SparkPeople Chihuahua Dog Lovers! Team Messageboard We feel Chi's are the BEST breed in the world! However you don't have to own any dog to become part of this wonderfully supportive group. A warning will probably end up wanting one! SparkPeople Chihuahua Dog Lovers! Team Messageboard Sept. Challenge/Goals I hope I'm not alone here! Join me ladies, please and we can try and support each other and hold each other accountable. Do as much, or as little as you like, anything that will help you achieve a goal or a better, healthier life. It does not have to be hard- infact simple and easy is better I believe. It can be as simple as taking 10 min. a day just to meditate, or whatever you want- more water, etc. <BR> <BR> I learned a long time ago not to make my challenges to myself too difficult t... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:44:44 EST Question of the week What are your 2 favorite colors and how do you like to use them? (Clothes, decorating, etc.) <BR> <BR> My favorites are wine/burgundy and turquoise. I do like to wear them both, but since I do alot of shopping at thrift stores and Walmart I can't always be too choosy on colors. LOL. I decorate with them mainly. Shades of them on a wall, a loveseat, my kitchen counters, etc. I do mostly neutrals with the colors to add some "pop" to liven it up. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:12:28 EST Question of the week I'd try for "the day" but I'd never think of that many. LOL. If you have one that you'd like to ask just message me with it. I can use all the help I can get! <BR> <BR> What is your "go to" beverage- hot or cold? <BR> <BR> Mine is most definitely coffee. I drink tea now and then, and try to drink enough water daily which most likely I don't! but I nearly always have a cup of coffee with me somewhere! <em>334</em> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:08:41 EST February 2017 Exercise Challenge!!! Same deal! At least 20 minutes of cardio at least 3 times a week and at least 20 minutes of ST twice a week! <BR> <BR> Go! Go! Make February great! Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:13:08 EST January 2017 Exercise Challenge!!! It's the new year! <BR> <BR> Time to start afresh and be consistent with our exercise!!!! <BR> <BR> Same deal, folks!!! At least 3 cardio seshs and 3 ST seshs a week! <BR> <BR> Let's go, team! Tue, 3 Jan 2017 23:08:25 EST December 2016 Exercise Challenge!!! At least 3 cardio seshs (20 minutes at least each) and <BR> 2 strength training seshs (15 minutes at least each) per week! <BR> <BR> Ok, team! Go! Go! Go! Let's end 2016 with a blast!!! Sun, 4 Dec 2016 03:11:09 EST November 2016 Exercise Challenge!!! Same deal as usual folks! <BR> <BR> At least 20 of cardio and strength training at least 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> How your order your workout is up to you. <BR> <BR> I just can't believe it's nearly November! Christmas is coming soon! Yippee!!!! Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:18:59 EST September 2016 Exercise Challenge!!! At least 20 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week! <BR> <BR> Alternate between cardio and ST! <BR> <BR> Go team!!! Sat, 3 Sep 2016 03:57:49 EST August 2016 Exercise Challenge!!!!! Ok Team! <BR> <BR> At least 20 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times a week! <BR> <BR> And don't forget to strength train! <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 05:40:45 EST July 2016 Exercise Challenge!!! At least 20 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times a week!! <BR> <BR> Schedule your own cardio &amp; ST! Sat, 2 Jul 2016 05:34:38 EST June 2016 Exercise Challenge!!!! Ok! You know the drill by now! <BR> <BR> At least 3 cardio seshs and 2 ST seshs a week! <BR> <BR> Or do a combo on the same day if you are up to it! <BR> <BR> Whew! Half a year gone already! <BR> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:29:09 EST May 2016 Exercise Challenge!!! At least 3 cardio seshs and 2 ST seshs per week! <BR> <BR> Let's Go Team!!! Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:03:50 EST April 2016 Exercise Challenge! 3 cardio seshs &amp; 2 ST seshs at least per week! <BR> <BR> Let's go! <BR> <BR> Sorry this is so late! Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:14:33 EST March 2016 Exercise Challenge! Ok gang! <BR> <BR> You know the deal! <BR> <BR> At least 3 cardio seshs &amp; 2 ST seshs a week! <BR> <BR> If you can do more, the better! <BR> <BR> Don't forget to warm up, stretch and rest though! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 03:22:17 EST February 2016 Exercise Challenge!!!! Hey! Hey! Hey! <BR> <BR> A little late but any takers!? <BR> <BR> At least 3 cardio seshs and 2 ST seshs a week! <BR> <BR> Doable!? Let's go! <BR> Wed, 3 Feb 2016 07:04:14 EST January 2016 Exercise Challenge! Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Ok, team! Set your own goals to be achieved by the end of this year! <BR> <BR> Ì hope to lose at least 5kg by the end of this year! <BR> <BR> If I can lose 10kgs, even better! <BR> <BR> What abt u? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 01:21:32 EST Daily Chat 2016 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Here we go! Tue, 29 Dec 2015 21:16:13 EST December 2015 Exercise Challenge!!! Ok, team! <BR> <BR> At least 3 cardio seshs and 2 ST seshs a week! <BR> <BR> And go as hard as you can! Sweat it out! <BR> <BR> I know, doubly hard in winter, right? Lol! <BR> <BR> Watch your portion sizes and what you eat this festive season! I know it's very easy to overeat but we have to practice being more mindful of what we eat and drink! I know it's difficult when you are surrounded with goodies but we have to try! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! Sat, 5 Dec 2015 11:02:23 EST November 2015 Exercise Challenge! Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Who is looking forward to Christmas?! <BR> <BR> For this month, continue with your healthy eating habits and regular and consistent exercise, both cardio and Strength Training. <BR> <BR> I know that all of us will be facing temptations at this time of the year but we have to stay strong! That doesn't mean we can't have any festive goodies, just watch your portion sizes and frequency! <BR> <BR> I know I've gained a little recently, so I am not perfect either. But I j... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:59:32 EST October 2015 Exercise Challenge!!!! Whew! The year is just going by soooo fast! I didn't even realize it was OCTOBER already!!!! <BR> <BR> Before you know it, it'll be Christmastime!!!! I'm sooooo looking forward to that. But before that, my bday is just around the corner towards the end of October! <BR> <BR> I've made a resolution not to be a slave to the scale! I'm getting my body fat measured at the end of this month when I go see the renal dietitian. <BR> <BR> So to say that my aim is to lose weight, is not really acc... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:01:10 EST September 2015 Exercise Challenge! The new year is not far away! Time to mean business! <BR> <BR> Time to step up the cardio and work up a sweat! <BR> <BR> Don't forget the strength training though. <BR> <BR> We are all at our own fitness levels so I'll let you set your own goals! <BR> <BR> But you must challenge yourself! Gradually, of course, you don't want to burn out! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:08:47 EST August 2015 Exercise Challenge! At least 3 cardio seshs and 2 ST seshs a week, at least 20 minutes per sesh! <BR> <BR> If you can do more, excellent! <BR> <BR> Ok, team! Let's go! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:35:55 EST July 2015 Exercise Challenge! Same deal, at least 3 times of 20 minutes of Cardio and 2 times of 20 minutes of ST! <BR> <BR> Go Team! Go! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:09:54 EST June 2015 Exercise Challenge! At least 3 seshs of 30 mins of cardio & <BR> At least 2 seshs of 30 minutes of ST! <BR> <BR> If you can do more, even better but remember to rest your muscles for one day in between! <BR> <BR> Let's go team! <BR> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 03:35:24 EST May 2015 Exercise Challenge! 3 X 20 minutes of cardio (yes! Walking your doggies count too!) <BR> 3 X 20 minutes of ST (strength training, body weight exercises like Pilates count too!) <BR> <BR> This is your minimum goal, if you can do more, even better! <BR> <BR> Let's go team! <BR> <BR> Oh, btw, sorry I am so late! Just realized it's May already! <BR> Wed, 13 May 2015 10:45:36 EST April 2015 Exercise Challenge! Sorry I posted this so late! <BR> <BR> Same deal! At least 20 minutes of cardio 3 times a week & 20 minutes of strength training twice a week! If you can do more, even better! <BR> <BR> Ok, team! Let's rock April 2015!!! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 02:11:35 EST Just for fun! Hi, team! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering, this is only for fun : do you prefer my name spelt Elaine or Elayne? <BR> <BR> Of course I don't have much choice unless I go to the relevant government dept. if I want to change it to Elayne. But I think Elaine is more common and looks more 'normal' while Elayne is more unique and less common. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Thu, 9 Apr 2015 02:05:48 EST Why do you think Chis are the best? Because they are teeny weeny and so cute! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:07:54 EST March 2015 Exercise Challenge! At least 3 cardio sessions and 2 ST sessions a week! <BR> <BR> We can do this! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:41:22 EST Rude people! I get very annoyed when Chinese speaking ppl ask what race I am just because I don't speak Chinese very well. Well, it isn't my fault! It's the Malaysian education system that places more emphasis on Malay. In fact, I am one of the lucky ones with English speaking parents, therefore I also have a good standard of English as well as Malay. <BR> <BR> I did try going for Chinese classes when I was younger but gave up because it was too difficult. Each character is different, in Chinese there is... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 03:23:07 EST February 2015 Exercise Challenge!!! Ok, peeps! <BR> <BR> How about an exercise challenge?! <BR> <BR> Try to get at least 3 cardio sessions and 2 strength training sessions a week. Each session should be at least 20 minutes. If you can do more, great. If you can't just do what you can! The goal here is consistency! <BR> <BR> Ok! Go! Go! Mon, 2 Feb 2015 01:28:58 EST Daily Chat 2015 OK, here we go, chatting for this new year!!! <BR> <BR> Even though it is almost all the way through the first month, I am sure we will have things to say about our sweet Chihuahuas! <BR> <BR> Cielito makes sure that no one sneaks down or up the stairs. He has appointed himself stairway guardian! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:07:29 EST Ever feel upset when you miss a sale? Happens to me all the time! Most upsetting! Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:25:26 EST Christmas 2014 Preparations! Have you completed your Christmas shopping? <BR> <BR> I only have to get some McD vouchers for the majority of my Christmas gifts. I bought some pretty envelopes to put them in. I was initially planning on better gifts but I just can't afford them. I hope they will understand. <BR> <BR> I only managed to get 3 nicer gifts. I wanted to get special gifts for all the nurses at the dialysis center but I just can't afford it! I wish I could afford special gifts for everyone, but I just can't. <B... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:59:57 EST Hello to the group! I'm so glad I found you! My name is Ange and I'm 52 yrs old. I have two daughters and have been married 23 years. We have a cat, a rabbit and of course a beautiful handsome CHIHUAHUA ! That little guy is my special pup. He turned 8 on New Year's Eve . He is white and cream with beautiful green eyes. Fri, 16 May 2014 18:21:58 EST Daily Chat 2014 "People are like stained - glass windows. <BR> They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, <BR> but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty <BR> is revealed only if there is a light from within." <BR> <BR> ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:44:47 EST So sad!!!! that I can't even have a chi pup or even a cat, bcoz of my condition. My parents keep worrying that I'll get an infection in my left arm (the dialysis arm) if I have to care for a furry friend! They won't even let me go swimming! I fully intend to go by myself or with a friend or two when I can finally drive a car! <BR> <BR> I can't even keep fish bcoz of my Dad's Feng Shui beliefs! He has an arowana and it's my duty to feed him daily. He eats crickets! We freeze them, so no wastage! LOL! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:57:58 EST Joke for the day <BR> I THINK SANTA CLAUS IS A WOMAN <BR> <BR> I hate to be the one to defy sacred myth, but I believe he's a she. Think about it. Christmas is a big, organized, warm, fuzzy, nurturing social deal, and I have a tough time believing a guy could possibly pull it all off! <BR> For starters, the vast majority of men don't even think about selecting gifts until Christmas Eve. It's as if they are all frozen in some kind of Ebenezerian Time Warp until 3 p.m. on Dec. 24th, when they -- with amazing ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:08:16 EST I'd like your opinion on this <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=32593638 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a discussion I have going in the SP Cafe. What do you think? Am I being unreasonable? How would you feel, if you had just one racket and someone kept borrowing it? How would you feel if she doesn't borrow from others, just from you? How would you feel if she just wants to make use of your racket to play with someone else (the guy in question)? but not with you? <BR> <BR> Now, I a... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:02:20 EST Change a letter word game Change one letter to make a new word. :) <BR> <BR> happy Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:06:34 EST Trivia Question for the Day 20 Question: What is the primary ingredient in the Middle Eastern dish of falafel? <BR> <BR> Barley <BR> <BR> Potatoes <BR> <BR> Chickpeas <BR> <BR> Lamb <BR> <BR> Rice <BR> <BR> Lentils Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:48:45 EST Trivia Question for the Day 19 Which President is mentioned by the name in the famous theme song of TV's "All in the Family"? <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> Herbert Hoover <BR> Harry S. Truman <BR> Franklin D. Roosevelt Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:21:57 EST Trivia Question for the Day 18 Which U.S. state has the smallest population? <BR> <BR> Wyoming <BR> <BR> Hawaii <BR> <BR> Rhode Island <BR> <BR> New Hampshire Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:15:35 EST Trivia Question for Sunday Do you know who is the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and on TV alot? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:10:46 EST To Do Lists for Week of Nov. 9 (Sat.) <em>248</em> except for Pippy pants. No time. <BR> Nov. 9: <BR> 1. Walk Gracie <BR> 2. Go to gallery <BR> 3. Carve <BR> 4. Make chicken for tomorrow's lunch <BR> 5. Wash hair <BR> 6. Laundry <BR> 7. If time make Pippy pants (or start them) Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:08:11 EST Trivia Question for the Day 17 Candy Lightner was the founder of what organization? <BR> Mothers Against Drunk Driving <BR> Girl Scouts <BR> Red Cross <BR> Alcoholics Anonymous Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:04:42 EST To Do List 11-8 1. Dishes <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Carve <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Exercise me and Gracie. LOL. <em>248</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:04:42 EST To Do List 11-7 1. Take cars in for oil change <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Exercise Gracie <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Carve <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Call Mary <em>248</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:07:44 EST To Do List 11/6 1. Walk Gracie <em>248</em> I cheated, DH walked her, I played fetch with her. LOL <BR> 2. Drive to dad's if it's not going to be snowing too much during the day. <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Figure out dinner! and make at dad's (if there). <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Last load of laundry - No time, will go on tomorrow's to do list. Tue, 5 Nov 2013 21:22:54 EST Tues. 11/5 to do list 1. Finish cleaning kitchen <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Finish laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Vet- 9:30am <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Lessons <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Walk Gracie <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:44:23 EST Monday to do list 11/4 1. walk Gracie Mae <em>248</em> <BR> 2. pay bills <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Transfer $ <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Dishes <BR> 6. cook dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Clean kitchen <BR> 8. Lessons <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:05:20 EST Trivia Question for the Day 16 This one may be a tough one. LOL. It also made me MAD! <BR> <BR> <BR> Which U.S. President once gambled away the White House china while playing cards? <BR> William Howard Taft <BR> Chester Arthur <BR> Ulysses Simpson Grant <BR> Warren G. Harding Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:38:31 EST Trivia Question for the Day 15 Osso Buco is an Italian dish consisting primarily of what ingredient? <BR> Chicken <BR> Veal <BR> Pork <BR> Lamb Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:58:07 EST Trivia Question for the Day 14 Which U.S. state grows the most pumpkins? <BR> Illinois <BR> North Carolina <BR> Maryland <BR> California Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:52:50 EST Allergies With Chi's Hello, I have just came back to Spark today after a while away. The past week I have been having issues with my little Chi Sammy. She has developed a rash on her one leg. Two spots and she continues to lick them till they are raw. I have tried a few things on her but she licks them off. I dont want her to get sick from licking things off. I have been giving her Benedryl to help with the itchyness and bathed her. But she continues to lick. Her skin is so thin on her legs I'm afraid she will li... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:39:09 EST Trivia Question for the Day 13 Question: On the TV Show "The Brady Bunch", what was the name of the family dog? <BR> <BR> Champ <BR> <BR> Tiger <BR> <BR> Lucky <BR> <BR> Olive Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:15:17 EST Trivia Question for the Day 12 Question: Which very famous ship was captained by Christopher Jones? <BR> <BR> Titanic <BR> <BR> <BR> Exxon Valdez <BR> <BR> <BR> Mayflower <BR> <BR> <BR> The Santa Maria Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:41:20 EST Trivia Question for the Day 11 Question: What does the L.L. in L.L. Bean stand for? <BR> <BR> 1. Living Large <BR> <BR> 2. Lori Lincoln <BR> <BR> 3. Loving Life <BR> <BR> 4. Leon Leonwood Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:57:21 EST Trivia Question for the Day 10 Question: Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and what other pop culture icon died in a plane crash in 1959 on "The Day The Music Died"? <BR> <BR> 1. Paul Anka <BR> <BR> 2. Chuck Berry <BR> <BR> 3. Jerry Lee Lewis <BR> <BR> 4. J.P. Richardson Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:31:16 EST Trivia Question for the Day 9 Question: Although Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State, which U.S. state is the largest producer of corn? <BR> <BR> 1. Illinois <BR> 2. Minnesota <BR> 3. Iowa <BR> 4. Wisconsin Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:38:14 EST Bible Verse to uplift Psalm 63 <BR> <BR> King James Version (KJV) <BR> <BR> <BR> 63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; <BR> <BR> 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. <BR> <BR> 3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. <BR> <BR> 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. <BR> <BR> 5 My soul sh... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:36:55 EST Trivia Question for the Day 8 What is the only U.S. state to allow its residents to cast absentee ballots from outer space? <BR> <BR> 1 Florida <BR> <BR> 2 California <BR> <BR> 3 New York <BR> <BR> 4 Texas Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:39:09 EST Trivia Question for the Day 7 Question: Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? <BR> <BR> 1 Francis Scott Key <BR> <BR> 2 Francis Bellamy <BR> <BR> 3 Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> 4 Thomas Paine Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:54:17 EST Trivia Question for the Day 6 Question: The fastest fish in the ocean can reach speeds of 68 mph. What kind of fish is it? <BR> 1 Swordfish <BR> 2 Sailfish <BR> 3 Great white shark <BR> 4 Angelfish Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:54:24 EST Trivia Question for the Day 5 Question: Notorious gangster Al Capone was eventually arrested and convicted of what charge? <BR> <BR> 1 Murder <BR> 2 Perjury <BR> 3 Bribery <BR> 4 Tax evasion Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:17:48 EST Trivia Question for the Day 4 What woman was Time's Person of the Year for 1952? <BR> 1.Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> 2.Lucille Ball <BR> 3.Rosa Parks <BR> 4.Queen Elizabeth II Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:04:01 EST Trivia Question for the Day 3 What European explorer's voyage was the first to circumnavigate the earth? <BR> 1.Ferdinand Magellan <BR> 2.Sir Francis Drake <BR> 3.Christopher Columbus <BR> 4. Leif Eriksson Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:40:21 EST Trivia Question for the Day 2 Who was pictured in the very first Apple Computer logo? <BR> 1.William Tell <BR> 2.Albert Einstein <BR> 3.Johnny Appleseed <BR> 4.Sir Isaac Newton Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:48:35 EST Trivia Question for the Day Which fast food chain used the advertising slogan, 'Where's the beef?' <BR> 1.Burger King <BR> 2. McDonald's <BR> 3.Wendy's <BR> 4.Taco Bell <BR> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:28:10 EST 2 new doggy friends!!! Hi, gang! <BR> <BR> A new neighbor just moved in and she has 2 Siberian huskies! A male named Don and a female named Maya. They both been spayed. Don has one blue eye and one dark brown eye, he's dark grey and white. Maya has blue eyes and she is light brown and white. <BR> <BR> I really should snap pics of them and post them on my blog so you can see how beautiful and clean they are! They such lucky dogs! They live in an air-conditioned room! I'll snap pics of them the next time I see them... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:07:07 EST 9-11-13 *****WE WILL NEVER FORGET*****MAY THEY ALL R.I.P.***** <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Remembering 9/11 - 102 Minutes That Changed America <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> A Day To Reflect, Pray and Hope. <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001. It's been 12 years. <BR> <BR> • Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. <BR> <BR> • Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. <BR> <BR> • There were a total of 2,977 people murdered by 19 terrorists. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:33:39 EST New Kind of QOTD game Another team I belong to is starting this and I thought it was a great idea. <BR> <BR> A question is asked, someone answers it then asks their own question, next person answers that and asks another question, and so on. <BR> <BR> First question: <BR> What do you like to wear to bed at night? (Paula, we know you like to wear crumbs on your knees). LOL Tue, 6 Aug 2013 14:54:59 EST Question for the Day 8 - 5 What is an armonica and what does it have to do with Benjamin Franklin? Yes, I do mean armonica... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:45:38 EST Question of the day 08-04 Do you miss the Question of the Day when when don't do it? <em>38</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:27:50 EST How do you come up with names for your pets? Do you name them after someone or something? <BR> <BR> Does the name just pop into your mind? <BR> <BR> I named Vincent after the good robot in the movie "The dark hole". I don't know if any of you have heard of that movie. My Dad took me to the cinema to watch it when I was 8. A few months later, my parents got Vincent in a basket for me as a surprise! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 03:00:54 EST Question for the Day 7-31 It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:29:23 EST Question of the Day 07-30 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! <em>236</em> What kind of cake do you want for your party? Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:35:57 EST Question of the Day 07-29 What is your go to Stress Reducer ? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:11:00 EST Question for the Day 7-28 Have you ever looked at people and seen "animals"? I mean like, that person looks like a "deer in the headlights", that person looks like a Thoroughbred horse, that person looks like a turtle? Etc. <BR> <BR> My husband looks like a deer in the headlights when someone tries to take a photo of him. He can NOT smile normally= his whole face goes up, trying to pull his mouth into a "fake" smile. He's a handsome man, but not in most of his photos! LOL. If I work at it I can get a real smile... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:09:58 EST QOTD JULY 27TH, 2013 GGGGOOOOOOOODDDD MORNING TO ALL OF YOU. <em>30</em> I DO NOT FEEL AS CHIPPER AS THIS POST MAY SOUND, BUT I AM TRYING TO BE POSITIVE. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> OK, THE QOTD IS: 1) DO YOU EXERCISE? 2) WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE? 3) IF YOU WERE ABLE TO DO ANY KIND OF EXERCISE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? <BR> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL SATURDAY EVERYONE. <em>319</em> <em>260</em> <em>318</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>414</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:01:09 EST Question of the Day 07-26 Do you dream and do you remember your dreams? <em>31</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:55:45 EST Question of the Day 07-24 How often does your family have a Family Reunion? If you like, tell us about one of your reunions. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:15:32 EST Question for the Day 7-23 What is the "happiest-saddest" day of your life? <BR> <BR> Mine is the day my youngest daughter got married. I wanted to spend that day happily watching her take that step as a wife and mom, not just as a mom. My ex was "barely there", we had to have a conference beforehand with the pastor as he wanted to know what my DD wanted said as far as "Who gives her away". Ex was not present, he's alcoholic and not to be trusted necessarily. We worked it out well, but I can not tell you how happy... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:48:59 EST Question of the Day 07-22 Do you think the royal baby, a girl or boy? will be born today or tomorrow? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:49:03 EST Question of the Day 07-21 Do you read magazines? What is your favorite magazine? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:59:19 EST I'm new-ish Actually I was in SP ages ago but wandered away. But I have a chihuahua now. I got her last fall, when she was 17 years old. Apparently the people never really liked her. Can you imagine, having a dog that long, and not really liking her? She's completely adorable, just turned 18 years old and is still very spry. She's very hard of hearing and can't see very well, but she is completely adorable. And as a dog who's never been loved, she's taken to it like a hero and loves being a lap dog and g... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:08:09 EST Question of the Day 07-19 Do you have a Treasure Chest or a Treasure Box with memorabilia from your childhood? Do you know what is inside? <em>36</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:00:15 EST Question of the Day 07-18 Do you eat at Fast Food restaurants? Where and what? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:04:42 EST Is your Honey Really Healthy?? Honey Fraud <BR> <BR> The Food Lie: Honey is honey. <BR> <BR> The Real Deal: Most store-bought honey is so processed it technically can't be considered honey anymore! Overprocessing removes virtually all pollen, which makes it nearly impossible to figure out where the honey came from, a food safety risk. More not-so-sweet news? Heavy metals and antibiotics have turned up in some processed honey samples. <BR> <BR> Do This: Purchase your honey from local beekeepers so you know it hasn't unde... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:47:36 EST MSG, Hidden Sources Hidden Sources Of MSG <BR> <BR> As discussed previously, the glutamate (MSG) manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to DISGUISE the MSG added to food. Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG. Remember also that the powerful excitotoxins, aspartate and L-cystine, are frequently added to foods and according to FDA rules require NO LABELING AT ALL. <BR> <BR> * Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG * <BR> <BR> Monosodium Glutamate <... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:22:11 EST Question of the Day 07-17 Do you have a FACEBOOK page? and, DO YOU USE IT? Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:54:16 EST uestion of the Day 07-16 Do you have a favorite protein; eggs, chicken, fish, beef, pork, beans, cheese, yogurt?? OR, something else?? Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:49:17 EST Question of the Day 07-15 Do you have a friend that has been there for you through thick and thin and made a difference in your life? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:02:58 EST QOTD 7-14 Please, tell us about a scary moment you had in your childhood or teenage years. <em>420</em> <em>423</em> Has it effected you any as an adult? Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:11:49 EST Question of the Day 07-13 IF you had to choose between the following, where would you choose to swim; 1)public pool, 2)lake, 3) ocean, 4) a river, 5) or a backyard plastic pool or 6) other?? And, WHY? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:02:57 EST Question of the Day 07-12 IF you had to choose between the following, where would you choose to swim; 1)public pool, 2)lake, 3) ocean, 4) a river, 5) or a backyard plastic pool. And, WHY? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:56:33 EST QOTD: 7-12 Good morning everyone, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that all of you will have a happy, blessed & stress free Friday. <BR> <BR> Ok, I'm going to take a shot at asking the question of the day today. So, here goes.......... <BR> <BR> Take each season of the year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) and tell us what you think about each one. Like, don't like, why, and which is your favorite. <em>378</em> <em>259</em> <em>465</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to eve... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:44:20 EST Question of the Day 07-11 Do you have a favorite boss or supervisor? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:51:53 EST Question Of The Day 7/10 Who is your favorite musician/band? <BR> <BR> I have soooooooooo many: Barry White, Patsy Cline, Bee Gees, Glenn Miller, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Rolling Stones, I could go on and on. I don't think I could pick a favorite. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:33:20 EST Question of the Day 07-09 Would you like to ask the Question of the Day for tomorrow, 07/10? <BR> <BR> If you say yes, I will contact you to confirm you are the one asking the question. If we several members that want to ask the question I can give you a different day. How does that sound? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:46:00 EST Question of the Day 07-08 What is your favorite color? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:43:00 EST Question of the Day 07-07 Do you still keep stuffed animals and if YES, what stuffed animal do you have? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:32:55 EST Question of the Day 07-06 Today's question is JUST for FUN!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> When you think of summer, what is your go to fresh fruit? Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:08:55 EST Question of the Day 07-05 I think I get more serious as the day goes on. I'm going to try to post a more lighthearted question for tomorrow. I PROMISE <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUESTION OF THE DAY: <em>38</em> Words to live by? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:15:33 EST Question of the Day 7-04 Who is your favorite Founding Father? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mind is BEN FRANKLIN Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:49:07 EST Question of the Day 7-03 Have you or do you support "CSA" (Community Supported Agriculture) This is something I just learned about last year. A farm sells shares to the community to help support the farm in exchange you receive produce for your share. Each farm has a different amount it sells as shares and the amount of produce you receive for it. Some also have eggs, free range chickens, beef etc. Honey, fruits chutney jams, etc. <BR> <BR> It was more food than we could eat. So my DH did not want to purchase a sha... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:50:07 EST Question for the Day 7-2 Continuing from 6-29 (I think) the question about our mom's and memories- and the last few posts there... <BR> <BR> Brings me to this question. <BR> <BR> What character in a book or movie do you admire and wish you could be like or perhaps emulate? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:51:34 EST Question of the Day 7-01 How are your teeth? <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:47:28 EST Question for the Day 6-30 What is your favorite memory of your mother from when you were a child? (Something she used to do, said, etc.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:21:58 EST Question of the Day 6-29 Sorry this is SO LATE TODAY ladies. Here it comes... <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you think about the "Paula Dean Controversy"? <BR> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:53:18 EST Question for the Day 6-28 When you were a youngster did you have a dream or goal of what you wanted to "be" when you grew up? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:33:05 EST Question of the Day 6-27 If, you could change your name, would you and what would it be? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:12:45 EST Question of the Day 6-26 Do you have a favorite TV show (guilty pleasure) ? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:48:54 EST Question for the Day 6-25 If you could spend one day anywhere on earth, where would you spend it? <BR> <BR> I would spend it in the jungles some place in South or Central America, looking at the wildlife and the plant life. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:31:52 EST Question of the Day 6-24 <em>38</em> Hi Y'ALL!! <BR> <BR> Saw a commercial about this and thought.GREAT QUESTION FOR TODAY <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Dou you like to visit our National Parks and do you have a FAVORITE?? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:56:45 EST Question of the Day 6-23 <em>38</em> I'm hoping we can have some fun with this question. <BR> <BR> What is your most embarrassing moment? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:33:08 EST Question of the Day 6-22 <em>38</em> Are you doing anything different or fun this weekend? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:17:39 EST Question of the Day 6-21 Thinking about the Summer Solstice, I am wondering if there is a SEASON that causes you to struggle with your goals to be healthy and fit? <em>67</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>465</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:36 EST Question for the Day 6-20 Hi Team, <BR> <em>38</em> Taking turns posting the Question for the day. Would you like to take a turn and post a Question?? Just let us know.... US is Carol "SAMMIESMOM13" or me "PAULA3420" And, you can join in on the FUN <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> QUESTION OF THE DAY 6-20 IS = In your childhood family, are you the eldest, middle, youngest child? AND, did it make a difference in who you are and HOW?? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:37:51 EST Question for the Day 6-18 What type of books/novels do you like to read? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:58:10 EST Please check out my new Spark Team! <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60008x530<BR>35839 </link> <BR> <BR> You may not have an Arowana and may not even know what an Arowana is, but do check out my latest SparkTeam and do join, if possible! <BR> <BR> I'm getting lonely being the only member of this SparkTeam! Lol! <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there! Tue, 14 May 2013 22:02:55 EST What's for Dinner Hi all... anyone have any recipes they are feeding their Chi's... my Snickerdoodle's body is constantly red and he scratches to almost raw... i have used different shampoos and tried different he is on a grain free for allergies but doesn't seem to be helping... thought i would try making his food... have found a couple recipes on line but none tell you how much to feed... any help would be greatly appreciated... thanks <em>198</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 14:00:59 EST The Kitty Cut!!! <link><BR>e---Lego-Guy-Zero---Funny/ </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 09:25:29 EST May challenge 2013 WEEK 1(Wed-Sun. 5/8-5/12) <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you stay in your calorie range (1200 to 1500)? <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Sun- <BR> Mon - <BR> Tues - <BR> Wed - <BR> Thurs- <BR> Fri - 5 <BR> Sat-5 <BR> <BR> Did you drink at least 6 cups of water? <em>194</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <BR> *********************************** <BR> <BR> Sun - <BR> Mon - <BR> Tues - <BR> Wed - 6 <BR... Wed, 8 May 2013 16:25:43 EST cute chi video!!!! <link><BR>ushes-dog.html </link> <BR> <BR> Here's a cute video of a kitten ambushing a chi!!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, my friends!!!! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:25:44 EST That's it!!!! I want one too!!!! Okay, you girls, you got me!!! <BR> <BR> Now I want a chi for myself too! Hopefully a long-haired one with brown or grey spots on white fur. They're just sooo small and cute!!!! And bcoz of my illness, I can't have a big dog, but I think I can handle a chi!!!! <BR> <BR> I'll be shopping for a chi breeder soon! When I've totally recovered from the surgery!!!! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:08:31 EST A "Poopy" Problem My little girl Lilly has not used the bathroom in a couple of days. When I had her out yesterday, she acted like she was going to go, but nothing came out. She tried several times. Of course, this was after 5:00, the vet was closed, and I had no one to call. I thought that maybe she would go later. When DH took her out again, she didn't go. She acted mopey last night, not her usual bubbly self. First thing this morning, we called the vet and DH took her right over. They are keeping he... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:12:11 EST Woooo Hoooo! I've lost some weight AT LAST!!!! After a 4 year plateau, I've lost like 1.5kgs!!!! <BR> <BR> I went from 57kgs to 55.5kgs!!!!! <BR> <BR> Yeah me!!! Yipppeeeee!!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!!!!! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:57:03 EST JOKE, The 60 year old couple.....and the fairy! 40 years of marriage.. <BR> <BR> A married couple in their early 60s were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. <BR> <BR> She said, 'For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.' <BR> <BR> The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.' <BR> <BR> <BR> The ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:09:25 EST Question for the Day - 4-19 OK, Question is: What are the 3 biggest moments in your life? Do not answer with something that is "everyone's" answer. LOL. For instance no "the day my kids were born", no "wedding day", no first communion, etc. We want to learn about your story. :) <BR> <BR> OK, here are mine: <BR> 1. The day I learned I'd made it to the Pillsbury Bake-Off! I was so excited but it had been so long since I'd entered I couldn't remember what I'd sent! Turned out it didn't matter. I was one of the f... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:47:47 EST Hello from Malaysia!!!!! Hi, I'm Elaine from Malaysia! I'm 40, Christian, Chinese and single! <BR> <BR> I love chihuahuas! They're so tiny and cute!!!! <BR> <BR> but I prefer golden retrievers actually, nicer for hugging! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:15:30 EST Question for the Day 4-15 What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> <BR> Mine is brussel sprouts with lemon juice. Oh, YUM. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:53:39 EST Animal Antics <em>338</em> <em>338</em> I wanted to tell you all that I had a funny moment the day after Easter. Oldest DD hid all the real & plastic eggs for everyone else to go "hunt". We thought that all had been found and accounted for at the end of the hunt, but somehow one of the plastic ones (filled with peanut & chocolate M & M's) got in the back yard. When I let my dogs out for their last potty trip before going to bed, Teeny (my Rat Terrier) came back in with a plastic purple egg in her m... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:46:14 EST Joke of the Day - 4/8/13 Saw this on another blog and got a chuckle out of it... Hope you do too. <BR> <BR> The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket, went in to try out for the job. <BR> "Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Gomer, what is 1 and 1?" <BR> "11" he replied. <BR> The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but he's right. What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?" <BR> "Today and tomorrow." <BR> The sheriff was again surp... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:22:38 EST Question for the Day, 4-6 If you could meet anyone now or in history, ever- who would you want to be able to talk with and why? <BR> <BR> I would choose George Washington. The more I learn of/about him the more I admire him. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:32:31 EST Question for the Day 4-3 What is your favorite color, and do you use it in your dress, home, etc.? <BR> <BR> Mine is shades of wine/burgundy and dusty rose. I do wear them, They feel feminine but not "girly" to me. Go good with my skin and hair colors. I also have my main bath done in these colors. Doesn't look "pink", rather a subtle softness with sponging of 2 Dusty rose colors and accents of the burgundy with some rose accented metal pieces I've found over time that match- Metal burgundy roses on them and al... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 09:47:16 EST Chihuahua Chat 2013 Hi Everyone!! Hope Monday was good to you ALL. <BR> Have a good week. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:31:22 EST Question for the Day Going to try something new. May not be able to come up with one everyday, but I'll post one now and again. <BR> <BR> So: <BR> <BR> What was your first pet's name, what was it, how old were you? <BR> <BR> My first was a puppy, Ginger, she was part cocker and part "who knows". We speculated it was maybe dachshund as she looked like a cute cocker with 4" legs!!! I was maybe 5 yrs. old and my parents got her because I was terrified of dogs!!! Sure got over that quick! LOL. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:31:45 EST Water!!!- a Challenge = NO CHAT PLEASE OK, let's all help Starr- AND ourselves. <BR> The challenge : <BR> Pick a number you can do - amount-wise - and let's start a challenge to build how many glasses of water we drink per day. <BR> <BR> No chat here, we can do that in daily chat area, just post your daily numbers. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:56:24 EST When you have nothing better to do! LOL A spring puzzle <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:13:47 EST GOALS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TALK ABOUT POST YOUR GOALS HERE. NO MATTER HOW SMALL THEY SEEM TO YOU, REMEMBER SPARKPEOPLE IS ALL ABOUT BABY STEPS. They also say that when you post your goals, it's like journaling, and once you write about them, they stick in your mind better. I need to do this too. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:20:35 EST Dehydration Need to gather what I have already posted to post it here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:17:30 EST Exercise you CAN do, and do you feel better after? This topic is about Exercise you CAN do, and do you feel better after you do it. Feel free to post about any exercise you can do, no matter how small or insignificant it seems to you. Every little thing we do adds up. <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:35:17 EST HELP HAY EVERYONE, I HAVE A "LADIES DAY OUT" WITH MY CHURCH ON SATURDAY. I AM SUPPOSE TO BRING A DISH, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT TO BRING WHICH IS EASY & QUICK. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ME. <BR> <BR> STARR Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:21:00 EST Just for Today Just for today I am going to watch what I eat and track it. <em>41</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:48:59 EST Joke of the Day - 2/21/13 A <BR> Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa. <BR> 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. <BR> Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. <BR> High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone h... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:54:27 EST Bad behavior/Good behavior I don't know how or where I signed up for "Full Plate Living" but just got my first newsletter or whatever it is. Well, this was one of their little articles. I liked what it said... <BR> <BR> <BR> “I can do anything!” You’ve told yourself this millions of times. You want to believe it. But as you stare at the stranger in the mirror you actually think: “What a worthless loser. I’ve spent my whole life trying to lose weight and feel good about myself. I must be the most incompetent perso... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:28:21 EST Mid-Feb. Team Challenge Come on Team. Join me. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> The challenge is: <BR> Do 3 healthy things each week. It can be anything. Exercise for 10 min., make a healthy recipe, meditate. Whatever you can think of. Now that's not hard is it? Come on... <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:37:56 EST Thought for the day... :) Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning <BR> the devil says~~ "Oh Crap, She's up!" <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:44:50 EST Make it a wonderful day! <link> </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:22:50 EST Sweet video of the day 2-1-13 <link><BR>channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video<BR>/02f0dceb-bb8e-3f8d-fec1-a57d4022b06c </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:07:57 EST kitty shell game He's a cat not a chihuahua, but hey, even a cat can be cute sometimes! LOL <BR> <link><BR>he-Cat's--First-Shell-Game/ </link> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:07:55 EST Challenge for 2013- no chat please! WEEK 4 (Sun. Jan. 20- Sat. Jan. 26) <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 - 3 lbs. lost!!! emoticon <BR> Week 2 - total of 4 lbs. lost, then 3 gained - boo hoo <BR> Week 3 - 2 lbs. lost <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Did you stay in your calorie range (1300 to 1500)? <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Sun - 0 <BR> Mon - 5 <BR> Tues - 5 <BR> Wed - 0 <BR> Thurs- <BR> Fri - <BR> Sat- <BR> <BR> Did you drink at least 6 cups of water? ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:56:48 EST Video with WOW factor!!! <link><BR>ature=player_embedded </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:46:19 EST My Favs - Meerkats! <link><BR>t-Madness/ </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:55:43 EST Doggie safety tips Did you know that if your pet eats something sharp; whether it be a needle, glass, a feeding your pet small pieces of cotton balls, the cotton actually forms a buffer so their insides don't get cut. You have to do this very carefully so as not to cause an obstruction. See the following link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Bone.htm </link> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:10:35 EST Toxic "people food" to dogs Ran across this on another forum, I knew some of these but not all. My dogs love veggies so I easily could have made the mistake of giving them broccoli when I was chopping it. WHY you would give them any human vitamins, turkey skin, stock cubes, or gravy powder and cod liver oil is beyond me. But who knows what some folks do?!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCOLATE, ONION, GARLIC, NUTS, RAISINS, GRAPES, SULTANAS, STOCK CUBES, GRAVY POWDER, LARGE DOSES OF COD LIVER OIL, BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, RAW SALM... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:06:37 EST Israel- video of the day 1/11/20 Very interesting, fun to watch. Let's go on a trip! :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l=0 </link> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:21:08 EST Dolphin Stampede!!! Video of the day 1/10/13 <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olphin-Stampede---1080p-HD/ </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:19:27 EST Video of the day 1/9/13 Crows - one of my favorite kinds of "people"! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>art-Crows-Crack-Their-Nuts/ </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:53:21 EST Video of the day 1/8/13 <link><BR>osby-Translates-Rap-Song-For-Old-Peopl<BR>e---Hilarious/ </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:23:44 EST Video of the day 1/5/13 I can't really see this one because my computer puts up a "box" that I can't get rid of, but what I can see it looks pretty good. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ady-Has-Some-Serious-Hula-Hoop-Skills/ </link> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:10:24 EST Kaleidoskop I've always loved these and this is gorgeous and fun to watch. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:03:29 EST Desiderata, for Starr, and for all of us Desiderata <BR> <BR> Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. <BR> As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. <BR> Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. <BR> Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. <BR> If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; <BR> for always there will be greater and l... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:03:55 EST Video of the day 1/3/13 <BR> All I can say is WOW!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>05 </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:47:03 EST Video of the day 1/2/13 (oh my 2013!!!) <link><BR>nese-Garden-In-Fort-Worth/ </link> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:31:04 EST Video of the day 12/30/12 <link><BR>co-roncalli.html </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:55:00 EST Video of the day 12/29/12 Cute. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>xplanation-Of-Birth-EVER---Hilarious/ </link> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:19:35 EST Mary Did You Know? Beautiful <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>id-You-Know---CeeLo-Green/ </link> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:14:00 EST "FUNNY"? <BR> The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. <BR> <BR> My confession: <BR> <BR> I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:35:51 EST Video for the day 12/20/12 <BR> <BR><BR>-Amazing-Grace-Christmas-House/ Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:18:54 EST The Reason for the Season video II - 19/12 Beautiful <BR> <BR><BR>-Kid-in-Town/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:59:03 EST No-Bake Cookies EASY 2 c. sugar <BR> 1/4 c. cocoa <BR> 1/2 c. milk <BR> 1/4 lb. butter/margarine <BR> <BR> Put in saucepan and cook until boiling, stirring consstantly. Remove from heat, cool 1 min. <BR> Add: <BR> 1 t. vanilla <BR> 1/2 c. chunky peanut butter (I use creamy if I don't have chunky) <BR> 3 c. oatmeal <BR> <BR> Stir well and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. I make different sizes so people can take their choice of sizes. Enjoy. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:27:07 EST Where There is Love... <link> </link> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:25:49 EST Per our earlier discussion!!! video Well, now we KNOW why the world isn't ending! LOL. Altho the title is strange considering the date hasn't happened yet (by their dating)! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-World-Didn%27t-End-Yesterday/ </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:42:33 EST Merry Christmas to you all from Carol <link><BR>r=2004adm </link> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:52:06 EST Video for the day 12/14/12 <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>anta-Surprise-Prank/ </link> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:04:36 EST Get ready to rock... video of the day 12/13/12 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bcpid1418565565?bctid=23207933001 </link> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:22:16 EST The Reason for the Season video- for 12/12 &12/13 <link><BR>RF5Pg&vq=medium </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:06:04 EST Get ready for a smile. Video of the day 12/12/12 This is just going to tickle you! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lking-His-Dog-Stops-To-Play-In-A-Puddle/ </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:43:31 EST Video/joke for the day 12/11/12 I love these. So funny <BR> <BR><BR>cken-Lands-In-A-Flying-Saucer-Prank/ Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:36:38 EST Merry Christmas video Hope this gives you a smile... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-With-Goats-Jingle-Bells-Performance/ </link> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:34:47 EST A "not so fun" video to think on. This one is haunting, and sad... and scarey. Is this where this country is heading with all the welfare? People don't want to work anymore. They want handouts. <BR> <BR> Hardcore Poverty Stricken Welfare City Facts <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=annotation_102173&feature=iv&src_vid=<BR>JhwGHZ8lFO8&v=5dAoSFA5yaY </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:15:31 EST "Funny" for the day... I love the show Frasier and also enjoyed Star Trek, so let's combine them!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 12:17:24 EST Let's do this!!! Watch this, then go find someone and join in... <BR> <BR><BR>eet-Compliments---Emotional/ Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:11:35 EST Inspiring video of the day 12/3/12 God bless you, and this fellow. He's headed for a high place in heaven I believe... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7s-Act-of-Kindness-Goes-Viral/ </link> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:42:30 EST Video/joke for the day 11/28/12 I think I have a mean streak in me, I laughed out loud a couple of times... <em>40</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>96267538 </link> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:02:44 EST 2nd video for the day today. :) This guy is quite something to watch with that ball. He gets better as it goes. The end is his "finale" which is always the best you know. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ontrol-Like-You%27ve-Never-Seen-Before/ </link> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:03:02 EST A Murmuration (video for the day)- 11-25/26-12 For your viewing pleasure: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:53:30 EST Video/joke for the day 11/24/12 <link><BR>Beam-Through-Windshield-Prank/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this gives you a smile. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:32:30 EST Video for the day 11/10/12 <link><BR>oe-&-Lillie---A-True-Love-Story/ </link> <BR> <BR> This one makes you feel good and leaves you with a tear. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:49:53 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 10-26 You have to go watch this one, but it is SO worth it. Very funny. Made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Clean, no "bad" stuff in it. He's actually a preacher. <BR> <BR><BR>y-Cut-My-Britches-Off/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:32:47 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 10-25 Do you know what an agnostic dyslexic insomniac does? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He stays up all night wondering if there really is a dog! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:04:01 EST Pucci hike Took the pucci's on a very long (got lost, well maybe just turned around) hike this morning. Our boy Mondo would walk till his legs fell off, he enjoyed every second, Minner's our girly girl endured it and was very happy to get home and nap on her favorite blankie. Since the rain is rolling in tomorrow I'm so happy I took the time for our outing today! Summer is definitly over and we snuck in one last hurrah <em>465</em> Did anyone else get a chance at a fun outing this weekend? Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:54:14 EST Chihuahua Gang recipe files Please post some of your favorites, and let us know if there is anything special about them (such as "skinny" food, easy to create, contest winners, family favorites, heirloom recipes, etc.) <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to seeing what we all like to cook. :) Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:45:37 EST From Fl a friendly Hi from puppies and me Helloooo I love dogs and had a lot of small ones over the years have a 13 year old Boston and never thought i would want a Chi ... My friend is a Vet and had a little Chi that had been left for 3 months cause she was very sick and the breeder didn't want to care for her any more. So i was asked to think about taking her .. I work a lot with dogs so i keep thinking hmm do i want to take a chi they are not that good with ppl .. after 3 weeks seeing her in that cage . I said yes i will try ...... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:01:53 EST Joke for the Day 9-2 Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons,watch the squirrels and discuss world problems. <BR> One day Blake didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something.. But after Chuck hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him. <BR> A month had passed, and Sa... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 09:11:43 EST Joke for the Day 9-1-12 A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out <BR> of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, <BR> enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. <BR> "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. <BR> <BR> Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue <BR> lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, <BR> ... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:00:17 EST Joke for the Day 8-29 A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa . <BR> <BR> 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have <BR> killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks <BR> corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets <BR> can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the <BR> germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most <BR> dangerous of <BR> all a... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:26:40 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 8-20-12 On a Fence: <BR> "Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!" <BR> ************************** <BR> At a Car Dealership: <BR> "The best way to get back on your feet - <BR> miss a car payment." <BR> ************************** <BR> Outside a Muffler Shop: <BR> "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming." <BR> ************************** <BR> In a Veterinarian's waiting room: <BR> "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!" <BR> ************************** <BR> At the Electric Company <BR> "We would be del... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:45:18 EST Joke for the Day 8-18-12 <BR> <BR> <BR> The Talking Centipede <BR> <BR> <BR> A single guy decided life would be more fun <BR> if he had a pet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So he went to the pet store <BR> and told the owner <BR> that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After some discussion, <BR> he finally bought a talking centipede, <BR> (100-legged bug), <BR> which came in a little white box <BR> to use for his house. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He took the box back home, <BR> found a good spot for t... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:46:11 EST BONUS!!! TWO blonde jokes for the day 8-16-12 <BR> Two blondes find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. One asked: "What if one explodes before we get there?" <BR> <BR> The other says: "We'll lie and say we only found two." <BR> <BR> And just for Starr, the BEST blonde joke ever... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> What do all the redheads and brunettes do while the blondes are out having fun on Fri. nites? <BR> They sit home thinking up blonde jokes. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:12:29 EST Joke of the day 8/13/12 <BR> -A friend told the blonde: "Christmas is on a Friday this year" <BR> <BR> The blonde then said,"Let's hope it's not the 13th.--- Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:02:56 EST Joke of the day 8/7/12 <BR> A blonde's dog goes missing and she is frantic. <BR> <BR> Her husband says "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?" <BR> <BR> She does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing."What did you put in the paper?" her husband asks. <BR> <BR> "Here boy!" she replies. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:46:35 EST Joke for the Day Just had to post this, I thought it might be helpful!!! LOL. Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart <em>335</em> and life will be a happier place. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Joke for the day: <BR> Don't wash your hair in the shower <BR> It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!!! <BR> INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT … <BR> WARNING TO US ALL!!! <BR> Shampoo Warning! <BR> I don't know WHY I didn't figure th... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:39:31 EST Going to be a momma!! She's pregnant!! Well. sorry it has been so long since, ive been on here. I had so much going on. I am so glad to be back! My little female Princess is going to ave puppies!! She is due anytime now!! I will have to post pics up soon!! <BR> Have a great day all!! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:45:37 EST DRINKING WATER Heart Attack and Water - I never knew this !Interesting....... <BR> Heart Attack & Water <BR> Something I didn't know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the las... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:12:20 EST Recipes Please BREAKFAST COOKIES <BR> Nutrition Info <BR> <BR> Calories: 121.1 <BR> Fat: 5.1g <BR> Carbohydrates: 17.8g <BR> Protein: 2.6g <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 large eggs, beaten <BR> 1/2 cup of honey <BR> 1/4 cup of butter (I am going to use half butter half applesauce) <BR> 1 cup grated carrots <BR> 1/2 cup raisins <BR> 1 cup walnuts, chopped <BR> 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped <BR> 1 cup all-purpose flour <BR> 1 cup rolled oats <BR> 1 tsp Nutmeg <BR> 1 tsp Cinnamon <BR> 1 and ... Tue, 22 May 2012 16:31:41 EST Pet Food Recalls Happy Mother's Day Greetings! <BR> <BR> To be on the safe side, it might be a good idea to check the growing list of recalls. This is one site, but as you probably already know, all you have to do is enter your pet's brand in your search engine. <link><BR>lls/ </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great and safe weekend. <BR> Marilyn <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 May 2012 10:53:35 EST Team members meet n greet! With dog walks! I was asked by SAVVYSAVANAH if we could do a thread where we find out if anyone lives close to other team members, to get together to meet each other and take our doggies out for a walk, in a park, or on a walking trail. I think this is a great idea, although I only know a couple members who live fairly close to one another. <BR> SO, please post where you live, and see if there is someone close that you might want to get together with and enjoy a dog walk with. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:34:06 EST Progressive Team Challenge- No chat, please Step 1) Weigh yourself. Decide if you want to lose or need to maintain. If you want to lose weight, take it in "baby steps". Just try for 1,2 or at the very most 3 lbs. Then once they are gone, you will make a new goal, a SMALL one. We are going to do EVERYTHING on this challenge slow and easy. OK? <BR> <BR> Weigh only once a week. Same day each week, approx. the same time. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:41:15 EST Progressive Team Challenge... a new beginning This was one of my SP emails this morning and it was so fitting for what I have planned. Please read it today. Then tomorrow I'll be posting my thoughts on a brand new PROGRESSIVE challenge. Stay TUNED for what that means. I promise it will be simple, especially to start with. <BR> Carol ... <BR> <BR> If Cincinnati is known for anything (especially among its many runners and cyclists), it is known for its hills. You can't run, bike, hike or even walk very far in this city without encount... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:20:26 EST New BLUE brand dog food Has anyone heard about the new Blue dog food brand? I have been transitioning Paco onto dry food and he has been pretty finicky and has lost weight, which is actually a good thing. Except when he doesn't eat all day and only drinks water and then throws up liquids. I worry about him. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:14:25 EST Changes you HAVE made... Please post the changes toward a healthy lifestyle that you have already made and how these changes helped you gain increased health. <BR> Sharing these changes can inspire and SPARK others to make positive changes too, and also help other team members recognize changes they hadn't already thought of that could inspire them to make a new change and incorporate new habits for their healthier lifestyle. <BR> According to SparkPeople, small changes done every day, such as the 10 mi... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:05:05 EST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Healthy lifestyle is what we on SparkPeople all want to eventually achieve. We can do this by making small changes each and every day which is recommended by the Spark plan and track our progress by tracking food, exercise and becoming active on SparkTeams that pertain to our individual needs. <BR> <BR> Use this forum topic to discuss your lifestyle and what it means to you and how your previous lifestyle contributed to your overweight and or other health issues compounded by obesity. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:23:50 EST Let's all meet "us" again!!! There are alot of new members here, perhaps it's time to re-introduce ourselves so we can get a fresh start. <BR> <BR> I am 58 yrs. old, an artist, teach piano, am learning the harp (love it), have 4 chi's- Snuggles, Pipsqueak, Widget, and Pooka. My darlings all. 3 girls, Pip is the man of the gang. A pretty "wimpy" man tho, as my husband pointed out. I do have to admit he is NOT Mr. Masculine- more of an "I'm the Prince, and you should adore me and carry me over the puddles" kind of gu... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:50:36 EST Obedience Related Regarding the "leave it" or "drop it" commands <BR> <BR> Our biggest problem with Bella is that she's a little thief. I use mesh hampers for laundry and she tips them over, steals pieces of clothing (her specialty is underwear) and runs through the house like a crazy woman. If we drop something, she appears before the item hits the floor and the only way I know of to get it out of her mouth is to bribe her with food. I hate to reward bad behavior but sometimes she picks up something dangerou... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:24:37 EST change one letter on 4 letter words fish Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:43:09 EST Hi:) Hi, My name is Shell and we have two chihuahua's Crystal and Princess. <BR> I never would have thought I would have ever got chihuahua's as I usually prefer big dogs. The German Shepard is my favourite dog. But, my daughter wanted a dog and I said a middle sized dog. Next thing we went to look at two chihuahua pups to see which one if either we would get. We bought them both!! They are so sweet, I totally love them!! <em>200</em> <em>338</em> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:41:30 EST Pet Gate Hi! <BR> Does anyone have a recommendation for a pet gate that Chis can't squeeze through? My smallest Chi is about 7 pounds. Our current gate has 2.75" openings between slats and they've figured out they can get through it! I need one that is easy for people to open and close as it is in a major traffic area. Also needs to expand to 36". I'm finding most online descriptions don't include the measurement for space between slats. Thanks so much for any advice on this! <BR> Andrea Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:40:42 EST anxiety meds I am taking Howie to the vet on Wednesday to check on anxiety meds for him, he is completely afraid of people. He has been in my home for six months and I have been working with him but nothing helps. Drugs are not my first choice, I just don't know what else to do. Does anyone medicate their pet? Any problems/ advice? Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:19:17 EST Scratching HELP!!! I have a little foster dog that after three months still is afraid to be touched. He had flies when he arrived but is now free of them. The problem is he has scratched himself a bald spot. He continues to scratch this spot to the point of causing sores. Has anyone else had this problem? How can I help him stop and what can I do to promote his hair growth?. <BR> Any suggestions would be helpful. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:52:57 EST Noodles' Chocolate Scare Hey everyone, I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. <BR> <BR> I had a terrible ordeal with my pup the Monday evening after Christmas. I came home to find out the she had gotten on the kitchen table and ate a bar of dark chocolate. I wasn't really sure what to do, so I did some research online. Big mistake, if anything happens to your pup, call your vet or emergency vet immediately! <BR> <BR> I decided to wait a few and see how she would do (because according to the docs o... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:06:12 EST The Licking is CRAZY! My Chi is obsessed with licking her paws. It's insane. <BR> She licks so much sometimes, she leaves big wet spots where ever she was sitting. And little wet paw prints. <BR> <BR> I don't know what to do to get her to stop! <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this issue? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:33:37 EST RECALL - Iams Puppy Dry Food <link><BR>.htm </link> <BR> Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:49:12 EST Bella Is Having Surgery Today We dropped Bella off at the vet to be spayed. We have to call them at 3 this afternoon to see when she can come home. I know she's in good hands so I'm trying not to worry. My biggest concern is how to keep her quiet during her recovery. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:32:36 EST Dog treat warning Story on Snopes <BR> <BR> <link><BR>treat.asp </link> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:25:36 EST Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! <BR> Have a great holiday <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:52:23 EST Similarities and Differences After having 2 Chihuahuas (terribly missed every day), it's interesting to pick out the Chi traits from my little 1/2 girl. So far I've noticed the "climbing" trait that my chi Sasha had. Bella loves to climb on the back of the couch and walk around or sit there while I'm terrified until I can coax her down. She has her little stubborn streak like my other two did and is very playful and affectionate as most puppies are. She also likes to burrow under covers. As far as differences, the main ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:57:33 EST Mid-Week Poll/Challenge: Wed 11/16 to Sun 11/20 We all love to eat and indulging on Thanksgiving seems to be a big problem. <BR> <BR> This week's poll/challenge....find one healthy Thanksgiving recipe and share it with the group! Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:19:24 EST Taking a Poll - New Challenge Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'd like to start a new team challenge for the group! <BR> Rather than just coming up with an idea, I'd like some input! <BR> <BR> What do you think would be a fun, attainable goal that we can all strive for this next month? <BR> <BR> You can either message me or respond to the forum. <BR> <BR> I LOVE being creative! Let's brainstorm and think outside the box! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear from you Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:34:16 EST Chihuahua Chat So, what did your baby do to make you smile today? Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:57:47 EST Weekly Poll: October 2nd to October 8th What are your favorite sitcoms of all time? <BR> <BR> Mine are: Golden Girls, The Nanny, Fraser, I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, WKRP, My Two Dads... I'm sure there are more but I can't think of them :) Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:33:28 EST Weekly Poll: September 25th to October 1 When randomly watching a movie on TV, what would make you turn it off before it's over? <BR> <BR> For me it would be the acting. I hate it when people can't act!! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:16:16 EST Mast Cell Tumor, Grade I Does anybody have any experience with this type of tumor? My 9 year old chi's pathology report just came back with this diagnosis. She had an odd lump on her leg removed a month ago, just before we left town. The vet didn't seem concerned but suggested we pay for a laboratory exam. When we returned from a vacation, I still didn't have the lab report so I called the vet's office and they sent a copy. I have a call into the vet, but haven't talked to him yet. Frankly, I'm not too impresse... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:41:39 EST Weekly Poll: September 19th to 25th Since I've been sick with a miserable cold since last Monday, my question to you this week is what do you like to eat when you're home sick with a cold? <BR> <BR> I get myself hot tea and soup. <em>469</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:11:09 EST Health Issue - 9/12 I thought I would give you guys a recipe this week: <BR> <BR> Chihuahua's seem to be rather fond of peanut butter, so this treat recipe is sure to be a hit with your little guy. Just keep in mind that proper Chihuahua care means not indulging him to much. <BR> <BR> Peanut Butter Treats <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons oil <BR> ½ cup peanut butter <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour <BR> 1 ½ cups white flour <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oil, peanut butter and w... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:54:31 EST Weekly Poll: September 12th to 17th If money was no object and you wanted to hire one service professional to help with something around your house, what type of professional would you hire? <BR> <BR> For me it would be to fix up my backyard. I have 1 acre which really needs to be made into something beautiful and breathtaking! <BR> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:46:58 EST Health Issue: 9/5 Going Under Anesthesia: <BR> <BR> The possibility that your dog may someday need anesthesia is one main reason why you need to choose a veterinarian who is accomplished in treating Toy dogs. Although anesthesia-related deaths are rare, and usually the result of an allergic reaction, its use is potentially dangerous. Your vet uses anesthesia only when necessary (before surgery, for example). <BR> <BR> Be sure you know how to clean your pet's teeth properly so that cleaning them under anesthe... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:51:52 EST Weekly Poll: September 5th to 10th What signifies the end of summer for YOU? <BR> <BR> For me it's Labor Day knowing that Autumn is right around the corner. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:44:32 EST True Confession I'll start out by saying I love my new puppy very much ---- but I miss having a Chihuahua to love. My husband thinks I'm kidding when I say we're going to get a 3 year old Chi once Bella grows out of the puppy stage and doesn't need so much attention. Maybe it's a dream, but if it's meant to be, then it will happen. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 01:22:06 EST Health Issue - 8/29 Anal Sacs <BR> <BR> WHY DOES MY DOG DRAG ITS BOTTOM ON THE FLOOR? This is usually a sign of anal gland irritation not worms. The anal glands (scent glands) need to be emptied every so often depending on diet, age, sex, and the stage of the breeding season, ask your vet, groomer or a breeder to show you what to do to take care of the problem. WHAT HAPPENS IF AN IMPACTED SAC DOES NOT GET EMPTIED? An abscess can form and rupture out through the skin. This is a painful, messy and pretty smel... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:29:15 EST Weekly Poll: August 28th to September 3rd Other than English, what languages can you read/speak/write? <BR> <BR> I took Spanish in high school but I almost failed the class. I can't do another language at all. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:20:55 EST DoodlesMama Please go and give her a hug- she's lost her Doodlebug in a horrible moment with a large dog. I'm sitting here crying as I type. I feel so badly for her. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:53:01 EST Health Issue - 8/22 "Reverse Sneeze"... <BR> <BR> Occasional bouts of sneezing, snorting, honking and wheezing are not unusual in chihuahuas, and is sometimes called a "reverse sneeze". This is usually caused by an elongated soft palate that is thought to become temporarily misaligned. It is a common trait in toy breeds. Pulling hard on a leash, drinking too fast or getting overly excited can lead to an episode of reverse sneezing. Reverse sneezing SHOULD NOT be confused with a different condition called "colla... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:26:13 EST Weekly Poll: August 21st to 27th Do you grow fresh herbs, which ones and what are your favorite things to do with them? <BR> <BR> We grow: Thyme, basil, parsley, rosemary. We put them in veggies and meat dishes. Fresh herbs really add a nice taste to the dish. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:16:01 EST My new book I'm writing a children's book and I would really like to have some feedback on what you think of it so far. Please be honest. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> Andre's Adventure <BR> <BR> I can still remember the day that I was adopted by this warm-hearted lady. She made me feel wanted and loved. My two previous families were not very kind towards me but I accepted that and I knew someday my fate would change. <BR> <BR> You know, it's not easy being a French poodle waiting for someone to lo... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:30:36 EST Weekly Poll: August 14th to 20th What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done? <BR> <BR> For Me: I met my husband on line and in 5 days we were married. Never told the family what I did till after the wedding which was at City Hall at 4:00 pm. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:16:42 EST Our New Puppy Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday started with good intentions. We were just going to look to see what dogs were available. We went to two animal shelters and were disappointed to see very few small dogs. After that we went to the Puppy Stop and had fun looking at puppies and I even spent some quality time with a beautiful Pomeranian. There was one Chi - a merle that was so tiny I was afraid to hold it. After that we stopped for lunch... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:09:28 EST Chihuahua Poem My husband wrote this poem for "Dudley" <BR> <BR> Not longer than a year ago <BR> my wife brought home a pup; <BR> the little guy was small enough <BR> to fit inside a cup! <BR> <BR> His wrinkly skin and buggy eyes <BR> just added to his charm <BR> and this Chihuahua's favorite bed <BR> is under Daddy's arm! <BR> <BR> He found his niche and off he went <BR> to wander and explore, <BR> discovering "the shocking truth" <BR> that there were "two dogs more"! <BR> <BR> They sniffed before invi... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:35:09 EST Just For Fun Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they: <BR> <BR> (1) eat less, <BR> (2) don't ask for money all the time, <BR> (3) are easier to train, <BR> (4) normally come when called, <BR> (5) never ask to drive the car, <BR> (6) don't smoke or drink, <BR> (7) don't want to wear your clothes, <BR> (8) don't have to buy the latest fashions, <BR> (9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and <BR> (10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ..... <BR> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:25:14 EST Weekly Poll: August 7th to 13th Have you ever traveled to another country? And, if yes, where and did you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> My response: <BR> <BR> August of 1985 I went to Italy and Greece. I truly enjoyed Greece - visited all the ruins and the food was magnificent!! I stayed in Athens. Went to the island of Mikonos too and that was wonderful. Italy was a different story- everything was closed in August, couldn't visit anything!! It was very upsetting, but the food was good. I visited Florence and Rome and I did go to t... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 11:15:44 EST Serena Is Gone When I got up this morning Serena wagged her tail in greeting but wouldn't eat and was very listless. Since she didn't eat all day, except for a tiny bit of pureed chicken and her supplement, we decided to take her to the vet tomorrow. Tonight, for the first time she had a seizure and it lasted quite a while. Within an hour she was gone. I couldn't believe it and wouldn't accept it, so I kept petting her and talking to her but her little heart wouldn't start beating again. <BR> <BR> Marilyn Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:27:26 EST Hello from CA! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Sonia, I've been a member on SP for a while, but am glad I found this team! I have a 4 yr old, black, long-haired chi named Chloe. She's my little pride and joy. I've had problems in the recent past with my mom over-feeding Chloe so she's overweight and has some physical problems as a result. I've had to really put my foot down where that's concerned, and thankfully Chloe has lost some weight. She still has some weight to lose but is doing well. Almost bet... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 01:05:00 EST Riddle Me This Riddle: <BR> <BR> Some can hurt <BR> others don't <BR> some can teach <BR> others won't <BR> some are stupid <BR> others smart <BR> and some will take them <BR> right to heart <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave your answers.... I will let you know if anybody is right. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:35:11 EST August: Weekly Weigh-In Just post once and edit each week. <BR> <BR> Start Weight: 8/3 - 238 <BR> <BR> 8/10 - 237 <BR> <BR> 8/17 - 236 <BR> <BR> 8/24 - <BR> <BR> End Weight: 8/31 - <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:01:01 EST Chihuahua Health Information I thought I would post a health fact each week: <BR> <BR> This week will be - Subluxation of the Patella <BR> <BR> In dog lingo, subluxation of the patella is called slipped stifles or loose kneecaps. When it occurs, the kneecap (we're talking about the rear legs) slips out of its groove — sometimes often and sometimes rarely — depending on the severity of the problem. If your dog is one of the unlucky few whose kneecaps slip often, surgery may be the solution. A dog with a mild case can li... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:41:30 EST Weekly Poll: July 31st to August 6th When you've had a stressful day, what do you do to unwind? <BR> <BR> For me, it depends on how "stressful" the day was -- I either play on the computer or go for a walk to burn off the steam building up inside me!! <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:31:00 EST Looking for help!! Hey team, <BR> <BR> I am wanting and NEEDING someone else to step forward and become a leader with me. I am leading 3 other groups and I just can not dedicate the time that is needed to all of my groups. Please, can one or two of you help me out. Thank you! Cindy Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:49:12 EST Disgusting Habit Beware... Gross-ness ahead! my baby Chi puppy has started eating her own poo. She has become obsessed with it! When we take her out to go potty that is the first thing she does. We have started cleaning up after her immediately after, but if we look away for a split second she has already started doing it again! It's nasty! Has anyone else had this problem? Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:09:51 EST Fostering a chi/yorkie mix Yup, going to foster a 2ish year old female chorkie. Going to pick her up tomorrow with the idea that she will become alex's dog once she's into her house. They close on the 22nd of this month and are only blocks from us..I'm so excited. <BR> <BR> So lilah..gonna change her name to lily though has had a tough life and spends almost all her time in a cage at this point. I wanted to go get her today, but the lady isn't home. So, gonna go tomorrow at 9. Can't wait to get her out of their. <... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:04:21 EST Would you rather? This is on another forum I belong to (chi forum of course!) I'm a bit bored and there's not much life here so thought I'd start a little game. <BR> <BR> So basically I post two things the person below says which they would rather have (or prefer) and two new words. <BR> <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Person 1: Ice cream or frozen yogurt <BR> <BR> Person 2: Ice cream. Plane or train? <BR> <BR> Person 3: Plane. Summer or Winter? <BR> <BR> So I'll start it off with... <BR> <BR> <BR> Summe... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:46:58 EST Any thoughts? Ok, so I'm going to try to keep this short, but last weekend we had a major issue with Bailey and the saga continues. She was stung or bit by something early saturday morning and as a result her face swelled up...a lot. I immediately gave her benadryl and it reduced the swelling but it returned over the next 32 hours or so each time the benadryl wore off. I was in contact with our vet off and on all day. Ok, so the issue now is that she's scared to go out to her dog run to do her business.... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:11:27 EST Hi fellow chi lovers! Hi everyone! My name is Stacia (sounds like Stay-sha) and I'm looking forward to meeting some positive people interested in the same things I am. I have a chi mix named Lucy,and a chi named Bailey. Lucy was an adult rescue that came home in 2001, we think she is about 11-12 years old at this time, but she is as spry as ever, though her once black face is now very white. Bailey was my heart's desire for my birthday last year and she is now just over a year and a half old. She is my "heart... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:27:29 EST Anyone else have a diabetic chi? Precious is a 9 year old female. She was diagnosised last Sept as being diabetic. She get insulin shots twice a day. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Makes life a little more complicated and expensive but she is my baby and I would do anything to try to keep her healthy. Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:06:22 EST Tikki's Feeling Left Out... Just checking in everyone, it's been a little crazy here at home lately, and my Husband and I haven't been able to take Tikki with us lately! Either, we are doing something where we can't have him along, or the weather has been much to hot! Tikki just don't understand and has acturally been ignoring me! He feels left out, and i don't blame him! I still play with him, and he still sleeps with me, but he's not the same! Has this happened to any of you with your Chihuahua's? I will have to... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:11:31 EST Hi from the Derby City! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm from Louisville, KY and have a Chi named Lexi. She is adorable! She has a kitty sister named April (also adorable). Sometimes they get along and other times NOT so much. Hahaha Typical siblings! <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkPerson since March 9th and am loving it!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for having this team and I'm glad I found you all!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> 's, <BR> <BR> Ellen Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:23:17 EST Her Ears Came Up at 3 Months I am happy to report that my little Clover's ears came up for good this week! I was worried they wouldn't but they did. It's so cute! Sometimes they droop a little after she wakes up but that's it. Hehe I'm so happy. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:15:11 EST Latest Update on Serena Hi everyone, I really appreciate your concern and suggestions to help Serena. She is managing to eat some cottage cheese, food that I liquify in the blender, (chicken, hamburger meat and rice or cereal) plus ice cream and baby food. She's also eating dog food as long as it's very soft. There are times I still have to sit on the floor and feed her by hand - even wet, gooey dog food, but last night she stood at her dish for a WHOLE HOUR, slowly licking her dog food until it was almost finished.... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:02:11 EST New To Sparks And To Chihuahua Dog Lovers! Hi Everyone, i'm Glad To Be A Part Of This Team! I Have A Lil Chihuahua Named Tikki, And I'm Sure Like All Of Your Chihuahua's, Tikki Thinks He's Human, Lol! I'm Looking Forward to This Team. If I Can Help In Any Way, Just let Me Know! Thanks, Monica Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:27:26 EST What is everyone doing this Memorial Day weekend? I'm going to be starting my downstairs remodel, actually my contractor is, I'll be out by the pool staying out of his way. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable looooong weekend <em>232</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 20:26:47 EST Leaving Sparkpeople Hi Everyone, Just a quick note that tomorrow afternoon, I will be leaving Sparkpeople as I have found a great program on my smartphone that is pretty much a copy. I've found that I'm spending so much time trying to get Sparkpoints and not enough time focusing on me and really working at my weight loss. I'm giving this a good day to reach members of the group so that most of you can read this message. If anyone would like to keep in touch, there is a way to contact me through my main blog a... Sat, 14 May 2011 20:58:12 EST Meet Up Possiblities?? Hey team, <BR> <BR> I have been thinking and wanting to do a meet up. Anyone interested in the Eastern North Carolina area? I live in Rocky Mount, NC. Please, let me know. <BR> <BR> Where? <BR> When? <BR> What? <BR> <BR> Open to all. Any questions please, email or post. <em>104</em> <em>311</em> <em>331</em> <em>67</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 6 May 2011 21:49:07 EST What are your plans for Mothers Day? I will be celebrating Saturday Evening with my daughter, mother, step-dad, brother and his family and my Aunt (her kids all live out of town) we are going to have a BBQ. <BR> <BR> Sunday I will probably just relax by the pool. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 16:20:07 EST RIP Sasha Sasha died peacefully on April 14, 2011 at home with us. She was 12 years and 4 months old. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:10:07 EST Best Dog Show Ever! Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be loved <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE BEST DOG SHOW EVER PUT ON BY ONE PERSON,,,,,ENJOY,,,,, <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 01:27:27 EST Birds of prey Now that spring is here and our dogs and us want to be outdoors, please think about what large birds you have in your area. The attached video was reported on the news in our area last evening and is a good reminder to watch out. A very dear friend lost their toy poodle to a bird of prey and it is devastating!! (copy & paste the URL into your brower) <BR> <BR><BR>obal/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?vt1=v<BR>&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=5737575&at1=Ne<BR>ws&h1... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 23:26:52 EST CHALLENGES Here is your Challenge for the month of April 1-30, 2011. Post your results. You may copy and paste. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water, tea or lemonade daily. <BR> 2. Track ALL foods eaten. <BR> 3. Did you exercise at least 3 times a week. <BR> 4. Go outside to play with children or pets (3 times a week). <BR> 5. Get at least 50 spark points daily. <BR> <BR> Let's see who will win. Let the challenge begin. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:33:40 EST Where are Gigi & Daisy? I know I have been MIA for a while and Kris hasn't been able to be online for a while b/c of her leg condition but I just have to ask - "Where in the heck are Gigi & Daisy?" <BR> <BR> And Kris isn't even so much as a co-leader anymore? <BR> <BR> Did I miss something? Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:37:48 EST animal sos hi everyone <BR> just wanted to share this with you. i have recently been on holiday to sri lanka and found the street dog situation quite upsetting, sri lanka is such a wonderful country but the stray dogs are a real problem. <BR> <BR> then the other day i came upon a web site totally by accident - animal sos sri lanka, this is a charity which aims to end the suffering of street dogs in sri lanka i wont go into all the details but ask that you have a look at the site and make up your ow... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:36:31 EST New to the forums, fairly new to the site! I started my weight loss journey about 2-2.5 months ago with a starting weight of 125 pounds and I'm now roughly 113 pounds. Sparkpeople has always been a bit of a mystery to me; there are a lot of things to do and so little time! I'm still figuring things out and seeing how I can find the foods I eat, as they're Australian brands. <BR> Some things unrelated to weight loss: <BR> I'm taking a bachelor of science (biological) and hope to transfer to veterinary science next year. <BR> I like m... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 07:14:44 EST High Risk Surgery for Serena He Everyone, <BR> We brought Serena to the vet because she's been showing signs of pain from her teeth. She hasn't been eating well and she lost weight. We found out today that she was 5.8 lbs. in January and is now 4.4 lbs - the same weight she was when we adopted her. Her vet previously told us that she couldn't recommend dental surgery because of Serena's heart murmur and enlarged heart but since some of Serena's teeth are very bad, and also because the vet feels she may have neck proble... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:07:39 EST Share ideas or suggestions for goals/ch allenges Let's share any thoughts, ideas or suggestions-here. Does anyone have a challenge that they are interested in? Any team goals? Can't wait to hear what everyone comes up with. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:38:01 EST chihuahua puppies for sale Hi everyone! I have chihuahua puppies for sale! please call holly at 1-781-249-8975. they are almost ready for homes! i live in the rockland area. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:01:17 EST Cat Litter Anyone? Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> Hope all is well. Kris, I especially hope you're feeling better and stronger. <BR> <BR> Does anybody use cat litter for the dog's potty? Having 2 dogs on diuretics was creating quite a mess in the powder room. Our set up was to put down two pee pads, cover them with newspaper and then a layer of paper towels. We changed the paper all day long but urine still seeped to the floor when they went too close to the edge. Today we put down a large tray with sides of about a... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:36:36 EST Serena's X-Rays Serena looks like the picture of health but the results of her x-rays showed that while her heart murmur hasn't gotten worse, she has an enlarged heart and collapsing trachea. For now we're to give her a small amount of lasix daily. I'm sad but not willing to let this spoil the pleasure she gives us just by being herself. We'll deal with her problem day by day, taking precautions but still letting her play for a limited time. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:09:58 EST Update on Serena Hi everybody, <BR> Serena saw the vet today and she said Serena's heart murmur hasn't progressed in the past 8 months. She prescribed liquid antibiotics because Serena's teeth are so bad and can't be taken care of surgically at this time. Tomorrow we'll go back for x-rays of her chest and throat area. I don't even want to think ahead. There was a little excitement in the waiting room when a very large, hyper golden retriever slipped off his leash. No harm done but it was tense for a minute. ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:56:28 EST We May Be Facing A New Crisis Happy New Year My Friends. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone in our group the best of health and much joy in 2011. Special get-well wishes to you, Kris!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sasha is doing well in spite of her medical problems but Serena is causing us a lot of concern. She loves to play but as soon as she gets the least bit excited she begins to gasp and choke. She was diagnosed with a low-level heart murmur, but now something seems to be seriously wrong so we'll try to get an appointment with her vet nex... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:11:17 EST What was your BEST Christmas gift of 2010? I'll tell you mine- I get to go to a harp gathering in May!!! (A workshop) 3 days of harp, harp, harp dawn to dusk. I'm SSSOOOOOO excited. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Now - what was your best gift? This should be fun. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:05:13 EST Merry Christma ...Happy Holidays! And a Happy New Year to you all <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well and that you are able to slow down and take some time to enjoy your loved ones <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my eyes aren't focusing & I am very dizzy to day so this will be brief. I just didn't want these Holiday's to pass without telling you all how much you mean to me. <BR> <BR> I appreciate your prayers that you have passed along more than you could know <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Parts of me ar... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:10:36 EST A friend just sent me this article... Wanted to pass it along <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>us-pet-gifts-to-avoid/?icid=maing|main<BR>5|dl5|sec1_lnk5|33061 </link> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:50:07 EST