Teddy, Super Shih Tzu Saturday Shih Tzu of the Week
Todays Super Shih Tzu Saturday Shih Tzu of the week is Teddy. A cute little guy with a very special story.
On January 4 2014 …I was on FB and a post from my local shelter director came through my feed. It was about a senior Tzu that was at the shelter and needed a foster. He had been adopted by a family just before Christmas and returned. They said he slept too much and wouldn’t play with their children. He was underweight and HW+. I made a quick decision to go get him to foster. We got him home and cleaned him up and fed him. Over the next few days we noticed he did sleep a lot and just seemed sad. I called the shelter director asking her to arrange an appointment for some lab work to rule out medical issues. The labs came back OK , which was a relief. Now we knew he just needed time to decompress and adjust.
We began holding him lots and taking him for long walks and letting him just be. Then in February I was bathing him and noticed a black lump on his chest about the size of a pencil eraser. I watched it for about a week and it was growing..so off to the shelter vet we went.
The lump was aspirated and it was melanoma. We adopted Teddy on the spot and quickly made arrangements to have it removed. After a brutal surgery…they got clean margins and Teddy was cancer free!
Since then Teddy amazes us every day. He has put on much-needed weight. His coat is beautiful. We’re still battling heartworms but have every confidence he will over come those too.
And he plays….and plays.
He is our miracle.
Hi! My name is Teddy.
Teddy Beau…Bubby Dog
I am a 9 year-old little man!
What are your favorite foods? Do you like fruit or veggies?
Chicken…steak..french fries. Veggies: Lima beans…green beans..potatoes, these are just a few of my fav foods.
What is your favorite toy?
I love my green stuffed dinosaur and ball.
Do you have a special place you like to be, either your bed, a trip to the beach or even a secret hiding spot?
I love to be on Mommy and Daddy’s bed or the couch.
Do you perform any special tricks?
I can sit pretty!!
What is the funniest thing you have done to your mummy and daddy?
I am tough, and I like to play bite when I play a game with mummy and daddy!!
Do you have a bff?
JD .. the Yorkie next-door 🙂
This last question is for your mummy or daddy. If you could talk, what celebrity or person would you sound like?
A special Thank You to Lisa Hill for submitting Teddy as the Super Shih Tzu Saturday Doggie!
If you would like to submit your Shih Tzu for our Super Shih Tzu Saturday Shih Tzu of the week, you can do so HERE ,– click link!