Find a friend that you can share with. A little cuddling and hugging will go a long way toward allowing yourself to be loved.-Shih Tzu
If Shih Tzu has come across your path;
Alternatively Shih Tzu may be letting you know that we are all noble and spiritual creatures in this universe no matter where we come from, what we have done in the past or what we are doing now. Recognize that the greatest force within us is our heart – and when we engage our passion with love and understanding we are on the right path. Shih Tzu will help you recognize your own noble and regal attitudes and whether or not they are serving you well.
If Shih Tzu is your Animal Totem;
You are caring, compassionate and courageous. You love to be active in your life and enjoy the refinements and finer things that life has to offer. You enjoy working with other but only in a leadership type of role. You are protective and conscious of your public image and can often be someone else entirely when you are at home with close family. You have a lot of pride in your accomplishments and occasionally hold a grudge or two toward those who have crossed you. You do have a stubborn streak and often once you get an idea into your head you follow through with the tenacity of a pit bull. This is something that has to be carefully self monitored to balance the right mix of stubbornness with determination.