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Below are testimonials and photos from buyers and their families about my wonderful Shih Tzu puppies.

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About Meli:

Merry Christmas Regina! Santa found Meili this year and brought her a new cuddle bed and some candy cane treats.

Love,
The Petersons

Anne wrote about Proudy and Marilyn:

Dear Regina,

Just wanted you to know we are thinking about you and sending best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! It has been a challenging year for most of us but we, by God’s grace and love, have overcome the hurdles that we have faced. “Proudy” and “Marilyn” are doing extremely well and are the happiest two dogs I have ever had the pleasure of sharing a life with. They run and play all the time and love getting treats every time they go outside to potty. To say they are spoiled would be an understatement. They also love to travel and love taking trips with us. When I start packing and place the luggage on the floor, they jump in because they know we are headed somewhere. They are such a joy and we are so blessed they are a part of our lives. If only all people and dogs could be loved so much! I can’t thank you enough!

Love and all the best to you and your family!

HAVE A JOYOUS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AS WE CELEBRATE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR’S BIRTH!

Anne, Proudy and Marilyn

Gus and Grace, owned by the Morgan's

Joyce wrote about Takara:

Hi Regina,

Takara and I could not let Christmas go by without wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 

She will be 11 months old the 29th of this month...and each day is filled with more joy than you can imagine. Every where we go we are stopped and told what a beautiful girl she is and how they have never seen a Shih Tzu with such beautiful red coloring and such a beautiful white. She is loved by everyone who sees her and she is the most amazingly well behaved little girl. You would have been so proud of her the first time we put her on a leash...she raised her head and pranced like she was the winner of some great show. I know all of this is due to the great job you do of breeding your girls and boys...and believe me it shows in every thing she does. She takes great pride in each step. Takara is now weighing near 11lbs and is the picture of health. She loves to play with her toys and will keep you playing for hours...and believe it or not she know which toy she wants in any given period. We are just working on getting her to put them back in her toy box as well as she takes them out.
Well we will keep in touch and I still view your site often to she how you are doing.
You not only found a "Forever Home' for Takara....but you found two parent who are "Forever Greatful" for the love and care you put into this wonderful breed.
God Bless you... and may His blessing be with you on this Christmas day and a Happy New Year.
Love...Takara...Me...and Dad
P.S. I sure hope this picture come to you...I am still not very good with the computer. Let me know if it doesn't I can make copies of some of the pictures we have...I am very good at that...lol.
Joyce

Frances wrote about Spar-kee:

Hi Regina,

I just looked at pics of your new litters. WOW!!!!! Although I'm still happy with just one shih tzu, I am love keeping up with your pups!!! Spar-kee was a year old on 2/4/10 and if you will indulge me, I'll attach a pic or two!

Blessings!

Frances


Jeanie wrote about Molly:

Hi Regina,

Just a note and picture to show off Molly (Jasmine's). I can't believe she is almost a year old now! What a sweet and beautiful baby she is, and she is everything we were looking for. Thank you so much!

Jeannie

Lilly wrote:

REGINA

JUST TOO BUSY AT WORK TO MAIL CHRISTMAS CARDS
THEY ARE COMING SOON, I PROMISE

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I GOT A MALL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT FOR MY PICTURES
EVERYBODY IN THE MALL KNOWS ME AS SECURITY DOG
THEY COME TO SEE ME EVERY DAY
I AM SITTING ON SANTA'S LAP AND TELLING HIM WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
YOU CAN SEE MY GOLD CHAIN AND NECKLACE
LOVE TO ALL AT CHRISTMAS
LILLY

Gloria wrote about Jelly:

Good morning, Regina,

As today is the first Sunday of Advent, I wanted to send Christmas greetings to you and your family.

May your Holiday season be filled with the wonder of Christmas, laughter to share with family and friends, Christ's Peace and Love, and all good things in the New Year ahead.

Thought you might like this photo of my little Jelly.

Gloria

David and Bonnie wrote about Lilly:

GINA

CAMERA WORKS BETTER IN DAY TIME WHEN YOU CAN SEE AND HAVE YOUR GLASSES ON. 2” LEGS IN 18” SNOW DO NOT WORK TOO WELL. HAVE TO SHOVEL SOME MORE

DIDN’T MAKE IT TO NEBRASKA HUNTING BRO IN LAW GOT BRONCHITIS THEN THE WEATHER. MAYBE NEXT YEAR LILLY IS READY FOR HUNTING.

THESE PICS SHOW LILLY AT ONE OF HER BEST – PLAYING. YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICS HER HEIGHT COMPARED TO SNOW DEPTH. WE WILL BE GETTING MORE THIS IS JUST A WARM UP TO WINTER
 

LOVE HER TO PIECES

DAVID AND BONNIE

Darlene wrote about Harley:

Hey Regina
This is Harley and his new sweater we got him, he is doing terrific and is such a happy little puppy to have in our home. He has adjusted very well and he sleeps with my husband and I at nite, usually right on my pillow or between our 2 pillows. He is getting potty trained very well a slip up here or there but otherwise good. I am mixing his puppy chow with the food you gave us for him and that is good. For Thanksgiving he will be going on a road trip to Ohio.
Thank You again for letting us have him-he is a JOY!!!

Darlene

Darlene wrote an update:

Hey Regina

Just wanted to update you on Harley he is doing great getting to be round-he is up to 2 lbs. 4 ozs., the vet said he has adjusted very well and he has!!
He is such a joy to all of us, but he is more of a mommas boy than anyone else's, he is so funny we love him to bits. He gets a bath every Sunday whether he wants one or not. The other day him and Samson (Sarahs yorkie), well her room is upstairs above our garage and she goes up from in the house it is the bonus room. Well she came to me with Harley just laughing. Samson had went upstairs and he was taking Harley and Sarah said she heard something and looked down the steps and here Samson would take a step and than he would turn around and ...(continued to right)

look to make sure Harley would make his step and he did it the whole way up 12 steps and Sarah laughed she said he worked so hard that she let him stay up there in her room with Samson for awhile to play, she said it was so cute.
But anyhow all is fantastic here!!! I had knee surgery last night
Hope you and yours all have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Darlene

Lilly wrote:

Hi Gina

We are having a Lake Effect Event – cold air over the warm lake – lots of moisture cold ground temps = snow 6” – 12” tonite and more tomorrow, Temps in the lo 30’s high 20’s right now. But I am nice and warm with my new parka – it keeps my top warm but my tummy still gets cold. Where’s that plow guy? You can see my Dad shoveled already once tonite. The snow is up to my back door. Here’s a picture of my house in the snow tonite. Dad says he will get the stupid camera figured out real soon – he’s starting to get real mad with it

Love you

Lilly

Joe & Darlene wrote about Harley:

Well we all survived and of course he was the centerpiece everywhere we went, and at night time, Oh what a tired little boy!!! Harley and Dylan (our 4 yr. old grandson) did very well they had a understanding if nena said it was ok they could play otherwise Harley had nap time. We are on the way home and he is sleeping we just stopped and let him run around and stretch his little legs, we have the back seat laid down and he has the run of it also. He is doing very well with the potty training,YEA!!! Here you are a few pictures

Have a great Day!!!

Joe and Darlene


More pictures of JellyBean below:

Gloria wrote about JellyBean:

Good morning, Regina,

I hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I am blessed to be able to spend it with my kids and their families...and this year we have two new babies added: my Grandson, Elijah and my own baby, JellyBean!

I will keep this email with your suggested new food for when I need to buy more food for Jelly.

She is doing well. She goes into her gated area by herself to drink and eat, and many times to pee & poop!
Yesterday, the house was filled so she was quite content to be in her safe place. Of course, everyone held her and ooooohhhed and aaaaaaahhhed about how tiny and cute she is, but more because of how sweet and kissy she is. You have done a wonderful job socializing her, and I thank you for that again.
I can promise you that we will all give her lots of love for all of her life.

Here is a photo of my 2 year old grandson gently holding my JellyBean.
I will stay in touch you with.
and again, thank you for giving us this beautiful little bundle of love.
Gloria


"Happy Halloween" from Abby!

Cindy wrote about Meili:

Hi Regina!

I wanted to send you a picture to show you how much Meili has grown and how beautiful she is!
She is such a doll and is absolutely as sweet as she looks. We are having so much fun with Meili and spoiling her more every day!

Cindy

Julie wrote about Cosmo:

Hi Regina,

Been meaning to send you pictures for some time now. Cosmo is doing great and as Steve says "is the perfect dog for our family!" Everyone who meets him just goes crazy for him!! We just love him. So don't worry - he's getting tons of love and attention around here. Hope you and all the pups are doing well.

More pictures of Cosmo:



This is a special photo and letter I received from a lady who lost her son, Austin, this year, to leukemia. Her little girl named the puppy "Auddie", in honor of her brother, Austin.

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Hi Regina,

We are enjoying the boys so much. They are growing fast, Sam is now 4 lbs 4 oz and Peyton is 4 lbs 14 oz. They are so much fun. Peyton is finally getting front teeth!!! We've been calling him gummy.

Thinking of you,
Cheryl, Chris, Kaitlyn, Kelly & Kara

 

Sam and Peyton

Owned by the Hulberts (Newnan, GA)

Beverly wrote about Joie:

Hi Regina:

I hope you fared the storms Friday night. Sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner. I didn’t work yesterday or even turn on my computer. I’ll be in trouble if I don’t make significant progress on some contracts today.

Sweetie is doing great. She’s such a good puppy. I’ve decided to name her Joie, pronounced “joey” (like Joie Chen, the former CNN news anchor).

She was very tired on Friday after going to the office, the vet & the pet store. One little girl at the pet store wouldn’t stop hugging her. By last night, the shyness had worn off & she was chasing the cat around.

I’m charging my camera battery now & will send photos soon.

Owned by Beverly (Roswell, GA)

Kathi wrote about Patches:

That is so funny!!! Patches is a true nester and definitely knows what she likes and doesn't. She is also so brave-she loves to try to play with people size soccer balls and footballs which is so funny since the balls are bigger then she is!!!! I brought her to the vet today for her initial visit- Everybody was in LOVE with her and could not get over her personality. The vet says she is the picture of health. She will go back for boosters3/7. Thanks for the pictures my 4 year old was so excited and already printed them out. My 7 year old will be home from school soon and I know she will be excited. I am going to download some pictures from my camera tonight so I will send you a couple. And I will DEFINITELY smother her in kissis from you.

Owned by Kathi (Alabama).

Update:

Kathi wrote:

LOVE this!!!!! Patches is doing really well-right now she is sleeping at my feet. She adores the kids and my son cuddles her constantly like a baby. She has such spunk and personality-she brings new objects to her bed everyday and takes ones she's tired of out!!!! She is definitely a girl who knows what she wants. My daughters have made a photo album for her using pics of marina and newt-they are so funny they show it to her at night before they go to sleep. Hope you are well

Kathi


Jane wrote about Bennie:

Hi Regina,

Just a note to let you know little Bennie is doing great. He is such a good boy! I just love him to pieces.
Sometimes I wish I had another one to keep him company! I am working with him on his potty training. It was so cold here for the first month or so I didn't want to take him outside. Now it is getting better and he just loves to go outside and jump around in the yard like a bunny rabbit. He has made friends with all the neighbors here in the complex and they call him the "new kid on the block". Everyone raves about how cute he is! And they all want one just like him. He comes when he is called and he stops what he is doing when I say no ( I do that when he chewing something he isn't supposed to!) and he seems very content to play with his toys and take little naps.
 

Thanks for such a nice puppy!

Jane (INDIANA)
 

Nancy wrote about Rusty and Corky:

Hi Regina,

Thanks for calling last night. It was sweet of you to check on Corky. As I told you, we're making progress. We're trying to give Rusty all his "usual" loving so he doesn't get jealous and then just control the situation until he gets used to having a frisky puppy around. Corky has totally captured all of our hearts and he seems VERY HAPPY and at home here with us. :-)

Here are some pictures.

Take care,
Nancy (Alabama)

Wendi wrote about Clarice and Chloe:

Regina,
Good morning! I thought you might like to see a picture of our girls
Clarice and Chloe. Chloe is on the left of the picture. She is almost
7 months old and she was in Tia's litter born this past May. She is
already up to 12 pounds and growing steadily every day!

Clarice is on the right of the picture. She is 16 months old and she
was in Maizy's litter born August 2006. She is only 8.5 pounds but full
of spunk. She loves wrestling with Chloe and running around the house.

I just wanted to let you know that we are thrilled to have both of the
girls and they play so well together. Have a Happy Holiday and a
wonderful New Year!
Regards,
Wendi in Maitland, Florida

This is Maisy, owned by Judy and Ed.

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Joan wrote about Jovi:

I was typing a message to you with Jovi in my lap and think I got distracted...it disappeared (the message, not Jovi). I hope I am not duplicating. Anyway, Jovi is doing well. He is adjusting better than I hoped. He doesn't seem to miss his brothers and sisters as much as I thought he would...maybe the blanket helps. I have learned that when he wants to go to sleep he wants to be left alone... I knew he wanted something on the ride home but didn't know what. I laid him on a pad on the floorboard, immediately he went to sleep and slept most of the way home. He took several naps in his crate [ playpen]) yesterday and we decided to put it in our bedroom. He slept in it until 6:30-7:00 a.m. He is eating well. He prefers to use the bathroom outside rather on his pad...I keep trying though. We are trying to keep things as close to what he was used to as possible and he seems very content. He is without a doubt the sweetest, most adorable, loving puppy in all the world...Curtis says I have already spoiled him...I think he is right. I will keep you posted. Joan

Harriet wrote about China:

Hi Julia and Regina
I wanted you to see how China is doing at our house. She has her own bed, and it was ready when we got home. You can't tell it, but on the inside of her bed is a Nutria pillow (that's something like mink) that Bert made for her several weeks ago. but she appears to really like the sheepskin in front of her bed. This is her downstairs bed. She has two other beds, and then of course, there's our bed. The choice is all hers. Anyway, here's a couple of pictures of her so you can see how very much we love her. We'll send you pictures every now and then. Here's our girl !
Harriet & Bert

 

Carolyn wrote about Nemo:

Regina,
Nemo is the perfect puppy, he slept the whole way home, when we got home we put a pee pad in the driveway and he pee'd. We put him in his playpen, so we could get his dinner ready, and he wined just a little. He ate and drank a little. We took him out of the playpen for a little snuggle time and then back in the playpen in a cushy little bed, with the blanket that you had and the toy we brought, and he slept for quite awhile. When he woke up, I took him out back and put him on the same pee pad and he pee'd again (what a good little pup). He played in his playpen for awhile with a nylabone binkie (like a pacifier) and a flexible nylabone. I put his cushy bed in his crate with his same blanket and toy and he didn't even whimper, he went right to sleep. He really likes to sleep on his back and with his head propped up when he sleeps on his stomach.

Bailey is taking to Nemo alot better than I thought, actually he seems a little scared of Nemo. So far so good. Nemo is soooooo beautiful and has the greatest personality, we love him sooooooo much already. You can be assured that he will have the best of everything without spoiling him in a bad way. My mom doesn't know it yet, but one day in the not to distant future, I want to adopt another one of your beautiful puppies. I know she'll get the Shih Tzu fever after a few days with Nemo.

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I
  I really appreciate your commitment to breeding excellent companions with the best temperaments, it makes all the difference in the world. When my son comes over next weekend I'll get him to show me how to send digital photos and send you some pictures of Nemo in his new home.
Thanks again for everything,
Carolyn

Nancy wrote about Rusty:

Hi Regina,
I thought you might like to see a current picture of Rusty. He is such a wonderful dog and we love him dearly. Ross recently drove to Colorado and back with Rusty as his trusty companion. Chelse and I flew out for a week since we were limited by her school's fall break. Rusty is a great traveler and Ross loved having him along - although he slept most of the time and reminded Ross of me on a road trip. :-) I found that I really missed Rusty while he was gone - and he wasn't here to welcome me home from work everyday.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Thanks so much for Rusty!

Nancy

Dave Wrote about Queen Abby:

Abby will be fourteen weeks old on Saturday--now weighs six
pounds plus. Loves to run on the fairway and chase tennis balls--faster than a gazelle, very athletic. We plan to put her into the agility training program when she is six months old. Meanwhile she needs to complete puppy kindergarten and subsequently the "family dog" training program. I'll keep you updated.

All for now----------------------------------------------Semper Fi, Dave

Regina,

Here are some pictures of the boy. He is perfect! The first one he is sleeping on the couch with my older brother who LOVES him.

Anna Beth

Dear Mom, Dad, Regina & My First Family, ...
 
     Just wanted ya'll to know, ... that things here in Louisiana couldn't be better.  I still run EVERY THING !!!  I am the official greeter in the office, and everyone knows me by name.  When they don't get by at least once a week, they call just to say "Hi" to me and check on how I'm doing.  I've got a lot of them trained to bring me toys when they come. 
     Aunt Susan gets kinda upset sometimes, because they'll bring their books to her and instead of sitting down and giving her information about their business and what they've brought, they'll just sit in the big chair in her office and hold, pet and talk baby talk to me.  She says, ... it's like they see me, and develop total amnesia about all the things they came to tell her.  (I think it's funny !!!)
     This is my best buddy "Cookie" (below).  Cookie is a Llaso and was very lonely till I got here.  She didn't much care for me for about the first month.  Could be, because the first day I got here, I thought she was my mom, and I chased her all through the house.  She definitely wasn't ready for that, after a year of being by herself, ... but I knew it wouldn't last.  God sent a thunderstorm one afternoon (Cookie is terribly afraid of thunder) and she came over and got real close to me !!!  Since then, she lets me sleep right up next to her and snuggle anytime I want to.
 
(This is me, a month ago today, watching out for her and being her protection)
Hey, ... I'm growing up to be a big little guy, ...
8 lbs, ... of fun and luv
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     Well, ... it's been a month since that picture was taken and as usual, ... I've been holding down the office and creating good P.R. with all the clients.  I'm also the greatest thing that ever happened to my new mom, Maggie.  We've done everything you told us to do, ... by the book, ... and I've now finished all my puppy shots, and big boy shots, and I don't have to see Dr. Ned again (professionally) until sometime in December.  What a bummer of a thing to do to a guy at Christmas !!!!
     I just wanted to touch base with all of you, and tell you how much I love you, and let you know that I haven't forgotten each and every one of you.  You are all so special to me, ... and each played a very important part in making me what I am !!!  (We're all still trying to decide exactly WHAT that is !?!?)
     Aunt Beth is teaching an obedience class here in town now, but she says I'm special, so we're going to give me private lessons.  If I do well, Aunt Susan said we're probably going to go ahead and get my real big boy papers, and they're going to see if I have what it takes to compete.  Maggie brushes me many times a day, and then I go roll and tumble on the carpet with Cookie.  I'm trying to grow up, ... but not too fast !!!
     This is me and Maggie taking a nap.  (Sometimes, I have to be "an old lady dog" ... but it's no problem.  Aunt Susan has taught me to "multi-task" !!!
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Lots of love & hugs to all of you,
Irish

Audra wrote about Izzy:

Regina -

Thought you would enjoy seeing the latest picture of Izzy.  She is just the absolute sweetest dog with the best temperament.  Everyone that sees her just thinks she is the prettiest they have ever seen.  We just love her!!  Hope you are well.

Audra

Kitchens' Little Angel, owned by the Pogues...
NEWS FLASH: Angel won two points her first weekend out with Debbie Brewer! CONGRATULATIONS!

Owned by Marsha in Alabama
Jeri wrote about Charlie:
Hi Regina – I saw on your website that you have a new litter of beautiful pups – congrats! I wanted to send you a couple new photos of Charlie – one is him playing in his toy basket another is a close-up to show off his gorgeous eyelashes and one is him just standing there being cute).  He’s doing great – is getting good with the basic commands and house breaking has been going very well. We thank you again for such a great pup! We’ve thought about bringing him by sometime so you can see him – and he could see the other dogs… would that be okay ?
Thanks,
Jeri

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Kim wrote about Roxie:

Katlyn finally decided on the name "Roxie" for our little girl. It suits
her playful personality.
She did such a great job on the long ride back to Tennessee. We put a
little pad down for her in the floor, but she never had to use it at all.
We stopped often, and she would always potty outside. We have been so
surprised how well she has done going outside to potty since we have been
home too. I was worried about how she would handle being away from you and her family there, but she has settled right in with us. We bought one of
the water bottles to go on her kennel like you had and unless she gets up to
take a drink at night, we never hear a peep out of her. We are just loving
Roxie to death. I am attaching a couple of pictures we have taken -- I am
still trying to get a good one with her in action running around with her
pacifier in her mouth. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Thanks,
Kim

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Adriene wrote about Bella:
I just wanted to send you some updated photos of Bella. She is the love of my life; I couldn't have picked a better puppy. She is such a joy and I'm looking forward to possibly getting another puppy in the near future. Hope all is well with you.
Adrienne

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Susan wrote about Irish:

Just wanted ALL of you to know that Irish is doing great !!! As you well know, he is "Mr. Personality Plus" !!!! He slept a lot of the way home, but somewhere around Meridian, woke up and was ready to ride up front for a while and check out all of the sights and sounds he had been hearing. The first thing he fell in love with was 18-wheelers! I had my seat kicked back, about halfway down to the back seat, so he crawled right up on my chest and shoulder, so he could get up high enough to see EVERYTHING, ... he didn't want to miss anything. Cars were okay, ... but he loved big trucks!  Every time we'd pass an 18-wheeler, he'd start watching it from the back corner of the truck, ... all the way up to the cab. Once we'd passed it, he'd turn around and watch it out the side window and then the rear window!!!! He had an absolute blast, and was such a fun and well-mannered puppy to travel with. Of course, when there weren't any trucks around, he'd spend his spare time trying to suck on my ears. (Thank you very much to which ever one of you taught him that little trick, ... LOL, ... and if he wasn't doing that, he was trying to climb up on my head for a better view, ... Ha!
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Once he'd had all the sightseeing he wanted, it was time to get back in his carrier for a little nap. In about an hour, I could hear him rumbling around (which meant time for water, or a bite or two of the dry food I'd been soaking). He'd eat a little bit, drink a little bit, and if I wasn't fast enough, he'd just stand (two feet at the time) in the water dish, until I got him out. "Pay attention, Susan, it's time to sightsee again." When I'd feel him getting restless, I'd put him down on the floor between my feet (on his piddle pad) and he'd pee a little spot, and then he was ready for his little nap again. We had a great trip, and got home sometime around 6:30 or 7:00 that night.
It was a hard trip on all of us, ... so we all spent the next day or so catching up on our rest. When he finally did catch up on all of his rest, ... he was ready to play, ... and play he did. There's a couple of things he does that we know he learned at your house, so fill us in on what he's trying to tell us, and waiting on us to do. I think he's playing hide-and-seek, because most of the time when we chase him, he'll take off running to the far end of the living room, and hide behind something till we come and find him, ... then he chases us back to where we started, and the game is on. We chase, he hides, we find, ... and he chases us back to where we started.
Another thing is, ... I can definitely tell that you and the children are a WHOLE LOT FASTER than any of us, ... because he'll take off running (like he's been shot out of a cannon), ... then stop and turn around to see how close we are behind him. If he doesn't think we're close enough (or if we stop to do something along the way) ... he'll turn around and come running back to find out where we are, or why we aren't running behind him, ... just as fast as he's running. I want to continue the games he likes to play, because he obviously enjoys the heck out of them, and is trying so hard to teach us.
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Oh, ... and I'm sure I don't need to tell you how comfortable he is in a bed, or on a couch or ottoman, taking his little naps. He much prefers any of them to his play-pen (like the one he had at home). He'll let you know in a heartbeat that the play-pen is not his first choice for sleeping accommodations. He makes EVERY step Maggie does, and they are definitely "in love with one another." Maggie is a lot like you. I wasn't kidding when I told you that I've heard all of her friends say, at one time or another, that when they come back in their next life, ... they want to come back as Maggie's dog, ... and they aren't kidding either. We went to the vet today, and like you assured me, ... he passed with flying colors. So, ... I guess that means Irish is gonna become a Louisiana resident, and you're not going to be getting him back (like there was ever a possibility, .. LOL) His teeth are beginning to come in REALLY GOOD this week. The bottom ones are coming in first and the top ones aren't far behind. I, personally, look like I've been in a "box cutter" fight, and everybody had a box cutter but me !!! He loves to play hard, ... and he loves to sneak up on you when you aren't looking, and pounce on you. Oh, and Lord, ... don't let him think you're trying to work, and you aren't giving him his 150% of attention, ... because he'll grab your pants leg, and start backing up and shaking his head (all at the same time) until you stop what you're doing, and pick him up. I've tried to explain to him that it's income tax season, ... but he's told me, in no uncertain terms, that "Irish Season" comes before "IRS Season" in the dictionary, ... so we can just tell our clients that they'll have to wait until play time is over !!!!
Have no fear, ... he's definitely not being mistreated, and definitely running both the house and the office! I'll be sending pictures, ... as soon as I get him to stand still long enough to take one!
Hugs to all,
Susan, Maggie & "Irish"

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Ronda wrote about Jack:
     Jack is doing great, and no accidents in the house yet! He was whimpering in the middle of the night, and I got up and took him outside, and he went # 1 and # 2, he came in, had a drink of water and I put him back in his crate, and he went right to sleep!
     I am enclosing a great picture that Rachael took of Jack.
Ronda

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Adrienne wrote about Bella:
Here are some recent pictures of Bella. Her vet visit went very well yesterday; She was the hit of the vet's office (or the Bella of the ball as my girlfriend and I call her)...everyone kept coming in to look at her and they were passing her around to hold her...I wasn't sure I was going to get her back. I told everyone that you were the breeder and wish I had some of your business cards on me (I only have one left, and it was at home) to pass out to those that were interested.  Right when we got home yesterday, I put her in the grass and she went poopie...she has also gone this morning already. She's doing great though and my mom absolutely loves her.
Thanks,
Adrienne

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Barbara wrote about Lacey:

Hi Regina, I went to your web site yesterday and saw your new puppies. They are so cute. I am attaching some pictures I took yesterday of Lacey. She is just beautiful. Everyone thinks she is great. Next time we are out that way, maybe we can bring her by and let you see how great she is.

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Pam wrote about Tank

I just can't tell you how happy we are with Tank. My mother lives 45mins. or more from us and she called last week mid-day to say she was going by to see "her" baby. The vet said he was perfect, all of his shots went well and he is up to 6.25lbs. He is already going to the door to go potty. We still have accidents but that's usually because we're not paying attention. He still sleeps in the bed with us and goes out before bed, and once before we get up. The groomers love him too! He still has his lion and he hasn't chewed-up anything other than toys and raw hides. This surprised me just because has still has so many teeth coming in. He's just wonderful and we would delighted to be posted on your new board.
Thanks Again!

 

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Sara Wrote about Abbey:

Mrs. Kitchens,
Abbey is doing wonderful! We were just wondering what the type of brush we were supposed to be using. We went on cherrybrook.com ,but we weren't sure of the best or right brush. Will you please email me back and tell me what type of brush? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks and I'm attaching a picture of Abbey.
Sarah

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Wendi wrote about Clarice:

Regina,
She is adjusting very well and we are having a great time with her.
She does have really pretty colorings. The black really stands out
against the red on her back too.
She is definitely keeping us on our toes but she is learning quickly. She started barking (sometimes) to go outside so that is exciting.
She was the hit of the office at the vet. She weighed in at a whopping 2.1 pounds. Everyone couldn't get enough of her. (-:
Thank you so much for letting us adopt her. Have a great day!
Regards,
Wendi
Priscilla wrote about Jia:

Hi Regina:
Jia has brought so much joy to my household, and I'm eternally grateful to
you for raising her to be such a loving, sweet spirited shih Tzu. She's a
beauty, and everywhere we go, people are drawn to her. Kids in my
neighborhood love her so much and Jia responds so well to them as well.
I can't thank you enough for raising such a gentle, loving pet.
Sincerely,
Priscilla

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Jodi wrote about Chant:

HEY REGINA,
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE SOME SWEET PICS I TOOK OF HOPE AND CHANT THE OTHER DAY HUGS AND KISSES FROM CHANT AND JAZZY

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Doug wrote about Sprout:
Hi Regina,
Everyone is doing fine. Sprout is healthy and happy.
It seems like everyday her personality develops a
little more. She is an absolute delight to come home
to. Whether she is lying in your lap or clowning
around with one of her toys, she makes a good day
great and a bad day much better. I don't think she has
ever met a stranger. Everyone who meets her is soon
impressed with her outgoing personality, and sweet
disposition. Please feel free to use my email on your
site if you wish. Michelle, Sprout, and I would
consider it an honor.
Doug
And Doug also wrote:
My parents have absolutely fallen in love with her, and insist on puppy sitting at least once a week. This is particularly amazing since my mother has never really cared for dogs, although dad has always owned bird dogs. Mama is completely taken with her. I guess she just can't help herself. Dad has always been a fan of working/hunting dogs, but this little puppy has truly won him over as well. He's convinced she's the cutest, sweetest pup he has ever come into contact with. She is a big hit wherever she goes due to her outgoing personality and precious good looks. She has taken to housebreaking much easier than we could have hoped for. She is such a pleasure to have as a member of our family. We will keep you posted on how she is doing. Thank you again for allowing us to adopt this special little girl.
Doug

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Sara wrote about Bella:

I hope you like these pics so sorry it took me forever to get t hem to you I will have to send you some more recent ones soon. I would love for your to use my email on your page. We just love Bella so much we can't thank you enough!

Sarah

 

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Shonda wrote about Caesar:

Hi Regina

He's such a great puppy. My entire family, immediate and extended family loves him. He's the family pet for my entire family. He's about 90% potty trained. My husband and I have gone on a few road trips and Caesar has gone with us. He loves to travel and have became friendly with everyone he comes in contact with. Of course he's still very hyper but we're adjusting to that. He's going through his series of vaccinations and those are going great. The vet and nurses says that he's a very good puppy and in good health and has an excellent coat. I would like to thank you for breeding such great puppies. In about a year we will be purchasing Caesar a playmate and I will look forward to purchasing another one from you.

Thanks
Shonda

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Ronda wrote about Jack:

Hi Regina,
Jack had his rabies shot today, and at 17 weeks old, he weighs 3.1 lbs. <G> All the women in the vet's office love him! His vet said he was the 'poster dog' for what a Shih Tzu should be, and that he is very well socialized. All's we know is...he is as sweet as can be! I am attaching a picture I took today.

Ronda

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Alana said about Bailey:

"We love our puppy!"

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Korie and Greg wrote about Gigi:

Regina,
Hello! I just wanted to give you an update on our puppy Gigi. Since we brought her home on 11/11 she has been a wonderful addition to our family, Greg and I love her so much. She has become very comfortable around the house and is very playful. She has traveled with us to Florida and loved the ride in the car. The attached photo I took yesterday morning in her Christmas dress, priceless! Housebreaking is going well she is getting the idea and we only have “accidents” about once a week. She is sleeping through the night without crying and has been a dream so far. I’ll send you more photos as she continues to grow.

Thanks again.
Happy Holidays,
Korie & Greg

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Yoshi


Chant

Yoshi and Chant Owned by Jodi


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Michelle wrote about Sophie:

Dear Regina,

I was just playing around on the internet and had a chance to see your new
website and I think it looks great!
I've been meaning to send you pictures of Sophie and let you know how she's
doing.
Everything is great, except for the teething she's been nothing but a joy, and
she's really developing quite a personality!
Hope you enjoy the photos!
And I hope to keep in touch since I would like to get Sophie a little playmate
sometime next summer!

All the best,
Michelle

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Chanda wrote about Treasure:

Hi Regina -

I just wanted to be in touch and send you some current photos of Treasure so you can see how much he's grown.
We had his annual check up last Friday and the vet says that he is perfect - even though he did not care too much for all the needles : ) Treasure turned 2 yrs old this past August and currently weighs 13.8 lbs (he has only put on .8 lbs since his last exam in 11/05) and he is absolutely spoiled perfectly rotten : )
The funniest thing about Treasure is he sucks his back left paw as he falls asleep every single night. It is terribly cute! The vet says that the paw looks fine - just some saliva staining. She seems to think that maybe it's his security blanket, just like sucking ones thumb.
Well I hope all is well with you and your family. Here's wishing you and yours the best Holidays ever.
Thanks, again, for our precious Treasure. Until next year...

Grace & Peace, Chanda & Treasure

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Tami wrote about Tucker:
"Thanks for such a great puppy and a wonderful addition to our family!"

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Kristy wrote about Sadie:
Hi Regina:

We decided to name her Sadie. She already seems to know her name and she is being very good about peeing on the pads which has been really nice! We went to Petsmart and bought her bunches of toys and a sweater to wear. :) I will send you some pictures when I get them downloaded on my computer.

Kristy

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"Mei Mei", owned by Minh (from Philippines)

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Nancy wrote about Steve:

He is in puppy preschool and has become the teacher's pet. There is another Shih Tzu in the class. He is 2 months older and only 5 pounds. I have to say that Steve is a much nicer looking dog. I am very lucky to have found such a well bred puppy. He gets along really well with my German Shepherds. I think that he has put them back into their puppyhood. The worst thing that has happened to him was Cory peed on him. Steve is not a ball of fire and he sometimes does not get out of the target range fast enough. I take him to a nursing home each week and I cannot tell you how much joy he gives the people there. They look forward to seeing him each week.

Once again I want to say how much we really enjoy him. He was very easy to crate train and now sleeps through the night. You were right, they really are people dogs and Steve is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled. I did not know how much I would enjoy a lapdog.

I hope you enjoy his pictures.

Thank,
Nancy

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Hubert and Marina wrote about Lexi:

Hey Regina,

I just wanted to send you a pitcure of my baby, Lexi. Shantaly is excited about the puppies. Also, Marina wanted to say hi. I've got to take some more pictures so I can send you some more.

Hubert, Marina, & Lexi

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Happy Birthday Zack and Cody!
Owned by Linda in Dallas, GA

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Linda in Michigan wrote about Rudy:

Hi Regina!

He's growing and has a GREAT personality. He is very outgoing and fun!

Do you have puppies now? I have a very good friend who works with me. She is looking for a family pet. They have never had a pet since they have been caring for their aged parents both of whom have recently passed away. My friend Lisa has fallen in love with Rudy.
 

Linda

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Jan wrote about Thelma Lou

Thought I would give up an update on Thelma Lou. The whole house revolves around Thelma Lou. She is eating like a little pig! We just keep her bowl full of the soaked food and a little can food. My husband slept on the sofa last night with Thelma Lou he could not stand to put her in her crate. So we have surrounded the small area around the sofa and the t.v. and Thelma Lou rules the entire area. It looks like Romper Room between pee pads and toys on the floor! She is a lot more playfull today and is doing great!! Everyone is in love with "Thelma Lou" We carried her to the bank today and showed her off!!

Jan

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Serena wrote about Linus:

Hi Regina!!

Just wanted to send you some pics of Linus.. He is doing very well and is loved by everyone he meets!!! He is such a blessing and a treat.. We LOVE him to pieces.. We drove to Indiana for Thanksgiving and he LOVED it and was sooo good.. He is a love-bug and just loves attention and loves to be where everyone
is!! He is completely trained and caught on within 10 days of me having him home :-) I couldn't have asked for a better dog! Thank you for breeding such a
wonderful, sweet. loving puppy.. You are truly the best!!!!

Audra wrote about Izzy:

Hi Regina,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! I thought you might enjoy some recent pictures. Izzy continues to just be the sweetest little girl. We had our son Carter in October and she is just wonderful with him. She thinks he is her baby too. She still gets her hair done everyday by mom....it is "our time". Izzy just makes everyday brighter. Her disposition is better than any dog we have ever had. She is spoiled rotten by the way....and those people that told us "oh after you have a baby you won't treat the dog the same or give her the same amount of attention....have never met Izzy. She is so adorable that she commands attention. We just love her to death. We are planning a celebration for her 1st birthday in January (it is the 11th right?). Thank you so much for bringing her into our family. Hope you have many blessings in the New Year.

Audra

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Charlotte wrote about Sadie Sue & Gracie:

I thought I would send you up to date pictures of the Sadie Sue and Gracie. They are doing great. I still havent had Gracie fixed yet. She looks a lot like her mom doing except she has more white and she is still little. E-mail me back and let me know how you all are doing. How are the kids doing? How are the puppies doing? Are they keeping you busy?
 Love Charlotte

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Dale wrote:

Regina,
Just wanted to let you know our puppy is about 6 + months old and doing great
She is very smart, lively and full of personality. We have bonded and I adore her. Like most puppies, she is training me very well .......
She is very healthy.
Dale

Diane & Bill wrote about Jazzie Girl:

Hi Regina:

Our puppy "Jazzie Girl" we got from you last summer is the new "love of our lives". After losing Gizmo, we didn't think any dog could take her place, but we love Jazzie just as much although we will always miss our Gizmo. Jazzie is soooooo precious, lively, and fun and absolutely beautiful we can hardly believe it. Everywhere we go people want to know where we got her. I have one friend in Nashville that wants to purchase a female from you next summer from Jazzie's mom & dad, Tiki and Newt. Please reserve them one if you can do that.

Also, I received a phone call today from my vet who has a lady client whose Shihtzu just passed away and wants one now. She wants to get in touch with you and I thought I would send you an email to let you know someone from Tuscaloosa will be emailing you about a puppy.

As soon as I get my new computer put together, I will be able to send you pictures. Thanks for our wonderful baby and filling out home with Shihtzu love again.

Fondly,
Diane & Bill

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Beth wrote about Obie:

Happy New Year! May God bless you all richly this year in many ways!
Obie is doing great! He is everything we ever dreamed of and more! He is
now 9 months old and quite wonderful. I will send a picture in the mail
soon!
Our vet thinks Obie is beautiful and wondered why we had him neutered! He
is happy and loving life and the prince at our house! Chewy and Obie now
get along well-it was difficult in the first weeks but they both walk 3
miles a day with me now and curl up on the same sofa together. I can't
imagine life without Obie!
I hope your family is doing well -we had a very nice Christmas-interesting
with the kids being 17, 19 & 21. Time goes so fast!
I watch your website to catch a glimpse of your new babies from time to
time-so precious!
Take care!
Beth

Tracy wrote about Sacha:

Regina:

Hi! I have been meaning to write you a note for so long! I can't believe that it's been four months since we got Sacha!
Hope everything is going well with you. We are all doing fine. I just have to tell you what a good boy Sacha is! He is absolutely perfect! I love him so much - he and I are really tight! He is unbelievably attached to me. Every morning we get up and I take him outside, then we come in and he has his treat. He has a fabulous appetite. He will play for just a few minutes, and then he always has to fuss at me a little bit, so that I know it is time for a daily "he gets in my lap so I can love on him"! Isn't that so cute! He is very sweet.
Everywhere we go, people adore him. He just gets so excited and wags his little tail. I love his personality.. It's so interesting, it is so different from Javi. Javi is very relaxed - Sacha is very hyper and he lets you know what he's thinking!
Love to all, and hope your family is well.
I will try to send some pictures at some point.

Tracy

Jen wrote about Annie:

This is our new baby Annie. Many of you have already seen her. Boy is she growing fast and finding her voice (it's so cute).

Love to all,
Jen

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Dave wrote about Abby:

We think she's a pretty little gal:)

From: Dave, Niceville, Florida

 

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Anna Beth wrote about Javi:

Hey Regina,

I just wanted to send some picutres of Javi at almost nine months old. He is doing great and I love him more than anything. He is my best friend. Thank you again!

Javi and Anna Beth

 

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Jan and Joe wrote about Thelma Lou:

Hello Regina,
Thought I would finally send you a picture of Thelma Lou! She is absolutely gorgeous!!! This picture does not do her justice! I will send a better picture soon. Everyone is in love with Thelma Lou! The people at Pet Smart say they have never seen a prettier or sweeter Shih Tzu than Thelma Lou! People stop us when we take her some where just to look at her! I have given several people your name. It seems like we have had her forever. She has personality plus!!

Thanks,
Jan & Joe

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Beverly wrote about Joie:

Here’s a picture of Joie taken yesterday after her bath. One of our secretaries allows her to lay on her desk while she works.
 

Joie, owned by Beverly

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Cindy wrote about Meili:

Hi Regina!

 This is the third time today that I have tried to write this email to you and my doorbell keeps ringing with people coming to see our beautiful baby! She is doing just great in her new home and getting more spoiled by the minute. Meili slept so well her first night and only got up one time to go potty. She is eating really well too. We took her to the vet this morning and she said that Meili was very healthy. She is the perfect addition to our family! I will send more pictures soon!
Cindy

 

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PICTURE COMING SOON!

John and Mary wrote about Sophie:

WE ARE SORRY WE HAVE WRITTEN SOONER, BUT OH MY GOD, TAKING CARE OF .OUR LITTLE GIRL HAS BEEN A FULL TIME JOB. I AM NOT GOOD W/COMPUTERS. SO WHEN MY SONS GET A CHANCE WE WILL SEND PICTURES. SHE IS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THEN WHEN YOU SAW HER LAST. HER COAT AND COLORS ARE INCREDIBLE AND HER INTELIGENCE LEVEL IS UNREAL . SHE ALSO HAS LIKE ALL SHIH TZU'S HER OWN PERSONALITY, WHICH AS YOU ARE AWARE, CAN BE SOMETIMES STUBBORN IN HER OWN FUN WAY. SHE IS VERY WELL BEHAVED AND AFTER THE SECOND OR THIRD NITE AT OUR HOME, SHE SLEEPS COMPLETELY THRU THE NITE AND HOLDS HER PEE FROM 10 AT NITE TILL 7 AM THE NEXT DAY. WHENEVER WE GET UP THATS WHEN SHE LOOKS AT US WITH ONE EYE AND SAYS O.K I GUESS ITS TIME. I WILL GO OUT IF YOU MAKE ME. WE PROMISE TO SEND YOU PICTURES SOON. GOTTA GO / LOTS TO DO. TELL TIA AND NEWT THEIR LITTLE GIRL SAID HI, AND THAT WE ARE SPOILING HER SILLY!

JOHN AND MARY

"Bogey", owned by Mary Jane (Florida)

 

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Hubert and Marina wrote about Lexi:

Hi Regina,

Hubert and Marina here just sending you a photo update of our pride and joy Lexi, who just turned one year old March 23rd. She is doing great and we love her to pieces. We are looking forward to possibly adding another Regina's special to our family this year, but this time we want a boy. We'll be in touch again soon.
Thanks
Hubert and Marina from Jacksonville, FL

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Stephanie wrote about Maisy:

Here’s Maisy today .. . . isn’t she toooo cute?!

Stephanie

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Karen wrote about Bandit:
Regina,

We had a very nice ride home. Bandit slept most of the way and we  stopped twice for him to romp on the grass. The minute we came home he found his new crate and water bottle! I was so impressed. Bud is adapting well. He is being quite shy actually and Bandit is asleep on  the floor and Bud laid down about 5 feet away and keep checking on him. Life here feels like it was meant to be and that is because you helped raise such a wonderful and smart puppy! I hope you enjoy your trip to Hawaii and I will be sending you photos for when you return. It was great to meet you and thanks so much for everything! Bandit is a wonderful puppy!

Karen

"TAZ", owned by Chiquita

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Nancy wrote about Steve:

Regina,

Well Steve has just turned one year old. I cannot tell you how much of a joy he has been to our family. He is the sweetest and most loving dog that I have ever been around. He is such a pleasure. My husband has always been a large breed dog lover but Steve is now his pride and joy. In his eyes, Steve does no wrong

Steve has never met a stranger and I have never seen a happier dog. He loves to ride in cars, take walks and just be with you. He sleeps in our bed on his back every night and lays on the tile floor in the bathroom while we get ready for the day. He goes on trips with us and is a great traveler. The most surprising thing about him is that he loves to swim. If you are in a pool so is he.

He was a very easy dog to raise from puppyhood. He took to crate training pretty early in his puppyhood and was so easy to train. Until Steve, I always thought the Shih Tzu had small bladders and hard to train. Boy was I wrong. He has a wonderful laid back disposition. Our two old male German Shepherds love him and his groomer raves about what a wonderful dog he is.

I am sending you some pictures taken this week.

Once again, thank you for a great dog.

Nancy

Karen wrote about Bud and Bandit:

Hello Regina,

I hope your trip to Hawaii was fun! I have been meaning to send you photos for a while and update you on the Spanyer family activities. It is a new adventure every day. It is a new adventure every day. I hope you enjoy the photos. My boys are so much fun!


Karen

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Rancia wrote about Ming:

Hello Regina,

Here are some pictures of our sweet, precious Ming! I always think the
pictures aren't good enough to send to show you what a perfect, wonderful,
beautiful boy he is. Either he needs grooming, or he's just been groomed
and it too short! (Right now, he's past due, he goes next week!) Boy is it
hard to find the perfect groomer. There seems to be a lot of turn over with
groomers. I am always getting compliments on how beautiful he is. He is a
healthy, spunky, friendly, nosey boy who loves everyone he meets. Matthew,
Campbell and I am just in love with him. He has been the perfect addition
to our family. House breaking has been ok over the past year, although he
still doesn't always "tell" me when he needs to go out. If I don't
recognize that it is about that time, and take him out, well he'll find a
spot inside! But, to his credit, sometimes he does "tell" me. I think it is
difficult because we are upstairs most of the time, and of course the door
is downstairs. He likes to stay in the room where we are, so if he gets
missing, you better go find him, because he probably needs to go out!

Thank you so much for the quality breeding you have done to make these
perfect, beautiful puppies! I know our friends, The Wood's, will enjoy
theirs as much as us. I can hardly wait to meet theirs!!

I hope all is well for you and that you're having a great summer.

Regards,
Rancia (NC)

Charlotte wrote about Gracie Mae and Sadie Sue:

Just wanted to say Hi.!!
Gracie Mae and Sadie Sue (kristy's dog) are doing great. Gracie is such a Cutie and you were right about her being a close lap dog, she goes where ever I go in the house. She is with me always. I love this dog to death. She is so spoiled and thinks the world revolves around her. She still has the Easter bunny stuff animal that Julia gave her. I am so thankful everyday for what you do and giving me the best gift in the world. I love the updates on the web site. The kids are getting so big. Take Care and stay in touch. Love, Charlotte

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Karen wrote about Bandit:

Hi Regina,

I hope this email finds you doing well. Bud, Bandit and I are doing great. Bandit has completed 2 puppy training classes and is excelling each week. He is such a joy and he and Bud are getting along much better. A local breeder saw him at puppy class and commented on how beautiful he is and wanted to hug him. He has 21 shih tzus living in his house with he and his wife and daughter. Obviously a love of the breed. Bandit has learned to fetch, drop it, sit, and down. He is now learning leash walking and prances like he owns the world. He is such a joy and a wonderful addition to my family. My dad kept teasing me about when was I going to create a baby book and I found this cool software. I hope you enjoy it!

A Happy and Proud Shih Tzu Mom,

Karen


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Michelle wrote about Kobi:

Regina,

All is well! I have been meaning to get an email out to you all week. Just wanted to let you know we decided to name our pup, Kobi, that he is wonderful, and we are loving him up! The vet visit was great, and we all are adjusting to new routines!

Thanks for such a precious puppy! Picturesattached!

Michelle

A letter from Buster:

To my first mommy,
I am doing well in my new home and with my new family. I am holding my pee-pee till I make it to the puppy pad (with a little help). Now, my boo-boo is another story. I would really like to do it in the bedroom but when they see me running down the hallway, they grab me up and put me on a pad and I make them happy and go on my way. Funny how just doing a normal bodily function makes them say, GOOD BOY! So easy to please.
Now, I have a secret to tell you.........hmmmm......Grandma asked the vet last week about something I was doing to that big stuffed Lamb we call Annie. uhhhh... they said humping and the vet said it was very, very rare (with raised eyebrows). I think you need to check any girl puppies around the house to see if they are with-puppy. hahahhahahahahaha
Otherwise, I just wanted to let you know that I am good. I still have trouble breathing and these people hover over me constantly.. The cool thing is that I get to go on the big bed everyday,2-3 times a day to take naps with the big people, watching me. I
sleep great in my pen with my lamb Annie. I wake up sometimes during the night but I don't squeal or bark, I just look around and go back to sleep. The other day I chased a big cat down the hallway and BACK! Boy, I scared her and she ran!
Anyway, Just a little note to say Hi and thanks for helping me get a good start.
Love
Buster

Beverly wrote about Joie:

Hi Regina :

I hope all is well with you. Here are some recent pictures of Joie.

Beverly
Roswell, Georgia

Julie wrote about Laci:

Hi Regina,

I haven't sent you a photo of our precious Laci in a long time. She is 3-yrs old now. Isn't she beautiful? And she even smiled for the camera. As you can see from the photo, Laci has a 1 1/2 yr old Maltese sister, named Scarlett. Laci continues to be healthy, beautiful, and pure joy for Jeff and me. It took her a while to warm up to Scarlett but they are now best of friends. I just looked at your web site. Looks like your business is booming We may contact you again some day to "adopt" another little bundle of joy.

Take care!

Julie

Karen wrote about Bud and Bandit:

Regina,

I hope you had a fun 4th of July! I thought I would share some photos of Bud and Bandit. They are doing great and are pure joy to be with each day! Bandit is growing so fast and the house training is coming along great. We have our first puppy training class on Thursday night. He will be a star. He is such a quick study. He already knows how to fetch, drop, and sit. We are also taking daily morning walks on the leash. He is already learning to heal at only 12 weeks. What a wonderful puppy! Thanks so much for such great joy!

Karen

Rancia wrote about Ming:

Hi Regina,

Wanted to give you some up to date pictures of our sweet boy Ming! He weighs 10.6 lbs at his last appointment a week ago. Since he weighed the same at his appointment before, we’re assuming he’s full grown. What do you think? When do you think I should take him off the “puppy” food? And, would you just change to the Pedigree for small breed, or is there another one you like?

He’s doing wonderfully and we are so happy with him!! Thank you so much!!

Take care,
Rancia

Anne wrote about Proudy:

Hello Regina,

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family too! I apologize for taking so much of your time when visiting you at home on Thursday. We had such a good time with you, Julia and Tye. They are really well mannered and respectful kids. You and your husband are doing a wonderful job raising them. I don't think parents get enough praise for being good parents. Peggy and I were so impressed with your family including all the furry babies. You are really blessed to be surrounded by so much love.
Proudly is doing great adjusting to us and his new home. Last evening around 7:30 pm, I walked him in front of the house and two of my neighbors came over to see him. Within a few minutes, their husbands and children came over and crashed on our driveway and grass. At one point, there were about 15 adults and children. Everybody wanted their turn to hold Proudy. It is amazing to see how much he takes to everyone and loves the attention. We all hung out in the front yard until almost dark. Proudly is a big hit with all our neighbors!
This morning I bathed Proudy and he loved getting a bath. He was so good and still even when I dried him with the hair dryer! I have never seen a dog who was so still while being bathed. I could tell from his behavior, he remembers being groomed during his "show" days. We have a lot of bandanas and matching bows so I dressed him up in a royal blue bow and bandana with little pups on it. He is too cute!
We are taking it easy at home and spending time with Proudy and Chelsea. By the way, Chelsea is warming up to him today and they act like they like each other. Maybe, this energetic guy will perk her up and inspire her to live a while longer. We sure hope so.
I will email you next week with a follow-up and maybe a new photo or two of Proudy and Chelsea
Hope you have a nice weekend! Take care and stay in touch.

Thanks again
Anne

Julie wrote about Cosmo:

Hi Regina,

Just thought I would check in and let you know that Cosmo is doing great. He’s about 6 ½ pounds and as cute as ever. Even the vet said at his last check-up “I’ve seen a lot of Shih Tzu’s in my day, but there’s something special about this one!” Now if that doesn’t tell you something!!!

The kids keep talking about Maybelline and Newt. They actually have been bugging me to take them back to your place to visit with Cosmo. What do you think about that? Just let me know. I’ve attached a few pictures of Cosmo – not the best ones I’m afraid, but they do show his favorite places for hanging out – my desk and on the air vet.

Hope all is well with you.

Julie

Sherry wrote about Buster:

Here are some pics of Buster! I am going to try to make a movie of him and send it you. He is such an eye catcher. His strut and movement is just unreal for one so young! He is now laying down on command and sitting. Just took two times and he has it! Regina, I commend your breeding and knowledge. You have a natural gift and the love you put in it shows. Buster is very special and super intelligent with an eager to please attitude.
Enjoy!

Kimberly wrote about Sammy:

Hello Regina!
I've tried to send you e-mails over time, but for some reason or another they never went through. Also, I thought it would be fun for you to see how Sammy, or Mr. Sammy when he is in trouble, has changed over time. As I looked through your happy owners page, I was shocked to see how similar he looks to all the others. They truly are the most precious Shih Tzu's I've seen. My neighbors here at college own Shih Tzu's as well, but they all pale in comparison to Sammy and the others you have sold. I wanted to share a few pictures of this precious baby that has brought so much joy to my life. He is so well behaved, even over the 2 older Yorkies we have at home. Everyone that meets Sammy just falls in love with him and want to where in the world I got such a precious dog....So needless to say, I have recommended you 4324762148637462 times in the past year and a half. Thanks for sharing these little blessings!

Thanks again!
Kimberly

Margene wrote about Cuddles:

Regina - Cuddles is just wonderful. She slept all the way home and when we sat her down in the kitchen - she realized it was a strange place. She just stood there for about 30 seconds and then she started running around checking everything out. She is way more beautiful and precious than I expected. She must be the most beautiful dog ever. When Cam's in the house she chases around after him just as fast as she can - the rest of the time she is right with me. She already has a routine - She will sleep, play, eat, do her business - then sleep again. Automatically when she wanted to sleep she jumped into her pink bed as if she had been doing it forever. I thought she would be sad but not yet - she seems so happy. What a wonderful job you do with your animals. She alreay knows her name - you must have been calling them by their names for a while. That's a really neat thing to do - I just love you for that. She loves her pink bed, and she has a little pink collar and lead. She also has toothpaste and a tooth brush (poultry flavored). She is so tiny - I'm so careful. She won't be hard to potty train - she has only missed the paper a couple of times. She is SO smart. Thank you so much. You are a wonder. I don't know how you do all you do - but you make it look like a piece of cake. Thanks again
Luv Ya Margene

Nancy wrote about Rusty & Corky:

Hi Regina,

I got this really cute picture of Rusty and Corky last night and I had to share it with you. The boys have become best buddies and they add fun, laughter, and love to our lives! I can't imagine life without them.

God Bless!
Nancy

Karen wrote about Bandit:

Regina,

Bandit graduated from puppy school and we are now in intermediate training. Bud and I went to a park for the Huntsville Obedience Training Club Dog Fair on Saturday and entered the parade. He strutted his stuff. I couldn't take Bandit because he had his "special procedure" that week and could not get in public for 10 days. The week before we both visited my dad at Wheeler State Park and spent the day together. These guys loved it. Life is good!
Karen

Fran wrote about Romeo

Regina,
I just got home, and it is you to thank, we will give him a  big hug and kiss from you.  Can we bring him by one day for you to see him??? he is the best I love coming home to his big welcome home bounces and hugs.For the record we took him to art in the park, this past labor day and everyone who came in contact with him loved his color and thought he was just beautiful and he is!!!
He is the "Breed standard"
Fran
and also wrote:
Regina,
I just wanted to let you know that Romeo is doing great.He is now eight months old and he is just a bundle of energy and love. He travels with us everywhere and our furry children are complete with him. I have told anyone who wants  a shih-tzu to see you! thank you,  Romeo is  is so funny , smart and stubborn! He makes us laugh and loves our 15 1/2 golden retriever. They get along  so well, he has kept her young. From my family to your a heartfelt thank you for  our newest member of our family.
In much gratitude,
Fran, William and Ally

David wrote about Lilly:

Regina

Left your house around noonHad a little discussion as to who was going to sit where until we came to the stop sign out front. From then on it was sound asleep all the way to Erie. We made several potty stops, snack, drink, walk around the rest area and then back on the road. No crying, whining, car sickness just potty stops, sleep and drive. So perfect of a day, I drove straight through without sleep stops
Got home 230 am Monday. Peaches met Bonnie my wife and decided it was play time until 430 am. After discussion with Bonnie we had to do a name change to Lilly. Try saying Peaches sit. It sounds like you have a mouth full of mush – nothing comes out. So now it will be Lilly the Perfect Baby. Didn’t cry, whine or anything. Got in her bed and we put her bed in our bed and it was sleep time all night. For the most part it has been a perfect week .
I have a phone picture of her on point with her first pheasant – needs a little work on the point stuff though. However, she is killing every leaf in the back yard. I was helping my brother in law out at his Antique store in our Mall from noon to 6 Monday through sat. Buying gold, silver, jewelry, sales. Working around my shooting schedule and getting paid cash! Kind of nice retirement job!. I told him that I will be leaving my employment because I can’t leave the dog with Bonnie. Neither one of them can go up or down the 2 steps from the back yard to the family room from outside in and vice versa. So, Lilly now has a job at the Antique Gallery in the 175 store Millcreek Mall from noon to 6 mon through sat. She is the security guard for the Antique Gallery. No pay but free lunch.
Obviously when she is awake she has made many new friends. She met a ballet dancer from Israel today – doesn’t sell too much but makes lots of friends.. Has only made 2 accidents in the house and none in the store since Sunday not too bad for a baby!. She goes everywhere with me and Bonnie when we are together and me only when Bonnie can’t go with us.
Had to take my mother to the dr yesterday morning before work – yes, Lilly went in the Doctor’s office. Nasty nurse said I can’t bring my dog into the dr’s office! I told her the only people in the office were sick and the baby wasn’t! Lilly stayed with me while the dr checked my mother and then came out to say hi to lilly! My mother who is 89 is leaving for Netherland’s 12/9 for 6 mos.  [continued to right]


We forgot about about having Lilly with us and spent 4 hours last nite changing hotel reservations to pet friendly. Lilly and Bonnie and I will be leaving wed for Florida for 2 weeks. I said to my wife Bonnie I hope you don’t get carsick sitting in the back of the van because Lilly sits up front – that’s where she is used to sitting
We have the perfect baby!
Thank you so much! I will send pictures. Have to get a new camera – my phone is not Vista compatible.
We will meet for dinner again soon! Oct fla, nov Nebraska, mid feb to late feb – Fla wedding, mid march fla trapshooting
You will see us in the near future. All is perfect

Keep in touch
David (Pennsylvania)

Lillly wrote an update about herself:

REGINA

THIS IS MY FIRST EMAIL TO YOU – I AM SO EXCITED.I WENT ON VACATION TO FLA, I DIDN’T SEE MUCH BECAUSE I SLEPT THE ENTIRE WAY DOWN AND BACK. MY DAD SAYS I AM BORING IN THE CAR BECAUSE ALL I DO IS SLEEP. I HAVE GONE POTTY IN 9 STATES SINCE I LEFT GA ON SEPT 28TH. FLA IS TOO HOT – ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A HEAVY COAT ON LIKE MINE. I LIKE AIR CONDITIONING. LEIGHAN HAS 5 DOGS AND NONE OF THEM WOULD PLAY WITH ME. WHEN I BIT THEIR TAILS THEY BARKED AT ME REAL LOUD. I WEIGH 3.7 LBS NOW, I AM BIG. MY DAD SAYS ALL I DO IS EAT - HE SAYS YOU SHOULD BUY STOCK IN DOGFOOD COMPANIES. I HAVE ALL KINDS OF TOYS TO PLAY WITH. MY MOM PUTS THEM NEATLY IN A WICKER BASKET AND I TAKE THEM ALL OUT AND SPREAD THEM AROUND THE FAMILY ROOM SO SHE CAN PICK THEM UP AGAIN, THAT’S FUN. I LIKE TOES, FINGERS, SHOE LACES AND PANT LEGS BEST OF ALL TO BITE. LEIGHAN IN FLA BOUGHT ME A CHARM THAT SAYS SPOILED – I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. MY MOM AND LEIGHAN BOUGHT ME A CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT WITH MY NAME ON IT – SHE SAYS I HAVE TO WAIT FOR SANTA. WHO IS SANTA?. WILL HE PLAY WITH ME TOO?. I FELL IN THE POOL IN FLA AT LEIGHAN’S HOUSE. THAT WASN’T FUN – I DON’T SWIM VERY WELL. MY DAD GRABBED ME SO FAST MY HEAD DIDN’T EVEN GET WET! THAT SCARED ME. I DON’T LIKE TO SWIM. I LIKE TO SLEEP, EAT, PLAY AND GO POTTY. MY DAD SAYS I NEED TO
WORK SOME MORE ON THE WHEN AND WHERE WE TAKE A WALK EVERY NITE .
[cont'd next cell]

IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. MY BED FEELS REALLY GOOD WHEN WE COME BACK IN. I STILL GO TO WORK EVERY DAY – I SLEEP WHILE MY DAD WORKS. I GET PETTED A LOT AT WORK EVERYBODY COMES TO SEE ME. WHEN I PLAY WITH MY DAD, WE PLAY GET THE BIRD. I HAVE A DUCK. HE THROWS IT AND I BRING IT BACK TO HIM ALL THE TIME AND THEN HE THROWS IT AGAIN. IT’S FUN! I CAN SIT WHEN I’M TOLD TO SIT. I KNOW MY NAME AND I COME WHEN I AM CALLED THAT’S FUN TOO. I GET A TREAT EVERY TIME I GO POTTY OUTSIDE AND OR CRY AT THE DOOR TO GO OUT. SOMETIMES I JUST LIKE TO CRY AT THE DOOR SO I GO OUTSIDE AND GET A TREAT. MY DAD SAYS I AM PERFECT. I AM GOING HUNTING WITH MY DAD IN NEBRASKA AND KANSAS. WE ARE LEAVING 11/8 FOR 2 WEEKS. WHAT IS HUNTING?. MY DAD GOT A CAMERA TO TAKE PICTURES OF ME, BUT HE FORGOT BATTERIES SO NO PICTURES OF ME YET. I FELL OUT OF BED A COUPLE OF TIMES – IT SCARED ME. NOW I HAVE TO SLEEP IN THE MIDDLE. I GO EVERYWHERE WITH MY DAD. I HAVE BEEN TO THE BANK AND GOT TREATS FROM THE MANAGER, THE BARBER SHOP, THE DELI, THE GAS STATION, 2 DIFFERENT GUN CLUBS. EVERYBODY LIKES ME – ITS FUN. LEIGHAN IS GETTING MARRIED ON FEB 28 IN KEY WEST FLA. I HAVE TO GO THERE. I AM PLANNING ON SEEING YOU ON OUR WAY HOME, I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN LATER . I AM SOO HAPPY. I THINK I CAN USE A LITTLE TREAT NOW SO I WILL CRY TO GO OUTSIDE. I WILL SEND YOU ANOTHER EMAIL LATER.

LILLY, DAVID AND BONNIE DEBACKER
ERIE, PA

Michelle wote about Kobi:

Regina,

Hope all is well in Douglasville! Wanted to share a pretty picture of Kobi and let you know all continues to go great! He is so beloved by all! He's 5 months now and weighs 7.6 lbs. He just loves people and wants everyone's attention.
Once again, we love our Kobi!!

Many Thanks,

Michelle

"Joie" the office queen... owned by Beverly
NO PHOTO

Holly wrote about Teddy:

Regina, sorry I haven't got back in touch with you since I took Teddy home in July. But after looking at your web site I can see you have been pretty busy. My husband won the battle and Teddy is now called PJ. I will be sending you pictures soon. He is nothing short of spectacular.He's just beautiful. All the concern about getting a boy puppy was totaly unnecessary. What a love bug! PJ is so happy all the time! He runs around with a big smile on his face an is just a big goof. PJ and my 2 yr old female Shihtzu Callie are inseperable they are crazy about each other.But the greatest news is that he is totaly in love with his mommy! If he loved me anymore I'm sure his tiny little heart would burst.He was no harder to house train than a girl and I think boys are definatly more affectionate than females.My little female is a delight but she has always gravitated more toward my husband and the men in the house. I am so happy with my beautiful baby boy. He's a dream come true.I'll be in touch Lots of love Holly

Buster", owned by Beverly (Indiana).
Romeo, owned by Fran

David wrote about Lilly:

Looks Like we might have to start shoveling the backyard for Lilly. As you can see she really hates the snow, it’s another place to play. We have about 4” on the ground, it’s tough when you have 2” legs. The green eyes are a result of the devil! She is a devil in a cute disguise. We leave Wed or Thurs this week – have to check on Kan/Neb weather.
Later

David

A Letter from Lilly:

Hi Gina

It’s me Lilly! My dad got a camera and here’s some pictures of me. Not too good but they will get better. If you look real hard at my chest you can see my real necklace. It’s a peridot (my birthstone) on a real gold chain. My dad calls it my bling. I got groomed yesterday so I look real pretty. I growled at the lady because I didn’t like the brushing. She laughed at my growl and called my mom at home. They both laughed and then called my dad at work in the mall. He got mad because they were making fun of me. No accidents in the house this Week! I’m real proud! I cry at the door and go outside all by myself and come back in all by myself. Then I get a treat. I like treats. Sometimes I cry at the door, go outside then come back in just to get a treat. I went to the doctors. I don’t like him either! I got a shot and some hair pulled out of my inside ears. That hurt. I got some stuff to put in my ears. I don’t like that either, it makes me hear funny. I weigh more than 5 lbs now. I like to grow so I can be a big girl. I go to work every day. Some people who work near my dad just come in to see me. He gets mad because they don’t buy anything – just see me. I go shooting every Tuesday with dad. I really like that. I go in the clubhouse while he tries to shoot clay targets. Everybody pets me and holds me and gives me treats. I have my own container that says Lilly’s treats! That way I don’t get any people food; only Lilly food. When the shooting is all over I get to walk all around with my dad. He doesn’t use the leash too much anymore because I walk right beside him real close. When we go for walks at my house I have to use the leash because sometimes I forget to walk real close. I have my own medical insurance. Dad says it’s good for me – just in case. I like to play get the bird with my duck toy. I run after it, bring it back, drop it, sit and wait for my mom or dad to throw it again. Then I do it again. Lots of times. Sometimes I have to remind them its time to play so I bring the duck to them to throw it for me. It’s fun. I like to play. I found leaves in the back yard. We have lots. I like to run through them and chase them when the wind blows.

We do that every day! We take 2 long walks every day. One in the morning and one in the night time. Then I go outside to make potty, have my snack and go to bed. I sleep all nite until about 730 in the morning. If my mom or dad gets up in the night time to go potty I have to go out to go potty, too. Just like them! It’s late and I have to go outside. I hope to see you in march when we come back from Florida. Tell everyone I said hi.

Good nite

Lilly

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