Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Photobomb Kittens

Photobomb: (verb)- to drop in a photo hop in a picture right before it is taken. 

This little guy was just trying to get his picture taken for our adoption site, 
but his littermates kept stealing the shot.

She's Supposed To Look Like That....

What does Rapunzel look like? 

Her head sort of looks like an avocado. They're both a bit wrinkly and almost black. Hopefully whatever avocados you're eating don't have hair on them. Even soft, fine, silky hair like Rapunzel's hair as that'd be gross. Though her head looks like an avocado, her personality is more akin to peach. Soft, a little fuzzy but very, very sweet. 

From A Different Angle?

 At times she sort of looks like a Gremlin. She has the little mohawk and the bat ears. Unlike gremlins she's not afraid of water or sunlight. In fact she loves to go for walks, day or night, and with her coat bathing and grooming would be a snap. Think of her more as Gizmo - she loves laps, looks adorable dressed in clothes and really wants to spend time with you.

What About At Play?

Mostly she looks like a Xoloitzcuintli. Try pronouncing that three times fast - or even once. It's better to use the more common name for the breed, the Xolo or Mexican Hairless dog. Rapunzel is likely a mix of Xolo and something else, possibly chihuahua. Xolos are the national dog of Mexico and have a long and storied history. The breed can be traced back over three thousand years and was held sacred by the Mayans, the Aztecs and the Toltecs. Columbus even wrote about them in his journals, describing them as 'strange' and 'hairless'. Shame on you Columbus. We prefer to describe Rapunzel as 'unique', 'loving' and 'having a low maintainence coat'.

Forget Blondes, Balds Have More Fun!

 For more information about Rapunzel or to meet her in person please come down or give us a call today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Two Avas, Icons of Style and Grace

Ava Gardner was an actress during the golden age of cinema. HSSV's Ava is a nine month old chihuahua mix with a golden personality. While the two are very different, they do have some things in common.

Both are born models. While Ava Gardner was always seen in the latest fashions, our Ava looks graceful and athletic in her dog sweaters and thundershirt. Having a short coat she occasionally needs some help staying warm but she proves dog sweaters don't have to be frou-frou.

They both have great smiles. Ava Gardner flashed her pearly whites on the screen but a smile from our Ava doesn't require purchase of a movie ticket. Cookies, pats, a good run in the yard and a nice lap to curl up in will win you a grin.


They both had amazing presence on the red carpet.  Or the red agility tunnel in our Ava's case. Since being with us Ava has been attending some obedience classes and playing on the agility equipment in our yard. While she hasn't begun formal agility training, her energy level and eagerness to please make her an excellent candidate for dog sports.

While they do have much in common, there are some traits they don't share.

Our Ava doesn't smoke. Though she does enjoy chewing on a stick from time to time - she is a puppy. Because she takes such good care of herself she has years of love to give a new family. Her excellent cardiovascular health would also make her a good jogging or hiking partner - this little girl has stamina to spare.

Unlike Ava Gardner, our Ava is not a romantic heroine. That said, she's a great kisser.

If you're interested in an active, fun little dog who is enthusiastic and affectionate, come in today to see about making Ava your leading lady.