I am always looking for great pet-friendly hotels. But I also have a philosophy as a travel writer that I don't like to write nasty, negative stories...
Largely conservative by most accounts, Chihuahua City in the twenty-teens has been sampling the flavors of the burgeoning global street art scene thanks two locally organized arts festivals; Ruta in 2013 and Centrópolis in 2014.
The other day Leo Sam, our two-year-old, climbed up on the couch behind me as I read the news on my laptop. When I clicked to a photograph of a Syrian refugee child arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after a sea crossing from mainland Turkey I heard a small voice behind me: "Baby cry."
As far as Juno knows, she's a little person, not a dog. During a visit to grandma in the hospital, I quickly realized that Juno had a way with patients, so the Chihuahua with a big heart began visiting senior centers and hospitals, spreading good will and smiles.
After seeing other breeds hurt by discrimination over many years, I don't want to see this happen again. As I look through our south bay shelters, I see many Chihuahuas and their mixes, and in some areas they have increased in numbers beyond pit-bull-type dogs.
I have dealt with every breed and every temperament out there and I can assure you harboring breed discrimination will get you bitten. We treat humans as individuals so shouldn't we treat animals as individuals, too?
As a guy who is usually in hot water, which I am using as an excuse for all my wrinkles, I recently found myself in the unusual situation of being in hot water because there was no hot water.
Serge Normant loves Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastian and Katie Holmes to name a few, but the woman who truly stole his heart is Emma. Emma is a short haired blonde beauty with two very long ears and who can speak three different languages. Très chic!
Michelson Found Animals in Los Angeles has dedicated Christmas 2014 to honoring the "underdogs" and cats that are often overlooked in the adoption process.
It's like I live in the third world, but it's the Hollywood Hills. My little Jerry, all four pounds of him, were in the mouth of a coyote so big, my son said the beast was six-feet-tall when it stood on its hind legs to jump over our gate.
I don't like to dress for Halloween, but I do love dressing my Chihuahua, Jerry. Clearly, I'm not alone. The National Retail Federation estimates we humans spend $350 million on Halloween pet costumes. You're welcome.
I am a bit of a snob. I like nice hotels with great food and luxurious spas, so does my Chihuahua, Jacob. Finding a hotel that will take us both, isn't always easy. Jacob's actually more down to earth than I am, and not because he's lower to the ground.
What has evolved is an educational program that works with the local community, and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica's Haven & Rescue has a vocational skills training program that operates four days a week in addition to rescuing and finding homes for unwanted dogs.
The lessons animals show us about our own nature is amazing, and the way they communicate without words is brilliant and simple.
Against all odds, the life of a 9lb Chihuahua-mix dog called Anastasia changed dramatically, from living on the streets of LA with a homeless girl, to a Beverly Hills mansion.
In recent times, two breeds of dog have not only become incredibly popular but also appear to be bucking the past trends of falling out of popularity almost as quickly: Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas.