Snippets: Excitement & planning...

Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting the most wonderful Miniature Schnauzer and her litter of month-old pups. They were all beautiful but, for me, it was love at first sight for one little black dog - with a splatter of white on his chest and on one paw - like he'd been stepping in paint. I know a few lovely 'pepper and salt' coloured Schnauzers, but seeing how beautiful the black mum was (an incredibly friendly and confident bitch with a wonderful temperament, such a lovely mum for our new addition) and looking at this little chap's face, our fates were sealed. (In the excitement, I didn't remember to focus the camera so the pictures are terrible, but I think you'll understand why!)
Meeting our pup!
So we have four weeks to prepare for his arrival, and a lot to get done including: deciding on a name (possibly Frank or Gus?), reading up on puppy training, preparing the kids, reorganising the utility room as his quiet space in our busy home, and getting his things ready.  You have four weeks to prepare for cuteness overload. If you can't wait that long, I have a Mini Schauzer Pinterest board. Happy Bank Holiday!

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  1. I LOVE schnauzers and you are going to love yours!! I grew up with two minis Eddie, and Georgie. I think Frank is a great name. I love people names for dogs. I currently have Toby and Jimmy (not schnauzers). I'm excited for the cuteness overload that awaits!

    Sam (NotYourGramsAfghan - blog)
    samie1914 - rav

  2. Oh how utterbly adorable and your lives and home won't ever be the same. Since our own dog has passed away we've missed having a dog around so much I am going today to get a new puppy and our utility room is also being made ready for its arrival. Introductions soon on my blog. Have fun preparing and thinking up a name for your special friend.

  3. That has always been my dream dog, but I seem to end up with rescue mutts instead. So I will live vicariously through you now.

  4. awwwww wook at da wittle cutie!!!

    Ahem, he's so sweet, how exciting :)

  5. oh so cute, what fun you're going to have!!

  6. He's too cute :-) I think he looks like a Gus.
    Blessings :-)

  7. Oh he's just adorable.Sarah. I think Gus will be a great name for him.

  8. Oh Schauzers are so stately and a mini at that. What a fun and cute family addition.

  9. Oh my goodness! Could Gus (my name vote) get any more adorable? He will be a great addition to your family. I held out on the dog front for many years and am sorry about it now as we love our Molly dog so much. Dogs are so loyal!


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