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Our Pomeranian Dog

Updated on September 30, 2014
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The author is an amateur artist and photographer that loves to travel with her husband of 35 years.

Meet Smokey Joe!

Smokey Joe is a blue merle pomeranian who we bought as a puppy when he was around 8 weeks old. He was shy and just stared at me while his older brother danced around and gave me kisses. There was something about this little pomeranian puppy that just melted my heart. Not sure if it was the way he looked at me or what!

I think he was sitting back considering whether or not we were worthy of his time. So mellow and cute. Such a vast difference between him and our first pom.

Smokey Joe - How he got his name.


We decided to call him Smokey, for a couple different reasons. His parents were both registered with names that had something to do with Bears. Probably because pomeranians tend to look like little teddy bears, especially when they are very little. So we named him "Smokey Bear", which soon became shortened to "Smokey Joe".

Don't ask me why my dog has a middle name, all of our animals seem to! We have a cat called Buster Brown, another cat called Tabby Sue, and then our pom, Smokey Joe!

Smokey Joe laying in our living room - He does a lot of laying around

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Nothing like our old Pom, Smokey Joe is as mellow as they come. Just loves to lay around until we go out somewhere!

If you were to say to him, want to "___" insert any word here, his ears would perk up and he would spin in circles all excited. Even though he would have absolutely no idea what you were going to do. Unless you actually said "walk" or "go out back" or "go for a ride" "go bye bye". Any of these phrases animate this little puff of laziness like no other.

Oh, there is one more...Do you want a biscuit?


Bond with their entire family!

Pomeranian Stuffed Animal - Stuffed Pomeranian

Smokey thinks she is cute!

Itty Bitty Boo

Itty Bitty Boo in Bear Suit
Itty Bitty Boo in Bear Suit

Smokey thinks she is adorable, and so do I


Smokey doing "The Twitch" - Does your Pom do this?

Our Smokey Joe likes to do this think we call "the Twitch" He lays on his back and moves his feet really fast together like he is doing exercises.

He seems to do it just for fun all the time.

We can also get him to do it on command.

It is so funny!

People often think maybe he is having a seizure.

We wonder if there are other Pom's in the world that do this twitching thing.

Pomeranians (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Smokey thinks the dog on this book looks just like him!

If I hang out and be really cute, I get everything I want - Spoiled, me...naw!

Yes I know that I am cute - Don't you think so too?

How to care for an aging Pom

There are certain needs that all dogs have.

They need love, discipline, food, water, exercise and health care.

Dental care:

We had been feeding our pom those little teeth cleaning treats, but it was not quite enough. I started cleaning his teeth with some teeth cleaning wipes. I really wished that I had started doing this when he was really young.

The easiest way to get them to let you do this is to sneak in from the side of their cheek, just wrap the wipe around your finger and have them on your lap petting them. Then sneak the finger into their mouth and scrub the teeth and gums. Slowly they will get used to it.

It is really important to do this all the time. It is expensive and dangerous to your dog to have to have his teeth cleaned at the vet.

We had to take Smokey in last year, I actually got really emotional when I looked up his birth certificate and realized that he is almost 10 years old. Time passes so quickly.

We ended up having them neuter him too, which is better for the dog. Less chance of getting testicular cancer among other problems.

The veterinarian said that he is in great health, which made us feel very happy. Knowing his age, one can't help think how quickly time is passing by.


It is important that your dog gets the right nutrition. Find a good dog food and stick with it. Most poms are sensitive to diet changes and can easily get their digestive system upset if they vary from their normal diet.

As hard as it is to resist those liquid black eyes, people food is not good for your dog. Stick to what you know is right for them.

Thanks for stopping by to meet Smokey Joe, my cute little Pomeranian.

Drop a note here, would love if you all would say hi, tell us about your dogs or cats.

Have a great day!


That's Smokey Joe - Our Pom in a nutshell

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      Linda Hoxie 2 years ago from Idaho

      Oh my gosh, I had not known of another Pom that does the twitch...too cute!

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      Emma 2 years ago

      So cute! My pomeranian does the twitch too! She will lay on her back, often with a toy and do it! It's so funny

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      Rosa 2 years ago

      Son of a gun, this is so hefllup!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Mina looks like Smokeys sis!! Wish I could post a pic somehow.. She oes the twitching thing too... Mostly when shes trying to relax for the evening or maybe when shes just eaten and is full.... Wondering what it is too...

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      Smokey Joe is VERY cute!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Smokey Joe is too cute! Funny how dogs have their own little characteristics! I can imagine him kicking his little feet. Maybe he's trying to tell you how much he loves you! What an adorable pet! Thanks for sharing your love for Smokey Joe! :)

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      Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      he is gorgeous - thanks for introducing him

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Aww.. Smokey Joe is so bright eyed and alert looking -- what a darling! Thanks for sharing your Pom with me. I don't have any 'pets' now; otherwise, I'd have them read Smokey Joe's story too! :)