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This past summer I’ve been pretty busy with different things like crafts, jewelry and suncatchers for my store and working on my family genealogy and learning to use a new SLR Sony Camera I got. I have mostly been taking photos of plants, flowers and such.

Edie had her 4th birthday in July and Effie is already 2. They are just amazing little dogs.

Here is a photo of us this year, I made a digital scrapbook page. It was a lot of fun. I do enjoy that too. I seem to enjoy so many things that are crafty.

May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009

My first Framed Layered Scrapbook Page made with digital papers and elements from scrapgirls.com and some graphics I used from Trina’s digiscrapkits.com/digiscraps/ I had a hard time fitting the photos in these frames.

Pretty cute and fun to make. I did this with a lot of old photos while working on my family Genealogy also. They turned out fantastic!
After I got the hang of it making digital scrapbook pages, I redid the one above and made this one. I used photoshop elements to make my pages. I love that program so much. It was hard at first, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it.

Edie and Effie March 2009

Edie and Effie March 2009

My Sweet Babies

My Sweet Babies

Now I would like to talk about personalities of the dogs. Edie is the older Chihuahua the one on the right of the photo. She is really mild mannered and very sweet, likes to lick you to death and is very excitable. She loves to ride in the car and go bye-bye and on trips. We take them on trips with us, so many hotels allow small dogs now. If she hears a potato chip bag she is right there in a flash. She is very healthy and never has accidents in the house. She can be very independent but can also be very needy at times. She loves toys, mostly stuffed toys that squeak.  She loves to squeak a toy for a long time. She will play fetch and loves to shake your hand if you say “Shake Edie” she will shake your hand by lifting up her tiny paw.

Effie our Chorkie, has become very aggressive in her second year of life. She is the half  Yorkshire Terrier and half Chihuahua. She does not like it when my husband tries to touch me when she is sitting near me. She does not like him to pet her when she is near me and will growl. We’ve been working with her about that, but constantly testing her and doing it anyway, so she will learn. If she is resting and gets moved or touched she will growl. At night she will growl at Edie if she feels Edie is coming into her space. They both sleep in grates because otherwise they would want on the bed with us all night and my husband won’t allow that. However despite those things she is really good mostly. She loves to play ball and her favorite is a red small ball. She will play this all day……. if you allow her. She wants to fetch it constantly and will carry this ball around the house dropping it in front of you so you can throw it to her. It’s so funny but can also be very annoying. I sometimes take it away from her for the rest of the day when I have had enough. Not when she has had enough, because that will never happen. She does not like to travel or go bye-bye, she does not like it when I get out the harness and leash, she will go hide under the bed. I will have to call her several times and then finally she will come. So I got smart and I keep all the pets things in a basket in the walk in closet and I bring her in there with Edie and then I close the door and get them ready. She will walk sideways and all kinds of funny things she will do when she has anything on her. She just hates it, no matter how often I do it. She is very healthy and super hyper. She will follow me all day long through the house, but I taught her to do that, because she has a accident problem once in awhile, so I like to keep my eye on her.

Overall these are both super good dogs and I totally love them to pieces. Both my husband and I enjoy their company. I am so glad we have them both.

In August my mom and I are going on a little trip up the coast into Oregon. We will be taking our Chihuahua’s with us. Mom has one Chihuahua named Missy. So mom and I will be going to visit the beautiful coast of Oregon bringing our dogs and it should be lots of fun. I’m looking forward to spending time with mom and taking this trip.

Until next time have  a very happy summer 2009. ~Kat

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Our summer is going okay except all the fires here in California. The pups are doing very well. I think Effie has some allergies and she has been to the vet two times since early spring for Foxtails. The second time it was not a foxtail but a scab. LOL! the pads of her feet are very tender but she runs up and down the fence line to play with the dogs next door, Cody and Possum, our neighbors dogs.  Effie is quite the barker and I try to get her to stop and have to stay on top of it by being consistent in not letting her get away with it. It’s hard.  

Effie was completely potty trained and then one day out of the clear blue she had a minor accident in the living room.  Last week on Wednesday I went to get my aunt from her assisted living home and when I came home Effie had peed on the bathroom floor where I keep the pups when I am gone. Normally she  never pees in the house ever when I am gone.  For some reason while my aunt was here for an overnight stay she peed three times on the bathroom floor while we were out. I had let her out to potty each time before we left that day at each outing. We had many things going on it was my granddaughter Morgan’s birthday. 

At first I was not sure who was peeing on the floor Effie or Edie so I tested the dogs. I put Effie in grate (the suspected dog), the next day when I went to take my aunt back to her Assisted Living, there was no pee on the floor. So I was very happy it was not Edie my three year old Chihuahua doing the bad dead, she is such a good little Chihuahua.   

Now all this week while I have had to go out I have put Effie in her crate and will continue to keep her there again for a few months until she can hopefully be trusted again. Each time I was gone it was not long except for Morgan’s birthday party about 3 1/2 hours.    

Edie just turned 3 years old this past July, Effiie was 1 in April.

Here is a photo of Edie just a few weeks before her 3rd birthday.

 

Edie

Edie

I will have had Effie for one year this August 9. It’s hard to believe it’ been a year already. Despite her little recent set back in potty training she is a good dog and we are working to get her back on track, so far so good.

Here is photo of Effie I took a few days ago.

 

Effie

Effie

They both are so sweet and cute. I need to look for some Chihuahua blogs to blog with people who have them and Yorkies or Chorkies, Chihuahua and Yorkie mix.

Last photo today is a cute July Patriotic Photo of both Edie and Effie.

Last but not least I just got a new domain for my dogs I am working on called www.katsdogs.com

I have all kinds of plans for it, can’t wait to get it up and running. Today is the last day of July, where did it go? Have a happy August! ~Kat

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