Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Great Book....

I have always been a very open minded person. I don't put myself in a box believing only what the masses believe to be true. I believe that if you want to find the answers you will search for them and make a sound decision on what you feel is right...what you know in your heart to be true.

I have always wondered what happens to us when when pass away and leave this earth. I have also thought about it for the beloved animals that I have had over my lifetime. This curiosity had led me to read a ton of books (you can find my favorites in my "complete profile" on my blog) on the subject. 

I bought myself a great present for Christmas....this book...Animals and the Afterlife. It is a compelling read for anyone who has loved and lost a beloved animal.

Hope you find it as interesting a read as I did. :-)

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

P.S. I am reading other books on the same subject and will comment about them when I am finished.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas! :-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sledding Anyone?

These dogs are hilarious and having a ball. Too cute not to share. Enjoy! :-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday Smiles

Patti Marie Yawning

Today is a cold and rainy Sunday in South Carolina but it is sunny in our home. I am snuggled up with my four-(4) puppy dogs in a warm bed watching Disney movies. What a great day!

Wishing everyone a warm and cozy Sunday! :-)

The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winners of the Pet Holiday Giveaways!!!! :-)

Hi everyone! Wow, I had fun tallying up all the winners for my Pet Holiday Giveaways. Below is a list of the winners.

I will contact the winners via their most recent blog post or email address (if it's on your blog/profile). Please e-mail me your address or the address you would like your prize(s) to be mailed to. I will ship all prizes out by tomorrow so you will receive it before Christmas (if I have your address).  :-)

Prize # 1 - (The Who's Your Doggie Frame)

 Winner is Megan!


Prize # 2 - (Ceramic Bone Shaped Pet Bowl, Edible Pet Holiday Card & Gingerbread Man Stuffed Dog Toy Combo).

Winner is Chi's and the City (Nadine, Chewy & Lilibell) 

Prize # 3 - ($10 Petsmart Gift Card)  

Winner is Lesli

* Note: Nadine over at Chi's & the City mentioned that if she won the gift card she would donate it to Noah's Arks Rescue . I was so touched by her thoughfulness and generosity that I will donate $ 10 to her's and my favorite rescue Noah's Arks Rescue in honor of her and her pups. Thanks for your kindness Nadine. :-)

Prize # 4 - (Dog Collar - winner will choose 1 out of 4 styles)  

Winner is Lindsay   *(Lindsay, I don't have any way of contacting you to let you know you won. Please email me at the link above or direct msg me on Twitter by Dec. 22nd to claim your prize. I can't tell who you are on Twitter. Thx!)


Prize # 5 - (One Faux Pearl Pet Necklace - winner will choose 1 out of 3 styles) 

Winner is Frenchy

Prize # 6 - (Pink Skull with Rhinestone Eyes Pet Charm - 4 to giveaway)

No entries = No Winners   :-(  (Update 4 winners!!!)

*Note: I will do a second chance offer for the 4 charms. If anyone is interested then please leave me a comment on this blog post by 8 pm tonight. After that the giveaway will be closed. The charms are super cute in person. 

Follow-up @ 11:35 pm EST: I did the drawing for the 4 Pink Skull Charms. It was easy, 4 entries = 4 winners. Woo hoo! :-)
The winners are listed below. Each winner will receive one-(1) Pink Skull w/ Rhinestone Eyes Charm.

1. Lesli
2. Dog's Mom
3. Minnie and Mack
4. Lori & Gus

Yay! I will ship out all prizes tomorrow. New winners, please email me (listed on today's blog post) your address. Thanks! :-)

Prize # 7 - (Ganz Female Pet Charms - 3 to giveaway)

 "It's Not Easy Being Queen" Charm -  Winner is Dog's Mom


"Her Majesty" Charm - Winner is Michelle Underwood

"Princess Crown w/Ring" Charm - Winner is Michelle Underwood

Prize # 8 - (Male Pet Charms - 3 to giveaway)

"Ganz Dog House" Charm - Winner is Dog's Mom 

"Paw Print" Charm - Winner is Mr. Pip 

"Bow Tie" Charm - Winner is Michelle Underwood

Thanks so much to everyone that participated. Hope you all enjoy your gifts. Don't forget to send me your address so I can ship out your giveaways. Happy PAWLIDAY'S! :-)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Pet Blog Hop & GIVEAWAYS (Dec. 4th-12th)!!!

 Welcome to the
Park Avenue Chihuahua
Holiday Pet Blog Hop – GIVEAWAY(S)

Happy Pawlidays Everyone! As Christmas nears, I wanted to spread a little cheer and do something special for my fellow bloggers and followers...a Holiday Giveaway! All items listed below have been purchased by me. 
 This giveaway begins on Saturday, December 4th and ends on Sunday, December 12th @ 11:59 pm. The winners will be chosen on Monday, December 13th and notified via a comment on your most recent blog post. A list of all the winners will be posted on my blog on Monday, December 13th.  

Don’t forget to
* Grab the “Park Avenue Chihuahua Holiday Pet Hop” Button from my side bar.
* Put the button on your blog or your most recent post so others know to participate and comment. 
*     Read Entry Rules for Giveaways (below)
*     Spread the word and get others to join in.
* Sign in below for the blog hop.
* Find new friends from the blog hop and let them know where you found them from.

The winners of this giveaway will receive the following items:

1. Dog Picture Frame “Who’s Your Doggie” (Value $ 18)

2. Ceramic Bone Shaped Pet Bowl, Edible Pet Holiday Card & Gingerbread Man Stuffed Dog Toy Combo.
     a. The winner will receive all 3 items listed above. (Value $14)

3. $10 Petsmart Gift Card (Value $10)

4. One Dog Collar (1 winner)
     a. (1 out of 4 choices – Red Glitter Collar, Green Glitter Collar, Faux Fur Jaguar Collar or Camouflage Collar). (Value $ 8)
     b. Each collar comes in Size Small (9 ¼” – 12 ¾") or Size Medium (11 ¼” – 15”) except the Jaguar Collar (only comes in size medium)

5. One Faux Pearl Pet Necklace (1 out of 3 choices – White Pearls, Pink Pearls or Gray Pearls) - (1 winner)
     a. Total length of faux pearls and ribbon is 33 inches. (Value $ 8)

6. Pink Skull with Rhinestone Eyes Pet Charm
     a. Have 4 to giveaway = 4 winners (Value $ 5 each)

7. Ganz Pet Charms for girls - (1 of each - “It’s Not Easy Being Queen”, “Her Majesty” or “Princess Crown w/Ring”).
     a. Have 3 to giveaway = 3 winners. (Value $ 5 each)

8. Pet Charms for boys – (1 of each – “Ganz – Dog House”, “Paw Print” or “Bow Tie”).
     a. Have 3 to giveaway = 3 winners. (Value $ 5 each)

Mandatory Entry: 
1.  Follow my blog (Park Avenue Chihuahua) and leave a comment on what item or items you would like to be entered in to win. You can choose to be a part of each giveaway (all) or specific giveaways. Please specify.  :-)

Note: For items with multiple choices (i.e. – collars and/or charms) then let me know which item is your favorite. If you win that giveaway then I will send you the item of your choice from that particular giveaway.

Bonus Entries:
  1. Follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/iliveformydogs and tweet this giveaway.
    1. Note: If your Twitter account is a different title than your blog then please direct message me your blog name via Twitter so I can keep a count.
      2. Sign in below for the blog hop.

Thanks and Happy Blog Hopping! :-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

For All The Animal Rescuers Out There....

This is such a beautiful quote and one of my favorites.

"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done something," He replied. "I created you." ~ The Animals' Savior by Jim Willis

Animal Rescuers have such wonderful, beautiful souls. Thanks to all who open their hearts and homes to help animals in need. :-)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone! The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dog Saved by Firefighters

God Bless Firefighters! I don't think we say it enough. Firefighters are amazing people that risk so much for all of us. It is easy to forget all they do until we need them. Well, I am here to give a BIG thanks to all the wonderful firefighters of the world for saving so many lives.

I saw the video below on Life With Dogs Blog and had to re-post it. It is amazing!!! :-)

The dramatic raw footage of a dog rescue will make your heart soar. Firefighters performed rescue breathing on a dog that was found unconscious/unresponsive in a house fire. The dog was found at the back door in the kitchen, pulled from the building with minor burns and initially had a respiratory rate of 40+. Firefighters performed rescue breathing for approximately 12 minutes and as you can see, the dog survived. The owner was not home at the time so firefighters decided to bring the dog back to the firehouse for dinner and water.

Watch closely and as the puppy dog is revived she starts wagging her tail. So completely precious!

While I watched the video I was reminded of something. I did a post back in August of this year about Pet Oxygen Masks. If you haven't read that post click here to see it. These Pet Oxygen Masks are wonderful tools for firefighters to have on their trucks.

If you are thinking of a charity this holiday season to give to, please consider donating a set of Pet Oxygen Masks to your local fire station or another fire station in need. All fire stations and emergency response vehicles should be equipped with these wonderful life saving devices. :-)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Smiles

To all of those wonderfully crazy pooches out there...we love you just the way you are! :-)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lulu Products by Anne Keenan Higgins

As the holidays approach, I am sure everyone is trying to decide what cards you'd like to send out and what gifts you'd like to purchase for friends and family. Well, look no more.

I'd like to introduce to you my favorite artist/illustrator of all times....Anne Keenan Higgins. I recently had the pleasure of connecting with the artist herself via e-mail. She is so sweet and completely humble which makes me love her that much more! :-)

I am IN LOVE with Lulu products by Anne Keenan Higgins. I can't get enough of her stuff. She offers anything from stationary, note cards, holiday cards, greeting cards, invitations, calendars, ornaments, checks and so much more. The Lulu products are fun, feminine and completely fabulous.

Lulu is a character that she created years ago. In Anne's illustrations you will see Lulu with her pooch or kitty traveling all over the world on her many adventures or just relaxing at home.

Anne recently created a new character called " Fiona." Fiona has the same whimsy charm as Lulu but with her fab style inspired by Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn. Anne decided to use Fiona for her 2011 desk calendars. If you would like to view or purchase one then click here.

Anne has also created products for weddings, new baby, moving, birthday parties, etc. To view a few of her items then click here.The great thing is that Anne doesn't just decorate the front of the cards. She also has artwork inside the cards and on the back (see Birthday Vespa Card below for details). She even decorates most of the envelopes with cute stripes, etc....so you get a lot for your money.

Below are a few (well more than just a few ;-) of my favorites from Anne Keenan Higgins. You can check out some websites that sell these fabulous products by clicking here, here, here, here and here too! Enjoy! :-)

Chihuahua Notes (other dog breeds are available here)

Holiday Dogs

Lulu Shopping Break Notes

Lulu Swinging Notes

Lulu in Mini Notes

Party Dog

Lulu Village Notes

Lulu Yellow Dots Notes

Lulu Home Notes

These are graphics for cute t-shirts you can purchase in boutiques.

Lulu Holiday Pups

Lulu 5th Avenue Notes

Lulu Birthday Vespa Greeting Card

Inside of Lulu Vespa Greeting Card

Lulu Dog Walking Notes

Lulu Christmas Presents

Obviously, I am a huge fan of Anne Keenan Higgins products and can't get enough of her stuff. There are so many more of her designs that I couldn't put on my blog (or it would be a mile long). I hope you love her illustrations as much as I do. Happy Shopping! :-)