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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:07 pm

Huny wrote: . . .
You forgot the Tums, oh, and let's not forget the ever so chic fashion accessory, a Chihuahua! (for added weight) :) ..Oh, man, am I ever getting crass in my young age!!!


It would be more effective to substiture a couple of rolls of quarters for the Chihuahua, to say nothing of the grief you'd get from the SPCA for using a dog as a blackjack . . .
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Postby AdoAnnie » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:54 am

with an over-sized handbag, packed carefully for just this purpose with giant designer wallet; tissues; cell phone; hand sanitizer; spare keys; case with backup bifocals and emergency glasses repair kit; gum; address book; makeup bag with 2-sided mirror; keychain flashlight; cigarettes and lighter; items to horrify men; Stephen King, "Left Behind" or "harley-kin" [sic] paperback; envelope stuffed with store coupons; reminder cards for upcoming doctor, dentist, beautician, Spinning class; PTA and/or vet appointments; manicure set and clear polish; cough drops; spare pantyhose; aspirin; mace; assorted ballpoint pens and pencils; old theater tickets...


What are you doing carrying around my handbag?!?! :wink: Oh, my bad, mine had the crochet and Terry Pratchett's Night Watch and enough medicine to choke a horse.
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Postby sluggo » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:55 am

gailr wrote:Considering that the US north was settled by European immigrants with some codified age and gender perceptions, this is an interesting phenomenon. Perhaps it has more to do with a culture that increasingly woos and glorifies youth (especially for females), than to inherent bad manners?...


-and with a culture of aristocracy in the South vs. a working class North...?

whatever you do, don't tip the bag!
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Postby Huny » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:54 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Huny wrote: . . .
You forgot the Tums, oh, and let's not forget the ever so chic fashion accessory, a Chihuahua! (for added weight) :) ..Oh, man, am I ever getting crass in my young age!!!


It would be more effective to substiture a couple of rolls of quarters for the Chihuahua, to say nothing of the grief you'd get from the SPCA for using a dog as a blackjack . . .


That's a good Idea! I checked the weight of two rolls of quarters against the weight of my husband's Chihuahua, Don Pepé, and you know what, they were about the same!! Would save a lot of greif on my husbands part not to mention the SPCA breathing down my neck. But, Don Pepé is still a good fashion accessory.. Looks so cute with his little head sticking out of my handbag (the dog, not my husband). He may be small in size, but he is felicitous for the part (or so he seems to think).
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:55 pm

He may be small in size, but he is felicitous for the part (or so he seems to think).

The dog or your husband?

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Postby gailr » Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:02 pm

sluggo wrote: -and with a culture of aristocracy in the South vs. a working class North...?
Oops! That's not what I was implying, as the socio-economic range pays no attention to man-made borders. I'm still musing on why an [existing] structure for language and socialization has been overturned in some places and not others.

AldoAnnie wrote:What are you doing carrying around my handbag?!?! Oh, my bad, mine had the crochet and Terry Pratchett's Night Watch and enough medicine to choke a horse.
Actually, aside from the ciggies, this might belong to mom or sister-in-law; I carry the smallest one possible, and only when I have to. Crochet or knitting needles: still considered WMDs by the airlines, I believe? Good choice on the Terry Pratchett, though.

Huny wrote:I checked the weight of two rolls of quarters against the weight of my husband's Chihuahua, Don Pepé, and you know what, they were about the same!! ... But, Don Pepé is still a good fashion accessory.. Looks so cute with his little head sticking out of my handbag ...
It's been a culture shock to see ladies carrying ornamental dogs in stores here; never saw that back in Wiscahhhnsin. Maybe I should get a giant handbag and start packing Dominic-nic-nic around. He's a 13-pound (how many rolls of quarters is that?) domestic short-hair who likes to roughhouse. Moshing with bag boys would definitely appeal to him!
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Postby sluggo » Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:29 pm

gailr wrote:
sluggo wrote: -and with a culture of aristocracy in the South vs. a working class North...?
Oops! That's not what I was implying, as the socio-economic range pays no attention to man-made borders. I'm still musing on why an [existing] structure for language and socialization has been overturned in some places and not others.


I meant historically, as such cultural foundations would have driven the aforementioned sir/ma'amlish linguistic choices among the original European inhabitants -- the genteel (gentile?) Southern aristocracy handing down refined manners versus the more direct approach of the Northern commoners.

Just a theory to throw on the fire...
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Postby Huny » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:30 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
He may be small in size, but he is felicitous for the part (or so he seems to think).

The dog or your husband?

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Weeell, BD, let's see: My husband is 6 foot 5 inches tall in height (not kidding), Don Pepé is only about 5 inches tall at the shoulder. My husband weighs 250 pounds, and Don Pepé weighs 4 pounds. You decide :D (although they are both cute to me) :D :D
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:14 am

There are just a few things I'd like to address here:
Sluggo wrote:
Perhaps it has more to do with a culture that increasingly woos and glorifies youth (especially for females), than to inherent bad manners?...

wow I thought I was only one who noticed this
Gailr wrote:
-and with a culture of aristocracy in the South vs. a working class North...?

Having been to both I see no difference except- speed, There is a snob faction in both, and the worst of poverty also. The difference is that sometimes it's harder to work in hotter climes, so an aristocracy of leisure appears more obvious in the South. The poor working class works hard no matter what the heat, or cold.
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My chihuahua-TacoBelle is way too important to tote her around like a toy.

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Postby GoCat » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:05 pm

sluggo wrote:

Welcome on Board, GoCat! uh, Ma'am :wink:


Sorry, Sluggo, a bit late on this one - thanks so much for the welcome!

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:35 pm

Huny wrote: . . . But, Don Pepé is still a good fashion accessory.. Looks so cute with his little head sticking out of my handbag (the dog, not my husband). He may be small in size, but he is felicitous for the part (or so he seems to think).


There's a picture in our veterinarian's office of a patient, a chihuahua, wearing an Elizabethan collar and a very peeved look; the caption is "Does anyone else feel like a martini?"

:-)
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Postby Huny » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:02 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Huny wrote: . . . But, Don Pepé is still a good fashion accessory.. Looks so cute with his little head sticking out of my handbag (the dog, not my husband). He may be small in size, but he is felicitous for the part (or so he seems to think).


There's a picture in our veterinarian's office of a patient, a chihuahua, wearing an Elizabethan collar and a very peeved look; the caption is "Does anyone else feel like a martini?"

:-)


Very funny!! :lol: I would love to have seen that one. But have you not noticed, as I have, that Chihuahuas seem to have that pernicious look upon their face at all times? Ours does! This is our first Chihuahua. The breed is somewhat
different for me due to the fact that I am used to the wiener-dog variety. But I would say the wiener dog looks more like the Amaretto type.(BTW: she allows no hot-dogs in this house! :D )
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Postby AdoAnnie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:26 pm

For 13 wonderful years I had a little Mini Dachshund Chihuahua mix. She had all the best characteristics of both breeds and was a companion without comparison. She was a classic black and tan with a face almost like a miniature pincher, shorter legs than a chichi but longer than a doxi, and the most happy friendly personality imaginable.

The tie in of this post? I used to carry her in my handbag and carried her everywhere, so much so that I sometimes forgot she was there when she snuggled into the bag and napped. One day I was in Sears at a check out counter and threw my poncho back to get my checkbook out of my bag. Being disturbed Prissy woke up and popped her head out of my bag. The sales lady nearly had a coronary pointing at my purse and screaming "RAT!" It took a good five minutes for her to get her breath back and let me finish checking out. And Prissy is just sitting there the whole time looking cute and waiting to be petted. She wasn't afraid of no rat!
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Postby Huny » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:21 pm

AdoAnnie wrote:For 13 wonderful years I had a little Mini Dachshund Chihuahua mix. She had all the best characteristics of both breeds and was a companion without comparison. She was a classic black and tan with a face almost like a miniature pincher, shorter legs than a chichi but longer than a doxi, and the most happy friendly personality imaginable.

The tie in of this post? I used to carry her in my handbag and carried her everywhere, so much so that I sometimes forgot she was there when she snuggled into the bag and napped. One day I was in Sears at a check out counter and threw my poncho back to get my checkbook out of my bag. Being disturbed Prissy woke up and popped her head out of my bag. The sales lady nearly had a coronary pointing at my purse and screaming "RAT!" It took a good five minutes for her to get her breath back and let me finish checking out. And Prissy is just sitting there the whole time looking cute and waiting to be petted. She wasn't afraid of no rat!
:wink:


What a cute story!! My best buddy thinks we are passing Don Pepé off as a dog and that in fact he is a rat. He is the Apple Dome type (I think this is what the breeder called him). His head is more of a round shape than the usual ones. To me he acts like a cat but looks like a miniture deer. :shock: Ahem..er.. for those of you who are enthused about deer hunting, don't get any ideas. He is a golden tan with white markings. My husband and I considered breeding him with our mini-wienie, but what a pain that would have been to my carpet. So, we opted to "nip him in the bud" so to speak. My husband just looked at him and said, "Sorry, buddy :cry:. They have these wonderful little dog taxies that you can get now for the litter noise makers in your life to better carry them around in. They look like large handbags that breathe. Hmm..I wouldn't trade either of them for the world! My mother says they are her "grand-puppys". (She has no grandchildren and I no children, so they are our babies.) We stay on constant high wiener-dog alert around here. 8)
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Postby GoCat » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:50 am

Grandpuppies, that's cute!

My mother's third dog was uglier than a rat. He hit every branch on the way down the ugly tree! I guess he was a mutt of some kind, a chihuahua mix. He was tiny and mostly white with light reddish markings on his back. The hair on his head was silky soft and long but on the rest of his body somewhat curled and wiry. He had two bad habits: clearing the room with his smell and howling when he was alone for a certain amount of time. What a pain that dog was but my mother loved him. I guess someone had to, hehe! Her first dogs were a cockapoo and then a dachshund which was her favorite. I liked him, he was a sweetie pie.
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