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Picture of Pookie, a female Shih Tzu

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"New hairdo"

Home:Ocala, a  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

Here I am, straight from the beauty parlor!

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"Here I am, straight from the beauty parlor!"

Mom says short hair makes me look younger....geez!

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"Mom says short hair makes me look younger....geez!"

Looking fresh for the camera!

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"Looking fresh for the camera!"

The mouth of the South, lol!

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"The mouth of the South, lol!"

Modeling the Pirate Princess tee by Carolyn's Originals...Ahoy, Mateys!

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"Modeling the Pirate Princess tee by Carolyn's Originals...Ahoy, Mateys!"

Wearing my

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"Wearing my "Diva" tee from Carolyn's Originals"

Happy with my summer cut!  Feels so good not to have all that hair!

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"Happy with my summer cut! Feels so good not to have all that hair!"

Free at last!  Viva la short hair!

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"Free at last! Viva la short hair!"

Too  glamorous!

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"Too glamorous!"

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The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!

Princess, Tutu, Tzugirl, Pie pie

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

February 14th 1999

Liver treats and Greenies!

Not getting her way

Favorite Toy:
Anything plush with a squeaky!

Favorite Food:
Freeze dried liver treats and anything chicken!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere..just out! Preferably where there are people to admire her

Best Tricks:
Getting her mom to do what she wants!

Arrival Story:
After my heart dog, Max, an Old English Sheepdog, died, a friend brought this tiny 5 pound scruffy looking puppy to me...the so called breeders had given her the worst haircut....I felt so lost without a dog, and sorry for her, that I took her....and fell in love, in time.

Pookie grew from a plain, scruffy, scared little pup to a regal, confident Alpha female. She loves the camera, and the camera loves her! She almost died from a mysterious liver ailment when she was two, but recovered thankfully. She is afraid of nothing, even barks at lightening!

Forums Motto:
You may call me Princess!

The Groups I'm In:
"Sweet Shih Tzu's!", ♥Artistic Creations♥, ♥Pawrayer and Pawraise♥, ~Shih Tzus and Friends United~, Concerned Owners for Vaccination Education, Food recall victims and friends, Shih Tzus are THE BEST!, ~God's ♥ Dogs~

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 16th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Pearls from a Princess by Pookie

Still the Princess

May 11th 2013 9:57 pm
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Well, even Queen Elizabeth has gotten older folks, it's just the way life is.
Been a bit absent for a while. Spent most of 2012 fighting a recurrent bladder infection that was caused by the constant irritation of bladder stones. My x ray looked like I had robins eggs in the bladder! Can we say "huge" !!??
Of course, the only antibiotics that worked for a while were hugely expensive (no cheap stuff for a Princess!) and it got to where they worked less and less well....Mom decided to go with what the vet had been saying since early on....that the stones HAD TO COME OUT. In late January of 2013, out they came. I had one bad night, the night after the surgery was done....and just got better and more better as the days went on. I do drink gallons of water, so mom had to give me a sleek Princess shave down so I'd not always been soaked by dipping my pretty head in the water bowl so often. For us dowager Princesses, short is cool and stylish enough. Mom will post a picture if she can hunt one down. Some friends here in our neighborhood even said they like this cool new style. Of course they did! That is why they are friends, ha ha!

My brother Fluffy Lee hasn't fared as well in the health department....and he's 3 years younger than me. He has a nasty heart issue called mitral insufficiency/congestive heart failure. Unlike my bladder stones, it cannot be fixed. Mom says she is "buying him time" as long as he is comfortable and not suffering. I wish mom would by herself time, because since he has been sick, SHE has been suffering.

But for me, life goes on. Mom says I will live until I'm 20. I told Mom I'd stick around as long as she does, because she needs someone to keep her in line. The things a Princess has to do!


My Mom, the Crusader

April 17th 2010 7:14 pm
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Heaven help us all! My mom is in her Crusader mode again! She got this really cool book called "Scared Poopless" which is by this totally cute little Maltese dog and her Mom. The cute little Maltese dogs brother got autoimmune hepatitis from a vaccine! This Maltese mom became a crusader too....about holistic healing, about good diets for dogs....everything! The author is NOT a radical and presents info from several
very well known veterinarians, including Dr. Jean Dodds, who has done tons of research on vaccines and is working on a rabies vaccine study, to show what France already has shown.....that the rabies vaccine only needs to be given every 7 years.

Anyway....I'm getting like Mom, I digress. I think it's cuz I just turned 11 and when we age (oh I hate that word!) our lips (and the rest of us) get looser and looser.

I asked Mom if she was going to get someone to design a cape for her when she is on her Crusade. She looked at me like I had two heads.

Poor mom....even though she is not working as a nurse these days, she still thinks it's her responsibility to heal and save the world.

Well, I do admit that statement is a bit over the top. She told me that when her boy Max died she vowed she was not going to be taken in by vets who gave bad advice, vets who did not even give poor Max anything for pain as he was ending his days from bone cancer of the jaw. Mom decided, short of veterinary school, she was gonna learn everything and anything she could....and perhaps never again have a baby who suffered as our dear brother Max did.

Pretty heavy for a Saturday night.....but Mom means well. And she gives good elevator service up and down to that big fancy bed of ours where we all spend our nights in amazing comfort now!

Of course she tells the General and I both of us need to lose a pound or two. Sigh.
So does she.....and we remind her of that, lol! Guess it does take one to know one,bol!!!


Royal Ramblings

April 14th 2010 8:13 pm
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Can't let Fluffy Lee or my mom do all the talking here, so I gotta tell you about our new bed. It is beautiful, elegant (where else would I be sleeping???) and.........IT HAS elevator service, lol!
Because it is high up, and neither the General or I can get up (or down) on our own,
every night when we go to bed, Mom picks us up, one at a time, and puts us on the bed.
We stay there all night just so we can get the same elevator down when it is time to get up and get moving. If I even look like I am thinking about jumping she grabs me and puts me down first. I take advantage of this to get down first before Fluffy Lee!!
All I can say is being a Royal has it's privileges!

Love and smiles,
Princess Pookie

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