Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Sauve


AKC Executive Field Representative Michael Sauve, who bred generations of Best in Show Pembroke Welsh Corgis, died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Orlando, Florida on June 23, 2009. He was 69 years old.

Sauve held positions with the AKC as a former Assistant Vice President of Events and his current position as Executive Field Representative covering shows in Florida and the southeastern United States. He was approved to judge the Toy Group and most of the Herding Group. In addition, Sauve held the position as President of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America until accepting his position with the AKC.

"In 23 years of service with the AKC, Michael set the template for all Field Staff to follow and was widely respected for his professionalism and sense of fairness by all who knew him. Michael will be missed and thought of often by all his friends in the sport of purebred dogs", stated Darrell Hayes, Vice President of Dog Show Judges.

The Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2009:

Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home
301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando, Fl 32804

Visitation will from 11:00 AM– 1:00 PM
Memorial Service at 1:00 PM

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tian Mi Shih Tzu is now on Twitter

Sign up and be a Tian Mi follower!!!!! How exciting, just one more way to get the message out to other people about our beloved breed!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


We packed up the dogs and headed off to The central Florida Fair grounds to march around the ring and show how pretty Tian Mi Shih Tzu are. Sad to say the judges did not think Tian Mi dogs were the best in the ring this weekend. But I was very proud of all of them even though they did not get the purple ribbon.

On Friday John J and Bomer were shown and I have to say they looked very pretty. I was proud at the end of the day that they both showed well. Yes you heard it correctly, John J was a "pretty" good boy. He actually walked and looked stunning in the ring.

Bomer was shown again on Saturday. He went in the ring and showed his little heart out. My favorite snap shot of him on that day is this one. Just look at that Shih Tzu mug. To me he has the perfect little Shih Tzu face.

As we waited for our turn in the ring Bomer's Mom and Dad took lots of photos. I may not look so great but look how beautiful the bomb looks. This photo also shows my biggest dog show fan. My dad. He will be getting in the ring himself soon when Cheese makes her debut.

Last but not least, my pretty girl Izzy. Izzy decided since John J was so good she was going to be the bad one and she took Janis for a ride. Janis got so tickled at how bad she was being. Who says dog shows arent fun. They are when you show Tian Mi dogs.

Izzy waiting to go in the ring. We waited so long for the pugs to finish Izzy was hard to keep still and we should have known what was coming.....

Look for more photos and hopefull video to be posted on

Sunday, June 14, 2009


We have a dog show this coming weekend so everyone cross your fingers and root for Tian Mi Shih Tzu. John J will be showing on Friday. It is his first time back in the ring since his back adjustment. We are hoping this fixes his problem and he shows like the beautiful boy he is. He needs all the help he can get. He is such a fun boy in the ring. Ha Ha

His brother Bomer will also be in the ring. Cross your fingers that one of the Tian Mi Boys takes home the purple ribbon.

Izzy & Bomer will be shown Saturday and Just the Bom on Sunday. Just think of our babies and hope they do well. I am so proud of this liter and how beautiful all Maggie babies are.

New photos of Izzy and JJ will be added to the site soon. Tian Mi Shih Tzu or

Saturday, June 6, 2009


After many long hours of careful selection and fine tuning Simply BePaws is finally open. Simply BePaws offers pet beds, pet jewelry, pet diapers, toys, the most adorable and functional pet clothes as well as dog bows.

Our Sophie's slumber line of beds includes crate pads as well as beautiful crate covers. These wonderful crate covers were designed out of a need to sooth pets anxious feelings about being in a crate as well as make those big bulky crates look pretty. Dogs are den animals and enjoy feeling like they have privacy.

Our Bailley's Bobbles line includes freshwater pearl necklaces and Swarovski Crystal collars with charms. I just love my dogs to look pretty. A very good friend told me "all girls are supposed to sparke" I like my boys to sparkle to. We cold never leave out those boys.

Our Peeper's panties are the cutest and most functional diapers you will ever see. This design was created by myself many years ago out of the need for puppy diapers so I could let the puppies run the house without the stress of having pee all over my house, as well as a necessity when my girls were in season. Over the years I have tweaked the design to fit better and be easier to put on and take off.

Our Bubba britches are for the boys who are not so reliable when it comes to house training as well as those stud dogs who think they need to make your hose smell "better".

Our clothing line was carefully selected for quality and craftsmanship as well as the most adorable designs you have ever laid eyes on. I am very picky about the things my dogs wear and I have to say these clothes will light up your world!!!

As you would expect we always aim to make those boys feel "special" Simply BePaws carries neck ties just for our precious boys.

Our dog bow collection was designed with not only for my show dogs but precious house mouses as well. Our show bows are crafted from the best materials. These are bows I use on my dogs in the ring. Our uptown everyday bows were designed for my special little girls and boys after they are finished in the ring. Anyone who knows me knows I love to make my babies look pretty. I never had a little girl so now I can dress up my Shih Tzu.

The Simply BePaws site was born out of my love for Shih Tzu. Shih Tzu are my passion and I just love sharing my world with others.

Be sure to stop by Tian Mi Shih tzu to see where it all began.