Thursday, February 3, 2011

Taking on a tenant

It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to

If I could read, which I can't (canine literacy levels are dropping something awful) I might have read The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. If I did, I'd have read that quote. However, without ever having lost a bone chewing moment to the written word, I can still make use of that line in the telling of something that's just happened to me.

The other day, just after I stepped out of my door, I got quite a surprise. One of my dog brethren was walking by, no owner in sight. This put Mum in a state and the upshot of it all is that she asked this fellow if he'd like to move in with us for a while.

So I have spent the past two days training this newcomer to the ways of the schnauzer. As in, do not get up on my couch. And if I don't want you on my couch, how likely is that I am going to make room on the bed for you? See this ball, it's for chasing and see those dogs treats, they're for not.

He is a stray, Mum says, though I'd say he's of the terrier sort. See, a decent law abiding schnauzer can't mind his business in peace these days.

Here I am, enjoying my personal space.

And here is the one who invaded it. 


  1. Ahhh, Isaac, you need to make the little guy feel all welcome!! He may have lost his mummy and daddy forever. D: Also, you look so cute sitting on the grass. <3

    And he looks cute too! <3 He looks like a JRT cross possibly.

  2. Yeah Saz I would say so too-he is a JRT cross Little guy is cute Isaac but you're cut-ER!!!!! Then again when I saw you it was love at first sight.Millie+Isaac=love!!! Dog Maths levels don't seem to be dropping xx

  3. I know how you feel Isaac. Mum found stray dogs twice. One was a spaniel and I liked him but the other was a terrier and I did not like her. Stray dogs just don't realise how inconvenient they are, always trying to sleep on your couch.