Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chihuahua News Round-up

Japan’s Pet Survivors Face Post-Tsunami Struggle

Katherine Heigl saves the lives of 25 Chihuahuas

May 1, the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life

Proposed “puppy-mill bill” in Texas

Chihuahua News Round-up

New oxygen masks especially for dogs helps save pets after house fires.

Longmont, CO celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Chihuahua beauty contest (among other things). I’m providing a gift basket.

San Francisco SPCA Kicks Off Month-Long Chihuahua Celebration with “The Whole Enchihuahua” on May 1 in Dolores Park

20-year study finds that Chihuahuas (and toy breeds in general) are more prone to cardiovascular disease. Keep those Chis trim!

Shreveport, LA is having a free showing of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, preceded by a pet parade, May 6.

Keep your Chi close if you live in Deming, NM. Someone is stealing them.

Getting a new thumb/index finger ring.

$19 and free shipping is a screaming deal. You get your choice of three finishes, two typefaces, and your choice of words, inside and out. Mine will say, “Pull my finger” on the outside, and “Pfft…” on the inside, because I will do anything for a laugh. Well, not anything, but $19 is cheap for a good gag. Click the pic to go to his site.

Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder

Nikki, of the fantastic site, Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder, is in the process of reading an advance copy of Chihuahua of the Baskervilles.

(Bebe is my fave of Nikki’s Chis, btw. She’s the little mite who is second from the left in the photo below. To give you an idea of how wee she is, Monte (second from right) weighs three and a half pounds. Bebe is the dog equivalent of a sparkling fairy pony or a shoulder dragon with tiny flapping wings.

I have to mention some coincidences between Nikki and the book. Suki is Tripping Magazine‘s staff photographer. She’s half-Japanese. Nikki is also half-Japanese and a photographer. And their names both end in ‘i.’ There will be one more coincidence at the end of the second book, Portrait of Doreene Gray. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Oh, and if you’d like to join a super-fun Facebook group for Chihuahua lovers, join Nikki’s. I’m on there all the time, cooing over photos of Bebe.

Video about canine designer Ada Nieves

Here’s a great short video about Ada Nieves, a New York designer of canine couture, on Click the pic above and then scroll down a little. You’ll find the same picture on the right. Click on it for the vid to come up.

And if you’d like to see more videos of Ada and her dogs, there are bunches on YouTube. Click here.

Jenny Blossom sings the Tripping song

I have almost no idea who this woman is.