• Dolph, day 2

    We let the idea of adopting Dolph go. Though I tossed an turned about it all night trying to put it out of my mind. The next day I drove out to Ptown for a meeting and came home in the early afternoon. I called the pound to see if Dolph had been checked by their vet yet. They said no, but he can be checked out in the next hour and they’d get back to me. So I said, "Sure, in the meantime I’ll drop in with Pixel to introduce them to see if they get along." You know, just to see.

    On the way in I receive a call from the vet tech, explaining that Dolph’s bumps are lipoma (sp?) — fatty deposits resembling small tumours. Nothing malignant, only cosmetic. Fair enough. I walk in with Pixel and we meet with Dolph and Donna, a dog behaviourist. The goal of the meeting is to understand if and how the two boys get a long.  Two boys.  You know the potential for disaster here.

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  • Dolph

    So I have a habit of checking out randomness on Craigslist. I find CL posts entertaining and it’s truly miraculous the gifts this massive marketplace can bring into your life. Needless to say, I found a post which mentioned there was a mini schnauzer at the sf pound.  It was more like this:
    ————–MINI SCHNAUZER AT THE POUND!!!—————-. Truly, the anonymous poster recognized what a crime it is that a schnauzer would be at the pound! A purebred who is not only at the pound, but has been there a bloody month already. I had to pay a visit. The first photo here is what was attached to the CL post.

    I drove 10 minutes to the pound and had a look at the guy they called "Dolph".

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  • The myth of Disco

    Disco is/was the name of our puppy. While visiting a fantastic breeder in Tracy, we decided to go ahead and put a down payment on the not-yet-born Disco. We were very excited about our forthcoming family member and mentioned her often to Pixel.

    Four litters were in the making, all fathered by Twister, the top winning Schnauzer of all time! This incredible canine has accomplished 312 Best of Breeds, 151 Group Placements, 78 Group 1sts, 27 Best in Show Specialty Shows (including 7 National) and 11 All breed Best in Shows. That’s some serious talent!

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