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When is a Big Dog a Small Dog?

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Tonight at a neighborhood Labor Day party, I told one of our neighbors about our sponsorship by Cesar Canine Cuisine at the upcoming BlogPaws conference as part of their “Love Them Back” campaign. Our neighbor (who sees me walking our big dogs twice a day) seemed a little surprised. “Isn’t that food for small dogs?” she asked.

And it is.

But, to me, our two dogs–who (combined) outweigh me and whose strength surpasses mine many times over–are small dogs and always will be. It’s not unusual to hear a small dog described as a “big dog in a small body”…but, in many ways, I think of big dogs as small dogs in big bodies!

Our girl Irie, a lab/coonhound/GSP mix, is a statuesque 75 pounds–but take a seat on the floor or on the porch and she’s an instant lap dog.


And, like a small dog, she’s game for an afternoon of dress-up:


or an elegant photo session:


And Tiki, our doberman/poodle/bulldog/Sheltie mix, is the first one to give a kiss for every special occasion (and every occasion is a special occasion for Tiki!)


And provides so many sweeter than sweet moments around our house:


Both Irie and Tiki are big bodied girls, there’s no doubt about it. But they’re also my little sweeties!


Wednesday 8th of September 2010

I love ur writing style : "and every occasion is a special occasion for Tiki!"


Wednesday 8th of September 2010

Oh Paris! Its always a great pleasure to see Irie's & Tiki's pictures! Ruby is a lap dog too. But now she has reduced the frequency of sitting on our lap, a little! Benji can continuously lick face.... :) Irie's with a head band & the picture with a chain are super! reminds me of Ruby!

Yvonne DiVita

Tuesday 7th of September 2010

This is so precious, and so true. Our Carmie wanted to be a lap dog. And, Tom's daughter's Golden definitely considers herself a lap dog. .-= Yvonne DiVita´s last blog ..Fires in Denver - Shelters Accepting Pets =-.