My Lion in Spring

Leo, my beloved Shih Tzu, who was born in America but made the trip back to his motherland with me when he was one and a half years old, will be turning nine in September.

He’s usually shaved by this time of year, but I’ve been procrastinating until I could get a shot of him in his winter attire. I had him washed and groomed yesterday… photographing him has to occur soon after with his coat this long since he becomes mop-like.

The Lumix DMC-GX7 did a great job capturing him. Take a look at the larger shot on flickr (accessible by clicking on the above image), and I think you’ll agree.


  1. great shot of the wonderful leo the lion dog, the grey of the cement in front, the green of the grass behind. i enlarged it to see the amazing detail. what clarity.

  2. What a beautiful dog! I didn’t know you had brought him with you to China. That must have been quite a trip

    1. Thanks. It was. I had an outboard seat in business class on the upper-deck. He was out the top of his carrier for most of the time.

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