Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer

This is the last post for the Schnauzer Snips blog. Due to a sudden medical crisis, Sassy the Highly Opinionated Schnauzer is no longer with us, she has crossed the “Rainbow Bridge”.

Thank you to her readers and followers of her Schnauzer Snips blog. She will of course be greatly missed and us, her humans, must now manage ourselves or hope her adopted brother Mike learned enough from her to take over managing us.

Sharing a couple recent photos – we were taking annual Happy Schnolidays photos a couple days ago before her sudden illness.

Sassy and her adopted brother Mike looking festive:


Sassy in a solo photo holiday photo shoot:


The humans (aka Tierney of tierneycreates and Terry the Quilting Husband) wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and thanks again for reading Sassy’s adventures and musings over the years.

-Tierney & Terry




Pets on Quilts 2017

I do not consider myself a “pet”, I am a “fur-person” but I am going to participate in this blog contest held by Lilypad Quilting called “Pets on Quilts 2017“.

My human, tierneycreates‘, blogging buddy Abbie at Sparkle On, entered the contest with some…cat. So now I need to enter to ensure that canines are properly represented!

I was looking through photos of me on quilts with my female human (she is better with the laptop than I am) and at first I thought about entering one of these photos below, of me being exceptionally cute (as usual) with a quilt(s):


In the one above, I am being exceptionally cute!

But then I decided, I would not just make it about me and looked through some photos of my adopted brother Mike on quilts, and decided this is the one we will enter:


It was one of those very rare occasions when my female human manages to take a really decent photo!

“Snowmageddon” continues but we have biscuits…

The snow has not let up in Central Oregon. Mike has embraced the snow, I have not (so you will see no photos of me enjoying the snow below…)

Photos from “Snowmageddon”

Here is Mike after rolling in the snow:


Here is Mike after diving into a snow bank to retrieve his ball:


Here is the path the humans had to shovel/dig so we would have a place to pee in the morning when we first get up and at night before we go to bed (we go on two walks a day otherwise):



We were running low on our organic store bought dog biscuits, so our humans had to breakdown and make them from scratch (as the roads are not very safe to drive to get to the store).

Here is my male human preparing the biscuits (Schnauzer Snacks):


And here they are – right out of the oven (the house smells so good!):


If you would like the recipe for Schnauzer Snacks it is on the post: HUMANS ARE OKAY (IF THEY PROVIDE TREATS)




Happy Snowy New Year

Happy New Year from Mike and I. We have been hunkering down in snowy Central Oregon.

Our humans insist on taking us on two walks a day, even in this crazy weather! Here is Mike recently on our walk:


Mike in the Winter Wonderland

I won’t stop on the walk long enough to be photographed, I just want to “do my business” and get back to napping in my slippers.


Hoping to spend most of the winter “slipper-sleeping”

These are actually now MY SLIPPERS – my male human got new slippers (see post New Slippers!) and he gave his old slippers to me (I keep them in my “Slipper Kingdom” area of the living room next to the sofa).

I just want to say thank you to everyone who signed up to follow my new blog. I will keep coming up with opinions to share!

Stay warm (unless you already live somewhere warm…and if so, I am seething with envy…)


Schnauzer Snips is Now Live

After 3 years of having a page on my female human’s tierneycreates blogI now have my own real Schnauzer Snips blog! So you will be able to follow me directly and not be required to follow my female human just so you can stay up to day with my adventures!  (I am sure many of you are just following her blog out of courtesy so you can really read what I am up to!)

My female human, who has better computer skills than I do, spent the past couple of weeks transferring 3 years of content (I did not realize I had shared so many of my musings!)

I did provide her with moral support while she transferred all those posts. Moral support is exhausting and so it is time to pass out in my male human’s slipper again.



Happy Schnolidays 2016!

Eight or so years ago, my humans started saying “Happy Schnolidays” instead of “Happy Holidays” related to their obsession with schnauzers.

They also started an annual humiliation, I mean photo session of their miniature schnauzers dressed up against their will (in allegedly “festive” attire).

Here is our Holiday 2016 photo with silly “festive collars”:


Humiliation aside, Mike and I do want to wish you:


Mike’s First Family Vacation

My humans have a long history of vacationing with their miniature schnauzers (Mike and I are #4 and #5 in their line of adopted rescued miniature schnauzers – starting with some dog named “Kerie” in the 1990s…they have photos of her around the house). Before the humans adopted Mike (rescued mini schnauzer #5) they took me on a couple vacations.

However, Mike is sort of a handful – he has some anxiety issues and some leash aggression that they humans have worked with him for a couple years on – so we have not gone on any family vacations.

Well the humans felt Mike was ready to go on his first family vacation and we traveled to Portland, Oregon and the Oregon Coast (Cannon Beach) for a three-day vacation this past Thursday to Saturday.

Road Trip

Mike got a little panicked when the humans were packing up the car. My understanding is his previous humans (who surrendered him) used to take their other dog on trips and board Mike at a dog kennel place (where according to his vet records he would suffer intestinal distress and other issue).

Although the humans assured him he was going on the trip, he still jumped in the trunk as they were packing and would not get out. They had to fish him out and put him INSIDE the car where he would ride!


“I will ride in the trunk the whole trip, as long as I get to go” – Mike

The Hotel Room

It appeared that Mike was experiencing his first time in a hotel room (the humans booked a room at a “dog friendly” hotel). He was unsure of the room at first and got a little panicked when the male human went to the hotel room bathroom and closed the door. Mike behaved as if the male human had been sucked into another dimension through a wormhole and whimpered at the door.  He was so relieved when the male human reappeared.

Mike eventually settled in but kept looking around the room like: “We had a perfectly nice home, why have we moved to this tiny room?!?!” I guess a hotel room is a “kennel for humans”…


Mike and I about to enter the “kennel for humans” also known as a hotel room. (I am going to have to learn how to take photos as my female human has very questionable camera skills)

The Elevator

I do not like these things humans call “elevators”, they do not make sense to me. One moment you are in one area, then you get into this weird room that shakes and when the door opens you are somewhere else. Must be some strange human magic.

Mike REALLY did not like the elevator and would refuse to get on it a second time. The male human had to drag Mike onto the elevator. After a couple elevator battles, the humans, which had us staying on the 3rd floor, finally just took us up and down via the stairs.


My humans discovered years ago that if you carry your miniature schnauzer around on your back, you can go into most places while on vacation (except restaurants). So in Portland and Cannon Beach, Oregon, we went sightseeing with our humans on their backs in our doggie backpack carriers.

Mike loves being in his carrier and attached to the male human (I ride with the female human, it’s a “girl thing”) and never wants to get out of his carrier.

When in his backpack, Mike does not have aggression towards dogs on the ground. He does not like other humans sneaking up behind his human to pet him, and he will give a warning growl.


Mike, very happily attached to his assigned human

Passed Out on the Ride Home

Vacationing is exhausting and Mike and I passed out on the ride home. Overall Mike did fairly well on his first family vacation!