Clearwater is definitely getting sweaty hot these days. The dogs come in quicker, and are less willing to bounce around ouside in the midday heat.

I have been through lots of weather zones over the last month -- from big coat weather in Minneapolis to chillier than usual Washington DC before sliding into breezy central Virginia. I haven't been to Harrisonburg for a couple years so it was fun to do a video -- visit it at http://youtu.be/LupnABITd9w.

I was able to join in the show fun last weekend near St. Augustine FL at the Orange Park shows, together with Billie Pruitt and Anna Schemm. Silky Terrier Tessier BCP Wuntuk By Moonlight finished her championship, the second in her litter to do so; not bad for year old babies! Speaking of babies, Tessier Wyntuk By Royal Request took his first 3 points towards his championship on Sunday at the tender age of 6 months and 1 week. Way to go, Vinnie!

I have continued to be busy working on the CKC Group One trophy portraits -- two more are ready to go. Yes, they aren't "small dogs" -- but aren't they lovely?

I was proud to draw this gorgeous Boxer.

This Dobie is regal.

The Next Endangered Species?

When Animal Rights groups show videos of skinny and dirty dogs in disgusting conditions, it's easy, in the outrage of moment, to miss another agenda. Check out www.naiaonline.org/body/articles/archives/endanjholt.htm for more information.

Silly Dog Videos, Continued

Sometimes it's okay to just laugh at the silly things we do with our dogs. Enjoy the latest at http://youtu.be/RW6zNyIHDLU.

The Gallery

I completed a 2 month process in January of updating our store, adding Tshirts and belly bands (these are bands that go around your boy's middle that help in the house training process). We changed the store so much we renamed it: The PawPrint Gallery. As far as the cards are concerned, I can put any caption inside you'd like. And if you see a portrait or comic you'd like to have on a card or T Shirt, let me know. I'll see what I can do.

And as always, enjoy!


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Greeting Cards Are For More Than Just the Holidays

Christmas is over. Why should you bother about dog cards?

Think of it this way. A beautiful card sent to say "thanks" or to tell a friend you care never goes out of season.

The PawPrint Gallery is here!

And if I don't yet have your breed or you'd like a custom card made from your photograph, I can easily do that. A custom portrait costs just $200.00. Then cards are just 10 for $15.00. No shipping and handling! You can email me directly at smesmer@yahoo.com and tell me what you are looking for.


Here is my upcoming schedule. If I am heading for your neck of the woods, let me know! Some dates may change slightly as the trip approaches. I will update the calendar in future newsletter issues.

Los Angeles Apr. 11 - 23

Charleston SC Apr. 28 - May 2

Vancouver and Seattle May 6 - 16

Germany and UK May 19 - June 6

STCA Nationals (a national show just for Silky Terriers) June 12 - 19

Northern CA June 20 - 30

World Show July 4 - 11

OR July 13 - 19

Germany and UK July 21 - Aug 9

First Specialty Silky Terrier Club of Central Florida Aug 12

Minneapolis Aug 15 - 20

DC Aug 23 - 30

Los Angeles Sept 1 - 10

In Conclusion

There you have it -- hope you enjoyed this ezine. Please visit www.about-small-dogs.com often for new articles, contests and to add your own two cents to the discussion. Our small dogs are cheeky little devils, aren't they?

And I for one wouldn't have them any other way.

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