Hello! I'm Misty Houston and I have over 8 years experience as a pet breed advisor, obedience instructor, canine psychologist, veterinary technician, and author of 17 books (about dogs, cats, and pet birds). I've trained and shown dogs in competitive obedience, agility, herding, tracking, and schutzhund. I've worked with therapy dogs, police dogs, show dogs, and companion dogs. I know dogs. So when I explain the pros and cons of different dog breeds, different dog foods, or different dog training methods, you're getting honest opinions and information based on a lifetime of experience and research. Blue Chihuahua and cream Miniature Poodle Mouse, our blue Chihuahua, and Buffy, our cream Miniature Poodle Here is our Miniature Poodle, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Buffy is smart, obedient, and very sweet. She loves everyone (except vampires) and served as the unofficial mascot of my husband's third grade classroom for many years. Next to her is our Chihuahua, Mouse. Mouse came to us from a rescue group when she was diagnosed with a liver tumor and skin disease and scheduled for euthanasia. Happily, we got those health problems under control. Unhappily, she was also born with a neurological disorder called syringomyelia. It's very serious and reminds us to just take life one day at a time.