Paying Tribute to Brutus

by Jacquie Wright
(b c)

We taught our shihpoo alll the tricks we could think of ......then one afternoon Brutus and I were playing on the bed I rolled him over unto his back, gently held his front paws together and said prayers. I repeated this several times then just said prayers and he did it on his own. Wish we had know more things to teach him. We lost him last Oct 31 after 14 wonderful years. we miss him terribly.

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Sep 24, 2016
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Gotta love 'em...
by: Joanne

We had a lovely little rescue dog we adopted in Fort McMurray, AB, Canada that we saved from certain demise. He had been living on the streets and under cars for a long time, given his size and physical condition. We adopted him from the SPCA before they could euthanize him. We never really knew his breed or age, but we think he was poodle, terrier, laso apso- maybe some shih tzu thrown in for good measure. He was a brilliant little man that lived with us for 18 years. He had a massive seizure on Feb 28th of this year, and fell off the bed. He just wasn't right after that, so we painfully made the decision to do the right thing the next morning. He went to the rainbow bridge on Feb 29th- leap day. He never wanted me to grieve his passing, so now, I'm only allowed to do it every 4 years. My husband never wanted another dog, but me, being me, I started shopping for another rescue. I found Charlie on Kijiji. He turned 3 the week after bringing him home. I really never thought I could love another dog like we loved our beloved Basil, but Charlie is smart, considerate, and an all around silly-heart. Love, love love this breed. Though a little stubborn, easily trainable and loves to love. I'm sorry for your loss of Brutus, as I am for my loss of Basil, but there is always another little rescue that needs some intense lovin'. Thanks for your site!

Apr 17, 2016
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We love our shihpoos
by: Anonymous

Thank you for all the information, we had a shipoo boy that my daughters gave me fora christmas present two years a go and we just love him so much that we decide to adopt another one. We got a female 18 months old about a month ago and they get alone perfectly well.

Shihpoo lover!!

Jan 30, 2015
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Thoughts
by: Janice

I know you will make the right decision. Things have a way of working themselves out. We all feel for the loss of a pet and getting another will not replace the first one, but it might fill the void in the meantime.

Shihpoo dogs make the best pets. Combining the personalities of two extremely loyal breeds with the hypoallergenic and intelligence traits of the poodle and the lovable, playful antics of the Shih Tzu makes for a great companion. My prayers go out to Brutus and also to Marcia as she grows closer to her decision.

Jan 28, 2015
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Prayers
by: Marcia

My prayers for Brutas, this was a sweet story, and I know how much you must miss him.
I am considering getting a shihpoo, this would be my first little dog as I've always had goldens. But they don't live long and it's so hard to see them get Cancer at such a young age etc...
I'm scared to get a little dog, but I want the companionship. I work and I just want to do what's right for the dog. But I would be the best mom to this lil guy, so I'm praying for direction...
Your story is the sweetest story I could've read ....
Please know, Brutas will be looking for you to welcome you when it's time.
It sounds like you and him were truly blessed to have each other.


Jan 27, 2015
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Rainbow Bridge
by: Janice From Small Dog Place

What a beautiful story. Losing a pet is a very difficult thing--it leaves a void in our lives just the same as if the pet were a human. Non pet people often do not understand this type of grief.

This story circulates on the web,but I thought I'd print it here. It has always given me comfort when I must say good bye to a cherished pet.


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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My lovely and super cutie, Shi-poo

by Alvin R. Victoriano
(Valenzuela City, Manila Phillipines)





I have a female shi-poo named Marshey. She is so cute,lovely,and cuddly; she wants to play with me everyday. Every time i get home from the office, she is so crazy to see me. She wants to be hugged and kissed. I love her so much. Every time I go outside she cries so much that I can't leave her. Sometimes, if she have no nanny at the house I will bring her to the office and my officemate loves her so much. She likes to eat and play in my office and sometimes she will lay down on my table to sleep. And she loves eating chicken liver and pork. She also eats vegetables and fruits... :) i am so happy with my baby Marshey..

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Sep 18, 2014
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Aren't Shi Poo Wonderful
by: Janice

It is so amazing to me how quickly dogs steal our hearts. Could it be that first puppy kiss or that unforgivable puppy breath? Even older dogs adopted from rescue or shelters have a way of endearing themselves to us almost immediately. I often wonder what the world would be like if humans could master their gift of love and acceptance. Our world would be a totally different place.

Alvin, your dog is amazing and very cute. Shi Poo dogs are the perfect "breed" for someone who wants companionship and unconditional love, yet a puppy-like disposition that lasts long into old age. They also make a great choice for allergy sufferers because they are more hypoallergenic than Shih Tzu and tend to shed less as well. They also make a great choice for singles, couples, and families. They are normally great with children and are adaptable to a variety of living situations (apartments, homes, rural and urban settings)

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Harry 3 1/2 months old

by Lyn
(Brisbane)

I bought Harry today from a pet shop. I was waiting on a Golden Retriever but little Harry decided I was going to be the Mummy he wanted. My best friend and I visited a pet shop ready to buy another breed of doggie but the dog we saw yesterday had been sold. Little Harry is a cross between a Shitzu and a poodle. I have never been one for little yappy dogs, always preferred big dogs. However Harry is a big surprise for me. He is not only barking, but in one day he has already learned to sit, roll over and fetch the ball. Absolutely amazing for a little dog which I thought would't be very sensible. I shall certainly be putting a lot of time into this little fluffy rug of a pup. He is already very affectionate and is doing what he feels to do after being in the pet shop for 6 weeks. Lots of love and affection for him. My original thoughts on little dogs being yappers and senseless has gone. Harry is now my dog forever.

Lyndell

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Sep 30, 2014
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Small and Yappy Don't Go Hand in Hand
by: Janice

I am always surprised and delighted when someone who has been a life-time big dog lover gives a small dog a chance. Most, like Lyn are surprised at how smart they can be. Shih Tzu are normally not a yappy breed, although they will bark when someone comes to the door. I know, I live with quite a few of them and my house is not nearly as noisy as you might think.

The Shi-Poo as Harry is called, is actually a great hybrid choice because the poodle in him allows for less shedding (even though Shih Tzu don't shed much), and makes him more hypoallergenic. Additionally poodles are quite smart and may offset the Shih Tzu's tendency to be a little stubborn. Thanks for sharing, Lyn. Have some pictures for us?

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