This here is a list of 10 facts about my baby boy, Lucky.
1. The name “Lucky”
Full disclosure: I didn’t give Lucky his name.
When I got him, his previous owner — now godmother — told me about his name.
Apparently, he was the only survivor when his entire litter was stricken by parvovirus. That’s when I knew that my baby’s a natural-born survivor.
Take a look at my little warrior:
2. He was over a year old when I got him
I thought I’d just tell you this.
Before taking him home, I asked Lucky’s godmother about his diet, care routines, and so on. He was really skinny back then, which is understandable because of his previous condition.
It was a 30-minute drive home, but he just stayed in his spot like the good boy that he is.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to photograph that moment. The photo below was taken months later, but it shows how he generally behaves while I’m driving.
3. He loves to collect
Lucky used to spend most of his time in his crate, which I placed in my home office.
He only went out from time to time to eat, drink, relieve himself, and collect my niece’s toys.
I got him some chew toys, of course. And trust me, I try to keep my home office clean.
But whenever my nephew comes by, he leaves toys in corners that I can’t be bothered to check 24/7.
Until, one evening, Lucky’s crate looked like this:
Don’t worry, I cleaned Lucky’s crate shortly after snapping that photo.
4. He only barks at me
For some reason, Lucky never barks at anything or anyone.
Ever since I got him, he only barks at me. That’s whenever I walk into the room and he’s in the mood to play.
I’m not making this up.
5. He’s always in the mood to play bite
It doesn’t matter if it’s early in the morning or late at night.
Lucky is always in the mood to play bite.
Sometimes, I wake him up by holding my hand out near his sleepy face. This is how he would react:
6. Lucky’s part of the tongue out gang
In case you haven’t noticed yet, Lucky’s tongue sticks out almost all of the time.
It’s one of the things I no longer notice given the time we’ve been together. But whenever my friends see him, they often point it out.
Lucky got it from his dad — Eeyore. Do you see the resemblance?
7. He loves car rides
A lot of Shih Tzu owners will agree that these furbabies love car rides.
I’m not saying all of them do. But Lucky, along with his relatives, definitely does.
As soon as I put him in his seat, his tail starts wagging like crazy.
During the trip, he’d lick or bite my hand, climb over my lap, or just sleep. The latter is the most frequent.
8. He snores
Lucky snores when he’s sleeping on his back, which he does more than half the time. And when he does, it sometimes gets loud.
This isn’t usually problematic, especially if he’s sleeping during the day somewhere in the living room. But if he does during our bedtime, let’s just say it’s not the most pleasant experience.
Fortunately, he moves around a lot while asleep. This behavior gives me just enough periods of silence to grab some z’s myself.
9. He howls
I don’t know why, but I just thought it was cute to see a Shih Tzu howling.
And guess what? It absolutely is.
I sometimes get Lucky to howl just by howling myself. The most effective technique, however, is to play a YouTube video with sounds of dogs howling.
10. He’d spend the day just staring at me
Yes — Lucky is that clingy.
He refuses to spend 10 minutes without me in his sight. I guess it’s a good thing I work from home.
When I’m away for a few hours, I’m told he just sits quietly in a corner and waits for me. And while I’m home, he’d spend hours just looking at me.
I’m perfectly okay with it, though.
With eyes like these, why would I complain?
That’s it for now
Those are 10 quick facts about Lucky, my Shih Tzu.
I hope you enjoyed reading this quick post as much as I enjoyed writing it.
There’s a lot more to say about my son, but that’s all I can share for now. If you have questions or anything at all to say, please leave a comment below.
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