Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Look

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The Park Avenue Chihuahua Blog got a facelift! Do you like it? Love to hear your feedback.  :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweet Dreams....






















All beds via Dog-Milk.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Review - Animals In Spirit


I just finished reading this amazing book - Animals In Spirit by Penelope Smith. It is by far, my favorite book about our relationships and connections with animals. This book will help explain why our beloved animal friends are here -- their purpose, why they choose us, what they can teach us, how they guide us and what happens after the death of your beloved animal. 

I have believed in reincarnation ever since I was a little girl. This book resonated with me. Instinctively, I already knew so much of what Penelope was saying in this book. I have always had a special bond with animals. Somehow, we can communicate with each other on a very deep level. I don't know if it is telepathically or if I can just read their body language perfectly. Coincidently, my birthday is on St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day (Oct. 4th) - the patron saint of animals.

If you have a deep love for animals and are curious to learn more about their purpose in our lives then Animals In Spirit is a must read. Happy Reading! :-) 

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."  - Edward Hoagland

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Garden's Delight


Spring is here and it's time to start thinking about your garden. Want to add a little flair to your outdoor space this year? I have the cutest thing in mind....a topiary in the shape of your favorite pooch. I am going to purchase one in the shape of a Chihuahua. Bet you wouldn't have guessed that, huh? ;-)

There are so many cute ones to choose from. You can have one standing, sitting or dress up your topiary like the picture above. The possibilities are endless! Click here and here to find your favorite dog breed.  

Sitting Chihuahua Topiary


Standing Chihuahua Topiary


Happy Spring Everyone! :-)



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patti's Day!!!

Our Little Saint Patti Marie! :-)

Wishing everyone a  
Happy St. Patrick's Day
May the luck be with you today and always! 

The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unconditional Love.....

This is an older story but a beautiful one. If there is only one thing to take from this story....love has no boundaries! Enjoy! :-)



Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Smiles - Smart Dog

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This video is hilarious. Very smart dog indeed! Enjoy. :-)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Do I Go Home Today?

Photo Source: www.sablogzone.com

Below is a beautiful but sad poem about the life of so many animals that are taken to animal shelters. I beg of everyone looking for a pet to remember the following things......

1. Pets are not impulse buys. They are not a pair of shoes or an outfit that you can return because you changed your mind.

2. Animals have feelings - they feel pain, sorrow, reject, stress and hopelessness.

3. You should ALWAYS review your lifestyle before you consider getting a pet. If you work all the time, travel a lot or go out on the town a lot, have children or a spouse that might hurt the animal, are allergic or don't like cat or dog hair in your home then please DON'T get  an animal.

4. Dogs are not lawn ornaments - if you are thinking about getting a dog but want to keep them outside all the time then don't get a dog. Dogs are pack animals. They need human companionship. Also, dogs can die from being in too cold or too hot weather.

5. If you don't have enough money to take care of your pet properly (vet bills, spay/neuter, food, grooming, pet sitter and other necessities) then please don't get an animal.

Pets are a privilege - a gift from God. They are not something to acquire today and dispose of whenever the novelty or newness wears off. Animals get stressed out just like humans do. They are severely affected when people drop them off at shelters and dispose of them like day old trash. Next time you are thinking of getting a pet, please give it a lot of thought and careful consideration. It isn't just about you.

Do I Go Home Today?
By Sandi Thompson

My family brought me home cradled in their arms. They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charm.

They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys. I sure do love my family especially the girls and boys.

The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats. They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets.

I used to go for walks, often several times a day. They even fought to hold my leash, I'm very proud to say.

These are things I'll never forget a cherished memory. I now live in a shelter without my family.

They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe. But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.

The kids and I would grab a rag for hours we would tug. So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bathroom rug.

They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside. This I did not understand although I tried and tried.

The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time. I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.

My life became so lonely, in the back yard on a chain. I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.

So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why. They said I caused an allergy, and then, kissed me goodbye.

If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.

"You only have one day left," I heard the worker say. Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A little something about me......

Photo Source: Anne Keenan Higgins
 
I am known as the "dog lady" - well sort of. I am not crazy or anything like that. I just LOVE dogs and love surrounding myself around them. It makes me happy and is a great stress reliever. Understanding dogs comes naturally to me. It's like we have our own language.  In a perfect world, that is what I would do for a living - just be with puppy dogs all the time. Maybe I should start my own pet sitting service. :-)

My husband and I spoil our dogs rotten and I can honestly say we have the sweetest dogs in the whole world. Did I mention that we have 4 of them? Seems like a lot but they are very small. It wasn't our intention to have 4 dogs, it just happened that way. Three of them are rescues that we just couldn't turn away. So we are a happy family of 6...us and our 4 fur babies.

Just because we spoil our dogs doesn't mean that they are brats. We are the pack leaders (most days). They are very well behaved and I truly think that my little Chihuahua, D'Angelo has mastered the English Language. He understands....I'm just saying! :-)

If you haven't ever experienced the joys of total loyalty and unconditional love that a puppy dog can bring you then you are truly missing out. Puppy kisses are magical.  :-)