Doggie of the Week: Chimichurri

A few months ago we introduced you to Chimichanga (pictured in the background), the resident corgi at Kokoro Studio who we thought was awesomely named. As it turns out, he now has a cute baby sister named Chimichurri. Naturally, this makes us wonder how the owners are going to name their baby when it arrives in a few months… Chimibaby?

Chimichurri apparently likes to play guitar and drink beer. And, like all puppies, is not only adorable, but also a rolling ball of fur and urine. Chimichanga is not amused. Especially when she pees on his bed and steals his toys. But how can you be mad at this face?

If you, too, want your own cute puppy to make your older jealous, and also to have a play buddy, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Doggie of the Week: Window Ewok

TenderReader, Liza came across this hairy fellow the other day on O’Farrell, between Hyde and Leavenworth. He appears to greatly enjoy windows. One can only hope that on his next trip to Endor, he bites C3PO in the balls because he’s the shittiest of droids.

If you, too, want your own little doggie to show off on Facebook and invading your sofa, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Do dog walkers avoid the Tenderloin?

It’s not the first time that we hear a Tenderloin resident complain about the discriminating attitude of some dog walkers in the city who refuse to come to the neighborhood, like @heyitsjamhands (aka ukulele girl) was doing tonight.

On the other hand, we’ve seen a lovely dog walker lady a few times who picks up Gus of Hooker’s Sweet Treats with her car full of other happy doggies. She didn’t seem to have any issue with offering her services in this neighborhood, although we can’t be sure if she’s the only exception and she probably goes and walks them elsewhere–hopefully painting the Marina brown. Unfortunately, we don’t have a dog (that’s why we need to stalk all of yours) and thus we don’t know what problems there may be.

So you tell us, dear Tender readers, have you experienced problems finding a dog walker who’s not scared of the TL?

Doggies of the week: Thomas and Andrew

OMG! Look at these two buckets of cuteness! Yes, Thomas and Andrew are two wire haired dachshunds that we encountered on Leavenworth one day. Given how much we stalk Vixen in that vicinity, it’s amazing that we didn’t run in to them sooner.

Andrew (the brown one, pictured above) is the attention-whore of the two, getting right up in your face and demanding attention (and licking it too). Thomas (the black and white one) is a bit more aloof in the more normal dachshund fashion and gives off the air that you can pet him if you really must. As you can see in this picture, he’s couldn’t care less about you.

Whatever the case, they’re both pretty awesome and soft and adorable. They could give serious cuteness challenge to that brown and white speckled dachshund we’ve seen around Sutter & Leavenworth many times recently (often demanding attention from the outdoor customers at Cup-a-Joe). By the way, to the owner of said dachshund, if you want to have him featured, let us know!

If you, too, want your own little doggie to show off on Facebook and invading your sofa, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Doggie of the week: Doogie Stogey

Seeing as how Koko is no longer with us we thought it was only fitting to feature Doogie as our Doggie of the week. We saw him excitedly getting a happy hour drink last Tuesday, and then he stopped in for a quick check of Friday’s last Bourbon & Bacon. After all the insane wafts of bacon filled his little snout, we can only hope that he’s had some time to chill.

If you, too, want your own little doggie to show off on Facebook and invading your sofa, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Pesky nails and anal gland, no more!

The space that was Timezone (RIP) until the landlord decided to jack up the rent is apparently now opening up as a “Pocket Grooming” store where yes, both puppies and kitties are welcome. It’s important to note that among their services, as listed above services, is “anal gland”. I have no idea what this is and honestly if regular anal gland maintenance is something that pet ownership requires, then dear god count me the hell out.

Also, while Timezone has moved around the block and reopened as Gallery 1044, they don’t seem to hold any grudges from the move and are actually quite larger and more awesome now. It is the case that someone who we’ll just call “Mister Growly” is not terribly happy with his new life at 717 Leavenworth and made that known to us a few days back:

Doggie of the week: Mr Kilgore Trout

In case you didn’t get enough corginess from our last Doggie of the Week Chimichanga, here comes another one to indulge your corgi needs. Meet Mr Kilgore Trout:

He’s two years-old and is also known in the street as Baby K since one of the owner’s friends could never remember his actual name. We’re assuming this is his rapper outfit, unless it’s his beach bathrobe.

Owner Jenny tells us that he was a surprise birthday present from her ex-boyfriend when he was only 8 weeks old and looking totally adorable like in this picture:

Mr Kilgore Trout can be seen around the TenderNob, where he resides, or stalked on Facebook. Jenny also explains that Mr Kilgore’s hobbies include chasing pigeons, FRAP (frantic random acts of play), torturing his feline sister Nibbler, play dates with his pal Henry, visits to Chrissy Field and Fort Funston. Oh, and belly rubs, of course.

If you, too, want your own little doggie to show off on Facebook and invading your sofa, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Doggie of the Week: Chimichanga

Meet Chimichanga, the most awesomely named doggie in the neighborhood:

As you can see, he’s a very happy doggie who loves cuddling with his mommy (who even has a ring with his face on it). Yes, you’ve guessed it, Chimi is a bit of a mama’s boy. That’s because he’s still very young (he’s only 9 months old) and since he grew up in a quiet farm in Northern California, he’s still getting used to how noisy and scary life in the big city is. Surprisingly, he gets along with his older “sister” Sassy (kind of), who loves the street much more than he does.

Like most furry guys, he’s not a fan of the heat either. Here you can see how big his tongue is when he’s panting after a walk in this weather.

We’re big fans of Corgies, so we love bumping into Chimi around the neighborhood. He’s a bit stressy when he’s outdoors, though, so it’s best to catch him lounging around Kokoro Studio owned by his parents. That’s where you’ll find him most every day during their opening hours, either sleeping on his mommy’s lap, looking cute in his doggie corner or playing with his toys. Additionally, you can also stalk him on Facebook.

If you, too, want your own little doggie to show off on Facebook and keep you company at art shows, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Doggie of the week: Henry

Guys, it’s time to enjoy some neighborhood doggery. So meet cute little Henry (who’s starting to get tired of wearing his yellow rain poncho):

Henry lives on Leavenworth in the TenderNob with his owner Regina and two kittehs, and loving it (he’s very tolerant). Regina tells us he’s super friendly and loves to meet other people and neighborhood dogs. He also loves his stuffed friends, as you can see in the picture above.

Henry is 10 month-old terrier/corgie mix, and Regina got him from the Macy’s window this last December. His huge ears were irresistible, she adds. Apparently they’re regulars at Cup-a-Joe accross the street from their place, so if you’d like to see his cute ears that’s where you should stalk him.

By the way, we got these pics via Twitter (taken with a cameraphone) and you can submit yours too. Twitter works, or email.

If you, too, want your own little doggie to love and entertain your cats, these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.

Doggie of the week: Gus

For those who don’t frequent Hooker’s Sweet Treats, the owner recently moved to the neighborhood from some nameless distant part of the city that is only reachable by Muni, which means it doesn’t exist for us. So you might now have seen Gus in the streets of the Tenderloin, looking bored by your admiration and concerned about your insistence to give said admiration:

He also loves sitting on his owner’s shoulders, enjoying the fascinating view and feeling like the king of the hood:

Gus was adopted from the SPCA about three years ago and, in case you couldn’t tell, he’s a cute Dachshund and Russell Terrier mix. Hooker tells us his character has typical traits for both those breeds, but overall he’s a friendly, mellow guy. He’s quite thoroughly not in the sound of skateboards (he hates them), while birds are all potential targets for his doggie rage. He’s so crazy about them that the only way you’ll ever get his attention is by pointing in the air and shouting ‘bird’!

If you, too, want your own doggie to love and sit on your shoulders, take a look at all these little adoptable fellas at the SPCA website.