Legends of the Pekingese

The Common Legend:

A lion and a marmoset fell in love. But the lion was too large. The lion went to the Buddha and told him of his woes. The Buddha allowed the lion to shrink down to the size of the marmoset. The Pekingese is the result.

A lesser know Legend:
A lion fell in love with a butterfly. But the butterfly and lion knew the difference in size was too much to overcome. Together they went to see the Buddha, who allowed their size to meet in the middle. From this, the Pekingese was created.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pekes and You Pekingese Rescue

Hi friends,
A couple of months ago I "met" online Natalie Seibert, the founder of Pekes and You Pekingese Rescue.  This organizaton is based in the OKC, OK area and is focused on rescuing Pekingese and placing them in furever homes.  Her team has pulled more than several dozen in 4 months and placed more than half already.  She's doing amazing work and I've been honored that she has trusted me to help her with DFW pulls and transports. 

Becaue there are so many Pekingese angels in the DFW area she has asked me to be her DFW contact and I couldn't be more honored.  It's going to be a busy next few week getting things started but I'm really excited.  Thanks Nat for letting me help you and helping me live my dream.


More news to come as this effort gets started.  Wish me luck!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Update on Lucky

Lucky was adopted today!!!!!!!!  Congratulations Lucky- may you have a wonderful life in your fur-ever home!  XOXO

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A newly groomed King

Hello friends,
King had his first formal grooming this week and looks so handsome.  I couldn't resist sharing these pictures.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


King is doing well and his eye is improving each day.  The redness has subsided and the bluish hue is fading some.  Thank you for all of your prayers and positive energy - we just may be able to save the eye!

His cough is still present but not as bad as before.  I feel comfortable letting him out of the crate to roam with the girls.  They are so cute - they walk in groups throughout the house.  I call it the Puppy Parade. 

King has learned how to use the dog door and is coming in and out on his own - so pleased to know he really is housebroken.  He is relatively quiet and getting used to the sounds of our home.  From time to time he'll bark but stops when I ask him to.  I just wish my dear Sandy would learn to stop barking!

Here are pictures from last night...

Lots of love,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Update on Charlie

Little Charlie has been adopted into a fur-ever home in the DFW area!  His Mommy has another Peke and they have become quick friends!  Congratulations Charlie!!!

Saturday Morning with Doc

Hi dear friends,
We wanted to share some images of our morning with you.  Four of our girls needed their annual exams and shots.  Always an interesting trip when taking multiples to the vet!

Ginger (left) and Sandy (right) patiently waiting for someone to come in and greet them.  (Ginger seems to be getting quite a bum on her these days! I see a diet in her future.)

Fawn refused to look...she tried to pretend that she didn't want to be there or see anyone but...

in the end she couldn't resist watching the door too.  The girls know they'll get lots of love from the team at Bridge Street Animal Clinic.
Even little Pepper came out of hiding when she heard everyone getting closer!

Best wishes,
Jennie and the girls

Friday, June 17, 2011


Hello friends,
I'd like to introduce you to King.  King is my new foster and will be staying with me until he finds a furever home.  He's a sweet male Pom / Peke mix that is approximately 3 years old.  He made his way to my home through a sad series of events. 

Somewhere in his life he became a stray and living on the streets has given him an appearance of a much older dog.  He is underweight, instinctively hides food (buries it under his pillow in the crate) and is somewhat timid.  Around May 25th he was struck by a car; lucky for him the incident was witnessed by a wonderful rescuer, Sarah, who also volunteers at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter.  She took him in and they began caring for him but due to his injuries they would only release to a rescue.  Sarah and I corresponded A LOT trying to find a rescue for him and in the end, she pulled him (she has a 501C rescue group named Forgotten Tails) and is allowing me to foster him.  She is his guardian angel I believe.

So King's eye was injured during the accident and sadly he hasn't any sight in it.  I fear it will need to be removed.  He's adjusting though and starting to get better at not walking into things like the wall.  Poor baby.  Lastly, this little angel developed kennel cough while in the shelter.  Not uncommon but what a challenge to fight.  He's been coughing non-stop for a week and I can't seem to sleep more than a foot away from him each night.  Scratching his chest seems to relax him and ease the cough.

Are you curious of how he's named King?  Well....the day I picked him up a friend and I turned around after he sneezed.  For a moment the fur on his head was standing straight up (combination of the AC and the sneeze).  We looked at each other and immediately knew...he fur looks like Don King's hair.  LOLOLOL

As soon as I can get the cough resolved this little man is getting neutered and posted for adoption with Pekes and You Pekingese Rescue.  I am smitten with him and just know that whatever home he chooses will be better off for having him.  Please keep him in your Peke prayers!

Once he's feeling well enough for a professional grooming (rather than my pathetic attempt with scissors) I'll post new photos.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Charlie and his little Friend

Well, dear friends, one thing I'm learning about this new journey is that there are a lot of forgotten dogs in our state.  I had the honor of pulling 2 dogs June 3 (Friday) from the Saginaw Animal Control.  What wonderful people that work there - everyone was so generous with their time and heart.  Their facility is nice, clean and FULL of animals.  So sad to see so many angels waiting for fur-ever homes.

But my efforts were to collect Charlie, a young male Pekingese and a young male Silky that I temporarily named Georgie.  Both couldn't have been more than a 18 months and relatively healthy. 

Charlie was an owner surrender because they didn't want to care for his skin allergies.  Sadly, they had rescued him from the Roanoke animal shelter only a few weeks prior meaning Charlie hadn't known stability for some time.  Charlie weighs about 10 lbs and is un-altered.  His little personality was HUGE.  His tail wags non-stop, he's full of kisses and curiosity.  He was calm and got along wonderfully with the Silky and with my girls.  Adorable.  Charlie is currently being fostered with Pekes and You Pekingese Rescue out of Oklahoma.

Charlie you are in my prayers.  May you find a wonderfully loving fur-ever home.

The Silky (Georgie) is a young, un-altered male that was found as a stray.  His sweet hair was matted and covered in burrs but he didn't let that phase him.  He is so sweet, calm and LOVED my girls.  They played so hard running and chasing in the backyard.  Neither showed any food agression and Georgie just wanted to explore and play.  He is still very full of puppy energy but appears to be housebroken!  Best of both worlds!  Here's little Georgie who is with a foster family associated with Oklahoma Boston Terrier & Small Dog Yorkie Rescue Society.  My heart is so full of hope for him - what a great pet for a family he'll be.  Prayers to Georgie and high hopes that you find a fur-ever home!

Dear sweet fur-babies...may you have a life full of happiness,safety and love.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey.

Best wishes,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Petango.com – Meet Garo, a 6 years Pekingese / Mix available for adoption in IRVING, TX

Petango.com – Meet Garo, a 6 years Pekingese / Mix available for adoption in IRVING, TX

Update:  Garo was adopted into a fur-ever home!

Lucky, the lucky pekingese

Please meet Lucky!

Lucky is a sweet little male Pekingese from the Arlington Animal Shelter.  He was found wandering around Arlington without his family.  His tags indicate he was from Garland but sadly the number on his tag was disconnected and the veterinarian that had given him his rabies shot didn't have current information on the owners.  So sad.  But fortunately I was lucky enough to be able to place him with Pekes and You Pekingese Rescue out of Oklahoma.  They quickly stepped in and offered to foster him.

He's currently available for adoption.  Please visit their website if you are interested in adopting!  http://www.pekesandyou.com/

Lucky has a great personality.  He's smart, house-broken and has such a sweet personality.  Lucky is not a barker but boy - is he a lover.  He loves to cuddle and give kisses.  He's wonderful with other dogs and is good with kids.  This one was so hard to let go of.  He'll always have a special place in my heart for being my first transport but also because he's a doll.


Hello dear Pekingese friends!
For those that are familiar with my original blog I rather love Pekingese dogs.  These are a gentle and proud breed that are self reliant, extremely self aware and full of personality.  While I cannot save them all, I've recently discovered that I can save some.  And by partnering with wonderful 501C rescue groups, I can help save the lives of special Pekes by pulling them and transporting them on behalf of rescue organizations. 

Currently I'm not able to foster more than maybe a night or two but transporting allows me to combine my desire to help with my love of road-trips. 

Please follow this blog and when you can, lend your financial support to rescue groups (not me but the actual 501C groups) and always, please always share your Peke Prayers for each little angel in need of a fur-ever home.

Thank you for following and for your love and support of this amazing breed!