Linda created the above portrait of Snuggles from this photo that I sent her. This picture was taken 14 years ago in 1995, just after Snuggles had his Halloween grooming and was looking quite dapper in his orange bow.
Chris and I had Snuggles from a puppy and he holds the destinction of being the first dog we ever owned together. When we were getting married my parents asked us what we would like as a wedding present and I knew beyond a doubt, we wanted a Shih Tzu. Weeks later, my parents arrived at our house holding a cardboard box which contained the sweetest little gold and white Shih Tzu puppy. From that day on, he shared our lives with us and brought us so much joy. Snugs is no longer with us, he passed away 9 years ago but to this day, he is never far from our minds or hearts. I have photos of him all over our house and because of that, every day I still get to look into that sweet little face. This portrait is a most special birthday present to myself...one Chris and I will both treasure forever.