Dr. Sophia Yin …. Thank You

Dr. Sophia Yin

It is with great sadness that I am writing this. On Monday, September 29th the pet community and world lost a wonderful veterinarian and animal behaviorist, Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM,MS. If you don’t know Dr. Yin, I am sure you’ve been exposed to her teachings of doggy behavior and training techniques. Dr. Yin taught me [...]

Monday Mischief: Welcome Back… The Shih Tzus Return!

Shih Tzus Return

Welcome Back… Welcome back, Welcome back, welcome back…. I don’t know about you, but I can her the tune of Welcome Back Kotter as I am writing this. It seems that is about all that has been running through my head. The Shih Tzus return!!! Yipppee. It has been a while since OMST has reached [...]

Taking a Break… We’ll Be Back Soon


Hey everyone, since school started a couple of weeks ago Riley & I have decided to take a short break in our blogging. But don’t worry, we will be back soon with some awesome articles surrounding nutrition and the care of our Shih Tzu’s. We plan to be back on September 6, resuming with our [...]

Super Shih Tzu Saturday: Athena

Super Shih Tzu Saturday - Athena

Athena, Super Shih Tzu Saturday Shih Tzu of the Week Today’s Super Shih Tzu Saturday Shih Tzu of the week is Athena! Athena hails from our neighbors to the north,  Canada! Athena is our first International Super Shih Tzu of the Week!  Name Athena Nicknames  Dad calls me “Fuzzbutt” and Mom calls me “Boo”.  Age [...]

The Joy of JoeJo: Faces of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

My life has been touched by Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, and my heart has been broken as a result from this disease. So what is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction? Well according to PetMD: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is a newly recognized disease, somewhat similar to Alzheimer’s disease in people. In dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome, the brain undergoes [...]

The Joy of JoeJo: A Senior Shih Tzu is Love

Senior Shih Tzu Love

Its #AgingPetsAppreciation month and as a tribute to my late senior Shih Tzu Mr. JoeJo, I have finally the strength (or at least I am telling myself so) to begin writing about him 13 months after his passing. It had never occurred to me to rescue a senior dog. Especially since the month before a [...]

Wordless Wednesday: A Senior Shih Tzu is Love

Senior Shih Tzu

  Happy Wordless Wednesday. It’s Aging Pets Appreciation Month, and in memory of JoeJo I have written a 4 part series of rescuing a senior shih tzu and the development of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Please join me starting tomorrow for this wonderful series, A Senior is Love. In the meantime I wanted to share my [...]