SparkPeople Small Dogs, Big Hearts Team Messageboard For those of us who own or just love small or medium sized dogs! SparkPeople Small Dogs, Big Hearts Team Messageboard Hi Just got my new puppy a few days ago..silky terrier..three months old Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:17:32 EST Heartworm!! Beware!! <BR> Charlie Brown, is our third Yorkie. He’s almost 6 months old. <BR> <BR> We’ve had him for a couple months and he sure has made himself at home. He is such a little lover....and his tail hasn’t stopped wagging and he can’t hold his licker... so many kisses! <BR> <BR> We had his baby teeth surgically removed because they were crowding his permanent teeth. We also asked the vet to do a blood panel so they would have a baseline for future reference. (New vet since our favorite vet Dr Je... Wed, 4 Sep 2019 13:43:26 EST New from Denver Hi all, I just joined SparkPeople and this group. I live near Denver and have a 7 year old chiweenie named Cosmo. <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:09:08 EST Just joined! I'm new! Hello! My pup is a 16-year-old Maltese. He was 7 pounds most of his life, but he has stopped eating and is wasting away. I'm curious if anyone has any tips for coping with pet loss and maybe memorializing them? I'm trying to prepare myself for the inevitable. Thank you in advance. Thu, 7 Mar 2019 21:29:55 EST Have a good day! <img src=""> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:02:09 EST Hows your day? Have a great Monday! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:30:50 EST How is your day? I hope you all are having a good day! How is your weather? Mine is <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:45:48 EST Yorkie owners I was hoping there was some Yorkie owners that would have some helpful tips for me and my little dog. I am trying to let her hair grow out under her eyes, on nose and around face, and above eyes. Right now it is about the length that it could bother her eyes, is there anything safe that I could put on the hair below her eyes to slick it down? I know it sounds stupid but until it gets longer and won't be in the way? Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:59:55 EST About your dog? First what kind of dog(s) do you have , how old, how long have you had your dog(s)? <BR> <BR> Share something funny, cute or quirky about your dog. A nice story we can all enjoy! emoticon emoticon emoticon <BR> <BR> Will my little Yorkie has been mistreated for 6 years, I have only had her for a few months, she is timid, scared of everything, dogs, people, shys down, it's sad. She doesn't know how to catch a ball or play with toys.She is gradually doing better, everyone thinks she is so... Sun, 27 May 2018 23:30:58 EST Natural Remedies Does anyone have any ideas for natural remedies for flea protection, itchy legs, ears. Mon, 21 May 2018 21:29:56 EST Hello Hi everyone! I am in my 30's from Michigan. I've lost over 100 lbs. before before the PTSD. My blood sugars forced me to wake up and try to save my own life again but i am still struggling a lot. I'm hoping that being on SP will help me stay motivated as it did in the past. Being on teams with supportive friendly people makes everything fun and a lot easier. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:55:42 EST Bicycle riding with your small dog We bought a "Buddy Rider" from Australia last fall. It's a great way to go bicycling! No more riding in a basket on the handlebars! We love it. I'm so ready for spring, so we can hit the rails to trails again. <BR> Happy Weekend everyone! <BR> check it out: <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 05:41:36 EST Just joined your team Hi; I am back on Sparks after many years and was pleasantly surprised to find your team and interesting blogs. I have a little English Cocker Spaniel named Mattie who is the furry love of our lives. We feed her a raw diet and she does extremely well on it. <BR> We live in Canada, but are presently vacationing in Arizona for the winter. <BR> Looking forward to connecting with you. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:13:04 EST New Team Member Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been on and off SparkPeople for quite a while (I joined almost four years ago now!). I'm getting back connected, joining a couple groups. I'm from Canada; married with one fur-baby - a Japanese Chin named Rory. We got him from a rescue organization 7 months ago. He is super sweet and the light of my life. :) <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:28:48 EST New kid on the block! hi there! <BR> It's Katty and Pochi the Pug here- she's an adorable black blob and she LOVES walking- we are doing around 9 miles per week, and we are in the middle of a torrid summer here! I only walk because it makes my Butterfly Princess happy! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:51:24 EST Hello from Elk Grove Vlg (IL) - Doxie Family I just joined the group. I have 2 Dachshunds Chloe (5 yrs old Female) and Oliver (4 yrs old Male) <BR> They are short haired Black and Tan doxies. <BR> I am getting another dachshund in 3 weeks a long haired sable male. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear your tips on how to introduce a new puppy (3rd) dog into our home. <BR> We have such a routine going with our existing 2 dogs. I am hoping adding a 3rd dog into the mix won't be too bad. However he is a puppy. <BR> <em>338</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:02:37 EST Hello My name is Amanda, I have 3 dogs. 9 year old American Eskimo standard named. Moe. <BR> 5 year old doxi- mix named Ginger. 2 year old Chi named Rocky. He runs the house. Love them all they are my fur kids. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:36:39 EST Greetings Hello team! I joined Spark People on Monday and just found this group! It is the perfect community for my Bichon and me. Have a wonderful and productive day all! Best wishes, Rachel <BR> <BR> <em>338</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:08:04 EST Hello we are New Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself to you my name is Beth and my dog is named Bella. Bella is a wee-chon her mother was West Highland White Terrier and Her Father was a Bichon Friese. She is a very spoiled dog but she is also a very special dog to me because she can detect when I am going to have seizures before I do. I have MS, heart and kidney problems. So far I have lost 144 pounds and I have about 15 more to go. I was losing weight to get on the heart transplant list but ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 04:10:54 EST Pup of the week On one of my other teams (Crazy About Cats), the team leader started picking a cat of the week. I'd like to start that here. Submit your pup's name for consideration. Have a picture of the pup in your photo gallery. It's OK if the picture has more than one pup in it - just let me know which one you want considered. You can submit more than one pup's name. <BR> <BR> All you have to do is post here if you would like your dog to be featured as "PUP OF THE WEEK", add their name a link to an imag... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:22:47 EST Greetings Thank you for allowing me entrance into this group of small dog lovers! I have a spoiled 12 year old Pomeranian named Toby. I don't think he is spoiled, but everybody else says he is! I live in Sunnyvale, CA. I have two grown adult kids and a husband who is a retired US Army Military Policeman. We love to go camping and spending time with family. I love sports of all kind except basketball and hockey! I am a breast cancer survivor! I work at the greatest place on earth, NASA Ames Rese... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:46:19 EST ChiWeinie lover Hello from me and Mattie! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:45:38 EST odd things your dog will eat My Brussels Griffon LOVES bold flavors (grapefruit, olives, pickles) and raw veggies. He's my little hairy person :) Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:08:51 EST Chilli the Chihuahua and I say Hi Hello I have a six month old Chihuahua named Chilli who is going through all the usual puppy issues. We live in Adelaide , South Australia and have just been through a heat wave with four days over 40 degrees C and a couple at 45 Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:37:16 EST Hello from KY I everyone. I just found your group today. I have a Bichon Frise who has been keeping me warm on these cold winter nights. He is spoiled, always sleeps with me and always wants someone to hold him <em>211</em> I think I've created a little monster! I just rejoined Sparkpeople for the second or third time a few weeks ago. So far, so good!! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:09:26 EST Hello Hello small dog lovers! I foster for a chihuahua rescue group. I had two adopted rescues before fostering and now also have 3 "failed fosters" so now I have a cohesive pack of 5 chi mixes of varying sizes 4 - 14 lbs. I am currently fostering a puppymill Pomeranian that is extremely scared of people. She is 3 years old and lived her life in a cage with minimal contact until the mill was shut down. She is slowly coming around and is very comfortable with the other dogs. <BR> This is my 15 th fo... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:49:21 EST fruits and veg anybody else owned by a pooch that loves raw fruits and veggies (not the bad for dogs fruits and veg)? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:12:07 EST Hi everyone! Hi, my name is Angela. I have 2 kids and 2 dogs. My papillon is 1.5 years old and my sheltie is 11. I love dogs! I saw this group and had to join. <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:39:19 EST new to this group Hello Everyone- <BR> I have a little dog. He is a Brussels Griffon named Tater Tot. We call him Tate. Looking forward to posts of puppies and dieting. <BR> Wishing you all a very happy New Year. <em>338</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:54:12 EST hi everyone my name is Jennifer you may call me Jenny I have a 13 yr old rat terrier who's name is Buddy. He has a bad heart and water on it so he is on a water pill. I also have 2 cats one named Aphrodite and one by the same name as the dog. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:44:39 EST Protecting your small dog My little Jack Russell got attacked by a big dog today, and I spent the day at the vet's office. My dad suggested I carry a cattle prod to stop dogs from attacking, but I am not certain if that is even legal. What do you do to protect your small dog? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:34:29 EST Hello I live in Tennessee and have a mini dashound, 2 cats, and a large lab. Naturally, the dashound rules the house. Wed, 1 May 2013 09:24:01 EST Need good home for male Chihuahua near Dallas!! Hi Team Members, <BR> A male unaltered Chihuahua named Chico has been left with me because the owner is disabled and no longer able to care for him. I really want to help her out but I am unable to adopt a dog at this time and really need to find this little guy a good home. He's very sweet, doesn't bark, walks well on a leash, and is supposedly around a year old. He weighs approximately 4 or 5 pounds. I don't personally know anyone who wants one and I'm unwilling to post an ad in the paper w... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:25:18 EST Hello Hello Everyone, I don't own a dog, YET; however, I will be getting my very first dog in a year or two. I have fallen in love with the Bichon Frise, and I am extremely excited to getting my baby (I am waiting until I retire, which is either in October of this year, or August of 2014). He will be my retirement present from my hubby. I joined this club so I can learn more about dogs, so I will be prepared when I bring him home. I look forward to any and all information, and bonding with al... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:41:29 EST Hello from Baltimore! Hi. I just joined this team. I have two chihuahuas, Sequoia and Zeus. They keep me company when I am home (which is not often enough). I'm looking to get some advice about owning them - I'll write more later. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:36:32 EST Hello :) My name is Donna. I live in Northern California with my husband and three little Chin-was (Japanese Chin x Chihuahua mix). Deedee who is 8, Buttercup who is 3 and Tippy who is 2, they are all related and there are pictures on my page. They are fuzzy, cute, sweet & spoiled!!! We live behind the Redwood Curtain, more fog than sunshine, on an acre of land about a half mile from the Pacific Ocean. I have a passion for gardening, love to read and like to walk. I'm very healthy, but have been o... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:58:22 EST Happy 2013! What is/are your new year resolution(s)? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:21:07 EST Hi! My name is Kasey and my dog's name is Patch. I am 22 and she is 9. She is a Jack Russell Terrier.I am in a wheelchair and have been in one since age ten. Patch can't jump up on my lap anymore and she's too short for me to reach :( She loves to chase the red dot from the laser pen, which is how I play with her <em>338</em> Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:42:22 EST Firming Up Loose Stools Help! One of my 3-yr-old Cavalier King Charles spaniels is having trouble getting over a digestive episode. His stools aren't exactly "cowpies," but they apparently aren't firm enough to keep his anal glands working properly, either--which led to another vet visit. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have an affordable brand of dog food (for small dogs) they can recommend? For 3 years he's done well on Purina Smartblend Small Bites. Plus fish oil, vitamins, and glucosamine supplements. <BR> <BR> Anyth... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:44:40 EST From Fl a friendly Hi from puppys and me Just want to tell ever one Hello Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:39:52 EST Team pic looks like my Elizabeth I saw your team on someone's page. I joined because the pic looks like a girl I lost this February. <BR> We have a Yorkshire and a yorkiepoo. Brothers from different mothers, two weeks apart. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:31:33 EST Training "Sit and Stay" separately to 2 dogs--HELP I have two 3-yr-old Cavaliar King Charles Spaniels (Winston and Churchill) who have been joined at the hip since birth. They suffer whenever they're separated. <BR> <BR> As suburbanites, we take daily walks though the neighborhood. We've progressed to the point where I can comfortably walk both off leash and they respond to my voice commands of "heel, and "watch me". <BR> <BR> They both appropriately respond to the command "sit and stay" and will remain seated on the sidewalk while I walk ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 23:55:37 EST That cat's my dogs' best friend Hi: <BR> <BR> Don't be fooled by my icon--that's Sharif, the "old man" of the house. I've got 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Winston and Churchill who constantly delight me. By nature, they're as attached to me as my shadow. They give me a reason to get out and walk every day! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to participating with this Team. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:00:15 EST Hello Dog Lovers Hi! I am Sue. I have 2 dogs - a Boston Terrier named Bauxleigh and a mini-poodle, Colman. <BR> <BR> Bauxleigh is 10 years old having some hearing and sight problems and moving slower. He is the reason I am a dog lover. Before him I was strictly a cat lover. He was the first dog I ever owned that played with me. He loved his toys and wanted his people to play with him. He still plays but we are more careful not to throw the ball too far away or out of sight. <BR> <BR> Colman is my 2-y... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:21:42 EST Hello from New Mexico Hi <BR> I am Pat and I live in New Mexico, in the high dessert near the Gila Wilderness. I have had large dogs all of my life until my daughter decided that she wanted a Yorkie for her high school graduation present. <BR> We got her the puppy, named Spanky and he quickly became the ruler of the roost. He also adopted me and although he tolerates the rest of the family he is definitely my dog. Spanky has a porta-shunt problem and an enlarged heart so he eats a special diet and takes a diuretic... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:32:44 EST In Memory of Pixie Pixie was my beautiful 13 year old pomeranian. We recently lost her. I had her since she was 3. She was a rescue. When I got her, her previous owner was going through a divorce and could no longer afford to keep her. We lived in a small town with no rescue groups per se. One of the groomers in town would help find homes for dogs. I already had other small dogs, and I wasn't in the market for another. However, a friend of mine told me about Pixie. I stopped in to see her just as a bre... Sun, 27 May 2012 13:07:47 EST Has this happened to you? So, a couple of weeks ago I took Kevin to have his nails trimmed. I'm not sure what happened or how they missed this. They missed his du claw(I hope that's's equivalent to our thumb on his paw) and I noticed today that his nail had grown into his pad and actually punctured it a bit and it was swollen. I was so angry. I didn't take him to the same place, but a different one, they were able to get it off and put some kind of antibiotic on it. <BR> It broke my heart. You take your b... Sun, 13 May 2012 00:57:34 EST Hey there From mobile al. In august of last year we got our first family dog, (my first as an adult). He's a yorkie poo named Kevin Andrew. He's the heart of my kids and me. <BR> Thu, 10 May 2012 00:24:06 EST Hello from Utah everyone. I have been on SP since about 2009. It is just recently that I have actually decided to be serious about my health and taking better care of myself. I live in Utah and am married. I have only 1 dog right now. Her name is Piper, she is a Lhasa Apso. She is afraid of everything and I do mean everything and she is a submissive peeing dog. She is very hard to love but I love her all the same. She had a sister that I had to put down in Jan. of 2010...the worst day of my life. Krissie was my baby a... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:58:58 EST Luxating Patellas Does anyone's small dogs have a problem luxating patellas? When I first brought my Buffy to the vet when I got her, the vet told me that she had luxating patellas, but that it wasnt that bad and she would eventually grow out of it. About 2 weeks ago she had an incident where I suppose her patella popped out and then went back into place, but it caused her pain and she limped for a few days. She has been fine now for about a week and a half, running, jumping, playing, etc. When I took her ... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 16:59:11 EST Hi Hi everyone! My name is Trish. I joined SP on 1/1/11. I just got a puppy a few weeks ago. She is an Australian Terrier. Her name is Sydney. Looking forward to getting to know the team. See my page for more about me. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:05:01 EST Walking your dog <BR> Anyone with Dogs <BR> <BR> I am afraid of walking in various places with my 2 Poms <BR> I am Not a dog whisper. <BR> I don't want them picking up on my fear IF a dog is in the distance, OFF LEASH, <BR> I would have a panic feeling. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions ?? Sprays?? anything. <BR> I want to take them out. <BR> I saw a girl in PetSmart, she was in the Windowed Cage with the dogs, like a doggy play day. <BR> All sizes, she carried a spray bottle, (probably with Water) and would spra... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:54:12 EST white shaker dog syndrome Has anyone any experience with this disease? I noticed that my rescue dog, Scruffy, I've had for a little over a month has some leg tremors...... it didn't seem to bother him in any way but it bothers me.... it just seems to be with his legs and I thought maybe he was excited or nervous since he hasn't been with me long. It isn't all the time and not that often but it concerns me and I decided to look up "dog tremors" on the internet. I found this - <BR> <BR> Shaking Dog Syndrome is a ge... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 01:07:56 EST New From Indiana Hi! My name is Krista, and I'm new to both Spark and this forum. <BR> <BR> I have three small dogs. One is a six year old Tri-colored Papillon named Kujo. The other two are Chihuahuas, 10 month old sisters- one is a black and white short-haired named Rinoa, and the other is a long haired blue named Jinx. They're like my children; the little lights of my life! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting fit and getting to know everyone here! :) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:56:14 EST New from VA Hi sparkies!! My name is Dannette and I'm a 21 year old nursing student. I joined SP a little over 2 weeks ago and I'm loving it! I'm going to loose a total of 23lbs and have lost 7 of that so far! I saw this group and thought it was cute so I joined! I have a 3lb Yorkie that's my WORLD. His name is Max and he's super adorable if you want to go to my page & see him (yes, he's already apart of my page!) I love meeting new peoples so say HI! <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:42:11 EST Potty Training Help!! Hey Gang!! I am embarassed that this is my first post in the group, but I hope you all don't mind but I am losing all sanity!! <BR> <BR> Okay, so we originally had one big dog Nutmeg (50 lb retriever) and one cat named Tiger, as well as a Parakeet named Spot. Now all of our animals are trained and are well behaved! Thank God for that!! :D So we decided that we were going to bring home a new Chihuhua puppy! Now, she has adjusted quite well! Our Nutmeg however wants nothing to do with her, I... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:48:22 EST Behavior Not Improving Bella is 1/2 Maltese and 1/2 Chihuahua. At 7 months, her behavior is getting worse in some ways rather than better. I admit we haven't learned how to train her properly but this is our first puppy in many years. She's very affectionate and sweet at times, but she is constantly finding things to put in her mouth. She has loads of toys and we give her treats to chew on, but she scavenges and even found a glass Christmas ball that she put in her mouth. We feel like we're always rewarding her for... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 08:25:48 EST Dog treat warning! Check out with the following link (sorry but it's a copy & paste to your URL post) <BR> <BR><BR>dogtreat.asp Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:31:40 EST hi all new to team not to sparks Hi everyone my name is Jennifer Strnad you can call me Jenny I have a medium sized dog named Buddy who I love a lot. Every time I see him I gotta pick him up and pet him all the time or play with him. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:24:47 EST I had to say goodbye to Abby. I no longer own a small dog! We said goodbye to Abby 4 weeks ago. She started becoming wobbly in her back legs, then just as we thought she was getting better she had a fit. She then stopped eating . She was 10.5 years old. A very sad time for us all. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:18:28 EST Good Morning from NC As soon as I saw the little Chihuahua picture for this Spark Team; you got me. I have 2 chihuahuas; one is a 9 yr. male and the other is a 1 1/2 yr female. Poncho and Coco. Coco really keeps that old boy going. <BR> I live in NC with my 2 little buddies and my 'partner' Ernie. <BR> I need a lot of support to lose some pounds so I hope we can do it together. <BR> <BR> Linda Fri, 4 Nov 2011 08:16:31 EST Who Has A Birthday In November? Let us know! God Bless, Vic. Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:11:24 EST A NEW TEAM MEMBER! Good morning everyone! Let's WELCOME MARIPOSACHI to the team! I'm Vic, a co-leader and on behalf of all the members, WE WELCOME YOU TO THE TEAM. Look for my daily blog, "A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS", and let us know how we can help and support you. God Bless, Vic. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 06:54:14 EST THE TEAM CHALLENGE! Which of the following is best? <BR> <BR> 1. PREVENTION? <BR> 2. CURE? <BR> 3. TREATMENT? Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:09:57 EST From W. WA state Hi, I am Nellie. I think I belonged to this team quite a while ago, but I am back since some other teams I belong to are dying on the vine. <BR> <BR> I have a Yorkie and a Chihuahua (though he may be mixed with Australian Blue Heeler), plus 6 cats. My Yorkie is also my service dog and goes everywhere with me (except a sterile operating room). My Chihuahua is a character and thinks he can herd the six cats to their eating places (so now he gets fed first in his cage and isn't let out until al... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:38:42 EST Who Has A Birthday In October? Let us know! Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:42:46 EST night time hyperactivity! My little Buffy (a 13 week old Morkie) was really great for the past 2 weeks sleeping mostly through the night (I've had her since she was 8 weeks). We would go to sleep between 8:30 and 9:30pm, and she would wake up between 11-12pm to go potty outside, and then she would sleep again utnil about 3:30am and go potty again, and then we'd wake up for good between 4:30 and 5am (I wake up early for work). She is home alone all day so I know she probably sleeps a lot during the day, but the last ... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:49:41 EST What Are Your Thoughts Feelings About 9/11? Mine are these: 9/11 is enscribed on the pages of history and in many of our hearts forever. Those that perished will not be forgotten, but let's remember those that survived and give God our gratitude and thanks for saving them, and for awakening us from the way of this world. May God bless this nation and bring it back to Himself to the glory He has bestowed upon it. In His grace, Vic. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 11:49:29 EST Small Dog Hazards I've had 2 small dogs (my Pom, Shalako, and my Papillion, Samurai) for a while - just got a stray chihuahua last month, Spartacus. Shalako & Samurai are about 10 pounds each, and have the typical fluffy coats of their breeds. I've gotten used to watching my feet when I walk, not dropping the foot rest too quickly from the reclining chair, etc (still working on not overfeeding them). Anyway, Spartacus is smooth coated, and weighs in at about 5.5 pounds. I'd finished off a tube can of Pringles ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 21:10:17 EST Hello from Canada I have a 30 pound cockapoo, named Suzie, see her photo on my sparkpage. I have joined sparkpeople to lose 65 pounds and gain a healthier lifestyle. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:13:22 EST WELCOME TO THE TEAM! Let's all welcome SUZIESMOM to our team! Hi! I'm Vic, one of the team leaders and on behalf of all the members, we WELCOME YOU! Feel free to take an active role in the team. <BR> God Bless, Vic. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:02:01 EST Who Has A Birthday In September? Lwt us know! God Bless, Vic. Sat, 3 Sep 2011 12:05:19 EST Hello from NJ Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team but already know some of you from the Chihuahua group. On August 11 my husband and I brought home Tinkerbelle, aka Bella. She was born May 25, 2011. Her mother is an 8 lb Chihuahua and her father an 8 lb Maltese. She's adorable and fun and showers us with kisses one minute and then goes into a biting frenzy the next. She loves to play and whoever walks through the door is her new best friend. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to "meeting" all of you and your pets.... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:20:15 EST Jekyll & Hyde I have a Lhasa and I have a Maltese mix. One does all the barking and the other one is actually the attack dog. One is a chicken and one thinks it is a large dog. At one time I had dogs, cats, ferrets, iguanas, macaws, and assorted aquariums and children all living under one large roof. I have always had to cook enough for an army and have yet to learn to cook for just the two of us. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:35:49 EST A New Team Member! Let's welcome QUINLACO to the team. I'm Vic, a team leader and we are glad to have you join our team. Tells us a little about yourself and your pets. God Bless, Vic. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:46:32 EST Hi from MeanMaryJean Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople weeks ago, but I've been a little hesitant to post a message (more like overwhelmed). As of today I made it to Stage 2 so I figured I'd better get over it and and put myself out there! :) <BR> <BR> In May 2011 I weighed in at 178 and I'm 5' 2". Today I'm down to 158 and my goal is 125. I am trying to stay right at or just under 1200 calories a day and I do step aerobics 3-4 days a week on DVDs. My favorite instructor is Gin Miller. I've b... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:34:13 EST Do you Have a Prayer Request? Let us know so we can pray with you and for you. God Bless, Vic. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:05:35 EST A - Z Words Ending in Y game Post any word that ends in "Y". Only catch....has to be alphabetically. <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can come up with. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:13:40 EST Are There Any Takers? Let's start a phrase game. The phrase is "BE (and you fill in the blank)" with a word that starts with the letter for the day. <BR> <BR> Today's letter is "A"! "Be Alert". God Bless Everyone, Vic. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:51:40 EST Welcome to Desertdreamers as a new leader <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>235</em> to Desertdreamers as a new leader of the Small Dogs, Big Hearts team <em>334</em> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 04:33:49 EST Smile - You'll feel better Post a smiley emoticon <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:47:03 EST New Leader <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Please welcome MJRVIC2000 as a new leader of the Small Dogs, Big Hearts team. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 06:31:11 EST Hi! New to the team. Hi, my name is Chandra and I just adopted a one year old Jack Russel mix. He was a rescue dog, but he is a dream. My brother claims that I won the dog lottery when I was allowed to adopt Cooper. We walk about 3 miles a day together and he seems like he would keep going if I felt up to it! I currently live in a tiny studio apartment, but he doesn't seem to mind as long as we go outside regularly! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:36:14 EST I got my puppy!! I got my Morkie puppy yesterday!! She is even more adorable in person than the pictures I saw on the website, and she is so loveable and well-behaved! She didnt cry on the car ride home (she licked my hand and cuddled up next to it for the whole 1.5 hour drive back from the airport). When I left her in her playpen when I went to work, she peed only on the pee pee pad, and when I came home she was sound asleep on a blanket. She's been eating her food, went to the bathroom outside, has been... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:56:37 EST New Team Leaders wanted Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I'm sure you'll agree with me that this team has gone quiet. I need some new team leaders. With new leaders, comes new ideas, original challenges etc. Please post here or sparkmail me if you're interested in becoming a leader of the Small Dogs, Big Hearts team. It would be lovely to have this team chatty and active again. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:35:05 EST Dog reacting to teeth cleaning - need advice! Video of reaction: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> My chihuahua had his teeth cleaned by the vet today. He also had two teeth pulled so he is on pain medication that the vet gave him. She also gave us medicine for tomorrow. He has been home for about 4-5 hrs now and continues to act strange by "spazing" and chirping constantly. Any idea what this could be? The vet isn't open until tomorrow morning but if it... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 22:57:56 EST New to the Team! Hi everyone! I am Raine! I have always been a dog-lover, growing up my parents always had a beagle - they are on their third one now! After wanting to get a dog for the longest time, I finally took the plunge after buying my first house (I closed yesterday!). So I purchased a morkie. I am getting her next week and I am so excited! However, I am definitely a little scared about house breaking her - especially since I work full time. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! ... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:53:32 EST How do you deal with dog-haters? I was walking my dog the other day and ventured in front of a dog hater's house. S/he placed a warning sign on a tiny patch of grass next to the curb on the sidewalk. The sign said "No dogs allowed or else!" <BR> <BR> First of all, isn't the sidewalk PUBLIC property? What right did this person have to the sidewalk? Second, what's with the "or else" threat? What's that supposed to mean? Will s/he shoot dogs as they wander into the grass? Third, would you continue to walk your dog on the side... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:44:02 EST The scariest thing. I was braving the mid afternoon heat to walk my little Kokonut (chihuahua-mix, 3.5 months old, 5#) when I noticed this huge thing falling from the sky in my general direction. A hawk. <BR> <BR> A HAWK. <BR> <BR> It was my first time seeing one for real (movies don't count, right?). I'm so glad I yanked back on the leash and scooped her up in time! (I figure a little bit of a tug on her collar would hurt less than talons). <BR> <BR> Thankfully the bird didn't come any closer and swerved ba... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:26:59 EST Hi everyone! Hi! Part of my reason for joining Spark was because I could NOT keep up with our new puppy! Her name is Kokonut, she is a chihuahua mix of some kind (her mother was a chihuahua - beagle mix, and I have no clue what her father was!). Her previous owner lost his house in the Joplin tornado so we got her when she was just 8 weeks old! <BR> <BR> She's thrilled that I'm getting fit because now I can take her on walks and run alongside her as she chases butterflies (the backyard isn't fenced and s... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 16:16:15 EST Picking a Dog Food I have 2 dogs with weight issues (a lazy Shih Tzu and a cocker mix) and one that refuses to eat. I switched to the Rachel Ray formula, thinking that the meat listed in the ingridients was a good starting point. Then I started researching more online, and found that it wasn't the best choice. First it says "with" meat, so the most it is going to have is 25% meat. Second, the fillers in it-- especially the corn-- don't make it a good choice. <BR> <BR> So, now I'm back to square one, with a... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:19:05 EST Any Tips for Toy Aggression? We adopted our terrier a little more than 2 weeks ago. He's a rescue and already 5 y.o. For the most part, he is a sweet boy, but has toy aggression. <BR> <BR> I've trained him some to play FETCH/GIMME. It's taken a while to get him to trust and release the toy. Sometimes he still growls and gets possessive. If anyone has any tips, let me know! <BR> <BR> He's an adorable, smart boy, and I know he's well worth every effort and love :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:28:34 EST New to the team Hey everybody! I'm back on SP after taking about a year off. I think I'm right where I was when I joined a year ago, but it has been an up and down battle. I realized that I need to take control of my eating habits, but also that I have to rely on the resources here (trackers, food planners, etc.) in order to be successful. <BR> <BR> I'm 30, single, with no kids. However,my dog Tobey would argue that he is my baby forever! He is a three year old black/white shih tzu. and spoiled to his ... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:04:43 EST Hair cuts for long haired dogs I have always kept my long hair dogs in full coat. I have a 5 year old shih tzu and a 13 year old pomeranian who have never been cut. My husband has been trying to get me to get their hair cut short in the summer. <BR> <BR> It is so hot this year, I have finally agreed to get them both short hair cuts! Hope it turns out ok. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 22:19:07 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 small dogs? I will have to find a... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:18:26 EST Challenge 12th June - 18th June For those of you that would like to join me <BR> <BR> Part 1 - give a goodie and words of encouragement to 3 other members of the Small Dogs, Big Hearts team <BR> <BR> Part 2 - cardio exercise for 30 minutes or more 3 times this week <BR> <BR> Come back here and post <em>248</em> when you have completed the challenge <BR> <BR> Have fun <em>30</em> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 20:23:13 EST Who Has A Birthday In June? Let us know! God Bless, Vic. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:17:20 EST What Are You and Your Small Dog Doing Today? Tonight is church night so I'm staying out of the flowerbeds and working on my nails. Baby is taking long naps, punctuated by getting up to eat! I've lost 5 of my Winter 15, all water retained I know, but it looks good on the scales. I'm hitting the treadmill and starting upper body toning exercises today. Have a great one! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:53:21 EST Looks Like We Need New Sticky Topics When no one is posting, the subject has played itself out and it's time to move things around a bit. Squirtzie would have given us a kick in the pants. How 'bout it, Team Leaders? Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:49:23 EST Thank You I want to thank everyone for welcoming to the group.It's been a struggle for me to stick to my program...I am going to keep going...But it is soooo hard.But I am happy to be here. Thu, 19 May 2011 14:26:01 EST How How do I huddle? Sat, 14 May 2011 12:36:13 EST Another Journey Hi my name is Nancy and I have 2 sweet spoiled little taco bell babies...They sleep with my husband and I.He loves them just as much I do....I just started my journey yesterday....I lost track how many times i started this journey.....I can't give up. Wed, 11 May 2011 15:47:32 EST Heart of a lion body of a miniature pot belly cow Hi Ya all my name is Jo and i have a miniature tri fox terrier named Midget or Midge for short as when i got him he was so small he fit in the palm of my hand. Midge is sort of a rescue as i had lost my cat to a horrific attack a few months earlier and my son was not coping with the loss we decided to get a puppy, as i live in a town house i wanted either a jack russle or a mini foxie. we went to several breeders and i had decided on a female foxie when we decided to try one more breeder. whe... Wed, 4 May 2011 11:00:36 EST Hi Hi my name is Kelly. I have a 3yr old Puggle, his name is Whiskey and a 10yr old cat that is 21lbs named Lucky. They have brought great fun and laughter to our family. <em>41</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 19:21:07 EST Hi from Rosie...and her little dogs, too Hi, dog lovers! I'm new to this team. My name is Rosie and I have two terriers who mean the world to me: Jack Rabbit, a westie, and Moxie, a cairn terrier. Here are some photos of 'em: <BR> <BR> Jack <BR><BR>jackbookend.jpg <BR> <BR> Moxie <BR><BR>moxbookend.jpg <BR> <BR> Admittedly, most of the photos I take are of my dogs. ;) <BR> <BR> So nice to meet you all! I look forward to getting to know you. Please ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:03:36 EST A new puppy I haven't been on in several months ... since I fell into a deep depression after losing my Brussel's Griffon ~ Reine ~, I lost her on Sept 15. I still cry daily, I miss her so much. I would have given my last breath just so she could live a few seconds longer. <BR> <BR> I am excited to be welcoming a new puppy into my life ~ Boche Monroe ~ She is absolutely adorable. I am never letting her out of my sight. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:23:39 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 01:26:26 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 23:27:49 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 19:35:12 EST Hi Hello everyone, I am new to this team but not to spark. I am excited about joining this team because I have a 4 month old puppy named Gigi. She is very sweet and likes to be held a lot. My mom got her for me right before I turned 30 which was actually perfect timing since most my friends are having babies :) I love animals in general but Gigi is my first puppy and definitely my baby. I have some pics of her on my spark page. Good luck to everyone on your weight loss goals and I hope to ... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:53:16 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 i'm back!!! Hi all, i have been gone for about 3yrs, but i am back now. glad to meet you all and i know i can get support from you all to do this.. <BR> i have added a new member to my family her name is Sadie, she is a bassett hound and as sweet as she can be, Mr. Wiggles is doing great, they get along so well. <BR> hope you all have a great day. <BR> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:23:28 EST puppies for sale (chihuahua's) puppies almost ready for homes. i live in rockland! please call 1-781-249-8975 ask for Holly! :O) Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:57:04 EST New to team- Chihuahua lover Hi Everyone! I'm new to your group and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Faith and I'm the proud owner of two chihuahuas, Nika and Buddy. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:46:16 EST New to the team - Long time dog lover Just signed on today as a member to this team and wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Donna and I am the proud mother of several precious critters. <BR> <BR> Sweet Pea - Long Coat Chihuahua 9 years <BR> LilyBelle - Short Coat Chihuahua 8 1/2 years <BR> Tazz - Short Coat Chihuhua 6 years <BR> Possum - Short Coat Chihuahua 6 years <BR> Valentino- Short Coat Chihuahua 4 years <BR> Giacomo - Long Coat Chihuahua 3 years <BR> Bella - Yorkie ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:43:41 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello everyone I am new to this My name is Fawn and I have 3 dogs Porthos is my biggest and oldest he is a beagle/ jack russel then I have Nero who is a chinese crested/ chihuahua and then my little spoiled prince Ryder who is my 5lb chihuahua. He is my little dude He is never far from my side. When I was in the hospital for a week it broke my heart not to be able to see him. I don't want to end up back in the hospital so I am here to lose the weight that is causing so many issues in my life... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:07:23 EST Last person to post WINS... ok this is how it works the last person to post Wins. Its that simple so guess what I Win... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:45:20 EST How (spoiled) Loved is you PuP??? I feed Beya a cooked egg every night with her regular purinna food and at times I just dont feel like making her one she looks at her bowl then at me with those big eyes saying " that's it where is my hot egg WOMAN" <em>246</em> then she leaves it there and wont touch it. I end up having to make her one. <em>334</em> That's how much she is spoiled oh I mean LOVED... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:41:54 EST Hi Im new and I have... Hi Im new and I have a 7mth old Yorkie, her name is Beya and I love her to much. She will be the only girl in our family other than me. <em>334</em> My hubbie and I already have 3 skin kidos all boys.... <em>198</em> What do you have? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:56:34 EST supplements for a healthy coat? hi. Pixie, my rat terrier has been losing some hair. She's a rescue we've had since Dec. 4. The vet put her on thyroid pills, but does anyone have any ideas for vitamins or fish oil or anything that might help? Thanks, Pam Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:39:20 EST Newbie to this team but an Oldie to Sparks Hi small dog lovers, <BR> My name is Janet and I am 42 yrs. old. I have raised three beautiful daughters with my husband of 21 yrs. My daughters are pretty much all grown and on their own except my 17 yr old. I am a grandmother to 3 yr old Faith and 1 yr old Anthony (and he has a sibling on the way). <BR> I have rescued animals since 1993 and to this date I have rescued over 300+ cats(all have found homes) and some dogs. <BR> I currently have 8 cats living with me...all different colors and... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:04:36 EST My Dogs are my kids So I know im only 21, but My dogs that have been our family pets are like my kids. Every time I come home from college on a break my two little dogs go nuts. They are jumping all over me pushing each other out of the way to give me kisses. Its soo cute and I realize how much I mean to them and how much they mean to me. I wish I could take them with me to college but unfortunately my apartment doesnt allow pets =[. I miss them terribly but whenever I call home my mom always puts me on speaker ... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 16:15:18 EST My little dog We've had our little dog for roughly 2 years; my sister got him from a friend of hers when her friend moved into a smaller house. That friend originally got him from the pound, and we figured he had been abused before he ended up at the pound. <BR> <BR> He's part chihuahua and part terrier... looks like a jack russell; he's got a LOT of emotional problems. <BR> He doesn't like playfighting, the doorbell, people knocking at the door, other people, REALLY dislikes other dogs, terrified of owls... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:34:35 EST heart problem Hi everyone <BR> <BR> My Muffin is sick... last week she had diarrehea and I tried the normal things... bland diet of hamburger and rice... tried oatmeal...... tried pumpkin.... some days she was better some not so much... 2 days ago she puffed up to almost double her size. I thought she was now constipated... so I gave her another day to straighten up but no luck. <BR> <BR> the Vet said today she is full of fluid! they took x-rays and blood work and said the x-rays weren't real clear be... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:05:37 EST House training It sure is amazing how one little dog can pee so much. Any tricks?? Its like every 10 min. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:15:14 EST Outside exercise in the winter I have a 4 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Toy breed) and am wondering what the best way to exercise her outside is. We're up here in Seattle, WA and it's cold and wet all the time... All last week we had snow on the ground and below freezing temps. I take her for short walks but she whimpers because she gets cold so we go home and then she runs around the house with our Lab. <BR> <BR> I've seen winter jackets and booties at the pet store, do they actually keep them warm? <BR> <B... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:07:30 EST Cute Critters at Christmas time <BR> <BR> You may need to copy and paste in your browser :) <BR> Its worth it. <BR> Yvonne Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:49:26 EST New Puppy introductions What methods did you use to let them meet for the first time? I want them to bond to each other and with the new puppy being so small don't want the older one to be too rambunctious. <BR> My Pom is 7 lb and the new puppy is a runt and maybe 1 lb, she will be 8 weeks old this Saturday. <BR> <BR> thank you for any feedback :) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:02:00 EST New to the Small Dogs Team My name is Yvonne, I have posted on the POM team and see there are a Lot of good messages here from Food/treats/ and helpful hints for our sm. dogs :) <BR> I have a lot of reading to do here. <BR> I have a Pommerian, named "Lucy" and she is 7 months old tomorrow on the 9th <BR> I have new Sister coming for her in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Before I had Poms I had 2 Pembroke Walsh Corgi's which I love. <BR> Looking forward to all your stories and lessons learned by our little family members :) <BR> ... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 22:18:47 EST Newbie from Calgary, Alberta Hi, I too, am a small dog owner. We recently purchase our mini schnauzer "Willi". I don't have a decent picture of him yet, but sure do love him alot. He is 14 months old, he is black except for a small patch on his chest and his beard. He is soooo cute! We are very happy with him and he is not making so many mistakes in the house. He was originally raised on a farm - with his mom & dad and he was house trained when we got him - so that's been a blessing. <BR> <BR> Looking forward ... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 16:43:52 EST What is the best 'teeth cleaning' treat or chew? I have 2 Chihuahuas and I want to give them 'greenies' or something that will help with teeth cleaning and breath. However, no matter what I give them they don't eat it or chew on it - they hide it or guard it and growl at each other until I finally have to remove the item. Any ideas? Fri, 5 Nov 2010 19:57:59 EST Introducing my little dog! I FINALLY have a puppy! I'm in the process of putting pics up on my sparkpage. He's possibly full breed toy fox terrier. His parent's were rescued by a friend of ours and surprise... He's 11 weeks old and expected to be 12 lbs at full grown. We named him after 24 hrs of deliberation Toby. <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>236</em> <em>200</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 21:50:14 EST It's Cook for Your Pet day. Who knew? Yep! Although I never heard of it, there it was on my iGoogle page. Me thinks Harley knew about this already. Hmmm. Do you think she and Josie tampered with my comp? Perish the thought! LOL! <BR> <BR> I'm waiting for her to come up to me with a menu in her mouth. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:21:46 EST Potty Patch? Any comments about the Potty Patch? this is the indoor potty for dogs -- a piece of fake grass on tray. <BR> It's on sale and the winter is coming; I'm tempted, but would like some feedback. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:44:27 EST CHI Lover, New to Team I'm Toni and I live in Dallas with my husband and 2 Chihuahuas. Teddy and Jack are 7 years old and I love them dearly. Jack is a rescue dog we've had for 3 years now. I have pics of them on my Spark Page. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:25:26 EST LOVE HUGS AND ENCOURAGEMENT. I am sending Love, Hugs, and Encouragement out to you all. Have a Wonderful Spark Filled Day!! . Much love Susie <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>306</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>285</em> <em>220</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 23:24:40 EST Fence my yard! Well I've always wanted a chain link fenced yard... I have 3 Yorkies and 2 of them mostly just stay in my yard off leash. My 3rd one, Winston, just doesn't get it. He is also the one that isn't as "social" and snaps at strangers. So when he goes out I'm either walking him or he's tied out to potty. <BR> <BR> A couple weeks ago I get a call from a guy that cut down a tree in my yard asking if I still wanted to fence in my yard? I said yeah why? He had chain link fence he wanted to "give... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 08:08:34 EST I need to vent HI everyone, <BR> <BR> This past weekend I got a new neighbor behind me. their yard is against mine but theirs is fenced in (mine soon will be). Anyway, there are these 2 adorable little toy poodles in the yard. One is tied to a tree and one is tied to the fence. I was told by my new neighbor that the woman helping her move owns the poodles and is temporily staying there while they are fixing up her place. One poodle is mazie, she is 6 months old and they said the breeder gave her up ca... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:03:00 EST I would rather die ... Than tell you what happened to my perfect sweet beautiful REINE. I was on the phone with the vet when Reine's heart stopped. It was (and still is) so hard to breathe without her. She was my constant companion and fearless protector. It feels like I will never be happy again. I still cry off and on, she died on the 15th ... I want her back so bad. She had a cold and my Mom took her in to make sure there was nothing up her nose. I was in Los Angeles on business. The vet put her under t... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:11:02 EST Have you seen this petcentric video Clip -SO CUTE! It takes a while to load, but so worth it! <BR> dog says - I Love You! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ts-my-talkin-dog.aspx?videoid=16918383<BR>00&DCMP=EMC-PETC-PETC-Sep10_2 </link> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 23:20:15 EST New to the team My name is Samantha, and I'm 26 and currently live in Iowa. I have a supercute little chihuahua named Doody and a awesome cockerspaniel/golden mix named Shelby! I am married to a really good guy and am happy to join this team :) <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 21:09:45 EST Hi, New to the Small Dogs, Big Hearts Team Hi, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the team and say I'm glad to be here. I have a 3 yr old chihuahua named Lucky, he is one of the family, and he is my little walking companion. He is a great little motivator and he never fails to brighten my day. We are hoping to get to know other members and hear your stories. Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:41:28 EST Just now Introducing myself Hi all - I joined the other day, but have been busy & forgot to post. I've beem around Sparkpeople since the days of Moses - lol. Hit my goal weight a long time ago, but bounced back up & due to age & many other factors, have been struggling to get back there again. <BR> <BR> I have a very small Cocker mix. She is about 13 yo, & is a "3rd hand shelter dog". Bless her little heart - I've had her for 3 years now. She came to me with terrible dental disease, which I've done the best I can ... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:14:10 EST New to the team! Hello fellow Dog Lovers! <BR> I'm Bippity and I'm recommitting myself to the Spark lifestyle! We recently rescued a (mostly) toy fox terrier mix and she's one of my inspirations to get back on the band wagon. I love my little E. so much! (I won't be posting her name on her because it's really unique and want to maintain a high level of privacy on this site.) I hope you and your little furbabies are all doing well! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:14:46 EST Hello Everyone I've been on Spark for 5 months now and am enjoying the journey. I haven't lost any weight but I'm fitter and stronger and far more active now. <BR> I have two little dogs - Lightning, a miniature apricot poodle. He is 15, slightly deaf and prefers not to go out when its raining or cold. <BR> And Patch, a 13 year old Jack Russell terrier. She is loyal and obedient and completely different to Lightning who only does as he's told if there's food involved. <BR> Currently, I'm also looking after... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:19:32 EST Hi everyone I have had a weight problem all my life. I was the chubby little girl, plump teenager and overweight adult. Over the years, I have lost and gained hundreds of pounds. I finally gave up. Now, with diabetes, high blood pressure and a permanent back and knee injury, I need to lose weight for my health. I have about 100 pounds to lose <BR> <BR> I heard about a study that showed that on-line support groups helped people lose more weight, than trying to go it alone. I went looking for an on-line g... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:28:51 EST A dog who inspires <link><BR>ed-dog-inspire-british-troops-wounded-<BR>in-afghanistan/ </link> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:48:44 EST Give a Goodie 11 6559 <em>244</em> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 03:05:09 EST Spike's Mommy Thanks to those who welcomed me into the group and look forward to meeting the rest. I have a miniature pincher named Spike and he's my angel. I also have two other dogs that are not small but just as cute and two cats. My family lives on a farm and everyday Spike likes to herd the chickens out of the pen so we can retrieve the eggs. It's cute since are lab helps out at home. Thought I share something funny with everybody. Have a good day. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:35:09 EST Hi I'm new here and have a miniature pincher named spike. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:33:53 EST April the Poodle is Famous!!! April is in today's newspaper! what a little diva she is! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ml?content_source=&category_id=&search<BR>_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&li<BR>st_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content<BR>_class=&sub_type=stories&town_id= </link> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:05:38 EST Hi from me, Crazy Daisy, and Naughty Dottie! Hi, I'm 58 and way overweight, the girls are 7 and just right. We live in Eugene Oregon where people are relaxed and "green." My girls are toy poodles, parti black and white with tan Phantom markings too. Daisy is full toy size, about 10 lbs and 10", Dottie is a bit smaller, about 8-9 lbs and 9 1/4". They are sisters, & I call them non-identical twins since they were the only pups in the litter. Very smart, very active, very people oriented. Mostly want to please and spend time with "Mo... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:27:11 EST Dog saving dog video Have you seen the video of the dog that was hit on a multi lane busy highway, and another dog actually pulled him to the side of the road in spite of traffic. The injured dog survived. I wasn't able to find a good link. My daughter sent me a clip on facebook. <BR> <BR> If you want to see it go to google or bing and search "Dog Saving Dog" It is in a number of different places. It is amazing to watch! Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:35:01 EST August is Fitness Month according to Sparks.. so lets give ourselves a challenge this month, and step it up. <BR> Here's my plan... <BR> <BR> 1: Create and do a strength routine 20 times during the month, increasing reps each week (I will post the routine after I create it) <BR> 2: Create and do a cardio routine 15 times during the month, increasing length each week (again I will post what I decide) <BR> 3: Go for 10 walks, without pooches, with hubby, during the month <BR> 4: Pamper myself three time during month ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 06:29:16 EST SQUIRTZIE It is with great sadness that I inform you that one of our team leaders, Ramona (SQUIRTZIE) passed away yesterday, losing her battle with cancer. She was a great friend and she will be missed. <BR> <BR> If you would like to express your condolences, go to SQUIRTZIE's Spark Page and leave a comment.Some one who lives close to her daughter will pass them along to her. <BR> <BR> I know in my heart that right now Ramona is at the Rainbow Bridge, laughing and playing with her fur babies. Hug ... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:05:04 EST Oldest dog <link><BR>html </link> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:11:42 EST Psychotherapy Dogs? Hi, <BR> I am just looking for general information about psychotherapy dogs. The place I live does not allow pets, but would not be legally allowed to discriminate against service dogs. I have Cerebral Palsy and Clinical Depression, and my therapist feels such a dog would do wonders for my psychological well being. Does anyone have a psychotherapy dog or know where I can find out more information about them. Thanks. <BR> <em>313</em> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:58:11 EST Our little Chichuahua, Angel It is with a heavy heart and tears that don't stop, that I write this note. We lost Angel today around noon. I had taken her in for a recheck of an enlarged heart found last month. I think she started to panic after we walked in. They wanted a chest x-ray and she doesn't lay on her back. More panic. They brought her back to me and she was panting and wheezing. She suddenly went limp in my arms. She had arrested. They brought her back and her lungs started filling with fluid. I had called Rog... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:41:19 EST Animal Planet -- Animal Hoarding program Did anyone watch the show? I watched it last night. It was quite interesting. <BR> <BR> I have 4 dogs, all well cared for, all their shots, "fixed" and well groomed and cleaned up after. <BR> <BR> The poor lady on the show really loved her dogs, but she couldn't really afford to take care of them. She had a lot more than 4. <BR> <BR> They said that a loss can trigger hoarding. I have always said that if something happened to my husband, I would probably focus all my time on my babie... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:06:07 EST New Here With Alaskan Klee Kai Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to stop and say hi, and to introduce myself and my dogs. I'm the proud mom of five dogs, three Alaskan Klee Kai, a Sheltie, and a Siberian Husky puppy! My AKK are definitely small dogs, as is my Sheltie, so I thought they would fit in here. <BR> <BR> I'm on a weight loss journey inspired by the needs of my dogs. Two of them are involved in agility, and Eli in particular deserves a fitter handler! I'm hoping that as I lose weight, my speed will increase... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 21:26:08 EST I live with a Havanese Hi, I'm Beth and I live with a female Havanese named Cupcake. She is a show champion and has had two litters. She's due for another one this Fall. That might be the last one. Havanese are a wonderful breed and there is a big demand for them, but I don't believe in stressing my best friend with too many pregnancies. She's 5 years old now. So she hasn't had a lot of litters at all. She's the cutest most wonderful companion ever. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:08:27 EST K-9 anecdotes Checking my horribly backlogged email today, I found two articles I couldn't wait to share. The first is a YouTube video of a Shih tzu mom teaching her pups a lesson in weaning. <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> I see so many of my Tara's behaviors in this. And the other is an old and full version of the Old Mother Hubbard poem (which of course begins with a doggie bone search). <link><BR>k-old-mother-hubbard-a... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 17:59:41 EST Last letter starts the next word A very simple game. For instance, if I say "elevator," you could say "radish," <BR> "radio," etc. Okay, here we go: Puppy Mon, 5 Jul 2010 17:20:36 EST Heat Stress This morning I decided to take Winston on a walk from our house to petsmart and back, little over a mile each way. We've walked a mile lots of times but not 2 mile. It was in the mid-70's when we started out, I of course took a water bottle with us and had his dish to give him drinks and he did well getting there but I noticed he slowed down as we got closer. We spent an hour in the store, I let him lay down, get a drink, he sat with me on the bench awhile. He cooled down and seemed fine.... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 22:57:06 EST Meet Zoey Many of you remember my losing Strudel just before this past Christmas. Well, Zoey came into my life June 23rd. (My brother's birthday. He would have been 57 yrs old on that day.) I actually think my brother brought her to me on that day so that I would associate happiness rather than sadness. He was a big pet lover too. <BR> <BR> Zoey is a maltipoo (more poodle than maltese because she has poodle hair) and weighs a whopping 9 lbs! Strudel only weighed 3 lbs, so I think Zoey's big. She's a r... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 01:28:18 EST digital camera I want to squeeze her little neck! she chewed my digital camera up. It was one thing to chew up my glasses 5 times, but this.... <em>200</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:29:12 EST All You Need to Know About Dogs and Vomiting <link><BR>d%20to%20Know%20About%20Dogs%20and%20V<BR>omiting-211?utm_source=dogster%2Bnewsl<BR>etter&utm_medium=pull%2Blink&utm_campaign=100629 </link> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:17:07 EST SQUIRTZIE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS We haven't heard from one of our team co-leaders, Ramona for a while because she spent most of the month of June in the hospital. On Saturday she had surgery to remove a blockage from her small intestine. She is out of the hospital now and staying with her daughter. <BR> <BR> Let's show Ramona our support by sending her our good thoughts, prayers and get well wishes. <BR> <BR> Bonnie Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:29:27 EST We got our puppy today!!! I posted some pics my grandson Byron took of her in my blog. Come and meet Pepper. Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:56:06 EST embarrassing moment I walked outside to talk to one of the kids and my dog followed me. waved at a few neighbors and when i walked back up the drive they were laughing and pointing. My pom was using the road as a potty. Hello go find some privacy,lol! Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:56:58 EST Mom of a Jack Russel puppy Hello everyone, I am a stay at home mother and college student. I have four biological children, ages 13, 8 and 5 and one step daughter age 10. I also am a mom of a 6 month jack russell, Missy and a 4 month old pitbull/shephard mix. I am looking forward to being a part of this group and learning more about small dogs this is my first experience with a smaller dog. I have always been raised with shephards and rottweilers. I am from California and married to a wonderful man who works to support... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 20:19:44 EST Hi I'm new, I have one chihuahua named Gizmo and one miniature pinscher named Paco. Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:28:01 EST Foster Help needed..... I know you all are from all over this great country of ours, and some even beyond its borders. We may have never met, and maybe never will. But we are all bound together here by the love of our little ones. Here you can be the crazy dog lady and we understand! It's ok to have pooch fur all over ya, and even in your food. We won't condemn... <BR> <BR> What I desperately need help with, and more importantly the pooches need, is foster homes. <BR> I am part of the intake team of Paphaven, a nat... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 06:55:09 EST New to the team! I'm Nikki and from MA. I have a Pomeranian/Retirever Mix, about 33 lbs and a new Pom puppy. Pics going up right now! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:35:25 EST We're getting a puppy ya'll! We're really excited. Well, I am, that's for sure. She won't be ready for another 3 weeks. She's a mostly black Lhasa Apso. <BR> <BR> We need to find a good name for her. I thought of letting the grandchildren give me some suggestions. I'd appreciate your input as well. Sat, 29 May 2010 06:15:40 EST Baby's Mom New to the team but I've been owned by chihuahuas for 45 years and the family has also included a couple of rat terriers. Sat, 22 May 2010 13:06:48 EST grooming Hi doggie mates! <BR> <BR> I have 3 Yorkie children that require time to time grooming. <BR> <BR> I "generally" try to do 2 of them myself by trimming them as needed and the 3rd one needs shaved down so I take him to Petsmart. <BR> <BR> Winston was banned at 6 months old from Petsmart because he bit the groomer and I was told to never bring him back (that was in the first 10 minutes he was there) honestly he was a 6 month old puppy! and when I made the appointment I TOLD them I wanted ... Sun, 2 May 2010 10:43:40 EST Dog is acting strange...need advice My chihuahua is acting really strange and my imagination is running vivid so I could use a second opinion...She has been perfectly normal until yesterday when I came home from class. We hung out in the backyard for a while and when I pet her on her back she squealed loudly in pain. She's acting very timid and won't come out of her crate which is very unusual for her because she typically likes to be on the couch on top of a layer of pillows. I was hoping she would be better today but she is s... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:21:17 EST New & Looking for Spark Buddies! :) Hello, everyone! My name is Alma and I live in South Texas. My hubby and I have 3 fur babies--a female chihuahua named Pixie, a female poodle named Angel, and a male poodle named Buddy--who we love dearly. Both Pixie and Buddy are rescues. :) <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Sparkpeople, but I am trying to get back into the flow of things. My goal is to lose 60-80 lbs., so I can be healthy for myself and my family (which includes our lovable pups). I'm in need of a few Spark Buddies, so I would love... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:28:27 EST Baby Picture I have a new picture of baby Kylee on my page! It's the only one my daughter would let me put up for now! She is VERY protective of itty-bit's picture being on the internet for now. I can understand. <BR> <BR> Anyway, check out my beautiful granddaughter...just like her MawMaw!! (hahaha) <BR> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:41:18 EST 2 dogs 1 cat hi. i am new. my name is sherry. i have a one eyed shihtzu and a basset favre de britagne. two wonderful dogs who are my children. i also have a very determined, overly zealous black cat named salem. i prefer dogs because this cat keeps me up at night! he is demanding to eat at least twice during the night and goes onto my dresser and window sill to knock all my things on the floor until i get up and feed him! i have tried lots of alternatives, but he still likes to get his way! no m... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:41:15 EST WE HAVE A NEW BABY! Yay!!! My daughter had her baby yesterday morning at 7:06 a.m. She weighs 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is 18 3/4 inches long. She is sooo cute - and petite- she's is precious! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful granddaughter! <BR> <BR> Allyson did so great! She handled the labor really well and gave us such joy and pride! I was so proud of how she handled everything. She is even taking quickly and efficiently to breastfeeding! It is truly a wonderful miracle! <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:24:47 EST Hi! I'm New! I ran across this team, and knew I had to join! <em>30</em> <BR> I have three dogs: Mini Schnauzer named Puck, Cairn Terrier named Tut and a Jack Russell named Rufus. They are my boys, I can't picture my life without them. <BR> I am very glad to have found this team and hope I get to know you all. <BR> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 08:53:22 EST HAPPY EASTER Hi my wonderful team members! <BR> I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. I hope everyone has a great day and be sure to drive safe if you are traveling. <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>459</em> Sat, 3 Apr 2010 20:40:56 EST The Girls and I are saying Hi HI everyone!! What a great team!! <BR> <BR> I am owned by a Westie "Princess Fiona" and a Boston Terrier "BB". Fiona is the best exercise motivator known to man. Fiona will start yipping and barking at me until I get up and get going. Once she sees that I am on board with the walking program, she will grab my shoes, my pants, my socks, her leash, whatever she can get her mouth on and run to the back door. She gets so excited!! She really gets upset if I do something time consuming as go... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:31:11 EST Oh Lord~Does it ever get easier? You would think after 18 pounds and many inches lost it would be easier walking up the monster hill...Does it ever get any easier? This hill really gets my heart to pumping but I still struggle to do it daily...Sometimes I feel lighter but most days I'm huffing and puffing to get to the top <em>198</em> It's 15 minutes up and 15 down...I walk it daily with my daughter Debbie (who is also a memember here) and my granddoggie Emma...Of course she always shows me up, just bouncing right up the h... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:56:27 EST New Here Hey everyone! <BR> I'm so glad I found this board! I love meeting and talking to people that have similiar interests especially with animals. I have no children, as of yet, except my furbaby Daisy. She is a almost 3 year Beagle that I love as much as I would a human child. I look forward to meeting all of you and we discuss our common interest in doggies. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:06:55 EST I just about had a heart attack ... my dog was choking on a piece of dogfood ... that scared the crap out of me ... she couldn't breath ... I called Renee (she used to be an EMT) I called the vet ... right as Renee got here ... Reine finally got it out ... she was panicking and falling down ... I did the doggie Hymlic twice. <BR> <BR> My hands are shaking ... I started crying on the phone to Renee ... my heart is pounding. <BR> <BR> I work out of my home - I run a Day Care ... I have 4 babies and couldn't go to the vet. Al... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:58:26 EST Have you seen this? I feel so sad for this woman <link><BR>ss-Examiner~y2010m3d16-600pound-woman-<BR>eyes-1K-record-for-fattest-woman-alive </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:14:42 EST Woo Hoo <link><BR>-gold-medalist-steven-holcomb-adopts-a<BR>-golden-retriever/1 </link> <BR> <BR> Jeanne Wed, 17 Mar 2010 19:56:28 EST New to Team! Hi everyone!!! I'm new to the team. I just had to join because I just love my family's two chihuahuas, Peanut(male)and Peaches(female). They are just the sweetest little things but they don't think they are so little. Pets are just great in improving their family's health and I hope the three of us will get healthier together. Go little dogs! <em>338</em> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:01:18 EST New to the team! I just "had" to join a team that has got the cutest little chihuahua pictured!! I have been with SP since Oct. 20th and feeling good about my progress. I have had chi.... most my life and can't seem to live without one. Right now I have a cross between a long hair and short hair. Her name is Angel and if you would like to look, I do have a picture of her in my album (albeit, not a great one but a pic.) Some day I will get a better pic. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 4 Mar 2010 01:12:47 EST New to Team! Hello, I am Rhonda in Rustburg, Virginia. I have a husband, daughter (expecting a baby girl anyday), son, and 2 furry sons and 2 furry daughters. 3 of them are inside dogs (small) and 1 outside (medium/large). I love my babies - Buster is my baby, he is a Cairn Terrier. Bo is my son's boy - Beagle. Mary Jane is my daughter's girl - Lhasa Apso/Jack Russell mix. And Patches is my husband's girl - Border Collie mix. She is the only "big" dog and loves the outdoors. Won't come inside except for s... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:46:37 EST Hi! I'm new! I have a small, 11 pound Boston terrier-chihuahua mix. His brother is a 140 pound rottie-shepard mix...they are best buddies even though I think the little one is the tough one! I have always had large dogs but when I saw this little guy, my heart I wish some of my weight would melt, too! <em>213</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:46:13 EST A big "Hi" from beautiful Annapolis Maryland!! In a city that is known for it's sailboats and the Naval Academy, I've always had dogs that could dive off the side of a boat and swim the Cheasapeake Bay on a warm sunny day. Big, strong dogs. Then 2 years ago I lost my heart to a rescued puppy mill Yorkie, who was rescued with 15 other dogs who then traveled 5 States to get here. He is "Cooper" and he owns my heart. No, he doesn't seem to relish sailing, and he would never think to put his tiny paw into the Bay. He shows very little re... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:46:11 EST Hi From Portland Oregon Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Molly Jackson from Portland Oregon, and I live with 2 mini Dachshunds 1 wire and 1 longhair, a standard longhair Doxie, 2 Patterdale terriers( worse the Jack Russells) and 3 old Border Terriers. I used to show dogs Borders T and dachshunds so most of my kids are retired champions ( beauty not brains). Everyone has been spayed or neutered. My Mini LH Doxie- Dolly- is a rescue dog from the shelter that I work at- she came in with severe demodectic mange. The wire h... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:29:56 EST Mickey and I looking for walkers Mickey and I are looking for people who would like to walk at places like Hop Brook on the Middelbry, Nauagtuck line. There is also the bridal path ffarther up. <BR> Walking is always better with conversation Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:31:09 EST It's pup Maddie's bday today! My maddie's is 3 today. I'm taking doggie treats to her pup daycare. How do you celebrate your precious pup's bday? Fri, 19 Feb 2010 04:18:19 EST Hello from Huntington Beach! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Greetings from Huntington Beach, CA! My name is Michele. I joined this site because my friend is on it and she loves it. I've been having fun with it so far! My goal is to get in better shape so I can have more energy! Life throws a lot at me so I need to be more fit so I can fend off those blows! :) <BR> <BR> I have a 14-month old Havapoo (Havanese/Toy Poodle mix) named Lucky. He's about 14 pounds and people say he has "moxie" because he has no fear. He likes... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:22:33 EST GIVE A GOODIE 10 5999 goodie <BR> <BR> We got the numbers out of order a ways back so please continue on from here. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:27:09 EST Hello Small Dogs, Big Hearts Fello Team Members <em>200</em> Hi all! I just wanted to let this team know to come and check out my SparkPage! I have posted up a new picture! It is my cute little Chihuahua purse! No, I can't fit anything in him. But he was so cute, I had to get him. He might be the closet thing right now for me getting a chihuahua or any small dog at this time. <em>24</em> But I am still a small dog lover! <em>30</em> <em>338</em> Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:43:06 EST Fostering puppies for the SPCA! As of tomorrow I will be fostering for the SPCA for the first time. Super excited that i get to bring home a litter of puppies tomorrow! Dont know what they are, but they are 6 wks old and only have to take care of them for 6wks. Ill be posting pics as soon as i bring them home. Please keep your eyes open for another post since i will probably be asking for puppy advise. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:52:07 EST CHEMNUTRA OWNERS TO BE SENTENCED Today’s the day that Sally and Stephen Miller, owners of ChemNutra, Inc., the company that imported the melamine-laden protein powder that led to the 2007 pet food recall, and the illness and death of tens of thousands of dogs and cats, will be sentenced. <BR> Here is the link to the article: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tra </link> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 21:50:18 EST Hi everyone! Just joined your group. I have a mini Schnauzer named Buddy. He is my best friend. He loves to watch me workout on the treadmil. I saved his life last year when our house burned to the ground. He has followed me around ever since. I think he knows when I have good days and bad. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 11:37:51 EST West Hollywood Votes on Pet Shop Ban This was in my Care2 newsletter today. I thought it was very interesting and courageous of them. <BR> <link><BR>blog/west-hollywood-votes-on-pet-shop-<BR>ban/ </link> Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:13:35 EST dog chasing Oskar loves to"help me fold clothes. He grabs something of mine and runs down the steps with it. I spend several minutes running after him as he run up and down the steps and through the family room with my whatever. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:57:06 EST TOP 10 PEEVES DOGS HAVE WITH HUMANS This was my PETPLACE.COM newsletter today. I thought they were funny and everyone can use a laugh. Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>dogs-have-with-humans/page1.aspx?utm_s<BR>ource=dogcrazynews001et&utm_medium=ema<BR>il&utm_content=petplace_article&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=dailynewsletter </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 02:37:46 EST I'm new!!! Hello!!! Peppy and I are new to this team! Peppy is a Pomer. Sorry I have no picture to post. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:23:08 EST Amy and Abby just joined Hello everyone, I just joined sparkpeople and small dogs, big hearts. I'm also new to my town, so I have no excercise buddies and no one to help motivate me. so help me out. <BR> <BR> Amy and Abby Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:22:42 EST Debra and Psycho Join the Team Hi everyone. My name is Debra and the cute Yorkie next to me is Psycho (short for Psychology). He'll be 10 years old this April. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP for about a month now and I'm loving it! It has become a passion of mine to keep to my goals, interact on the boards and create a genuine, lasting success in my life. <BR> <BR> I was trolling around and saw this team -- of course, I had to join! <BR> <BR> I look forward to giving and getting encouragement from others here and celebrat... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:05:00 EST Bringing home a second pooch! Hi all, I found out that a dog like Madison is available for adoption from the same place she came from. I've been thinking for a while that she needs a sleep mate (she doesn't play!). We'll get them together this Sunday; if it works well, we'll bring her home. <BR> <BR> Any tips on having a successful experience will be greatly appreciated. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:38:10 EST New Member Hello! <BR> My name is Kimberly. While I am new to the team I am not new to Sparkpeople. I recently adopted a West Highland White Terrier named Mollie. She is awesome. Mollie is the first pet I have ever owned and I am realizing that dogs are a lot of work, but I am up to the challenge. One thing that has been a benefit is that I am now getting up more to take her on walks. I live in an apartment so I have to take her outside to use the bathroom. Before Mollie I was mostly only walking if I r... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:22:29 EST This is KILLING me! My youngest daughter called me about a week ago. She has a friend that has a 6 mo. old female Applehead (though I don't know what that means other than the shape of the head when it's born)Chiuahuah puppy. She has good temperment and is paper trained. Um, she's also free. My granddaughters fell in love with her and so did my daughter. She said she'd take her herself but she can't have a dog inside. Anyhoo, I've known about this puppy for a while now, well, since my daughter called me. I talke... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:42:59 EST 7 INGREDIENTS TO BAN FROM BATHROOM This was in the Care2 Newsletter today. Since we are all trying to live healthier I though it was worth posting. I find it amazing how the FDA allows companies to keep putting these harmful chemicals in our Personal Care Products. Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>nts-to-ban-from-your-bathroom.html?&pa<BR>ge=8 </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:14:57 EST Brandy Nicole <em>200</em> Hello fello small dog lovers! I don't own a small dog myself. But I would love to someday. <BR> <BR> I have been around dogs my whole life! My parents had 6 dogs in the past. But that is because one of the dogs that they have had had 4 puppies. We also had one neighbor hood dog that would visit every now and then. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name is Brandy Nicole. I am 24 years old, going on 25 next month. I live in Georgia and work at Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln Mercury as a SVC Cler... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:58:59 EST Hi from new member I found this group because of Squirtzie. GOTTA join a little dog group! I have 4 chihuahuas, I LOVE them to pieces. Couldn't live without them! <BR> Sammie was the love of my life- yes, literally. He saved my life several times- again, yes, literally. I went thru some pretty dark days and there was no one else who could be there 24/7 so I believe the Lord used him as my Guardian angel. He died this past June and I still have not gotten over it. But my 4 babies that I have with me now... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:13:25 EST Shelly & Mocha have joined the team! Hello! <BR> <BR> I've got me a beautiful 8 month old Pekingese, that I adore. She is my very first 'puppy', as any other dogs I have ever had were grown and from shelters. She is my first purebred, also. I have pictures of her on my Spark Page if you care to see her. <BR> <BR> Shelly Thu, 7 Jan 2010 21:32:53 EST I need help Hello All! <BR> I have a diet dilemma. <BR> <BR> <BR> I AM ALWAYS HUNGRY! I'm sure this is partly a product of not really paying attention much lately, but even in my best SP moments, I have battled with hunger. I've tried a medical approach, using blood sugar meds that are supposed to help suppress, but it doesn't. URGH! <BR> <BR> What's more, I have a hard time keeping up with nutrition tracking on SP. I can be good for a short time, but after a while it becomes too tedious. T... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:30:00 EST I have a question... Is it wrong to be thinking about getting another puppy? <BR> <BR> My husband approached me with the idea when he got in around lunchtime. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't want to 'replace' Rudy. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 15:47:07 EST Hi! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I found this group thanks to Geofrog & just want to do a quick introduction. My name is Sally & I have two Tenterfield Terriers called Mohawk & Mischief (Fatty Moo). They are joining me on my weight loss journey as Fatty Moo also needs to lose a bit of weight! I love little dogs! They are so cute & have so much character! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:01:18 EST hi hi i am new to your group only just found you and had to join, i have a tiny chihuahua called lulu who i love to bits so this is the place to be hope you all had a wonderful christmas and i wish you all a happy new year <BR> <BR> love carole Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:30:54 EST Hey guys... My Rudy was killed this afternoon. He was outside with my hubby doing his busness and heard some kids playing in the park. He loves kids and so he ran into the street and was hit. The driver din't stop, but a kind woman who saw it picked him up and laid him in the grass. My hubby said he was thinking about the vet and whether they wewre open but when he saw her pick him up he just knew that he was gone. I, we, are hurting really bad right now. I can't stop crying. I guess I have to leave the... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:02:52 EST It's Kayelene's Birthday... Drop by our leaders page and send her best wishes! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>YELENE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 23:11:27 EST Helping while losing! I've realized that in order to lose the weight i want i was going to have to walk alot more than i have been, like 2to 3 hours a day. Since my dogs all together weigh 16 pounds there is no way they could walk 2 plus hours a day. So I started volunteering at the SPCA. I've been walking dogs for 3 hours a morning. Its been really great, but hard to leave they're sad lil faces, but worth it knowing that alot more get out than before. Plus i stay an extra hour and just sit in different cages a... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:02:32 EST Chihuahuas Need Homes Please see the following article - - I don't know how long it will be available for viewing on MSN but here's the link for it: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> There are many abandoned and abused Chihuahuas that need to find a good loving home. This is the Season of Goodwill to All. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Margrit + Lucky (the Nutter Butter thief!) Sun, 20 Dec 2009 09:01:39 EST MIA Just a quick note to remind the team I will be at the Mayo Clinic from Tuesday until Saturday. Hopefully I will feel better after being there and can get back into being a leader again. <BR> Hugs to everyone. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 01:09:48 EST Small Dogs and winter.... For those of you who live in areas of the world where the snow flies, do you have a jacket/sweater/boots for your small dog? <BR> <BR> I don't but my Maddie hates going outside and I guess I would too if I were 4 lbs...what do you do for your pups when faced with the cold? Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:51:09 EST Do you get your pup a holiday gift? I generally get a stocking for Maddie with some special doggie treats and a new about you? Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:29:14 EST Trick What is the newest trick your dog has learned? <BR> <BR> My mini dachshund learned how to play dead this weekend. If you make your fingers into a gun and say bang she will rollover on her back and lay there. We didn't even try to teach it to her, my boyfriend just did it to her and that was her reaction LOL Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:33:22 EST Hello from Becky & Babee, RD & Happy Hi, I've been on Spark People since February but just found this team. I have three "furbabies" only one of whom is small. Babee Minnee is a 10-year old Yorkie - she was a Christmas gift from a friend of mine. I also have two rescue dogs - RD a 4-yr old Lab/Rottie/Mastiff mix and Happy a 5-yr old Aussie Cattle/Shepherd mix, she has lupus. We all live in Belton, MO. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:11:56 EST LETTER FROM COACH JEN During the holiday season, I know a lot of people like to send out SparkMails to all of their friends, wishing them Happy Holidays. <BR> <BR> Many times when someone gets that SparkMail, they click "Reply To All" and send a response back. If the list of friends is quite large, it creates a cascade of SparkMails- which can become annoying and time-consuming to continue deleting. <BR> <BR> So I would ask that you spread the word about using the "Reply To All" button very carefully. Please let... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:32:17 EST GIVE A GOODIE 9 4764 <BR> <BR> I am so glad to see there are still a few members playing. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:01:24 EST Advice needed My dog Dave was attacked as a pup and required surgery, since then he has not tolerated other dogs Now my problem if it is one is this, he used to be ok out walking but lose the plot if he saw a dog which I can understand, he equally does if he sees a cat, all natural to me so far. What I have never encountered before is his behaviour now. He doesn't want to put the lead on,he runs away, you have to actually trap him to put it on, as we leave the house, he screams and I mean screams and peop... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 04:23:30 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEMBERS Since I haven't been around much, I know there are several team members that have had birthdays or will have one coming up. I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope everyone had a great day--much better than I had. <BR> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>441</em> <em>26</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>214</em> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 01:15:11 EST H1N1 (Swine Flu) Alert ! <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> This is not a joke! I just read that a cat died in Oregon from H1N1 (Swine flu) that was transfered from a human. Concerned - - I immediately called our Vet who said YES, our dogs can also catch it. <BR> <BR> Watch your animals (cats & dogs) for sneezing, wheezing, the general flu symptoms according to our Vet. <BR> <BR> Let's pray for the health of our dear 4-footed, furry family members! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>al_news-litt... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:30:11 EST Thanksgiving Is A Time for Thank Yous! I realize that our Small Dogs, Big Hearts team has nothing to do with the military - - however, most of us are Americans (I think...) and enjoy the freedoms of this great country. <BR> <BR> At this traditional time of year when we give thanks, those who want can Thank our Troops. <BR> Here's how: <BR> <BR> XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL <BR> <BR> If you go to this web site, <BR> <link> </link> <BR> You can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it wi... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 20:48:58 EST Hello from Sarah and Peaches So glad I found this team! Anyway, I'm Sarah. I have a Pekingese/Bichon Frise mix (Peke-a-Chon) named Peaches. She just turned 8 months yesterday, and she's a great exercise buddy! Sat, 21 Nov 2009 15:39:12 EST Me and Mickey - Shitz Tzu Looking for Buddies Hi <BR> Micky and I live in Watertown,CT. We both need buddies for differant reasons. I like to walk and so does he. He is just not as fast with little legs. Would love to start a small dog walking team/group in my area? Sat, 21 Nov 2009 09:03:50 EST Hello, I'm Christy I have been on Sparkpeople for over a year now. I have lost 94.2 pounds. I live in Northern California. <BR> <BR> My fearless protector and constant companion is REINE CANICHE which means Queen Puppy. She is a red rough Brussels Griffon, She just turned 5 on NOV 2. She sleeps under the covers and she lays beside the treadmill when I workout. Since I got her I have never gone to the bathroom alone, she follows me into the bathroom - turns around and sits between my feet ... EVERY SINGL... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:22:51 EST What's the New Ingredient in Pet Food? This was the topic of the newsletter today. Here is the link to the article: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e7614&m=feff1273766004&ls=fdf215777262<BR>05757c147271&jb=ffcf14 </link> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:03:21 EST new to the site Hi, my name is ginny and I am new to the site. Not exactly sure how I post items yet. I am trying to learn this. So far, I find this very interesting, and I am learning much as I go. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:31:33 EST This just burns me!!!!!!! But what a happy ending!!!!!!! I don't know about all of you but I am always scared if either of my little ones got out, they would just be scooped up and taken by someone just like this ladies was.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-animal-control-officer-who-gave-away-<BR>lost-dog-ends-happi/?icid=main|main|dl<BR>5|link3|<BR>%2F2009%2F11%2F06%2Fsaga-of-animal-con<BR>trol-officer-who-gave-away-lost-dog-ends-happi%2F </link... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 11:38:02 EST chewing puppy Hi all, <BR> I'm still having problem with Tzu Ming. He is chewing everything in sight, table, chair you name it he chews it. He also still eats his own poop YUCK <BR> and the medicine you put on his food just made him sick. Everyone says he is lacking something and I can't figure what. I give him vitamins and good dog food and treats. Help, Help, Help. I love this little guy I gave him plenty of treats to chew on, rawhide, milk bones, etc. Any sugestions are greatly appreciated. <BR>... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 18:33:25 EST Hello Hello!! <BR> My name is Linda and I'm a new resident of Arizona. I am smothered with love from my two mini doxies; Schultz & Sassy, as well as my Golden Lab, Lucy... who just celebrated 9 years on the 25th of October. <BR> I hope to get to know you better as we trot on through our adventures of becoming healthier! <BR> Linda Thu, 29 Oct 2009 04:38:22 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY SSEMINOLE!!!! Hope you have a great day! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>438</em> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:53:41 EST How old is your furbaby <link><BR>SrFl8iOY19S=680 </link> Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:51:11 EST How many login points today? I have got 20 for the last 4 days whoopee! <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> <em>200</em> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 03:23:12 EST Rescue Rainbow Bridge I saw the post about the Rainbow Bridge and wanted to share this version that you may have not seen. <BR> <BR> Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All the recent arrivals were confused and concerned. They had no idea what to think for they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had spent some time waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was happening and began to gather at... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:43:15 EST Two Puppy Girls for Stella Stella (x Othello) had 2 puppy girls via c-section on October 5. One weighed over 8 oz and is brindle and marked like her dad. The other was under 7 oz, not small for the breed but the smallest we've had. It took a bit of work to pink her up but she made it. Little girl is darker and marked like her Mom. They were born on River's 8th birthday. We now have three generations in the house. <BR> <BR> Stella and Othello are both OFA Patella normal, BAER (hearing) normal, DNA clear for Juvenile/Ad... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:18:03 EST I love Westies Hi my name is Becky. I live near Lake Oroville in No. Calif with my DH, one black cat and one Westie. <BR> <BR> I've owned dogs all my life in all sizes, but when our last dog passed away (a black Schnauzer)we were so sad and I was much to busy working 10-12 hours a day to devote any time to training another dog. DH promised that once I retired we would find that perfect dog that fit our family and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Three years ago I retired as a Systems Administrator for a large Commu... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:36:49 EST Allergies/Bug Bites Hello everyone! I had to tell you what happened to my dog yesterday. I let my puppy out of her cage yesterday and her WHOLE snout and eyes were swollen. When I took her to the vet, the only answer he had was that she either got a bug bite and had a bad reaction to it or she had allergies. <BR> <BR> He gave her a shot and the swollen went down and she is fine. My boyfriend sprayed the laundry room where she was at for spiders and bugs, we moved her kennel to the main floor of our house,... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:36:45 EST Hug those 4-legged babies tight See the blog I created on my page just today (Oct 13) for the reason behind telling everyone to hug those 4-legged babies tightly. I was part of a beautiful miracle last night. <BR> <BR> Peg Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:21:55 EST making changes I just joined sparkpeople today, and so far I am really enjoying my time here! I am so thankful to have a place to go and meet other people with similar goals. <BR> <BR> Two weeks ago I decided it was time to get focused on a healthier lifestyle. I had lost about 70 pounds 3 years ago... but some of them found me again. <BR> <BR> Anyway - just this past week, my long term relationship ended... So in addition to starting this new healthier lifestyle, my whole world has been turned upsidedo... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:59:15 EST Cissy & her surgery & amazing glue Thank the good Lord above for surgical glue. My 6 month old toy poodle Cissy has broken her leg. She had surgery on the 7th. she's a brand new dog. Or so she thinks she is. She acts like nothing happened. <BR> <BR> She has taken all but 4 of her stitches out. she had 12 stitches. I took her to the vet this morning & he said it's staying together fine and to not worry about it. he gave me a cone to fit over her head. I put it on her once we got home. I left it on for about 10 min. ... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:21:00 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZGAZGA!!!! Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>439</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>44</em> Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:06:40 EST Information About Halloween and Our Dogs This is from <BR> <BR> Is Halloween Scary for Your Dog? <BR> Or Does He Like Dog Costumes, Pet Parades and Trick-Or-Treaters? <BR> <BR> There are many dogs who love Halloween as much as their owners. They like to dress up in dog Halloween costumes, show off in pet parades around and socialize with everyone. For other dogs, Halloween is a frightening, confusing nightmare of which they want no part. As much as you want your dog to be part of the Halloween fun, make sure she’s ... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:45:00 EST CHECK IN & CHAT FROM ME I couldn't find a check in and chat type selection so I am dong it here....I am doing a weekly weigh in and this week I lost 1LB. <BR> <BR> hI ALL, Keep on Sparking,we are all doing well where we can so that is great, EVEN meeeee. I've locked up the hammer to hit myself with for good and like a lot of the group I am doing the best I can with what I have right now. <BR> <BR> Just keeping on track can be a major mind whoopsee...however I am feeling the benefits of the struggle and GUESS WHAT... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:28:22 EST dog psychology y--podcast of author interview While driving yesterday, I heard bits of a fascinating NPR radio interview with a cognitive psychologist who just wrote a book about how dogs' physical traits influence their thoughts. I didn't know, for example, how dog eyes differed between breeds and from ours. So I downloaded the podcast and was really impressed by the guest, Prof. Alexandra Horowitz of Columbia University. I'm including a link to the weekly summary, which has a link to the podcast (mp3) under Wednesday 10/7 hour 2) becau... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:10:59 EST Any Jack Russell owners? I love Jack Russells, Dave is a long leg one, I would love to make friends with other Jack owners! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 05:23:40 EST Guard dogs, not likely Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I had to share this with you. A couple of weeks ago my dh and I went to the airport in the middle of the night to pick up my parents. They had been away on holiday in the UK. When we arrived home at 4.45am this is what I saw. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=2741783 </link> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 20:11:00 EST Came across this today - do watch ! Found this on you tube today - it is beautiful ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy, <em>247</em> <BR> Cas Tue, 6 Oct 2009 21:27:45 EST IMPORTANT!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>235</em> to all new members! <BR> Team, we had 24 new members today again! That is fantastic! <BR> This is reason to celebrate! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>285</em> <em>199</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2009 16:51:36 EST hi Hi I'm new here!! I've been on sparkpeople a while though! <BR> I have 3 pugs! We have Homer, he's 6, Marge, she's 5 and Bart who is around 2.5.. We've had all of them since they were little babies! We got Bart from Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue in 2007. He's my baby! They are all my babies and I love them to death! Tue, 6 Oct 2009 13:45:59 EST Hiya Hi all. My name is Venus and I live in Winnipeg. I have 3 dogs, a bishon (Maggie), a maltese (Munchkin) and a Shepard (Willow) Tue, 6 Oct 2009 13:40:33 EST Hi from J - I have chihuahua's and a big boy Hi from J, wave wave from NZ. My two chi's names are BELLA & MACKY, both 9 months old. Bella has been with us for most of her little life and has nice manners LOL. Macky I bought from a family who I think did not have an idea on how to look after or train a dog. He has some manners now. However both have lovely natures. <BR> <BR> I have been loosing weight since April slowly, best way I suppose. <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing what sort of dog everyone has and the encouragement for w... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:39:12 EST Hi everybody Hi everyone, my name is Sara and I am fairly new to SparkPeople and brand new to the team. I live in Plano, TX and just recently got a beagle puppy so I thought this would be the perfect team for me. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:19:49 EST does anyone else have bichons? hi everyone, i have 2 little boy bichons (litter mates). they are great dogs! Anyone else agree? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:30:50 EST Hello From San Antonio! Hi. I have a 5lb toy poodle named Trista. Nice to be here. <BR> <BR> ~sandra Tue, 6 Oct 2009 02:05:13 EST Go to vote Go to this site and vote. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ght+ </link> Mon, 5 Oct 2009 20:25:40 EST Plant A Tree To Honor A Beloved Pet <em>437</em> <em>26</em> <em>437</em> <em>26</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> What can we do when we want to honor a beloved pet . . . when we have lost a faithful furry friend or wish to mark a happy occasion or a new family pet? <BR> <BR> Those loving, devoted, furry companions that fill our lives with so much joy deserve a concrete expression of our love. <BR> <BR> I have a great suggestion! <BR> <BR> The other day I received a newsletter from the Arbor Day Foundation. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 13:27:31 EST Hello Hello Everyone, I am from Whitman, MA and I am new to the Team. I have a Pomeranian, Katie, and a Maltese, Ozzie, and a cat, Benny. I have so much fun with my little pals. Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:10:34 EST RECLINER CHAIRS ARE DANGEROUS FOR SMALL DOGS I HAD A LONG-HAIRED CHIHUAHUA THAT I BOUGHT FROM MY MOM. I ONLY HAD HER FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS BUT I HAD BONDED WITH HER FROM THE TIME SHE WAS BORN. WE BROUGHT HER HOME AT 7 WEEKS OLD AND SHE WAS SO TINY. WE HAVE THEATER CHAIRS IN OUR FAMILY ROOM THAT RECLINE ALL THE WAY BACK. ONE DAY I WAS OUT BACK PULLING WEEDS WHEN I HEARD A COMMOTION INSIDE. I CAME INSIDE TO FIND MY DAUGHTER CRYING AND MY HUSBAND UNDER ONE OF THE CHAIRS. IT TURNS OUT THAT MY DAUGHTER HAD STARTED TO CLOSE HER CHAIR AND HAD NOT ... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:55:12 EST MAKING A FIRST AID KIT I got this today from I thought it would be a good thing to have on hand for our little families. <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <link><BR>-aid-kit-that-could-save-your-dogs-lif<BR>e/page1.aspx?utm_source=dogcrazynews00<BR>1et&utm_medium=email&utm_content=petpl<BR>ace_article&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter </link> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:11:21 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello all I am new to Sparkpeople and excited to be here and meet you all. I am wondering if my poodle girl is related to Buddy Love? Is your breeder in Canada! Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:52:55 EST Hi! Thanks for the invitation! Don't tell my corgi that I joined a group for small dogs. He THINKS he is a big dog (just with short legs). I am just starting out on my spark journey and I am happy to share my experiences with other dog lovers. Tucker is going to enjoy being my walking/jogging -and maybe one day runing buddy. :) <BR> <BR> Amanda Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:31:37 EST I was invited to join & pleased to here My daughter was given a Yorkie by her bf for their 1 yr anniversary and my husband & I have fallen in love with her! My daughter may decide to leave for home college, marriage, etc. but we are keeping "Tink"! Sun, 20 Sep 2009 17:44:41 EST Good for ASPCA <link><BR>.html#1 </link> <BR> <BR> Jeanne Sat, 19 Sep 2009 20:39:38 EST Hi from Ama, LA Hi, my name is Babs and I live in a little town on the outskirts of New Orleans. I have 2 mini Dachshunds, named Brewzer and Harley. They are the joy of my life. (They are great nap buddies too!) I also have a wonderful husband and 2 children, ages 22 and 18. I am really happy to be a part of such a great team like SparkPeople. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 21:56:58 EST Danger for dogs Most pet owners know that chocolate is a big no-no for dogs. But here's something to chew on: a common ingredient in sugarless gum and snacks can cause a canine catastrophe. <BR> <BR> The culprit is a sweetener called xylitol. While you may never have heard of it, there's a good chance you have it in your house. Xylitol is common in sugarless gum and in sugar-free snacks, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. <BR> <BR> Cases of xylitol poisoning in dogs have increased in recent years as the ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:54:19 EST GIVE A GOODIE 8 3803 goodie Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:34:10 EST Hello there from NC Hey everyone, I'm Kaity from Greenville, NC. I am the proud mommy of 3 beautiful little furry children.. my chihuahuas.. you can see a picture of them on my spark page... I grew up with big dogs my whole life until I met my husband who had a chihuahua and fell in love, they are so much fun and have such big hearts. I'm glad to have found a team that loves the little dogs as much as I do.. of course I love the big ones too! Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:44:57 EST IMPORTANT!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>235</em> to all new members! <BR> Team, we had 24 new members today! That is fantastic! <BR> This is reason to celebrate! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>285</em> <em>199</em> Tue, 8 Sep 2009 18:29:36 EST HI FROM CALIFORNIA I JUST JOINED THIS TEAM AND WANTED TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. I HAVE BEEN WITH SPARK FOR 2 WEEKS TODAY AND LOVE IT. I HAVE A HUSBAND, AN 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, AND A 13 YEAR OLD SON. I HAVE THREE DOGS-A BOXER NAMED CASSIUS, A LONG HAIRED CHIHUAHUA NAMED CHANEL, AND A CHIHUAHUA NAMED HURLEY. I LOVE DOGS OF ALL SIZES BUT AM ESPECIALLY FOND OF SMALL DOGS. ITS GREAT TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM AND I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW MANY OF YOU. <em>252</em> Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:59:57 EST HELLO ALL. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE A MALTESE/SHIATZU.BOBBY IS BLACK AND WHITE ..HE IS A DEAR LTTLE DOG AND A GREAT COMPANION IF YOU GO TO MY SPARK PAGE YOU CAN SEE HIM .. WE HAD A MINITURE SILKIE TERRIER FOR 18 YEARS .. SADLY WE HAD TO HAVE HER GO TO SLEEP IN 1991 IT TOOK US UNTILL FOUR YRARS AGO TO DECIDE TO HAVE BOBBY .. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON YOUR TEAM I AM SURE I WILL LEARN A LOT FROM YOU ALL.. SUSIE <em>214</em> Tue, 8 Sep 2009 16:25:04 EST New Hello! I sadly do not have my own dog yet. But my parents have a yorkie-pom mix and I just love her-I can't wait till my husband and I can start looking for a dog. I also like cotton-poos. Arguing with hubby at this point on size. I like them little and he wants something a little bigger. Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:29:42 EST Greetings from Ks I grew up with a menagarie of animals. Snakes, gerbils, mice, rats, birds, dogs & cats. Even my dad had his "pet" squirrels that came back for goodies year after year, season after season, sometimes bringing their new families with them. after I grew up, moved out on my own, i always had a pet. Whether it be a small bird or a cat, there was always a pet around somewhere. finally married at 36y/o and 5 yrs later hubby decides I need a dog to take care of (as if taking care of him wasn't a... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:02:11 EST Dog breed HELP?? Hi my name is Kristin and I am new to this team and the thing is...I don't have a dog of my own yet, but I have been searching everyday and just looking into it. I am a new nurse and hoping to find a job soon and move out of my house and into my own place. <BR> <BR> This is why I want to buy a small dog. I want a small companion for my apartment, and I just love small dogs and how you can spoil them. I was hoping you guys could help me with the smaller and more friendly breeds. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 13:20:50 EST Cavalier King Charles Anyone out there have cavaliers? I LOVE mine! Tue, 8 Sep 2009 08:48:51 EST Hi from South Africa Hi, <BR> <BR> Thanks for the warm welcome. I live in Johannesburg South Africa with my husband and 18 year old daughter. We are privileged enough to be loved and owned by 10 dogs, 1 cat, an African Grey and 2 Budgies. <BR> Most of our dogs are rescues, except for the 3 youngsters who were born into our family. The dogs are Peppa a husky, Bonny a white cross dachshund and Tessie a cocker spaniel, these 3 stay outside as they are to busy for the house and tend to run over the smaller dogs.... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 03:32:44 EST Forrrrrrrrrrr <link><BR>l_golf/post/Morning-Drive-Dog-eats-nin<BR>e-golf-balls-takes-b?urn=golf,187072 </link> <BR> <BR> Jeanne Sun, 6 Sep 2009 23:28:51 EST Meet my Lil' Bit on youtube Not very long but at least you can see my little baby playing. <BR> <BR> Arlene <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:07:13 EST Hello From Arkansas! <em>213</em> Hello everybody. I'm Margrit and our 'little darlin' is a Rat Terrier (mix) called LUCKY. As you get to know more about LUCKY, you'll see why he fully earned that name (title?). :-) <BR> <BR> My dear friend Droxine introduced me to the team. Since today is the "first" Spark day of the week, I figured it was a good time to join up. <BR> <BR> Lucky and I are looking forward to meeting each of you on the board posts and sharing heart-warming stories about your four-footed, ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:25:12 EST Dog allergie /itching Hi Team, my little rat terrier Sadie seems to have allergies, They come in Spring and now again in Fall. She itches alot and it seems to be around her eyes. Does anyone have this problem with their dog, does anyone know what remedies may help? Should I give her a bath? Thanks. Sun, 6 Sep 2009 10:58:10 EST New to team Hi I found this team while looking for a nice intimate but active dog related team. We have Boston Terriers. We are active in Obedience [CD and RN], Agility [one is working on her fist MACH], and Breed Conformation [we have a BISS CH.] <BR> <BR> Edit: How could I forget FLYBALL!? <BR> <BR> DH and I met in New England, married 19 years, and have no human children. I had a wonderful Dob as an obedience partner that passed before I met DH. Our first dog together was a rescued Boston that was ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 07:45:56 EST I'm New to the Team Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Laura and I'm not new to Spark just to the team. <BR> <BR> I live in northeastern Pa. I'm married 32 yrs. have 2 grown Sons, and have 2 Bichon Frise Babies! <BR> <BR> We recently lost our two older Bichons Crystal 13 and Prince 12. We are still mourning them and miss them very much. Our 10 yr. old Buddy grew up with both of them. Buddy was so lonely and depressed after they died 4 days apart from each other. We just rescued another Bichon Frise from a ... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:12:17 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY SILVER1369 Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>437</em> Wed, 2 Sep 2009 21:57:06 EST Swinging dog I believe Charlie would love to do this. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>4a7703f8c9a23d2c84&utm_source=newslett<BR>er0901&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=w<BR>eeklytopvideos </link> <BR> <BR> Arlene Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:06:17 EST CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations CLELITA on your <em>504</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:13:25 EST PREVENT PET INJURIES IN THE HOME This is article mostly pertains to small arthritic dogs: <BR> <link><BR>t-injuries-in-the-home.html </link> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 16:09:52 EST WHY DOGS BURY THINGS How many knew this? <BR> Why Dogs Bury Things: <BR> <link><BR>ury-things.html </link> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:28:02 EST