Wednesday, May 30, 2007

cresties!

Ahem. I don't really know how to respond to that horribly invasive video that Massah put on my blog yesterday. There should be a law against that. But since there's not (the ASPCA should get on that right away), I'm going to pretend that it didn't happen and just hope that it all goes away.


Moving on. I've been tagged to share 8 things about myself! I shared 10 things a while ago, so I'm going to switch it up and share 8 things about myself as a Crestie, since I'm the only hairless on DWB and I'm feeling very informative today! These are all things unique to hairless Chinese Cresteds....


1. I don't pant. Ever. I sweat through my skin like the people. That's part of the reason I have to take so many baths.


2. There are two kinds of Chinese Cresteds - and they are born in the same litters - my kind, the hairless:





And the powder puff:




My dog-mom was a puff and my dog-dad was hairless. Every puff (and each hairless) has a hairless gene, but if the dog gets TWO hairless genes he will die. I don't know why, but it sounds sad.


3. We are very good climbers, and our front paws are compared to people hands a lot. They are really flexible and we can hold things VERY tightly. When Massah carries me upstairs (and down) I grab on to her neck and wrap my paws around it and hold on tight. And when I chew on toys I hold on to them with a very firm grasp.


4. Hairless have hair on the feet - called socks - on our tails - called plumes - and on our heads - called crests. Hence the name Chinese Crested.


5. The "Chinese" part of our name is a little misleading. From what everyone can tell, we originated in Africa - as bedwarmers, of all things! (Massah calls me her own personal, portable radiator!) We were then taken on ships to catch rats and made our way to China where we were bred to develope most of our unique characteristics.


6. Most Cresties have ears that stand up straight. Massah didn't want to tape my ears when she first got me because I wasn't in very good shape, and then she didn't have the heart to attach tampons to the inside of my ears when I got older, so I have floppy ears.


7. I've never gone more than 7 days without a bath. We're rather high-maintenance. If we don't get regular baths (I usually get mine of Mondays and Thursdays) then our skin will get really dry, we might start to smell musty (cause we sweat through our skin), we get acne, and our skin looks really gray and dull.


8. I'm in the Toy Catagory in the AKC but you never see us in dog shows. We're there! But they always take a commercial break when they show the Cresties. I don't know why. It makes me sad.


9. And last but not least, we're LAP DOGS! I love sitting on people's laps; it's one of my favoritest things ever. Cresties are NOT the kind of dog to get if you want to run with your dog or do lots of vigorous activities (like hiking) because we're pretty fragile and can get hurt easily, but if you want someone who will want to be by your side 24 hours a day, and sitting in your lap if at all possible, a Crestie is right for you! We're lovers. :-)

94 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad.
Thanks for sharing all that info about "cresties". Now I feel that I know you better.
Baths twice a week? Yes!
Bedwarmers? Yes!
Lapdogs? Yes!
I love you Tad
Have a nice day
Lorenza

Tofu Burger said...

Hi Taddy,

You sure are one unique doggy and I have never learnt so much about cresties till now. Thank you :) And I'm glad your mom didn't put tampons (funny word) in your ears... you look more like Leo this way!

Loves,
Tofu

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Taddy, I feel so very smart now...at least about Cresties. I couldn't imagine taking baths that often...I hate them so. You are a brave boy for living thru that.

I think you are really lucky having such a great girl to take care of you and all your 'specialness'.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Peanut said...

I learned alot today. Sounds like you use your paws like us boxers do.

wally said...

That's some interesting stuff, Tad! I'm a good climber, too but I have little chubby paws. It's a mystery to the apes.

You should NEVER be ashamed of that video. My ma ape saved it to watch whenever she's in a bad mood because she thinks you are sheer comic genius.

wally.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow Tad.. I didn't know there was a Crested with fur all over it's body!!! I personally think cresteds are cute and look like little pony's!!!

Thanks for the comments on my puppy pics! Yes, that water bowl was WAY to big for me when I was 6 weeks old. Sigh! I did play in it however ;)

Hugs,
Sitka

Oscar Airedale said...

That was really cool Tad. It's good learning about other breeds, especially rarer ones like you!

Licks
Oscar x

Balboa said...

I'm still freakin' out about the tampons in the ears dude! What is that all about????

Anyway, you really are a cool dude. I think that's a cool video, your really talented. I think Massah is jealous she can't do that.

Frenchie Kisses,
Balboa

Pearly said...

Interesting! You get more bath then me...you must love them..hehe

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

You mean there are more of you?

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Stanley said...

Love the hair do in that first photo, Tadpole! I wonder what I'd look like with straight floppy hair.

Your goober,
Stanley

Sophie Brador said...

Tad, You're way better looking and much cuter than that powderpuff.

Joe Stains said...

thank you for all that good information!! I think you guys are really neat looking, but I cant believe you are so unlucky to have to get baths so often!

Luckie the Dachie said...

Hey Tads,
Oh wow, those were really informative facts. I didn't even know there were cresties with hair. LOL!
You don't have to be ashamed of that video...hehe..I think it makes you even more special.

Asta said...

Hi Tad, I never knew all that stuff about cresties..I think you're fantabulous, I love your plume, and everything else too, by the way , your ears are pawfect!!!
I bet you're great to cuddle with,,you Massah must have a ball with you
say hi to your sister Fig
smoochie kissies
Asta

Sparky said...

Really? Tampons in the ears? Are you joking, or for real?

Tad, I didn't realize you were so high maintenance! I always knew you were special though!

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Tad, You're so interesting. I'm a lap dog too!
xxx Asta down under

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