Bichon Frise Soldier Handpainted Christmas Tree Ornament

This Christmas tree ornament is my favorite! I found it on Amazon.com in December. It was only $9.50, so I got it. The detail and design did not disappoint me. It's a really beautiful ornament that I plan to use for years to come.
I actually ordered many of the other Bichon ornaments on Amazon and was happy with all my purchases.
Here's more info on it:
  • Charming ornament is perfect for any dog-lover's Christmas tree
  • Hanging cord and gift box included
  • Handpainted resin
  • Approximately 5 inches tall
  • http://www.amazon.com/Bichon-Soldier-Handpainted-Christmas-Ornament/dp/B002V47A4M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1297448525&sr=8-3

Welcome Dixie!

I'd like to introduce little Miss. Dixie! She was born Sept. 9, 2010 and is now 5 months old. Yes, she does look a lot like Baby, and sometimes I wonder if Dixie is Baby reincarnated. It's amazing how similar their personalities are at times. But Dixie's legs are much shorter than Baby's were, and her paws are larger. She also has a larger nose and her ears hang differently.
Dixie is a joy! This picture captures her personality the best. She's inquisitive (in other words...she chews everything), sweet and eager to learn. Half the time she looks at me with a puzzled look and I have to constantly remind myself that everything is new to her. She has no idea what I'm saying but in time she will be on a schedule and be well trained for her and my benefit.
After having Baby for 16 years, it's hard to train a new puppy. I've forgotten everything. Baby was such an angel and could read me like a book. I'm still building my communication abilities with Dixie, but she's doing better with each passing week.
She knows how to sit and that's a big accomplishment with a puppy! I'll post more photos of her as the months pass.

Fashion Accessories for our Bichons


25 fabulous projects of must-have items to make for your furry best friend-from coats sweaters and hats to blankets beds and toys. Whether a country canine or an urban pooch your dog will be the chicest hound in town!

You can find this cute little book at Amazon: http://tiny.cc/petprojects

Bichon FurKids Rescue


Bichon FurKids Rescue is a charitable nonprofit organization that rescues Bichons, Bichon mixes and other small dogs who can no longer live with their original guardian or guardians. They believe each doggy's life is meaningful and that all 'Fur Kids' deserve to live out their lives as loving companions in forever homes. Check out their website if you're interested in fostering or adopting a sweet little Bichon. You can also email them at info@bichonfurkids.org

Baby Climbs Mammoth Mountain


She was a little tuckered out after her long hike and Brian gave her a ride!
























































Growling over Food

Many people think that dogs are entitled to be protective of their food and that growling is a natural response. However, a dog growling at a person over food can escalate into much larger issues, especially if growling is just one of many other behavioral problems. Place several small bowls of food next to each other. As your dog goes to eat one of the bowls, move one of the other bowls to the other side, but still within the dog’s reach. Keep up this repetition until the dog realizes that a human hand is no threat to his food.

~ from A Guide To Understanding Dog Behavior by Marissa Brassfield