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Journal: March 8, 2009 
8th-Mar-2009 04:48 pm
I've always wanted a dog since I was a child. Now that I finally have one, I wished I had gotten one sooner.

Gremlin is not everything that I would want in a dog. He's not as friendly as other dogs and he's afraid of other animals, regardless of their size. But I do love him. He's unique in his own way. Very willful and smart. At times, I don't think he knows how to be a dog. He definitely doesn't know the normal dog protocols when he meets up with one. He tends to try to get away from them.

He was never socialized by his original owner so it explains alot about his behavior. I feel sorry for him sometimes because it must be very lonely for him not being able to relate to other dogs.

Gremlin doesn't usually like being petted unless its his idea. At other times he'll just tolerate it for a few seconds before walking away. He will follow you everywhere though. He likes knowing where I am at all times. If he doesn't see me, he'll come looking.

I know that shih tzus can be as old as 18 if he's well taken care of. I hope he'll be around for at least that long. I'm not looking forward to the day when I have to make a choice but for now I'm just enjoying having a dog.
Grem_Come out
9th-Mar-2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Here's hoping he'll be your companion for many years to come.
9th-Mar-2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Thanks. Me too.
9th-Mar-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
*hugs Gremlin* (very, very briefly)
9th-Mar-2009 02:40 am (UTC)
I think he enjoyed that. But I can't swear to it.
9th-Mar-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Next time I'll try a little spinal massage. Most dogs love that.
9th-Mar-2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Oooh, that sounds good. Oops that was for Gremlin, wasn't it. I'm sure he would love one. He does like his ears scratched occasionally too. He has a way of tilting his head and leaning into the scratch.
9th-Mar-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Gremlin is so cute. I didn't have a pet of any kind until I was an adult, so I do know how lonely it can be without one. Hope your little guy lives a long, long time. Our Yorkie doesn't like to be held, either.
9th-Mar-2009 02:41 am (UTC)

Our Yorkie doesn't like to be held, either.
Oh. Maybe our little guys should meet? I thought it was just Gremlin who was an odd dog.
9th-Mar-2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Animals know what they like. Ashley for example loves a smoochy cuddle provided she's not picked up (though she'll enjoy that for a short time) and she and Jasmin follow me around too. They obviously like our company!
9th-Mar-2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Aw, our furry little friends know what they like and they're adorable.
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