Tuesday, May 23, 2006


I have attached a pic of my Chow, Rex.

We adopted him from the local spca. The previous owner left him there because he was fighting w/ his other male chow (both were not neutered). Rex is about 16 years old, extrememely hard of hearing and has cataracts in both eyes. He lost his hearing from repeated seizures. we think this was the real reason the previous owner gave him up. the vet doesn't know the cause. Rex is still the sweetest chow ever. He will gently take food from your hand when offered. My husband discovered Rex has a love of potato chips (thank goodness they share a bag only on rare occasions). Rex seems to be a bit vain and loves to look at himself after grooming. As you can see by his pic he really is a pretty boy. he has been such a blessing to our family. ~Shirley


Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

Morning Everyone! Sorry, no time, but my daughter is graduating pre-school today!!!! So I won't be around! Sorry, kat! I had wanted to comment on CotD, but I only had time enough to go on 1 site, and I needed to post!

momsbusy, it was so great of you to take in Rex even though he had medical problems! You are the best type of pet owner!!! Yay for Shirley!!!!!!!!!

See everyone tomorrow!!!! (Bye, Fuzz Pack!)

9:08 AM  
Anonymous donna said...

I agree, that is so wonderful of you to give Rex a home. He looks more like a lion in this picture; all shaved up :-)

Our neighbors have two chows, both rescue dogs. They are very well-behaved dogs. However, I think our neighbors indulge them a bit too much as they are both rather large (the dogs, not the neighbors LOL)...and it's not all fur though there is plenty of that too.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Shirley, I love REX! We had a Chow that we rescued, his name was Buddy! Buddy was black and when he had his summer cut, he looked just like Rex! We got Buddy when he was 13. He was in such bad shape, all we could do was make him comfortable. He loved our oldest son, who was an infant at the time, and would lay next to him on the floor. There is so much more I'd like to share about him but this isn't about Buddy, it's about Rex. What I really wanted to tell you is that Rex is doing so well. He is old by Chow standards. Buddy only lived to be 14 but what a wonderful year we had with him!!!!! Rex is such a beautiful boy and I'm so happy that you found each other!!!! Thanks for sharing and bringing back such happy memories of my Buddy! :)

11:39 AM  
Anonymous casper's mom said...

I agree, so great that you took Rex in and gave him love.

My Dad, years ago, had a dog that was part Chow and part husky and was red and beautiful like Rex. My Dad would sit in the back yard and King would sit next to him while Dad rubbed and petted and spoke loving words. Mom and Dad went somewhere one day and when they got back King was dead laying in his spot next to the chair. I can't remember how old King was when he passed but it seemed like he was around forever. I think, like Rex he lived beyond the years a chow usually lives. Thinking about it, I think he lived to 17. Can't be sure though.

Thank you for sharing Rex with us Shirley. He looks like he returns his love to you. He has a right to be vain, a very handsome boy indeed.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Wow, Shirley. He looks yellow in this pic! I love his little...er big purple tongue sticking out! Cute! And his tail! It looks like a feather duster! So great he got his forever home w/you! Hi Rex!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

I love Chows! They have soft fuzzy ears and I like to hug them around their big furry necks. Rex is lovely. I'm glad he has such a loving family to care for him now.

2:00 PM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

thanks everyone for all the kind comments about rex. he really has been a wonderful addition to our family. of course the picture was taken when he didn't have any grey around his muzzle. he still looks good for an old man though. I feel sorry for him not being able to see very well. i know he misses chasing birds and those rotten old squirrels out of the yard.

9:21 PM  

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