These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And She Is .....

This is Lola. But you knew that.

I know she is part Shih Tzu and part Terrier, but I've been unsure what kind of terrier.

My first guess was Westie.

And then I looked at the Jack Russell, and I thought, maybe ....

But I'm definitely back to Westie.

So what do you think?

As she has aged, her body has become thicker or more sturdy, and her legs are more proportionate with the Westie. It is easy to sort out the features of the Shih Tzu from the various Terrier characteristics, but the Terrier characteristics are more difficult to define. Such as the ears.... clearly ST. The nose .... Terrier, but which? It definitely looks more like the W than the JR. Her coat .... a cross between ST & Westie, with no resemblance to the JR. Her tail is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Westie, curlier than the W, but not as full as the ST. Her general build, as mentioned above, is more like the W with some ST characteristics than the JR.

Yeah, I'm calling her a Tzu-West. Case closed.


  1. I'm gonna go with the Tzu-West.
    But no matter what she is, she is a cutie!

  2. Hear, hear!

    And yes, she's a cutie, but a handful, too. A sweet handful, but much like a willful 3 year old! I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world!

  3. I can hardly wait for you to meet her! Hey, just a couple months now!! WooHoo!

  4. my sister had her dog's dna tested to check for his heritage.

  5. Whatever she is- she is totally adorable :) Have you seen my facebook puppy? He's a JRT. A virtual pet is all I have time for right now :(

  6. Yankeegirl, I did see your virtual puppy and he is cute! Hey, if you have time for a virtual pet, good! We takes what we gets, don't we? :D And thanks, I think my Lola is precious.

  7. Oops, Mary, I skipped you! I'd love to know about a couple of my dogs, but sheesh! No, I won't pay for their "pedigree."


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