Merry Christmas to All!

We are so sorry we haven’t kept up with our blog! Life has been good to us! This morn­ing, the four of us went for a Christ­mas walk. It was cold and windy, so our Humans wanted to go for a shorter walk, but we enjoyed it. When we got home, they gave us some ham from their Christ­mas lunch. Mom also made us treats: sweet pota­toes wrapped in chicken and apples wrapped in chicken.

We were very sorry to recently hear that Sadie Shih Tzu had to go over the Rain­bow Bridge. She was so pretty and her mom, Liz Hover, loved her so much.

We hope every­one enjoys Christ­mas! We’ll post pics soon!


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Sadie Shih Tzu’s 12 Days of Cuteness Features Us!

We would like to thank Liz Hover and Sadie Shih Tzu for fea­tur­ing us in the 12 Days of Cute­ness. We are fea­tured today, which is Day 3. Please visit Sadie’s site to see all of the cuteness!

We thought we’d share the pic­tures Sadie used of us:

Flower Shih Tzu in the Mirror

Dottie Shih Tzu in the Car

Nigel Shih Tzu on Halloween

Candy Shih Tzu Thanksgiving 2012



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Shih Tzu Week 44: April 26 (Day 302) – May 2 (Day 308), 2012

Shih Tzu Day 302: April 26 (Thursday)

Shih tzu with red stuffed animal.Flower has still been sit­ting on her couch a lot, mainly, I think, because Dot­tie is mean to her. They were squab­bling tonight and it was really get­ting on my nerves. It’s just like hav­ing bratty, lit­tle kids sometimes.

Every time Nigel comes up to the couch, he drags up a toy or treat with him. He’s the only one who seems to love toys.

Shih Tzu Day 303: April 27 (Friday)

I went to pick up Dot­tie today and Flower growled her dis­ap­proval. Her bark is def­i­nitely worth than her bite.

Shih Tzu Day 304: April 28 (Saturday)

Nigel Shih Tzu asks Candy Shih Tzu to share her birthday presents. I made chicken jerky for Candy’s birth­day, which is Mon­day. We took Flower for a walk again behind the Wal-Mart. I thought she was secure in her har­ness, but she pulled out of it again. This time, I just sat down on the grass and put my hand out, with cheese in it. She came up to me and I grabbed her col­lar. The next time I attempt to take her for a walk, I am going to put a leash on her col­lar and one on her harness.

Shih Tzu Day 305: April 29 (Sunday)

Flower Shih Tzu in her camouflage peace skirt. Flower is such a funny, lit­tle thing. Today, she was lying on her back, wag­ging her front paws at me. I was try­ing to work on the com­puter, so I didn’t stop to pet her, but when I looked again, she wagged her paws again. I finally gave up and gave her some pet­ting time.

Shih Tzu Day 306: April 30 (Monday)

Happy 3rd Birth­day, Candy!

Today is Candy’s third birth­day! We cel­e­brated with the chicken jerky I made over the week­end and the Frosty Paws that was left­over from Flower’s. I also made dog and peo­ple treats again this morn­ing. I dehy­drated some diced apples for John for oat­meal, and I made more chicken and apple and chicken and sweet potato treats. Candy didn’t eat the Frosty Paws, but the other three loved it. They all love the other treats.

A shih tzu with her face in a cup.Of course, Candy, Flower and Dot­tie didn’t want to wear the birth­day crowns, but they had to wear it long enough for pic­tures. The peace sign top and skirt I bought her (Ross Dress for Less) was too big, so I passed the out­fit on to Flower. I thought they could be twins and I found a size small, but that was too small. I ended up putting her in the Girly Girl dress I had bought Flower.

Shih Tzu Day 307: May 1 (Tuesday)

Rest­less Shih Tzus

I made up a batch of Sadie Shih Tzu food. It doesn’t last long with four shih tzus. I dragged out my old Food­Saver unit to seal the indi­vid­ual bags. When I came back into the liv­ing room, Flower was lying on her couch, with her front paws hang­ing over, watch­ing over every­one, and wag­ging her tail. She has so much char­ac­ter. All four of the shih tzus got rest­less later and started wan­der­ing around. I don’t know how they can be bored, when they should be able to just play with each other. Since they do get bored though, it would be great if I could just hand them some col­or­ing books to keep them busy.

They have a big back­yard and lots of toys. They aren’t to the point where they like walks, so I know that’s not what they want. My guess is when they start wan­der­ing around, they are look­ing for food, but I can’t feed them all day. I did hold Candy for a while, because she looked like she wanted some loving.

Shih Tzu Day 308: May 2 (Wednesday)

Dog food storage

I was dis­ap­pointed that there was ice inside the dog food bags I froze, so I decided to invest in a new unit. I cut open the bag of dog food and rinsed the ice away so I could try again. My unit was prob­a­bly seven years old, so I would imag­ine tech­nol­ogy is bet­ter these days. When I read the instruc­tions on the new unit though, I real­ized one thing I did wrong. They advise that you freeze “wet” food first, and then vac­uum seal it, so I will try that next time.

Flower is being ornery again today. Dot­tie came up to the couch for me to help her up, and Flower growled at her. I guess turn­about is fair play. Dot­tie always sounds more seri­ous when she growls.

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Guest Blog for Sadie Shih Tzu

Candy, Flower and Dot­tie recently guest blogged for Sadie Shih Tzu. Please check out the post. Also, Sadie has a won­der­ful blog. Please read some of the other posts while you are there!

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Shih Tzu Day 120: Wild Shih Tzu Banshees

break­fast twist for the shih tzus

a shih tzu lounging on a couch.The shih tzus got a twist on their break­fast food this morn­ing. I nor­mally mix together rice, ground beef (or ground chicken or turkey) and frozen veg­eta­bles. I have wanted to try Sadie Shih Tzu’s home­made dog food recipe, but I still haven’t gath­ered all the ingre­di­ents at once. I did com­pro­mise though. We bought veal, turkey and ground beef and mixed them together. Then, instead of the nor­mal veg­eta­bles (car­rots, corn, green green beans and peas), I used more of a fall mix, which included squash, baby car­rots and zuc­chini. They all seemed to like it. Of course, they had their kib­ble too.

a shih tzu next to a stuffed elephant. Nigel is still the most adven­tur­ous when it comes to food, mean­ing I think he will eat any­thing. John had toasted and but­ter and bananas for break­fast, and he shared the banana. I tried to give Flower some banana, but she dropped it out of her mouth and Nigel grabbed it up and ate it. Nigel also grabbed up a car­rot that fell off the floor. The girls hadn’t tried a raw car­rot before, but John put one in front of Flower and she chewed on it a lit­tle and took a bite.

wild shih tzu banshees

I gave the shih tzus some­thing to chew on a lit­tle later. I could hear Nigel chomp­ing away from his posi­tion on one side of the couch and Dot­tie and Flower on the other side. After that, I had to aban­don the chil­dren for sev­eral hours, because I went to meet a for­mer coworker for lunch way across town.

a shih tzu on a dog bed.The three youngest shih tzus were a lit­tle ram­bunc­tious after I got back this after­noon. Candy and Flower were wild shih tzu ban­shees run­ning up and down across the floor, scuf­fling with each other. Nigel was run­ning up and down too, but I think he was mainly try­ing to join in. It must have been wild shih tzu girls day, because they mainly ignored him. It’s very hard to tell when they are really irri­tated with each other some­times or just play fight­ing. I don’t under­stand how all of that wild shih tzu face bit­ing doesn’t result in injury.

After their fren­zied play, Nigel, Candy and Flower sprawled out on the floor in front of me, in a sort of line. It was about time for John to get home, so they could have been lis­ten­ing for sounds, or their play just plain tuck­ered them out.

Nigel sat on John’s lap all night. He sneezed about ten times in a row. I’m very con­scious of that, since he had pneu­mo­nia when he got here.

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