Chesley and I lost our second Shih Tzu suddenly. She was 12 years old in Aug. 2013. Her name was Maddie. Sweet Maddie. She was motherly and protective of Mitzi. She did what we wanted her to do and we loved her. She was precious and adorable. Maddie never left our side when we were home. She always wanted to be touching one of us where ever we may be. We miss Maddie more then one will ever know.
I could go on and on about these sweet dogs and show pictures and tell stories. Chesley and I do that here all the time. We share when we are with animal lovers and laugh and cry. All part of owning a dog. Only dog lovers would understand.
So we found ourselves without a dog and although I was at one point OK with that. Meaning no more worrying about getting home to let the dogs out, no more pet friendly hotels, no more leaving them home. But there is a place in Chesley's heart that is empty without a dog and only a dog can fill that particular place. Knowing that, we decided to look for another puppy. Chesley: Two Shih Tzu's, girls, puppies was the order! Pam: Rescue, Shih Tzu, girl was my order. We both agreed to wait until Jan. 2014.
Chesley's heart needed healing and he waited for a few weeks. While I was in CA he started looking online for a good place to get Shih Tzu puppies. Just to get prepared. He printed out information and places and made calls and was in search for the puppy that was right for us. I knew then we would most likely have a puppy with in a few weeks to months. How could I ever deny him that special need and love he wants? WELL, He did a good job!!
Introducing Dori (Adorable-Dori for short) (thank you Linda) or Dory from movie about a fish named Dory that helped Nemo's dad find his son in "Finding Nemo", just like Dori is helping Chesley's broken heart. but I keep calling her Pumpkin. ????
Birth June 30, 2013. We got her 12 weeks later. What happened to the "wait for Jan. to get a dog" Me! I'm what happened. I saw her and just couldn't leave her at the breeders we were checking out (6 hours round trip). One reason and the other she was old enough to leave her home and I just couldn't say good bye, we'll see you in Jan. Guess there is a place in my heart as well.
I'm told by many that she looks bigger in the pictures. She is smaller then a soccer ball. :) Well maybe a little longer.
4.5 pounds of pure cuteness. So sweet, timid, shy, playful, cuddly and seems very comfortable and relaxed here with these two softy's she's living with. She loves her new home. Although I'm afraid she is still in her "honeymoon stage" as Dawn calls it.
Dawn the "dog whisper" helped us so much with this sweet puppy.
I'm determined to have her potty trained! I've keep up with it so far and she has had only one pee pee accident the first few hours she arrived here. :)))) Poop only twice. It will happen!
I'm doing "Puppy Wise" for those of you that know about "baby wise" She has slept through the night first two nights and up only to pee one night.
I'll probably post more pictures but for now I'm concentrating on one thing and that is training her to NEVER have an accident ever. :))) Good luck huh!
OK so this is where I've been instead of online with FB and Words for Friends and house work, volunteering, emailing, bible study, etc.
We may be getting another dog in Jan. Really one might say? Yes really! My man wants two dogs, he will get two dogs. I will love them both too. I'm not saying I won't be frustrated or tired or angry with something has been chewed on or dragged out from somewhere but I will love them. I'll just go to CA and visit the Arnold's. :)
Chesley bonding with his puppy on the drive home.
Sweet story from Sammy about this picture.
And so the heart is healing and filling up with Dori.
Mitzi and Maddie will never be forgotten.
Piper either. Had to say that. Our first Shih Tzu we had for 17 years. Maddie our second, Mitzi our third and Dori our forth and ? our fifth.
Well after typing that I certainly should know how to train a puppy!!!
Are we to old for this????? I'll let you know!!