Panda was almost 15 and a Japanese Chin. I raised her parents. Sadly she passed away last Friday in my arms on my birthday.
Having Panda for almost 15 years. She was one of my greatest gifts of love. She was born on Valentines Day 1995. She loved riding in the car, Animal Planet and snuggling in the recliner. Her favorite treats were carrots and Cheerios.
Having lost Panda this Christmas season has made me quite sad living alone, but I'm looking to adopt after the New Year and love another fur baby for as long as I can.
Merry Christmas to all, Sandie.
By Keeper from NC
Panda Bear is 13 years old and a Japanese Chin. I bred her parents.
She likes to look cute and sleep.
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She looks all ready for the Halloween fun (10/30/2008)
By ruth langdon
Well, we ALL like to look cute or sleep... LOL
She's adorable and I just love her little costume. She's a little cutie. (10/30/2008)
Thanks Vic and Ruth..I'm working up the courage for a CHRISTmas photo.Dressing her is like putting clothes on a bowl of jello. (10/30/2008)
Keeper - she is a cutie as always. Dressing her is like putting clothes on a bowl of Jell-O? Funny. I hope you do make her a Christmas outfit. Can't wait to see it.
What a doll. Daniel loves the photo. Please don't make her dress like Santa. His rear end is much larger than hers. (10/30/2008)
She looks absolutely beautiful. I hope I wasn't too late. Tell Panda she should sign up to model more often! (10/30/2008)
My two girls have the Christmas gift under the tree that panda sent them from the USA all the way to UK, and they said they will cherish that gift as it was posted before we lost little panda. She was cute on web cam.
My cujo was like that...around for all of my grandson's life of 18 years. He was not even born when we got Cujo from the shelter in Salem OR, and was as much of a joy to me as Panda Bear was to you.
Isn't it a wonder how they capture our heart? Remember, like money and time and sleep, you can replentish but never replace. Your new baby will keep you from being lonely and that is the best gift you can give to PB's memory.
They will always be with us.
I hope this helps you while you grieve.When I lose someone dear to me-human or non- human-and those times hit me when the grief just overwhelms me, I always think of how they felt when I loved them. I mean, with my daddy, I think about how he was comforted when I prayed with him, and how he must have felt to have me there to pray for him. The same with other people, and now that I am facing losing my very old, blind Spitz, I am grieving in advance. But I think how terrified he was the day I got him from the situation he was found in, and how he grew to trust me, how he learned my hand was always a comfort and not to be feared, and how it must have felt to him to know he never had to be afraid again!I always try to show all the love I can, and it is so good to realize the memory of the love I give to others can come back and comfort me!
Take a moment to really think about how Panda Bear felt to be loved by you,and how happy she was with you,and see if it doesn't make you feel better,too!
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Keeper from NC
Oh, what a sweetie! (01/23/2008)
If you are looking for a breeder try Nextdaypets.com. Great web site to find a new dog. (01/23/2008)
She is beautiful! I had no idea that the Japanese Chin was so small. I always associated them with the Chinese Pekingnese which is much larger. Is she blind, or is that a trick of the camera? I had a pekingnese who went blind and his eyes turned a beautiful shade of blue all over like that. Thanks for sharing, and God bless you. (01/23/2008)
Oh, Panda bear looks like a well loved baby.
We just got our little Chin (Wendy )in Decenber, she will be 4 months old. She is at 5.1 lbs and hoping she doesn't get much larger. Do you know at what age they are full grown?
She is a sweetie also.
Not a chin, but we do have a 1 eyed Shih Tzu Rescue who looks as sweet as yours! :) He's a bit bigger, 15 lbs. We'd never owned a small dog before, always had Mastiff's, but this little guy has stolen our hearts. Enjoy your baby. (01/24/2008)
What adorable doggies.
I believe a few dogs have blue eyes naturally, but older dogs' eyes can turn a milky blue when they get cataracts. That happened to my terriers. (01/24/2008)
cell(guest), hope you are back and reading this. Wendy is going to break your heart, laugh, For more info on our furbabies type in AKC,put in J Chin...or just google.I'm curious to know where you got Wendy, I regrettably got Panda fixed. I wished I'd let her have one litter. I think,normal weight is around 10lbs. Pls.keep in touch. (01/24/2008)
We purchased Wendy at the one place we didn't want to, must have been meant to be, a pet store. First I saw her, then the hubby fell for her. 3 more visits and while I was at work, he went and got her. She is from 3 generations of champions, or so the papers say. We don't plan to breed her, though I can imagine it would be fun to see little ones from the start. We'd had a Shi-Tzu who lived to be 20 and lost him 6 mo.s ago. Swore no more pets, but as they say, never say never. (01/24/2008)
|Panda Bear (Japanese Chin)|
Panda Bear is 13 years and a "Japanese Chin". I got Panda's Mom, Skoshi and Dad, Typhoon as a Christmas gift in 1992. Skoshi had 2 litters and Panda came from the 2nd, in 1995. Though they're not a well known breed, they should be. I've had Chihuahuas and Poodles as well as several large dogs in my long lifetime. I much prefer a lapdog. Chins are extremely comical, loyal and ask nothing but to be loved.
Panda's favorite trick is looking cute! Loves car rides and wakes me in the morning by walking up my chest and sitting til I wake up. Thank goodness she only weighs 5lbs. She loves to go outside only to turn right around and come back in for a treat. We used to watch Animal Planet faithfully however her very limited eyesight now makes it impossible. She still gives "high fives", shakes with her paw. Her fake cough! is the best trick. She coughs til you pat her on the back.
Panda and I share the same home and I can't tell you in words the constant joy (her breed) she's been in my sometimes trying life.
By Keeper from NC
ahhh my little cutie as always. (01/13/2009)
How sweet, little Panda's pic made it on the internet. She's the best "fur-neice" I've ever had!
Love, Aunt Jane (01/13/2009)
I think she's adorable Keeper you are fortunate to have her (01/13/2009)
They have developed cataract surgery. Please get you beloved furbaby sugery. (01/14/2009)
cutie and a sweetie...ahh!
Thank you all for your kind words.Due to Panda's age,she's not a great candidate for cataract surgery and money is tight as we all know.However she does everything as though she were sighted.We just don't rearrange the furniture any more.:D (01/20/2009)