Felix is the firstborn in the GenX litter. He’s a male ShihPoo – birthed by Skye, a purebred Shih Tzu, and sired by Arliss, a purebred Toy Poodle.

We named this puppy Felix, meaning “fortunate” or “happy,” because we are so grateful for his felicitous birth. He got stuck in his mother’s birth canal, and needed help to emerge. For a few minutes afterward, we thought he was gone. Skye kept washing and washing him, and soon he began to squeak and wiggle. It was like she licked him back to life – a miracle!

Felix has a gorgeous coat: gray-brown ombre with tints I can’t describe. His color shows up differently in every photograph we take. He has beautiful markings, and so far is the gentlest of our babies.