shih tzu a.m.
I don’t usually eat cereal for breakfast, but I have had Frosted Mini Wheats the last few days. Flower always jumps up on the couch to see what I am eating and if she can talk me out of any. I know I should discourage this, but it’s tough. I gave her half of a mini wheat. She stayed on the couch with me for a while. I was busy updating our blog, but I realized that the shih tzus were waiting for some time with me, so I stopped and gave them some attention.
shih tzu afternoon
After the shih tzus had their early afternoon treat, Flower and Dottie came in with me, but, as usual, Candy, our independent shih tzu, stayed outside. She sat on the porch steps for awhile, and then went and sat by the trailer. I don’t know why she is such a loner. I’m glad she likes it outside though. I wish Dottie and Flower would stay out more, because they get so bored inside.
I had some leftover pasta for lunch. Dottie was already sitting by me, but the smell of food brought Flower running. I gave them a few small pieces, but Candy stayed in Shih Tzu Central. Flower sat on the couch with us for a while before jumping down to find something more excited to do, like lying on her dog bed staring at us.
Dottie went back and forth between Shih Tzu Central and the couch all afternoon. At one point, she came up and rubbed her head against my feet and legs. Flower and Candy saw what she was doing, and came running. Dottie and Flower ket nudging my legs until I pushed my computer stand away and got down on the floor with them. After playing a little, I gave them one of their dental treats. I hoped they’d chew on them for a while, but they gobbled them down quickly.
Delores at BFF Rescue emailed me and told me that, once again the animal rescue had more dogs than dog foster parents for them. She told me that she is getting a dog named Nigel in next week. She said that she thought Nigel was 2 years old, and that someone dropped him off at a Missouri shelter with pneumonia. He was in the ICU for five days then went to a foster home there. She said Nigel was only 9 pounds and very thin. I told her that if she needed us to take him as a foster dog, we would until she found a more permanent foster home or someone to adopt him.
A few hours after I talked to her, one of my friends saw some pictures I posted on Facebook of Dottie’s birthday party. She said that a friend had a shih tzu and she really wanted one. She asked me if there was a shih tzu rescue in Colorado. I told her about the Colorado Shih Tzu Maltese Rescue. I told her that their adoption fee is $300, but also told her about BFF Rescue and that they have a lower adoption fee: $175 versus $300.
I told her about Nigel and that BFF Rescue gets other shih tzus in from time to time. However, she is like I was at first. She wants a dog under a year who is housebroken, healthy and has no big issues. I told her that might be a little harder to do. I also told her that our girls were definitely problem children when we got them, but we had worked out some of the kinks.
Candy and the couch
In my campaign to get Candy to be one of the couch dogs, I picked her up Candy and put her between John and me after we finished eating. She stayed there for probably 20 minutes and then jumped down. However, about five minutes later, she came towards the couch; I thought she looked like she was thinking about jumping, and I held my breath. Then, she jumped up! Except for the day when a noise scared her weeks ago, this is the first time she jumped up on the couch with us on it. She lay down between me and Dottie and stayed for probably another half hour. I don’t think Dottie knew what to do initially. She tried to sit on her when Candy first lay down, and then lay down next to her.