Things that are poisonous to pets

It’s not just chocolate and onions, but also grapes and a whole host of other things that are edible for humans but not for dogs and cats. Very useful to information from
Also, other common household products that you should keep away from pets.
More about grapes and raisins, which can cause renal failure in dogs.
And here’s a really comprehensive list from the ASPCA.
Also, here are some outdoor plants that you shouldn’t let your dog chew on in the garden.

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Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix dog is Smallest in World

According to this article… A British woman is claiming to be the owner of the world’s smallest dog. Tiny Tim is still a puppy but his owner Mandy Marks said he has not grown since he was 4 weeks old. At four inches tall at the shoulder, he is the smallest dog on record.

A Chihuahua/Shih Tzu mix dog, often referred to as a “ShiChi” or “ChiTzu,” is a hybrid breed that results from the crossbreeding of a Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu. Here are some characteristics and information about this mixed breed:

Size: ShiChi dogs are typically small in size, as both Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus are small breeds. They usually weigh between 5 to 15 pounds (2.3 to 6.8 kg) and stand about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) tall at the shoulder.

Appearance: The appearance of Chihuahua/Shih Tzu mixes can vary widely depending on the genetics inherited from their parent breeds. They may have a rounded head with a short to medium-length snout, floppy ears, and expressive, round eyes. Their coat can be long and silky, like the Shih Tzu, or shorter and smoother, like the Chihuahua, if you lost one of these dogs due to an accident or illness, getting a pet cremation jewellery can be great for this.

He’s cute. But he doesn’t have anything on my Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix:

Hi mom!
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September 20th, 2002

Everybody seems to be remarking on the 1-year anniversary of the tornado that struck Indianapolis. I tend to remember the date because it was day I learned that my cat Idgie was dying. I had to have her put to sleep the next day.


I sat down today with Dru and Huck and Annabelle and petted all of them and talked to them about Idgie.

Dru, hiding under the bed.
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So, Kathy has four kittens that were abandoned by someone near her house. There’s no mommy, but they are old enough to be on their own — about six weeks old. There’s a calico girl, a tortoise-shell colored girl, an orange boy, and an orange and white boy. They are as cute as a button. I went to her house last night to see them. I forgot to take my camera, or you’d be able to see them too. I’m going to adopt the two girls, unless someone else really wants to adopt one of the girls, in which case I’ll probably get a girl and a boy.
UPDATE: I adopted a boy and girl, and mom took the calico kitty.
Baby Huck
Baby Annabelle

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A Cat Named Dru

I have completely failed to mention that I have a brand-new cat courtesy of my girlfriend Kathy. Well, she’s new to me, really, but I think she’s a year old or so. I have named her Drusilla, who was Spike’s girlfriend on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Apparently Drusilla is also from the Bible. Who knew?
I will post photos of the new resident, as soon as I can take some. Right now, she’s hiding under my bed. She came out about 4 a.m. this morning to use the litter box, and then around 5:30 a.m., she came out and was playing with the kitty gymnasium I bought her. But when I moved and she realized I was there, she dove back under the bed. She’s dark grey all over with green eyes, and is very pretty, although obviously quite shy. She isn’t ferocious, though, like Idgie was, so she won’t terrorize house guests.

Dru, hiding under the bed.

Photo Set: My Pets.
Indy Feral
Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership
Southside Animal Shelter

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Spike, the doggie host

Pepper came over to see Spike last night. Spike was quite the host. First he humped Pepper (I’ve never seen him do that before!) and then he peed on the carpet. Twice. Which makes him almost as good a host as I am. 🙂 I love my dog.

I think I should send Mark Ryden a picture of Spike. With his huge eyes, I think he would fit right into one of his paintings.

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Doggie News

Spike went to the vet today. He got his first shot, and he got flea medicine. He also got some gluecose, because he has low blood sugar, which is common for tiny doggies. That’s why they shiver even when it’s not cold. He just has to have glucose three times a day at meals. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to give to him. He’s sleeping now because he’s all worn out from the shot. We have to go back to the vet in three weeks. The vet also told me how to make a little doggie sweater for him, because he’s too small to wear the extra small size.

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