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TomSlick

(11,278 posts)
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 09:35 PM Jan 2024

I collected my inheritance this afternoon.

My father recently died. My mother wanted shed of his two little Shih Tzus. So, we brought them home today.

Our dogs seem to have accepted them into the pack and they are loving the attention they have missed during Dad's decline.

They're sweet little dogs and will have a comfortable life. We will have two more members to an already too large collection of cats and dogs.

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I collected my inheritance this afternoon. (Original Post) TomSlick Jan 2024 OP
congratulations debm55 Jan 2024 #1
They are darling dogs. I wish you much joy of them. tblue37 Jan 2024 #2
Very kind of you to take them in! hauckeye Jan 2024 #3
There was no choice. TomSlick Jan 2024 #4
Of course. Exactly what many of us here would do. blm Jan 2024 #8
You are a wonderful human being... nocoincidences Jan 2024 #10
You had a choice duhneece Jan 2024 #34
Condolences on your Dad's passing. Glad you were able to take in his beloved pets. Fla Dem Jan 2024 #5
I am sure they will enjoy the attention and care. Irish_Dem Jan 2024 #6
One of them is sitting beside me now having her head scratched. TomSlick Jan 2024 #13
I am sure they are enjoying all of it. Irish_Dem Jan 2024 #18
The TomSlick zoo . Permanut Jan 2024 #7
Tom, so sorry to hear about your Dad. COL Mustard Jan 2024 #9
Well you are now rich(er) Sucha NastyWoman Jan 2024 #11
We've been dog and cat poor for years. TomSlick Jan 2024 #14
Sorry you lost your dad SouthernDem4ever Jan 2024 #12
Please accept my condolences for your loss, and my congratulations for your gain! n/t malthaussen Jan 2024 #15
Not an inheritance to pad the bank account but their are two more little heads to scratch. TomSlick Jan 2024 #16
Good on you for stepping up... Ferryboat Jan 2024 #17
My Dad adopted two shelter cats after Mom died.. raising2moredems Jan 2024 #25
My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father Docreed2003 Jan 2024 #19
This is heartwarming birdographer Jan 2024 #20
you would be surprized what animals know. They feel the pain of their owners demigoddess Jan 2024 #21
So sorry about your dad. I can relate. G2theD Jan 2024 #22
It's OK, they're small, they don;t eat much Warpy Jan 2024 #23
i'm very sorry about your dad orleans Jan 2024 #24
The are 11 years old. We already had a beagle and a small wired-haired terrier of some sort. TomSlick Jan 2024 #40
Sorry for your loss, but they ended up in the exact place they needed to be. You are lucky and blessed, also. marble falls Jan 2024 #26
I think you, and your gesture, is just so sweet CatWoman Jan 2024 #27
Awwww! Kudos to you for stepping up, the pups sound just adorable! Rhiannon12866 Jan 2024 #28
The riches you have are priceless. Bluethroughu Jan 2024 #29
When you have time, photos, please. sinkingfeeling Jan 2024 #30
You are a great person to take charge of peacebuzzard Jan 2024 #31
i am so sorry for the loss of your dad. and a shih tzu is the best inheritance of all dawn5651 Jan 2024 #32
A wonderful inheritance! Goddessartist Jan 2024 #33
You are a good man. CrispyQ Jan 2024 #35
Condolences and thank you from your dad and me and DUers. twodogsbarking Jan 2024 #36
Now you are "rich" indeed. Thank you for taking on these loving little doggies that Backseat Driver Jan 2024 #37
My condolences on the passing of your father. Niagara Jan 2024 #38
Condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a good soul to care so for the two doggies. MLAA Jan 2024 #39
I've always been a dad to larger dogs ... labs, and golden retrievers, but ... 11 Bravo Jan 2024 #41
you are AWESOME! Evolve Dammit Jan 2024 #42

TomSlick

(11,278 posts)
4. There was no choice.
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 09:41 PM
Jan 2024

My father loved them. He adopted them too late in life but they gave him much joy.

They have earned a decent retirement.

nocoincidences

(2,263 posts)
10. You are a wonderful human being...
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 09:48 PM
Jan 2024

give yourself the credit.

Look around at the assholes who seem to be increasing in number, and understand that you are one of the loving good guys.

It's not a small deed at all in an increasingly nasty world.

Irish_Dem

(52,647 posts)
6. I am sure they will enjoy the attention and care.
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 09:44 PM
Jan 2024

Congratulations on the new family members.
I am sure your father would have been very pleased.

TomSlick

(11,278 posts)
13. One of them is sitting beside me now having her head scratched.
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 09:55 PM
Jan 2024

It's been too long since they have had human attention. Dad had a long decline and Mom has no use for dogs.

The wee beastie is due a petting.

Irish_Dem

(52,647 posts)
18. I am sure they are enjoying all of it.
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 10:07 PM
Jan 2024

The little doggies did so much for your father in his final years.
They do deserve a good retirement and sounds like they are getting it!
I wonder if they are like my little Maltese, who is my constant companion.

Ferryboat

(950 posts)
17. Good on you for stepping up...
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 10:06 PM
Jan 2024

Pets get overlooked and abandoned when their center of existence dissappear.

Too have so much empathy to take in one more to an already large
pack. Hats off to you and your significant other.

raising2moredems

(657 posts)
25. My Dad adopted two shelter cats after Mom died..
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 12:09 AM
Jan 2024

Caring for them if he outlives them is on the top of my list. Going back to the shelter would just be plain cruel.

Docreed2003

(17,103 posts)
19. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 10:30 PM
Jan 2024

Bless you and your new pups. We love shih Tzus in our house and have had two. They are such sweet and loyal dogs, and fiercely protective of their people!

birdographer

(1,591 posts)
20. This is heartwarming
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 10:55 PM
Jan 2024

I am sorry for your loss of your father, of course. You have done such a wonderful thing to give his dogs homes, I can't even express this adequately. The little ones don't know what has happened, this must all be puzzling to them and a bit scary. You have earned some major karma for what you have done.

demigoddess

(6,653 posts)
21. you would be surprized what animals know. They feel the pain of their owners
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 11:10 PM
Jan 2024

and even people who are nearby. We adopted a cat once, and the first night he curled up to my daughter's painful scoliosis back. He also spent a lot of time entertaining her, just to make her laugh. We were very sad to lose him.

G2theD

(594 posts)
22. So sorry about your dad. I can relate.
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 11:13 PM
Jan 2024

I’ve owned a Shih-Tzu and they are a trip. But they are also super lovable.
RIP Duke. Good boy!!

Warpy

(112,174 posts)
23. It's OK, they're small, they don;t eat much
Sat Jan 13, 2024, 11:57 PM
Jan 2024

You might have been in trouble with a couple of huskies.

orleans

(34,296 posts)
24. i'm very sorry about your dad
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 12:05 AM
Jan 2024

and i'm so glad you took those little dogs.

now i'm wondering how old they are, and what other breed of dogs you have.

and if you're in a cold area, (with the wind chills below zero), keep an eye on them when they go outside. i've had little dogs since i was 15 and they'll go out in the snow and freeze up, holding up a paw. i remember running out to rescue them numerous times. that was when i had a big fenced in yard. now i'm in a condo so i'm out with my little one on a leash and i can usually convince her to go back to the door to go in.

TomSlick

(11,278 posts)
40. The are 11 years old. We already had a beagle and a small wired-haired terrier of some sort.
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 03:18 PM
Jan 2024

The new dogs have made it clear they are inside dogs. They will not walk out on their own and have to be carried. They then quickly do their business and bark to come in.

marble falls

(59,576 posts)
26. Sorry for your loss, but they ended up in the exact place they needed to be. You are lucky and blessed, also.
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 12:14 AM
Jan 2024

Rhiannon12866

(211,978 posts)
28. Awwww! Kudos to you for stepping up, the pups sound just adorable!
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 12:58 AM
Jan 2024

And I can identify, when my uncle died, I adopted his two cats after his unpleasant second wife wanted to drop them off at some shelter. So my cousin traveled from her home in Connecticut to my uncle's in New Jersey, picked up the two kitties, and brought them to me in New York. She already had three cats and they got on fine with my two dogs. We also come from a family of animal lovers.

peacebuzzard

(5,207 posts)
31. You are a great person to take charge of
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 01:35 AM
Jan 2024

Your dad’s prized possessions. Your dad was a great person too, I am so sorry for your loss and pain. Thank you for being an angel to the lost little souls. Sweet ending of your dad’s life on earth;

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
33. A wonderful inheritance!
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 10:20 AM
Jan 2024

I love cat dogs! I had Lhasa's way back when. Shih Tzus are so adorable. Condolences on your Dad's transition.

Backseat Driver

(4,486 posts)
37. Now you are "rich" indeed. Thank you for taking on these loving little doggies that
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 11:44 AM
Jan 2024

were beloved of your dad...may they help you find comfort in your grief; my condolences.

MLAA

(17,637 posts)
39. Condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a good soul to care so for the two doggies.
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 02:46 PM
Jan 2024

It’s wonderful that they were accepted so readily by the rest of the pack.

11 Bravo

(23,962 posts)
41. I've always been a dad to larger dogs ... labs, and golden retrievers, but ...
Sun Jan 14, 2024, 05:31 PM
Jan 2024

my brother-in-law has been involved in a Shih Tzu rescue group for years (often having as many as four at the same time) and I have to admit, they are some cute little boogers.

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