Meeting my Relatives

Xena: As promised, I am back today to tell you about my 3 hour trip to south Georgia to my breeder’s, Grammy Toni. It was a real nice day and a nice ride down the interstate. I mostly slept in my favorite kennel in the back seat of the car while Mommy drove.

Sorry for the bad picture. The kennel is soft and blue and has a fluffy pillow and my stuffie JenJen bear and my stuffie Priscilla.

Mommy warned me that there would be two fellas there with their schnauzers that they got from Grammy, too. Here are their “babies.”

L-R Katie Ann, Savanah, Bo

We’re all cousins, or something like that. Let’s just say we’re related.

I was really nervous about the whole thing. New place. New people, new floor to have to walk on. And most of all, seven new dogs to meet. I have to admit, I didn’t do so well at the meet and greet.

I mostly sat in Mommy’s lap or under Mommy’s chair. All the other schnauzers came up to me to sniff me and say hello, and I growled at them. I didn’t lift my lip or anything, I was just kinda scared. Not shaking-in-my-furs scared, just stay-away-from-me scared. The men were really nice and knew all about schnauzers, so they tried real easy-like to be friends with me, and I even got a treat from one of them. (This trip was rather short on treats.)

Mommy sat down on the floor and had what she called a Schnauzer-Fest. It made her really happy, and she kept smiling and offering to take one or the other of them home with us. But they all said they liked where they were, thank you very much. (Do you think it was cause of me?) Anyhoo, we found out that I’m related to all of Grammy’s schnauzers, too. Grammy lost her heart dog just a few months ago, and the fellas kept saying how much I look like him. When Mommy saw his picture, she couldn’t believe how true that was, and said she would have sworn that was me. He was my brother. What do you think?

This is Socrates. This is NOT me.

I would have liked a lot to have met my brother Socrates yesterday…we were twinsies for real! And then Grammy would be happy, too.
So me and Mommy, we’re dedicating this post to Socrates (I will call him Socrates the Great), who is on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Love and wiggles, Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess

20 thoughts on “Meeting my Relatives

  1. This got My attention
    Well done, Xena! It sounds like you had an exciting adventure visiting your breeder’s place and meeting new furry friends. Your kennel looks super comfy and cozy, and I’m sure JenJen bear and Priscilla kept you great company. It’s totally understandable to feel nervous in a new environment, but it’s great to hear that you were able to overcome your fears and enjoy the experience. Keep exploring, Xena, and keep sharing your adventures with us!
    Thanks – TheDogGod –

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  2. Lulu: “It’s schnauzer-palooza! I’ve seen a few pictures of Mama and Dada at a vizsla-palooza with my brothers Tucker and Dennis who I never met. Seems like people enjoy their paloozas, although I gather Dennis himself was not a fan.”
    Chaplin: “Well you know Dennis was never much for crowds. Or other dogs besides his pack. Or, you know, going out in public at all …”

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  3. Mommy said she learned to turn sort of sideways , but at an angle, when someone gets too close. That is a polite way of forcing distance.
    She also said thanks so much for the hair compliment. She’s still trying to grow it out to where she can put it up, and it’s “driving her crazy” BOL.
    No, Mommy would never leave me with a bunch of strangers…well, except maybe at the vet when I had my Big Girl surgery and then had my teeth cleaned. XOX Xena


  4. Xena bless your sweet heart. Meet and greets can be intimidating, for every species, especially when anyone gets up into our face. We all have a personal space we like to keep between us and strangers. I used to work with a post doctoral student (whom I liked a lot) but he had a habit of getting to within about 2′ of my face. I would back up and he would walk forward. BOL BOL I later learned that was a common practice in his native country…Italy. THANK goodness you had your Mommy there the entire time and you knew she was not leaving you.
    PS I really loved seeing you and your pretty mom and please tell her how much I like her hair style.
    Hugs Cecilia


  5. Run free Socratess THE Grate!!! Wee sure all THE other Poochiess can help Granny get thru her “sadss”…..
    Iss nevurr easy to meow, ummm woof “Guudbye”…..
    Yore Couzinss are all so lovelee Xena. Mee can understand why you were shy. That’ss alot of relativess to meet an greet all at once!
    Hope rest of vissit goess well.
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

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  6. a fun trip, and love that photo of mommy with you in her lap and all the others gathered round. great shot. I thought you might end up being a family of 5 there for a minute.

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