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  1. 8 points
    We started off with Cato in a pen in the corner of the bedroom. 18 months later Tara joined us. and 6 months later, they are both on the bed. STILL don’t know quite how it happened... i THINK it was a mistake. Mr C was out on a late shift. I let the dogs onto the bed (as usual) for 15 mins before putting them into the pen. And then I fell asleep, by accident. And then Mr C came home and left them on the bed all night. The fool. and that was it. They’ve been in the big bed with us every night for the last 2 years.
  2. 6 points
    I am a failure......for years and years I have advocated "dogs not be allowed on the furniture and dogs have their own bed. But we have owned Boxers for over 30 years and one of them in the bed is like a third person......especially when they form the cross-bar of an *H* with hubby and me making the straight legs. Also have had a series of dogs with incontinence problems. Then along came Shorty G who happily, willingly and quietly slept through the night in a crate. So.....Boxers are allowed on the furniture when invited but it is OUR furniture. OK - they get invited a lot but do have a cushy warmed bed with pillow and blankie. Shorty G really has no interest in the furniture because our laps are his furniture and *I* was like a little kid sneaking him into bed and loving it and so he accomodates ME LOL! But he happily sleeps on a floor pad sometimes.
  3. 6 points
    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous bed your daddy made you Ellie! You are daddy’s girl for sure! both of ours sleep in the bed now! Missy wouldn’t at first, but she didn’t sleep in the crate either, she slept in her bed on the floor on my side. Took about a year for her to sleep on the bed, but now Missy takes up the majority of my side of the bed and I get about a quarter of the bed! If I try to get more space she kicks me hard, the little devil! Molly has slept on the bed beside her daddy from day one! The two of them snore like Crazy, they’re a good match!
  4. 6 points
    Mine have always slept in the bed Lol
  5. 6 points
    A friend of mine got me a metal sign similar to this...
  6. 6 points
    Oh yes I definitely need a new t-shirt! and this might be something for Tara??? https://www.cafepress.com/+hump_day_shih_tzu_mini_button,324757474
  7. 5 points
    Haha blame it all on him poor guy who is not here to defend himself lol my husband loves it that she is in our bed (secretly) we keep poking her to find the reset button because our puppy is broken LOL spoiled like none other we have had -
  8. 5 points
    Pip and Abby Tzu`s do like to snuggle up. Our Tzu knows when its bedtime at night before I do, 15 minutes before we go up he is in front of the stairs waiting to be picked up, ready to go to his bed.
  9. 5 points
    Pawz I know my other dogs all went into the crate and loved it - she would just cry and cry and then start barking and i would take her outside and put her back in and not ten minutes later she would start up again and then pee I still have the crate and I leave the door open and when she walks by it she stops and closes the door and keeps walking hahaha i saw the bed my husband made on wayfair and he had it built within 2 days - he loves this little sassy brat so much he does not bat an eye at how spoiled she is - the other night we all fell asleep in front of the tv - he left me on the couch all night took his little girl and took her up to bed (my side of the bed)! LOL
  10. 5 points
    Hi Paola, what a great bed daddy made for Ellie, love it. How many babies do NOT sleep in our beds? My Tzu slept downstairs at first, but not for long. He was just to alone, was sad. Now he sleeps belly up in the big bed and is happy, and snores! On the Dutch forum many Tzu`s are in the big bed too, they crawl into your neck and armpit. It is rather an exeption when they are not. And imo if you feel it is good for your Ellie its is okay to do that. They are really just babies, like to be with their family so much. My Tzu follows me around all day, I just couldn`t say you are staying downstairs on your own to him, when we went to bed at night, that didn`t feel right at all.
  11. 5 points
    Hahahaha! i just ordered 2 of the 600ml mugs and a big 800ml bowl for Mr C for xmas. one is SZ tricks, one the property rules and the third is the barking.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    This is Pepper(mint). He's staying with us for awhile until a permanent foster home opens up (I can't do long term fostering). We're trying to keep him out of boarding. Pepper's Mama died :-( He lived with a Boxer, Lab and Shih Tzu. So he walked in and made himself at home. A lap to sit in, regular yummy food, a family bed to sleep in as well as dog beds scattered all over the house. We had a slight issue the first couple of days - when he was on my lap and my dogs approached, he would growl. Seems that's usually standard operating procedure when a new foster comes in. "I found this Mama, she's nice, feeds me yummy food, gave me a bath and cleaned my infected ears, takes me for walks.....I'm moving in and taking over." I let him know we're not having that, there's enough of me to go around and he has been fine. He looks to me like a Schnauzer/Poodle mix?? He's 13, chubbos with chronic allergies. He's been put on Apoquel (which I know is controversial) that keeps him itch free. Lots of evidence of red paws, infected ears, red belly and chest. I have taken him to the vet where he's scheduled to have a complete dental, a complete ear treatment, removal of some growths, be chipped and anything else his little majesty needs. Not sure if he'll still be with me when those procedures are done but I've told the rescue I'll take him, pick him up and keep him overnight if needed. He WUVS his food! He weighs 22 lbs and would be better off taking off some of those lubs. I'm feeding him just a little more than 11 lb Shorty G. I know he would like to have more but he's not begging or being obnoxious between meals.
  14. 4 points
    Hi there everyone - my little princess is now 3 months old and in the last 6-7 weeks since bringing her home she has slept in her crate maybe 3 nights. Yup thats it - she is a smart little manipulative creature and would purposely soil her crate because she somehow knew i was not changing her bed at 3am - so she spent about a month on the couch with me but my back was begging for a mattress so my husband built her a bed which she stays in for half the night then ends up in bed with us. Is this a bad bad thing? Lol we adore her and she is so cute and cuddly we can not hear my little girl cry - we broke her LOL we are also bringing her to Florida next week and not the crate so I know she will be in our bed anyway. How many of your babies sleep in your beds?? Ellie’s sleigh bed that daddy made for her LOL
  15. 4 points
    I lasted about 7 days before I let Dexter sleep in bed with me. He didn't like being in his crate at night and has been a good boy sleeping with me. He wakes me up with kisses when he needs to go potty at night, I am a pretty light sleeper so I get up a lot at night and take him out. He does most of his pooping at night, but just about always outside, just about.
  16. 4 points
    Washing cold puppy poop off your face, neck hands, nightie and cleaning off the puppy is not fun at 3AM. Mother Nature knows what she's doing making puppies SO cute........otherwise we'd give them to the gypsies. I used to tell my granddaughters that if they were naughty......"I'm going to give you to the gypsies!" One of them asked me "Nana, do gypsies really steal children? What's a gypsie?"
  17. 4 points
    Do you take him out for a *good* walk before bedtime? Sometimes if you just open the door or stand in the backyard, they do as little as possible. If walked, and stimulated by smells they will be more likely to have a good poop result. But yes.......he's just a baby and will need to be taken out during the night for potty. Many years ago I was fostering a 6 week old Boxer puppy - Romeo. I slept in the guest room with him on the bed (foolish on my part but he was just a beebee). In the middle of the night I was aware he'd moved down to the foot of the bed and then soon was back up nestled by my neck. I felt something wet on my face........Romeo had pooped on the foot of the bed, walked in it and then came up to tell me he was back
  18. 4 points
    Welcome, Hannah! I don't think what you're experiencing is out of the realm of normal for an 11 week old puppy. Sometimes they do poop a lot, and not on a convenient schedule. You're right to think about how much you're feeding. I wonder if making his 6:00 meal just a little smaller and giving him a little more earlier in the day might help? You could probably still give a small treat at bed time to make sure his little tummy doesn't go too long w/o food. Also, has he had any worming medication recently? IME that can make some puppies poop more for a week or two, and sometimes make it softer than normal.
  19. 4 points
    She’s been wearing the donut, but she’s been skiddish with noise for the last couple of months. Thank tou for the picture compliments. Your story was nice too! Luckily, she’s slept the last 2 nights (calm and no wind). Let’s go for 3 tonight lol and she gets donut off Thursday
  20. 4 points
    Meeshu`s dad, do you know people can have a Shih-Tzu virus? we all have it on Chatter Tzu, and on the Dutch Shih-Tzu forum as well, and I think you allready got it to.We love them our Tzu`s, so we spoil them, only in a good way of course. Love all your pics Meeshu, we are getting spoiled here to. Glad she only woke you up once! Good girl. She is a very pretty black and white Tzu.
  21. 4 points
    Still breezy last night, but only woke us once in the night! Lol. We tried tv when we went to bed and lit a lavender candle before bed. I think her neck donut is starting to bother her though. She was spayed last week and had an umbilical hernia fixed, so hopefully after she gets the donut off she’ll be on her way back to normal! Scent diffuser had been ordered too lol
  22. 4 points
    I think many, if not most, dogs tend to attach themselves more to one person than to another, and it can be especially obvious with lap dogs (much more so than, for example, a Lab or other big, goofy, friendly-to-everybody type). I think it hurts my husband's feelings sometimes that Yogi is 1000 percent my dog. I have suggested to him repeatedly that the remedy for that is for us to get another one. That's iffy, of course, because the other dog might end up being mine, too. But I'm still trying to get him to fall for it.
  23. 4 points
    I love that bed! Yogi has slept with us since he was old enough that I was relatively sure he wouldn't accidentally fall off the bed. I don't exactly remember how old that was, but. . a few months. I woke early this morning with him stretched out between me and DH, his head resting on my arm. So snuggly and cozy! But, a couple of things -- I really, really doubt she was soiling her crate on purpose. IME dogs just don't do things like that, and especially not such young puppies. At three months old she is still very, very much a baby and can't be expected to have much in the way of bowel or bladder control. My guess is that the crate was big enough that she didn't really see it as her den, or that she was simply too young to hold it all night, or that she was being fed a bit too late in the evening. The other thing is -- I'm a firm believer that all dogs should be crate trained, and should be kept familiar with crating throughout their lives. If she ever needs to stay at the vet's she'll be in what is essentially a large crate. If she ever injures herself and her activity needs to be limited she'll probably need to be crated some. So I really firmly believe in acclimating dogs to crates, even if they don't sleep in them or stay in them while you're gone.
  24. 4 points
    You probably remember about 25 years ago there was a bumper sticker going around that was rude and probably offensive to many.......$H!T HAPPENS. The first time I saw one I was shocked and offended ......for about 10 seconds and then I giggled. And it DOES! It sure does! Some years after that I was going through a pretty rough patch in life and I WANTED one of those bumper stickers for my fridge. Looked everywhere and couldn't find one (this was before the internet). Today a friend was telling me about a lot of stuph that has happened in the last 3 years. I told her she needed one of those bumper stickers and tonight searched for one (found fifty-leven) but on my search found this one. https://www.cafepress.com/+shih-tzu-shihtzu-property-laws-humorous-funny+gifts I think I need a T-shirt
  25. 4 points
    I’s in trouble Aunties... I killed a worm an rolled All in it! I wanted it for breakfast... mommys Mad an she won’t let me Eat it...? She says I gotta have the B*** word.... NO mommy No B***...Please ? OK mommy we can use this dry shampoo so we’s All can go have breakfast... He he Aunties, Just let me Out there Again an I’ll get me Another worm an Eat it This time!!! Yup I Will! ? Uh oh.... Daddy says i’m On ‘house arrest’ Aunties.... that ain’t Fair is it Aunties???! ?? Its Just what she Deserves Aunties... she needs to be more like Me a prissy girl!! I’s gonna have a Grand day cuz i’s a Good girl! ??❤️
  26. 4 points
    It's always sumthin.......said Gilda Radner.Big excitement around here. I'm caring for a neighbor's dog so have 3 troublemakers underfoot ? There has also been a tiny black kitten hanging around for a few days. I have noticed food out so I know neighbors are feeding it. It's been crying at night and I can hear it ? But I've been busy and didn't worry too much about the lil one.Yesterday it apparently wandered through our tiny courtyard and the visiting dog tore through the screen slider.........which left a nice big hole. Didn't hurt kitty. Yesterday I noticed it was hanging out under The Big Guy's truck on the spare tire mounted under there. That upped my worry as I was afraid it would get hit. Then last night I heard it crying again so went out with some dog food and coaxed it close. It only took about 15 minutes and 5 failed tries to grab him but I finally did. I quickly put him in a puppy crate in the garage with a blankie and covered the crate - put another small handful of dog kibble in there. He was quiet as a mouse. I switched him into a large crate this morning, fed him some chicken. After meowing bloody murder for a few minutes he was quiet when I covered the crate. I would foster him in a second but just can't with 3 dogs here.....so it's off to the shelter with "Ebony" this morning.....and The Big Guy is getting the screen repaired ?
  27. 4 points
    Hi, friends! Haven't been active in recent months in the forum and I've missed the forum. I'm sure so much has happened with everyone's lives. I didn't notice until recently that I haven't been receiving updates from the forum in my email so I'd have to check that out later and catch up on everyone's posts. Anyway, hope our Chatter family is doing well - two-legged and four-legged ones alike. As for us, we have had some deaths (like four) in my and my husband's family recently and are now getting out of the fog, so to speak, getting used to the new normal. The most that affected us was the loss of my MIL since we lived together. Monkey has been our angel through this, giving us something to focus on, to break the ice and the awkwardness. He cheers us up with is normalness. It would have been harder without him here. We are very grateful for his presence in our lives. There was something interesting that happened during my MIL's passing that I wanted to share and maybe you guys could share your thoughts on this as well. As per our customs, before we bury our dead, we hold a wake for a few days which allows other relatives and friends to pay their respects. Well, my MIL's wake was held in our house (it can also be sometimes held in a funeral chapel) as per her wishes. I've read stories about dogs being aware of their human's passing and wondered if there were really some truth to it. Monkey wasnt particularly close to her when she was alive so I have no idea how he would react. I usually stay up from 1am till morning, Monkey was always leashed to either my husband or I because there were people all over the place and he's not good with strangers. One of those nights, I let him off leash and observed him as he walked up to the coffin and sniffed around. He didn't mind the flower arrangements and went sniffing around the coffin. It's diffrent from his usual curiousity because normally, something unfamiliar, he's sort of cautious, slinking closer until he deternines it's harmless... then he'll most likely pee on it (to show dominance? ha ha) He didn't do any of that. I let him sniff all he wanted, going around the underside of the coffin. Standing on his hind legs, he could only sniff the bottom half though. After that , even if I let him off leash again, he never showed the same interest as he did that one time. he never approached it again. It could just be reading too much into this but I'd like to think that he's said his goodbyes and that he's aware of her not being with us anymore. Anyway, I apologize if this creeps you out. Honestly, I'm not too good with these things. It's just that, I guess it's different if it's family. Hai~
  28. 4 points
  29. 3 points
    We have found Shorty G (the G stands for gangster) walks much nicer on harness than leash. Maybe it just makes us feel better that he's not pulling with a collar on his neck and tiny trachea. But Shorty is always the path finder....zooming around out front - he's not sure what he's looking for but he is busy, busy, busy. He never moseys anywhere - from first time in the morning to last thing at night, racing me up the stairs.......he is IN CHARGE!
  30. 3 points
    Just my experience: Shorty G was seized by animal control. I have 2 pieces of info from the shelter - one says 2 years, one says 7-8 months. I don't think he was a puppy so have to wonder if he was 2? I believe he was closer to 2 yrs and had been confined to a crate for that long. That being said.....he has some problems (biting) but has been no problem going potty outdoor since we've had him. Recently, we stayed in a rental for a month......and he marked 2-3 times in the house. When we caught him, we scolded him and that was the end of it. After that he knew where he needed to potty and also had his regular 3-4 walks a day and where he needed to scratch at the door to go out. I know that's not a lot of help with a Shih Tzu baby so I'll just share how I've done it with many, many Boxer puppies - healthy and sick that I've fostered over the years. Feed on a regular schedule - 3-4 times a day. After feeding and first thing in the AM take out for a walk (even if it's a small yard like I had) walk loop de loops until the exercise and smells produce pee/poop. Do again when waking from night or naps, after playing or just because it's been 2 hrs. It's not good enough to plop them outside and wait for potty - you must go with them, even if that means walking around w/umbrella in the rain. You MUST potty just before bed. My experience was (usually) that would hold until 6AM or so - but it's not unusual to have to get up and potty in the middle of the night. A story.....just cuz I'm old and have a lot of stories. I had an adorable Boxer puppy I named Romeo because it was the first of FEB - hoping to find his forever home by Valentine's Day. I took him to bed with me (even though I could have crated him - but he was SO CUTE!).. We snuggled down with him close to me under my chin. At some point I was sleepily aware he had walked away. But then was sleepily aware he had come back to snuggle under my chin. I soon felt something wet on my face......he had walked to the end of the bed - went poopies and come back topat me on the face and snuggle with Mama. I well remember that night....washing my face in cold water in the middle of the night and warming it up to wash off Romeo. So many memories like that of foster puppies.....so glad it happened.
  31. 3 points
    Thank you , he is a very good boy
  32. 3 points
    I only take him in our courtyard for now, he gets the rest but of his shots soon. I use a harness around his chest, I bought a collar originally but he kept pulling against it so I took it back and went to a harness. I didn't want him to hurt his little neck.
  33. 3 points
    Welcome! It takes awhile for these little ones train us! That being said.. I've had Tzus for 20 yrs and have learned that no Tzu under a year of age is trustworthy in the potty department. You have received some good advice so I will just leave it at that.
  34. 3 points
    They are alarm clocks!!! I get 5:50 for work M-F and she will get me up between 5 and that time. I haven’t slept in since getting her lol. But I guess we get more bonding time
  35. 3 points
    Glad the diffuser worked..........hopefully it will continue. Like I said before I pretty much thought it was going to be a waste of money but I was so wrong. We moved into a new house and before we moved we were getting up at 6 am every morning and so the paws got use to getting up early......once we moved and got settled in somewhat the hubby kept saying that we created monsters as they were like alarm clocks.......6 am every morning............... I plugged in the diffuser with lavender oil and now the time has change to 7 am and if we are lucky sometimes we make it to 7:30.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    First of all, forgive me for not commenting on here for quite a time but as I have said my world is upside down. I do however, check the Forum frequently, as I have a small amount of time very early since I try to get up and have this free time to myself (usually around 4 AM). It is very brief and so I read posts but dont comment, again I apologize because you guys are important to me. As an update, my husband is doing well at the moment. He had a six week round of radiation (very hard on him) along with a daily chemo pill. Because the radiation was so hard on him, no side effects could be seen from the chemo pill (as in no vomiting or nausea in general as is usual with chemo). the Radiation weakened him to where he had difficulty standing and could only walk with a walker. That treatment ended right before Christmas and by now he is feeling a little stronger altho still on a walker. He will now start on a treatment course of the chemo pill for 5 days and then 23 days with nothing indefinitely or until MRI shows any change. This Glioblastoma is not curable so we just have to monitor those MRI's every 3 months and hope for the best. Every individual reacts differently to this disease. I am very grateful for every good day we have. Now, my reason for this post, Sassy Mae is giving me trouble with her potty habits. I totally understand that her world has turned upside down too since her Daddy is the center of her universe. He spends alot of time in his recliner with her snuggled with him. As long as we are both home, she is very regular/usual. But when we are both gone to the doctor OR since he has been feeling better he likes to sit outside when he can. I cant let them out because we have some strange little plant with tiny stickers growing in clumps in our yard the last few years. Gets in their hair and feet. Only our backyard is fine for pottying. Anyway, when we are gone or outside, she will go pee on a rug. Even if she just recently peed outside. We have hardwood/ceramic tile floors but lots of rugs, some small enough to fit washing machine but some are room size. So far, she is peeing on the washable ones but I fear I may miss a spot on the room sized ones and my house begin to smell. I dont have an abundance of time to clean. She has always been such an easy dog to have, potty training was basically non-existant, she just "was" from the time we got her at 3 months old. Never had an accident! I mean never! Willie was very difficult to train, it took me 9 months but it has always seemed that when he got it, he got it. Never an accident with him either. And so far, he still has not. I am not a believer that dogs do things things out of spite but Sassy Mae is a thinker, Willie is more of an "at the moment" dog. But it sure seems as if she is peeing on the rugs because she doesnt like that fact that dad is not home. Which leads to my question, what about pee pads? I have never been a fan, but does it work to use those when we are out of the house and then I take them out to potty when I am in the house? Or is that confusing?
  38. 3 points
    We live in a ranch so she’s basically just in another room. But every noise her head pops up and she looks lol. She’s silly. She is very happy! She’s been good this past week (although she did wake up 30 mins early today) lol. What she needs is to go to the groomer! What a stinky squishy face! Also, if anyone wants to follow her on insta it’s MeeshutheShihtzu !
  39. 3 points
    Sheila - I have not heard of using human pads, I thought the pads were supposed to have a smell to attract the dog to pee there? Paws - you’re right, nothing wrong with trying. I can at least put some out when we leave (or are outside) and hope for the best. And then outside pottying as usual when we are home. Jeannine - what lovely comforting words. But I especially was touched by “you still have a lot of time to make good memories”. That made me stop and think, and is very true. Thank you all!
  40. 3 points
    Hey all ........I know I have been MIA but slowly trying to get back on schedule here. My new goal in life is to make life as simple and easy as possible and one company I came across is Chewy.com........... Every 5 weeks a box is delivered to my door of dog food and on occasion special treats. They sell just about everything you need. You order what you need and set up a schedule on auto shipping. The price on items that I purchase are less with Chewy then in the store.......have had no problems with items it self or shipping.......it is a good company to deal with. You are notified 3 days before your scheduled ship in case you need to add or delete anything from you order. ........... For those of you that remember I use to cook for my paws.......well no more. They all got together and went on strike and refused to eat home cooking. The funny part was they all refused together.........so over a lot of reading and careful consideration I found the perfect combination of home cooked (I could not quit completely) and store bought and now every one is back to being happy with their dinner again.
  41. 3 points
    Be my luck that mine wouldn’t eat it!!! On the other hand finally I found dog food that do like.....,” Winalot” chicken & carrots
  42. 3 points
    Oh goodness - has she had a "donut" through this time? We can only be on "her side" for a few days" after that happens. The only ones who hate those neck collars/donuts worse than the pups are their Dad and Mom. I love the pic of her black and white fluffy self laying on your hairy leg.....in shorts. Many years ago I sent a picture to my brother living in NJ of us (in California) mowing the lawn on a sunny day. He retaliated w/a pic of him in his recliner eating popcorn, watching a FB game while it was snowing outside. - touche!
  43. 3 points
    I am Cato’s No 1, but for the first couple of years, Tara WORSHIPPED Mr C. she followed him, llooooovvvvveeeeeeeddd him, was distraught when he went out, whiney when he went to the loo, and wanted to sit beside me, and always sat on him. i rather liked it, because Cato was/is very much a Mummy’s Boy, and had felt that Dad was left out. over the last two years (Tara is now 4), she has settled down, and Cato has begun to realise that there IS another human in the world. Haha! I think the key thing is the walking. Mr C has shift work, and I work from home, so they get regular lunchtime walks from me, and irregular anytime walks (including visiting breakfast cafes) from Dad. like Marlene, I think there are two ways to trigger a dog’s devotion; walks and food. but the BEST way is to take them for a walk (= a hunt) and then feed them after (= a successful hunt) that is basically a shortcut to pack bonding.
  44. 3 points
    Shorty loves his Daddy......but he worships me. Daddy is in charge of walks and Shorty is always *right there* when asked if he's ready to go. But I am the food goddess and he wants me in his sight at all times. The Big Guy knows I am #1 but he doesn't mind - he gets enough Shorty lap time to keep him happy.
  45. 3 points
    Nothing I can say to help your pain.........Hugs to a special lady
  46. 3 points
    Good to hear from you! Although I am very sorry to hear you have had so many tragic losses. Take care of yourselves. It takes a long time for life to start to feel ‘real’ again. Hug. I think that animals have a very practical but also deeply instinctive way of dealing with family (pack) death. When Sidney the Cat died, suddenly, a couple of years ago, it was totally unexpected. Cato and Tara had always hero worshipped him (and quite right too!) so I felt they deserved to say goodbye. I put him in a shallow box in the middle of the living room floor and we had our own wake all that afternoon. I sat and watched when Cato and Tara rushed up excitedly to greet him, stopped abruptly, crouched and respectfully approached. Then they sniffed him all over and settled down nearby. Over the next few hours they approached him several times and sniffed again. Each time shorter and less curious. Tara lost interest first, then Cato, who just lay quietly for some time, then got up and walked away. Neither of them even glanced at him again, so I removed and wrapped the corpse, comfortable that they had said their goodbyes.
  47. 3 points
    Cato: Hello Aunties. Mum says I have to finish our holiday bloggings so that I can tell you the exciting new stuff. Like the bird feeder and my new bone. So here is more stuff about hot stinky Chester. Mum and Dad did all the boring Cathedral stuff, and then wanted to go off walking round the town. :( But it was too hot and tiring for me. And we had already walked for AGES. So I sat down. And Dad said he would carry me. And Mum said NO. And I stayed sitting. And in the end Dad picked me up when Mum wasn't looking, and anyway they had to carry me down the steps, didn't they? This is Chester town. It is weird. Even Mum and Dad agree with me that it is weird. All the shops are two tall. There are proper shops on the ground. And then more shops on top of them, with weird old walkways and steps and Mum says that means Double the Shops. And Dad says that means Double the Cost. And I say that means Double the walking when my back hurts! So I got carried. Dad needed a snack to give him the strength to carry me, he said. So we stopped here and we all had some buckwheat crepes wot are really thin pancakes. I just had the filling. Mum had egg and smoked salmon, and Dad had toffee and custard and banana. Tara wanted it all. See the shops on top of shops? Mum wants to come back and explore PROPERLY another time. Then Mum carried me for a bit, including through a shopping centre that American Aunties call a mall (Mum says), and I was really tired, and Mum decided that I needed to go on a diet cos I am a huge heavy heffalump and we need to get me a carry sling. I don't know about that. I like being carried. It was a very long way back to the train, and then it was a long sleepy train journey. I fell asleep cos Mum would wake me up when we got there. This is an old bit of an old station. Tara got all silly when Dad went off to lift his leg, and made a fuss when he got back and we went in lots of lifts (elevators, says Mum), up and down and up and down, cos of all the steps. I prefer to be carried up and down stairs than have to walk into lifts with lots of people and luggage, but Mum and Dad were being funny about carrying me, so lifts it was. Don't look at my tail. When we got home to our holiday den, me and Tara had a good sleep, but Mum did her computer stuff and ordered me a Sling. I don't know how I feel about being in a Sling. I think I prefer being in Mum's arms. Or Dad's. Slings don't sound very nice, do they? Mum says she will post a pic so you can see. Mum: Goodness, it was a hard decision! We couldn't go for a stroller, because we do a lot of off road walking And it needed to be something that left both hands free, and fitted either Dad or myself. I ended up buying two, on Amazon Prime, and asking to have them delivered to the holiday cottage, so that we could try them out during the holiday. This was the first one. And the second. When they arrived, we discovered that the first one was HOPELESS. Cato either had to sit facing backwards, or I had to cut a new hole for his head at the other side! But the second one is just about perfect. Tucked right up and comfy at the waist. And while I don't think he LIKES it, it is much better than having to WALK. Haha. I did get concerned about overheating, especially up against us big humans, but the top is made from mesh, so there is as much ventilation as possible, and we don't carry him in it for long at a time. There is also storage for keys, a poo bag and a bottle of water. Oh and treats. Mustn't forget the treats!
  48. 3 points
    Molly, I come from a family of worm eaters. I understand! I am with you! When my Dad was just a pup, about 80 years ago(!), he and my Uncle were playing in the garden. And my Gran came out of the kitchen to find my Dad feeding his baby brother (my Uncle Richard) some worms. Gran was horrified! She went into a human Mum panic and told my Dad to stop immediately! But my Dad said ‘why? He likes them!’ I bet they were delicious. All cool and wormy and earthy and squiggly.
  49. 3 points
    Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I'll go eat worms. Long, thin, slimy ones; Short, fat, juicy ones, Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms. Down goes the first one, down goes the second one, Oh how they wiggle and squirm. Up comes the first one, up comes the second one, Oh how they wiggle and squirm. I'll cut their heads off suck their guts out and throw their skins away Surprising how us girls can eat worms three times a day That's how we get our wiggles.
  50. 3 points
    Yes AuntieAngel I am! Very brave! ? Everyone says so! Mum says I can have my piggies back soon too.
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