Archive for November, 2008

Niqqi Wishes Everyone A Happy Thanksgiving With And Makes A Flower Bouquet Just For You!

November 27, 2008
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Chicago’s City Sticker Goes To The Dogs…And That’s A Good Thing!

November 20, 2008
Hi Everyone!

Chicago, my home town, has launched a city-wide art contest among high school students to design the 2009-2010 City Vehicle Sticker under the theme “Dog Friendly Chicago.”  The elected sticker will be displayed in nearly 1.3 million automobiles! 

Although there were fabulous entries, ten of them were chosen as finalists.  Who will win is up to you.  You can vote for your favorite at the City Clerk’s Official Contest Website!

Here’s a recap:

Brittany Byrne, Resurrection H.S., Grade 12 - Justin Clemons, Gage Park H.S., Grade 11

Brittany Byrne, Resurrection H.S., Grade 12 and Justin Clemons, Gage Park H.S., Grade 11

Kyle Hollings, Lane Tech College Prep H.S., Grade 12 and Denise Ferguson, Corliss H.S., Grade 12

Kyle Hollings, Lane Tech College Prep H.S., Grade 12 and Denise Ferguson, Corliss H.S., Grade 12

Bernell Campbell, Corliss H.S., Grade 11 and David Zamudio, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 12

Bernell Campbell, Corliss H.S., Grade 11 and David Zamudio, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 12

Lookman Muhammed, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 10 and Olyvia Flores, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 11

Lookman Muhammed, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 10 and Olyvia Flores, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Grade 11

Ricardo Silva, John Hancock H.S., Grade 12 and Sewit Geberemanam, St. Scholastica Academy, Grade 11

Ricardo Silva, John Hancock H.S., Grade 12 and Sewit Geberemanam, St. Scholastica Academy, Grade 11

So go ahead and vote!

Fluffy as always,

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This Bichon-Frise Is Ready For Fall!

November 14, 2008

Hi Everyone! 

Fall has definitely arrived at my house and I love it!

Niqqi loves fall

Niqqi Loves Fall

I can’t wait to go out to the back yard or for a walk and hear the sound of crunching leaves with every step I take.  I love the colors, too.  From where I stand, I see an infinite field of gold and orange tones… My dad says the leaves won’t stay on the ground too long.  Soon there will be snow, but then everything will turn green again.  “Go run and enjoy yourself, Niqqi,” he said, “and don’t worry because even though the leaves may be gone soon, they will be back next year.” 

Got to go out and play.  See you later!

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Who Will Be The Next Official White House Dog? An Open Letter To Malia And Sasha Obama

November 9, 2008
Dear Sasha and Malia:

It’s soooo cool that you will soon be welcoming a new member to your family!  I totally agree with you:  dogs are great addition!  It’s going to be a tough decision, I’m sure, because there are so many of us and so many that would love a home…white, pink, blue or whatever!   But I know your white house will be a little more special and your new pooch will probably enjoy some extra benefits–like chef-cooked meals…  Soooo lucky!!!

I don’t know what your options are, but I just did a search under Google and found lots of animal shelters in the Washington D.C. area, like the Washington Humane Society or the Washington Animal Rescue that may have that special “someone” you’ve been wishing for.  I thought I’d tell you–just in case. 

In the meantime, I’ve put together for you a Presidential Dog Gallery so that your new friend can check out his or her former predecessors.

Duke - Jack - Laddie Boy

Duke - Jack - Laddie Boy

King Tut - Rob Roy - Fala

King Tut - Rob Roy - Fala

Feller - Heidi - Shannon, Charlie, Clipper and Pushinka's Pups

Feller - Heidi - Shannon, Charlie, Clipper and Pushinka

Yuki - Blanco - Kim and Freckles

Yuki - Blanco - Kim and Freckles

Vicky, Pasha and King Timahoe - Checkers - Liberty

Vicky, Pasha and King Timahoe - Checkers - Liberty

Grits - Rex - Lucky

Grits - Rex - Lucky

Ranger - Millie - Buddy

Ranger - Millie - Buddy

Miss Beazley - Spotty - Barney

Miss Beazley - Spotty - Barney

Who will it be?

Who will it be?

Good luck girls, and have fun selecting the perfect candidate!

Always fluffy,

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P.S. Just in chase, here are all the references for your consideration:

Duke – English Mastiff belonging to President Rutherford Hayes.  I found the information here.
Jack – Terrier (with Kermit Roosevelt) belonging to President Theodore Roosevelt.  I found the information here.
Laddie Boy – Airdale (with Florence Harding) belonging to President Warren Harding.  I found the information here.
King Tut – German Shepherd belonging to President Herbert Hoover.  I found the information here.
Rob Roy – White Collie belonging to President Calvin Coolidge.  I found this information here.
Fala – Scottish Terrier belonging to President Franklin Roosevelt. I found this information here.
Feller – Cocker Spaniel belonging to President Harry Truman. I found this information here.
Heidi – Weimaraner belonging to President Dwight Eisenhower. I found this information here.
Shannon, Charlie and Clipper – Irish Spaniel, Welsh Terrier and German Shepherd belonging to President John Kennedy. I found this information here.
Yuki, Blanco, Kim and Freckles – Mixed breed, White Collie and Beagles belonging to President Lyndon Johnson.  I found this information here.
Vicky, Pasha, King Timahoe and Checkers – Poodle, Terrier, Irish Setter and Cocker Spaniel belonging to President Richard Nixon.  I found this information here and here.
Liberty – Golden Retriever belonging to President Gerald Ford.  I found this information here.
Grits – Mixed Breed (with Amy Carter) belonging to President Jimmy Carter. I found this information here.
Rex and Lucky – King Charles Spaniel and Bouvier des Flandres belonging to President Ronald Raegan. I found this information here.
Ranger and Millie – English Springer Spaniels belonging to President George H. Bush. I found this information here and here.
Buddy – Labrador Retriever belonging to President Bill Clinton. I found this information here.
Miss Beazley, Barney and Spotty – Scottish Terriers and English Springer Spaniel belonging to President George W. Bush. I found this information here.

Vote! I Would If I Could

November 4, 2008

If you are a human and you’re reading this, consider yourself pretty lucky.  You were born with the ability to make choices and have your choices be heard and counted.
 
I know today is a very important day for the people of the United States of America, because they get to pick who will be their leader for the next four years.  It’s called voting.  My mom says its both a right and a priviledge and if we don’t speak up, we can’t complain when we don’t get what we want.

Niqqi wishes she could vote
Niqqi wishes she could vote

I think it’s totally worth it.  So, if you haven’t done it yet, GO OUT AND VOTE!

Fiscally yours,

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