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.
With no shoulder blades, BeeBee can't put any weight on her front legs or straighten them. Yet, BeeBee refuses to let her handicap stop her from living life to the fullest.
With a resume whose films run the gamut from Wild Hogs, Beauty Shop and Beverly Hills Chihuahua to Traitor and The Fighter, Todd Lieberman would eithe...
"Yes, I am in fact a Chihuahua. And that, Mr. Woodward, is why I'm spreadeagled on the roof of an SUV. Let me connect the dots for you."
This is not just a story of the resiliency of children and adults in distressed communities. It is a moment that demonstrates how important it is for educators -- and students and families -- to communicate and collaborate with each other to promote learning.
Flushing-based Second Chance Rescue finds foster parents for pets who are sentenced to Animal Care & Control shelters in Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
"Hey, Dog Walker!" The shout-out bounds across the street like a puppy fetching a stick. Erin O'Meara, leash and iPod in hand, waves.
In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.