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. :-)