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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chihuahua Advice | PSA

I say that it's time for another little PSA. Today, I would like to talk to you about the dangers of hitchhiking (aka thumbing, tramping, hitching a ride). Hitchhiking is a means of transportation that is gained by asking people for a ride to cover either a long or short distance. For today's purposes, we're going to have to assume that hitchhiking can also occur in sedentary situations.
I admit, I'm a compulsive hitchhiker. Yesterday, a day predicted to be cold and wet, M decided to take Frankie and me for a stroll at the world-famous Santa Monica Promenade (known for its weekly farmer's market, cool and diverse dining, shopping, and terrific street performers). Walking was tough, the throng was scary for someone as tiny as me.
Soon, I felt tired and cold and I did something I shouldn't have. I hitched a ride in somebody's shirt, again. Dear furiends, beware, the photos that follow are ones of great violence and not intended for those who scare easily, like me.

At first, Frankie and I were both offered the lift
Were we doing the right thing? I wondered

When it was just me, I started to ponder
How safe was this?

That's when The Chin started to approach me

OMD Now what?

Help!

Protect your life. Don't hitchhike!
Twink!

39 comments:

Schwang said...

Thanks for the advice Twinkie. I'm glad you got away safe and you're looking to break your habit. I'll make sure to warn Mr. B. and Miss M. not to be hitchhiking in any shirts.

kissa-bull said...

we tried to hitchhike one day and we donts fits
teehee
but we're sure to tell our wee ones not to do it
ok?
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Frankie Furter said...

YIKES!!!!!!! That CHIN is really scary. If I was ever tempted to Hitchhike... I'm cured now!!! Did you have to bite it to get away???? Did IT try to bite you?? Where were the POLICE??? YIKES!!!!! I'll prolly have nitemares now. YIKES!!!

Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Bowser, good thing you are safe Twinkie. You gotsta be careful bout that hitch hikin'. It's especially dangerous for small doggies such as yourself. I'm a bit too big to hitch hike in a shirt so Mama doesn't worry about me. Have a fun day!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Twinkie.... mom sent you an email... I'm just sayin'.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow. Um. I think I'm above the weight limit for hitchhiking, but even if I wasn't, your warning has scared me straight! I won't hitchhike EVER! I promise!!!

(Just think... You could have been sold into slavery, or been forced to pose for PlayPup, or something equally horrible. *eesh!* I'm glad you were able to get away safely!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona

houndstooth said...

Twink, I think my mom nearly peed her pants when she saw this! That's how hard she was laughing! Next time, get your mom to carry one of those chic purses that you can hide in and avoid strange shirts!

Bunny

P.S. I'm assuming you survived since you wrote today's blog! Frankie is definitely the brains of your operation!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Wow,
love the last picture!

Duchess

Remi said...

I thought about hitching a ride one day, but then mom caught me and told me I couldn't cuz I've got no THUMBS!!!

Tucker said...

Um Twinkie I think my lips are bigger than you, maybe I could carry you in them? BOL..

woof - Tucker

Remington said...

Hey Twink -- that sounds like fun! I am going to go and try to get into someone's shirt! Should be interesting! I will let you know how it turns out....or maybe you will have to come and bail me out....

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Twinkie, mom had a few mins. so she got a tiny head start. She sent you another Email.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Twinkie, dial P U G for emergency. I'll come save you!

Mom says she knows exactly where you guys are. She's shopped till she dropped there a few times.

Love,
Gunther

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"Brraaaaiiiiinnnssss!!!"

Mango said...

I will try not to get into anybody's shirt. Thanks for the warning.

Slobbers,
mango

Sagira said...

oh no Twink, be very careful, we couldn't stand the thought of something bad happening to you.

mayziegal said...

Oh TWINKIE! I was so skeered for you. Little girlfriend, never, ever, ever hitchhike. That was one of the first things Brudder Ranger taught me. Do what we do. If someone offers you a ride, look at 'em like they've all of a sudden grown a second head and then go hide behind your mom.

Whew! I'm so glad things turned out okay. But don't ever make me Most Skeered like that again!

Wiggles & WAgs,
Mayzie

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Oh Twinkie, I was shocked when I saw these pictures. Glad you made it out alive. Those theeths sure looked sharp.

Love the Tooting post. OMD, Frankie really sleeps like that. Don't tell anybody BUT I toot alot too.

Yep, I got my bath but I ghot busted again today so I gotta have anothr one tonight. Dang it!

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Tank said...

omg that last picture is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time... you're too much Twink!

Jazzi said...

Oh no twink
That was horrible!!! Thanks for the lesson, I will NEVER hitchhike!! Did you make it home safely, any permanent damage done??

Wags
Jazzi

Ina in Alaska said...

What an adorable little face! We hope your head was not swallowed up by that land shark!!!

The OP Pack said...

We don't think anyone would want to pick us boys up, but we aren't so sure about the pipsqueak here - she seems to attract a lot of attention and she is still under 20 lbs.

Ummm, the look on your face in that last pic is just too much:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur the PSA!

I'm sure it will save many of your furiends from getting the skhares woo had!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Two Country Poodles said...

OH MY! This is why I always make sure that momma brings my stroller so I don't have to hitchhike.


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

Oskar said...

Twink, I'm so glad you made it back alive!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Oh dear Twink, you must be careful. I so hope you are alright now.
Sally Ann

Lorenza said...

Twinkie!
That looks like a scary episode!
Thanks for the advice! Hmmm... well... I guess I am too big for a hitchhike! Thankfully!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

KB said...

Oooh, very scary, indeed. My labs will never hitchhike in anyone's shirt after seeing those photos!

I offered them a ride in my t-shirt and they just laughed at me. I don't understand?

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

This is scary beyond belief. Did that guy eat your ear?? Holy moly!! That warning will be heeded. (Truth be told,no one has ever tried to pick me,BRD,up since I was a wee little one!)
Love ya!
Smooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Matilda said...

Twinkieee!!! Run!
Matilda

Cocorue said...

Biiiiite that nose Twink, biiiiite it!!!!

i have an award for you and That expression Bol.....you are one funny dawg!!!

your new friend
TIffy

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

OMD, we promise we will never hitchike, you have taught us a valuable lesson!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

elbouwii said...

we will save you!

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Madi and Mom said...

Twinkie that is hilarious!!!
Hitch hiking taken to the next level.
Madi and MOm

K9friend said...

My goodness, Twink! That last picture seemed very scarey to me! Glad you lived to tell the story.

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Oh my!!
We learned our lesson!
Woo Woooo
Shiloh, Shelby, and Their Mom
GonetotheSnowDogs.blogspot.com

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooooos! That looked scary! I woo ok? I will protect woo!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dory and the Mama said...

I don't know Twinkie...looks like you had everything under control. I think that mouth's lips were in danger too!!

Smileys!
Dory

achieve1dream said...

OMD! I love that last picture!!

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