Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pet shenanigans are a part of pet ownerships. My husband bought me two puppies in 2009. They are darling. (Identical shih-tzu sisters, Tiki and Tulip) I enjoy them more than I can say. However, we've had a few "issues". I have a third older shih-tzu named Taffy. So, it's Tiki, Tulip, and Taffy. The three T's. Am I nuts or what?

To begin with, shih-tzus tend to be a bit prissy. They don't like hot/cold weather. They are fair weather dogs. So, the recent cold rainy weather has presented a problem. They won't go on the grass to do their business. They decided that the patio would work just fine. Still I celebrate their loyal love for me.

Puppies teethe. I have bought a bazillion rawhide chews and chew toys. However, I will find them gnawing on the furniture, shoes, and anything else that looks tantalizing outside. "What is that shredded stuff on the floors?" Still I celebrate the laughter and joy they bring into my life.

Even though I have been "training" them for months, they still jump on people, lick faces and think that they should be petted and praised by everyone. (Shih-tzus love people and think they are people, too). I celebrate their unconditional acceptance of every person.

On Valentine's Day, I watched Ben Stein on the Sunday Morning Show state, "If you desire true love that is loyal and unconditional--adopt a dog." Yes, that about sums up my opinion, too.

So for those of you who celebrate the love of pets, post your pet's name and tell me why you love your pet. I will randomly pick one winner for my Bible study book, Birds in My Mustard Tree and one $15 i-tunes card.

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It's a carnival giveway. Have fun!

Susanne

117 comments:

LadyDy said...

She's gone now.....but my beloved Bonnie was a Scottish Terrier with attitude.....

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LadyDy said...

She's gone now....but my beloved pet was Bonnie my Scottish Terrier with attitude.

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Anonymous said...

My beloved Lucky is gone now too but he was a solid black cat with one patch of white under his chin. His fur was sleek and shiny and he was very persnickity. One minute he would be loving up on me begging to be petted and for attention and the next he would have had enough and wanted to be left alone a dr jeckyl and mr. hyde of sorts. I think this was caused from him being left alone as a kitten while I was out working during the day and if so I am so for that but I did not have a choice. He was the most loving pet i've had in a number of years and I miss him greatly!

thanks for the chance to remember my beloved pet and enter this give away! :)

Janet Jackson
i_luv_lordcyan@yahoo.com

Toni said...

Hi Susanne,


When I adopted Striker, a lab mix, from the pound over 12 years ago, it was something I had not intended to do. I actually went to the pound with a friend who wanted to adopt a kitten for her boyfriend. When she asked to see the dogs too, I reluctantly went with her. Striker was all the way at the end and was the only dog not barking and jumping like crazy. He just lay on the ground looking very, very sad. On his cage was a sign that read "last day". So what started out as an afternoon of being supportive of a friends pet purchase, turned out to be a tugging at my heart moment when I just could not let that poor dog be executed. Needless to say, my son was elated when I came home with a dog. Striker crawled into my heart from the first moment I saw him, and has been an amazing companion ever since.

Blessings,
Toni

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Our dog, Christmas, aka Christy, brings so much pleasure when she sleeps on my feet and helps keep them warm!!! She was born on Dec 22, 2003, her Momma was our family dog for over 11 yrs!

Julie said...

Logan Edward is our most fantastic Golden Retriever. He's gentle and fun with a great personality. Logan was our 1st baby and loves to play with our girls now -- he was also a great frisbee dog in his hey-dey! Our boy is nearly 11 and slows down a bit more each week. I'm greatful for every day God gives us with him.

Anonymous said...

We have 3 dogs. Bear and Tank are huge labrador retrievers, and I love them for their laid back way of taking life. Whatever works for them. If the teenagers want to wrestle, sure, they're all for that. If the toddlers want to climb on them, sure, that's great too, (not to mention toddlers share their cookies). They're just very accepting of all situations. We also have a little sweet Yorkie-poo named Chloe. She's just a sweety who loves to be in your space, but she'll gladly romp with the big dogs. She's learned to sit on them while out in the snow to keep her own fanny from freezin (HAHA). Okay... guess you can tell I LOVE my dogs.

Amy
amyfigel@hughes.net

Teresa said...

My Joe, he passed away about 8 months ago. But, I still think about him daily!

pjoyreed@hotmail.com said...

My beloved Ellie is my last 'baby', my sweet cockapoo...we got her when my husband was in Iraq...I call her 'our love child', conceived when Brian was 8,000 miles away -- a miracle!

Horse Prairie Chatterer said...

Joey , a blue tick hound mixture and Dixie, a red heeler. They both exhibit unconditional love daily, Just like our God

Tiffany said...

Bella is my 4-year-old Shih-tzu/poodle mix. I begged my husband for her after only a month or two of being married. She is so cute and so spoiled. We now have two young girls - a 3-year-old and a 9 month old - and Bella has had her issues with adjusting to not being my only "baby" but she still loves to cuddle with me and knows just how to get to me with those big puppy eyes.

Anonymous said...

I could go on and on about why I love my pets. I love dogs and cats, but I happen to have cats at this point in my life.

Munchkin, Dipstick, and Lacey are my nine and a half year old gray tabby siblings and "fur babies." They've been with me through some rough stuff - the death of my Mom and my Dad moving far away - as well as some great stuff - getting married and starting a new career. Through it all, they have been the one constant in my life during years that seem more filled with transition than constancy. I love the love we have - they "get" me and I "get" them. They hang out with me all day and sleep with us at night. They love to snuggle.

But they are cats. As a wise friend once noted, "Dogs have owners. Cats have staff." :)

Warmly,
Kris
Lvnglyf73@aol.com

The Martha Complex said...

Your pets are so cute!

It's funny because my daughter begged for a pet. Hubby was against having a pet - now of course Nacho is officially HIS dog. It's funny to see a big, grown, man love on a chihuahua. :)

cking92674@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My pets name is Dixie and I love her because she is such a nanny dog.

Farside532Bellsouth.net

Lindsey said...

My first born child, Pixie, was the sweetest most precious thing put on this earth! She was sassy and sweet and helped me through so many times in my life! I miss her all the time!

llanghans@yahoo.com

Joyful said...

We have 3 cats: K.K., Smokey, Mr. M'Now` My fave of the three is `Smokey`. He weighs 20lbs and loves to sleep with us, he's so cuddly. He thinks he is a person. I believe Smokey is one animal I'll mourn over when he's gone.

moma3homeschool{at}gmail{dot}com

Kelly in Bham said...

I love our family cat "Little." She thinks she is a dog -- she knows her name and comes when you call her; loves to be held; will sit with you for hours; asks to go outside. We rescued her when she was a tiny kitten; hence the very creative name!

Kari said...

Our cat, Mitzi - my kids adore her and so therefore, I love the crazy cat as well.

O'Nealya Gronstal said...

We have three - a black lab named Shadow, a white German shepherd/yellow lab mix named Shelby and a stubborn, destructive, bad, bad, bad beagle named Gracie.

Even though the two bigger dogs are well behaved, loyal, friendly and lazy...well Gracie has my heart. I tell her all the time that if Beagles weren't so stinking cute, Noah would have never let them on the ark. Kind of loving the unlovable :)

Eagles Wings said...

I don't have a pet at this time because i have four boys under 6..when the youngest gets a little older we'll hopefully get a beagle or something...
I had a doberman/shephard mix his name was "Fish" (I know - my uncle name him) but when he was a puppy and I'd visit my aunt and uncle he would come sit at my feet. My uncle said he's your dog! He was a blast...run around the yard like a crazy dog...but guarded the property so no one came in - back in my single days...

Rebecca said...

I have two dogs...Samantha and Belle. They're constant. That's what I need.

Thanks
Becky
rahastings@juno.com

Tracey said...

My dogs names are Shasta and Sheba and I love they're unconditional love for me.

R said...

I have a german shepherd named Sable, she has an interesting story, to make it short i was looking for a female companion for my male and had posted an ad in a local paper, i had always said if i ever got a female that i would name her sable and that she would be the trad gsd colors and she is all that. We also had a solid black gsd male, jake- He got cancer and we had to put him to sleep- awful. German shepherds are wonderful dogs to have.
Thanks so much for opp to win and thanks for all you do.
Blessings,
Renea H
harrinr@vmcmail.com

AnGelgirl said...

My cat's name is Kody. I sometimes call her Kodykat. She's got personality, and I've got stories. Even though most refer to her as "the devil cat," I see her as an angel. We understand each other, and she's precious to me even if she has tried to burn my house down (twice).

God's blessings! :)

Cheryl said...

We lost our dog Shadow to diabetes this past summer and it was the most difficult thing our family has encountered together. He was a very loyal and loving creature.
crose6799@gmail.com

LyonsLady said...

We are blessed to have 3 fur-babies
Judah~is a Black Chow/Chow & Lab.
He is so gentle & beautiful,looks almost like a black lion.hence the name Judah.He loves to sit next to anyone and lean on them & Loves to jump with joy when he sees daddy!
Jar Jar Binks(named after a Stars Wars movie character)~Jack Russell & spotted basset hound.He is a mommys boy :-)Barks like crazy when someone comes over but,after 2 minutes he is all over them for lovin!He follows me everywhere I go in the house.
Aramis(named after a 3 Musketeers,
the one called by God)~solid black cat...He is unique and has very strange habits...the funniest thing is he has a little stuffed black and white dog toy.
If he knocks it under something or cannot get to it he starts to MEOW like crazy until someone gets it for him.We love them all,they are our so called children...LOL
God's Peace to you.

December Rose said...

My favorite dog was our sweet Westie named Heather. She was so eager to please, and a wonderful companion. We currently don't have a pet, but my husband is wanting a Basset Hound... what would I do with a face like that every morning?!?!?

Anonymous said...

bella is my sweetie :)

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)Com

Anonymous said...

I have two cats - Jekyll and Meiska. Jekyll definitely has two personalities - the loving, sweet, want to cuddle in your lap type and the adventurous personality which is the reason I have child-safety locks on my oven. Once while I was sleeping he boiled water in my teapot for me - without asking permission of course! Meiska is a total lap cat and makes everyone feel welcome in my home.

Carol (songofjoy1980@yahoo.com)

Digging for Pearls said...

My favorite pet is Cocoa, my guinea pig. When our beloved Squeakers died this past spring, we all took it hard. I used my birthday money to purchase Cocoa. She has helped to ease the hurt of losing our other guinea pig.

Laurie said...

I have German Shepherds and love my dogs because they are faithful and forgiving. We should learn about how to handle life from dogs!

P.S. Mine love the snow and ran outside this morning to make "dog angels!"

Olivia said...

My dog Annabelle, a very spirited bearded collie mix, honestly drives me crazy a lot of the time. But watching her allow my two-year-old to pull on her without getting aggressive (usually) makes all the annoying things she does worth it!

Noni said...

Gandalf my cat who thinks he is a dog. He's like a heating pad with a vibrator all snuggled up on my lap.

Sandi Lou said...

my current pet is a Shiba Inu, named Simba...he has been a real analogy in God's love and patience! through all the trials with him, and trust me, there have been MANY and they still continue, even tho he is 98 years old in human years...but thankfully he has finally "chilled"....

faithWalker said...

Her name is Annie. She's a bichon/shih-tzu mix. I love her because my daughters do. :)

Deb (deb@debbrown.org)

jcsaw said...

I read your Mustard Tree entry at Proverbs31 on my birthday last year (Aug 2009) ... what and encouragement to be reminded (Thank You!) that even the tiniest bit of faith is still faith! and that God will grow that tiny seed. Thanks Susanne for that encouraging reminder.

Deborah said...

My teenage son brought home a wild rabbit. We have had her for six years now. She is totally litter trained and the whole house is hers, her name is Honda.
Deborah
Rejoicenrlord@gmail.com

Gewhen said...

Tinkie - A 1-1/2 yr old puggle... love the energy & always ready for the day to come!! Great attitude to keep from your dog! ;)

Heather Marsten said...

We had two parakeets named Fred and Ginger - sadly we got the sex wrong and named the Girl Fred. These parakeets brought my children so much joy, until the sad day when the cage blew off it's outside hanger and the cage split open and the birds escaped. I hope they enjoyed their moments of freedom. We now have a sweet cat named Samantha who is 12 years old, two aquatic frogs, two goldfish, and a Beta fish. Our pets are becoming fewer, for I refuse to replace any - my children are going off to college, and I am hoping to ease care taking duties. Fortunately the ball python and leopard gekko were given to "good homes." Hoping your day is blessed.

crodriguez said...

Trixie and Bella beautiful pit bulls

Heather V said...

We have a "foster" dog that we just adore. She is a beautiful yellow lab named Lily. Her owner is a widower who loves to travel and so anytime he is gone we get her. She is the best dog ever. We are missing her right now as her owner decided to winter in Arizona. :-(

sarahsmile said...

My Julio is awesome because he goes running with me every day and when I don't feel like going, he guilts me into it!

Also, our beloved Marshall was put down last week. He was my best friend and we shared a birthday. RIP baby boy.

Rhonda said...

Two cats, Jasmine and Puff!!

Heart2Heart said...

My treasured pets are three cats, Moo, Tosh and Bella. Each of them has a unique personality and Bella has become my nurse cat. Since I've been ill, she never leaves my side when I am stuck in bed. What a great companion.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

GirlNumber5 said...

All my pet friends are my favs! My mini donkeys, mini goats, hens, beagle, cats, leopard gecko & fire bellied toad!

God Bless

Tania said...

Our cat Whiskers, he loves to be loved on and wants to be right there with you.

seesawfaith said...

My Dog, a german shepherd/chow-chow mix named Nikita, has been my baby girl for 13 years. She has been such a joy to us! She wasn't happy about the fact that she has to train our son, but after 8 years, she felt she had him off to a great start and could retire. Unfortunately, we then brought home our baby girl. Let's just say, she is less-than joyous about training up another child in her elder years. She is being very patient with her, but often runs to our son's room and hides on his rug to nap. She gives us these looks that ask...WHY ME? :)

Thanks for participating in the carnival! Have a great day!

Erin Taylor said...

I have a yorkie shih-tzu mix named Bentley. He is a feisty one with a strong personality. I enjoyed hearing your description of your shih-tzu's because he really does have those traits. He believes he is a person. Insists on chewing chewie's in your lap and no where else. Thinks all shoes are his to eat (he ate my steve madden heals, oh what a sad day). Sits on ALL of the furniture. Barks when he wants something. Pulls the dish around the kitchen when he wants food. Rings a bell to go outside. Licks uncontrollably, generally on my face, which I really dislike. But I LOVE him. He is so sweet :)

Thanks for sharing pictures :) I love dogs!

Erin
erin.taylor5888@gmail.com

Julia said...

I love our new pit bull puppy! Her name is Macie and she is 2 mos old. I felt like such a hypocrite when my husband brought her home because I HATE the stereotype of these "vicious" dogs. Instead, I have realized why God tells us not to judge. She is the biggest sissy/prissy dog imaginable. My husband knows his dogs and always wanted one (they actually used to be America's dogs) for the babies (7 and 5) to grow up with. I was adamant that we would NEVER have one.
She has grown (in the 3 weeks we have had her) to be a lovable member of the family. She will gently play swords and be attacked by dinosaurs, courtesy of my 5 year old son. She will politely stand on my daughters dresser as my daughter tries to dress her in doll clothes. And she sits at my feet late at night as I stay up doing schoolwork (I am in nursing school with all online classes). Lastly, she sleeps at the feet of my husband and I. She has woken us up to do her business (every day at 5 AM), but we really don't mind to have a reason for our children to go run around outside, someone to hear and warn us when there are people/animals around the house, and an extra source of stress relief.
And I now know what acceptance is all about!

Karla said...

I have a border collie named Angel. She is the love of our lives! She loves to go in the street with our family and my husband will swing his golf club and hit her ball down the street. She loves it and will do it all.day.long!!! She brings joy to each of our lives and we take great pride in caring and loving her. Thanks for the great give away.

November Rain said...

Zoe is our sassy calico. She has a personality all her own, like most cats do! She thinks she is the princess of our home & doesn't let us forget it.

sfink@churchatrockcreek.com

Me said...

We are unable to have pets at this time, but I do have a doggie nephew and doggie neice that I get to spoil and love. They are both beagles and very well behaved and loving! When I was a kid, we raised 3 rabbits...Blacky, Pepper and their baby, Peppy!

sumi said...

I adore my cat, Tom, because he was my daugher's best furry buddy. They grew up together, and were always found together. He'd hang out with her whenever she watched tv.

She went to be with Jesus two years ago, at the age of three and a half. Whenever I miss her especially badly, I give Tom a big hug.

Here's a blog post I wrote about Tom: http://sumijoti.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/tom/

Susan said...

My cat, Dizzy, has been with us for 17 years and always snuggles with me and keeps me warm.

Michelle said...

We have 3 cats and a dog. I love them all differently, like they're children. Nigel is the baby; he's a black 16 week old kitten who will snuggle one minute and teethe on you the next! Murray is our 3 year old orange tabby and he's total love and a buddy to Nigel. Velvet is the queen. She's 5 years old and rather "plump", but very smart. Our dog is a Cairn/Yorkie mix named Lucy. She's delightful, very loving and child-like. All our pets came from either shelters, or were adopted as strays. Pets make life fun!

Julesmcg said...

We have the sweetest dog, Daizy who we rescued. She is the gentlest, kindest dog, loves my children, even the rough and tumble toddler who wants to ride her, and would rather curl up next to you than anything else.

Moranda Clark said...

I was never an animal lover. When I began dating my husband, he had a dog, Millie. As I was around Millie more and more, I grew to love her. People who knew me were amazed at how close I actually got with her. My husband and I were recently divorced and I am shocked at how much I miss her.

Phyllis said...

Bojo (our beagle)

We adopted him from a family that couldn't keep him any longer. He has an awesome personality and fabulous manners. He's such a loving dog.

larkfam said...

Hershey, my 4 year old labrador retriever, for his unconditional love, the funny things he does that makes me laugh when I'm having a bad day, and that he gives me his whole heart every day. I had to hospitalize him when he was 4 months old, that was the longest, saddest week of my life. I'm single so for now I call him my "soul mate".

Kelly said...

I absolutely love my two dogs, Anna and Tank! They are black labordors, same mom and dad, different litter. Anna will be 6 on March 11th (my husband's birthday) and Tank will be 2 on March 13th...they both are wonderful dogs with personality plus! I can't imagine my life without them!

Sharon Abbott Cowan said...

My two wonderful dogs are Doodle Bug a very ancient and at times grumpy dachsund/basset mix who is very overweight and a real clown. He is like a fuddy-duddy grumpy old man. He is also the very typical dachsund.
The other is Dancer who is a manchester terrier/chichaua mix who is all terrier in attitude and behavior which means basically that she is hyperdog. Neither have learned to not jump on you and if they can reach your face lavish you with puppykisses. They behave for the most part like the spoiled children they are.
s.cowan4738@hotmail.com

Denise said...

My dog Niah is my best buddy. When I come down in the morning she is always waiting to go to the couch and have quiet time with me!

Leigh said...

I am trying to fall in love with our dog, Trinket, but I'm learning that I have to chose to love her, it doesn't come naturally like it has before. Pets have their own personalities, just like people, and she and I seem to be on different wavelengths. But my daughter loves her and that is the most important thing.

phzlt said...

Your giveaway "sounds" great and your puppies are precious! phzlt@msn.com

rebornbutterfly said...

I don't have a pet :( But when i was younger my family had a sweet cocker named casey.

rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

♥emma stormy♥ said...

I love ALL of our animals and we have a zoo of them, lol.
Our dogs (beagles) are Daisy and Dakota...are loyal and loving.
Our cats ('Dega, Pippen, Princess, Shutter and Lance)...are each so precious; I love when the purr and snuggle
Our gerbils (MJ and AJ)...are so cute
Our fish (Candy Corn and Blueberry)...are fun to watch!

emma
emmastormy08@gmail.com

ndharris11 said...

We have 2 dogs. Cubbie bear will be 11 and is a Black chow/german shepherd mix. And Bailey Bean is 10 years old and is a Beagle.
Nicole
nicole.harris11@att.net

iamfreetodance said...

I have two pets (not including my children of course! ;o))

Chip, he has been our 5th child since February 2005, he was my valentine gift that year. Chip is a dachshund/beagle mix. He is the smartest most wonderful dog in the world, although, we joke that he is becoming a "grumpy old man dog" lately.

Lucy is our newest addition. She is a 9 week old lab/german shepherd mix. Being a puppy, she is still learning, she likes to give *love* nibbles, chew on anything she can find, including my awesome pink croc flip flops, and just generally torture Chip by trying to play with him.

Both of them bring us such joy and love. That unconditional love just because they are, and we are.

in Him,
Tricia
(tricia at free to dance dot com)

Stephanie said...

Our dog's name is Skye. She is an 8 month old Great Dane. She too thinks she is a human and that all people like to be kissed. She also thinks she is a lap dog. That's not always such a good thing at around 85 - 90 pounds. LOL. And I am sure that you can imagine what a Great Dane puppy is capable of when she gets the urge to chew. . . I wouldn't change a thing! The coolest thing about her is that she loves our 3 and almost eight year old girls and she is SO gentle with them.

Kayla O'Hern said...

We have two mutts (the best kind, right?) that we picked up off the side of the road - Chance and Sassy. They seem to be lab and german shepherd mixes, but they are wonderful!

Robyn Koch said...

My pug's name is Larry....I love him because he snuggles under the covers and keeps my feet warm during the cold winter nights. :)

Tammy said...

I have two bichons frise. Boudie is the male (6) and Sadie (4) is the female. Boudie cuddles on his terms and Sadie is just love to cuddle.

In His Grace,
Tammy

Russell said...

Stacy (Russ' wife) loves our 3 pets...Cocoa the choc lab that would sit on your lap if you let her, and the 2 cats Macy Jane and Zen-Zen (nicknamed by our 2 yr. old daughter)...what different personalities they have. Lately I've really gotten a kick out of the fact that our 80 pound dog is afraid to cross our 5 pound cat who has no claws...they are funny!! Thanks for hosting the fun giveaway day today!

Laura said...

Somehow I end up taking care of my children's hermit crabs--Lily and Lightning, but my heart really belongs to Clara, our miniature schnauzer who spent 10 years with us.

Anonymous said...

I have a Weimarener puppy named Buzz. My son named him after Buzz Lightyear. He gives me kisses and love when I am so tired. And he helps motivate me to get out and get exercise by walking him.
Anna
thefillerfamily@aol.com

The Hallenbeck's said...

My dog's name is Sandy. She looks a lot like Sandy from Annie. She was dumped with her 2 puppy sisters. She has a sweet personality and loves to be loved. When I arrive home she is always so happy to see me, even if I just went across the street for a few minutes. My favorite moments are when she is in a playful mood and chases the cat, then the cat turns and chases her. She has brought much joy and laughter into our home.

Jenni / Jennifer Saake a.k.a. InfertilityMom said...

We are very blessed by a great little bird named Sweetpea. With many animal allergies, we are thankful to be able to have this little creature that we can shower with love and no body gets sick. :)

Anonymous said...

I love my dogs! I adopted my dog Shiner two years ago from the SPCA and I recently got another puppy several months ago. Her name is Pepper and she is so spunky. Shiner is so sweet and loyal. They are both mini Australian Shepherds and continously make me laugh every day with their antics. My life just wouldn't be the same without them!

-Rachel

lisasmith said...

I so want to read your book!!! My dog's name is Foxy because she's a pomeranian that looks like a little fox. I love her because she loves me and will just sit with me when I need to just "be" late at night. When Foxy was younger she was sassy and ornery but now that i've had her 11 years, she's calm, loving and very loyal.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Well I must admit that the only pets I have are worms in my compost and they do not have names. I do love them because they help me to grow (well attempt to grow) healthy food for my family

Jodie said...

I love four-legged balls of fun & fur. Up until November we had Buddy, our Sheltie. He was loyal and loved squirrels. In January, we lost our most handsome cat, Larry. He was always doing something fun & entertaining - he loved sleeping in the bathroom sink.

Our house really misses the pitter-patter of those paws. In early summer we will be getting another "baby" - looking at possibly a shih-tzu.

Your shih-tzus are very adorable!
Blessings on your day ~ Jodie

Melissa said...

My wonderful Tia. She's a 3yr old Shih Tzu we rescued from a local shelter. She is blonde, much like your light colored one. She is sweet and patite.

monicalrobbins said...

Hi,
We also have two shih-tzus...they are a trip! Wow, are they demanding of our attention! But we love to give it to them. The older is Daisy, 12 years old. She loves everybody. She is very prissy, too...won't get her feet wet in the rain. With all the snow we've been having, we've used the snow blower to create a "shih-tzu path" or they will also go on the patio. Our other baby, Cocoa, is 8. She is our "neurotic" shih-tzu. She is scared of any foreign object lying on the floor, or any new person who comes over. We love these little dogs! When my husband married me almost 12 years ago, he quickly fell in love with the breed, much to his surprise. He says they have all the perks of a big dog but in a small package!

JJ McCreary said...

My deaf Aussie (Darcy) loves me unconditionally. We rescued her from TN and our vet in Florida said to put her down because she is deaf. We sign to her and love her with all our hearts... without her my world would not be as bright or silly!

Victoria said...

Ranger is my buddy. He is a triblend Cavalier and does not understand when I cannot take him with me at all times. He is excellent at sensing my moods. He is VERY loyal. ...intelligent... travels VERY well... Not fussy a bit. One day I saw photos of Cavaliers on the internet 8 years ago. I wanted one! I wanted a tri color too. I emailed some breeders and found that they had a waiting list for even the pet quality with a pricetag of $2000. Sigh. God knows the desires of my heart. Less than a month later.... Ranger simply appeared in my hay field. Even though our 3 farm dogs surrounded him and barked at him, he would not leave. He had no ID. No one in the whole county had any idea where he came from. He knew he was home and immediately became my dog. I have always had dogs and the children have very sweet dogs, but Ranger is Mom's dog and he knows it. :)

Anonymous said...

Libby, my mini schnauzer. <3 I was going through a deep depression with my seperation, now divorced husband. I had not come to the Lord at that time in my life but I now know that God gave her to me during this time on earth. I found Libby at a local animal shelter. All scruffy and shaggy just like me. I took her in and loved her. But what I didn't realize was that she was doing the same thing to me. Loving me right back. I love Libby. Thank you Jesus for my "little pork chop"!

God's Peace
Laurie
lstone1017@rochestr.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I love my boxer puppy, he was a rescue about a year ago. He is so gentle, well mannered, obedient and loving, as well as protective. He is great with my children and my sisters cats...in fact, the kitty and him play often, and he is even gentle with him. mgwin2008@yahoo.com
thanks! God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I have a Shih Tzu too - so I can relate to you! She is precious and precocious - she gives me unconditional love!
Robin
lilymonster@embarqmail.com

Samantha said...

Our family has three golden retrievers that are either certified or in training as therapy dogs. They are part of or family and we appreciate the unconditional love they offer us and the folks we visit with them. We are excited to be adding a Pomeranian to our mix soon. I dreamed last week that we named her JOY because of the joy she was going to bring to so many. (And in our home Joy also stands for JESUS, OTHERS, YOURSELF.) Loved this post. Thanks for sharing your pups with us. You can see mine at our blog: www.agapepettherapy.blogspot.com .

Shelley said...

We have 3 cats and 1 dog. Our dog, Scout, is an American Eskimo and has to be the sweetest dog I have ever known. His love is like God's love, so unconditional. He is almost 12 years old and has been going blind for the last few years, but he still runs around like a playful pup and just loves on us and even the cats...and they love him too...lol

debbie said...

I have 2 dogs, Shasta and Rusty. Rusty was my birthday gift and he is my little buddy. I adopted him and he adopted me. Shasta is a sweetie too.
Thanks, Debbie

shutterhappyhope said...

Love your post! I have TWO Chihuahuas - one long hair, fawn & white, the other is all white, short-hair with some Terrier mixed in. I love them because they show unconditional love, are always excited to see me, and are HILARIOUSLY entertaining!

Yeah, for pets!!! Yesterday, I was trained so I can volunteer at the local Humane Society...very excited about helping pets find a forever home.

Tammy said...

Breezy is a schnoodle (schnauzzer poodle mix) - a designer puppy to say the least. My son and I stumbled upon Breezy in a pet store. For 14 days we visited with Breezy at the pet store until we finally had a peace that she was the puppy for us. She's been a ball full of energy and it was love at first sight. She's almost 5 yrs old and you'd never know she's anything but a puppy. We love her for the joy and comfort she brings to the family. Whenever one of us is ill, she's the first one called upon to bring comfort. It's so nice to know there are others that share such a great love for their pets.

Tammy
luvstampnup@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

So excited about this!
Michelle
mpsuess1@yahoo.com

Monica Watkins said...

Tux is not actually my pet. He belongs to my sister and her husband, who I am living with at this time. He's a Boston Terrier, and without a doubt he's a human trapped in a dog's body. I love Tux, because his sheer intelligence just reminds me of how beautiful God is!

Monica
mpwatkins.amd@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Ms. Susanne~

Unfortunatley, I do not have a pet. I've wanted a puppy for a LONG time, but to no avail. I did have a fish as a young girl. So, if I cannot/do not win the give away, I'll settle for one of your prissies. :) SOOOO cute!!!

~Nadia
PtyGrl19oh8@aol.com

Deb said...

My cat Rusty is a great friend. He just loves to cuddle up on my lap.

mommyof2 said...

No pets in my house right now, but I remember having a cat when I was a girl. She was so laid back.

I have two little boys and the oldest likes dogs. This combined with my husband having had dogs as pets when he was young mean we will probably have one sometime in the future. Your dogs are very cute by the way!

I hope this qualifies as a comment about pets but if not, I congratulate whichever pet owner wins the giveway:)

http://adviceformommies.blogspot.com/

Sally Ferguson said...

As a teenager, we had a dog named Ginger...part poodle and part palmeranian. She was a great friend in those tumultuos teen years!
Blessings,
sallyswords@windstream.net

Wander said...

Oh gosh Susanne, they and YOU are so stinkin cute!
I love them! Precious.
My sweet dogs are so very spoiled too....and are having a hard time with all the snow we are experiencing right now. It's 3-4 ft high...going potty is a nightmare. Especially for our little poodle. It's also probably a little funny to people when I let them back in and ask them to moon walk on a towel to get all the snow off.
Yea....they are not really picking up on the dance moves.

I have a 9 year old lab Maggie and a 6 year old poodle named Lizzy!

Kim said...

We lost our 17yo cat last May. Still miss him. Have our 15yo poodle Kody and 12yo cat Arthur, both very much a part of the family

Saved by Glorious Grace said...

My one and only pet, Riply, a beautiful golden retriever died many years ago and we haven't been able to have a dog since. Riply was a wonderful, loyal dog.

Leah Gillen said...

My all-time favorite pet was my English Springer Spaniel, Duffy. She passed away many years ago, but she's not forgotten!

Laura said...

We wanted to get the kids a pet - so we rescued George 2 years ago from an adoption shelter, a 6 yr old Chow cross. He now a part of our family, but HE seems to love my husband best!

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

I have 3 Jack Russell Terriers, Jack, Milo and JellyBean. I love them all but jellybean is "mine". As you may know the Jack Russell Terriers can be very hyper little dogs but JellBean has learned that I don't like having them jumping all over me. She will come and jus lay at my feet to be petted. She is the sweetest thing ever (next to my kids.)

Beauty4Ashes said...

I have a chow husky mix dog named Missy...who after the death of my late spouse grieved right with me. Our pets do sense LOSS .. she sat by my side & cried with me. I have since added a cat named Kissa( FINNISH for cat) and they both are the Joy of my life!!

Christy said...

We also have shihtzu's. We have Bax and Jax. There precious and big lap babies.

Created for this... said...

I don't have a pet at this time but sure enjoy our friends' dogs Izzy and Pippin - two "designer" cocka poo.

judy said...

My dog, Sylvia. I adopted her from our local humane society. She has been an awesome dog and a great friend. She kept me company when I was struggling with my girls visiting their dad after our divorce. I love her very much.

mommyof2sons said...

Our boxer passed away in 2003. I still miss him! But we have a cat now that is my buddy!!

Nikki Koanui said...

Emma is a yorkie and I love her because she is the best cuddle up dog ever!! She always finds a spot on my bed to snuggle with me at night. She is getting older, and naughtier but I don't know what to say....I LOVE HER!!

Shondra said...

Sparky, Miniature Schnauzer. Always faithful, always loving, always devoted!

Kimberley Ketterman said...

I am always thinking about the things in our lives that God clearly Orchestrates. These things can be big or small, these things can be crazy to one person and perfectly sane to the next. These things can be about a "Dog" and mine was a dog named "Bam Bam". God used this dog in away that could only be Him. He orchestrated the power of His unconditional love by bringing two women/two families together in a Christ filled relationship, and He did it through using a dog. Now this was not any special dog, infact Bam Bam was mean, unlovable and had a heart filled with anger. It took one night sitting by Bam Bam's side loving this blonde & white Shitzu, unconditionally. Bam Bam became my "God Orchestrated Story". Although Bam Bam is no longer with us, and I have since moved away and lost contact with my dear friend. I will never forget how she unconditionally loved me, with my heart filled with anger.

Julie said...

As a child, my pet was a cat named Gizmo. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimberley Ketterman said...

I am always thinking about the things in our lives that God clearly Orchestrates. These things can be big or small, these things can be crazy to one person and perfectly sane to the next. These things can be about a "Dog" and mine was a dog named "Bam Bam". God used this dog in away that could only be Him. He orchestrated the power of His unconditional love by bringing two women/two families together in a Christ filled relationship, and He did it through using a dog. Now this was not any special dog, infact Bam Bam was mean, unlovable and had a heart filled with anger. It took one night sitting by Bam Bam's side loving this blonde & white Shitzu, unconditionally. Bam Bam became my "God Orchestrated Story". Although Bam Bam is no longer with us, and I have since moved away and lost contact with my dear friend. I will never forget how she unconditionally loved me, with my heart filled with anger.

Kimberley Ketterman said...

I am always thinking about the things in our lives that God clearly Orchestrates. These things can be big or small, these things can be crazy to one person and perfectly sane to the next. These things can be about a "Dog" and mine was a dog named "Bam Bam". God used this dog in away that could only be Him. He orchestrated the power of His unconditional love by bringing two women/two families together in a Christ filled relationship, and He did it through using a dog. Now this was not any special dog, infact Bam Bam was mean, unlovable and had a heart filled with anger. It took one night sitting by Bam Bam's side loving this blonde & white Shitzu, unconditionally. Bam Bam became my "God Orchestrated Story". Although Bam Bam is no longer with us, and I have since moved away and lost contact with my dear friend. I will never forget how she unconditionally loved me, with my heart filled with anger.

Kimberley Ketterman said...

sorry it posted so many times :)

with Love,
Kimberley Ketterman
kmbrkett@msn.com