As Spring falls upon us we introduce a little ray of sunshine in the form of a sweet pup called Tenzin. When coming up with our latest featured critter, Tenzin’s name came up over and over. He’s won the hearts of all of us here and no doubt many others.
Breed: Tibetan Terrier
Likes: belly rubs, all humans, any soft item to curl up on, all food including broccoli and cauliflower stems, running like crazy the first block of his walk
Dislikes: ear washes, spending time alone, long stretches between walks (unless cuddling), getting wet
Her human companion Sandy was generous enough to share this story:
“We adopted Tenzin from the Dog Spot Rescue in Vacaville. On meeting, amid a flurry of dogs, he immediately sat down next to us and leaned in, our first inkling of his calm, affectionate nature. He didn’t look much like a “Jack Frost,” so we changed his name to Tenzin to honor his Tibetan roots. He’s been the perfect dog: lots of fun—especially the way he skitters on the floor in anticipation of a walk—but also a cozy sleeping companion for our daughter. His soulful eyes are hard to resist! He even tried, from the moment he arrived, to make friends with our cat, Willy.
In one circumstance only do we see another side of Tenzin. When Willy gets in a spat with another cat, he becomes Knight Tenzin—tall, erect, off to save the day. Willy is non-committal, perhaps even disdainful, about his protectorate, but Tenzin is proud to do battle. “
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