Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Pictures of Nellie Belle, Opi and Sister Barney

Opi and Nellie Belle celebrated Christmas with their cousins Skeeter and Susie. Of course, there were a few humans present too. After all, who was going to bring presents and dish up the food? Hope you enjoy. Hugs and wagging tails...

Nellie Belle as Santa

Opi with his Uncle George

Cousin Skeeter "Claus"

Cousin "Cowgirl" Susie

Barney with big brother Matthew

Monday, December 21, 2009

Opi Went to Vet Today

Here's Opi and he doesn't feel well.  In the picture, he is all bundled up and ready to go to the vet.Opi had been complaining of his chest and abdomin hurting for the last 3 days by letting out a loud, painful sounding yelp.  When we got to the vet's office, he was fine and didn't let out a peep even when his temperature was taken rectally.  The vet had him walk across the room and was surprised and told Opi's mommy "that's a bow-legged little guy!"  There were 2 other chis at the vet's office and one was so petite next to 7lb Opi.  After the vet visit, Opi was taken to Feeder Supply and got his usual after vet treat.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Our "Aunt" Sofia Finally Went Home

Our "grandma" or "omi" as she likes to be called went on a cruise recently.  That meant that our "aunt" Sofia had to stay with us for a whole week.  Our mommy and daddy like Sofia but Nellie Belle is a bully with Sofie. Barney and Opi could really care less if Sofie visits, but Nellie is more spoiled and a real diva at times.  Here are a few pictures of Sofie's visit.

This is Barney (on your left) and Nellie

Barney (front) and guilty Nellie Belle

Sofia--she wouldn't hold still for picture

Opi was sick this past week.  Probably had some kind of bug.  The vet didn't know what was going on but he knew Opi wasn't feeling too chipper.  One good bit of news from that visit--Opi has lost 1 1/2 lbs!  Yippee that expensive Science Diet Light has done some good!  Now that Opi has gone from 8lbs 9oz to 7lbs even we still have a ways to go until he is in the 5lb range.  This picture isn't recent, for some reason he managed to escape the camera fanatic in our house lol.

This is it for now folks, so hugs and puppy kisses for all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's New With Opi, Nellie Belle and Sister Barney

Opi and Nellie Belle have a new crocheted mat for their naps on the cold floor.  Their mommy made it for them.  Here's some pictures of them using it:

Our sister Barney has had a lump on her bottom for several years.  The vet has said that we shouldn't worry about it.  He didn't want to take it off because Barney might have problems from the general anesthesia she'd have to have if it was removed.  No problems for years until mommy came home from work a couple weeks ago and found blood all over the house.  Barney had chewed on it.  Mommy loaded Barney into the car and rushed off to the vet.  Barney had to wear one of those things mommy calls a funnel collar and take antibiotics.  Barney is ok now and we're happy.  We all teased her and called her "Funnel Head" but we are really happy she is ok now.

That's it for now!  Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.  Wagging tails and puppy kisses...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some New Pictures of The Chi Kids and Their Sister

Here is a slide show of Barney and the chis--Nellie Belle and Opi.  They run when their mommy comes near them with a camera.  I pulled them out from under blankets, under chairs and grabbed them as they dashed outside.  Barney is the old gal and she just puts up with her mommy's crazy ways.  So here's the show for your enjoyment....

No sound because every time I try to put music with a video here it comes back as a copyright violation and we don't want that, oh no.
Hugs and wagging tails...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nellie Belle Is Taking a Rest

This is Nellie Belle. She is resting on the chair outside because she is tired from watching her human brother Justin and her human dad Ray working hard building shelves for a closet. Nellie is all recovered from being spayed on September 25th. Her human parents were very reluctant to have this procedure done because Nellie is such a small little girl but they finally did the responsible thing. Nellie doesn't like going to the vet because there are such BIG animals there! Anyway, Nellie had a very quick and easy recovery and had no pain afterwards. She had the procedure done with a laser.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Chis are Frightened by Construction

When workers were building the roof over our patio, Nellie Belle and Opi were traumatized by the lack of routine and STRANGERS at their house! Here they're getting some reassurance from their dad.

Big Sister Barney Claims New Chair

I bought this wingback chair at an auction. It coordinates with the couch nicely. Barney, who never jumps on furniture, staked her claim to this chair! See how she smiles...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Dog Song

Here is another music video that combines music with artwork. You may want to turn the music player off before starting this video. You can find the music player in the column on your right hand.

Hugs and wagging tails...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Doggie in the Window -- Video

Here's an old-fashioned music video of How Much Is that Doggie in the Window?

You may want to turn the music player off before watching this video. You will find the music player in the column on your right.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nellie Belle Pigs Out

DH was sitting in his recliner dining on one of our favorites in hot weather--cottage cheese. Well, Miss Nellie hopped in his lap and gave her daddy sad eyes. DH allowed Nellie to put her head in his dish and she really enjoyed finishing up the cottage cheese as you can see in these pictures.
Dog Food Sales

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Opi Is Pooped!

Opi doesn't like the hot weather we've been having lately. Here he is getting ready to take a nap and "chill out" in one of his beds strategically positioned by an a/c vent.

A Variety of Dog Beds

Monday, July 13, 2009

Opi claimed the new afghan I made. I made a round ripple afghan that you can see more pictures of on my other blog. Opi knows he's special and thinks that whenever his mommy crochets an afghan it is for him to burrow under. Gee, what a character! Hugs and puppy dog kisses...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Nellie Belle and Opi were having a great time cavorting in the sun. I was busy trying to get my house clean before my mil came over to babysit the chis and their big sister Barney. DH and I were going to Illinois to visit some of my family. During break-time, I broke out my camera and started going to town filming them and taking their pictures. This video is 3 separate small clips that I have joined together. There are some talkative people in the background so just ignore them when they start talking local politics. It's not the best quality but you can see the "kids" having fun. After we returned from Illinois, the "kids" were scratching themselves raw so we took them to the vet. No fleas but they were having problems with allergies. The vet told us that we live in the allergy capital of the USA. Oh, and Opi, our "chunky monkey" needs to lose about 3 lbs! I had the vet tell that to dh because dh never listened to me when I said Opi needed to lose weight. We had been free feeding all 3 of them but we had to put a stop to that. Now, all 3 of them are put out with the new feeding schedule!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Getting an Itch Scratched

Opi and Nellie Belle are having a hard time with itching this summer. They do NOT have fleas. Here they are enjoying getting brushed by their daddy with a rubber like brush that is actually made for cleaning fur off of furniture. Opi and Nellie have only one thing to say today "Happy Father's Day Dad!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Big Sister Barney--A Wanna Be Chi!

Not too long ago, I saw Barney sitting on one of the chi's beds. She had her ears all perked up and pointing like a chihuaha's ears! How funny is this! I thought to myself "Barney is a 'wanna be chi'!" Here's the picture and I hope you get a chuckle out of it like I did.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Big Sister

Barney is big sister to Nellie Belle and Opi. Here Barney shows off her new pink bandana with peace symbols on it. She recently had her hair cut too and is looking pretty cute for an almost 15 year old girl. That's it for now folks and we're leaving you with wagging tails and hugs...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Walking the Dogs...

People tend to treat their dogs, especially small dogs like children (me included). I've seen folks taking their dogs for walks so they can have the benefit of exercise for both master and dog. Now I think I've seen just about everything--one of the latest things is for the little doggies to ride in a special stroller! Isn't this going a bit far with our furry little ones? Although, my Opi tends to be a little lazy so maybe this isn't such a bad idea after all. What do you think? Hugs and wagging tails....

More Pet Strollers

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dressed for Easter

Here are my 2 kids dressed for Easter last weekend. Nellie is pretty obvious in her dislike for dressing-up. Opi on the other hand goes with the flow and whether he's nude or dressed to the nines is ok with him.

Cute Dog Clothes

Monday, April 6, 2009

Opi--One of His Favorite Things!

Here's Opi assuming the position in hopes of receiving one of his favorite things--a tummy rub!
Dog Massage Resources

Friday, April 3, 2009

Opi Claiming New Afghan

I recently finished crocheting a new afghan and Opi staked a claim to it right away. He loves to wrap up in blankets, afghans or throws to stay warm. He has claimed this new one too but I think he'll have to wrestle with his "parents" or share it.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Opi and Nellie With a Few Loved Ones

Nellie Belle, Opi and their big sister Barney (yes Barney is a girl) love the attention from brother Justin and Leslie. Here they are earlier this year getting and giving lots of love. Nellie's cute little hoodie is actually one for a preemie baby. It's a tad bit too big but otherwise not too bad of a fit and she didn't complain too much earlier this year when we had an ice storm and power outage and I kept her dressed in it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chihuahuas on Guard Duty

My neighbor is having a large tree cut down in his backyard. An ice storm earlier this year did severe damage to it and it was a danger to his house. Opi and Nellie Belle have been on guard duty the entire time the tree people sawed and chopped! Very aggravating to me but also reassuring that despite their small stature, these guys are on the alert for potential "invasions." See this short video clip of them on duty.

Guard Dog Training resources. That's it for now. Wagging tails and hugs to ya...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Opi and Nellie B. Go Irish

Everyone is Irish for one day out of the year so it's no wonder that Opi and Nellie Belle are putting on the green for the day....

Here are my kids all dressed in their greenery for St. Patrick's Day!

Opi could care less if his mommy dresses him up or not. He's really been blessed with a ton of patience for his human family.

Nellie B. is pouting. She does NOT like it when her mommy dresses her up! Nellie B. would rather be running around the yard like a nudist.

I got these cute little tees for them at Old Navy. I have found that they get some cute little dog clothes in and the prices aren't too unreasonable. The basic tees are usually priced lower than Wal-mart's.

Opi and Nellie Belle are sending this Irish blessing to you and those you hold dear:

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain,
tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Wagging tails and hugs...