Thursday, March 31, 2022

So Long My Puppy


Little Shannon  2005 - 2022

It's with sadness that I write this post, my Chihuahua Little Shannon (aka the Weasel) passed away last week at the age of 16 years and 7 months. She was diagnosed with kidney failure around 2 1/2 years ago, then a neurological disorder that made her unsteady while walking became progressively worse. She's missed but not forgotten.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Senior Dog

Chihuahua under pillow

Still alive and kicking or should I say barking at 14 years of age, though she's not as enthusiastic about looking for apples in the yard as she was in her younger years. It could be because she's missing some teeth so it's not as fun biting into the apple.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Big Head Chihuahua

Funny Chihuahua Pictures

I got the idea from Mutts, my favorite comic strip. Kind of reminds me of a bobble head Chihuahua, ha, ha.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chihuahua Eating Fast Food

Chihuauha eating Popey's chicken

At 12 years of age the little weasel (aka, my Chihuahua) is still feeling in her prime and likes feasting on Popeye's chicken and any other kind of fast food she can sink her teeth into.

Friday, July 22, 2016

What Is A Teacup Dog

"Teacup" is a term applied to dogs belonging to the toy group which are very tiny in size, even for their own breed. The word is a marketing gimmick and is not officially recognized as a breed description.

Before you decide you want to get a "teacup" Chihuahua or any other toy breed labeled as "teacup", be aware a toy dog that is undersized for its breed very often has health issues which may have an impact on how long it will live. It is also very fragile and prone to accidents, a fall from a bed or sofa, or even getting stepped on can be fatal.

Many breeders of small dogs advertise their litters as teacups because people are willing to pay more for them but no breeder can guarantee how large or small a puppy will grow. Those of you in search of a teacup would do well to keep in mind that even a toy dog that grows larger than it should be is still going to be a very small dog....and more fun to play with because you won't feel like you're walking on egg shells.

teacup chihuahua cartoon

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

dog basket

It's been a while, guess the little weasel is so boring there's not much to write about, ha, ha. But she did get a new doggy bed, and she approves.