Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Marathon dog

Last Monday the Boston Marathon took place. I met this cool dog on Beacon Street. He was dressed up for the occasion in a Red Sox outfit. His name is Luis and he is a really large Bullmastiff!
In the pics he is together with his "little sister".

Friday, April 20, 2007

The sex doll for dogs

Speaking about what is going on in the video of Cucuy's birthday party, where at the end of the video the sweet Chihuahua is having her best time... here is something she will may enjoy as a gift next year!

From www.gizmodo.com:

"Is your dog in heat and humping anything it can wrap its horny little legs around? Are you constantly having to pry your promiscuous pooch off the legs of guests, parents and members of your church? Protect your leg from a hump attack by getting Scruffy a Hotdoll. Yes, it's a sex doll for dogs. It's shaped like a dog and it'll allow your tension-filled pet to go to town as much as his little heart desires, humping away until he passes out in exhaustion, leaving a wispy coil of friction-singed dog-fur smoke wafting into the air".

"Year of the dog" movie makes aware about pet adoption

The yesterday Boston preview screening of the movie "Year of the dog" was less exciting than expected. Public's murmurs at every puppy's appearance and laughts at multiple dogs' scenes were a sign that Mike White, at his first direction, was able to move dog owners' hearts, but in general I expected to see more dogs in the movie.
The movie ends up to be a story about love for animals, especially animals (and people) in need to be rescued. We've seen a lot of rescued pigs, cows, and chickens, other than dogs. The movie keeps his strict canine identity with the "politically uncorrect" choice of not mentioning cats.

"Year of the dog" will hopefully help to increase adoption of dogs from shelters. The movie is discussing important issues for shelters, as the choice of euthanasia when a dog has serious behaviour or health problems, and he or she is unlikely to be adopted.

There are a lot of dogs in need. A few days ago we visited the City of Boston Animal Shelter (below), located in 26 Mahler Road, Roslindale.

The manager, Mark Giannangelo, showed us many homeless dogs and cats there. Pets with a sad or violent story behind are the most likely to be adopted. For example, pets who lost a leg or were hurt by their previous owners normally found a house pretty quickly.

The less popular dogs are the Pit bulls. There was a sweet puppy, Bubba (in the pic above), that is waiting for a home since 3 months, a time that is longer than average. Bubba, as all dogs there, passed the behaviour test, and he is not aggressive as many people may believe.

Some dogs visit the shelter with their owner, like the puppy below. He is there to get his licence.

If you want to help, you can check the shelter's pet adoption list at Petfinder.
If you don't want adopt a pet, you can contribute through gifts certificates.
You can also ask some pet shops how you can help. For example, starting in Thanksgiving, 'sPoochies boutique, located in 400 Tremont St, is collecting money and gifts for Christmas to donate to the the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Birthday video

The birthday party of the Chihuahua Cucuy as we experienced it!

Read more about Cucuy and her birthday party in the posts below.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cucuy, sexy and sweet

Amy posted here some great pictures of Cucuy's birthday, the 2 year old Chihuahua we wrote about yesterday.
Here is something you can't miss from her album: Cucuy's sexy nail polish (left)!

She is so cute in her dress (below) that she even looks like Madonna!

Here are some of her pals.

Cucuy is a very expressive dog. If you like Chihuahuas, take a look to more Cucuy's pics in Amy's meetup profile, where this sweet pic is from.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Birthday party for the Chihuahua Cucuy and friends

It was a big day for the small Chihuahua Cucuy when her second birthday was celebrated last Saturday at the Doggy Day Play center. Around ten of her pup friends and meet-up pals from the Boston Chihuahua Meetup Group were invited to join in the festivitites. Cucuy looked like a little princess in her red and black ballerina dress. Her toe nails were painted red for the occasion and she had a silver necklace around her neck that gave her all the attention that a birthday pup deserves. Cucuy and her mom Amy (in the pic) both like Hello Kitty: Amy has a Hello Kitty necklace, and Cucuy is wearing a Hello Kitty pin.

Both pups and their humans enjoyed the party and food and drinks that were provided.

The white cake was for the owner's birthday guests while the red cake was for the dog's. The dogs also had their own peanut butter ice-cream made especially for pets from J.P. Licks!

After singing the birthday song and eating cakes and other goodies it was time to open the presents. Cucuy and Amy have prepared a wish list at 'sPoochies boutique to make easier for the guests to find a great gift for the birthday-pup. Cucuy got fancy clothes, a bag, a life jacket, treats, a framed photo of herself and many toys that all the dogs at the party enjoyed playing with.

You can organize a birthday party for your pet at home yourself or you can ask Rob at Doggie Day in 400 Tremont Street in Boston, MA 02116 to help you. He will arrange and take care of everything from the location to food, games and decorations.

At the end of party, guests could write a little greeting for Cucuy on a big banner on the wall (in the picture Cucuy and Amy in front of the banner).
The party was a lot of fun. Thanks for the invite Amy and Cucuy!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Year of the Dog!

The Paramount Year of the Dog is currently showing in certain US cities. The film features Molly Shannon (Peggy) as a single woman who adopts a plethora of dogs from the shelter after her beagle dies.
For more Year of the Dog, check out the funny website!

Paramount Vantage is also sponsoring the contest "The Perfect Pooch". To enter, you have to send one photograph and a 25 word or less caption that defines him or her as the perfect pooch. There is a prize for each dog!

TK and Lola (below) are two of the dogs running for the title!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Meet-Up Contest at Doggie Day

Today is the deadline to enter your dog to the Doggie Day meet up contest for the most beautiful dog participating in meet-ups!
The day care and spa Doggie Day located at 400 Tremont St in the South End of Boston, are collecting applications and pictures in their shop. The cutest dog will win a birthday party at Doggie Day during the week of his or her birthday!

Yesterday the Boston Terrier meet up took place at Doggie Day. Will one of these dogs be the winner?

More pics are published here.