Sweetie Pi (RIP 8-2-12)


Shih Tzu
Picture of Sweetie Pi  (RIP 8-2-12), a female Shih Tzu

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Home:Cedar Rapids, IA  
Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Sweetie Pi (RIP 8-2-12)

Nicknames:
Sweet, Itty Bitty, Precious, Old Lady

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 28th 2008

Birthday:
August 20th 2000

Likes:
to sleep on a soft, cushy, piled high cloth . . . . m m m Kashmere.

Pet-Peeves:
Bouncy Happy "Bigger than her and can smash her" little big sister Rainy Day.

Favorite Toy:
Toy = No, Bed=Yes. Mommy's Kashmere shawl is the best.

Favorite Food:
Avoderm seems to be the only healthy food the dogs will eat.

Favorite Walk:
following mommy = especially to mommy's home office where the Kashmere shawl is.

Best Tricks:
Up and down stairs and then looking at Rainy 'cause she's an over grown scardy cat.

Arrival Story:
We are sad to announce that little Sweetie Pi has passed away. She had become completely blind, crippled by arthritis, hearing loss and began having trouble eating canned food. It took us months of carrying her out to potty, carry her to her food, finding her in corners "trapped" when she did not know where she was. She never seemed to be in any pain as we kept her on baby aspirin for her arthritis. It really wasn't until we noticed that she was losing her sense of smell that we had to make the decision. Much like the passing of Coddie Ann, we had to do it and we know she is in a better place now. Though as tiny as she was, she is missed in a HUGE way..

Bio:
My family have always been devout in adopting pets but when "Julie" (co-worker) said she had found a small dog just a few weeks after our town's major flood I offered that if she did not find it's owners we would be happy to have a second dog. She tried everything to find it's original owners. Julie cared for the stray and called all the animal hospitals, veterinarians, pet stores and shelters for weeks. Finally Julie turns to me and says "I just can't find any one who will claim this little rodent of a dog and it doesn't like my poodle and my house is full of my family AND their pets ... I just can't take it any longer! You still want her?" She could only hope that I would still be interested in having another. My intention would be that the new dog would be a play mate for Rainy whom we just adopted from our local animal shelter in January. I offered to see the little dog and she said quickly, "I'll have my sister drop everything off tonight." Not only was I clueless but she meant that the drop off would be at work within the hour. She called me while she was still in the parking lot of our office. I trotted quickly to the front entry to find a little pet carrier on the floor. A few people were gathered, including our boss. Julie opened the carrier door with words of caution, "She probably won't come out." Like the dainty little lady she is, a tiny little Shih Tzu ran out and up into my arms. She then ran back down piddled on the carpet and back into my arms to roll over on to her back for a belly rub. Julie yelled out, "Oh My God! I have never seen her so active! Wow! You two are perfect! That does it. She's yours." (I also noticed that it was our Boss that cleaned up the piddle!) The real surprise was for my husband who is not a dog person and had been told that we MIGHT be able to have a LOOK at a new dog after dinner. He enjoys Rainy but . . . . but there was no dog that could keep him from being the cat lover he is . . . . Then he met the little darling, by the way, is his favorite now. We found that she responded to being called a little sweety which we found ourselves calling her that every time we looked into her eyes (can't help that with them over half the size of her head!) and with my husband being a master electrician we choose the second name to be Pi. Sweetie Pi is about 11 years old with arthritis in her back hips, cataracts forming in both eyes and is a VERY LOVED tiny little Sweetie Pi.

Forums Motto:
I was a flood dog.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 16th 2008 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
920337


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