Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Show & Tail: Meet my Gizzy boy - again!

I'm joining in Tuesday's Show & Tail with Angela today - please visit her blog called West Virginia Treasures, to read the rules and join in the party!

This is my first time participating, but to me it's business as usual, because I talk about my boy so much anyway that it won't seem any different to you guys!

I'll start out by talking about his stats:

Name(s): Gizmo, Gizzy, Gizzyfur, the Giz, the boy, momma's peekaboo and more

Born on Nov. 1. 1997 to Sire Mighty Alex and Dam Mart's Babydoll Patches he is a Pedigreed Pekingese in white/biscuit parti color. 

He was named Zeus by his first human parents, but when I adopted him (at the age of three) I could see that he is not a Zeus, but a Gizmo. He's not even a dog. He doesn't know what a dog does and how a dog lives....he's just a little Gizmo that thinks life's a bed of roses consisting of walks, ducks, treats, toys and long naps in soft, pink beds...and me, of course - after all every Gizmo needs a slave mommy who loves him and spoils him rotten.

Strange thing, that years later, I discovered that his previous owners were actually tossing names around for him and one of them was Gizmo, so this name bounced back to him through me.

I have never owned a male dog before Gizzy and never a pug nosed dog - all my previous dogs where females with long noses, you know, proper dogs (LOL) - just kidding! Gizzy behaves exactly the way he is supposed to based on his breed.

PEKINGESE, aka Lion dog, Foo Dog or Pelchie dog

The Peke, despite his petiteness, is courageous and bold. His independence and confidence should imply combativeness rather than delicacy. The dog is accustomed to being unchallenged and foremost in his master's eyes. His coat requires extensive grooming. (from the Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds by A. De Prisco and J.B. Johnson) --- and that's my boy to the T!

Gizzy is a very entertaining and versatile dog. He lets me do anything to him, but he is quirky with strangers to the point of being down-right rude sometimes - very un-Southern, you might say!

Here are a few photos of his various personalities:

Babushka Gizzy

Looking like a Sheik after his bath

Being mommy's bumble boy

This outfit has brought him two trophies at the Honey Bee Festival

My trophy boy's wall

Looking cool in his Clifford sunglasses

Being a lazy boy on the La-Z-Boy snuggling with his ducky

Christmas Gizzy

Pleading Gizzy "let me outaheeeeeere!"

Banks Lake Gizzy

Napping Gizzy (almost)

Upside down Gizzy

Gizzy's "planter" pose


Done swinging

Riding on momma's walker around the lake

Gizzy, the explorer - hitting the nature trails!

Life must be wonderful if you're a Gizzy...I sure hope he thinks so, because I want him to enjoy this ride for as long as we can - we're a team!


Anonymous said...

He's just the sweetest thing EVAH!

Ginny said...

Wonderful moods of Gizzy! And now I know why he is named that, I had been going to ask you. My very favorite is snuggling with his ducky, that one is just adorable!!

marianne said...

Oh my Gosh!!!!!!!
What a gallery of wonderful pictures!!!
I just looked at them with my son and he thought Gizzy was soooo cute. Well he is of course!
Great post Doris!

have a nice day!

babymotte said...

meine Güte...sei froh das Du sooooo weit weg bist ,Gizzy würde ich mir mit nach Hause nehmen....wie süüüß...
Lasse Dir allerliebste Kommentare hier,danke das Du immer so liebe Grüße bei mir auf dem Blog lässt :O)
ich drücke Dich ...HEIKE

Krafty Max Originals said...

Once again Gizzy shows us why he is #1 in your heart. He looks so handsome in all those photos!!! Hope to see you soon Gizzy!!

Marion said...

Dear Doris,

beautiful Photos of lovely Gizzy!!!

Ich schicke Dir viele liebe Grüße und drücke den kleinen Gizzy Liebling ganz doll von mir...

Hab noch einen schönen Tag und zeig weiter so wunderschöne Fotos,


varunner said...

What a personality! The pic of Gizzy in the swings cracked me up! :-)

gin said...

what a great portfolio of Gizzy. I could just cuddle him up!!

Jules said...

I am absolutely in love with your Gizmo now! LOL...He definitely shows his personality through those pictures. I love the bumble bee costume.

Anke said...

He's a cutie for sure. I'm glad you two found each other. :-)

~Niki~ said...

We adopted a Pekingese for the first time over 10 years ago now. His name was Teddy. He had lots of problems. Anywho, ever since that time we've fallen in love with Pekes and I think now that's the only dog I will ever own. We now own Sasha and Jese. She is 5, he is 4. They are the swwtest dogs. Except our Sasha barks a LOT. We've tried everything it seems. I really need to post more pics of them.

The Boston Lady said...

I just love Gizzy! You have showcased his many personalities so well. I must say I'm partial to "Babushka Gizzy", just because. Your post brought a huge smile to my face and I can see why you are a Bulldog after reading the apt description! Ann

AkasaWolfSong said...

I just love that darned Gizz! He He He...seriously I just got all teared up...I'm so happy you have him Doris! You are the Perfect Pair! I simply love the top pic of him on the log. Beautiful!

Love and Blessings, Sister!

Home In The Hollow said...

You are right! After looking at those pictures, he is NOT a Zeus. He is a Gizmo, Gizzy! Great job Mom!...:)JP

gin said...

Hi Doris, I did the dog quiz from your side bar. And I am a German Shepherd. You are of German decent, and now I find out I am part German!
(ok, silly I know.) But I love German Shepherds, we had German Shepherds as our pet dogs when I was kid at home.

Angela said...

Oh my gosh! Gizzy is just so adorable in all of those pictures! It's hard for me to pick a favorite. He looks like he absolutely loves getting dressed up and posing pretty for you too! That is just sweet!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

sprinkles said...

He's just the cutest! I love those pictures of him in the swing. I can't imagine my boys letting me swing them like that.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a great post! We loved the upside down Gizzy and the planter pose:) We loved seeing the many side of Gizmo.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

I Wonder Wye said...

The honey bee - the Santa pose -- the walker shot -- those were the bomb!! He is a darling boy -- who landed in a tub of butter, the old Southern saying for being very well off to have a doting and devoted mommy! We love our Gizzy -- keep the photos coming. I am in a quandary you know all about -- a beautiful longhaired black cat has decided he wants to be adopted by us -- yikes. He is very friendly -- aside from my sweet boy Lenny, the three girls are not at all interested in an addition to the home...

Chatty Crone said...

Doris - he is the cutest dog in the whole world (except for Disco of course). I love all his pictures!


Pammy Sue said...

Your baby is so precious, and you see like a really good mommie for him. He's lucky to have you. He sounds like he's as spoiled as mine are...and that's VERY SPOILED! They give it back in love 10 fold, don't they?

Caroline said...

OMG! I can't decide which pic is the cutest, he is a darling lil doggie!

jewelry by NaLa said...

I was enjoying Gizzy's pictures and the captions so much, I didn't realize I was sitting here with a huge smile on my face the whole time ... until I noticed my cheeks hurt! ;)

meeyeehere said...

hGizzy sure is a fantastic guy! I love the swinging,thats so cute! I must admit I laughed and so did my mom. I Love your wonderful Gizzy! LONG LIVE GIZZY!!!
My Jack did enjoy the books very much but I am enjoying the cleany thingies the most I do believe! Thank you so much for everything.
Did you have a nice Christmas?? Hope so.
You are the best Dear Doris!

Annie said...

Gizzy is just so darn cute. And he seems to love all the posing and attention he gets. What a joyful little guy.

Jennifer said...

Ahhhh - what personality! Makes me fall in love all over again - dogs rock don't they! Jennifer

Samantha G said...

Yaaaayyyy! A post full of Gizzy! I can't get enough of him :) what an excellent collection of some of his various personalities!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, those are some great photos of your cutie pa-tootie!

Deborah said...

I love Gizzy! I love all his outfits!

glor said...

What a wonderful post. I can see Gizzy is loving life largely. Funny how one of the names was the original owners was Gizmo was meant to be.