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An ode to Pekes (small dogs with large personalities)

Bear is the name of my Peke. He’s 5 years old, and has lived with me for about 4.5 years.

For all intents and purposes, I am a complete cat person, always have been. Cats have interesting personalities and don’t take much in the way of guff (Except for Big Kitteh who enjoys being spanked, weirdo that he is). Plus, they stay inside and make good lap warmers.

I always thought dogs just asked for too dang much. Feed me, play with me, take me outside in the rain and stand there with me until I ultimately decide it’s not time to go just yet, wake up at 4 am when I finally decide it’s time for me to go outside, you know how it is.

When I was doing research on the Pekingese breed before taking him in, I wasn’t all that confident about the mission. Based on what I read, Pekes were apparently prone to health issues and always needed to go to the vet, the hair thing is a big issue, they’re stubborn and won’t do what you want them to do, they don’t play well with other animals, etc. etc. etc.

Perhaps Bear is an odd duck (or Peke, as it were), because he’s been quite healthy *knock on wood*, not too stubborn, and is a complete cat luvah. He has never had an unkind word against any feline, even if one of them takes a swipe.

So, in the end, this cat person has adjusted into a more hybrid state of being. Cat/Dog. That’s how things should be.

A Pensive Peke

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