Shih Tzus are known to be incredibly friendly and happy dogs. And Gizmo the Shih Tzu is no different. He is an affectionate dog and loves to make friends with everyone. Likewise, anyone who crosses paths with Gizmo always ends up with a smile on their face.
Gizmo lives with his owners who love hiking and the outdoors. At weekends, they often take trips to the mountains and national parks, where they go for long walks and explore the outdoors. Gizmo loves coming on these trips as he gets to run around in the fresh air.
One sunny, winter’s day they load the car up and head for a drive into the mountains. Gizmo looks out of the window the entire journey, taking in the view of the snowy hills. This is his first snow day this year, and he can’t wait to run around bury himself in the soft, white goodness.
Suddenly, his owners slow down and stop the car by the side of the road. Gizmo tears his eyes away from the window to see what’s going on, and to his excitement sees a goat in the middle of the road!
He jumps out of the car and starts jumping with joy. To him, this is a new friend to be made. He runs towards the goat but jumps back in surprise when it tries to headbutt him. Gizmo isn’t used to having his friendship rejected. Nevertheless, he keeps trying, hoping that eventually, the goat will play with him.
After many attempts to start a friendship, it’s clear that the goat isn’t interested. Although Gizmo is a little sad, he quickly gets over it. He knows that there are many more creatures out there, big and small, who will want to be his friend.
Watch Gizmo the Shih Tzu and the goat here: