puppy stories

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer From Amsterdam, That is a Great Comfort to His People (Part 5, He Said)

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“The dedicated dog runs and off leash hours makes having a dog much easier.

There’s also a lot more socialization with other dogs.

I have noticed that people love dogs.

In fact, I think people like dogs more than humans.

My wife and I are grateful to have a dog being a long way from home (Australia), and moving to a new city.”

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer From Amsterdam, That is a Great Comfort to His People (Part 4, He said)

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“They already began to housebreak him, so the rest was easy.

We took him from the countryside to the city of Amsterdam and the was a bit of an adjustment.

He was only 12 weeks old.

He is pretty adaptable, though.

He loves NYC, particularly Central Park and the squirrels.

One of the advantages of living in NYC is the dog culture here, especially on the Upper West Side, where we live.”

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer Puppy That’s a Great Comfort to His People (Part 2, He Said)

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“They don’t have the same breed rescue groups in Holland, so she found a breeder with a litter available.

They were quite particular, which led to an interview.

We are Australian, so it was more of a cultural interview.

They asked a few questions about our lifestyle over a cup of tea and lunch.

Their daughter was present as a translator because they only spoke Dutch and we spoke English.”

Anubis, the Papillon/Chihuahua mix and Dima, the Pomeranian/Husky mix (part 5)

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“Dima always looks like he’s smiling and it makes me want to grin too.

Anubis loves everybody and was excited to make a new friend when we brought Dima home.

Dima takes time to warm up to people and it took him time to get used to living with Anubis.

Now, they love each other and he even lets Anubis in his crate.

He knows Anubis always wants to be near someone.

They are best friends.”

Kiwi, the rescue Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) mix (he said, part 5)

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“Kiwi is a fantastic greeter whenever I come home.

She wags her tail to the point of losing her balance.

It’s a clumsy cuteness.

She is also a great walking partner.

After a day of work, I will walk her in the park for an hour.

She never loses stamina and she is also inquistive and helps me discover new things.

She is a great cuddle and always wants to under the covers with us.

She is a big licker; noses in particular.

I love the ease with which she gives affection.”

Willow, the rottweiler, boxer, beagle, chow chow, terrier mix rescue (part 5)

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“I have someone to come home to every day and my life feels like it’s in place.

First I got a dog and then I got a serious boyfriend right after.

It’s been smooth sailing since having Willow.

Dogs are a lot of work, time and commitment, but there is a great payoff–

unconditional love.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 5)

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“We’ve only had Goldie for a little over a month and house breaking is still a work in progress.

I can walk her for an hour and sometimes she waits until we get back home, and pee’s as soon as we get back inside the apartment.

One of the great things about having Goldie, is that she reduces my stress level.

I don’t think about my own problems, because she is a great distraction.

I leave later for work and get home earlier every day to walk Goldie.”