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I Speak Chihuahuaese T-shirt

Funny and Adorable Chihuahua Lovers Tee Shirt

Cute Chihuahua Tshirt

Click image above to view this hilarious shirt designed by Lucy and sold on Amazon.

Lucy’s first T-shirt available for sale on Amazon. Designed by Lucy and her daddy. We highly recommend it!

Hilarious Chihuahua Dog Owner Shirt. Makes a Perfect Holiday T Shirt.

Do you speak with your Chihuahua? Do you understand your little Chi? Really communicate? If you ask yourself this question frequently then this Chihuahua T shirt is the right piece of apparel for you. This Chihuahua Tee is a great gift idea for a family member, partner or for a friend that owns and loves a Chihuahua. I Speak Chihuahuaese Shirt is going to make you smile each and every time you wear it! So, what are you waiting for? Grab this unique shirt and make your friends burst into laughter.

You can wear this T-shirt at Chihuahua events, dog shows, Chi meetings, dog training, dog parks, with other Chihuahua friends and Xmas parties. Great tshirt stocking stuffer item for proud moms, dads, children, and all dog lovers.

A great Christmas gift idea for yourself or other Chihuahua dog lovers, friends who talk to their dogs. Perfect present for men, women, children, school kids. Chi pals will absolutely adore this unique piece of Chiwawa apparel, pajamas. Available in five colors. Click here to purchase or click the image above or below.

Is Your Chihuahua Too Fat?

Chubby Chi

Oh my goodness. I said the “Fat” word. I myself am a girl of a certain size, but I think my pink belly is cute.

Unfortunately my daddies think I need to lose a pound or two as does the vet. I only weigh 11 pounds or so which is a tad much for a Chihuahua.

Dog obesity is a real problem that affects 25 – 40 percent of dogs. That’s a lot of extra poundage.

Obesity can result in joint injuries, tracheal issues, heart disease and bronchitis, all leading to a shorter life.

The Road to Obesity in Dogs

How did your little puppy grow up into a plus size doggie? Too much food, too many treats and not enough exercise.



A Simple Solution

Cut down on the amount of food you give your Chi. Also less treats and table scraps! Try a calorie calculator.

Limit treats to healthy tidbits. I love mini carrot sticks and crunchy lettuce.

Walk your dog several times a day. This is good for you too!

My daddy takes me on about 4 walks a day. Sometimes I refuse to budge. I call it my anchor trick. But because I’m a “little” Chihuahua my daddy picks me up and carries me far away (about a block) and expects me to walk home. I do not care for this trick. But I do want to get home to my nap.

You will find in time that a thinner Chi is a healthier Chi. I love my treats so please don’t eliminate them all.

How’s Your Doggie’s Mental Health?

Santa Chihuahua is coming soon.

How does your dog think? I think all the time. I always want to know when my next meal will be, when I’m not napping.

Check out these carefully curated articles on your dog’s mental health. I think you will find them fascinating.

Crazy Dogs: Can Dogs Be Mentally Ill?

Polyphagia (Increased food consumption) in Dogs

How to Care for an Abused Dog

Is Your Dog Senile? Signs of Senility and Treatment Options

Compulsive Behavior in Dogs

Understanding Grief in Dogs

Is Your Dog Suffering from Anxiety?

Our Stress, Depression, Joy…Can Dogs Tell?

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PetSmart

How to Keep Your Dog Safe for Halloween

Chihuahua in DragIt’s that time of year again. Halloween. The night when kids of all ages come a knocking at my door to disturb my dinner and play time, begging for candy.

I know a lot about begging, but candy is not good for me (or children either). Keep that chocolate far away from my mouth, I say.

Keep your little doggies safe from chocolates and other bad treats. Also watch that they don’t get “spooked” and run out of your house. There’ll be a lot of strange creatures out there and your doggie can easily get lost.

Great Costumes for Your Little Doggie on Amazon. Support Lucy.

Kill Fleas Now! Three Quick Solutions.

Kill fleas with a bathIs your little Chihuahua overrun with fleas? I hate having fleas crawling all over me. I have a short white coat so you can see those little buggers hopping and crawling.

My daddies hate fleas too. Who needs them? I don’t. They’re yucky and annoying. Here’s what my daddy uses to help me cope.

1. Flea Comb with tape. Once your flea comb captures some fleas, have some magic tape handy to snuff them out. Not pretty but very effective. Just comb and tape, comb and tape. Then fold the tape over and toss in the trash. Easy.

2. Flea medicine. Daddy uses NexGard. You’re supposed to use it monthly but daddy is not always on top of that. It’s a chewable tablet, beef flavored. Daddy tries to hide it in my food but I always find it and spit it out. Then daddy cuts it up and squishes it in some chicken. Works every time. And no fleas.

3. Bath. Every few months a get a 5 minute bath. I’m small and my hair is short so why linger. I don’t care for bubbles.

Check out this helpful link:

Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs

Summer Traveling with Your Chihuahua

0bdd3d19218a7d56b0343c9546656386Summer time is a fun time for many people who like to travel. The weather is warm and kids are off from school. Why not take your little Chi on a fun trip.

I enjoy traveling, as long as I get many stops along the way so I can relieve myself, exercise, drink some water and eat a snack or two.

My daddies have me securely fastened to the back seat so I don’t go flying should the car come to a sudden stop.

Car Restraints for Your Chihuahua

Never, ever leave your Chihuahua or any other animal or child alone in your vehicle. The temperature rises exponentially (very high) and you can seriously kill your loved one(s). Don’t even think about it!

Lucy Celebrates Her 6th Birthday!

Lucy's 6th Birthday

Contemplating my birthday.

Today is┬ámy sixth birthday. I’m in my prime. I choose to spend the day lounging in my day bed. And why not.

Last night I experienced another seizure. They come when I get overstimulated, I believe. Perhaps I should spend more time sleeping and less time partying!

I do not need cake or presents for my birthday. I would be very happy with meat snacks and other assorted treats. After all, I haven’t even begun to break in all my stuffed toys.

Sudden Loss of Appetite

IMG_0897I love to eat. Everything, every day. But sometimes I don’t feel so good. Today is one of those days. I just don’t feel like eating.

Instead, I’ve decided to stay in my bed and sleep. Maybe later I’ll get up and have lunch. My poor daddy is worried. I’m just sleepy.

There are many reasons for a loss of appetite. It could just be from having eating something I shouldn’t. If it lasts more than a day I might have to visit the vet. I doubt that will be the case.

A Visit to the Vet

Lucy at rest.I’m recovering from another visit to the vet. I weighed in at only a few ounces heavier than last time. Got my nails done, my anal glands squeezed and my rabies vaccine updated. Now I’m fresh and breezy.

No meds required for my seizures. They have not increased in intensity so it’s cool. Too bad I couldn’t get my brain software updated to handle the random misfirings. Maybe next time.

Lucy Update

lucy_xmas_2011I am alive and well and incredibly busy. My daddies have had two sets of foster boys who I’ve had to help monitor. And still do.

Plus I’m in the process of developing my own online Pet Supply store. You’ll love it and it’s coming real soon.

Check back often. News, tips and reviews will be back soon too.