King Gizmo IV

King Gizmo IV
In Loving Memory, 12-31-93 - 2-3-10

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shadow 12/10/09 - 9/13/12

It's taken me awhile to write this post. In September, I lost one of my three Chi's. I lost my little (maybe not so little, he was 17.5 pounds) boy Shadow. It happened suddenly & unexpectedly. Shadow lost his life to autoimmune disease. Something was causing his white blood cells to dramatically increase and kill off his red blood cells.

Since dogs can't tell us what's bothering them, we can't figure out what the root cause is that is causing the pets' body to turn on itself. Some pet parents are fortunate and able to determine the cause. Some pets handle the treatment well and live long lives. In most cases where a pet survives, the pet must be monitored continuously and take meds.

After two blood transfusions and lots of meds, Shadow was one of the unlucky ones that didn't survive. He was only 2.5 yrs old. It was a very cruel, unfair way to go OTRB, but he's not sick or suffering. It was extremely hard to deal with and has thrown me into depression.

We have since decided to get two more Chihuahuas. They could never replace Shadow, but they have helped me and the girls (Belle, his littermate and Diva). Last week, Belle turned 3, so would have Shadow.

R.I.P. Sweet boy, Happy Birthday, and Merry Christmas.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Helping those in need: KollegePawty Chip in for Spooky

This is the blog for one of my kitty friends Spooky. We are friends on Twitter. He is sick, but in remission with lymphoma. Those that know me and my pets know that Gizmo, my first Chihuahua had lymphoma so this cause for Shorty is near & dear to my heart.

Spooky's mom has been unemployed as well. Something too that hits too close to home. Please consider giving at Spooky's Chip In page to help defray the costs of ongoing bloodwork and ultrasound tests. As I know firsthand with Gizmo, these tests are very expensive. While you're at Spooky's blog, check out the other Chip In's for other needy pets.  If you can help, please do so, I myself know the Christmas season is upon us and that unemployment is still high, but if you're in a position where you can help, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Helping those in need: KollegePawty Chip in for Spooky: Hi Pals 11/15/12 Thank you every furbody for all the wonderful birthday wishes, I had a lovely birthday with cheese cake nip treats & m...

Waiting for the V E T

Yes, it's that time again! This time it's my non-Chihuahua dog Mason who is at the vet for a geriatric checkup. Mason is a 12 year old Sheltie. It seems not that long ago, I brought Mason home as a puppy. Boy has time flown by!

When Mason was a puppy, our first Chihuahua Gizmo loved to go up to Mason and show him who was the boss. He would do this by jumping on Mason's head and would start humping on it! So funny to us, but not to Mason! I know somewhere I have video of this event. Well ever since a neighbors dog tried playing with Mason by jumping on him from behind and scaring him, Mason has become skittish . You have to be extremely careful not to scare him or like a cat he will turn to nip you.

It's a shame, but Mason has seemed to have obstacle to overcome in life. When he came home, we discovered he had giardia. That took awhile, but he overcame it. For all his life we have been battling ear infections with him. Not long after we would have the infection cleared, it would come back. Now that he's older, he suffers from hearing loss, some loss of eyesight, and now arthritis in his rear right leg. However, he's still sharp. He knows in the morning when he comes inside from doing his business, it's time to eat. Same after work. I can let him outside and he uses his canine senses to go out & come back to the door.

Well, the vet has come in to check him out. So going to go for now. Just wanted to share a bit on my dog who is very loved, but not a Chihuahua.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chihuahua Puppy for Sale: Tiny Renata

Chihuahua Puppy for Sale: Tiny Renata

Below is one of the puppies available from the breeder where my Chihuahuas came from. She currently has several available. I constantly receive compliments on my Chi's from people wherever I take them for their calm and loving temperament. If you are interest in getting a well bred Long Coat Chihuahua, please click the link above. You will be able to get more info and contact details there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

da adventures of Vincent Rocket: Lost Iggy please help!!!

da adventures of Vincent Rocket: Lost Iggy please help!!!: please repost and retweet we needs to find dis Iggy now!! thank you! Redi Redi needs your help!  He came into IG Rescue on August...

da adventures of Vincent Rocket: a little update from Casey's foster mom

Sounds like things are going well for Casey! Thanks Vinny for the update.

da adventures of Vincent Rocket: a little update from Casey's foster mom: Casey luvs Maggie hee hee :) thought i would give you a little update. Casey is doing very well. today for the first time since surgery...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Advantages of using a housecall veterinarian for your cat

Yes, I know this is supposed to be about my three chihuahuas, but I also have three cats.  It is very important to have your cat see a veterinarian at least once a year.  This is your reminder!

Advantages of using a housecall veterinarian for your cat

Monday, August 13, 2012

One Brave Little Dog

This a video proving that even though a dog is disabled, he can still have a quality life! One Brave Little Dog

Friday, June 15, 2012

Anipal Dating Game – Iggy Style

Vincent Rocket, a friend & an Italian Greyhound is working hard to raise funds for his friend & fellow Italian Greyhound Casey. Casey is in foster care & cannot be put up for adoption until he is well. There are links to Casey's story at the blog post on the link below. In an effort to help Casey, Vincent is in search of a girlfriend. Help pick a girlfriend for Vincent by going to the link below & making your choice. Who do you think is the best canine girlfriend for Vincent? Thanks!

Anipal Dating Game – Iggy Style

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

da adventures of Vincent Rocket: Casey

Please find it in your heart to help poor Casey get the operation he needs to help him live a normal life and be adopted by a furever family! da adventures of Vincent Rocket: Casey: Hi evfurrybody dis iz Vincent Rocket askin you all to help Casey, i came across Casey when i gots in contact wif IGCA to see if i could ...

Monday, April 16, 2012


Here is Junior, another of the three cats that live with us.


Here is Athena. One of three cats that share our house along with our three chihuahuas.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012