I'm so glad you brought this thread back. I did not see it originally. I love the pictures and the stories accompaning them. The head of our house is our Shih Tzu 'Boo'. She is full of personality and very vocal. I no longer need an alarm clock. Long before I would normally wake she licks the back of my neck, ready for her early morning excursion. She knows every cat in the neigborhood and has a beau, a beautiful boxer named Zeke. They nuzzle through the fence each morning.