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December 23rd, 2008

05:53 pm - Scam Alert: revtonybrown@gmail.com
The following "free to a good home" ad has found its way into newspapers nationwide:


Do not reply to this ad. This is a scam. The "Reverend" will contact you via email (and ONLY via email) and tell you how he can't take the puppies with him and his family while on a mission in Africa. He'll ask you to pay for s&h costs to send the puppies out to you. You send the money and never see the puppies. There never were any puppies. It's a new version of the Nigerian Scam.

I saw the ad in my local paper on Sunday and hopped on the computer, hoping I'd get to adopt a playmate for our Taylor. Only after I originally contacted him did I think to Google his email address to learn more about him. Turns out, this ad has been running for months now. I sent a second e-mail immediately after the first telling him I was not interested, but he replied anyway (doesn't look like he even bothered to read the second email). This page outlines the scam. His email follows suit perfectly.

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Current Mood: discontentdiscontent

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December 21st, 2008

12:51 pm - 1st Christmas
Here's Winnie, my 10 month old Yorkie, in front of her first Christmas tree! :)


I have a few behavioral/training questions. I understand that terriers are digging dogs, so this is something that comes naturally, however, Winnie has some really destructive tendencies that we need to curb. She digs into the top of the couch until the cushions fall over (we now have holes there), and she's dug numerous bald spots in our shaggy rug. She also digs into the main couch cushions, bites the front of the cushions and digs into the bottom of the couch. She's also bitten the corner off the (new) entertainment center and one portion of our wall. She has a variety of toys (kong, balls, chew toys, chilly bone, stuffed toys, etc.). This is extremely frustrating - what do we need to do to stop this? We try correcting her and giving her one of her toys, but she just goes back to digging and biting and being generally crazy.

We're hoping this is just a puppy phase, as we can't afford to replace these costly items, and we want to be responsible, good owners who train her well.

Thanks in advance!
Current Mood: coldcold

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December 6th, 2008

01:21 pm - FINALLY

We finally figured it out! The snuggly warm dog hat and scarf is finally here! After some long, hard, tedious work, we finally got them past production! We made them in 3 sizes, XS, SM, M/L. We're also almost done with the slotted hats for the ears to poke out of. I'll post images of those when they're finally ready as well!

Thanks everyone for all the feedback and suggestions! You flippin' ROCK!

(modeled by Stewie & Lucy wearing the size M/L)


November 8th, 2008

07:10 pm
I have a about to be 4 month yorkie and hes a male. His name is Wolfey. He is teething like crazy. I really dont know what to do. I give him bones toys bones toys and hes still really bad. Now he growls at me when he bites too. Everyone in my house calls him the Wolf Monster


October 18th, 2008

12:24 pm

So last night I was going through last winter's bag of ideas for winter dog hats and I found this funny red corduroy one which Stewie just loves to wear. I always laugh so hard when he wears this one but it poses a good question for this season's line of winter-wear....

What is in more of demand by the customer???
a) Dog hats with cute lil teddy ears on the side or
b) Dog hats with lil slits for the pet's real ears to poke out of?

Help me out here... Let's put it to a VOTE!
Reply to this post and tell me your opinion.

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05:13 am - I am trying to paper train him
I bought Wolfey those wee wee pads and I dont know what is the best and fastest way to potty train him.. I dont wanna have him go outside because im not always home.. please give me some tips.. im so confused :/

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October 13th, 2008

08:48 pm - My Yorkies name is Wolfey
I just got him yesterday. He is 3 months old. I bought him from a private kennel. I was wondering is it normal that they bite everything.. like there owner and there shoes and stuff? I just dont want him to grow up to be vicious.. is there any other tips you all can give me that I should also know about


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October 3rd, 2008

09:26 pm - Don't breed or buy!
All three of my dogs have been shelter dogs, and all have been purebreds. I wish people would realize that "boutique" dogs are not more "special" than other dogs; they're often sick and have genetic defects. No one ever loves you like a shelter pet!

Current Location: New York City
Current Music: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window

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September 6th, 2008

08:35 pm - Bailey.
This is my little Yorkie, Bailey. :)

Bigger photos and description under here!Collapse )

So there you go, Bailey, the sweetheart!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: House, Season 1 - Episode: Role Model

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August 31st, 2008

06:58 pm - Daisy!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy

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August 27th, 2008

10:28 pm - Hello everyone!

How about a hopelessly sick adorable pic of a dressed up yorkie? yes you say? alrighty then....


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August 25th, 2008

10:57 am - Thoughts??
Hello All!

I'm so glad I found you and I need your help and advice. I have wanted a yorkie for a while now. My lab/golden mix is getting to be a granny dog (she's 12) and so I started looking for a yorkie. Well...I found a face on petfinder that would melt your heart! She is perfect and I can't stop thinking about her. I filled out an application and sent it. They said they won't let me adopt her because of my children. They are 9,5, and 3. I'm pretty frustarated about this! They said homes with children would be looked at on a case by case basis but they haven't checked my references or talked to my vet who would all tell them my children are very well behaved and no threat to a dog even one of her size. I really don't want to go to a pet store to buy a dog. ALL of my dogs in my whole adult life, which is only three because I've had them all into their elderly years, have been from rescues. Any words of wisdom or advice?

Thank you everyone for your comments and advice. We had a terrier when I was growing up so I know they in general have a strong personality. I will continue my quest. If anyone hears about any yorkie needing a home in Arizona let me know! I PROMISE I will keep it safe and it will have a life full of love.

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August 8th, 2008

10:15 pm - Question from a novice:
Can Yorkies get on with other animals?

I know they are terriers and, as such, should never be trusted with small, fluffy, fast-moving things, as it's in their nature to chase and catch them, but could they, say, be in the same room as a caged rabbit and NOT be constantly trying to get at the rabbit?

It's just that I have a friend who is offering me their Yorkshire Terrier for free (it used to belong to a family friend of theirs, but the friend died and they don't have the time to care for it). I would love to take it, seen as I have wanted a dog for a while now, but am allergic to most of them - Yorkies are one of the few breeds that don't trigger my asthma. But, I have four house rabbits. The rabbits spend most of their time in their enclosures, and obviously I would never leave them unsupervised with the yorky, but their enclosure is in my front room and I can't exactly keep a small, people-dependant dog out of my front room,  which I where I tend to be in the evenings, watching TV, etc.

Thoughts would be much appreciated. The dog is male and two years old (I don't know whether he's neutered yet).

Also, any other information about Yorkies, for a relative newbie to the breed, would be much appreciated. I've done some research already, but input from people who actually live with these dogs would be much more helpful than just reading facts, I think. Anyone think of anything I absolutely MUST know about the breed before comitting to one? Coat maintenance? Common health/behavioural problems?

Any help is much appreciated!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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June 23rd, 2008

02:18 pm
hey everyone! im new to this community and live journal in general.  My family has always had bulldogs, and while i love that breed and basically every type of dog period...they were just too much for my little apt. SO! i got a yorkie! i had been wanting one for awhile and finally just went for it.

My yorkie's name is payton <3 she is almost 1 yr old and she is amazing!!! I will post some pics for you just cuz i love looking at everyone else's pics but i just wanted to say hey to everyone and introduce myself :)

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June 20th, 2008

08:48 am - Honey as shampoo for dogs?
Hi all! I'm new to the community and would like to introduce myself and my little Yorkie Roxy. She's a 19 weeks and has grown so quickly. :) I also have a question for everyone and would be very happy if someone knew the answer... The other day I read online that honey (used as shampoo) can make a Yorkie's hair look amazing, but it wasn't the most reliable source and I haven't been able to find anything about it anywhere else online. I don't want to use it until I am sure that it won't hurt my baby, but it does sound enticing. So if any of you know one way or the other, that would be fabulous... (and if no one knows, I'll definitely be getting in touch with her vet.) :) Thanks in advance!

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June 16th, 2008

07:48 pm - new social network for pet lovers
Hey guys, I thought you all might be really interested in ZooToo.com which is a new social network for animal lovers (just like I said in the subject haha). I actually found my groomer with it using their pet services function. So if you're like me and have a dog AND a cat, this is a place where you can put them (and other kinds of pets/animals) up in your own zoo. there's also pet news, meet-up groups, product reviews by members, and tons of other stuff.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm looking to gain friends on there! OH and i almost forgot to mention that they do good for the animal community by making over shelters and giving a portion of the ad rev gained by people being on the site to shelters. i think that the more you use the site/invite people/make friends, the more $$ goes to the shelter of your choice... hence my motivation to get friends!!!!

Add me!!!!


May 18th, 2008

11:20 am
 Hello everyone.
I just wanted to let you know that Armani didn't work out. It's a long story. But, I am possibly adopting an 8 month old male silky terrier. I found him through a friend of a friend, a breeder that shows silkys has him & he was just one that didn't sell. I am probably going to adopt him, I will let everyone know.
Current Mood: hothot

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May 11th, 2008

03:15 pm
I am a new yorkie owner. His name is Armani, and he's 12 weeks old. He's AKC reg and has champions on his mother's side. I have his pedigree. None of that really matters, because he's nothing more than a pet and my baby. :)

Tell me if my cut works, I don't know how to use it but hopefully it did work.

Current Mood: contentcontent

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April 13th, 2008

09:49 am - Newcomer!
Hi guys, my name's Hannah. :) I don't have a yorkie, but I've always liked them, but yesterday....I fell in love. XD First it was at first sight, but then I got to pet the little sweetheart, and now I can't stop thinking about him/her. I'm posting here because I: a. Want to make sure this is a yorkie or yorkie-mix, so wanted some opinions, and b. Want to know more about your guys' babies and how you came to get them. Let me show you some pictures~

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Considering I don't have one I just thought I'd see if you guys agreed that he was a yorkie, since everything about him fits the bill. I think after this experience, this is the kind of dog I want when I move out!

Anyway, I also wanted to know how you guys came into getting your dogs. I thought that would be a cool thing to learn about! Thanks for reading, and I look forward to your replies. :)
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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11:08 am
Hey guys,
its been a while since i 've posted to the community.

Last night my little guy was "attacked" by a pitbull! (the dog ran over and basically knocked my little guy over) luckily he suffered no injuries but he's completely traumatized.  He's not the ziggy i used to know. He's completely quiet, and sits in his crate all day.  Last night when we were sleeping i noticed he wasnt sleeping at all, but just staring into the distance.  This morning when i took him out for his walk he stayed right by me and didnt pee like a boy but was back to peeing on all fours...
What should i do?  He had grown up into such a healthy boy and now its like he's back to being a scared pup.  I feel awful!
Do you guys think he'll get over it on his own?

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