This is Ando. He's a shih tzu and nine years old. People usually assume that he's a puppy because of his size. He weighs in at just under ten pounds.
Recently, he was diagnosed with Cushing's disease and will be on daily medication for the rest of his life. He's going blind in one eye. (You can see the haze in his left eye.) He lacks the strength to jump up on the couch and struggles up steps. Yet, his inner puppy comes out when he see's a treat. We love Ando; he's part of our family, and we cherish moments like this.