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  1. Bentleythewonderdog

    Maltese

    I have a 3 year old malt and an 18 month old yorkie.
  2. Give us more info.... I know a great little yorkie forum I can give you a link to. PM me if your interested.
  3. I don't understand the post. I have a yorkie, maybe I can help... if I know what you are saying.
  4. I was telling a friend about Rainbow bridge and was going to give her a link when I noticed that there are 2 listed (net and org), which is the original site? The org states that it is but I guess I haven't paid any attention in the past that they are 2 seperate listings.... [url]www.rainbowbridge.com[/url] [url]www.rainbowbridge.org[/url]
  5. Just want to say how much I love my two little pupsters, Bentley (my maltese) and Mia (my yorkie) are so sweet! Mia would melt anyones heart, shes very calm , gentle and rarely barks. Bentley is a little arrogant but sweet, just has his nose a little in the air. Wish you could meet them.
  6. [quote name='Horsefeathers!'][quote name='Bentleythewonderdog'] I just don't want to deal with the possibility that the larger dog may decide to snap at a tasty little morsel.[/quote] Isn't this sort of discriminatory in the same manner that some people are getting peeved at the small dog stereotypes? I mean, it assumes that all big dogs potentially see smaller dogs as "tasty little morsel"s. Mind you, I believe you are entirely right in maintaining control of your own dogs and not assuming that others are as responsible and in avoiding contact with other dogs you are uncomfortable with. It's just food for thought, but not necessarily directed solely at you, if that makes sense. :wink:[/quote] I just want to point out that the 2 small dogs I have now are my first toy breeds. I have had German S. Dogs, Golden Ret., Cockers, and Shelties in the past. I have always walked [b]all[/b] of my dogs to the other side of the street when I see an unfamiliar dog approaching. I'm not willing to risk injury to [b]any[/b] of my dogs. I'm not going to gamble if I don't know how a strange dog will react. I don't think it's odd for someone to love all breeds, doesn't mean I want one but how can you not feel love & compasion for all dogs? I know this thread has really hit a nerve with everyone. Maybe it wasn't was meant to offend but ..... when reading the post it is clear that some people dislike the smaller breeds. That's fine, I don't have a problem with those of you that do dislike them. I'm sure if the post were riddled with derogatory comments about their larger counterparts such as Pit's or Rotts, the people whom love them would come to their defense. Sorry if I hit a nerve.
  7. It's really not a debate but there is obviously some dislike and hostility directed at those small dogs. I assure you that my 2 will never be off a leash, never try and attack the larger dog, I make sure they don't come in contact with them and move to the other side of the street when I see them coming. I just don't want to deal with the possibility that the larger dog may decide to snap at a tasty little morsel.
  8. I guess when I think of kicking a dog I vizualize giving it a good solid kick in the side or it's face with intent on hurting it. If I felt the tiny dog was going to cause extreme injury to myself or others I might give it the boot but like I said, only if it was going to cause major damage and I can't see my boot making contact with 2-7 pound dog. Of course I would defend myself from a dog attack but only if there was no other way to prevent serious injury. I have been bitten in the face by a Boston Terrier, it was sudden and unexpected. I guess I hold out hope that there will be a responsible owner that would control the animal but we know thats not always the case.
  9. I'm not attacking any of you, I'm just pointing out why people take it wrong. I'm not upset about anything, but the written word comes across differently than when someone can see facial expression, tones, etc. The things I quoted are samples of what people may get upset about, just as some of you may get upset when someone makes reference to a Pit, a chow, etc. as something like a man eating, killing machine. I love all dogs, I admire the beauty in each breed, each breed has it's own unique qualities that make every one of them wonderful. As a dog lover I would never be critical of any of them, we all agree it's the owners we have problems with. Guess that's what makes us "dog people". As a dog lover I would find it difficult to kick any of them....it would have to be a major threat for me to harm a dog and I just don't see a 5 pound maltese being a major threat. Just pointing out why some may take offense.
  10. I heard about this on the news the other day, it's horrible! It's not to far from where I live. There are a couple of huge flea markets in this part of Texas such as Canton Trade Days, Grand Prairie Flea Market, and smaller ones such as McKinney, Bowie, etc that sell dogs and mills are where they get their stock, that and some backyard breeders. Anyway Grand Prairie and Canton are gigantic and sell lots of pups. Tons of people buy from them, the stores at these markets that sell these pups are filthy and reek, makes me sick at my stomache to go inside one! People don't realize that these pups come from mills. Lot's of adds in major papers such as Dallas and Fort Worth are people selling dogs from these places but they advertise as being the breeder themselves, when you get out to the house they don't have the parents for you to see. This is why I don't trust newspaper adds. Maybe it's just my area...... I just don't trust the adds here in Texas. I have heard, seen, known of too many bad outcomes from where I live to risk it. They get them from local mills and bring them in from Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and MO. This has influenced my preference in dealing only with people whom have great references, are active in breed specific clubs, rescue, etc. I want someone whom is very dedicated. I guess I'm not a very trusting person. This part of the Canton Flea market is widely known for selling dogs, I think they call it "dog alley" or "puppy row"....something like that. -----
  11. “[b]A little Doggie Rant (no offense to small dog owners[/b])” “A quick and sharp tap on that [b]smartass little nose [/b]put him in his place.” “cute' at all about [b]little unleashed, untrained monsters [/b]pestering big dogs” “[b]little terrorists [/b]come up to our big dogs if a [b]small terrorist [/b]comes up to my dog snarling and yapping” “Much as I love all dogs I will deliver sharp and well placed kick to any [b]little untrained monster [/b]who tries to attack my dog” “[b]little evil, dumb dustmop thing of a dog[/b]” From the NEWS ALERT forum “Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:06 pm Post subject: Pitbull attack on Shitsu Don't you just LOVE the little tidbits they add into stories to make pit bulls seem like they are HORRIBLE beasts? And the report even spelled shih tzu wrong! And it's pit bull NOT pitbull... Pitbulls Tear Shitsu To Pieces I HATE those bias remarks. Lucky to be alive my a**. If the pit bulls would have WANTED to attack her they WOULD have. But guess what...they were going after THE DOG NOT THE WOMAN! I would LOVE to have a word with these so-called police officers. GRRRRRR! “ I think the reason people are getting defensive about this thread is because some of the comments come across as being negative about small dogs. Even the title starts off as being negative. Even if that wasn't the original intent, thats how it sounds. I realize that many members on this forum have the larger breeds and that everyone has a preference to the type dog or breed that appeals to each indivdual but we all as dog lovers need to remember that it's irresponsible owners that always contributes to negative reputation of any breed. I was reading the thread under News Alert and the post about the Pit attacking and killing the Shih Tzu even came across negative about small dogs. The poster was more upset about those "biased remarks" than the fact that a dog was killed. I have always had dogs in my life, mostly big dogs. Now that I'm older & for the first time own a Toy breed. They are easier for me to take care of, walk, groom, carry, etc. They fit into my lifestyle and health abilities more. I love them dearly and would NEVER let them out the front door off leash just as I would have never allowed any dog off leash. I have a vacation home out in the country and the only dogs roaming free and off leash are the Pits that live near. They do run at adults, children and people walking their dogs on leash. It's so bad that nobody can walk there dogs (big or small)or children. People have asked the owners to please do something with their dogs,(they do not have a fenced yard) and their response is that "they would never bite anyone". Any dog has the potential to bite and if the Pit were to bite someone I will guarantee that it is going to do more damage than the bite of a 5 pound dog. No dog large or small is cute when it's untrained, unruly and unsupervised. It's the irresponsible pet owner whom leaves a bad taste in our mouth for any breed.
  12. I guess when you watch a loved one die from cancer you tend to be paranoid about everything. Human nature to wonder why? Anyway, I don't worry about artifical sweetner causing cancer in me, it's caused abdominal pain and inflamation of my intestines. After unexplained medical problems and finally seeing a connection when I would drink diet sodas I learned to stay away. Maybe I'm allergic to it. Also new studies have linked it to contributing to obesity.
  13. "Moderation is the key, for everything" True! But I do have reactions to artifical sweetner so I stay away from it. I know it's not the only problem with Gulf War Vets but it has been "linked" to problems with them and many other people. The Doctor and nutritionist pretty much said to "not eat anything that hasn't been around for at least 100 years" or "if something wont grow on it, don't eat it" :D they really want everything natural as you said. It is a healthy way to eat but pretty hard to do. :D I guess it's BARF for humans! :lol:
  14. Aspartamine- is terrible for you! It's been linked to post war illness in Gulf War vets. It has all sorts of info out about the dangers of it. I'm seeing a nutritionist and they compared to arsenic or wood alchohol. It can cause major health problems.
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