Friday, May 8, 2015
He is definitely part of our pack but still submissive. He is best friends with Mandy who is a "diva in training". Saki used to be the diva but she is slowing down at 11+ years. Tigger is my Zen Shitz Tzu nothing bothers him; I have to wake him up to eat! Shylo is still skittish; if there is a loud noise-he's gone. But he has learned how to play! with the other dogs and now he even plays with toys. He doesn't get up on the table anymore (thank goodness) but still gets up on logs and tree stumps. He also likes to "hide" as you can see in the picture above. He has special shrubs in my meditation garden and he crawls in under them so you can't even see him-then he just "chills". If I walk back looking for him, I hear him rustling around and then up pops his head. He's a sweetie.
Every morning he sits after his breakfast so I can put a leash on him and Mandy and take them for their walk. Sometimes Tigger joins us; Saki has a cranky knee so she doesn't walk with us very often. We still have some issues with getting him to come in without being coaxed, but this afternoon he barked to come in. That's a first!
Monday, November 3, 2014
It is one year today since Shylo came to stay with us. He doesn't always start out the night in our bed, probably because Mandy is jumping all over him asking him to play. When she is too pesty he will go and curl up in his favorite rocking chair. After all of his humans have gone to sleep and his four legged friends Mandy, Tigger and Saki have drifted off . . . that's when he quietly gets up on the bed with all of us. I never feel him getting up on the bed but he is always there in the morning when I wake up. Usually Mandy is the first one I am aware of in the morning; she starts wiggling around or making her cute little gremlin sounds and waits for me to get up. Tigger is always the last, he likes to "sleep in" (he is 12 years old and has earned his rest) This morning, Shylo did this "commando crawl" and worked his way up along side of me. Then he gave me little kisses and rested his chin on me. I think he was saying "thank you" for agreeing to foster him when nobody else wanted him. He is so sweet and definitely part of the family. I'm glad nobody wanted him; I think he is too.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
|Let the games begin!|
|Where's the treat?|
Saturday, February 15, 2014
|All we can see are tails!|
Shylo has really settled in and become one of the gang. He is now wrestling with Tigger our 11 year old Shih Tzu/Lhasa mix. Mandy looks a little confused since she thinks she is the only one Shylo should play with. It is a wonderful process watching Shylo (as my husband puts it) becoming a real dog. I had no idea what I was getting into fostering a "mill puppy", but it is incredibly rewarding. One by one the issues are going away; he really is a sweety.
|There they are!|
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
When Shylo first came to us, I don't think he knew he was a dog. He had no idea how to play; he didn't know what a ball was. Now, after two and a half months, he is a totally different dog. He loves chasing a ball around the house and better yet he loves chasing Mandy around the house. Since winter has arrived in CT he doesn't get to spend much time outside, mainly because it is too cold or too muddy. He and Mandy barrel around the table in our sun room and then tear up the hall to my studio where they will wrestle for a while or turn around go back down the hall and repeat the process.
Not to be outdone, Mandy (who is much smaller), runs behind a wicker chest when he is chasing her. He stops . . . looking for her and she pops out from behind the other side of the chest and its GAME ON! Can they possibly be any cuter?
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
More presents for me. For the last two days he has been full of enthusiasm running IN and out of the house when I let them all out. When we are outside he is starting to run up to me instead of the other way. Yesterday he picked out a toy to bring outside with him! Who is this not so shy dog?