Sunday, August 17, 2008

Smidgen's Cafe Press Products Redesigned!!!

I just got finished redesigning some of the items that are for sale with Smidgen's beautiful picture on them. For instance here is the 2009 Calendar, greeting card, print, magnet, tile coaster, backpack and tote:

Check out the other products with Smidgen's picture on them at Starlo's Cafe Press Shoppe!

Smidgen's Mini Poster Print...

Smidgen's Mini Poster Print
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Product Number: 197724529
Product Information
Like a poster -- only smaller! Our high quality one page prints are printed on glossy, 12 point paper and measure 11" x 17".
  • Full bleed dynamic color
  • Glossy, 12 point paper

Abigail Rose's Available Dark Sable Male...

Abigail Rose's Available Sable Male...

Abigail Rose's Available Black Male 2...

Abigail Rose's Available Black Male...

Abigail Rose's Available Buff Female...

Abigail Rose's Available Buff Male...

Abigail Rose's Available Light Buff Male...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ruby at the office...

Dear Debbie,
Hello Debbie. Hope you and your family have been doing well.
I just wanted to send you a cute picture of Ruby's.
My girls and I were out of town for 2 months and my husband and whole his office workers took care of her. We missed her so much but it seems like Ruby had a great time. Gun brought her to his office regularly and she loved running around and enjoyed attention.
By the time we came back everybody fell in love with her and now she is like an office mascot!!
We have been having so much fun with her since she had joined our family. I can not ask a better puppy. She has a wonderful personality, so sweet, patient, and friendly. and very smart!
I was talking to some of Gun's coworkers and they were very interested in talking to you to have a cockapoo like Ruby. and I am too.. I wish I could have an another puppy. If you have any advise on it please let me know.
Thank you so much for everything and I hope you are having a great summer.
Junko, Gun, Mika, Meg, Maya, and Ruby Ruder
Las Vegas, NV.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

New Litter's Coming Up...

Starlo's Maggie Mae 'n' Starlo's Trapper Brown's second generation litter is due Sept 6th.
Starlo's Reecie Pieces 'n' Starlo's Lil' Jim Dandy's first generation litter is due Sept 22th.
Starlo's Fancy Fanny 'n' Starlo's Lil' Jingle Bell's first generation litter is due Oct 9th.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Buff Male...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Light Buff Male...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Sable Male...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Black Male 2...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Dark Sable Male...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Black Male...

AVAILABLE: Abigail's Buff Female...

AVAILABLE: Noel's Black Male...

Xylitol (found in sugar-free gum) IS Deadly To Dogs...

Warning to all dog owners:
Last Friday evening, I arrived home from work, fed Chloe, our 24 Lb
dachshund, just as I normally do. Ten minutes later I walked into the den
just in time to see her head inside the pocket of Katie's friend's purse.
She had a guilty look on her face so I looked closer and saw a small package
of sugar-free gum. It contained xylitol. I remembered that I had recently
read that sugar-free gum can be deadly for dogs so I jumped on line and
looked to see if xylitol was the ingredient. I found the first website below
and it was the one. Next, I called our vet. She said to brin g her in
immediately. Unfortunately, it was still rush hour and it took me almost 1/2
hour to get there. Meanwhile, since this was her first case, our vet found
another website to figure out the treatment. She took Chloe and said they
would induce her to vomit, give her a charcoal drink to absorb the toxin
(even though they don't think it works) then they would start an iv with
dextrose. The xylitol causes dogs to secrete insulin so their blood sugar
drops very quickly. The second thing that happens is liver failure. If that
happens, even with aggressive treatment, it can be difficult to save them.
She told us she would call us.

Almost two hours later, the vet called and said that contents of her
stomach contained 2-3 gum wrappers and that her blood sugar had dropped from
90 to 59 in 30 minutes. She wanted us to take Chloe to another hospital that
has a critical care unit operating around the clo c k. We picked her up and
took her there. They had us call the ASPCA poison control for a case number
and for a donation, their doctors would direct Chloe's doctor on treatment.
They would continue the iv, monitor her blood every other hour and then in 2
days test her liver function. She ended up with a central line in her
jugular vein since the one in her leg collapsed, just as our regular vet had

Chloe spent almost the entire weekend in the critical care hospital.
After her blood sugar was stabilized, she came home yesterday. They ran all
the tests again before they released her and so far, no sign of liver
damage. Had I not seen her head in the purse, she probably would have died
and we wouldn't even had known wh y.

Three vets told me this weekend, that they were amazed that I even
knew about it since they are first learning about it too. Please tell everyone you know about xylitol and dogs. It may save another life.

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