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December 28, 2008

Top 10: Weirdest Dog Names

Filed under: Humor — myminizoo @ 2:49 am

Working with dogs I deal with unoriginal dog names on a daily basis. I’ve seen Jack Russel Terriers named Jackie, American Eskimos named Eskie, and Goldens named Goldie. This is in addition to countless Buddys, Baileys, Maxs, and Luckys! Come on people get original!! However some clients go totally the other way and come up with some strange ones!

1.  Couscous ( I know its good to eat… but for a pug??)

2. Vitamin ( hmmm…what kind of vitamin)

3. Bullfrog ( I’ve heard all animal names like Moose, Bear, Tiger…but come on!)

4. Pillow ( maybe the dog is cuddly with its owner… but I wouldn’t be doing any snuggling with this one!)

5.  Moushu ( what does this even mean?)

6.  Bingo ( hello? his brothers name is Ringo. seriously)

7.  Senor Pato ( He only answers to his full name)

8.  Granny Pants ( poor dog)

9. Ying Tsai ( no no… the owners aren’t asian, or the dog… he’s a collie)

10.  Big ( this is a weird name… but also unoriginal, the dog is an Irish Wolfhound,the largest breed in the world)


December 27, 2008

Wow… that’s a new one…

Filed under: Humor — myminizoo @ 1:44 am

Having unusual looking dogs we usually get quite a bit of attention when we go out with them. However, we always get the same questions and comments.

We hear these everyday at least once!

1) What kind of dog is that? ( Roxy)… then invariably they present their opinion of what breed THEY think she is!

2) Wow, they look alike, is the big one the other ones mom( sister, cousin etc)?

3) She (Roxy) really looks like a fox ( wolf, coyote)

4) Wow, look at their eyes, do shelties normally have blue eyes?

5) They’re so well groomed, do you brush them? ( no no they’re just natually fluffy) lol

We’ve joked that we need to get t-shirts printed up with the neccessary information!

I complain but I don’t really mind in the end. It gives me the opportunity to tell people that they are both rescues. People are always amazed that these are dogs people didnt want!

Blue-eyed Beauties

December 13, 2008

Space Concerns

Filed under: Humor — myminizoo @ 2:26 am
It's my bed!

It's my bed!

Seriously Alaska!!!

Seriously Alaska!!!


Ok guys I know we live in a small apartment, but seriously, is is really that bad???

December 9, 2008

All in a Day’s Work

Filed under: Humor — myminizoo @ 9:06 pm

Mike is ever so patient with the cats, as clearly they run the show around here. Just look what happens when he tries to go to work!

This looks like a comfy place to sleep!

This looks like a comfy place to sleep!

What's better that one cat on your briefcase????

What's better that one cat on your briefcase????

Gotta love cats…..

December 1, 2008

Make a Mutt

Filed under: Humor — myminizoo @ 2:55 pm

 Taking a break from studying I found this site that allows you to combine dog breeds with amusing results. Yes, sadly this is what I do with my spare time!  Try it out!


November 21, 2008

AM Routine

Filed under: Humor, Personal — Tags: , , , — myminizoo @ 3:01 am


We had a visitor the other day. They seem to be few and far between, hmmm I wonder why! It just got me thinking how bizarre our lifestyle must seem to an outsider. It’s so pet-centric, that we must appear to be mildly insane. The craziest time of day, hands down, is the morning. It also happens to be the time that I am the most fragile, as I am really not a morning person. It goes something like this.

6:30 am- Sencha starts his morning meowing shtick. If I want to sleep in for another hour or so, I let him meow, but if I am getting up soon it sort of functions as a really annoying alarm clock.

6:45 am -Alaska starts trying to open the door by standing up and jiggling the knob, a trick he recently picked up (yay)

7:00 am- The alarm rings. I hit Mike so he hits snooze.

7:05 am- The dogs, woken up by the alarm come over in an attempt to get us up. They proceed to lick anything that is in reach. Toes, fingers, mouth, whatever.

7:10- When that doesn’t work they start to wrestle with eachother, running around the bedroom tackling eachother.

7:15- Eventually we wake up. One of us usually comments ” The natives are restless, time to get up.”

7:20- As soon as we open the door the cats freak out, meowing and trying to trip me on my way into the kitchen

7:25- YUM, nothing like the smell of fresh chicken liver first thing in the morning, or the slimey feeling of raw chicken pieces

7:30- As the cats devour their breakfasts, we get ready to go outside. I place Roxy in her crate so she doesn’t pee on the floor ( sometimes she just can’t wait) Once in there she whines at an incredibly high pitched frequency until we are ready to go. Hats, mits, boots, coat? Check. poo bags and treats? Check. Two very excited dogs? Check.

7:35- We head out on our usual hour long am walk in the bitter cold. It’s better if you stay moving!

8:35- Everyone is happy, fed and exercised, and we get ready to face the day. I need COFFEE!

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