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My daughters angel Tots

December 13th 2009 6:15 pm
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My daughter who is 16 recently lost her beloved kitty Mr. Berns. Mr. Berns a.k.a Bernard ended up with a horrible urinary tract infection. The infection got so bad that he had a huge blockage that in the long run ended up costing us $2,000 to change Bernard to Bernice. Which is the funny way of saying we had to cut everything off and make a new hole for him. This is my daughters child OK. For those of you that don't understand the bond between an animal and a person just won't get it. We had to pay for the surgery just as you would have to pay for it for a loved one. Bernie never recovered. He came home, wore the cone of shame and had all these medicines to take. He leaked everywhere all the time. It was horrible. It got so bad and the vet just told us to make sure he got his meds. Bernie got outside, and passed away. We knew he had died because he had to have his medicine to survive. But of course the wondering of where he actually ended up bothered me. Knowing he had passed was one thing, but knowing he went peacefully was another.

My daughter cried for 2 weeks straight. She kept saying she could not sleep, she needed someone to love and snuggle with. With Christmas approaching she said all she wanted was a puppy of her own, (Because I said no more cats). She has always wanted a Pomeranian. Us being chihuahua people I tried to talk her into a long haired chihuahua. I love to dress our chihuahuas up in dog clothes and can always use another model to love on. She insisted she wanted a Pom. I told her we could not afford one. They are usually close to $1,000!! No way. I don't spend $1,000 per kid on Christmas. Of course every once in a while I looked through available puppies, just to see if it was meant to be then we would find one that was affordable.

One afternoon after going to endless pet stores and rescue shelters with my daughter and coming out of there heartbroken for all the pets that needed homes my search led me to http://www.snowballsfamily.com They had rescued 2 poms from a pitbull ring and were FABULOUS people. We got Tots.


This is her Christmas present this year. This 3lb. dog of pure fluff has captured our hearts. She is so adorable and my daughter who still mourns for her Mr. Berns, is now smiling again and has hope. Tots did not replace her Mr. Berns. He is helping her heal and move forward.

1 week after Tots arrived, I was startled because I couldn't hear her. She is always running and prancing about our home, looking for the next thing to chew (our chihuahuas are not like this, they just sleep and love). So I called for her. We leave our back door open most all of the time, because in Southern California it stays in the 70s for the most part year round. Tots did not come. Our yard is fully fenced but after 30 minutes of me calling her, My heart sunk. Did she get out? She must have slid under the fence somehow. I proceeded to get my husband involved with the hunt. We moved all furniture, searched high and low but tots was GONE! I began to cry. I am not a cryer. I just could not bare to think of my daughters face. She would not handle this. I was already picturing years of therapy in the counselors office. I marched up and down our street. I knocked on doors, and tried to explain to everyone that if they see a huge cotton ball running around, it was our tots. I came home defeated. No one had seen her. Not one person. My husband proceeded to look out the 2nd story windows to see if maybe we could spot her, when he saw a little tiny bit of white fluff sticking out of our high ferns on the side of the house. He ran down the stairs and went to the side of the house. You know this side of the house.. the one no one uses. where the air conditioner is amongst other things. We have really high ferns planted there, you can't even walk through that area. Sure enough it was tots. There she lay... next to Mr. Berns body.

Now we have a lot of animals. Peanut, Cece, Maggie and Rudy... none of them found Mr. Berns. It almost seemed poetic. There sweet little tots lay, and she would not come, because she knew, she just knew we needed to find him. Lay him to rest. He was laying down, he had passed away, like we knew, but it was peaceful.

The next day of course was hard. Taylor sobbed and we all mourned the passing. But we now know that Mr. Berns crossed that rainbow bridge and is watching down on us. What a blessing this little white pom has been already. She gives us the gift of love, gave my daughter the gift of hope, and gave all of us closure.

Here is a picture of me, my daughter and our animals.

 

Peanut the wonder dog

December 11th 2009 12:24 pm
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It is the same old scenario at our house. The doorbell rings, or someone
knocks on the door. Sending our animals into a barking frenzy. Peanut as always
leading the pack as if to say "I get the first bite!" Now since we are
constantly getting deliveries this poses quite a problem. I am always
frantically running to try to pick Peanut up before someone opens the door,
because she is almost impossible to catch once the door of death opens. There
really is a very simple way to stop this outburst, if everyone who visited
picked up a "How to enter the Silbaugh house" manual.
Rule #1 Peanut, leader chihuahua of the pack, usually the one dressed up in a
pink doggie clothes outfit,
must be acknowledged.
Rule #2 You must get down on your knee and talk in a high pitched voice
telling her how beautiful she is.
Rule #3 You must gently extend your hand for her to sniff.
Once those 3 rules are followed, barking stops and life goes on. All the
other dogs follow Peanut's lead. But, as you can already guess, there is no
manual. So we go through this routing numerous times per day. SIGH. Oh sweet
Peanut. No one understands you like I do. 
~Christi
Owner of Pure Country Pet
Boutique

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Vote for dog pet tee contest

November 19th 2009 10:16 pm
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How it all started

November 11th 2009 11:36 am
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I am still amazed at how many people stop me on the street and say “Oh my goodness! Where did you get those clothes for your dog?” We have been a popular small dog clothing company since 2003 and it still amazes me that so many people haven’t heard of us! Of course there are so many funny pictures circulating of cute dog clothes. These are in fact adorable pictures. A lot of them are of dogs wearing Pure Country Pet Boutique clothes for dogs. We are in over 600 boutiques worldwide, so most likely people own our clothes and don’t even realize it.

In 2003 we purchased little Peanut. A cute tan long haired Chihuahua. She was cold all the time. Constantly shivering and burrowing. When we took her to the vet for her checkup I expressed my concern for her being cold all the time. We did live in Oregon after all. It rained all the time and was cold. The vet said these dogs come from Mexico and actually need a sweater or coat when it is cold. I went to look for a teeny tiny dog sweaterbut they were $100! This was back in 2003 before all the rage hit. So I started to make dog clothes. Everyone commented on how adorable they were. Asking if I would make some for them. So I put some up for sale. That is how this all started. I set out to make dog clothes cheap. Not cheap… but affordable dog clothes. Everything is under $20. So a normal average household can afford to keep their pet warm.

I started out with making peanut a cute dog coat. I wanted them to be girly and comfortable. Then when customers started asking for boy coats. I set off to try to please the male crowd as well. We don’t just sell chihuahua clothes or yorkie clothes. We sell clothes for any breed under 12lbs. Yorkie or Yorkshire Terrier, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Poodle, Lhasa Apso, Chihauhaus, daschunds, Chinese crested, even cats. Little dog clothes. Or we should probably say little pet clothes. Yes Chihuahua clothes is where this all began. But it is branching out to so much more. Expect to see our new designs of doggie clothes in a store near you.

 

What halloween costumes do you want to see next year?

October 30th 2009 7:38 pm
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A spooktakular yappy hour!

October 29th 2009 4:11 pm
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This time of year is so much fun with the four legged furry friends.
We were lucky enough to attend a spooktacular yappy hour in La Jolla California at the Brewhouse. It was a fundraiser for a local animal rescue. So much fun. There were free dog clothes handed out by Pure Country Pet Boutique

Here is a picture of CeCe and Peanut dressed up in their dog halloween costumes.

CeCe was Mickey Mouse and Peanut was Minnie Mouse. With the dog costumes from Pure Country of course.

There were dogs big and small. From the weiner dog that was dressed as a hot dog:



To the Big Army Bulldog:


This pirate puppy was adorable too:



Here are some more pictures of CeCe soaking in all the fun!



CeCe with my daughter Taylor modeling her Mouse Costume from Pure Country Pet Boutique

 

The danger of texting

October 28th 2009 11:29 pm
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Peanut had a busy day keeping up with customers and woofing at friends on myspace and dogster.

Now to add texting on top of all of it! She is flat out exhausted!

Chihuahua Super model Peanut the wonder dog. Keeping her phone close by to
answer her fans.
Visit Peanut modeling her Super model Peanut the wonder dog. Keeping her phone close by to
answer her fans.
Visit Peanut modeling her dog clothes!

 

favorite post, dog meetup and question of the day

October 27th 2009 5:11 pm
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We have had so much fun this week. Meeting new friends, taking the chihuahuas out for halloween events. The highlight of our week was connecting with Nikki from ObsessiveChihuahuaDisorder.com
She is so sweet and her doggies Manny, Chico and Bebe are so adorable. I love her blog. I really hope that you readers check her out. She definately wins favorite post of the week. She was even on the martha stewart show this week!

On Sunday we went to a chihuahua meetup. The girls had fun. Unfortunately our camera battery died in the car. But we got cute pictures of them in the car on the way.

CeCe in the car wearing her Dog Dress

Peanut in the car wearing her
Dog Dress

All in all we met a lot of fun people. The girls were a little ovewhelmed. I don't think we have ever seen that many chihuahuas in one place before! If you are interested in a chihuahua meetup you can go to http://www.meetup.com they have them for other breeds as well. We belong to 3 meetup groups, 2 of them are just for small dogs and the one is for chihuahuas.

Lastly we are trying to figure out if we should market our dog beds. Peanut lives in hers. It is a sack that zips shut or opens flat. It is thick fleece on the inside and denim on the outside. You can see she loves them! We can hardly get her to come out!

You know we have always been the best place to go for chihuahua clothes Now we want to hear from you. Do you think we should make the dog beds? We also have one with pink and brown polka dots. I made these a few years back for peanut and have thought about offering them a lot, since I cannot find any that are this good on the market.

As always get your dog clothes at http://www.purecountrypetboutique.com

 

New store front... tell us what you think!

October 26th 2009 2:22 pm
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We launched our new retail dog clothes store today. New look and style. Would love to know what you guys think of it. As always it is the best place to get: Dog Coats For that cold fall or winter day.
Dog Costumes For that special dog costume event or party. Dog Pajamas To keep your baby warm at night. They are also great for wearing under dresses during the day... looks like leggings. Dog Shirts To make people smile. Dog Harnesses So that you don't choke your dog while going on a walk. Dog Dresses To make your baby girl look like the princess that she is. Dog Collars To add that special bling to their neck. Dog Jeans Because boys like to be stylin' too!

 

New Photo contest for November 09

October 24th 2009 11:28 am
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we have a new Dog Clothes Pet photo contest going on.

Read the Rules to enter
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