Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Record Snowfall!

The snow is so deep I can't even go out in it. Mom says I would be buried under it all. Fine with me . . . . it's too cold. I like it just where I am - tucked safely inside mom's vest where it is warm. This is my favorite place to sleep these days.
But if you click here you will see all the photos around our house and stores. Lots of snow and look at those icicles. Be sure to look up when you are walking, you would want one of those to fall on you!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Day!

I haven't posted for awhile because we have been so busy. My mom & dad are working very hard (well, me too) and haven't had a minute to post anything.

But today . . . . . . . . it's snowing! Which means we are all stuck at home and I'm loving it. Playing with the cats, taking a nap in my mom's lap and just hanging out.

Since this is the first time I've ever seen snow I didn't really know what to think. At first I barked at it from inside the house. I couldn't figure out what that white stuff was falling from the sky, and covering our car. It is my job to protect that kind of stuff you know.

Well, then we went outside and how fun that was!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I love Big Bird

This is one of my favorite toys. He goes just about everywhere with me and sometimes I'll even use him as a pillow. Mostly, I toss him around and bite him but he doesn't seem to mind.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pinto Pal - Sissy

Meet my new Pinto Pal Sissy!

"My name is Sissy. I am what some might call a "senior citizen". Mommy says I am 15 years old. I look pretty good for my age, don't I? And I don't even work out.

I live in San Diego, CA with my mommy and lots of "brothers and sisters"...dogs, cats, fish, and a rabbit.

Nice to meet you!"

It's nice to meet you too Sissy, thanks for being one of my Pinto Pals.

If you'd like to be a Pinto Pal just send me a photo of yourself in jpeg format and tell me a little about yourself. My email is

Thursday, November 6, 2008

We all knew a big change was coming

With all of the excitement of the big election over now comes the important change.

Which dog will live in the White House? If you watched president-elect Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Tuesday night like my family did, you know they are getting a new puppy.

This is a huge decision and one that I know we will all be on the edge of our seats waiting for the big announcement.

The Today Show on NBC has created a poll, I went over there to vote but HEY - why is there no choice for Chihuahua? I mean why does NBC think the first family wouldn't want an adorable, energetic, smart, cuddly, and all around wonderful Chihuahua? What exactly do they have against Chihuahuas? We are excellent watch dogs and would be great at helping out those secret service agents.

Just take a look:

Hey, I wonder where I can get one of those "sheriff" vests?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yes, I am famous.

I'm the featured Chihuahua over at Famous Chihuahua today!

Monday, October 27, 2008

What a busy weekend!

Wow, my family is always on the go - this weekend we took stuff from the antique store and set it all up with a bunch of other people in a big building. I'm not sure why we took all of the antiques because it seemed like everyone was there to see me. I thought I had a lot of visitors every day in the store - wow! Everyone wanted to pet me and talk to me and give me things. Sometimes I just had to bury my head in the blankets to get a little nap.
One nice lady added to my Chihuahua collection - can you tell which one is me in the picture?
Dad & I had a lot of fun just hanging out when it wasn't busy. It was a fun weekend but I'm happy to be back at the store today and back to my regular routine.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My first Pinto Pals

Thanks Chloe, Phoebe and CoCo for sending in your photos and being my first Pinto Pals!
You can read about them over there on the right side and see their beautiful photos.
Won't you send in your photo and be one of my Pinto Pals too?
Send it in a jpeg format to me at Be sure to include a little about yourself and where you live. I look forward to seeing your photos.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fact: Chihuahuas are Smart

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I'm just 4 months old and I can sit, stand and dance.

My dad has these great little treats that he is so excited to give me and he claps his hands and gets all silly. I'm glad I can make him so happy. But . . . . those treats taste just like the food that is in the kitchen floor . . . . . . . I'm suspicious that he's getting my dog treats from that bowl. I'll have to pay closer attention to him.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My new BFF

Herbie is my new BFF. He and I play and wrestle and chase each other around the house. He thinks he's rough and tough but really he's not. I run so fast that he can't catch up with me. I run back around and bite his tail. Sometimes he reaches out and grabs me and holds me down on the ground. He tries to clean me but I keep telling him I've already showered today.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Outing

Yesterday afternoon my mom and dad took me out in the county to grandma & grandpa's house. I spent a little time playing out in the yard. Mom forgot my leash. She said she was "improvising" when she tied a rope on my shirt. I didn't really like it and was just about to chew through it when she stopped me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Welcome to Chihuahua Quarterly

Hi, my name is Pinto Bean. With all of the celebrity talk of Chihuahuas lately, it became obvious I needed a place to talk about myself, share some photos, and let humans know what we really are about.

So to start off, here's a little bit about me:

I was born June 25, 2008 in Sisters, Oregon and I have one brother. I don't remember too much about that though. I now live in Hillsboro, Oregon with my human parents and our cats. I'm having to teach all of the cats who's in charge because they've just been allowed to run amuck. This picture of me is when I was first adopted. I was about 8 weeks old here. I've grown some since then.

I'm just 4 months old and right now love to play and sleep. I spend my days at the antique store where my human parents sell old stuff to people. I get lots of visitors and people always want to have their picture taken with me (celebrity status). I'm going to have my dad start taking pictures too so I can post them here. Sometimes visitors will bring me treats or other presents. They are always welcome. I have so many visitors in fact, that when I'm sleeping my dad has to turn people away. Sometimes though, if it someone I really like, I'll wake up when I hear their voice.

If you are a Chihuahua and would like to have your picture in my Pinto Pals album send it to me in a jpeg format at

I'll post it here. Be sure to include your name and where you live. I'd like to have pals from all over the world.

I plan to share some of adventures here. My human parents are really busy and we are on the go a lot. I will also share some of my fashion finds with you. Right now, my human mom is knitting me a sweater because I get really cold.