The only reason there are little grumpy dogs is PEOPLE! People make the little grumpy dogs. People should be ashamed. Here is a great example – an email I received today: My wife and I have a 7 1/2 year old Lhasa Apso named Coco. Recently Coco bit my wife severely as my wife tried to make Coco come back in the house by swatting her on the hindquarters with a magazine. A week before that, Coco bit my wife on the foot when she accidentally stepped on Coco at night. We love Coco dearly but believe we needed to remove her from our household. We were planning to have her euthanized but learned of your organization. We would like to enter Coco into your organization for a second chance. She will have all her shots and will be recently checked for heartworms. She is a beautiful tan Lhasa and is very loving and quite protective as many Lhasa’s are. I would be happy to contribute for any costs to allow Coco to have a second chance. Now, what is wrong with this picture? Lady tries to whack the dog with a magazine, the dog tries to protect herself and the people are ready to send the dog off to die! Unbelievably irresponsible pet ownership!
Excellent article in the St Louis Post Dispatch online today. So many small dogs are pampered into being a “decoration.” It’s a shame. Read the entire article at this link.
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You know, I’m always looking for neat shih tzu and lhasa apso things. We have a little Shih Tzu Dog Breed Art Gifts and Apparel Shop, where we sell things to benefit Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu Rescue but I’ve also found other people that sell really cool things. Here is a link to some really neat Shih Tzu Christmas Holiday Cards.
Check it out. I’ll post soon with some Lhasa Apso cards too.
No, the crocodile hunter wasn’t a dog rescuer, but what a character. He made learning about the crocs and other dangerous species entertaining and interesting. The world will miss Steve.
Read about Steve Irwin on Animal Planet.