What Charmin Bears Love: Food|Dogs|Sephora

Our foodie instincts take over when we're out and about.

New Toy

Our new iMac recently arrived and my little chihuahua was so infatuated by it.  When my boyfriend was opening the box, she sat on the floor near the computer the entire time.  That’s rare for her considering she only sits on laps, couches, beds and soft blankets.  Never for the love of Buddha would you find her chilling on the floor.

After we finished setting up the iMac, we placed her on the chair at the computer’s temporary spot.

FM: I would like to FT Mochi

FM: I would like to FaceTime Mochi!

We decided we had enough laughs and put her on the floor, while my boyfriend continued on his merry fun time with the new toy.  FM was relentless though.  She wanted back on.  She continued to sit by the chair and stare upwards at that 27 inch screen.

FM: You're in my seat, human.

FM: You're in my seat, punk.

What a funny little dog I have.  I guess Apple products can attract creatures beyond humans.

– CBT

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Teddy Bear

Sometimes Teddy’s tongue gets stuck

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

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Bad Hair Days

Summer’s finally here at last.  The arrival of warm weather also means it’s time for a hair cut for Ted.  I tried booking an appointment at some snooty groomers on Newbury Street but everything was all booked up.  I decided that it was okay to trust a local pet store near my house.   I brought Ted to the store on a Saturday afternoon.  I was greeted kindly and promptly.

Groomer: So you want him shaved?
Me: Yes, please.
Groomer: How short?
Me: Pretty short.
Groomer: Okay, he should be ready in about an hour.  We’ll call you when Teddy’s all set.

One hour later, I got my call.  I took FM with me to go pick Ted up.  When I got there, I didn’t see him.  Out comes the groomer with this funny looking dog.

Ted the Bobble Head

Ted the Bobble Head

Ted the Bobble Head

Ted the Bobble Head

Ted the Bobble Head

Ted the Bobble Head

As much as I love my dog, I couldn’t stop laughing at him.  I told the groomer, “that’s my boyfriend’s worst nightmare.”  The groomer left him with a disproportionate head, a fluffy round tail and a completely shaved body.  Brandon is not going to walk him.  Heck!  Even I was a little embarrassed walking him the next two days.  Every time he turned around and looked at me with that giant head, I burst out with laughter.  The groomer offered to fix it if my boyfriend decided he didn’t like it.  Actually, I didn’t like it either.  I was just too busy laughing to be mad.  Ever since he got the haircut, things have changed.  Ted’s usually quite unpopular with other dogs.  He’s like the annoying little brother that no one wants to play with.  But after the haircut, even my friend’s antisocial dog started following him around and wouldn’t stop bothering him.  Unfortunately for Ted, he only got the attention of male dogs.

Well, I took him back today after two days of Bobble Head Ted.  I asked them to shorten the “mane.”  Here is his new look!

New Ted

New Ted

New Ted

New Ted

So much better!  He looks like a boy again.  I’m quite happy.  He’s a Pomeranian disguised as a Shiba Inu :)  I hope Ted will be able to fend off the male advances now and maybe pick up a few ladies while he’s at it!

– Charmin Bear T

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New Furniture

FM found a new comfortable bed when my BF came to visit from SF.

FM & Brandon

FM & Brandon

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Camouflage

FM

FM looking over the bed

FM: What’s he [Teddy] doing over there?

Ted

Teddy

Teddy: I’m blending in with the floor.  You can still see me?!

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Boys Will Be Boys

Charmin Bear J & her doggies paid Boston a visit last week.  I met Milo for the first time  and I have to say, he is one special dog.  He’s ridiculously cute!  I love that Milo doesn’t bark much.  He has a very friendly disposition.  He’s very playful and likes to chase the others around.  His personality is very much like Ted’s actually.  Too much so.  Did I ever tell you guys Ted’s full name is Teddy “The Destroyer” Le?  When Milo & Ted met and tag-teamed over the weekend, this was the aftermath.

TP Tornado

Living Room

TP Tornado

The Leader of Operation TP - Milo

You think that’s bad?  It’s not all.  Those two got hold of Charmin Bear J’s bag, which was home to doggy treats and toothpaste.

Dog Treats

Dog Treats

It looked like rats, two giant rats named Milo & Ted to be exact, chewed through the bag to get to the super smelly treats.  We knew it wasn’t Mochi or FM because the treats have a serious stench.  The boys still had it emanating from their mouths, while the girls smelled like angels and babies.

Chicken Flavored Toothpaste

Chicken Flavored Toothpaste

The two destroyers bit a giant hole in the the chicken flavored toothpaste.  Milo is still a puppy, but I have no excuse for Ted.  I bet those two bonded very well that day  though :T

– Charmin Bear T

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Do You Own Your Dog or Does Your Dog Own You?

My Owner, FM

My Owner: FM

Lately I’ve been asking myself this question a lot, “Do I own my dog or does my dog own me?”  The problem isn’t with Teddy.  It is my super snotty 5 lb chihuahua, FM, who thinks she is a human.  She does what she wants, when she wants, how she wants.  She has no regard for human authority.  She’s got me pretty well trained to her needs and desires.  She basically has me wrapped around her little paw.

Why do I say this?

When I sleep, I notice I get less and less of the pillow as the night progresses.  The next morning rolls around, I find myself at the corner of my bed up against the wall while this 5 lb chihuahua, along with her 15 lb pomeranian buddy, hogs up 2/3s of the bed and takes my pillow.

This dog also happens to love belly rubs, so she will roll over on her back, stare at me to signal she wants one.  When I don’t rub her tummy immediately, she continues staring, then starts kicking my arm with her hind legs to give me a little shove.  Sometimes I get a kick too when I’m not getting the right spot on her belly!  After being together for almost 5 years, she has successfully trained me in this department.  I find myself rubbing her tummy without noticing every now and then.

When she is angry with me, she will either throw a temper tantrum or she will turn her back to me and give me the silent treatment.  Ugh, females!  When other people are around, she’ll go to their laps and ignore me.  But when she wants to see me, nothing can stop her, not even a prison.  There were times that I’ve found her outside Mochi’s dog pen and I have absolutely no clue how she got out.  I currently have an adjustable fence that I use to separate the living/dining room area from the kitchen.  I don’t want them snooping around in the trash or finding scraps on the floor.  One day I was home and had to do some serious cleaning in my room.  I leave them both outside while I try to get stuff done. Out of nowhere I hear scratching at my door.  Lo and Behold!  It was FM.  I asked my roommate if he brought her in, he said no.  I put her back.  She returns within minutes.  Third time around I hid behind a corner to spy on her.  Apparently, my dog knows how to climb.  I managed to catch it on camera.

Teddy, on the other hand, listens to me and is quite obedient.  However, I’m only second in command.  One time I saw that FM was picking on him, so I decided to assist him by pushing her away.  Instead of helping me, he starts attacking me.  After that, I knew where his loyalty lies.

FM seems to be head of the household.  I’m sure a lot of people might see this as a serious problem, but I adore my dog’s assertiveness and spunk.  Stanley Coren’s “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranks chihuahuas #67 of 80 breeds.  This is pretty true since she’s quite disobedient and has a mind of her own.  But I can’t deny that she is one extremely smart and manipulative dog.

Oh and to answer the question in the title of this post, my dog does own me. SIGH.

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