Pinky’s Top 7 Most Loveable, Lick-Your-Face Mutt List

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Looking for love in the form of a four-legged friend?

Whether they’re wagging their tail happily, giving sloppy kisses, snuggling on the couch or sitting adoringly at your feet — dogs LOVE to LOVE you, baby. Pinky quickly learned from working with dogs that most (if not all) dogs like to give and take love. But these “mutt” breeds take the cake:

Big Breeds (just more mutt to love)

  • Weimaraner

These silver beauties always have a special place in Pinky’s heart. They love to love and they’re good at letting their people know it, too.

They’re playful, smart and always full of heart. It doesn’t take long for this breed to warm up to people and they LOVE to be in the presence of the owners and families. Due to their gentle nature, they make great pets for seniors and smaller children. Weimaraner love to play and learn new tricks, but most importantly — these dogs love to love their humans. This breed is devoted and will be content to be right next to their owners, as much as is dog-gone possible.

English Yellow Labrador and American Black Lab

English Yellow Labrador and American Black Lab

  • Labrador Retriever

Oh my! Pinky can’t say enough about this lovable breed. They’re great to have with children, especially older active children because these cute, furry rascals are perpetual “kids at heart”. Their energy level is matched only by the boundless amounts of love they have to give. & we’re talking BOUNDless andBOUNDing love – this breed is incredibly sweet! In Pinky’s observations, the lab “flavors” chocolate, vanilla (yellow), and licorice (black) each have their own individual quirks.

Black labs are TYPically, the most laid back and love showing off and learning tricks. Just in Pinky’s experience.

Chocolate labs make excellent family dogs, they’re protective of their people and loyal — lots of energy with the chocolates, though.

Yellow labs are energetic and very sweet — many have will have a “pop-up” ornery streak that CAN be endearing.

ALL of the labradors Pinky’s come across have been very lovable. Personally, Pinky prefers English labrador retrievers — just because they’re more laid back, but that’s just Pinky’s preference. American field labs are a perfect match for active families who want a loving and energetic companion.

Pinky learned lots of new breeds while working with dogs….well, “new-to-her” breeds. Leonberger, Dogue De Bourdeux, Bouvier des Flanders, Airedale, Akita and Cane Corso are just a few of the unusual, rarely heard of breeds Pinky got the privilege to know, and most-pertinently, the Vizsla. Pinky just adores this loving and gentle breed. They’re sleek and graceful, which remindsPinky of the Weimaraner, but a tad bit calmer and maybe even a little gentler than the weim breed.

Pinky fondly rememebers one vizsla named Sasha, in particular who was very affectionate. She loved to climb onto Pinky’s lap to give her hugs. And somehow — even though she was far from “lap-dog size” — would manage to curl herself into a comfortable position in Pinky’s lap, anytime Pinky would sit down near her. Vizslas are most commonly smooth-haired, but there are wire-haired versions of this gorgeous breed too. Pinky believes those searching for a very loving, calm and gentle (medium-size) dog would be tickled pink with a vizsla.

“New Dog Breeds” to Pinky — Have you heard of these?

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  • Newfoundland


Pinky love, LOVE, LOVES Newfies. They’re so endearing with their big, “dopey” looks, clumsy walk and hopelessly, cheerful demeanor. Newfoundland owners please understand this description is stated with nothing but love for the breed — they’re one of Pinky’s FAVORITE breeds.

Before, anyone gets too excited, it’s important to understand — these dogs are meant for wide, open spaces and true dog lovers. They slobber and drool, they shed and they need consistent grooming. On top of that, they’re massive, which amounts to a massive amount of slobber and shedding. This is why it’s crucial to have the house and yard space for these loving beasts. Those of you who do — Pinky is envious of –

these dogs are just that special. They’re so gentle and sweet and of course, very loving and devoted to their people. Newfoundlands are so loving and devoted, in fact that the breed is known for rescuing their humans in an emergency situation. They’re great pets for seniors and children as long as they’re equipped to handle these big babies with big hearts.

The smaller set (apartment-size, but loveable)



  • Pomeranian

My goodness, these furry little puffballs of fun are not only adorable, but they’re so loving and loyal. They might tend to be a little on the yappy side, but their happy dispositions and loving personalities can help one look past this tiny flaw. Plus, training can always benefit any dog. Yes, even a pom-pom. Pinky loves Poms — they’re very affectionate and love to be in the presence of their owners…almost to a fault.

  • American Eskimo Dog

Pinky got the pleasure of meeting an American Eskimo dog for the very first time, when she went to work at the humane society. Sampson, was a 15 year-old AE who had spent much of his life inside the walls of the shelter. Sampson had a bit of a stranger-danger barking issue, but once you got past that — the little guy was an absolute love bug. He could walk, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t love to be carried outside, giving kisses all the way.

Sampson had an incredible personality, that thankfully someone saw. A man who lived several states away in Wisconsin stumbled across Sampson’s profile on He drove the entire trip and adopted the cute, little fella. The owner kept in contact with the shelter regularly (even sent pictures). He relayed information about Sampson settling in with their family, right away. He even bonded very quickly with his new sister, also an older AE. Sampson lived the last year of his life happy, spoiled, and in a family where he was loved and could give love. Everyone at the shelter adored this special, little dog and missed his daily affection, but couldn’t be happier of the outcome.

Jetta, The Doxie

Jetta, The Doxie

  • Dachshund

Jetta, Pinky’s doxie girl is one of the most loving dogs on the planet. She loves virtually everyone she meets and she is a lap-hopping, kissing fool. Dachshunds, by nature are very affectionate. They are happiest when they are surrounded by their family and the bigger the family (or the more members around), the happier they are. They love to sit on laps and are some of the best snugglers around.

Prior to owning a dachshund, Pinky was not a fan of the breed. They’re notoriously one of the more aggressive small dogs around, they’re stubborn and they’re known to bark. But when Pinky wanted a dog, and she found out “baby Jetta” was being passed around like a holiday fruitcake (3 homes already at only 6 months old) — she knew something had to be done. Pinky drove to meet her and it was love at first sight. Jetta greeted Pinky with a lick on the face & that’s all she wrote. She’s been by Pinky’s side, as a sweet and loving companion ever since. : )

Face-lickers and snugglers that didn’t make the list, but deserve a mention:

This is Pinky’s list, but that doesn’t meant that there aren’t loving dogs in every breed.

And let’s not forget about mutts too — some of the biggest lovers are mixed breed mutts!

<Those searching for a particular breed can do a breed-specific search on to find the perfect pet for your family..>

Pinky’s Top 10 Stephen King Horror Flick List


In Pinky’s humble opinion, Stephen King is the ultimate master of horror films. That’s why she didn’t feel it was right to combine his masterpieces with the others in Pinky Chai’s Horror, Haunts and Zombie Boo Flicks Top 25 List (posted 20Oct / 2013). So, I’m sure you’ve been waiting in breathless anticipation for it, so here it is:

Pinky’s Top 10 Stephen King Horror Flick List

# 10: The Mangler : Classic old Stephen King

# 9: Stand by Me : Love it — watch the trailer

# 8: 1408 : Pinky thinks she’s stayed at this “motel hell” before

#7: Cujo : After observing dog behavior for the past 3 years, I realized that the dog in this movie, isn’t vicious at all — most attack dogs don’t wag their tails..

#6: Carrie : A classic, I’m sure this ranks higher on most people’s list — this clip is from the newest version, which I haven’t seen…let me know if you’ve seen it and it’s worth watching.

#5: Dolores Claiborne : Haunting, but great plot — it’s true, “husbands die every day”

#4: Rose Red : This movie is long, but worth it if you like a good SK scare

#3: Misery : Classic! Kathy Bates is phenomenal

#2: Creepshow 2 : Thanks for the ride, lady! Love that scene : )

#1: The Shining : Great script, great movie, great scene

If you like Stephen King, hit me up and tell me your top picks:

So, yes Pinky missed the “Halloween deadline”, but trick-or-treating was postponed (due to rain) in Pinky’s neighborhood, so here’s to celebrating another night of Halloween. Plus, it’s always a good time to watch a Stephen King film, so let’s get ghoulish…

A Pinky is Worth a Thousand Words

Driving near Seymour, IndianaDriving near Seymour, Indiana

Driving near Seymour, Indiana

Heaven is under our feet as
well as over our heads.

-Henry David Thoreau

Love the trees until their
leaves fall off, then encourage
them to try again next year.

-Chad Sugg

Brown County State Park, Indiana

Near Brown County (Nashville, Indiana)

Every man has his secret sorrows
which the world knows not; and often
times we call a man cold when he is
only sad.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost

fall autumn tree

Can you tell Pinky loves trees?

The best remedy for those who
are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere
where they can be quite alone
with the heavens, nature and
God. Because only then does
one feel that all is as it should
be and that God wishes to see
people happy, amidst the
simple beauty of nature. As
longs as this exists, and it
certainly always will, I know
that then there will always be
comfort for every sorrow,
whatever the circumstances
may be. And I firmly believe
that nature brings solace in
all troubles.

-Anne Frank

Driving near Columbus, Indiana

Driving near Columbus, Indiana

Those who contemplate the
beauty of the earth find
reserves of strength that will
endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely
healing in the repeated
refrains of nature — the
assurance that dawn comes
after night, and spring after

-Rachel Carson

Adopt the pace of nature: her
secret is patience.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brown County State Park, Indiana

Our task must be to free
ourselves… by widening our
circle of compassion to
embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and
it’s beauty.

-Albert Einstein

And then there are the times
when the wolves are silent
and the moon is howling.

-George Carlin

Fall's pretty colors

Fall’s pretty colors

Everybody needs beauty as
well as bread, places to play
in and pray in, where nature
may heal and give strength to
body and soul.

-John Muir

Downtown Suburbia

Downtown Suburbs (Southern Indiana)

I think having land and not
ruining it is the most
beautiful art that anybody
could ever want.

-Andy Warhol



Pinky Gets Personal

Getting up Close And Personal With Pinky

Getting up Close And Personal With Pinky

Pinky’s site needed an ‘About Pinky’ section, so here you are….’like me’ or ‘love me’…those are your only 2 options.

Complete version is available on the "About Pinky" page.

Complete version is available on the “About Pinky” page.




  • Pinky loves butter!
  • Pinky loves cheese too, but not American cheese — except on grilled cheese & even then, pepper jack is her #1 choice. Pepper jack is incredible.
  • Which brings me to discuss Pinky’s love of spicy food — it’s a beautiful relationship, it really is. Pinky loves to push her taste buds to the limits with spicy food & the spicier, the better. Habanero peppers are past the limit, but that’s about it.
  • Pinky loves fruits and vegetables. She eats them daily, which is good & Pinky pats herself on the back for this small feat. HowEVER, Pinky also has a horrible obsession with sugar…we’re talking: she could eat an entire cake or dozen donuts in one sitting…probably.. Sadly, this cancels out the healthy goodness of her fruit and vegetable intake. But what is Pinky to do? Boston cream is her nemesis.





  • Pinky thinks she might be Asian, although neither parent looks it…she’s convinced…something was awry ; )…just kidding, sort of.ID-100112980
  • Pinky doesn’t know the actual color of her hair — pretty sure it’s some sort of red, though.




  • Pinky met the love of her life, “Blue J”, stranded on the side of the road. She gave him a ride home and it was over, for Pinky Chai and Blue J. They’ve been blissfully happy for the past 8 years and counting…
  • Pinky loves love songs. & anti-love songs – to keep it balanced. The ONLY genre Pinky doesn’t like is bluegrass.




  • Pinky loves and appreciates ALL animals, even bugs, but there are two species that terrify her: birds and possums (or oppossums, however you say it – they’re flippin’ scary).
  • Pinky has two four-legged kids: Jetta, the doxie who is 6 & Bruiser, the chuggle, chug, cheagle or something mix who is around 3. They both come to “here, kitty kitty”
  • Pinky has wanted a variety of “exotic” pets throughout the years including an iguana (age 12), a monkey (age 10), a turtle (age 9) and a snake (age 19). Pinky has never gotten her wish..




  • Pinky’s mind wanders…a lot. Pretty sure she has some level of ADD..even though she tries to pass it off as being dedicated to the art of writing.
  • Pinky has always been an early riser. Usually, waking around 3 or 4 am is typical. Much to Pinky’s dismay — this is the case whether she’s gotten 6 hours of sleep or only 3. But, this is Pinky’s way and it always has been.
  • P. Chai got her nickname because chai tea is her favorite drink & she always drinks, pinky up~! There are a few other reasons, but we’ll save those for later.
  • Other nicknames of Pinky Chai are: “Slinky”, “Eggs and Legs”, “Stretch”, “Tall Girl”, “Peaches” and “Cheerio”, just to name a few.

Pinky’s Top 10 Kiddie (Not-so-scary) Fright Flick List

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Pinky thinks there aren’t enough “wholesome” halloween movies for kids, but here are 10 great titles to watch with your little ones. Check out Pinky’s top 10 Halloween flick picks for kids…or ‘kid’dies at heart:

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10. Tom and Jerry Halloween Hi-Jinks

9. The Witches

8. Casper (cartoon clip)

7. Alvin The Chipmunks Meet The Wolf Man

6. Labyrinth

5. The Little Vampire

4. Monsters Inc.

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

2. A Monster in Paris

1. Hocus Pocus

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Two Pinkys Up for All Things Halloween:

Pinky & Mutt Get Down And Dirty: Bath Time

My dog LOVES a bath…

Right before she has bath-induced "lights out". Don't believe the innocent look. This is the face of a heathen, a clean/dirty heathen at that.

Right before she has bath-induced “lights out”.
Don’t believe the innocent look. This is the face of a heathen, a clean/dirty heathen at that.

I mean she flips for it — afterwards runs around the house, not a care in the world for a solid 10 minutes.


what shames Pinky to no end is:

AS SOON as she’s done running 30 laps around the house – wants to go outside and tries remarkably hard to “dirty” and “smell” herself up – Blurg.

How unladylike.This is not acceptable Pinky-dog behavior.For sure.

After her outdoor romp, she’ll run 2 more laps and CRASH. She’s out like a light for the rest of the day.

…& that’s how bath day goes.

Pinky Ponders: The Power of Music

The music scene is abuzz about the release of TLC’s biopic, Crazy Sexy Cool. Reviews call it a truly, authentic interpretation of the group’s struggles and victories throughout the past 20 years.

This film captures the heart of their style (and grace) throughout the ups and downs they faced.

The most memorable of those struggles was when Lisa “Left Eye Lopez”, an integral part of their trio was tragically killed in an accident. I still remember when it happened — it was such a shock. Sudden and unexpected.

I also remember watching the remaining two Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas suffer a deep loss that we as fans could only imagine what it felt like. To be going so strong and then have it all come to a screeching halt..

We could only view them as outsiders, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t feel the heartbreak.

Chasing Waterfalls

Pinky wonders — Why do we mourn for performers, musicians in particular? We’ve never met them, spoken to them, but yet, we feel like they’re a part of us.

They open themselves up through their music and lyrics.

They bare their souls to us. 

We believe that we understand their pain, their joy and everything in between — we feel it, what they feel because music is just that powerful.

& we subconsciously appreciate this “peek” into the expression of their souls.

TLC Lives on
If you’re a TLC fan, like Pinky — they just released (on Oct.15th,2013) a “Greatest Hits” CD 20  that features classics like Waterfalls, Scrubs and Creep PLUS, brand new tracks like Meant to be featuring T-Boz and Chilli. The new songs are reminiscent of their self-defined style that helped them rise to fame 20 years ago.

Check out this song, “Meant to be” written by Ne-yo (one of two previously unreleased songs on their 20 album) performed by T-Boz and Chilli.

Oh-Bla-Di Oh-Bla-Da

I think that if I had been alive when John Lennon was shot — it would have been a devastating day. I love the Beatles. It’s probably best I wasn’t born in the 50′s and a teenager in the 60′s. Pretty sure I would’ve been a tad bit obsessed with these Legends.

Gone Too Soon

But the singer that most struck me when she died was probably Aaliyah. It seemed that she had only gotten started. She died so suddenly, she was so talented and beautiful and had an amazing future in front of her. I love this song, “Rock the Boat”. Try Again, One in a Million, I Miss You and All I Need.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading!

Good night, good afternoon and good morning, wherever you are : ).

Pinky Chai’s All-Natural ‘Boo’-Licious Beauty Blends

If you follow my blog, you know I love food. I’ve discovered a few more uses for food — beyond just feeding your face. Here is Pinky’s list of all-natural beauty tips, remedies and regimens…Halloween-style:

Face lines from evil cackling?


Squeeze juice from 2 white grapes and mix with 1 teaspoon of sugar -- Leave on skin for 15 minutes & rinse. Repeat 2x a week.

Squeeze juice from 2 white grapes and mix with 1 teaspoon of sugar — Leave on skin for 15 minutes & rinse. Repeat 2x a week.

Smooth wrinkles, crows feet and laugh lines with white grapes. This super fruit contains alpha-hydroxy acids (much like expensive acid peels) that dissolve and exfoliate the dead outer layer of skin.


You don’t need expensive collagen implants. White tea wards off evil wrinkles and keeps skin soft and youthful-looking by boosting skin’s natural collagen.

Sip 1 cup of white tea a day to keep skin smooth from wrinkles and to keep skin soft and supple.

Sip 1 cup of white tea a day to keep skin smooth from wrinkles and to keep skin soft and supple.


Pumpkin works as a softener to skin, especially when combined with other yummy ingredients like, yogurt (an all-natural exfoliant) and oats (a great skin moisturizer). Keep skin soft and smooth with the witches’ brew below.

Monster mash 3 medium strawberries together with 1 tablespoons of honey. Spread onto face and let sit for 10-15 minutes to reap the benefits of this breakout banisher.

Monster mash 3 medium strawberries together with 1 tablespoons of honey. Spread onto face and let sit for 10-15 minutes to reap the benefits of this breakout banisher.

Need to “scare away” breakouts?


Strawberries banish dry skin and honey works as a natural astringent by making blemishes disappear. The yummy concoction below, scares away blackheads, pimples AND dry skin — like poof!



Need a sleep potion for restless nights?


Drink a glass of cherry juice for restful sleep before climbing into your coffin at night.

Drink a glass of cherry juice for restful sleep before climbing into your coffin at night.

Cherry juice contains a natural pain-killing ingredient, which promotes more restful sleep. Research suggests and The Count agrees — you’ll get a good 17 more minutes of deep sleep by drinking this wickedly good nightcap.

Feel like a zombie from lack of sleep?



Ginger offers a variety of benefits among soothing evil tummy troubles and easing achiness to promote a more restful sleep.

Mix up a wicked brew of ginger tea for a good night's sleep.

Mix up a wicked brew of ginger tea for a good night’s sleep.

Scratchy throat from shrieking and howling at the moon?


Bring 1 teaspoon of flax seeds and 1 cup of water to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain seeds and sip while warm.

Bring 1 teaspoon of flax seeds and 1 cup of water to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain seeds and sip while warm.

Flax seed is an all-natural ingredient that loosens pflegm. Use the witchy spell below, to get back to howling, pflegm-free! As a bonus, flax seed helps to curb mood swings.


Put peppermint tea in your cauldron and inhale.

Put peppermint tea in your cauldron and inhale the steamy, peppermint goodness.

The natural menthol in peppermint tea releases sinister pflegm (better than over-the-counter expectorants) and gets you back to your old self, again.

vinegar bottles

Bring this unsightly affliction to a dead end by mixing 1 part vinegar and 2 parts warm water for a “fungus-freaking” foot soak. Soak feet for 15 minutes daily to banish the evil fungus banshee, for good.

Nail fungus creeping up on you?


This common household product stops fungus and athlete’s foot in its’ tracks. The acid in vinegar destroys fungus, like garlic does to vampires.

Flat, dull hair got you feeling witchy?


Combine 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary and 2 cups of water into a pot. Boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Cool and transfer the elixer into a spray bottle. Spritz on hair to make it glisten and shine.


Don’t shy away from the light just because your hair isn’t shiny and lustrous. Make it shine and glisten in the sunlight (AND the moonlight) with this clever concoction.

rosemary and mint conditioner

or…try Pinky’s fave conditioner EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Reconstruct Conditioner by L’Oreal Paris. It costs $6-8 at any department store or drug store. It is one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. Not only does it strengthen my hair (after just one use — according to the L’Oreal Paris website), but the rosemary makes my hair super shiny and the mint keeps my locks smelling fresh and clean. The rosemary-mint combo also works as an aromatherapy to invigorate the senses. Try it — it’s seriously great. No one is paying me to say this, I just LOVE this product enough to promote it. It’s de-liciously cheap and seriously good for your hair.

Pinky Learns a New Trick: Milkin’ it

This is mesmerizing. Even if you don’t try it… You’ve gotta watch this nifty milk trick —

Thank you for reading!

Yours Truly,


Pinky Chai’s Horror, Haunts and Zombie Boo Flicks Top 25 List

Pinky Chai’s Horror, Haunts and Zombie Boo Flicks Top 25 List __ Carefully crafted by Pinky ID-10060318

Here it is: Pinky Chai’s Horror, Haunts and Zombie Boo Flicks Top 25 List:

25. Amityville Horror

24. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane <Classically Wicked>

23. Rosemary’s Baby

22. Dawn of The Dead

The Bone Tingling Trailer:

21. The Haunting in Connecticut

20. Scream

19. The Craft

Cult-Classic of Pinky’s Generation:

18. The Happening

17. Gothika

16. The Glass House

A thriller, but heart-pumping just the same :

15. Silence of The Lambs

14. 28 Days

13. Friday The 13th

12. The People Under The Stairs

creeeeeepy… :

11. Stigmata

10. Final Destination <Pinky couldn’t cross railroad tracks, fly on a plane or walk under a hanging sign for a solid week without cringing!>

9. Tales From The Crypt

8. The Others

7. Psycho

The Infamous Shower-Knife-Murder Scene :

6. Mothman Prophecies

5. Copycat  <scared the holy sugar out of Pinky!>

4. Jeepers Creepers <They progressively get worse with each sequel, but it’s’s too fake to be scary — that’s why it’s on the Pinky list!>

Jeepers Creepers (original) :

Jeepers Creepers 2 :

Jeepers Creepers 3 Cathedral :

3. Otis <Watch ‘Otis’ Pinky’s favorite horror-comedy>

Sick & Twisted:

2. Zombieland <Pinky’s fave zombie movie!>

1. Halloween

Halloween (Pinky’s Fave — Le Originale) :


ID-100199803(2)That’s the list, gremlins!

Pinky’s Scary Movie Spoof Pick:

A Haunted House

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<<Stay Tuned Next Week My Pretties — ‘Pinky’s Top 13 Stephen King Horror Flick List’. Yes, he requires his own list.>>

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