Shih Tzu Stories: Christmas for EMILLY & SHARITO

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About this time last year we told the story of “Maddy,” a lady in Florida unable even to use a telephone because her cancer had all but consumed her.  Her last, most desperate wish was to find a suitable home for her two Shih Tzus, “EMILLY” and “SHARITO.   Her requirements were strict, but she had faith they would be met, and her prayers were answered.  Here is an account of their first Christmas in their new home, from the loving parents, Mike, and Robin:

“We were very blessed when “Maddy” allowed her babies to adopt us as their new family.We had recently lost our first little boy, DEEMER, at age 15 1/2. He was named for Psalm 103 v 4 because we had indeed redeemed his life from a pit.

 He came from a puppy mill which we learned (for the first time) when we went to see a puppy advertised in a newspaper. We had heard of puppy mills but didn’t know we were going to one. AWFUL, never want to see one again.

 Our new family is now (with ages):*

SHARITO & EMILLY (9); ARCHIE (7); MEREA (10)’ and SOPHIE (15).

SHARITO & EMILLY
SHARITO & EMILLY

 SHARITO, and EMILLY, both age 9, had their story told at:

 http://www.shihtzumania.com/shih-tzu-stories-emilly-and-sharitolosing-their-mom/

ARCHIE, age 7, is our newest adoption.

ARCHIE
ARCHIE

We rescued him about 4 months ago from a home with a 2 year old of whom he was terrified.

 

MEREA
MEREA

Next is MEREA, age 10. we’ve had her since she was 6 months old. Her name means companion. We got her as company for DEEMER (R.I.P.). Don’t think he ever forgave us for that. He was a quiet, grumpy old man and she was a wild child.  

 Next to her is our oldest, SOPHIE, age 15. We adopted her 2 years ago, when her owner had to go into assisted living and could no longer care for her. She is still very active. She runs and bounces around like a puppy. I guess nobody ever told her she was old.

SOPHIE
SOPHIE

We have loved raising the two puppies we have but there is something very fulfilling about giving a home to an older dog. They bring much love and affection to the home and a lot less of the puppy behavioral problems. We would highly recommend a senior dog to anyone. We love ours.”

                                            Sincerely, Mike and Robin Reeder

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  • ed. note: Mike & Robin sent a beautiful family photo, all nicely lined up on a comfy couch but the technopeasant in charge of IT at shihtzumania couldn’t shrink it down enough to fit all of them on the page so each of the above is a part of that portrait.  Sorry, puppies  🙁