Chihuahua thought for the day: My Mama

September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Mamas were put on this Earth to keep the peace.

Everyone behaves around mama even my pesky brother el Tigre who normally stalks me, just living for the chance to pounce.

Keeping order? No one is better! I no mess with the Mama! OK? OK! Somehow she knows when I’m off to do something I shouldn’t, even before I do it. And I just get the EYE and I slink away out of sight.

But it is that talent that keeps things running smoothly and everyone looked after.

Peace, Mama!


Chihuahua thought: A few happinesses

September 21, 2010 § 1 Comment

Happiness is so many simple things. I’ll make me a list here. You may laugh at my notions, but when you are done, give each of these another thought. Remember a time in your life when you enjoyed these and see if you can hold back that smile!

Flannel pajama pants

Your old pillow

Ottomans and TV

7:00 a.m. sunrise and sitting with mom for a cup of cafe con leche

Cheerios (of course)

Sooooo? I have my own reasons for each of these, but admit it, Chicos, am I right, or what?

Peace, amigos!

Chihuahua thought: For a Monday …

September 20, 2010 § 2 Comments

Mondays get a bum rap. It is one day of our busy week that we often dread. Believe me, I don’t usually look forward to my family members going to work and school for so long either. And my walks sometimes don’t work out because when my peeps get home late in the day sometimes it is raining or there is some must-do event going on. But looking outside my window today – and it is not raining 😉 – I can see birds singing, butterflies floating by, a gentle breeze swaying the big oak in the front yard. Yes, even the pesky squirrels are out there living life to the fullest. And it IS beautiful. Every day is precious.

SOOOOOO, maybe if we CHOOSE to make this Monday different, we’ll notice all the wonderful treats there are for us to see. Make this Monday a Happy Monday!

Peace, Amigos! Now pass it on ¡  ∑:o3)

A conversation with the Dalai Lama

September 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Dalai Lama

Mom has “liked” the Dalai Lama’s fan page on facebook.  So every day we get a bit of wisdom with our morning coffee. The Dalai seems like a rather insightful human. He has a lot of good inspirations to share and oodles of compassion. I really like his thinking. And it occurred to me, with all due respect to his Holiness, that with me being such an enlightened Chica, he and I might have a very interesting meeting. After all, much wisdom in life does come from the littlest creatures.

I’d like to talk about some of the challenges we  face in this life. For me there are a few persistent trials – height issues, well, general size impairment gets in the way of some goals. Then there is the “being too cute for anyone to take me seriously.” Yes, yes, I know. It doesn’t seem like much of a dilemma, but trust me, coupled with that height issue, it makes for a tough time establishing authority ’round here. And last, but NOT least, the most difficult issue is my inability to speak to the humans. I’ve tried the deep, silent but significant stare – that usually gets me mixed results. They know I’m trying to tell them something but they don’t understand what. I’ve tried the happy, bouncy lead-them-to-the-point maneuvers – that one works sometimes, but it can be exhausting. Humans just don’t seem to have much focus. They are just too busy. I’ve even been known to employ telepathy. It puts them under my control alright, but they seem to get stuck in the “waiting for orders” mode and I can’t get very far with them. Seriously, how hard is it to understand that the Chihuahua is a good girl and deserves a treat. Whatever!

Chanel the chihuahua loves her sleepDon’t get me wrong, I love my people. But I wonder if the Dalai finds humans as dense and frustrating at times. And if I can’t get them to get me a treat, I’m not sure how I’ll explain that I’d like to pay the Dalai a visit. Seems something might get lost in the translation.

So for now, I guess facebook will have to do. Maybe he’ll friend me once he hears about my nuggets of wisdom. I have one of those fan pages too, you know with pictures and tons of good musings. So how about if I start sharing a thought of the day here in the blog. Surely one or two of them gems will be worth noting. And while Mom has to work I have plenty of time to nap, I mean meditate, right, meditate.

So should we start with what I would do to make the world a better place? Hmmm … yes, I think that will be my contemplation. For today:

I’d add an extra day to the weekend for family time. Weekends are generally too busy and too short. ‘Nough said!

I believe if we all tried to spend a at least a little time each day thinking of change for the good, we could make a big difference. Peace be with you, Amigos!

Write a post about this program and you’ll be helping pets in need!

September 16, 2010 § 1 Comment

Attention, Chicos! shared this on facebook today.

PEDIGREE is has a program through Sunday, September 19, 2010, to help shelter dogs. For each blog post about Pedigree’s adoption drive from now until Sunday, Pedigree is going to donate a 20-pound bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to a shelter! (Here’s a good post over on Boulder Dog with all the blogging details!)

It is part of PEDIGREE dog food’s Adoption Drive. You can also “Like” PEDIGREE’s facebook page and they will donate a bowl of food to a shelter. There are a few days left for this program so let’s get those happy blogging paws busy! Spread the word and spread the love. I love their awesome message –  “Shelter dogs aren’t broken. They have simply experienced more life.” Watch the commercial:

And speaking awesome dog commercials, I think I’ve found myself a new agent!

Don’t forget! Write a Post, Help a Dog. Muchas gracias, Amigos!

This Chihuahua loves the cha-cha

September 15, 2010 § 1 Comment

Have I mentioned how much I love the dancey-dancey. I get that from my Mom. In fact, we have a ballet dancer (well actually two if you consider me and my tutu) AND a break dancer right here in our household. We’re very proud. You should see us all lined up on the couch watching our favorite shows –  Glee and So You Think You Can Dance! I love them! I even tried to put in a plug once to be a guest judge on SYTYCD.

I do have to say, we’re not all that crazy about Dancing with the Stars. I don’t think ANYONE needs to see David Hasselhoff doing the foxtrot. And my great-abuela would turn in her grave should Michael Bolton be allowed to desecrate the tango! But I’ll keep my eyes closed and think happy thoughts as their new season gets underway.

Back to our familia, we just can’t help our love of dance. It is just in the latin blood. I can’t even walk across the room without a rhythmic wiggle and with every happy tail wag comes a sashay of my toochie. I’m just build that way. And I won’t go into the wild and crazy dancing that goes on at the big Christmas party every year. But speaking “of in the blood,” check out this four-legged doing the two-legged merengue! Shake it, shake it .. You go chica!!

Love Chihuahua-style. There is just nothing like it.

September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

RICK WILSON/The Times-Union

I just had to take a moment share this amazing Chihuahua story from It brought a tear to my eyes, chicos. Love it IS a miraculous thing. Take a lonely man. And a lonely rescued animal. Add in the quirks of fate that brought them together and BAM, it is Kismet, and better yet, it is true love!

Read this story and hug your loved ones a little tighter. And remember, it is NEVER too late for love. Rescued animals ROCK!!!

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