy dies in owner’s arms after hit-and-run

September 27, 2007 at 11:43 am 4 comments

I closed my eyes to see your sweet face, a coke can beside me, I slept in hell. Small dogs can be so deceiving when they love you well.

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via Hoobly

The orders are just pouring in for the hybrid wolf puppies. To everyone who placed an order, delivery time is believed to be between 2 days and 14-15 years. I apologize in advance for any difficulties this may cause.

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via Pup City

Michael Vick just can’t get enough.

And now, on to some good news. Congratulations to SETexas Yorkie Rescue with the National Maltese and Small Dog Rescue Alliance, the biggest, little small dog rescue in the US. Now, let’s see who can say that three times fast.

A sculpture of Jesus as a well-endowed dog is causing quite a stir in Sweden. The sculpture was installed on a roundabout in Skaanes Fagerhult, a town in the south of Sweden, but it disappeared within hours. “In Nordic countries the display of outlandish sculptures of dogs on roundabouts is a familiar art form which has become common in the past decade.” Can anyone confirm or deny? Photos please! I think I need to start planning a trip.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Why Your Dog Gets Loopy During the Lunar Cycle
Sergeant pleads not guilty in death of police dog
Blast kills second bomb dog
Pa. measure would limit dog tethering
A romp with other dogs means trouble with the canines at home

September 26, 2007 at 8:32 am 5 comments

Come on small dog let’s do the twist, take me by my little hand and go like this.

Dear Professor:

Smalldogarific has been absent from school due to upper respiratory congestion.

Best,
Mr. & Mrs. Smalldogarific

P.S.: Happy Fall!

Now is as good a time as any to get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions and hone your canine freestyle skills. “”You have to pick out music that goes with your dog…The dogs can do figure eights around your legs. They spin, and we spin. Sometimes they’re on their hind legs. They can wave, do marching things, jump over things.”

Did anyone catch this sight of dog magnificence?

Authorities are saying that DMX is no Michael Vick, but something is definitely going on at the rapper’s Phoenix home. Police recently raided his home and found the carcasses of three dogs, that apparently were burned beyond recognition.

via Dogs with Cones

Military police in Amsterdam made a shocking (and delightful discovery) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. An airport employee heard strange noises coming from a luggage locker and alerted the military police. When the locker was opened they found, “a small keeshond dog in a carrier bag stuffed between several suitcases. The dog’s owner did leave some water and dog food in the locker.” So thoughtful!

A sixth month old puppy has gone missing after taking a ride on a tornado.

If you are thinking of getting a hyprid wolf puppy, read this first! Important characteristics to note: they can “dig under any fence within minutes…howl every night…Jump an 8 foot fence.” I’d like to pre-order two hybrid wold puppies with laser beam eyes. Thanks.  Anyone else want to tack a few on to my order?

I’ll drink to that:

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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Dog returned to ‘speechless’ Chicago panhandler
Couple arraigned in Fremont dog mauling case
New law saves puppy
Spilled chemical burns dog
City pays $27,000 to man who says cop shot his dog
Ten convicted of being involved in ‘sadistic and pitiless’ dog fight

September 25, 2007 at 10:31 am 6 comments

I wouldn’t if I were you, I know what small dogs can do. She’s deadly man, she could really rip your world apart. Mind over matter, ooh, the beauty is there but a beast is in the heart.

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via This is London

Does that small dog look dangerous? Does she strike fear in your heart? Apparently that little “sausage dog” Lucy and her owner were taken to court by a neighbor who claimed that Lucy was left to run wild and once bit him on the ankles. After 11-months in court, a judge recently concluded that this little sausage dog is of no threat. I think the American Kennel Club should officially change the breed name to “sausage dog.”

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via Pup City

How many times do I have to tell people, dogs are for loving, not for eating! 30 hospitalized after eating meat of suspected rabid dog.

More on dog mommies: “If I’d known what fun dogs are, I’d have thought twice about having children.”

One more perfectly good small dog thrown out with the trash. This type behavior is becoming epidemic! I wonder if a zebra was behind it?

I’ll drink to that:

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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Dogs disappear around Star Valley
Puppy Rescued From Sewer Pipe
Success with Petition Would See Buses go to the Dogs
KC park board suspends new policy on off-leash dog parks

September 20, 2007 at 8:30 am 2 comments

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a small dog, and bring him to the ground: you can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad and leave him when he’s down.

Fact: Thousands of small dogs worldwide are facing a zebra crisis, here are just a few disguises that might keep your pup safe:

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via Camilla Valley Farm

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via Calling All Dogs

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via Dog Clothes Apparel

There’s some big small dog news out of China, a little black dog in Huojia County, Henan Province was so upset by the death of his small dog companion that he refused to eat. “The two hounds were playing on a highway in Xiaoguanzhuang Village on Sunday morning when his companion, a white dog, suddenly passed away for no apparent reason. The black dog appeared to be in mourning and refused to budge from his friend’s corpse. He also refused to eat anything all day.”

Another one bites the dust.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Terrific Pets

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Jumping dogs stop NYers in their tracks
Runt of the litter wins dog breeder’s heart
No horses, but the Show must go on!
City To Ticket Owners Of ‘On-Off’ Barking Dogs
Man Pleads Guilty in Dog Beheading
‘Gruesome’ Crime Leaves Dog Dead With Paw Cut Off

September 19, 2007 at 8:15 am 2 comments

And all the small dogs aren’t in a zoo, every day you meet quite a few. So you see it’s all up to you, you can be better than you are, you could be swinging on a star.

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via AZ Central

Does this photo tug at your heartstrings? The Phoenix Police Department thinks so.

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via Terrific Pets

How about that one? How do your heartstrings feel now? You got me, it’s a trick question, I was testing you.

A woman and her dog saw a zebra trotting down the street. “McConough, who lives in the Ranger Creek area east of Fort Gibson Dam, said her dog starting barking and she went outside to see what was causing the disturbance. A zebra was trotting down her driveway. It was wearing a halter…McConough thinks it wasn’t the first time the zebra has come around. She has found various clues, including dog food scattered from an outside bowl.” Maybe they actually saw this little pup trotting down the lane?

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via Pretty Yoko

I’ll drink to that:

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via Terrific Pets

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Greenies dog treat lawsuit settled
Dogs’ performance wows crowd, highlights events at Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson
Merchants want customers’ dogs happy, too

September 18, 2007 at 8:10 am 4 comments

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