Posts Tagged chihuahua

Vote for Tequila!

Oct 28th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Tequila is entered in a Halloween Costume Contest at Ask Away.   She would love your vote.   She is offering cyber puppy wags and kisses and future cute pictures for your trouble 😉

You can vote once every 24 hours at the link above.  She is the 3rd one down.

Here is a preview of her costume.  This was sent to us by my friend’s mom.  I had bought her a orange/black dress that could be used after Halloween as well rather than a costume per se, so I was really thrilled with this one.   She wore it to her vet visit yesterday and it was a huge hit with everyone there 🙂

Tequila playing

Sep 26th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

This is a short video I took of Tequila and John playing. She was doing this with him and our vet appt. last week and it was cracking up the vet and she said “you should get a video of that.” So I did. I love when she rolls over on her back and paddles her feet at him. That is a very Teq move. She is always flopping over for a belly rub or rolling over and waving her feet at…well everyone.

Tequila Goes To Work

Aug 29th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Tequila goes to work with me every day.   We work from home, of course, but she takes work seriously.  She feels her role as my supervisor is of the utmost importance and she is a micro-manager!   It is not good enough to just be in the same room or even on the same chair.  No, she has to be right where the action is.  Making sure that I am doing things properly, is a full time job.

She wanted me to post this photographic proof of what a difficult job she has keeping me in line every day, so like a good slave, I am obliging her.

Yes, that is her sleeping on my hand while I am typing

Yes, that is her sleeping perilously close to the “back” button on my keyboard.  I have had to redo more things than I care to admit when she has woken up suddenly and hit that sucker, too!

Tequila Update

Aug 28th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Tequila is doing well.  She is 8 months old now.  Time flies, it seems like just yesterday, she was a tiny little slip of a thing that fit in my palm.   She is still pretty small at just under 4 pounds.

She was scheduled for her spay and to have her 2 remaining baby teeth removed, but I decided to pull blood work on her as a precaution.  I never pull blood work on puppies prior to spay or neuter and we have never had problems, but we have had a bad year this year with losing 2 dogs in close proximity and I could not bear the thought of something happening to Teq under anesthetic.

My vet, who is absolutely wonderful, is used to my bouts of irrationality about some things and thought it was not a bad idea to pull the blood work on her since she is a Chihuahua and while she has not shown any symptoms of having a shunt it’s something that can happen in the breed and we still aren’t sure what the “regurg” thing is about.

We also took Mr. Turner in for his yearly check up and blood work.

So the day before we were supposed to take Teq in for her spay, the vet calls me with the results of the blood work on both dogs.  She gave me Turner’s first and his looked great.  He is going to be 13 this year and he had cancer a few years ago and had chemotherapy.  His blood work looked great.   He was given an A+ on his test 😉

Her next words were: “Now don’t panic,” so I knew something came back with Teq’s liver and I was right.    It actually wasn’t that bad.  Her ALT was a bit elevated, but the rest of her blood work was great.  Her blood sugar was also a bit high, which is kind of strange, but she wasn’t worried about that.  I can’t recall now why she said that can happen, but it wasn’t high enough to worry about.

She doesn’t act like a shunt dog and with a shunt you normally see other blood values off, so we do not think it’s a shunt.   Sometimes a parasite can cause ALT to be elevated, so we postponed the spay and did a course of wormer and will do another blood test and see what her values look like at that point.   If it’s still elevated, then we will have to do something more “aggressive” like x-rays and a bile acid test.

As it turns out, it’s probably good we waited because Teq went into heat the next day so I’m sure that would have been an extra hard spay once she got in there and everything was all swollen up and yucky from her being in heat.

Here is Miss Teq at the vet, in one of her custom made dresses from The California Chi.   These are such a big hit and they are so well made.   Teq really loves them as well.

Baff Day!

Aug 22nd, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Here are some pictures from the dreaded bath day for the Chihuahua picture fans.   These are actually from pre-robe days, so I really need to get some new ones.  I’m so far behind on blogging and picture taking both!   The poor abused Chihuahua gets a bath every 2 weeks, whether she needs it or not!  She always votes for NOT!  She is pretty good in the bath and being small, it’s not too hard to keep her under control anyway.  John used to be able to just hold her completely in one hand to bathe her.

She did escape the bath tub once.  I’m still trying to figure out how she managed that since she can’t jump out of the tub and she certainly can’t climb out of a tub.  It was funny as hell though.

Playing Catch Up

Aug 3rd, 2011 Posted in General Musings | no comment »

I’m playing catch up..again 🙂    At least I’m not going years between posts now.   I don’t know how people manage to do this daily.   I am ok for a few days at a time, but then I just can’t sustain it long term (as you can tell by looking through old posts).

So over the next few days I will be catching things up again.   I’ve been busy, busy, busy so lots of things to update on.

I have gotten a couple more TBAs!  I am always happy for those.  I’ll be doing individual posts about those in the coming days.  I haven’t updated on the diet progress in forever, so that is coming as well.  John and I went to a concert on July 31st, so I will tell you about that at some point.   There are new pictures of Miss Tequila, of course.

In some housekeeping news, I have changed up the links a bit to add some new favorites and to add links to my other websites.   If you are looking for my graphics site, I made it a bit easier to find by giving it it’s own category in the menu on the right, as well.     I need to update that site one of these days 🙂

I also added a nifty little widget that tracks how much weight I’ve lost to the sidebar.   I was up to 30 pounds lost, but had a bit of a backslide for some reason recently.  I’m not sure what caused that, but meh.  It’s summer and it’s freaking hot.  Frozen yogurt is going to happen some days 😉   I’m still going in the right direction so that’s what matters.  I’ve been losing weight even with eating the occasional frozen yogurt, so I don’t think that is the issue anyway.

Instead of the obligatory chihuahua picture, today we have a picture of the Poochie Pillow I made for Getty the Chocolate Lab.   I normally made these for toy size dogs.  This one used a full yard of fabric!   The dogs (and cats) really love them though.

Tequila Wardrobe (part 5)

Jul 10th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

When I first contacted The California Chi about some custom work, it was mainly to get some clothes done in Pirates and Steelers fabric (to try and win John over to the dark side of dressing Chihuahuas).   Unfortunately when we went to buy more fabric, we could not find either version of the Pirates fleece anywhere 🙁    Fortunately, I was able to scrounge up enough scraps that I had left over to send and get 1 shirt.

Tequila Wardrobe (part 4)

Jul 8th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Today in the Tequila Wardrobe series, we are going to feature 2 great t-shirts from The California Chi.   These are both from fabric that April had in stock.  The purple camo one is a knit fabric and I think Teq looks absolutely great in purple 🙂    The pawprint fabric is a thermal or waffle knit and they are great year round.   Teq loves them even in the summer, particularly because I keep the house a bit chilly for her tastes.

Tequila Wardrobe (part 3)

Jul 6th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

I saw a cute robe and wanted to get one for Teq for after her bath, but of course they were all way too huge for her. So I got some cute material and was just going to have April, at The California Chi, make me a shirt for her out of it.   During our emails, I mentioned that I had wanted a robe for Teq, but just asked her for a shirt.  She surprised me with an actual robe, which I LOVE!

Teq also loves it and wears it long after she is dry.  I think she looks absolutely darling in it.

Tequila Wardrobe (part 2)

Jul 5th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Continuing picture from Tequila’s new wardrobe by April from The California Chi or The California Chi on Facebook.  April was great to work with and her prices are very reasonable.  I highly recommend her.   She custom made Teq’s clothes based on her measurements, which is so wonderful because until just recently Teq could not wear any of the store bought clothes…they were all way too huge for her.    Now she can wear the xxs stuff, but I no longer need it with these  great custom made clothes 🙂

Today we are showing off Steelers dresses, which I think turned out absolutely darling.