My baby came to us as a tiny ball of white and black fur. We needed him. He was so funny and naughty. He ran backwards when we first let him out to use the bathroom. It was winter and when he came in he always brought a leaf. We kept him with us night and day for 15 years.|
In his first years 2000-2002 he went with us to our business where he kept the tensions down and the customers entertained. We took care of mostly wheelchair bound people and he wanted to sit in their laps and ride around. They enjoyed that as much as he did.
He rode in with his Dad and they stopped at some Llama pens where he barked at them as a morning ritual. When the Llamas got close he stopped. Robert was always a smart dog.
That Robert did love his french fries. His Papa would get him a few fries each day when he came back from lunch.
Notice the slipper. He would grab my shoes and then carry it around so I would try to get it. I would say give it to Mommie and he would try to bite me if I attempted to get it. I did love the game and so did I.
In 2002 his Dad retired and was at home with him. I went to work and soon he was going to work with me every day. He helped me cope with the stress. We had a beauty shop down the hallway and he liked to go there although not supposed to. I would know when he was there when I heard the ladies expressing delight in him. I am grateful to have had the time with him.
Robert was a beautiful dog with a determined personality and was not to be scolded as he would become peeved and stay that way for some period of time. He was very strong willed and I guess you would say he was the boss. We finally just acknowledged it and all went along much better. I know that is not the way things are supposed to be but that is the way it was here
We were given a Shih Tzu name Jack and this was Roberts little brother. They were tolerant of each other but not real pals. They liked to sit on a stool in the window and bark at people, birds, cats, and squirrels and sometimes nothing. The neighbors liked to walk by and see them. Jack misses him now...we see him looking for Robert. Jack would come and get us when Robert was in distress in his last days.