Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Shark was adopted from a shelter five and a half years ago. His adopters knew he might be a handful because he had been through a lot.
He had an upper respiratory infection, bad skin, and was afraid of being touched.
That changed and he became a serious Daddy's boy.
He likes his mom, too. BUT, Daddy was his favorite person for walks and snuggles. Pekingese often pick "their person" and Shark did just that.
He lived in Pennsylvania, but they also went to South Carolina. Walking on the beach was fun.
Shark helped get Gigi out of a shelter. She was so afraid, but he walked up to her and let her know she would be fine, and she joined their family.
They became friends. He took good care of her.
Shark had a variety of medical issues, but recently, he began dropping food out of his mouth. The vet showed them that he had a mass forming in his mouth, and this was causing the problem.
A biopsy was done, and they hoped that it would be good news. It wasn't.
Shark kept on. They often do this because they love their family and don't want to leave. He had endearing qualities like sleeping with his feet up in the air. He also would do a victory dance after a treat. That must have been fun to watch. He loved children and his neighborhood friends always came out to greet him. He was NOT crazy about vets and groomers and he took time to trust them, but once he did, he was fine.
The mass in Shark's mouth turned out to be melanoma. This progresses quickly and Shark passed away in his mom and dad's arms at the vet. He will be greatly missed by them. Run free now little man!