Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Because I'm goofy about my dogs...

I wanted to share some recent pictures of them today, and one of my favorite stories. The long-haired Chihuahua is Precious, and the short-haired is Baggins (think Lord of the Rings).

Both Precious and Baggins were on our large patio when a pigeon dared to enter their domain. Please keep in mind that this particular pigeon topped them by at least four inches. They both tore off after the bird, barking up a storm, little nails clattering on the cement. Unfortunately, the pigeon didn’t realize he was supposed to be frightened and fly away. He just stood there cocking his head at my dogs. When Precious and Baggins realized the bird wasn’t running away from them (and the look on their faces at that moment will be burned into my brain forever), they both put on the brakes, little legs trying to backpedal as fast as they could. I swear there are still skid marks on my patio. Then the pigeon finally got wise, and flew away. My dogs let loose some triumphant barks, stuck their noses and tails in the air, and proudly sauntered away. But it was touch-and-go for a moment there.

I hope my girls bring you a smile today, as they always manage to do with me.


  1. I love stories like this. I have two male puppies... and they are something else. Someone can be walking down our street.... (now they are strictly inside little doggies)... and they will bark like that person is breaking in, lmnbo!!!!
    Gotta love those puppies!
    Thanks for sharing honey!

  2. Hi Cecile! Thanks so much for sharing your story as well. My girls are the same way...always showing off how tough they are. :} Thanks for taking the time to comment! I enjoyed it!-

  3. Hi Kathryne, Thanks for sharing the pictures and stories of your two precious little babies. I love any stories about animals, but especially about dogs. I have two dogs of my own, although quite a bit bigger than your two. I have a Whippet and a Sheltie who I love like crazy. Enjoy Precious and Baggins. They are both so adorable. Hmmm, ever thought of writing a book on stories about your doggies?

  4. Hi dawn2454! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing the love of our critters. :} And you'll find that in my book, My Unfair Lady, there's a wee Chihuahua that is inspired by my girls. There's actually quite a few critters in that book, my homage to my love of animals. Wonderful to meet you!