Shih Tzu Day 205: Shih Tzu Improvements

shih tzu mem­o­ries are secure

It has been quite a month. A com­puter crash and backup hard drive prob­lem at the same time caused me to lose all my data. Although pro­fes­sion­als told me I couldn’t get it back, per­sis­tency and lots of com­puter research led me to do just that. Yes­ter­day, I got to the point where I had even recov­ered my Day­One files, where I kept my Shih Tzu jour­nal. I am so happy to get back a few lost weeks that I hadn’t trans­ferred to my blog yet. I also recov­ered ALL of my videos. I was heart­bro­ken that I thought I had lost all those firsts with the shih tzus. I was kick­ing myself for not hav­ing put any up on my site or on YouTube, because I hadn’t yet fig­ured how to edit them. Now every­thing gets backed up on a backup drive and elsewhere!

atti­tude adjustment

One of the biggest things I have noticed over the past few weeks is Nigel’s changed atti­tude. He still gets ram­bunc­tious and still has to be cor­rected, but ever since I brought the “dog house” inside and put him in it when he was pick­ing on the girls, he has not been nearly as pos­ses­sive of things and doesn’t bully them to where it is unbearable.

Another improve­ment has been in the “tin­kle” depart­ment. I got tired of putting the small car­pet I put under their two train­ing pads in the washer and dryer, because I could always smell the rub­ber back­ing, and it was too hard to wash it by hand. Instead I have been using an old dish dry­ing mat as the base and putting one pad on top of it. For the most part, they are hit­ting the mark, although I do have to clean up the hard­wood floor in the morn­ing, because of whichever dog seems to squat on the edge. The best part is at least they seem to be really try­ing! I am not sure, but it seems like Flower might be wait­ing to go out­side in the morning.

shih tzu amnesia

Flower and Dot­tie seem to develop amne­sia every morn­ing. I have been com­ing down­stairs at 6 but John usu­ally doesn’t come down until 7. When the dogs hear his foot­steps on the stairs, they act like he is an intruder and bark like crazy, throw­ing in a growl here and there, even when they see who he is. But there is hope. He can now come up to them and pet them and assure them that he is not an intruder, and they do stop barking.

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Shih Tzu Day 202: Shih Tzu Lost in Time

Hello every­one! It is impos­si­ble to think that it is Jan­u­ary 17. I know I haven’t writ­ten a word all year, except to say that I had a com­puter mal­func­tion. I won’t talk about it very much, except to men­tion that it has been a night­mare, but things are finally get­ting back to normal.

As for the shih tzu sis­ters, and Nigel, how­ever, we grow to love them more every day! The win­ter months have slowed us down, prac­ti­cally into hiber­na­tion. Of course, they rouse peri­od­i­cally from sleep­ing to seek out food or treats. This after­noon is typ­i­cal. As I type on my com­puter, won­der­ing where the time went, Dot­tie snores beside me. Nigel is lying on the other side, not snor­ing, so I can’t tell if he is asleep. Flower goes back and forth between the couch and Shih Tzu Cen­tral, where she is right now. Check­ing on the dogs made me real­ize that Candy has been out­side for prob­a­bly an hour.

Dot­tie and Flower have taken a cue from Nigel, and now know how to “knock.” Dot­tie fran­ti­cally tapes her front paws on the slid­ing glass door. Flower does too, but when she is really impa­tient, she backs up and jumps at the door, hit­ting it with her front paws and then doing it again. Candy, how­ever, sits on the porch until some­one real­izes she is wait­ing. Half the time, even when you do notice she is miss­ing, when we go to let her in, she runs back out into the yard. Strange child, that one.

More soon, both for­ward and back­ward in time.

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Shih Tzu Day 190: Same Shih Tzu Different Year!

Hello every­one! I just wanted to say that I have had mas­sive com­puter prob­lems since New Years Eve and haven’t been able to post. But we will catch up soon. !

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