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Sidhe Dogs Website

Today I launched my new website for my Chihuahuas.  More than anything, it’s a place for me to brag on my dogs; their accomplishments and titles.  Eventually I’ll also have a page there in regards to my handling too, but for now?  For now it’s all about our Chihuahuas.

So take a peek, and let me know what you think.  I’d love to know who’s your favourite Sidhe Dog.  😉

http://sidhe.tobi-dawne.com/Welcome.html

Time for formal introductions!

The puppies are now three days old (well, in another hour the oldest will turn three days old anyway) and I think it’s time we formally introduced them all.  So here they are!

Natalia aka Natasha aka Black Widow

NATALIA

Natalia is both the first born and the smallest of the puppies.  But this little girl is a fighter, who can charm just about anyone.  With her small size and huge will she is an absolute doll.

 

Steve Rogers aka Steven Rogers aka Captain America

ROGERS

Rogers may have started off as the smallest of the boys, but he has quickly caught up to his brothers.  This little dood knows exactly what he wants and how to get it.  He’s determined and won’t take no for an answer.

 

Bruce Banner aka The Hulk

BRUCE

Bruce is a mild mannered little fellow, who is super sweet…  until it’s time to feed, and then watch out!  Our darling little man turns into a bit of a monster who’s only got one thing on his mind.  Thankfully he calms right back down once he’s had his fill and is content to cuddle and snooze away the day.

 

Tony Stark aka Iron Man

TONY

Oh my.  What can one say about Tony.  He’s a total charmer this one.  His cocky attitude can be delightful, but it can also be a little obnoxious too.  We love him for it though.  This is one boy who thrives on constant attention.

 

Thor the Asgardian

THOR

One look at Thor and you know he’s a world apart from his brothers.  He is large, strong, and self-assured.  This boy never lacks for good humour, and is always happy to belly up to the bar.  That said, he never uses his strength to bully, instead, he can often be found cuddled up next to his sister – serving as a physical blockade against their more boisterous siblings.

Thor and Natalia

THOR & NATALIA

 

If you hadn’t guessed by now, yes…  the puppies are all named after members of the Avengers.  We’d bounced a few ideas off one another in terms of themes before this one stuck.  It just seems to work.

We had no problem at all deciding who would be named after whom once we’d agreed they’d all be Avengers.  Each of them has a personality that just clicks with one of the characters.  And true, their personalities at this age may not end up being accurate of their personalities as they grow and learn, but those basic fundamentals?  Yeah, I’ll wager they’ll stay the same.  😉

 

 


And my thanks to Damon for holding the babies while I snapped shots of them with my iPhone.  I was pretty obnoxious with my alpha personality requests (tilt him this way, move your hand over there, I need more light…).  LOL  So, thanks.

8 Week Puppy Pictures!

Can you believe it???  The puppies are already eight weeks old.  Kinda blows my mind a little.  I have to admit, I’m already looking forward to their show careers.  I love seeing their different traits (both personality and physical), and imagining how they’ll end up.  Both are promising.

Here are a few photos from some of our stacking practice and post-stacking play session:

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Deedee isn’t a fan of the table.  She’ll stand on it, but doesn’t want to be stacked.  Same on the floor…  she has no trouble walking into a stack, but doesn’t want you to mess with her beyond just delivering a treat.  She’s definitely got the most confidence and attitude – and even when she isn’t happy about something her tail just keeps going.

Alice does really well allowing you to hand stack her.  She’ll stay wherever you put her (even if you totally overextend her, just to see if she’ll hold it).  LOL  She will stand on the table without issue, she doesn’t like it, but she behaves really nicely.  She gets her confidence from her sister on the floor though.  The difference in her self stacks when she’s alone and when Deedee is with her, is crazy-huge.

Both girls are super cute (though I may be a little biased).  And while they are quite different they are both nice.  I really am looking forward to watching them growing up.  It’s been such a privilege so far.  🙂

A Playdate for Puppies and People!

As I’d mentioned a while ago now, we had hopes of heading out for a puppy (and people) playdate with my friend Yolanda.  Unfortunately we got rained out and had to postpone.  Fortunately, the weather was perfect today.  🙂  And, as promised, I tried to be less of a hovering mother hen, and more of a stand-back-and-take-photos kinda gal.  So without further ado, our family playdate:

Thank you so much for having us all over Yolanda.  It really was a fabulous afternoon, and a much needed break from all the overtime hours I’ve been putting in lately.  🙂  Very much looking forward to doing it again soon.

Another puppy update. :)

Today, I am mentally and physically exhausted.  A perfect day to share puppy pictures – because otherwise you’d be stuck reading me grouse about it.  😉  And well, as I’m bound and determined to choose joy, this is a good chance for me to do so.  While I’m feeling completely thrashed, there’s still so much to be thankful for, so much to take joy in.

With that in mind, here are a few puppy pictures!

The pictures are from the eighth, so are a few days old.  But I didn’t think you’d mind too much.  Will try to snap some new ones soon.  🙂  Maybe during a trip outside.

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Puppy in My Pocket!

Okay, yes, it’s my second blog post for tonight…  but for all those begging for updated pictures of Roo’s girls, I couldn’t disappoint.  LOL  So here are some new pictures of our Chihuahua puppies, Alice and Deedee.

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Puppy Pictures!

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Thanks to Damon for snapping these pictures as I held the babies.  🙂

RKOC Dog Show – Day Two

Today, being completely exhausted, I’m going to just share a bunch of photos.  As always, captured by my lovely younger sister, Jewles.  🙂  We’re another point closer to Marnie’s Championship – which is always a nice thing to be able to say after a busy dog show day.

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RKOC Dog Show – Day One

Yesterday evening my little sister, Jewles, and I arrived in Regina Saskatchewan.  I have to give a plug to the Ramada.  We had only booked a single room – but they upgraded us to a double, free of charge.  Large, clean room, with a fabulous desk space, a table, and a double size night stand… all in addition to a fridge and microwave.  And we are totally looking forward to heading to the pool a little later – it’s gorgeous!

Anyway, today Marnie (Em’s and my Chihuahua puppy) won her third point towards her Championship.  So YAY!  🙂  But even better than winning another point?  Marnie, for the first time, actually relaxed and had fun in the ring.  It was great!  She totally got silly and actually played with Chevy (our friend’s Chihuahua).  So yeah.  A good dog show day.

Marnie, tail up, strutting her stuff in the dog show ring.

Marnie, the Long Coat Chihuahua Puppy

Thanks to Jewles for snagging these photos for me.  🙂  Always nice to have in ring candids.

Now, off to snack, then it’s time to hit the pool before getting ready for tomorrow at the show.

The Chihuahua X-pen Remodel

The biggest problem with living in a small house is the lack of space.  Too obvious for you?  Well, deal with it.  😉

I love my small house.  620 square feet of living space for three people and nine animals…  It’s not always easy, but we make it work.

Space is definitely at a premium, but I had to find a bit more of it for the Chihuahuas.  The feud between Roo and Marnie is not set to resolve itself any time soon, and I hated that Marnie often ended up resigning to sleeping on the floor when Roo refused to share the big bed with anyone but Ned.

So today we wiggled stuff, jiggled stuff, squeezed stuff…  and we did it.  We found two square feet more for the Chihuahua’s exercise pen (x-pen).   What is the big deal about two square feet that it was worth all the effort?  Well, two square feet is exactly enough space to include a second bed.  🙂  Now, whether or not Roo is willing to share sleeping space with Marnie, no-one has to end up on the floor.

Here are a few photographs of the newly remodeled Chihuahua sleep space:

The left half of the x-pen... featuring the new bed for Marnie, the emergency potty, and Marnie.

The right half of the x-pen... featuring the big bed, the emergency potty, and Marnie.

 

Neddie, temporarily boggarting Marnie's bed. Each of them had to have a turn in it after the remodel. 😉

 

Rooty-Toot Chihuahua... because I can't share pictures of the other two and not include her too.

So the x-pen now encompasses ten square feet of space.  Enough for two beds, two water bowls, and an emergency potty (for those times when we are out, or they just can’t wait until morning).  So far, they all seem a lot happier with this arrangement.  I know I am.

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