This Chihuahua is getting in line for a canine massage

February 4, 2012 § 1 Comment


Chanel the chuhuahua is full of chihuahua wisdomI have found love: Spartacus Brownie Von Lickety Jones Jr.

OK, so I have been in love before. I am admittedly a little A.D.D. And to complicate matters I am a diva princess and just entitled to mood swings. It is in the fine print. But seriously, Señor Spartacus has captured my heart with his poetic letter to his Mama. From the very start, I knew we were kindred spirits. Read for yourselves:

“Dear Mom,

You think it’s easy dozing most of the day, begging for biscuits, nipping at your heels, and barking at squirrels?

Okay, it is …”

The simple joy in his expressions. The careless tone of his truths. The fluidly woven tale, leading his Mama and the reader right to the point: GET IT, WANT IT NOW!!  Need I say more? Well, whether or not I need to, I will. Simply to point out to all my chicos and one specific Mama that we must look into this recommendation of his on the dailycandy.com:

Buddha Dog’s Canine Masseuse Shows Us the Proper Technique

Ahh … the kneading … the skin rolling … stretching my little legs … in between my toes … just so, behind and to the tips of my bat ears … ahhhhhhhhhhhh ….

Dog Massage video clip on DailyCandy.com

OMG, la Chica is melting at the thought. Mama, get busy learning these techniques. If I can’t get to Cali anytime soon, I WANT THIS ANYWAY. Apparently these are also good for the human doing the dog massaging. Not that it would be a requirement, but I am into bonuses 😉 and I’m always looking out for your well-being.

And as for you, my Romeo-Sparticus, ‘Til we meet someday …”

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Chihuahua friends photo “fiesta” contest entries

August 27, 2011 § 1 Comment


Now we are cooking with frijoles! We have started receiving entries for our pet photo contest so it is FIESTA time!! And no, it does not have to be photos of dogs. All the critters are my amigos and are more than welcome.

To review the details of the contest, check out our original post by clicking here. Vamos, chicos, go ahead and enter!!!!!!!!!!

So here are the peeectures of some of my friends 🙂

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La Chihuahua is throwing a photo fiesta! (Psst, pssst … it is a contest!!)

August 23, 2011 § 3 Comments


Psst, pssst … I need your help, amigos. My Mama is not muy happy at all these days. I know, I know. How can that be when she’s got me, the sunshine of her world, the joy of her life, the spring in her step?!? But I must admit, even my tail is hanging low these days too with the kids now both gone off to college. And yes, I know I threatened to enroll and go to college too. But that was WAAAAAAY too demanding on my sleep schedule and too much work for this princess. Ay, Caramba! And besides, someone needed to stay home with Mama.

So I am cooking up a leeeetle plot … err, I mean project, to cheer us all up. You see, a little while back, some nice folks representing Cesar Canine Cuisine, reached out and sent us a care package to get my esteemed opinion on some of the products. And I must say, the Cesar Softies Medley treats get a big thumbs up from me!!! But that is another story I will soon get into.

Hurry up and take the picture, Mom! I'm licking my chops already :p

Anyhow, my chicos, the Cesar’s folks were kind enough to provide some extra treats for me to share with my amigos. So I’d like to kick up a little fun and organize a little photo contest!!! Send me your cool, funny, adorable, once-in-a-lifetime “what I did this summer” pictures to enter! Include a little description of yourself with your name, hometown and a few words about your “special moment on camera,” and that will do the trick. Of course, I’ll need an email address(don’t worry I won’t share it with anyone) so I can contact you if you win. You can email me the pictures at chihuahuawisdom@gmail.com or post them on my Facebook wall. You must agree (in writing) to my posting the pictures on Facebook and on my ChihuahuaWisdom.com blog to participate, but you retain the rights to your photos.

Sample: Un chico muy fresh in Central Park

A panel of experts – Mama, Tigger and Moi – will select the top 10 photos (I know it will be hard to pick!!) and put them up for votes from all our friends on my  Facebook page. You can invite your friends to vote too. Just have them send a request. I like to make new friends.

The top 3 vote-getters will receive prizes, courtesy of Cesar Canine Cuisine. No purchase required; you can enter as many times as you’d like; and all that. We are not picky, nor are we the experts at much of any of this. Unfortunately, however, I must restrict this to U.S. entries. I have no clue how to handle the international mail and restrictions. I’m just a leeeetle chica. But we do want to see lots of fun pictures to cheer us up! We need some party spirit at Casa Chanel!!

So get busy, and send us your entries by September 30. We’ll put the pictures up on October 1st for votes and we will allow 2 weeks for votes. So by Oct. 15th you too could be chowing on some yummy treats!

Tell your friends! The more the merrier!! Ciao, for now, Chicos, and let the cuteness fiesta BEGIN!

P.S. Happy Saturday Pet Blog Hopping!

WooHoo!! La Chihuahua has gotten a Versatile Blogger award

July 16, 2011 § 7 Comments


Thanks, NannyMcFur, for thinking of me! You made me smile (mucho tail wags!!) “Viva la Chica,” if I do say so myself.

Now according to the tradition of this award, I’m supposed to tell you 7 things about myself and my family. What? Only seven? 😉

So here goes:

1. My familia is very convoluted – both on the human and 4-legged side. My Mama’s sister started it all when she got Mami and Papi. A short gestational period later, and I and my 4 siblings came along 🙂 One of my sisters stayed with my parents, and I came to live here in St. Pete with my human family. Then came litter #2, and one of my sisters from that batch, went to live with my Mama’s Mama. Confused? Well, so am I most of the time.

2. Oh, yeah, I have three more adoptive siblings: Señor Cato, aka Tigger -He is veeeeeeery tricky and sneaky! But he eeeeez no match for me, La Super Chica!! And Panchita and Noel, they have glommed on despite the craziness of this familia.

3. And speaking of La Super Chica, that is my alter ego (but shhhhh … don’t tell just anyone. I must keep my identity a secret from the evil masterminds, minions and squirrels.) Look for more adventures in the near future! J.K. Rowling, give me a buzz 😉

4. My favorite snack is Cheerios. Though rice (and black beans, cha, cha, cha) and carrots are close runner-ups. Mom and I have a morning ritual – she flicks me Cheerios and I run all over the place “fetching” them – YUM!! What’s your favorite snack?

5. My favorite toy is the Blue Blurrrrr. I love to dig him up when Mom is sitting on the floor folding laundry. We have fun playing tug-a-war-and-fetch, though it does NOT help with the stacks of laundry.

6. I live in a lovely neighborhood in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida – squirrels, lizards, gators and all! And I, as you might suspect, am the self-appointed neighborhood patrol officer.

7. Oooo, what will this be?!? What makes the Chica’s heart tick? What is my fondest dream? Oh, yes, I seek fame. Unabashedly and avidly. Pass the word!

But enough shameless self-promotion. If you are here, you know I’m a diva and I’m quite proud of it. So now I must give a paws up to some of my favorite pet blogs:

  1. Starting with the NannyMcFur 😉
  2. Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder
  3. Famous Chihuahua
  4. Life with Dogs
  5. Dog Tipper
  6. CuteOverload
  7. Tucker Tells All
  8. Being Henri
  9. The World according to Lexi
  10. According to Gus
Only 15?!?!? I can’t do it! Ahhhh … How does one pick?!?! OK, I’m including some of my best pals who use facebook as a platform to bring joy to the world!

OK and one more because this is MY blog and I can 😉

Happy blogging, Amigos!!

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Whoops! I should have been clearer. And I will message all my Chicos on the list to clarify: By “Paws Up” I mean I’m passing on and awarding THEM the Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations, Amigos!!

In my Chihuahua dreams …

June 27, 2011 § 2 Comments


I’ve had plenty of dreams in which I am chasing the pesky squirrels in the yard. And many more in which I, for once, am bigger than my Kitty Cato so the world can clearly see WHO’S tha boss. But have you ever dreamt that you could fly? I sure have …

La Super Chica flies again!

I have those dreams all the time, chicos. Mama says she can tell because I stretch my front paws out like Superman … Whooooosh, and away I go!

Sometimes I am la Super Chica, defender of the very small and righteous!!  Those are great adventures to be sure, but they are another story. Other times, and maybe its because it is so hot here in Florida right now, I fly far, far away to other exotic lands  … (cue dreamlike music now.)

I go to Paris, of course with Mama. Naturally, we indulge in some haute couture shopping along the Champs. Heh, heh, like mother, like daughter. When our feet can’t take another step, we take a moment to relax and do some lovely people watching at chic sidewalk cafes. At least in my dreams I can indulge in those chocolate croissants. And then, all recovered and re-energized, we take in a lovely stroll through Mom’s favorite park, the Luxembourg Gardens, where I meet myself a MUY handsome monsieur … Oooo, la, la, Pierrrrrrrre!!

Other times I apparate in Britain, once again with Mama. I can’t help it. All the Harry Potter movies Mama makes us watch, I mean I so enjoy watching with Mom, do have an impact on my impressionable mind. So we rent ourselves a small but chic European sportscar (convertible of course) and we take off to explore the countryside, touring castles and legendary sites. We dine in very proper pubs and appropriately toast the Queen, all the while keeping an eye out for fancy hats and fascinators. But with all due respect, I have not been able to make that look work for me, even in my dreams! Seriously!!

Then there are my voyages to Egypt, and yes, once again with Mama in tow (I think you get the picture here). In this mysterious land we tour ancient sites on camelback. Funny critters, those camels. They have a veeeery strange look in those big, penetrating eyes. I’ve heard theories about aliens helping the ancient egyptians to build those magnificent pyramids. Personally, I think the “aliens” are still there in the form of those wacky dromedaries. Well, after some shish kabobs and mesmerizing lute music under the desert sky, we stumble upon a lost era … fascinating, awesome mysteries for my fancy imagination to imagine.

Oh, I can dream, my amigos. I can dream. What do you dream about?

A hot Chihuahua is not so hot

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment


Pheeeeeeew! It is definitely that muy caliente time of year here in Florida. Let’s just say that the last few days, I’ve been feeling less than fresh as a daisy during my morning walks. Actually, I’ve been looking more like a wilted petunia. Perspiration is definitely not my thing. Mama says that my tongue hanging out and dragging is not terribly chic. So she’s been kindly picking me up when I start to pant and carrying me the rest of the way until we get inside and back to my cool water bowl. And the way it is going, it looks like this summer will be a real hot one. So we looked up some tips on keeping the precious chica cool and safe and we thought we’d share the with you, amigos.

Among my favorites from the ASPCA:

1. Give your pet a summer ‘do’ – I personally am short-haired, but my leeetle heart breaks for my amigos with the long locks.

2. Stay off the hot asphalt – us pups are a lot closer to the ground and the worst of that heat. In particular, at my “elevation” it is hotter than my abuela’s hot tamales!

Getting the picture?

3. Provide shade and water – bring my Evian please! Don’t leave home without it, and properly chilled, muchachos!!

4. Watch for dehydration and overheating –  this one is REALLY serious! To quote the scary warning:

Symptoms of  overheating in pets include excessive panting, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, drooling, weakness, stupor and even collapse, according to the ASPCA website. In more severe cases, pets can have seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.  

5. And of course NEVER leave your pet in the car!!  – Just check out how quickly things can get dangerous inside a car.

For more great information on caring for your pets during the summer, check out the full article: Keeping your pets safe in hot weather from Patch.com, or go right to the ASPCA website. Stay safe out there, chicos!

Chihuahua monster? I no theeeeenk so!

February 22, 2011 § 3 Comments


Why does Mama say “I’ve created a monster” when she looks at me sometimes? Moi? Her sweet, beautiful princess? Her angel?

My finely tuned squeaks – crafted to rival any soprano diva if you ask me – are merely used to remind her that Cheerios are a recommended part of my daily fiber allowance. You see, sometimes in the middle of our ritual Cheerio “fetching” she pauses to eat her breakfast and stuff. I’m just helping her stay focused.

The yips in the kitchen are to remind her when she is making yummy, scrambled eggs, that they are good for my lustrous fur coat. Same goes for fluffy warm rice. More fiber 😉 A little dollop for la chica goes a long way!

Then there are the gentle growlings I must sometimes use when she is trying to dislodge me from her lap. We all know how important my beauty sleep is. Every nap counts, amigos. Surely she is not thinking straight.

I gotta say, I’ve heard her call me things in her human tongue (with a cuban accent) that I don’t recognize. But I don’t think I’m going to try to decipher those. They don’t sound muy nice.

Hey, I AM trying to communicate! Heh, heh, does THAT make me a monster 😉 ?

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