Hi, this is Xena. Mommy’s been thinking about getting another schnauzer puppy. She confides in me ’cause we are thick as thieves. Except we’re not thieves, and why do they call thieves thick, anyhow? But it sounds good, right? Anyhow, Mommy has what she calls the puppy itch. I’m not exactly opposed, but I’m not exactly for this either. I really like being the baby. She went out for a while to some stores and came home with a new schnauzer puppy — stuffie!
Mommy held her for us to meet. I sniffed politely, and didn’t try to chew off her nose. Then Mommy put her up really high on the bookcase. I thought she might not be safe up there, but was told that’s the only place she will be safe. Pretty soon, puppy got some company.
“Hi there, I’m Priscilla and this here behind me is Chippy. Chippy is a real fun and funny guy and you’ll enjoy having him as a friend. I help take care of the new pups around here. What’s your name?”
“I don’t know. Everyone just calls me the baby schnauzer.”
“Well, never mind, you’ll find out your name soon enough. Xena is the schnauzer you met when you first came in. Maybe she’ll help her Mom with a name. We’d better go. Xena’s having a fit that we got up here with you and is mad that she can’t. See you again soon, Baby Schnauzer.”
*a few minutes later*
“Who are you? Are you an angel?”
“I can’t tell you I’m an angel cause I’ve been caught in too many lies already. But maybe I’m a ray of sunshine, BOL! Who I am is Ludwig, and I’m in love with Xena, but she doesn’t love me back. When I try to get close to her, she just pulls out my hair.”
*shudder* Xea sounds really scary. She’s down there scowling up at us!”
“Don’t worry, kid. Just stay up here and you’ll be fine.”
*a few minutes later*
“Hi. I’m Oscar. Who are you?”
“I’m the new schnauzer puppy. I don’t think I have a name yet. What happened to your nose, Oscar?”
“One day Xena’s Mom left me alone with Xena and she bit off my nose. Lucy tried to operate and save it, and at first it seemed to work, but then it fell off. Food hasn’t tasted the same since. You need to make sure her Mom’s around when you’re with Xena. Anyho, I hope we can be friends.”
Xena: “How are y’all getting up there? Someone knock that puppy down here to me.”
*later that evening*
“My new Momma is going to watch over me tonight, and maybe tomorrow I will get a name. I heard her asking my new Dadda what he thought about the name ‘Shelia.’ ‘Shelia the Schnauzer,’ she said.”
“Are you coming to bed now, Momma? Have you decided on my name yet? Oh, you’re going to ask Xena’s blogging friends to help? OK, nighty-night.”
With love from the new schnauzer puppy stuffie.