Posts Tagged ‘little dogs’

Favorite Video Friday – Chihuahua Frisbee Dog

August 5, 2016 6 comments

I’m going to admit a pet peeve when it comes to some owners of little dogs. I hate it when they treat them like babies or dress up dolls. I am not applying this to all owners of small dogs, but only to those who treat their small dogs like babies. They drive me nuts.

Just like a big dog, a small dog needs training, daily walks and enrichment (e.g., dog games). They are still a dog and need to be treated respectfully as such.

That’s why I love seeing dogs like Misa Minnie, who does numerous tricks and has an enriched life, and Cleo the Chihuahua,  who runs, chases birds, plays with big dogs, and catches frisbees.

Have you ever seen a frisbee dog who was also a Chihuahua? Well, now you can!

Cleo is totally awesome (some might even say she’s rad!). No seriously. She catches frisbee as good as any big dog. She gets air time, retrieves, and shakes that frisbee with a tenacity reminiscent of a border collie.  She reminds us that she is more than just a cute little dog. She is a dog who loves being a dog. I LOVE her!

I hope you’ll enjoy today’s favorite Friday video. Go Cleo!

Happy Friday everyone!


Favorite Video Friday – Thinking Spring

March 5, 2015 3 comments

While east coast dwellers are still digging out from winter storm Thor, Minnesotans are gearing up for a week full of 40’s. To say we are excited would be an understatement.

Yes, this winter has been the mildest I have seen in a couple of years, but after last year’s never-ending sub-zero temperatures, I think we deserve it. Is it wrong that I am glad someone else is suffering the drudge of winter this year?

I think it just might be time to start thinking about spring. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – A pool party just isn’t a pool party without sexy weiner dogs

July 24, 2014 7 comments

After a very wet and cold spring, we are finally hitting the full stride of summer here in Minnesota. Personally? I think we deserve it.

So what goes well with hot summer heat? Why a pool party, of course!

Being this is a dog blog and all, it only makes sense that we would feature some sexy ladies of the four-fitted variety. Welcome the Sexy Ladies Weiner Party (#SLWP). I’ve got to admire someone who can create a pool party video featuring sexy dogs. Pretty cute stuff.

I hope you enjoy the party!

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dive Bombing Chihuahua

February 14, 2013 8 comments

I don’t know about you, but for me, this was a VERY long week. It was a work week filled with long days and juggling lots of different balls. All day yesterday I kept thinking it was Friday!

Wishful thinking? Probably so.

That’s why I needed a video that would make me laugh today. This one definitely did the trick! It features the fastest little dog, the best music, and the perfect sound effect for this little dynamo. You’ll have to watch all the way through to the end to actually get a good glimpse of “Speedy Gonzales”, but the wait is worth it. It definitely made me laugh!

I hope it will start your day off with a smile, and hopefully, a laugh too.

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Dachshund Sled Dog Team

December 13, 2012 13 comments

After this past weekend’s snow storm, I knew it was time to bring out the big guns. Yup. The sled dog team that beats all other sled dog teams.

Meet The Dachshunds from Long Island.

These three little dogs can pull a sled down a snowy city street (with a child in it!) and still have a smile on their faces at the end of it. I must admit, I was quite impressed with their prowess.

I also thought they were extremely adorable.

This week’s video might be a bit long, but I think you will get the pure joy of the day after just a few minutes.

Happy Friday everyone!

Wordless Wednesday #104

August 28, 2012 17 comments


Favorite Video Friday – Madeline and the Crab

May 17, 2012 4 comments

It’s going to be a warm one out here today – 90 degrees!

It’s days like these that make me wish we lived next to the ocean. Water, a sandy beach and my dogs. That sounds like heaven to me. Instead, I had to satisfy myself with a little video featuring a dog having fun at the beach. Oh. Did I mention there is a crab involved? 🙂

Meet Madeline. Looks like she’s having a blast doesn’t she?

Happy Friday everyone!

“Cuddle-bug” dogs – Do you have one?

January 24, 2012 50 comments


I was thinking about “cuddle-bug” dogs the other day and pondering the fact that throughout all the dogs I have had in my life, I’ve never once had a full-time cuddle-bug dog. Do you know what I mean? The type of dog that just wants to be near you all of the time and would prefer to cuddle up on the couch with you when you’re reading a good book or watching TV or having a sick day.

Daisy likes to cuddle for a belly rub in the morning, but that’s pretty much it. Jasper likes belly rubs but would prefer to play ball. And then there’s Lady, my off and on cuddle-bug dog. Ever since she’s come home, she’s been more affectionate, often lying on the couch next to me as I pet her or give her a belly rub (Last week I gave her a body massage and now she’s really affectionate!). But, being a Sheltie, she doesn’t like to cuddle for too long because she gets too hot. So as you can imagine cuddle sessions are rather fleeting here at Casa del Mel.


Given that I’ve always adopted dogs who are not cuddle-bug type of dogs, it made me wonder… is this my preference or merely chance? What do you think? Do you have a cuddle-bug dog? Do you have a preference when it comes to dogs and their need to cuddle? It seems to me that little dogs are more likely to cuddle than the bigger dogs, but maybe I’m wrong. Do you have a large cuddle-bug dog?

Favorite Video Friday – Dog vs. Stairs

August 11, 2011 17 comments

I was watching this video and thinking I would post it for this week. Cute and sweet. A good video for Favorite Video Friday. But then, this video popped up on my screen and it was GAME OVER. I just knew it had to be this week’s Favorite Video Friday.

You know it’s a good one when you find yourself rooting and cheering for the dog. I did. And, you will too.

Happy Friday!

Wordless Wednesday #55

August 2, 2011 15 comments

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