The Five Schnauzeteers

We are five extraordinarily attractive schnauzers

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".