Sunday, June 29, 2008


I have written several times about viscous attacks on yorkies but never about one that included my family . This time the story is too close to home. Toby and Rosie both TMY bred by dogs were being walked on friday night up in the So. Portland area. Two dogs came out of their yard, neither leashed or contained and attacked both of them. The family member also sustained injuries. Rosie (in the kennel) was just released from the vet mid afternoon yesterday with injuries and Toby also has some injury. I can't get into all the details at this time but again.............PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....THE UNEXPECTED DOES HAPPEN!. We are very fortunate that BOTH dogs should recover with time. Our prayers are with everyone in the family.
In California, most folks carry a baseball bat for protection so they CAN walk their dogs on the streets.............. Is this what it is coming to here as well!!!!!!!!!!!! Please be careful...............Holly


The weather was a bit dreary yesterday for TMY's 2nd annual Yorkie Family reunion however the the SUN was shining brightly from everyone's faces who attended. More than 40 folks attended and 20+ puppies came home to visit. The food was so delicious and the fun continued for several hours.
Prizes were awarded to several attendees and all the pups went home with a little something. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to see everyone and my little babies. They are all so beautiful and special!!
Thank you so much for coming and being part of TMY. I love you all!!! Holly

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Unfortunately Ottie and his family are unable to make the reunion so here is an updated picture of him. Ottie is the son of Grady and Ruby. They just love him and he goes hiking and exploring with his new family all the time. Such a good boy!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Emma's girls are growing fast....5 weeks old now and so adorable!

Monday, June 23, 2008


For those of you who have been here, you know that my computer is in the office type area but the pups are welcome in and out of the room as they see fit. It maximizes socialization for them and of course it allows me to enjoy them as well. This picture is I am typing this blog.........most of the pups are under the desk at my feet taking a little nap as I have to reach to type, as they have minimized the foot space that I can have.... LOL. enjoy..........Holly


The boys were taking a little snooze with mom until they heard the camera flash. They are so cute!!


GREAT NEWS.......DURSEY PASSED THE DELTA SOCIETY PET PARTNERS EVALUATION ON 6/21/08!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of him. He sailed through the obedience section, which is basically the CGC test and then the aptitude test. Even though a very young and new dog the evaluators found him very people oriented, focused, joyful..and giver of smiles and laughter.. Their words not mine. I am getting his registration packet together including our vet's medical forms he has to complete for mailing to Delta headquarters I expect to have his license and Delta Ins. in place by end of August. His therapy vest may have to be custom made. We will start in local nursing homes with shadowing in libraries. Eventually we will be able to work with young and pre-k students on reading skills. MONICA

We at TMY are so proud of Dursey and you for all your hard work!!! Holly

Friday, June 20, 2008


Leila is the daughter of Ruby and Grady. She was born in December of 2007 and she resides in the Portland area with her mom and dad. She is so sweet!


Our 2nd annual Yorkie Family Reunion is just a week away........Please let me know if you are coming so that we can plan appropriately. We have had a great response so far. This year we will have an onsite photographer taking pictures as well as lots of great food and some contests to win some great prizes. We hope to see you here!! Taylor Made Yorkies


Taylor's Little Anya, owned by the Gilberts, daughter of Taylor's Sir Grady and Taylor's Jazzy Star, born on January 15th, 2007 has won First Place in the Federated Women's Club Photography contest. This baby photo of Anya was enlarged to 10 x 12 and matted.
Anya is sitting in a cup type scale and it actually shows that she weighs a whopping 1.5 lbs. Her eyes deemed blue in the photo and the enlargement enhanced the color. (Click on the photo t see the enlargement) As the winner at the Maine level, her photo has not been entered at the National level.
The Nationwide National Federated Women's Club judging won't take place until the fall of 2008 and no matter what the results are.............Anya is a winner in our eyes. Holly

Monday, June 16, 2008


TMY wants to wish a very Happy first Birthday to Lucy, Dursey, Ollie and Fenway who just celebrated their special day on 6/13/08.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Have you ever seen anything so cute!!! Ozzie rides on the motorcycle with his mom and dad and recently they purchased him some "doggles". Unbelievable!!! Holly


Erin sent me these new pics of Ollie. He is the son of Delia and Grady and they are now living down on the Cape. We will be seeing them in person at the reunion. Enjoy. Holly

Monday, June 09, 2008


The dog days of summer are upon us and our little ones can get heat stressed just because of coat. Although Ozzie does not look really happy in his after cut, he will benefit from being cooler for the summer. He did look absolutely adorable after it was done. As I do more, I will become more confident. Several of my moms have already received their "summer cuts" to assist them in a more care free summer. If any of you would like to have me groom your pups, give me a call. Holly

Friday, June 06, 2008


Here are the 3 girls out of Emma and Sutton. They are just adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy! Holly & Judy

Monday, June 02, 2008


Yesterday we had a mishap with one of our pups. The rhododendrons are in full bloom here and as they bloom they shed a shell like leaf. These leaves end up on the ground and are very sticky. Daizie was outside and happened to walk under the bush and the shells stuck to her feet and in her hair. We didnt notice what was happening until it was too late.
When she came in she started pulling them off her feet and eating them. I noticed her chomping on something so went over and there were all these little leaves stuck to her feet and imbedded in her hair. I removed them all but it was too late. Within an hour she was vomiting violently and was hypersalivating. She was a very sick puppy for a few hours but is doing fine today. Ingesting these leaves can lead to: vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, weakness, coma, CNS depression., cardiac collapse and death. We have now put a small fence around the plant so it wont happen again........but just some more info to help you keep your pups safe. Holly


Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply andother Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called'Theobromine' . It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like choc olate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die.Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. Just a word ofcaution, check what you are using in y our gardens and be aware of what your gardeners are using in your gardens.Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker's chocolatewhich is toxic to dogs.Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine,a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. Adog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacaobean shells developed severe convulsions and d i ed 17 hours later.Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shellsrevealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.

This was sent to me by one of my concerned Yorkie parents. Please read and be careful. Holly