Tell me about your Shih Tzu!
I cannot even imagine not having a pet. How do you clean up the crumbs on your carpet?
Who eats your centipedes?
What do you use all your paper towels and lint brushes for?
Who makes you feel better when you’re sad or sick?
Spouses are fine, but cats are furry, and Shih Tzu just wants to be loved and petted!!
So that’s the direction we’re headed in today. Furry spouses. No. I mean Shih Tzu pets. I wanna talk Shih Tzu. Simply out of curiosity.
I want to know if you have a pet or not and if you do, I want to know what kind of pet you have.
Not that I’m looking for inspiration. I have enough pets. I do not need another pet. This house is too small and my energy too low. NO MORE PETS. ……But let me tell you about the Bell’s Shih Tzu family.
Codie is 5 1/2 years old now, (in the back), in front Mini-3 years, Drummer-4 years, Tramp- 5 1/2 years, Our Shih Tzu family!
Cody is the largest of our four Shih Tzu puppies. She has a dense double coat which we keep cut fairly short and loves running and jumping in the snow… and just running anywhere! She has a lovable disposition (like most Shih Tzu) and loves to have you lay on the ground and play with her and her toys. In the evening Codie brings us her favorite toy for this day and starts the play games. Soon the others join in. She is the leader of the pack, although sometimes Drummer thinks he is and they have to sort it out. She has a very noble appearance with her slight underbite and holds her head high.
Tramp is Codie’s brother and about half her size. He seems to be the serious one of the pack. Tramp has a double coat like his sister and it is also kept short. Tramp likes to sit like a stuffed teddy bear and looks like one when he sits that way. He doesn’t like to play in the snow as much as Cody, he walks in her foot prints and hates to get his feet wet. Walking on dew covered grass is definitely something to avoid! Eating Hosta’s is becoming one of his traits we are trying to squelch in the bud, but Drummer taught him well and it will be a chore.
Drummer is the water boy in this pack…He was walking along the edge of our small backyard pond yesterday while some friends were here. We were all sitting around the pond, just talking and watching Drum walking on the edge and Mini drinking from her spot on one end of the water. Then, Drum leaned over a little too far and slipped into the pond! Boy was he surprised when he couldn’t touch the bottom, although the pond is less than a foot deep in that area! He swam over to the Island area and stood there looking quite miffed! He then ran back and forth trying to figure out a way off the island and back to the “mainland”. Eventually, he squeezed between the Featherstone fountain and the Maple tree and got out. He ran right over to us, long hair dripping, and stared at us. Dad got a towel and wrapped him up. He soon fell asleep exhausted from his harrowing experience.
Drummer’s coat feels more like human hair than any Shih Tzu we have petted. He is a happy go lucky boy and runs like a stallion too.
Mini is the smallest and youngest of the group. She has long fine hair which sweeps the ground wherever she goes… and picks up every leaf and other pieces of trash that are lying around. Mini is a real lover and loves giving kisses. She is also our early storm warning system. Before we hear anything she knows the thunder is coming and thunder is her enemy! We wrap her tightly in her “blanky” and hug her tight until the danger passes. She repays us with big licks and by making a sound that kinda reminds you of a pig snorting… how lovable is that! She comes to us when she is ready to take her afternoon nap on our shoulder while nuzzling our neck. Mini loves it so much. So cute as she tries to ask up to pick her up with those big sleepy eyes!
Now if you’ll excuse me it’s time to for me to turn in and do a little bit of bedtime reading before the pups alert me as to a raccoon getting into the bird seed feeders again!
Dianne…(Jannie’s sister)…and this site’s caretaker!