Life in Black and White

Recently my human discovered the B&W photo setting on the camera in her phone. My new brother Mike and I had to endure posing for a series of photos in B&W. We are both shades of gray so I am not sure what the excitement is to see us in monotones but if it keeps my human giving me biscuits then I am up for it. You will see we both need haircuts but I am hoping our humans do not notice or lose the groomer’s phone number.

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Mike is settling in and has calmed down a little bit. He still has an issue with leash aggression when he sees other dogs walk by on our twice daily walking of our humans. I tell him to just chill and that those other dogs in the neighborhood are not going to bother us but he keeps thinking he has to protect us from being mauled by a toy poodle or something.

Do you see the stuffed dog in the photo above? Mike is obsessed with two things 1) his ball – he wants to play ball day and night; and 2) stuffed dog toys that squeak – he constantly walks around the house squeaking his toys (they used to be my stuffed dog toys but since he is obsessed with them I let him have them).  I realize he is only 3 years old and I try to be patient – I mean I am older and much wiser. Once he calms down a little (and learns to be nicer to the friends of our humans that stop by to visit), I will start to train him in how to properly manage humans.

Introducing Mike

Do you all remember my mentioning that my humans and I went on a road trip in July and met a rescued mini schnauzer with behavior issues that needed a home? Well the dedicated and amazing volunteers and foster parents at Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Inc.  worked with this rescued mini and got him ready for adoption…and we adopted him last weekend.

I would like to introduce my new brother Mike

Mike is 3 years old and likes to be very active. He is obsessed with playing ball. He bugs my humans all the time to go out to the backyard and throw the ball for him – he has ball OCD! I stand around and watch – I cannot imagine participating in such “dog-like” activities. I prefer activities like napping and staring at humans to get them to do what I want them to do.

Mike was surrendered by his family due to behavior issues and he is not so great when people come over the house – he is very territorial. He is also territorial on walks. My humans have been following up on the training started with the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue volunteers and I have noticed a significant improvement on his walks when other dogs or humans go pass us. We are going to work on calming him down more when visitors come over but right now we are focused on him getting used to our family. Mike is very sweet when we are all together and likes to cuddle with my humans. He has even tried to cuddle with me. I let him lay of my feet but that is as far as I am willing to go.

I think Mike will turn out to be a decent family dog for my humans and I to enjoy.