The Five Schnauzeteers

We are five extraordinarily attractive schnauzers

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New brother

This post is to let everyone know that Buddy has been accepted into the pack. A puggle by birth, he has been made an honorary schnauzer.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

now you can see us in action!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We want this shirt!

Friday, October 02, 2009

No time for losers 'cause we are the champions!

The SPCA had a pet show where we could show off our tricks. Human Mommy took Lizzie and Lady to preform in the show. Lady showed off how wel she can walk back and forth on here back two legs. Lizzie showed off her twirling in a circle. And we both tied for first place!

So why was the prize a gift certificate for a restaurant that only serves humans?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Message from Trouble: Nuh uh!!!

The vet thinks I might be waking up the humans several times a night because I'm getting senior dementia. Nuh uh!! I wake the humans several times a night because the voices in my head tell me to.

- Trouble

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Boycott Vick

On behalf of Canine-Americans everywhere, especially those who have suffered abuse by being forced to fight their fellow canids, we ask you to boycott any NFL team that hires Michael Vick.

Bad Boy! Bad! Bad bad bad!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

We think he's cute!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

RIP Argos c. 1994 - 2009

The Schnauzeteers and their human companions are sad to announce the passing of Argos, age estimated at 15, today, of heart failure. We will miss his good-morning dance, his welcome-home dance, his isn't-life-great dance. Goodby Little Buddy. You will be missed.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Proof that even the wimpiest dogs are way superior to even the mightiest cats

Lapdogs Chiquita the Chihuahua and Rosie the Border Terrier reportedly chased off a cougar that strayed into a small town in Oregon. The cougar had pinned down Rosie, who squealed, but Chiquita caused the big cat to flee by barking ferociously. Both dogs are said to be doing fine. The cougar, however, is probably somewhere hiding from embarrassment.

(copied from the news)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Still saving MORE lives

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. – A mountain lion attacked and nearly killed a dog that defended its owners Tuesday on a trail in the Santa Ana Mountains.

The dog was severely mauled in the stomach area and rushed to a veterinary hospital for surgery, said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. The 5-year-old black Labrador mix named Hoagie underwent a four-hour operation and was expected to survive, he said.

William Morse told KABC-TV that he was hiking with his wife near a campground in the Cleveland National Forest, about 10 miles from Lake Elsinore, when a 120-pound mountain lion approached.

"Out of nowhere, a mountain lion just charged us, attacked us. And my dog saved our lives," Morse said.

He said the attack lasted less than 10 seconds and left the dog with deep wounds.
But, Amormino said, the dog put up a "vicious fight. I'm sure that lion was hurt, too."
Morse said he was traumatized by the attack and will never return to the campground where he and his wife have been hiking for years.

Sheriff's deputies and Forest Service officials have not located the mountain lion, which will be destroyed if located, officials said.

Monday, May 04, 2009

relationship status

When you pick up a prescription at Fred Meyer, thier new computer system requires the clerk to enter the relationship of the person picking up the medication to whomever will be taking the medication. So when one of our humans pick up our meds, Fred Meyer identifies her as a "pet owner". We would appreciate this being changed to "human pack member".

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

We're just wondering...

How much of the stimulus package goes to buy Yummy Chummys for underprivileged dogs?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We <3 Leo!!


A dog was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it risked its life to save a litter of newborn kittens from a house fire, rescuers said. In a case which gives the lie to the saying about "fighting like cats and dogs," the terrier cross named Leo had to be revived with oxygen and heart massage after his ordeal. Fire broke out overnight at the house in Australia's southern city of Melbourne, where he was guarding the kittens.Firefighters who revived Leo said he refused to leave the building and was found by them alongside the litter of kittens, despite thick smoke.

"Leo wouldn't leave the kittens and it nearly cost him his life," fire service Commander Ken Brown told reporters. The four kittens also survived the fire and on Sunday Leo, whom firefighters nicknamed Smoky, was again back at the house.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A letter to President Obama from the 6 of us (We also mailed him a copy)

Dear President Obama:

We are six dogs that have all been rescued by humans. We have heard that you are looking for a dog to keep you company in the White House. As rescues, we are asking you to consider rescuing an older dog who needs a home. Lots of people are interested in taking cute fluffy puppies. Please set a good example for the country by adopting a pre-loved dog who needs a new home and still has a lot more love to give. In fact, since we are naturally pack animals, why not take two?

K-9 Lifesavers, 202.509.7776, is one of the big rescuers in the area. They currently have a pair of black Labradors, Lucky and Lukey, who need a home. Retrievers are dogs who would be very patient with annoying press people or anyone else. You can contact them to see what else they have; they have a lot of dogs. If you are interested in hairless dogs, we are sure they can help you.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

consider your blog hacked!



Monday, January 19, 2009


Iraqi soldier got her dog back.

Friday, December 19, 2008

She's a nice person, stop picking on her!!!

Crazy dog lady? Woman adopts 27 hounds

Associated Press - updated 6:42 a.m. HT, Wed., Dec. 17, 2008

A Spanish Springs woman who went to a California dog pound looking for pet to replace her own dog that was hit by a car admits she went overboard when she brought home 27 dogs that were facing euthanasia. But she didn't expect to run afoul of the law.

"I didn't realize I was going to be in so much trouble or that so many people would be so angry at what I did," Colleen Spalioni told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Monday. "But after I lost my dog who gave me so much unconditional love, I couldn't leave these dogs to die."

Spalioni said she was trying to find another dog who looked like Barney, her 2-year-old pointer that was struck and killed by a car in November.

Browsing, a Web site that posts photos of dogs in shelters and the number of days until they are euthanized, she found what she was looking for at shelter in Delano, Calif., outside Bakersfield.

But when she arrived, her heart took over, and she ended up bringing home 27 dogs that were about to be killed, including 10 Chihuahua mixes, one purebred Chihuahua, a Jack Russell, a poodle, two shepherd mixes, two miniature pinschers and an Australian cattle dog mix.

"I didn't realize so many animals were dying every day until I saw it with my own eyes," she said.

She said animal control officers helped her and her traveling companion load the dogs in her pickup. Some fit in the cab, the others rode in the truck bed with a down blanket and a tarp over the top.

But once home, neighbors complained of the barking, and she was told local ordinance prohibits more than three dogs per household.

After her story was posted on a newspaper blog, Spalioni said she had found homes for all but four of the dogs as of Monday.

She's hopes to find homes for the remaining dogs before her husband, who is out of town, returns home Wednesday.

"I learned my lesson. I promise I won't do this again," Spalioni said.

Friday, November 07, 2008

2 sisters

We hope you will join us in welcoming our new sisters into the mishpocha.  No one could ever replace Max, but these gals are real cuties.  Lizzie is the one with white eyebrows, Lady has black eyebrows.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

RIP Max 2000(?) - 2008

Preston, Trouble, and Argos regret to inform anyone interested that Max died last week. Something tore open his intestines, probably a rock that he ate.

We will always remember his enthusiasm for being taken on walks, how cute he was leaning out the car window, how much he enjoyed playing in the snow, how one ear would stick out while the other flopped over, and his little dance when he knew he was about to be fed.

Good-by Max.  We miss you more than we thought possible.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who says we aren't cute?!?

We overheard Mommy saying that her human daughter said that we aren't cute. That's nuts!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Big Hairy Guy is gone

If this keeps up we are just going to forget all about him (unless he brings us treats).

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Dogs save still more lives!!

Dog saves boy from fire by biting foot - Associated Press

PORTAGE, Ind. - A black Labrador that bit a 13-year-old boy's foot repeatedly, waking him up, is being credited with saving the boy and two of his friends from a house fire. Christopher Peebles said he woke up Friday morning to feel his dog Laney biting his foot repeatedly in the basement of his family's home, where he and two friends had spent the night.

"I thought she had to go to the bathroom, but she never bites me," Peebles said Friday.

He and his friends walked upstairs with Laney and noticed smoke everywhere in the home.

"We came up the stairs and thought it was a dream, but it was cold when we opened the door — then we knew it wasn't a dream," Pebbles said.

Firefighters arrived about 10 a.m. and found the home's garage and eaves on fire. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bucy said the damage was mostly in the attached one-car garage of the ranch home.

Fire Chief Bill Lundy said the fire, which caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the home, appeared to have started in an electrical heating unit in the garage.

Peebles' parents, Dave and Vicky Peebles, were both at work at the time of the fire. They said they were relieved that their son and his friends were not injured.

Dave Peebles said that one point after Laney had ushered Christopher and his friends out of the house the dog ran back inside and wouldn't come out until he went in to get her.

Peebles said his son and the dog were "real close."

"She's always been very protective of him," Vicky Peebles said of Laney.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This is Max

Is there no end to my suffering?

About two years ago I met this goofy (but cute) human female who seemed to need me and I graciously, out of the goodness of my nose, agree to go home with her. I put up with her moving me to a village in Alaska where all the other dogs were chained up outside and where at any second I could be eaten by a marauding caribou. Then she moves me to a city and into a house with two other dogs, and two other humans, and they STILL only feed me at the solo rate, not the pack rate. She calls me "Her wuffles!" Other dogs get to be Tiger, Brutus, Rex, even Trouble! No wonder I'm on anti depressants. Wouldn't YOU be biting people if you were being called "My wuffles, my wuffles, my wuffles" every day!

And NOW, yet again, my human had her luggage out and has left the four of us with just the other two humans. Argos and I have left her some pee mail to express our disappointment.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Winners - "I look like my human" contest - Children's version

Monday, October 29, 2007

Please rescue these dogs!!

Can you believe what these dogs' human have done to them in the name of something called "Halloween"? Please save these wretched souls, our fellow Canine-Americans!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Do we need to run away from home?

A couple of guys came to the door. Of course we all had to come see who it was - it is our job. These guys were very nicely dressed and seemed nice.

One of the men began talking about spreading the word, and finding the truth. We just sat there listening. It was about salvation something-or-other.

Our human said "Be careful not to let the dogs out. We are fattening them up to sacrifice to Satan."

Please tell us she was kidding!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

OK, so we stole this from the internet


Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the "Chrysler Eagle" the " Chrysler Beagle"?

Dear God: If a! dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Dear God: We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog.
  1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it! up.
  2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.
  3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.
  4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.
  5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.
  6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.
  7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying "hello".
  8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.
  9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.
  10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.
  11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.
  12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Sofa

4 dewclaws up!

Monday, October 08, 2007

I Want My Money!!

I overheard that someone named Leona Helmsley left 12 million dollars to a dog named Trouble. How does anyone know WHICH dog named Trouble she was thinking of? Couldn't it be ME?

If I get the money, I'll buy my humans some really nice stuff. (And if I am worth that much money, I'll bet stores will let me in to shop. They probably won't even mind that new places scare me and make me pee indoors.)

- Trouble

Thursday, October 04, 2007

No schnauzers???

Here is an ad for doormats. Why are schnauzers not included????

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cats are stupid!!

What more can we say?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Someone's outside. Go check to see who it is.

Someone is outside walking all around the front yard. We should see who is it, we know it is out job, but we are so comfy!! We each gave a little bark.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Our Human's Letter to the Editor

letter by The Great One. See, she really does love us!!!!!!!

Columnist Joel Stein says that dogs don't feel affection toward people, that they are just "using" us ("All this fuss about dogs is just crazy," Aug. 14).

People are always using other people. It is what makes society work. Businesses use customers to stay in business while their customers use them for services. My employer is using me to get work accomplished; I am using it to get money. Married people use each other for companionship, love, sex, money, housework, and care.

But dogs? As my mother used to say, "We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made."

Friday, August 17, 2007

Psychic message from a dog? question:

Psychic message from a dog?

We already had 3 schnauzers, all with long ears, when my roommate mentioned that there was a schnauzer, Micky, on the internet that needed a home for a year and she felt we should adopt him. That night I had a dream where a dog appeared and asked me to take him, said he really needed a home, The dog in my dream had very stubby ears, like a cat, and messy white fur around his mouth. It seemed like I was getting a phychic message from Micky. I looked for Micky on the internet, but it said “Picture not available”. When we brought him home, he did have short stubby cat ears. (I think they were docked by a breeder.) He did not have the same messy white hair around his mouth, though. But now that the super-short haircut he had in foster care has grown out, he does. I realized that he WAS the dog I got the message from in my dream. My roommates think I am nuts, and I admit it sounds that way, but if it was not a psychic message, how did I know what Micky looked like?

Additional Details

There are many good answers here. I can not choose a best answer, so I will leave it up to voters.

I read the question I wrote, and it sounded like I meant they needed someone to give him a home for a year and then return him. That is not what I meant. I meant that they have been looking for a home for him for over a year. It turns out he is about 11, is almost deaf, and has a heart murmur. He is also wonderful, loving, adoring, and staying with me forever.

....................answer from Unicornrider, voted best answer, 33% of vote

I believe in this too. Not sure where it was coming from, but it's clear to me you guys were meant to be together.
One day I woke up and felt I had to get to the SPCA right away. Off I went, I was searching through all the kitty faces....and there he was, the most beautiful kitten I have ever seen, and I just knew we have a long road to walk together - so I adopted him!
SOmetimes you just know, and to me that's the best combination.
Best of luck to you two!

....................answer from Touch,

its real

....................answer from jmaclover97

You are NOT going nuts. That happens to me all the time when i am trying to make decisions. i have a dream about it and the dream tells me what to do. and the reason you had that dream is because Micky belongs with you.. he was meant to be YOUR pet.... you are very lucky to be blessed with a dog like that. keep him.. hes your special angel... you two are lucky you found each other.. keep him... good luck!

....................answer from sexe2006, 17% of vote

What you had was a premonition- and that is great our subconscious always guides us and usually though sleep!

....................answer from phildeese

i dont normally believe in that sort of thing,but i will admit that is very strange. maybe you had seen similar dog once and image was just on file in your brain.

....................answer from Aziza, 17% of vote

It was all real, you are not going nuts. I have had similar dreams, though none with dogs. I have had such dreams about horses. My horse died in '04, & since then I can still feel his spiritual presence, & I have went walking with him befor. I know that really sounds wierd, but I was walking the in the pature he had always lived in, & heard him behind me. Thinking it was him I turned, & nothing was there. I did that multiple times. So unless I am going crazy, your not crazy either. Spritually you to have a natual bond. Keep him. It isn't every dog that you find that is a special part of you.

....................answer from Janet H, 17% of vote

Canines are amazing creatures! I believe what you say! I have two Great Pyrenees and one rescue that I know are so incredible! They know us and they take care of us! Good for you to believe in yourself and your ability to see what so many others refuse to understand at least acknowledge! You two were meant to be together! Enjoy your new friend and the heck with all the nay sayers!

(no good answer got 17% of the vote)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Dog philosophy d'jour

If humans leave it on a plate, it's fair game

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dog philosophy d'jour

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tounge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


l-r: Max, Trouble, Aros, Preston

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Aren't you glad we don't look like this?

Here is a photo of the winner of an "ugliest dog" contest. He is part chinese-crested-something and part chiuaua. Aren't you glad we don't look like this? Do you still feel this way after we tell you that Elwood's owner won $1,000?

Monday, June 18, 2007

They tried to drown us!!

Why did The-Great-One and Bringer-of-the-Kibble try to drown us? They took us to this HUGE bathtub, where the water was too deep for us to stand in it. It seemed to be some drown-your-dog group religious ritual. They put us in the water, but fortunately pulled us out before we drowned! There were some dogs in the water moving their legs quicky in desperate attempts to keep their heads above the water until their humans came to their senses and rescued them. We have here a picture of a dog who's owner actually exppected him to rescue a stuupid ball that the human threw into the water. Hey - If you want your ball out of the water, don't throw it in to begin with. Duh!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


We protest!!

Monday, June 04, 2007

quote d;jour

Happiness is a warm puppy - Linus Van Pelt

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The-Great-One is supposed to be MY human!! Why can everyone get up on her bed but me??????? - Max

Friday, May 18, 2007

Winners - "I look like my human" contest