energetic shih tzus
shih tzu on her back on animal print blanket" width="200" height="150" />The shih tzus had a lot of energy today. Nigel was being a little too rowdy with the girls earlier. He kept going to Shih Tzu Central and picking fights with the shih tzu sisters. I couldn’t tell if they were OK with it or not. However, someone started yipping so I stepped in. I am still not quite sure what to do to get him to stop, so I follow Cesar’s advice of giving him a “bite” with my hand on his side and telling him sternly to stop. Sorry to say, he doesn’t seem to listen very well no matter what I do, so I will have to find a better way to get him to obey me.
I walked Nigel out of shih tzu Central, like a teacher walking a bad student to the principal’s office. However, he went right back in after I sat down, and started picking on Flower. I picked him up and him in his dog bed. He stayed there for a while.
I opened the door later, to see if anyone wanted to go out and play, and Nigel and Candy flew out. When andy had played enough, she came in and retired to Shih Tzu Central to get her beauty rest, but Nigel wouldn’t leave her alone. I ended up using his couch steps as a barrier to keep him out of Shih Tzu Central. I turned them around, with the back of the steps facing the living room.
I did let him wrestle with the girls this afternoon, since they seemed to want to play. At one point, Wild Flower left the wrestling tournament to bite my toe, and then went back into the ring. Candy and Flower bounced up to the couch later, and Nigel followed them, deciding he would bite my toes too.
Nigel hasn’t been lying in his dog bed much over the last couple of days. I don’t think it looks as comfortable as the girls’ beds, because it doesn’t have as much filling. Today, I had the red blanket on me, and it was covering my feet. He decided to lay down on the blanket next to my feet.
learning about shih tzu relaxation
I used to say that Flower couldn’t relax on the couch. I just realized how much that has changed. Dottie was stubbornly guarding “her” corner of the couch earlier today, as usual. I looked up at one point, though, and realized that Dottie was right beside me, chewing on a pressed bone. Flower was lying at the end of the couch, and I thought she looked quite relaxed.
dress your doggy for less
I took my mom shopping with me recently, and after we finished at PetSmart, she waited in the car while I made an exchange at Ross Dress For Less. I showed her the pink and brown animal print dog dress I came out with and she started laughing. She looked at the store name and said, “It should be ‘Dress Your Doggie For Less’.” I thought that was clever of her. She laughed because she wouldn’t think about putting clothes on her dogs, which have including retrievers, chows and mid-size terriers. She’s way too practical for that.