I love my new house!

February 27, 2006
I do! I love my new house! I can almost catch the squirrels in the back yard if I get real quiet and they don’t see me before I start running after them. And Stitch – the next door Doberman – and I are buddies now. I can run and jump at him and just bounce off him and keep running. I run past him so fast he doesn’t even know what happened. Some day his dad is going to let him off his leash when I come over to play so we can run all over the back yard. Mom says I better look out when that happens!

The old cellar freaked me out at first and I didn’t want to go down there. I am ok with it now. I just had to get used to the smell. It is smells more like us now. I run down there every time Mom does. One day she screamed because she saw something running around in the basement and thought it was a r-a-t. It was just me! Ha, ha, ha! Wasn’t she surprised!

I found the candy dish the other day when Mom left, and I was real neat about unwrapping the red candies before eating them. I only got carried away with a few of them and ripped the wrappers. I wonder if that is why Mom put the dish out of my reach after that. I would be more careful if that is what she wants.
Mom said she has to go paint some more, so she can’t help me with my diary right now.
Woof, woof!!

Lexi, the cellar sneaking schnauzer

Grandma’s here!

February 26, 2006
Hey everyone, you are simply not going to believe this. Now I get to live at both my old apartment and at my new house, and I am almost never alone! My Grandma moved here from Pennsylvania and she is living in my apartment. In the morning I go there to stay with her and then Mom picks me up at lunch time and takes me home. My Grandma is really old and I have to be careful not to hurt her. Grandma is still in bed in the morning when Mom leaves me – Mom still has a key – and I run and jump in bed with Grandma and get under the covers with her until I think it is time for her to get up. I get impatient because she always shares her toast with me. In fact, she has started making me my very own toast with black raspberry jam on it. Grandma is always very nice to me and says sweet things and feeds me pretzels. Now I have my Grandma and my apartment that I was missing, too!

One day while I was there, Grandma got sick and was sitting on the side of the bed holding her head. I felt really bad for her, so I gently put my paw on her arm to comfort her. She told Mom that I am a kind schnauzer and Mom kept telling me what a good girl I am. Like I said, I felt bad Grandma was sick, so I only tried to make her feel better. I am glad it was the right thing to do. I am still young and learning what to do in different situations. I usually do ok if I follow my instincts instead of my stomach. That can be quite a reach for a hungry schnauzer like me!

Lexi the kind schnauzer