14 years ago my wife, son and father bought me my little Coco Chanel. My Cardiothoracic surgeon from the University of Michigan recommended I get a lap dog to keep me calm due to my AAA personality – he recommended a Shi-Tzu. Mom and Dad had one and knew a breeder. While I was in the hospital (10 days) after my surgery they found one that wasn’t quite ready, so a couple weeks after discharge, with me knowing about it, they took me to get her. Her sire (Father) was a grand champion show dog. We have never shown Coco, she is our family dog and my protector. Whenever I get sick or have chest pain she actually knows before me. Here she is in all her glory!