January 14, 2015

Christmas Memories … and a Bone

Now that’s freezing cold outside, I am day dreaming and remembering my awesome Christmas that I spent with my family

This past Christmas, I received a delicious stuffed bone from my great-grandma, and I was spoiled rotten. She is 100 years old, but doesn’t look a day over 70.  I spent a lot of time sitting on her lap, watching the Christmas festivities. Look at how happy and content I am!

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu the Lap Dog

Don’t you just love how adorable my toofers are? There is always one sticking out on my face, and the other one is hidden. I still have my other canine, don’t worry.

I got so much love and attention from my family, and so many rubs.

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu Lap Puppy

And from my perch on Great-Grandma’s lap, I watched all the festivities and I was curious to all the presents they opened. This one smells of chocolate! And it was. My great-grandma loves eating chocolate. She says it’s good for her heath and keeps her living!

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu on Lap looking at grandma opening presents

For Christmas, Great-Grandma got me a bone… only it’s not a real bone. It’s a stuffed toy, but it’s still fun and I played tug-of-war with Mama. It fits my mouth perfectly, and though it’s not as yummy as a real bone would have been, it was still so much fun to shake and play fetch with it. I am a HUGE fan of playing fetch. You throw it and I will get it for you, and bring it back!

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu and a Stuffed Bone

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu playing with a stuffed bone

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and a merry Christmas. I know this post is like a month too late … but we have been busy! And now it’s hibernating and food eating time. It’s cold – Mama has her hot chocolate, and I get bites of yummy chicken.

I leave you with this adorable photo of me and my Auntie. She is holding me like a baby. We think it’s super adorable photo of the two of us! Have a great January!

Shih Tzu held like a teddy bear

 

January 1, 2015

A New Year’s Walk in the Woods

It’s a chilly day here in St. Louis and Mommy and I decided we were going to take a nice long road trip. We ended up driving to Illinois right next the Mississippi River and we took a nice long walk there.

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu in the woods

I got to walk in the woods and sit on a log and it was so much fun!

How was your New Year’s my anipals?

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December 1, 2014

Sitting on a Cow

It might not be throwback Thursday, but here’s an old photo Mama found from our trip last April to Nebraska. We were in Omaha, NE in their downtown, and Mama sat me on a big cow. Look at my face!

The wind was blowing, and I was thinking, “Why am I sitting on this cow?”

Mama just loves my expression in this photo.

Omaha, NE Downtown and Shih Tzu

November 28, 2014

A Shih Tzu Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Did everyone have a good day with their families? I sure did!

It was a busy day in the kitchen, with me looking cute and Mama occasionally giving me a nibble or two of potato, and even a piece of chicken. How can you resist this adorable face?

Pretty Gracie Lu Shih Tzu Face

My friend, Chanh the Shih Tzu came over to play. We are always together on all the holidays. He’s black and white like me. Isn’t she the sweetest?

I think I have a more gentle “girlie” face, and he has a more square, robust and muscular face. He’s the sweetest, though. He doesn’t care about the humans — well, maybe he does a little bit, when it comes to food – but he loves to just follow me around. And I do show him who is boss!

Male Black and White Shih Tzu

By the end of the evening, Mama was exhausted – she had cooked all day, so Chanh and me just snuggled together on the couch. Can you tell which is me, and which is my Chanh?

Black and White Shih Tzu

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!

November 15, 2014

Underwear Eater

I have a secret.

Well, not too secret. I’ve written about this secret a lot on this blog.

But the cat’s out of the bag … I am an underwear eater and hoarder.

When Mama’s not looking, I will jump into the hamper (or knock it down) and grab her underwear, carry it into living room and eat it. It is a dirty, dirty secret, and Mama always takes it away from me.  (But she secretly thinks it’s adorable.)

Shih Tzu Underwear Eater

I am not sure why I do it. But it’s a habit I’ve had since I was a puppy.

Anyone have a naughty secret like mine?

(In other news, Mama snapped this photo with her new Canon 5D Mark III, and she has started a photography business called Zoe Life Photography. We should be very excited because there will be plenty of photos of me with this new camera!)

October 31, 2014

The Bumble Bee is Back for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Mama and I hope each and every one of you has a fun time!

I’m a Bumble Bee again this year. I haven’t been dressed up in this bumble bee costume for like three years! (See the post here, from 2011 when Mama dressed me up as a Bumble Bee on my first Halloween as a grown-up Shih Tzu. I was about one years old.) I do wear the costume well, though!

(Sorry about the crummy photos. They were taken with our iPhone.)

Mama dressed up with me (kinda) in match yellow.

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu Bumble BeeBumble Bee Dog Costume

And what do I have underneath the bumble bee costume? The French maid outfit from last year!

It’s too cold outside, and Mama didn’t feel like going through the hassle of taking the outfit off me. Since I got groomed, my hair is really short, and it’s getting too cold here for me to be naked. So we just layered with the other costume. How adorable and fluffy am I?

French Maid Dog Costume Shih Tzu

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu French Maid Dog Costume

Have Howl-o-ween, everyone!

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