Keiko Shih Tzu


New Blanket
December 1, 2013, 1:57 pm
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I got a new blanket for Keiko and Mia, they both loved it.



Save the hair
July 31, 2013, 5:55 pm
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After a week on vacation I come back to find out that Keiko got some skin fungus, some type of allergic reaction or ringworm, we don’t know yet is some big red spots with lots of itchy that was making Keiko scratch a lot. Really concern about it I went to the ER and the veterinarian suggested to cut Keiko’s hair to put some antibiotics, I was in shock…imagine how long would take to grow back, I asked for another alternative and she give me some cream to stop the itch while I go to Keiko’s regular vet, so I used and the itching stopped right away and didn’t spread any more. Today we went to Keiko’s vet and she suggested a medical shampoo the will help stop whatever fungus that was and they are also doing some “fungus culture” to find what was it. In ten days from today they will have the result and we hope that is nothing to worry about, at less Keiko is doing well now and I don’t have to cut he’s hair anymore.

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Keiko’s Puppyhood – First time on the snow.
March 9, 2013, 4:25 pm
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From the old folder of Keiko’s puppyhood, I found this video and I’ll like to share it with you.
It was November 2010, Keiko was only 12 weeks old and seven days after he come home we had the first snow fall of the season. He had so much fun with the soft and fresh snow, it was something new for my little guy he even try to eat it.
Keiko looks so cute in this video, like a little fluffy fur ball.



Keiko’s friend
March 2, 2013, 5:16 pm
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Keiko has a really good friend. Is a female chihuahua named Chispita which stands for Sparkly in English. Unfortunately Keiko wasn’t around at this time to play with and she got mad of me!

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Puppy Paw Bow Tie
February 22, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Just wearing a simple puppy paw bow tie.

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Why Keiko? (English)
February 20, 2013, 7:39 pm
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A question that a lot of people ask is…from where I got the name Keiko for my Shih Tzu?  The answer is easy, but finding the name was not it easy.   This took several weeks like when a couple is going to have a baby and wants a very special name.

We all know the Free Willy movie that was a blockbuster in the 90’s that helped to create conscience about orcas in captivity.  Well, the orca that stars on the film was named Keiko and this orca was in captivity in a theme park in Mexico City called “Reino Aventura” which all we know now as “Six Flags Mexico City”.   A group of activists formed The Free Willy Keiko Foundation to remove Keiko from the swimming pool where she lived and take her to a bigger aquarium in Oregon (in the US) where she would be trained to be independent.   They hoped to release Keiko to the open sea.   The program was successful, but Keiko passed away a few years later from respiratory problems.   The Free Willy Keiko Foundation continues working to help other species that are in the same circumstances.

This is why I chose the name Keiko for my Shih Tzu puppy, in honor of the orca who I have always been a big fan of.   In addition, the Shih Tzu is a Chinese breed and I wanted an Asian name to go with the breed aspect.   Keiko is a Japanese name, but it sounds pretty and I like the meaning, “Happy child”.  Although in some sites they said it means “Blessed Child”, the first option is more convincing.   Well, my puppy end up with that name and the truth is that it has fit really well because he is like a blessed happy boy all the time.

More information about Keiko the orca go to http://www.Keiko.com



Puffy Keiko
February 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
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Español

En este video puedes ver como queda el cabello de Keiko despues de bañarlo y secarlo, claro que aqui todavia le falta su copete para que pueda limpiar el pelo de sus ojos! pronto publicare videos del proceso…bañar,secar,peinar.

English

In this video you can see how Keiko’s hair looks after bathing and drying, here I still need to clean the hair from his eyes so he can see! soon I will publishes videos of the process … wash, dry, comb.