Tiffany Haddish and her Celeb Morkie

Tiffany Haddish and her Celeb Morkie

Meet the newest celeb Morkie fan – Tiffany Haddish and her Morkie, Sleeper.

The actor/comedian had become friends with “an older lady” who owned the Morkie. The lady suggested that Tiffany take the puppy home and bring her back for visits. Sadly the lady died shortly after, so Tiffany is the newest devoted member of Morkie Nation!




Who doesn't love a Morkie!

Tiffany Haddish on her late-night podcast comedy Two and a Half Women… Featuring Tiffany Haddish, Tamara Johnson, celebrity stylist Dwen “The Diva” Curry & comedian Donnell Rawlings.

The “half” is Sleeper, Tiffany’s Morkie.

See Tiffany Haddish on People TV with her Morkie Sleeper

Famous Morkie Owners

Ashley Tisdale

Blake Lively

Drake

Jann Arden

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

And some more….

Kevin Jonas

Marnie Stern

Susan Sarandon

Perez Hilton

Steve Tyler

See their photos here

15 Things Your Morkie Hates

15 Things Your Morkie Hates

Shocker, but WE can be annoying to our DOGS! Even though you might treat your dog like a little person, animals have different preferences and ideas about things… like hugs. Here are 15 things your dog probably hates.

“I hate being around fireworks”

A dog’s first reaction to ear-splitting sounds and frightening lights, is to flee. In fact, the ASPCA reports that more dogs get lost on the 4th of July than any other single day in the year. Besides inducing massive fear, loud sounds can also damage a dog’s more sensitive hearing.

“I hate it when you pat my head”

Dogs have personal space too and a hand coming into their face area invades it. Instead, rub his back, side or belly. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t like someone tapping on YOUR head.

“I hate it when you hug me”

This one is a big surprise to most of us. When we hug them, apparently dogs feel too constrained. To them, hugging is an unwelcome sign of dominance. Same thing if you putting your face too close to theirs.

“I hate it when you don’t let me explore when we go on a walk”

A dog’s sense of smell is 10 to 100 THOUSAND times greater than ours, and when you’re out for a walk, there are some pretty amazing scents out there! So let him sniff and explore; it’s in his DNA.

“I hate it when you over-stare!”

Prolonged eye contact is something that makes dogs really uncomfortable. In the canine world, it’s a sign of establishing dominance and a challenge to fight.

“I hate it when you leave me alone all day”

Dogs are pack animals and they need their peeps around them to feel comfortable. Otherwise they can get very depressed and anxious… leading sometimes to Canine Anxiety Disorder.

“When you’re upset, I’m upset”

You can’t always be up and you shouldn’t have to put on a fake happy face for your best friend, but dogs get very anxious and unnerved if you’re upset or depressed, or generally just not yourself. Dogs live for routine and steady environments.

“I hate it when you yell at me”

When you yell at a dog, it sounds like angry barking and that signals trouble. Your dog won’t understand a thing – except that dangers’s at hand.

“I hate it when you force me to…”

Like us, dogs have preferences….and they like routine. So teaching your dog to “face his fears” by keeping him close to the vacuum cleaner when he’d like to flee, or forcing him to socialize, will make him very tense and ill at ease.

“I hate wearing that Hallowe’en costume”

This one doesn’t really need explaining. Some dogs don’t mind if you make them look ridiculous for a few minutes a year, but if your dog objects, don’t push it.

“I hate it when you tease me – don’t!”

I know, who does this? But some people still think it’s funny to tease their dogs. Pretend to throw the ball, don’t throw it. Bark at a stray you see on the street. Pull your dog’s tail. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

“I hate it when you wake me up for no reason”

Dogs have dreams too, and sometimes great dreams. So don’t wake them up unless you really must. It’s startling and unnerving.

“I hate it when you think I know words.”

Dogs CAN learn some words, but they look to your body language and tone of voice for communication. Repeating ‘blah blah blah’ over and over doesn’t help a dog understand.

“I hate it when you suddenly scoop me up off the ground.”

Found wandering in the jungles of New Guinea by an American soldier, Smoky was a full grown 4 pound female Yorkshire Terrier who became a war hero during WWII. She even tried parachuting!

Read more about Smoky here

Dogs belong on the ground; even when they’re only a couple of pounds, they don’t relish being scooped up and carried around, usually with zero notice.

“That vacuum? Hate it.”

Dogs can sense vibrations and hear sounds that we miss. Vacuum cleaners have plenty of both and are generally quite frightening for dogs. Invite your dog into another room when it’s time to hoover.

Heatstroke in dogs

Heatstroke in dogs

Don’t be a victim of heatstroke in dogs.  Know the symptoms and how is it treated. Heatstroke is very dangerous, especially for small dogs like Morkies. Heatstroke in dogs and in people, occurs when it’s so hot out, the body can no longer cool itself. As it gets hotter and hotter, internal organs are damaged and start to fail. Kidneys can suddenly give out. Severe enough, and your little dog will die.

Hyperthermia, or high body temperature, can happen to dogs more easily than us, because they can’t sweat to cool down like we can. Instead, dogs eliminate heat by panting. (Some sweat glands in the dog’s footpads can help with heat dissipation, but only minimally.) When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature rises.

Signs of heatstroke in dogs

At first, a dog with heatstroke seems very anxious, won’t settle down and pants a lot. Sometimes he might drool or vomit. As he gets hotter, you may see lethargy, muscle weakness, inability to stand and seizures.

Take your dog’s temperature*

To find out if your Morkie has heatstroke, take his temperature. If it is above 104 degrees (40 C), then he has heatstroke and the situation is serious.

Download this handy temperature guide, in Celsius and Fahrenheit 

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First aid for heatstroke

Don’t overdo the cooling though… never wet down your dog and then put him in front of a fan or air conditioner, for example.

Offer him water but never force it down his throat.

It’s suggested that you rub the dog’s legs vigorously, to encourage circulation and reduce the risk of shock.

tri colour morkie in sunglasses

Always get medical help ASAP to ensure that the internal damage has been stopped. Unseen damage can continue even though your dog’s temperature is down. Swelling of the brain, and abnormal blood clotting are just two examples.

How to Avoid Heatstroke

  • Always have plenty of fresh water available
  • Avoid exercise during the hottest parts of the day
  • Keep your Morkie at a healthy weight

I hope it goes without saying, never ever leave your dog in a car, even in the shade. Cars really are like ovens: when it’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius) outside, in a car it can reach an unbearable 117 degrees F (47 C) degrees within the hour.

Be especially careful of very young or older dogs. They’re more susceptible. Don’t forget – It’s that time again – dogs in hot cars

Heatstroke can cause unseen problems, such as swelling of the brain, kidney failure, and abnormal clotting of blood. On the way to the veterinarian, travel with the windows open and the air conditioner on.

Should my Morkie have short hair in summer?

Not necessarily. Since Morkies have hair, not fur, there’s no heavy undercoat to make them super hot. And the hair protects your Morkie’s skin from sunburn and insect bites.

*How to take your dog’s temperature

Ideally you already have a digital thermometer meant for dogs. It’s used rectally, after you’ve applied a thin layer of Vaseline. In a pinch, you can use a regular baby thermometer.


Download this handy temperature guide