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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male

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Gizmosis, Gizzy, Moe-Moe

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

October 25th 2004

Sleeping in the recliner, looking out the window, playing fetch, and getting treats.

The neighborhood children, being in a crate when we eat dinner, and getting his nails clipped.

Favorite Toy:
His stuffed bones. He picks a different one every day and carries it around all day long looking for someone to play with.

Favorite Food:
Canidae all life stages, Goodlife Recipe doggie treats, and anything he can steal away from the kids.

Favorite Walk:
He doesn't like strangers or strange dogs so we usually just play outside in the backyard instead of taking a walk.

Best Tricks:
Playing fetch, sitting, catching his toys in his mouth, and finding a toy that's hidden.

Arrival Story:
My husband and I had been looking for a Shih Tzu for a LONG time and just never found one that was perfect for our family. Then I was at Walmart and saw and ad for a Shih Tzu puppy for sale. I called the number and found out that the man had bought his wife a Shih Tzu puppy for Christmas (a horrible time to buy a dog) on an impulse, and they had no idea the work it took to own a puppy. We met with the couple and instantly fell in love with Gizmo. He was just meant to be ours. After I bought him I called the real breeder of him and she answered all the questions about him that I had and I'm glad we got him. He has been a very healthy dog.

Forums Motto:
It's my way or no way!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Tear stains just appeared at 7 months

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 10th 2008 More than 9 years!

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What a big day!

March 1st 2008 3:15 pm
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Yesterday was a really big day for me. First, Mom took me to the groomer. I haven't been since the summer, so it was nice to get all that hair off that I had been growing all winter. I got to play with some new friends while I was there too. It was pretty fun, plus I am so handsome now!

After I was done at the groomer, Mom took me home, gave me a treat, then left again. She was gone for a long time-even Dad came home from work before she came home. When she got home, she had a little puppy with her. She said it was Miley, my new sister. Mom has been saying the word Miley for over a month now, but I had no idea that "Miley" was a puppy that was coming to live with us! I'm supposed to be the only dog in this house!

Right away Miley tried to play with my toys. I kept growling at her and taking them back, but she just thought I was playing and would take another one! How crazy is that!? I got so tired from taking all my toys and having to hide them, that when Dad decided to go to bed I went with him. Mom slept in the living room with Miley. I didn't care, I just didn't want that puppy to come to bed with Dad and me!

I had a very big day yesterday, and as soon as I woke up this morning, Miley wanted to play again. I'm starting to think that it's not so bad having a little sister around, but just don't tell Mom!



Valentines Day...

February 15th 2008 7:26 pm
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So yesterday was Valentines Day-or so I was told. Mom and Dad had this plan that after Dad got home from work, they were taking the kids to Granny's house and they were going to dinner and a movie. All because it's Valentines Day! I don't understand why no one else was allowed to go. I mean it is a celebration, right? Well, I was pretty upset that Mom and Dad were going to spend Valentines Day together and I had to spend it alone, so you can imagine how happy I was when Dad came home from work and went straight into the bathroom because he was sick! He didn't even say "Happy Valentines Day" or anything! He just went straight to the bathroom and, well...puked...a lot.

Dad went to bed instead of taking Mom out, so the other kids and me got to bake Valentines cookies and have ice cream and watch a movie! It was so much fun! See, my human brother and sisters don't have school for the rest of the week because there's a lot of kids who have missed school because of sickness, so we all got to stay up extra late last night! It was so much fun!

The four of us finally went to sleep in the living room in sleeping bags, and Mom went to bed to see if Dad was okay. He wasn't. Dad ended up going to the emergency room (what ever that is) at 4:00 this morning. He isn't even back yet! Mom says that he has the stomach flu and Bronchitis, and that he may not be home for a few days! Can you believe that!? All I wanted was to get to spend Valentines Day with my Mom and Dad, and now I may not even get to see Dad for a few days! Turns out that dogs aren't allowed in hospital rooms! Guys, there should be a law about that! It's discrimination for Pete's Sake!

All I know is that Mom and Dad got their wish. They wanted to be "alone" for a few hours last night, and now they're getting their wish, kinda. Dad is alone at the hospital and Mom is alone at home. (Well, she has all us kids, but then again, she always has us here!) All I know is that this Valentines Day thing doesn't sound very fun to me. I think next year we should just skip it and go to the park!



Snow Days

February 14th 2008 2:52 am
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So, yesterday was a snow day for my human brother and sisters. They didn't have to go to school. My dad leaves for work at 4:50 a.m, and after he went to work my mom and I went back to bed because is was icey outside and we knew there wasn't going to be any school cause where we live in the mountains, if there's ice or snow on the roads the school buses can't make their rounds to pick up the kids...Anyway, my mom let me sleep with her so I wouldn't wake up my sister Camerynn (who is a VERY light sleeper). Mom said she wanted to sleep until at least 8:30. (She's lazy! BOL) Well, I got in the bed with Mom and went straight to sleep, and guess what -I was the one who was woken up! Turns out that my brother Hunter saw there was no school and he woke up our sisters Camerynn and Kassydee, so at 6:15 I woke up because I heard them in the kitchen. I had to go see what they were doing, so I barked and barked and scratched at the door! They never heard me though, but thank goodness Mom did! She got up out of the bed and said something like "Why don't they want to sleep in on a snow day?", then we went into the kitchen so she could make breakfast.

I had so much fun yesterday with my brother and sisters. My sister Kassy(who's 5) dragged all my toys out all over the livingroom floor. (I have a lot of toys) We were playing and having so much fun when all of a sudden my brother Hunter (who's 8) grabbed my favorite stuffed bone and ran toward his bedroom. Well, I just had to go get it so I took off after him and we both ran right into the kitchen that Mom was just starting to mop. We both slid and fell in the floor! It was so funny! Mom didn't think it was funny though. She made Hunter go to his bedroom until she was finished, and I had to get in my crate...Maybe we should've let Mom sleep until 8:30! BOL

My uncle Tim also came over yesterday. He's my mom's brother. I love to bark and growl at him! It's so fun!. Mom says she can't understand why I do that because I don't bark or growl when my aunt MJ comes over. I wish she understood that Tim is just more fun to bark at because he really acts scared! MJ just barks back at me. She's a teenager. Teenagers are strange characters sometimes!

So, Tim and his friend Nick came over to get the two Guinea Pigs that have been here since Christmas. I think someone bought them at a pet store and gave them to my brother and sisters during Christmas cause when my mom and dad left to go visit family for Christmas we didn't have them, and when they came home from visiting, my parents brought them back. I don't think that's a very good time to get new animals, and neither does my mom and dad. Anyway, Dad didn't like the Guinea Pigs being here because, well, he's not much of an animal lover. He loves me of course, he just thinks that Guinea Pigs look like rats with no tails. Plus, they don't really smell like roses, ya know? So Tim and Nick came over to get the Guinea Pigs because Dad told Mom that my new sister Miley couldn't come live with us if the Guinea Pigs still lived here. He thought that would be too many house pets. Tim and Nick are roomates and they wanted a pet but weren't allowed to have a dog (isn't that sad?) so they said they wanted the Guinea Pigs and Mom was very happy because she really wants Miley to get to live with us.

There has been so many changes at my house lately because I'm getting a new sister. There's another crate sitting beside mine now. I tried to get in it the other day and Mom said "No Gizzy, that's Miley's crate." And my sister Kassy gave me a little pink toy bone to play with and Mom said "No guys, that's Miley's bone." I just don't know if I'm going to like having a new sister...

Well, that was the highlight of my day yesterday, and you know what? Last night the weather man said that there wasn't going to be any school for the rest of the week! I am so excited that I'll have kids to play with all day! I just hope they let Mom sleep longer this time!


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