I promised that I would post some pictures of our pups after they got back from the new groomers. Of course I remember what Ole Ben of "An Older Texan Remembers" blog used to say about people who put lots of pictures of their kids and pets on their blogs. It wasn't very nice, so I hope Ole Ben isn't watching what I post today. You just never know. . .
OK. I am going to start with the oldest. This is my baby. She is laying right next to me as I write this. She took over after my Buttons passed away and has been the boss dog around here ever since. This groomer put a pretty scarf around the girls' necks:
And the next picture is the male who is about a year younger than the female above. He has completely different hair. He has no undercoat and his hair is long and straight. It flows with him as he prances around. He knows he is good looking and just loves to chase females. He gets frustrated because we had our girls fixed.
I am holding him. Can you see a family resemblance? What!! you don't think I am as cute as he is? What a downer. . . .
Since there are two girls and thus two pictures, he said that I should post two pictures of him, too. I wonder who he is sticking his tongue out at? Could it be the girls saying, "look at me; I am the star now!"
And this leads us to our "rescue" dog. She is the youngest and has come a long way from the poor, mistreated, badly fed, and sick dog that she was when she was given to us. After some surgery, a good diet, and lots of love, she turned into a healthy and good dog, too.
Yes, I know they aren't groomed to what a Shih-Tzu should look like, but rather, they are cut to make life easier for them and us. The girls have undercoats and their hair, if left long, gets matted up very quickly, so it is best for them (and us) to be cut fairly close.
My wife cooks special for our pups. They may not think so, but they live a very pampered life. Yes, they do seem happy and contented most of the time. Oh yes, we do love them very much. They are our "kids". Hope I didn't bore you (sorry Ben), but even if I did, I want you to have a great day, you hear?
My wife wanted me to clearify something. She said that she checked with the vet to verify what the best menu would be for the dogs. She said you just can't use anything that we would eat.