I guess all Beths should stick together. I also have a Shih Tzu, our third, actually, and his name is Max, he is almost 3 years old, and he is the quintessential Shih Tzu, full of love and fun and he places himself firmly in your heart. I also have Mr. Jiggs, who is a Clumber Spaniel/Samoyed cross. He is the first boy dog we ever had and he is such a wonderful friend and companion. We love both our boys so much. I don't get online much, but I think about Maui and want to check on her. My first Shih Tzu, Precious, lived to be 18 and losing her was almost more than we could bear. She will always be resting comfortably in our hearts.