Monday, July 18, 2011

Who is walking who? The art of walking a shih-tzu

I will go out on a limb and guess that most of Winnie Cooper's blog readers are pet owners and probably a majority are specifically dog parents. But I would be very curious to know how many shih-tzu caretakers there are reading this blog. I am no expert on the breed, but from what I have read, I think Winnie is a very typical shih-tzu.

According the the American Kennel club website shih-tzus should be;
"outgoing, happy, affectionate, friendly and trusting towards all- and although this dog is sweet and playful, he is not afraid to stand up for himself!"
Winnie certainly fits that description and HOW. Here's some evidence from our walk on Friday afternoon. It's July in Vermont, thus it is hot and humid. I made sure Winnie had plenty to drink before we left and we walked on the shady side of the street- that is when we were actually walking...Winnie decided it was a great day to rest and take a number of extended breaks in the grassy areas we came across...extending a fifteen minute walk to 45 minutes. 
This grass is perfect, look at it Mom!

Seriously, have you ever seen grass this perfect?!
I am totally going to marry this grass.


  1. Winnie always makes me smile!

  2. Aw shucks! Xoxo Winnie

  3. You are adorable Winnie. We however are Shelties.

    -Katy & Bailey

  4. My Mom had a sheltie before she had me and one when she was growing up. She says they are the smartest and prettiest dogs! Hrrrrrrmph!


I'd love to know what you think! Thanks.