Once you reach your golden years, you no longer have that same pep in you as you did in your 20s and 30s. This may also be a good time to consider adopting a dog especially if you live alone or just with your spouse. This way, you have a friend that will listen to […]
One of the biggest misfortunes of being a pet owner is that we can’t grow old with our furry companion. The fact that they age seven dog years for every human year just seems unfair. This is all the more reason to cherish your furry friend while it’s around. There are, however, several dog species […]
Table of Contents 1. The Basics stuff to know about buying a puppy in the Middle East Heat Culture Exercise Travel restrictions and health issues 2. Dogs native to the Middle East Saluki Caanan Dog Pharoh Hound 3. Dogs suited to the Middle Eastern climate Cairn Terrier Chihuahua Doberman Pinscher Vizsla Beagle Whippet Dogs are […]
Every dog is an individual and will have a unique personality, temperament, and general behavior. However, these traits are also greatly influenced by their genetics and breed type.Some breeds are also more naturally energetic and require more exercise. Otherwise, all that pent up energy will be expended in an undesirable manner. Table of Contents 1. […]
According to a recent article of USA Today, the number of dogs being stolen has risen dramatically in 2011.
Stealing dogs with the intention of demanding a ransom from the owner is not
a new phenomenon. In fact, the first ever dognapping case was recorded in 1934. The stolen Boston Terrier was returned to its
owner after 5 long months so the story had a happy ending.
Dogs become part of our families. They will be just like a small brother or
sister to the kids. And when they are kidnapped and there is a chance that
money can buy them back, we pay gladly – provided that we have the money
demanded, that is.
Over time, as conformation showing became more popular, show dogs became the
targets of thieves. It’s easy to see that if the owner of a regular dog is
willing to pay thousands of dollars in ransom, the owner of a valuable show dog
might pay tens of thousands of dollars to get his pooch back.
Dognapping – not only for ransom but reselling, experiments and a number of
other purposes – has become widespread in the United States by the 60’s. So
much so that it had actually become one of the most talked about issues of the
time. The public dismay and the floods of letters demanding something to be
done put enormous pressure on the senate. As a result, the “Dognapping Law”,
which became the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 was born.
Chihuahua: Gidget the Mascot from the Taco Bell Advert
The Taco Bell chihuahua was a popular advertising figure and mascot used by Taco Bell. The Chihuahua is a breed commonly associated with Mexico, as are the tacos that the restaurant serves. The name of the dog used as a model is “Gidget” and in commercials, the dog (sometimes depicted as a Mexican revolutionary wearing a beret or as a bandit wearing a sombrero) was made to speak through special effects. His advertising catch-phrase was “?Yo quiero Taco Bell!”, Spanish for “I want Taco Bell!”. It was subtitled on commercials as “I want some Taco Bell.” The figure grew popular, so much so that even toy figures of the dog were produced. Taco Bell stopped showing the dog in advertisements in 2000 in order to pursue other campaigns.
“Yo vengo de Euro Puppy”
It’s a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, “Hey, mamacita, let’s do Weeweechu.”
“Oh no, not now, let’s look at the moon!” said Rosita.
“Oh, c’mon baby, let’s you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it’s the perfect time,” Pedro begged.
“But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon.” replied Rosita.
“Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me.”
Rosita looked at Pedro and said, “OK, one time, we’ll do Weeweechu.”
Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang…..
“Weeweechu, Weeweechu, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.”
It’s an open secret among dog lovers and dog breeders that smaller breeds generally outlive larger ones. Why this is so, is not generally known. In accordance with this trend, the diminutive Chihuahua is the longest living breed of dog!
The breed standard specifies that they can live from 11-18 years of age. However, there are people whose Chihuahuas have lived for over 25 years! This is quite astonishing in the scheme of things. It’s equivalent to a human living till they’re 125 years. Chihuahuas are therefore long term companions and will grow along with your children till they are well into their teens.
However, this breed of dog suffers from certain breed specific health problems. Also, they are the only dog breed born with the dog equivalent of a “fontanelle”. These holes in the skull when they are born, close up with time, but for the first 6 months of their existence, great care needs to be taken over them.
Chihuahuas also enjoy each other’s company over that of other dogs. Not surprising really. If I was 6 inches tall, I would seek out my own kind too!
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