Wednesday, November 26, 2014


On this last and final blog of my thankful month, I must start out with what I am supposed to say…..

I am thankful for all of the love and kindness in the world: For all of the generous and thoughtful things that we all do for each other every day: For all of the random acts of kindness that make our days delightful.

OK, so does that sound like anything I would say? Not even if I was being tickled or coerced would I utter such words of mushiness. The truth is, the thing that I am most thankful for is FOOD. Any variety or kind of food that will fit in my little hungry mouth!
So let’s try it again using the correct and truthful words that I would use.

On this final blog of my thankful MOUTH……..
I am thankful for all of the food and food and food in the world. For all of the generous portions that are given to me every day. For all of the random pieces of food that I get off of the carpet that make my day delightful!

It is always better to tell the truth don’t you think?

Promoting World Peace

And Whirled Peas

I have chosen a plate that is just about as big as my head…I think.
 I don't want to appear greedy or anything. I won't need the silverware though,
I am a practiced and professional snarfer…it's a gift and a skill, that I am thankful for.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


It is so nice this time of year to think about all of the comforts of home that make you smile, or in my case WAG! This week I am expressing my gratitude for some little things that just make me happy! For me it doesn't take much. I love to be toasty and warm. This is super important because I am almost hairless. Unlike a Husky or other big hairy dog, I am a small bald Chihuahua so I get chilled easily. Before you start thinking of how thankful you are for chili dogs, I need you to focus and get back on MY topic, which is about my comfort, not your food cravings! Anyway, I love, love, love anything that keeps me warm. I love the dryer because it warms up my blanket. I love the metal thing in the floor that spews out warm air! I love snuggling in my blanket and staying there all day long no matter who tries to get me to come out! ( I have been known to come out for food, but it should probably be warm too! Like a heated stick of Pupperoni. Yum! ) No one has ever heated up my snacks, but I am just including the idea in my theme of warmth! I am thankful for warm stuff. I bet you are too! Just so you know, I have first dibs on the dryer so your laundry will have to wait!

Totally Toasty

I know this is dangerous sitting in a dryer like this,
not in the James Bond way more like the stupid way,
 but I can't help it, it's soooo warm in here. If you could fit you'd try it too.
And this is me with the metal thing spews out warm air.
I love you metal thing…I wish I could take you outside with me.
Ok so here's a tip my adoring fans -
never fall asleep with your nose covered 'cuz you might miss dinner.
Your welcome…do you adore me more now?
I'm still adorable right?

Thursday, November 13, 2014


This week I would like to continue on my blogging of gratitude. I know that last week I focused a little bit on myself. This week I would like to offer my gratitude and thanks to the Doctors at the Veterinary Specialty Center. Because let’s face it, if it weren’t for them, I might not be here to blog or eat or cause mayhem. The Doctors there are so full of knowledge and skill. They each have their own amazing personalities and specialties. To this day, I am humbled to know that they all became board certified just to help ME. It is time consuming and probably pretty pricey, but they know as you do that I am worth it. I do let them help some other animals in need from time to time, but mostly they are all on call waiting for my next emergency. I feel comfortable doing some naughty things knowing that all of these Doctors are available to get me out of whatever I might get into.
I think I should do a quick list of my medical history, just in case you are new to my blog….

- 1st one, not fun… neuter that involved abdominal exploration. (I refuse to  go into details on this).
- Bilateral hip surgery
- Rock and plastic removal from my stomach (I still don’t know how that stuff got in there).
- Reaction to medication - respiratory failure. I had to live in the ICU oxygen bubble kennel for 3 days- good food though.
- My coffee eating spree landed me another stay in the ICU.
- Food intoxication - Stop laughing, it is not funny!
- Wicker in my windpipe. No more baskets for me.

I’m sure I might have left something out, but you get the idea. I am a medical prodigy!


Doctor of Destruction
This is me when I was totally rockin' it but then
Mom freaked out and had the docs remove it & the tasty morsel of plastic.

Well I'm never doing that again…probably…maybe, I did get a lot of attention.

If I eat this board, will I be board certified too?
I think it's way harder than that…but
I think Chuck Diplomate, ACVS would be so cool though.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


As Turkey Day, I mean as Thanksgiving Day nears, I am going to blog each week in this month about things that I am thankful for. I hope that you will follow me this month with your own list of things to be thankful for. Please be creative and don’t steal from my list. One of the things I am thankful for is my selfishness. (I get and keep more stuff).
This week I would like to focus on ME. I think that is a good start don’t you? So that means that as you write your own list, you focus on YOU while paying close attention to ME.  Here we go……
I am thankful that:
I am so handsome
I am so smart and charismatic
I am sneaky
I am the leader of the little dog pack. (most of the time)
I am free to hit the pee pad or not. No one is the wiser.
I look sharp in any clothes that are put on me
I have vision like a hawk and can swoop on floor food quickly
I am so humble
Now it is your turn to write a list. Don’t be shy. Really put it out there about yourself. You have things to brag about I am sure. Maybe not as much as me, but you aren’t Chuck and this isn’t your blog! (If your name is Chuck, sorry, but the latter comment still stands)

Full of Grace and Humility
(I would be if they were food items)

As you can plainly see I am really so perfect, I'm not sure what to say.
I could just stare at ME for hours.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


It is that time of year again when people dress up their dogs in silly costumes and parade them around for everyone to admire. Some of these costumes are downright silly. Like a Wiener dog dressed up like a hot dog or a Pekingese dressed up like a cowboy. I mean come on. Everyone knows that a wiener dog already looks like a hot dog without the costume and a dog with a scrunchy face cannot be dressed up like a cowboy. I could see a Great Dane or another big dog sporting an outfit from the old west, but not a little snorty dog. It just isn’t right. I am so glad that I am a classy dog and I only put on outfits that are appropriate and suit my personality. I will not stoop to a lower level of wearing something silly. I won’t even do it for treats. No, really. I do have a little bit of pride and I hope that you all look up to me for having such strong convictions and for not selling out for something as silly as food. It is a matter of pride for me and for an entire breed of Chihuahuas that I will be a shining example of integrity. So when you are planning your Halloween costume, please think about what I have said here today and don’t shame yourself by wearing a ridiculous costume. Show some pride people!


Eat more chicken

I am a Holstein Friesian calf.
When I am full grown I will weigh an impressive 1,280 pounds.
So there...

Friday, October 24, 2014


Sometimes it is cool when it is just me and my Dad. When I pretend that I am the only dog in the house. He gives me butt scratches and rubs my ears. He gives me treats and then puts band-aids on his fingers because you know I get a little over-anxious when it comes to food. I think my Dad is pretty cool and I think he thinks the same of me. I bark and howl when we watch football together. He screams and jumps up and down off the couch. He can put away some serious food. I have been known to do the same. We both snore when we are sleeping and we both dream we are chasing rabbits. (not sure on the rabbit dream, but I bet it is true). We both like beer and potato chips and the only difference is that I am ok eating the chips off the floor. (I have never seen my Dad do that, but who knows?) It is a great thing to have that Dad-Dog relationship and I am super grateful that sometimes I get him all to myself. Oh and did I mention that we both like Bob Marley?............


This is my Dad Bob. I think Marley is another dude,
 that seems to make people shake their heads and put hats on.
I'll put anything on my head as long as it eventually leads to food and quality Dad time.