Archive for October, 2007

They’re out to get you, there’s small dogs closing in on every side. They will possess you unless you change the number on your dial. Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together. All thru the night I’ll save you from the terror on the screen, I’ll make you see.

Happy Halloween!!!

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For all those in the NY area, what a pity if you missed this: Dogs Pull Sleds Topped With Dog Chow in Televised Morningside Park Competition.

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via This Next

I’ll drink to that:
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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Dogs only come in two colours, researchers say
Dog gone: Mourning a pet
Blind shopper told to leave guide dog outside
Vets call for dog blood banks as operations rise
Dog fights for life after saving owner from snake
Teacher lured then killed dog

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October 31, 2007 at 10:10 am 2 comments

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high, take a look, it’s in a book, a small dog rainbow!

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via The Baltimore Sun

In an unexpected role reversal, James Harris was shot last Friday while out with a party shooting for pheasants, shot by his dog that is. Mr. Harris rested his gun on the ground while retrieving a pheasant when BANG, poochie stepped on the trigger.

And the Fido for best supporting small dog goes to….Hellen Mirren’s Corgis for their riveting performance in The Queen.

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via Domestic

Heather Mills has gotten herself into some trouble with an elaborate fireworks display. Mills threw a $200,000 birthday bash for her daughter, complete with a fireworks finale. The neighbor claims that her dog Glow died due from a bloated gut, which could be do to stress from the brilliant extravaganza.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Pup City

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Swede invents urinal for dogs
Dogs Help Students Learn to Read
Company Sells Bottled Water For Dogs
Police say restaurant sold dog meat as lamb
Missing for 5 years, beloved pet set to return
Big hearts, small dogs
Man Charged in Shooting Puppy with an Arrow

October 30, 2007 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

From my laboratory in the castle east, to the master bedroom where the small dog vampires feast. The ghouls all came from their humble abodes to get a jolt from my electrodes.

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via Two Poodles & Me

A Pomeranian and Jack Russell mix (I’d like to see that!) is credited with saving his owner’s, Teddi Sampson, life by warning her of Melanoma. This is not surprising since it is now widely known that small dogs=magic, and make the best doctors. This particular pup’s diagnostic skills proved to be superior to Sampson’s own family physician. Upon initial examination the physician said there was nothing unusual about the mole, Sampson had it removed and tested anyway. Sampson said the doctor told her, “I think you need to give your dog a steak tonight. He was right, it was melanoma.” Kind sir, we’ll take three of the finest cuts of your spectacular fliet mignon.

Did you know that every day items can poison your small dog (and bird). Penny’s seem to be a particular danger to pooches. As for birds, non-stick cookware is said to emit enough toxic fumes to send them into respiratory distress! This is frightening! Get ride of your non-stick cookware, please. If it’s not good enough for birds it’s not good enough for me. Kind sir, please add a set of All-Clad and Le Creuset pots and pans to my registry. Thanks you kindly in advance to advise.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Marie’s Chihuahuas

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dog lovers calling for rethink on size restrictions of dogs allowed in flats
Suspected Queens Dog Fighting Ring Broken Up
Hallucinating Frenchman stabs his dog to death
Neglected dog dumped in tea chest

October 26, 2007 at 10:26 am 2 comments

Oh, it’s a kind of stupid groove that you can’t ignore. Oh, it’s a kind of natural small dog fact, sometimes you’re just left to be alone.

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via The Funny Dogs

Switzerland is known for it’s cheese, chocolate, beautiful mountain vistas and neutrality. In an unprecedented announcement, Switzerland has declared war, war against dog poop that is. The city of Geneva is waging war against the dog poop problem that is plaguing the city. At a press conference on Tuesday, Pierre Maudet, the administrative councilor in charge of security and public works explained, “we have received a lot of mail from residents who are complaining…The dog droppings are particularly disagreeable for people in wheelchairs or parents with strollers. They also present a danger (for pedestrians) who can slip. This is no longer tolerable.” The crackdown will include stronger on the street enforcement and the dispersement of more plastic bags. It must also be acknowledged that Maudet is a member of the country’s Radical party. Have the Radicals turned against small dogs too? This may be the start of the biggest and most ill conceived war since Iraq.

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via Rogue Paddler

The small dog ate my homework may be a semi-valid excuse after all. Read “Missing a sock? Maybe the dog ate it” for more info.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Mt. Olive Kennel

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Canine champs never say die
Missing a sock? Maybe the dog ate it
Washington Police Dog Shot to Death Chasing Suspect
68 Namibia Villagers Sickened After Eating Dead Dog
Continental disputes claim over dog’s death
Dogs kill boy’s Make-A-Wish horse; another may be on way
It’s raining cats and dogs at California hotels

October 25, 2007 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

See small dogs walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight. Heads turning as the lights flashing out it’s so bright. Then walk right out to the fourline track. There’s a camera rolling on her back, on her back. And I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine.

I apologized for the abridged nature of today’s post. I hope these photos will suffice until I can return with my ridiculously witty and charming commentary.

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via The Decatur Daily

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via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online

I’ll drink to that:

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via Teacups ‘N Toys

October 24, 2007 at 12:00 am 2 comments

There never was a sea level, there was never a star, except the ones I pushed into your body. Believe me when I say that I was every small dog for you. I swear that all my lying was the bravest form of truth.

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via Woot

The LAPD may have dropped the ball with the Iggy/Ellen drama. This is shocking and scandalous as the LAPD are famous for never screwing up anything in the history of police and police departments. I have no idea how they let this one slip through the cracks. Apparently, the LAPD should have never let Marina Batkis take Iggy back in the first place. The Mutts & Moms adoption agency were not licensed to operate business at the time they issued the adoption contract to Ellen, thus making it null and void. Also, Marina Batkis allegedly entered Ellen’s hairdresser’s home under false pretenses. When she arrived at their home she claimed she was there to do a “home inspection.” Does this mean Iggy’s free? Not exactly. More updates soon.

As I have always suspected, new studies show that if you are stressed out, the best way to calm the nerves is to pet a small dog!

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via AJC

Here’s some advice for you and your small dog for the upcoming holiday. My favorite bit comes from Kathy Santo, a New Jersey dog trainer, “‘if a dog truly hates costumes, then owners should let it be’… but most dogs can be trained to enjoy dressing up and being the center of attention if it’s done correctly.” And correctly done it shall be Kathy.

Speaking of small dogs and Halloween, I want to see Carol Wells’ dogs on October 31. According to the Kansas City Star, one of them will be wearing a thong! “This year her therapy-trained Dalmatians, Carmen and Jonah, are going to be Victoria’s Secret and Joe Boxer, respectively…When she takes the dogs on their Halloween rounds of hospitals this year, Carmen will wear a thrift-store Victoria’s Secret bra, size 32A, and black lace panties with a hole cut out for her tail. Jonah will be a Chippendale dancer in a pinstripe vest, white collar, black bow tie and black Joe Boxer underwear with fake money tucked into the waistband. ‘It’s kind of tricky trying to put a pair of panties on a boy dog,’ Wells said.” I’ll believe it when I see it Carol.

It turns out that dog shows are a dirty business. A dog groomer from central Illinois has been charged with intimidation, criminal damage to property and cruel treatment to animals after feeding antifreeze-laced hamburger meat to two dogs owned by a competitor.

30,000 and counting!!!!!

I’ll drink to that:

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via Dream Maker Yorkies

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Candle, puppy likely spark mobile home fire
Dog missing after garage sale mixup
Dog imports raise fears of a resurgence of disease
Dog-fighting suspected, dogs seized
Kidnapped dog found days after shootout
Second chances for dogs, inmates
Dogs display their competitive nature
Woman Attacked By Dogs
Dogs may be used to boost security

October 23, 2007 at 1:10 am 3 comments

I’ve been a victim of a selfish kind of love, it’s time that I realize, that there are some small dogs with no home, not a nickel to loan. Could it be really me, pretending that they’re not alone?

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via AP Photos/Telepictures Productions

So distraught from all the dog adoption drama, Ellen decided to take a day off from the taping of her show. Things should be back to normal for next week’s broadcasts. Oh, what will the weekend hold??? Save Iggy!!!! PS, that’s a photo of Iggy above.

Pierre Barnoti, executive director of the Montreal SPCA, likened many pet adoption interviews to “the Spanish Inquisition…I’ll be crucified for saying this, but a lot of people are convinced this is the only way of doing it.”

Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, a mall in Michigan is opening its door to small dogs! Iggy wants an Ipod shuffle! 123-go!

Britney apparently requested her Yorkie couriered to her as she shopped in a Beverly Hills department store. I wish they’d go ahead and standardize the sizes on small dog clothing, it’s so hard to tell what’s going to fit.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Breeder Info Center

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:
Man puts puppy in pants and slips off
Dog rescued days after cliff fall
Dallas mayor pays bills for homeless dog
Lexie, a toy Pomeranian, takes the top prize in Pet Idol
Designer dogwear hits town

October 19, 2007 at 9:51 am 2 comments

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