Wednesday, April 16, 2008


It was SUCH a windy day today! I tried to walk outside and the wind kept pushing me sideways. It was just crazy. I went up to sniff the light pole in the parking lot, and the wind blew this big piece of paper over and smacked it into the pole. That's enough to scare the "shih" out of this Shih Tzu!

Those leaves were terrible, too. They're dangerous projectiles in wind like this. One leaf had the nerve to smack me in my back legs when I was walking, and the wind kept it stuck there until I turned around! It was pretty frightening. It didn't help matters that Mom thought it was funny. Stupid wind...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Brushing the Belly

There's only one thing better than having someone scratch your belly... It's when Mom gets out the hairbrush and brushes the belly! Oh, I love that. I almost fell asleep when she was brushing me tonight. Sooo nice. That's just like a doggie massage!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Changing My Mind

I have the right to change my mind, don't I? My Mom doesn't seem to think so. Take tonight, for example. We went outside so that I could do my thing. I took care of business and I was ready to come back inside. Mom didn't agree. She made me go for a walk in the cold! After we got going, though, I decided that it wasn't too bad of a night for a walk. I started to enjoy myself.

Wouldn't you know it, we were back at our building in no time at all and Mom made me come back inside! I didn't want to. I wanted to sniff some more and check a few other things out. But noooooo. Mom had to drag me inside, claiming she was tired and that I'd had enough time to check my pee-mail. It was just ridiculous. Why is SHE the boss all of the time?! I've got to figure out how to train her better...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I Got New Kongs!

I think Mom went to PetSmart today...'cause I got new Kongs! I have two brand new ones now and one that's a little old. I love the new ones--especially when Mom fills 'em with my canned doggie food! Those things are like Chuck 'E Cheese for doggies. I get to eat yummy stuff and I get to play, too. Very cool! Mom took some pictures because I was so excited.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills

Mom taped Oprah's show from last week on puppy mills, and she just finally worked up the nerve to watch it last night. It was SO sad! Please check out Oprah's resources on animal rescues:

If you're looking to increase your family, please consider adoption from a shelter or animal rescue. Don't support the puppy mills! Dogs are people, too, and no doggie should ever have to live in the conditions shown on Oprah's secret footage. I felt so bad for all of those puppy dogs. It's just horrible, too, that doggies are put to sleep in shelters because nobody wants them. Surely someone out there could give those puppies a good, loving home!

Have I ever told you my story? I was born at a breeder's house, and I was adopted by some nice people parents. I was sick when I was born, and my first people parents helped to make me all better. I had a lot of other Shih Tzu siblings there, though, and they picked on me a lot. I was always so scared. The other dogs wouldn't even let me eat very much dog food! So, when my first people parents found out that Mom was looking to adopt, they asked her if she could give me a good home. We've been together ever since. I love living here -- I'm the only doggie; I'm spoiled rotten; and I run the show!

Please make another puppy's dreams come true. Adopt from a shelter or rescue!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Green, Green Grass

The days are getting warmer. The sun is shining brighter. The grass is even getting greener!

Want to hear something funny, though? Mom never let me potty right in front of our building until she hurt her back and couldn't walk very far. I like it this way because I don't have to walk very far when I really have to go. Anyway, I pick different spots each time. So now that the grass is starting to get green again, we've got several bright green polka dots all over in front of the building. It's so funny looking! I guess I need to work on "fertilizing" other spots out there, too!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Puppy Poetry: Taking a Bath

Taking a Bath

I had to take a bath today
And I must sincerely say
(Even if it is cliché)
Keep that bath water away!

Just like any respectful pet
Water really makes me fret
So please remember, don’t forget
That I hate to be wet!

Water’s only good to drink
And I really, truly think
Baths can put me on the brink…
So please, oh please just let me stink!

Leashes are stupid

I love it when the weather gets warmer. I'm a fair-weather type of gal, so I'm not a big fan of winter. (Well, I don't really like summer, either. Thank goodness for air conditioning!)

I tried to chase a robin the other day. Mom wouldn't let me catch it. Stupid leash. If I was free, that birdie would have been MINE! Of course, I'm not sure what I would have done with it if I had actually caught it...

I got to go for a walk around the pond today. I love going over there! Some other doggies sort of scared me, but it turned out o.k. There are so many different smells to sniff at the pond. I really wish that I didn't have to stay on my leash, though. My mom just holds me back. I can't explore nearly as much as I'd like to. Mom is so slow. I loved Grandma Cindy's backyard where I got to roam all over on my own. That rocked! This leash business has been hard to adjust to again. It stinks. I want a backyard with a fence!