Sunday, December 20, 2015

Puppies Are Here!

Born in the wee hours of 12/6/15, Misha delivered four babies.  There are three boys and one girl.  Mom and pups are doing well.  Pups are getting fatter by the day!  Eyes are now open and they should start pulling themselves up and beginning to toddle soon.  More as they grow!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Graduate!

Abbie graduates from her Level 1 Puppy Training!  This makes me so proud!

CH Magic  x  CH Kiki

Lil Bit had been placed at 12 weeks with a family that HAD to have her.  Against my better judgment, I placed her with that family.  Less than two months later, "Lil Bit" as I had called her before she left, came home to me nothing like she was when she had left.  She was "too much" to handle according to the family that had her.  My heart ached when a puppy that usually ran to me and covered me in kisses now cowered on the floor and urinated in fear.  I spent the next few months getting back the puppy I once knew - showering her in love and affection while training her to be a good girl with positive reinforcement.  I knew that once I had her back to the loving puppy she was in the beginning that eventually the right family would come along.  And they did!  My thanks to the Carlson family for making a loving and positive home for Lil Bit - who is now proudly and lovingly called Abbie!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Seriously Overdue!

Karen and Mark Galloway are the proud parents of a Shih Tzu crew in IL.  I'm happy to say that they have two very special black and white boys from AZ named Dallas and Magic!  Karen and I met thru a mutual friend a few years ago when she wanted to add to her canine crew and that's when Dallas headed towards the windy city.

He quickly fit it with his Shih Tzu sisters . . .

and even the family cat!

Fast forward to earlier this year and Dallas gained a new brother - Magic.  They are real life half brothers!  :) 

I have to thank Karen for all of the great pictures she sends.  I wish you could have made the trip out to AZ with Mark to pick up Magic in January.  Hopefully soon we will meet face to face instead of just via email and phone calls.  Thank you for always being there for me when things seem bleak.  And thanks for giving my kids a great home and family!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Long Overdue!

Congratulations to the Halbach Family of Scottsdale!  They are the proud parents of Otis who was from the last Kiki x Magic breeding.  Otis joined a family that already loved Shih Tzu and Otis has an older brother Charlee.  They are getting along well!  Otis loves tennis balls, the rain and watching the birds and blowing leaves in his yard.  Good boy Otis!

Otis is brother to Bodhi who now lives in Pioche, NV, Magic who lives in Sugar Grove, IL, Abbie who also lives in Scottsdale and Gidget!  What a pretty litter of puppies you were and you are all turning into beautiful adult dogs with families that love you!  I'm so blessed to find the very best families for my pups!

If you have a WoTeH'sin kid and you haven't sent me a picture recently - please get in touch!  I love seeing your pictures and getting your emails!

Gidget Update!

Gidget got her first point yesterday in Jordan, MN!  Yea!!  :)

1 down - 14 to go!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gidget Goes To Las Vegas

Last week was an exciting week!  Gidget and I went to Las Vegas for the Shih Tzu National!  For a couple of months Gidget has been learnig to walk on a lead and also learning about being groomed and stacking herself on a table for exam.  All of this "training" was nothing short of amateur - we didn't go to any classes - we just worked here at home.  Fast forward to last Tuesday - Gidget gets swept up by her handler Greg at 8am and by 11am she's been put into her first show groom, has a lead around her neck with someone new at the other end, is standing on this stuff called carpeting on which she has never stepped foot, and she's in this great big ring with all of these other dogs that look a lot like her but in various colors.  Needless to say - day one didn't go so well.

Fast forward 24 hours and here she is:

By day four she was in the ribbons in what was deemed the most competitive class by Judge Filburn!  What a good girl!  And thank you Greg for your wonderful work!

Gidget will be spot shown by Greg Larson in the Midwest this Spring/Summer.

Look for more pictures soon!

Congratulations . . .

. . . to the Carlson family of Scottsdale on their newest addition - Abbie AKA Lil Bit.  A perfect match!

CH WoTeH'sin Smoke And Mirrors  x  CH WoTeH'sin Island Style

Sunday, March 29, 2015

They Are Never With Us Long Enough

I had to send my first born baby to the bridge recently.  It was SO hard.  But it was time and she let me know.  They always do.  It didn't make it any easier.

Iris will always be my heart.  I loved this girl more than I ever knew I could love anyone, any dog or anything period.  I miss you baby.  I pray you will be there for me at the bridge.  Run free until then.  I love you.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

And Then There Was One . . .

I have one remaining male puppy from the AM CH Kiki x AM/Intl CH Magic litter.  He is red/white with black tipping.  He would be a great pup for a family with well behaved children, for a home with an existing dog or for someone that just wants a beautiful Shih Tzu to love.  He has a great temperament and loves to be loved. 

If you are researching breeders now for a potential puppy, email me for more information.  FYI, mom Kiki weighs in at about 11 pounds, dad Magic weighs about 10 pounds.