Saturday, January 31, 2015

I Got Paths!

Snow don't bother me!  I am one tough chihuahua...  Plus I've got paths!

Marley says, "You can keep your stinkin' paths!  I got me a SNOW BED!"

Saturday, January 10, 2015


It is fa-reezing in my dog house!  Good thing my mom is so dazzled by my handsomeness that she wraps me in luxury. I expect nothing less as King of this dog house!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Evil Eye

What is wrong with my mom!  Seriously!  Can't she see I'm trying to SLEEP!  Humans just do not comprehend how detrimental sleep deprivation is to us dawgs.  Doesn't she understand that to maintain this level of handsomeness I need 20 hours of beauty sleep each and every day?  I guess I'll have to let it slide since they (humans) ARE less evolved than we are.  Oh the burden of brains and beauty...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Spring!

Hello to all my old dawg and cat friends!  Believe it or not, I am still here.  A little older, a little more substantial (or as my mom so eloquently puts it, FATTER), but just as handsome as ever.
I've been very busy guarding the palace and keeping every dawg, cat and human in line.  I rule with an iron paw and I have them all trained well!  Just wanted to let you all know I'm thinking about you and hope all is well in your dawg and cat houses!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Don't ask me why she was doing it, but yesterday my mom was looking at Petfinder, just looking.  She does that every now and then to see if there are any Ziggy-looking dawgs out there.  Some how she ended up looking at Bernese Mountain Dawgs.  There were only 6 pages of them - dawgs like German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers have hundreds of pages.  On page 5 she came across this handsome boy, Justin.   According to his story, 

"He was born 06/13/08. He likes children and other dogs. The breeder gave him up when he got too thin. He is only 58 lbs and should be 85. We had to pull all but 4 of his teeth because they were so rotten. His ears were absolutely filthy. We have given him stem cells to strengthen his liver function. He is a leaner. 12/30 He has gained 5 lbs and we are very hopeful. He has kidney issues which we are attempting to correct."  

Something about Justin touched my mom's heart and she decided to do a small donation to Dirk's Fund (the people taking care of him).  Today she got an email from Bob at Dirk's Fund saying Justin is staying with him and is eating three times a day.  They hope he will survive - evidently he has kidney failure.  Please send your thoughts and prayers out to Justin.  Without ever having met him, we are so grateful that he ended up in a place where people are really dedicated to helping him.  It makes me think of Khyra's mom and all the other wonderful people out there who are making such a difference in the lives of these animals.  Thank you for caring!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Day!

Yep, it finally happened - the 1st snow of the season.  I'm not too worried because I think it's gonna be 50 again on Monday.
Mom let Marley out this morning and he froze on the back porch for the longest time.  Think the big oaf forgot what snow was.  Guess that's understandable because he was only a little baby last winter.  Hard to believe he was ever LITTLE!
While snapping the picture of Marley mom caught Tommy doing some running around, feeling his oats in the snow.  Boy did she get a good chuckle out of that!
Here's Tommy by Marley's dawg house (which he never uses).  This oversized dawg "loft" used to be our chicken coop.
Finally, Mom & Dad picked me up and made me go outside.  I told them it wasn't necessary, that I could just pee on the furniture but for some odd reason they didn't go for that...  Ok, I can do my business right here on the front porch thank you very much.
But noooooo......  She made me walk out and watch Dad sweep the snow away. Enough already.  I need some hot chocolate or maybe a little nip of something stronger in my dawggie water!  Chihuahuas are tropical dawgs!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two Years

Ziggy Boy!
Today marks the two year anniversary of Ziggy's passing.  Though time has passed our love for him has not.  We still can't talk about him without tears coming to our eyes.
Smokey Dawg!
This Fall, Ziggy's brother Smokey joined him at the Bridge.  Their brother Dozer is there too along with their dad, Noodles. Their mom is still with her human but it sounds like there is a family reunion going on with the boys!  I sure hope they're having a good time!

Monday, January 16, 2012

He Can't Read!

Marley is now 16 months old and weighs in around 120 pounds.  For those of you who are mathematically inclined, that's about 15 of me!  Marley refused to learn how to use the dawg door so two things happened - #1 It was removed, and #2 we have a dawg sitter that comes over a couple times a day to let us out and tell us how wonderful we are.  In case you were wondering - I still pee in the house.  No nuts, no difference.  If I gotta go, I go!
Well, Marley is back on a gardening kick.  My dad planted about 200 tulip bulbs this Fall.  Marley has eaten about 198 of them...  Our wonderful dawg sitter decided that she would leave Marley a note to remind him NOT to eat the last of the tulips.  What do you think happened?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Orange Cats

Oh the misery of living with cats!
I always have to keep my eye on them!  Tommy can be a grouchy old man!
Then there's THIS ONE!
Kitty Kitty is always lurking close by, waiting to POUNCE! Good thing I am a FEROCIOUS CHIHUAHUA!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I Double Dawg Dare You!

Pedro, Marley, Tommy and Kitty Kitty

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Remembering the Queen

On September 28, 2011 we lost Libby.  She was 15 years old.  We knew it was coming - she hadn't been eating and was barely drinking water for a couple of weeks.
When she was sick in August the VET told us that we had done so much for Libby over the years and that Libby was lucky.  We realize that she was preparing us to let Libby go.  
When we took Libby in on September 28th the VET told us there was nothing more to be done.  Libby was starving herself and she was ready to go.  All of this happened at the same time Pedro was being diagnosed with the bladder stone.  I didn't want to just throw a post out there about Libby's passing.  Libby was a WONDERFUL cat.  She looked you in the eyes when you talked to her.  She seemed to know, to understand what you were saying.  
She was resiliant. She survived the dog attack and lived 5 years with only 3 legs but never lost her sweetness.  When a new animal joined our family, she was the welcome wagon.  
She treated Natty and then Kitty Kitty as if they were her own kittens.  
She loved Ziggy and Pedro and Marley even though a large dog almost took her life.  
She never became fearful and always seemed to have a smile on her fluffy little face.
We will miss Libby.  She was our Queen...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Can Pee!!

Being plugged up was no fun!  Peeing drip by drip took forever.  I didn't complain but when I had to go to work with my mom because we were getting new wallpaper (and she didn't want me to bite the paper hangers), she noticed.  She got me to the VET immediately and before I knew it I got sliced and diced and de-stoned.
The problem is they took TWO TOO MANY STONES FROM ME!  I am six FIVE years old and have managed to keep my BIG stones all this time.  The doctor told my mom that if they remove those stones too it COULD keep my prostate smaller and thus restrict my plumbing less.  So, even though removing my nuts, I mean big stones, won't keep my body from forming future bladder stones, it COULD help my ability to pass them.  To me that is an awful lot of COULDS.  I tried to use my psychic powers to tell my mom NO!  Don't do it!  Evidently she has no psychic powers and, sadly, I am de-stoned and neutered...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

In Recovery - Doing Well

Just heard from the hospital that Pedro is out of surgery and recovering nicely.  I don't have any more information but the doctor will call later after he's done with his other surgeries.  SIGH OF RELIEF!

Pedro Update

Pedro is in the hospital and will have surgery today to remove the stone.  I will post more after the surgery is over.  The doctor is very positive and reassuring.  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  He is my boy...

- Rachel

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Prayers for Pedro Please

Pedro has a bladder stone lodged in his winky.  Sounds funny but it's really not and it has the potential to be deadly.  The VET tried to dislodge it yesterday and flush it back up into the bladder but it wouldn't budge.  Pedro is a trooper and actually seemed to be peeing a little easier today but the stone has got to go.  We have to take him to a specialist.  Needless to say I am very, very worried about my little man.  Please keep Pedro in your thoughts and prayers.  We've had an extremely tough time in our dawg house which I will write more about soon, when I can do it justice.  Right now I have to focus on PeeDee.

- Rachel

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Doomed by Irene???

The sunflower, not Libby!

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Natty Is With Ziggy Now

So, so, so sad.  Natty left today to be with Ziggy.  His heart was tired and he needed to go.  He was only two.  My mom found Natty in our back yard when he was just a tiny kitten.  He got a bum deal in the heart department, born with a terrible valve defect, but our V-E-T told us he wouldn't have lived a year as a feral cat.  She said he was lucky to be with us but really, WE were lucky to have him in our family.

Natty, we will miss you every day.  You brought joy and laughter to our home.  We know how much you loved Ziggy and now you will be with him always...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Remember the Coffee Table?

A couple of years ago (starting in February 2009) my mom started a project to fill one section of our coffee table with shells and rocks from my friends all over the world.  The response was AMAZING and we filled up the section of the table and did many, many posts telling the stories behind each contribution.  Well, last week my friend Coco the beautiful Chihuahua Princess and her sisters Lady Godiva and Truffle sent us some awesome shells that their mom found when she was in California!
The package contained notes and pictures and presents from the girls telling me about the shells and about the wonderful gifts they sent also.
The shells were found on a beach in California on Sunset Beach Road in Watsonville which is 3,060 miles from my house in the Hamptons!  Coco informed me that it would take about 2 days and 1 hour to drive there non-stop if my mom felt like taking a road trip!  Probably not gonna do that...
The shells are awesome!  The pesky kitten (Mom calls him Kitty Kitty but Leah says his name is Murphy - I refuse to acknowledge him at all...) gave 'em a sniff and said they smelled yummy.  Mom took them away quickly before he got any ideas about nibbling them!
As always she labeled each shell with the names of the senders and where they came from. 
Then she carefully placed them in the table.  Some re-arranging had to be made but if you look closely you can see all the new additions!
Next, the TREATS!  The girls sent some of their favorite treats and the perfect little tennis ball for me!  Of course I shared the treats with Marley but NOT the tennis ball!  He has enough toys!

Wow!  Thank you Coco, Godiva, Truffle and your wonderful Mom for sending the beautiful shells, delicious treats and fun tennis ball!  We had such a great time opening everything, adding to the table and enjoying the treats and ball!  Woo hoooo!


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