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  1. 7 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
    A friend of mine got me a metal sign similar to this...
  3. 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
  4. 5 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.
  5. 5 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!
  6. 5 points
    Mine have always slept in the bed Lol
  7. 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.
  8. 5 points
  9. 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.
  10. 5 points
    Tara: We took Mum and Dad out for breakfast! To our paw place that does proper food for us. look! This is our scrambled eggses. Mum kept our bowls up on the table for AGES while she took pics cos she said our eggses were too hot hot hot. It was awful having to wait. Mum squished them about in the bowl to make the cool down faster cos she said my whining was embarrassing. Haha! I was HUNGRY!!! we got a WHOLE egg each! Yum!!! we want to go there again today too! Cato says that eggses is better than boring fish and rice or the bonescuits they do. Or even cheese. But I like the Pupcakes best!
  11. 5 points
    Cato: You know how Mum and Dad sometimes drag us into sausage places, and we get bored under the table while they stuff their faces with lovely food and drink stuff, and then after agesandagesandages we get to go outside and have some sausage wot they saved for us? Don't get me wrong, I like the sausages! And the steak. And the 100percentbeefyburgers and the bits of chicken. But now we have OUR OWN sausage place! And it is only 10mins walk from home! So we can take Mum for a walk in her lunchbreaky thing, and visit OUR sausage place and have Special Paw Chicken and Cheese and Fish and Biscuits and Pupcakes and sausages and stuff. Mum showed me the menu thing, and it says Gluten Free on stuff, and Low Fat on other stuff, and I want to try EVERYTHING!!!! Look! http://waggietail.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/waggietailcleethorpes/ We went there and had HUGE pieces of cheese and SweetPotato BoneyBiscuits and they were delish! Only Mum said we had to share a single cube of cheese (Booo! Hisssss! says Tara) and only one BoneyBiscuit (S'not Fair!!!! says Tara), but I made sure that Mum put the rest of our cheese and biscuits into our Doggy Bag, and now they are in the fridge for when we are veryveryvery good. Like I am ALL the time, and Tara is never. So I get them and she doesn't! ( says Tara) Mum says she will take pics next time to show you, and we might even get more pics on Facebook, like we do when we visit AuntieLesleyDogSitter who walks us in the mud.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 4 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.
  20. 4 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
  21. 4 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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! ??❤️
  24. 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 ?
  25. 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~
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    Tara: It was AWFUL Aunties. I didn't want to show you my piccses, but Mum said I had to be brave and show you, cos it will prove how brave I am, and heroic and stuff. And it will show you all how extra specially beautiful I am when my piggies grow again. So this is me with Bed Head on Monday morning, before we went to see nice Mrs Groomer And this is me after my Spa Day, with my piggies All Gone. Mum and I woz very sad. Dad said he didn't know who the strange paw was who had moved into our Den, and Cato just sniffed me and larffed. This is my bobble wot my piggies used to cover. Mum and Dad said it had definitely grown in the last two weeks, so snipping it off was the bestest thing to do. And this is me when I got back from the horrible stinky vets where they made me go to sleep and then banged me on the head. The bandage on my arm had dinosaurs on it! Mum says that my scar is Spectactulaaar! and a very impressive War Wound. It is a much better War Wound than Cato has got. And she says I should wear it with pride, cos I am a Brave Brave Paw. So I am showing you my pics so that you can see how brave I am too!
  28. 4 points
    This clematis has been sickly for a couple of years, but it looks like it is recovering! This is the first oriental poppy flower this year lots of buds still to come! Beautiful fern fronds the baby palm tree Another clematis bud all fat and ready to pop The bearded irises are just coming out. The clump will need splitting this year. and Sidney's catmint. RIP. Just coming into bloom
  29. 4 points
    Yes! Definitly! Mum and Dad should do "shift lap work". Take turns. You tell them I said so. I know they have to have good margins but they always make such big incisions ? Tara......*I* think you look very sleek and mature and summery and sporty - I like it! Hugs sweetie - milk it for all you can until you get bored with it and are ready to go mountain climbing and beating up Cato.
  30. 4 points
    will be the 1st time hey. I'm say hey
  31. 4 points
    Hi Aunties! we wanted to catch you up on what we’ve been doing!! It finally got a bit warmer and Me an Molly got our spring cuts! Whatcha think?! Did I keep mine long enough Auntie BB?!! then before you knew it it was Easter and our friend EB (Easter Bunny) came to see us!! Boy did We have Fun! First mommy said we were going on and Easter egg hunt! Can you find the eggs?!! Silly Mommy, those eggs are on our new Easter collars!! Hey Aunties it’s My turn, Molly here! we had a Great walk, Missy even went My way and all the way to the 2nd field too, it was Super fun! we got to tell Everyone Happy Easter and see Lots of kids having Easter egg hunts too!! Then came an Even Better part! Ya know this was my very 1st Easter, yep it was! And Guess What!! EB left me Gifts!! Ok one was for Missy but i’ll Steal it soon! Here we are with our new toys!! Missy got a duck, see she Knows i’ll steal it, she’s holdin on to it Tight! Mommy says I gotta tell you which ones my New toy, see I Really do steal All the toys! The purple dragon ones my New one! The bunny is one of Missy’s old Easter gifts, it’s Mine now!! Oh Before I forget I Gotta tell ya it’s gonna Snow here again this weekend, twice!! I’m soooo excited, More snow doggies!! Hope you enjoyed our fun Easter!!
  32. 4 points
    88* in my part of California........but I'm not there :-) Hanging out on the coast of Oregon where it's keeping cool in the 50's.
  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
    Thanks for responding! And yes, now that I think of it, he had his second set of shots last week and they did do a dewormer. I did not know that could cause extra pooping and that would explain why it's been softer. We have to be careful about making sure there's always food in his tummy because he's a smaller shih-tzu and had a bout of low blood sugar when we first got him because the breeder wasn't properly taking care of him.
  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
    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!
  38. 3 points
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband, yall will definitely be in my prayers.as far as the pee pads , we use them .ours are human grade that are washable.we love them and can't imagine using anything else. It sounds like to me Sassy Mae is picking up on "daddy's sick and not feeling well" and this is her way to express her confusion. I think it will pass. Prayers
  39. 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.
  40. 3 points
    Thank you! Added to our list on Amazon. She has a bigger list then me
  41. 3 points
    Are 3 month old shih tzus aggressive? I would be very surprised. i look back at Tara and Cato’s puphoods and I remember bouncing and scrabbling and snarling and nipping and over excited exuberance, but NEVER aggression, and NEVER anything that needed me to exert some human dominance thing. i never raised my voice and I never told either of them off. The simple withdrawing of attention, and turning away was the only negative they needed, and I used positive reinforcement to develop behaviour we wanted. the first time Cato was ‘told No’ was by the puppy class trainer, and he shut down for the rest of the lesson, and never trusted her again. Very much the wrong technique to use on him, but she was used to a class of jack russells, border terriers and staffies, and just forgot to change gear, in one interaction with him - and apologised profusely afterwards. Tara has 2 growls. One is a boisterous play growl. The other is a monster-outside guard growl. She has never growled aggressively. Cato has never growled at all. Please don’t teach your puppy a fear-reaction to a fun 3 month old playtime growling/snarling/wrestling/chomping game. Just turn away and disengage until they calm down a bit. Then return and play an energetically exhausting game of your choosing, until they are tired enough to be relaxed. If they are Bursting with energy, then they need more mental and physical activity to wear them out. Longer walks. Several training sessions a day. Changing gear. Socialisation. More varied environments... it wears them out, settles them down, and they will never need to develop any fear/aggression behaviours.
  42. 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.
  43. 3 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 -
  44. 3 points
    Nothing I can say to help your pain.........Hugs to a special lady
  45. 3 points
    Oh My Gosh What Fantastic pictures!! Sorry Cato but yes the pictures Were worth it!! There’s some of us out here sweetie that could never ever see these things and just Love to see your travels and your moms gorgeous pics!! Thank You and Tara sooooo much for your patience while your mom does this — I for one am extremely appreciative! And Love seeing pics of you too!! Very nice harnesses!! ? thanks soooo much Jo felt just like I was there, how fascinating about Tolkein too! Gosh that cathedral is breathtaking, love all your pics the detail is amazing!!
  46. 3 points
    Yes AuntieAngel I am! Very brave! ? Everyone says so! Mum says I can have my piggies back soon too.
  47. 3 points
    So pleased you can hardly tell. You were such a brave girl, Tara. ?
  48. 3 points
    Tara, maybe Mom will get you a hat like this and you can wear your bows on your ears till your piggies grow back!
  49. 3 points
    Thank you AuntieM! At leas YOU understand... I am already beating Cato up. We went for a walk at Mum's lunchtime cos Mum said that I was too frisky for an invalid, and there would be trouble if we didn't bleed off some energy. I don't want to do any more bleeding, but I did want the walk, and I got so excited that I had to bounce on Cato! And then he got all wimpy and yelpy. AND THEN when we got home Mum let HIM sit on her lap cos he was only walking on 3 legs! The WIMP! There woz me, all wounded and scarred and War Wounded, and Cato just yelps pathetically and gets laptime!!! S'not fair, is it? Mum: Yes, well, the bouncing was violent enough, Young Lady, that Cato ran and hid from you, on three legs! And Dad and I were worried enough that we rang for an emergency Vet appointment, so no point pretending that you are innocent! Fortunately, Cato is deploying all 4 legs again, and the appt has been cancelled, but I am still a bit concerned about his lower back area, and will be watching him closely. Humph!
  50. 3 points
    Sounds like y'all had such a good time!!
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