Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year


Break out the bubbly, some dog treats and lick everybody around you cause it's 2009

Wishing every dog and their humans a very Happy New Year!


Gizmo's New Years Resolutions

1. Get to go in all the places that have No Dogs Allowed signs
2. Get on T.V
3. Get to make new friends
4. Get to play with my toys all day long
5. Get to be with my Mummy always

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Xmas Present Video

This is the very short video mum took when I first got to open my presents from Santa Paws.
The bag of stuffies contained a blue frog, a blue bone, a blue rope toy and the one I'm playing with in the video is a blue dummy (pacifier for those of you in the USA)
They all squeak.


video

Monday, December 29, 2008

Lollipop - By Gizmo

Either this lollipop mummy got off Santa was made for a Giant or I'm shrinking!

Which one do you think it is?

Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa Paws Came

And look what he bought me.

A bag full of stuffies in just my size and...

A brand new chicken to replace the one that I broke.

Thank you so much Santa Paws, I love them all.





I'll be by all your blogs soon to see what you all got off Santa Paws.

Merry Christmas Every Dawg

Hugz & Lickz
Gizmo

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A rescue dog's christmas poem

Author Unknown
Attributed to the Tuscan Humane Society
(Warning you may need tissues)

'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
Every shelter is full - we are lost but not found.
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
We hope every minute that someone will care.
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!

But now we sit here and think of the days,
We were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew -
Now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
They reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children:, "don't come when they call",
We "bark when they leave us", climb over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
Now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew...
We'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse -let to roam-
Now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."

So now here we are, all confused and alone...
In a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat.
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...
We know that they wonder how long we'll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
Of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears --
Our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn --
Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year --
Can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
And help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
And more of us will, if more people will give.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I've got bling - By Gizmo

I got 2 new collars from Petitude, in my mums favorite colors and get this, they put my name on them in bling letters for free!


I am very happy with them because not only do I look fantastic but when I'm out and about people know my name just by looking at me. How's that for celebrity stardom!
They're also really handy if I become lost too because then the humans, who find me, can call me by my actual name and not a made up one like my mum had to do when she first found me.


Don't I look spiffy and sparkly in my new bling?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

100th Post

Well we made it finally to our 100th Post. Woohoo
We look forward to writing the next 100.
Thankyou to everyone who reads and comments on our blog. We love you all

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Photo - By Gizmo

Do I look like I'm singing or roaring? I need to know so I can work on my acting skills as you never know when a Hollywood producer might be around.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tagged

I was tagged by Rambo to say something nice about the last 10 people/dogs to leave a comment on my blog. So here goes.

Starting with the very last person to leave a comment and working my way back we have...

1. Jackson & Patrick - They are new Chihuahua friends of mine who love to pose for the camera. They are really good at it too. Patrick recently ate the pinecones off their Christmas tree and got sick though. Silly boy.

2. Lorenza - Was one of the very first doggies to come to my blog and therefore is one of my oldest and dearest friends. She loves wearing clothes just like I do and has loads of spunk. I could fall in love with her. Too bad she lives such a long way away.

3. Noah - A fellow Aussie friend. Noah and his sisters Tess, Willow & Lucy are one of the biggest friends that I have. They are very happy dogs probably because they have such nice masters who spoil them.

4. Mango - My beautiful white Buddy who has been my friend for as long as I've been blogging. I sometimes call him my white Angel because he looks out for me even from the other side of the world. Mango, you're the best buddy a dog could have!

5. Tony - I found him through Rusty's blog when he was going around the world as Flat Tony. He is a top bloke who is a fellow Tasmanian like my mum so that makes him great. I hope I get to meet his dog Dixie one day. She looks like she could be fun to play chicken with.

6. Rambo - A Chihuahua like myself. He was once lost and then found, also like myself so that makes us kind of like brothers. Rambo was one of my very first friends on blogger also and that is why I think of him as a brother.

7. Huskee & Hershey - Huskee is a very cute, lovable and sweet dog. Hershey can be a bit naughty at times chewing on the furniture but he is still young and hopefully will grow out of it before destroying the whole house.

8. Rusty - The best squirrel chaser there is. If I ever see a squirrel I know just who to call. Rusty is so special to me. He sent me some yummy treats that got quarantined so I was not able to have them but it's the thought that counts. I think you're the best Rusty!

9. Tuffy - Our very own candidate for Presidency 2012 "Go Tuffy!"Tuffy is a fairly new friend of mine. She is also a Chihuahua like myself and I think she's just tops.

10. Pedro - I think of Pedro as a brother also. He was one of my very first friends on here and he looks so much like me that we could be twins.
He has a very loving family and is spoiled as well.
I love my twin Pedro!

If your name was mentioned then that means you're tagged as well unless of course you've already done it.

Till next time
Hugz & Lickz
Gizmo

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I am special - By Gizmo

I did not receive the special treat that I won on Rusty's blogoversary because our quarantine laws here wouldn't allow me to have it.

On a plus note though I will eat a whole lot better now knowing that the Australian Government thinks that I am so special that they quarantine all of my food and test it first so I won't get sick.

The Government sent me a very nice letter, it was addressed to me and everything. And even though I got scared at first thinking that they were writing to deport me, I now know that the Australian Government knows who I am and thinks that I am a very special pup indeed.

Thankyou to Rusty and his mum for the thought and the nice picture you sent along with it. They did allow me to have that so thanks. I woof you a Merry Christmas too.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Toy Run - By Gizmo

Look mummy got an early Christmas present from daddy and it's a chihuahua on a motorbike.



I'm sooo jealous because I've always wanted to ride on one of those.

I saw thousands of bike riders last weekend because it was their annual Christmas Toy Run.
Every year bikers from around the State get together and ride from Launceston to Hobart collecting toys to bring down and give to kids in need.
Good on ya guys and girls, you rock!

I so wanted to go over and ask one of them if I could have a go on their bike but there was so many and it was so noisy I was too scared.
Oh well maybe next year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meet Toy Rolly

The spare tyre



He said on his tag to replace when worn so I don't know how long he will last before being taken away from me.
I didn't really like him at first because he is a bit heavy but mum squeaks him and then rolls him along the floor and I have to knock him off course and then bring him back to her to do it all over again so now he's one of my favourites.

Watch me playing this fun, new game on the video below

video

Gizmo's rating:
Enjoyment - 3/5
Safety - 2/5 (because it's a bit heavy & hurts me when it's rolling too fast)
Overall - 3/5

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Meet Toy Spike

The Echidna or Porcupine, not really sure.



Spike is also a "chew it" toy and so I'm trying to eat his spikes off, one at a time.
Oh and he squeaks too and I love the way his spikes feel in my mouth.

Gizmo's Rating
Enjoyment - 4/5
Safety - 3/5
Overall - 4/5

Friday, December 5, 2008

Meet Toy Buzz

The Bumble Bee

I got new toys after I had my other ones thrown out for destroying them.
I'm going to introduce them all to you one by one.
First up is Buzz the bumble bee.




He said on his Tag "Chew it, Chew the right thing" so we think that means it's ok if I chew it to death.
I'm trying to bite his little wings off first (if mum would let me anyway)
Oh and he squeaks too. Isn't he cute?

Gizmo's Rating
Enjoyment - 4/5
Safety - 3/5
Overall - 4/5

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our 6mth Anniversary

Today is the day, 6 months ago, when Gizmo and I found each other. And boy has that time flown by.
He has bought me so much joy and happiness. It feels as though we've always been together.


For smallest breed
Of dog we know,
The Chihuahua takes the prize-
With a heart
That's warm and loving,
Far beyond its tiny size.

A dog that loves to cuddle-
A charmer from the start.
A Chihuahua
Came into my life
And stole away my heart.




Today is also Prince cat's 5th birthday.
Well actually we don't really know his birthday but today is the day 3 years ago that we rescued him from the Hobart Cat Home so it's celebrations all around.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

'Tis The Season

Fa La La La Laa


Mummy put the Christmas tree up over the weekend.
I helped of course mostly chasing the baubles and decorations thinking that they were my new toys.
I love this time of year. It is my very first Christmas with my new mum and I can't wait for Santa Paws to come.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My 9 names

(this is fun!)


1. YOUR REAL NAME: Gizmo


2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: Gizizzle (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.)


3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: Red Dog (favorite color and favorite animal)


4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: Gizmo Mayfield (your name and street you live on/or neighborhood if it's a number)


5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: ShoGi (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2
letters of your first name)


6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: Blue water (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink)


7. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: Lee Allan or Allan Lee (parents middle names)


8. YOUR GOTH NAME: Black Sweep (black, and the name of one of your pets)


9. YOUR HOOD NAME: Giziqua (first 3 letters of your first name and add -iqua)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Boaz

Boaz is 16 years old today and can you guess what his present was?
Yep food, food and more food.


Boaz got apples, carrots and a big salt block for his birthday.


Boaz's Life Story

Boaz was born in New Zealand on Nov 26th 1992
His mothers name was Joanna Bell also from New Zealand and his Father name was OK Bye from U.S.A.

Boaz's first 8yrs of his life was spent racing under the name of "Hydro Scooter". He won 19 races, 21 seconds, and 23 thirds. Approximately $59,000 prize money in those 8yrs of racing.

Boaz's last race was on the 19th Febuary 2000 and then he came to Australia on April 19th 2000.

He was sold and become a pleasure/trail riding horse after that.

My mum bought Boaz from a trail riding place in Leslie Vale on March 3rd 2007 (Yes the very day I was born. How's that for coincidence!)

Boaz's life now is spent lazing around, eating, playing in the mud, more eating and getting spoiled rotten.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I have no toys

By Gizmo

Aaarggh, it's not fair. My chew toys were taken off me over the weekend and put in the rubbish bin.

First to go was my purple bone that I had started to de-stuff.

Second was my chicken, I nearly ate his beak off and mum was afraid I'd swallow it.


And lastly my green boomerang that I decided to chew a hole in just today.


All of them gone for good. Why Why Why!
Looks like I will have to go back to playing with my food even though it's wrong.




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By Katie

Why do they make dog toys that say you have to remove them if dogs start to eat them. Hello they're dogs, that's what they do.
How stupid is that!

Does anyone know of any toys that are safe if dogs start to eat them? I can't seem to find any.
And has anyone tried those latex type toys that are supposed to be bite proof?

I give Gizmo those rawhide treats to chew on but instead of chewing on them, he plays with them and his toys he's supposed to play with, he eats!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Huge Flower - By Gizmo

Oh My Dog, look what's come out in my backyard.

A humongous flower that's bigger than me.


It looks and smells so pretty. I wish it could stay that way forever.
Do you all like my flower?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dog Whisperer - By Gizmo


My mum's been watching the Dog Whisperer on T.V lately and now she's starting to learn some things that she's trying on me.

On today's episode there was a miniature pinscher who had an obsession with his ball. Yes that's right, he had the same problem as me.
The dog whisperer told the Pinschers owners that this was not a healthy obsession to have and that they had to break him of it so now my mum is doing the exact same thing to me and Sweep.

On a plus side, my ball is no longer kept up high, out of my reach. Instead my mum owns the ball on the ground now and I must lay down and be calm before she will throw it.
Once she throws it, I must wait calmly and patiently until she tells me that I'm allowed to go and get it.
If I get over excited or I don't obey then my mum gives me the claw grab with her hand till I calm down.

Sigh This training stuff is really hard.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dogs Day Out In Hobart

I had a very busy, fun-filled day today.
I went to something called Dogs Day Out or Pets on the Domain.
It's an annual event hosted by the Hobart Dog Walking Association and Hobart City Council.
This was my very first time there and I had loads of fun.

I got to see and play with all different types of dogs.

This Is Wellington

























Hey look it's a dog like Lorenza












I also entered a fancy dress competition to which I got 2nd place in the Category "Man about Town."
Not bad seeing how I was dressed 'casual' because I didn't know it was a black tie competition and most other competitors were wearing tuxedos.



After all it was a good day and I was very well behaved.
My mummy was a bit concerned how I'd be around all the other dogs but she need not of worried. I got on with everybody like a house on fire.

I am exhausted now and am going to have a very long nap.


I'll be by later to check see how everybody's weekend was spent.