Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Happy New Year Everyone!
Wishing you a fun-filled, healthy, happy New Year with many good things to come your way.

January 1, 2016 is my 9th birthday
My Momma had this chocolate brown bling collar
and leash set custom made for me from Sophisticated Pup as my birthday present.  She even found these cool shades for me to wear then bribed me with lots of treats to take the photos below (always happy to work for food!).  Notice how I began to get a bit lazy at the end and had to lay down. 
A senior Chihuahua needs to get his rest, you know. 

This is my cool 'demure' look.  Just imagine me in a tweed suit!

... the future is so bright, I gotta wear shades!

I wear my sunglasses at night...
Like my bling collar set or Chihuahua print?  Get them and any other goodies at the Sophisticated Pup website -- just use my coupon code PIRANHA to get 10% off. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

¡Felíz Navidad!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hello Gorgeous!

Sending a very special woof  "hello" to my new friend Molly whom I met during my therapy dog visit at Silver Cross Hospital last Saturday.  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015



This Chi-Lion was spotted in the Chicago area.   

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ahoy - Pirate Piranha Plots Ploy!

Come here...(waving hook)


I knew I could hook you in - Arrr!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Your Dog Is Going Off By Itself - Should You Worry?

Anytime you see your dog exhibiting behavior that is outside their normal activity you should be concerned.  Quite a while back we posted that I had become sick and was going off to be by myself in another room of the house - this was the clue to my Momma that I wasn't feeling well.  Normally, I follow Momma around and even get upset and paw at a door and cry if I am not let into a room she is in.  I insist to be in her presence and will not let up until I am with her. 

We recently went to local Mexican restaurant and the waitress began to share stories about her wonderful little maltese.  She asked my Momma if she was going to give me some of her leftover steak, and Momma said no.  Reason being she said is because there are all sorts of seasonings on it and that is the meat's fat.  The woman laughed and she said that she gives the fat off meat to her dog all the time.  And then the conversation began about pancreatitis and how fatty food can cause this, especially meat fat.  She also said her dog once ate a lot of chocolate and nothing happened.  After talking further she admitted that yes, her dog had gotten sick off some of these foods, but she thought it was just a one time thing and her dog would be Ok.  She did notice her dog going off by itself or becoming listless.  We explained about foods that could be toxic to dogs listed by WebMD and ASPCA and why they are bad for a dog, especially a 5lb dog like a maltese.  She certainly was lucky her dog had not become any sicker than it had when she took it to the vet.  We're not talking about commercial dog foods or what to feed one's dog, we're talking about items that are especially toxic to dogs that people may not know are.  

To all - I say, don't just assume your dog can eat something because they 'like' it.  Always check up on it.   I'd like to start a movement with all shelters that they provide anyone who adopts a pet a 'do not feed' list with the top ten foods not to feed (and why) and along with that, things to watch out for (antifreeze, unsupervised rawhide chewing, salt on snow, etc.). I often wonder why these places do not give out a simple list.  I have met so many people that feed their dogs avocadoes or grapes or fat pieces off meats.  If people only knew how dangerous they can be, especially more so if a dog is small, they may avoid it and take action and let family and friends know too. 

Here is a list with some details I posted in our socialization group.  You are welcome to Take it. Print it. Share it.

No, I am not hiding because I am sick, I am just trying to take a nap. ZZzzzz

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WW: Who Says Chihuahuas Don't Like Baseball?

Piranha Banana and friends from South Suburban Chihuahua attended the Chicago White Sox's Dog Day baseball game on Sept. 16th.

Yep.  I am clearly watching the game (or someone eating a hot dog) - WOOF!
With one of my  friends from the chihuahua group - Belle. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Crazed Monkey Attacks Piranha

Just sitting here minding my own business modeling my brand new Andy Bow Tie Collar and Leash set from Sophisticated Pup.  When I was suddenly attacked by a crazed Monkey.  

Monkey: Hey, What are you doing?   Me: What does it look like I am doing? 
Monkey: Looks like you're doing girly modeling stuff again - HA HA!   Me:Oh yeah? What of it?
Monkey:  You look like a girl, You look like a girll! (singsong-y)    Me: LA LA LA LA LA (not listening)
Monkey:  I'm just kidding, let's play!   Me:  No! not listening - you're mean, la, la, la, la la... 
Monkey: Ah come on!   Me;  LA, LA, LA, LA, LA 
Monkey: Com'on big brother from another mother, let's play! Puhhhleeeze?       Me: Ok - but no more name calling, OK?
Monkey: Promise! Now, Let's Play!

Monkey:  You still look like a girl, even without the harness- BOL!
Me: Watch out!  I might be able to wrap this leash around you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WW: Piranha Gets Ambushed By Monkey

I was resting comfortably all by myself when... 
 (note the smug look on Monkey's little face)


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