Monthly Archives: August 2009

I Went To Monnie’s House

I was resting nicely on my security pillow…

And them my mom person started messing with my stuff.

My leash & harness, my security pillow & some dog food packed up. (I was hoping that Chi-Chi’s container had some real Mexican food, but no luck!)

Now here I am, without my pillow. I’m working very hard to look pitiful to let my people know that I wasn’t really cool with what was going on.

We all got into the car, & I was whining. Then we turned onto my Monnie & Bucka’s street. I know when I’m at their street so this is how I looked. (Monnie & Bucka are the names that my boy John gave to his my mom person’s parents, & it just stuck.)

Here’s a picture of Monnie & Bucka.

I don’t have any pictures from the rest of the weekned, cause I was busy doing zoomies, going for walks, being spoiled & getting people food that I’m not supposed to have.


Camera Critters

Camera Critters

My good friend Bruce tagged me to play a game where I list

7 Reasons I’m Awesome:

1. I’m excessively handsome

2. I’m a miniature schnauzer. (We rock, just ask any of us!)

3. I’m a good blogger

4. I look great in a hat and make a yummy birthday cake

5. I’m a great hippity hunter

6. I’m ever vigilant on the hunt for the Scarlet Puppynickel

7. I’ll protect my bathtub from any thunderstorm

I challenge all of you Camera Critters to list 7 reasons why you’re awesome! Play along & then come back & tell me. I wanna know why you’re awesome.


Lovely blog Pictures, Images and Photos
My pawsome friend Joy, from Joy To The Blog gave me an awesome blog award. This is the same Joy who sent me my fancy new pillow & a hoove thing that freaked my mom person out!

I’m really happy that Joy likes me & my blog. She’s awesome & my mom person even met her in real life! My mom person is the one in the glasses. Joy has been an awesome friend to both of us.

Now I’m supposed to pass this award on to other people. I’m gonna pick some of my newest friends.

Nellie & little Calvert great schnauzer doggies

Mack & Sally Ann a Welsh terrier & an American eskimo

Mango the apricot brindle mastiff

Sasha the sassy lovable shih tzu, who lives in my town

Tutti, Jack, Fred & Frodo, and my wonderful friend Kenia Cris

Santa, Beckham & Minnie from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Vodka another minature schnauzer from Singapore, I think

Scout & Freyja who are here in Michigan too

Sally & Paddy from London

Again, thanks to Joy, I’m off to nap on my cool pillow.


Working Hard To Relax

After my terrifying run-in with the Scarlet Puppynickel, I’m taking the advice of my bloggy friends who have been here before me. I’m taking extra naps to recover, while trying to watch out for the Puppynickel.

You see there is an adorable shis tzu, Sasha, that lives right here in my own town. I’d feel terrible if he got her too. I’m hoping that since she’s not a miniature schnauzer, she will be spared, but you never know.

I’m trying to sleep, if you’re not scritching my belly to soothe me, go away.

OK, that’s better.

Hmm, I better go & check for Puppynickel, have you got my back?

Hmm, the coast looks clear, I better find another place to rest. This is my boy John’s bed/couch.

Uh oh, did you hear that?

This where I was napping when he smeard the mud on my paws, so I have to be careful.

Still no Puppynickel, I’d better go rest. I’ll try John’s chair this time.

*sigh* I must stay vigilant. There will be no true resting until I know the Scarlet Puppynickel is caught.


The Scarlet Puppynickel Strikes Again!

All I can do is raise my paws to the sky & proclaim the evilness of this Scarlet Puppynickel. If you do not know he is a globetrotting trouble-dog who will come into your home, do dastardly deeds and escape leaving the innocent pup of the house to face the consequences.

So far he seems to have struck mainly miniature schnauzers. My good friends JD & Max from the U.K. were to first to report on his destructive ways. Then, proving he is no gentleman Puppynickel traveled to Australia to torment the beautiful Sasha!

Now I’m sorry to report, that I, too, have been a victim of the Scarlet Puppynickel.

I was minding my own business yesterday, thinking of nothing like going out and getting myself filthy by digging in the mud…


When the first signs started to appear. Mud tracked into the house!


And onto the white bathroom rug!


But the blasted Puppynickel didn’t stop there. Before he made his escape, he must have wiped mud onto my paws as I was sleeping!!

The next thing I knew disaster struck.


A truly innocent dog, I was being punished for Puppynickel’s deeds…with a bath!!!


This devil dog is a genius. Look at how much mud he managed to rub on my paws without me even knowing it!


At the end of my ordeal this is what’s left of me. A wet, shell of a dog, who has been bathed for a crime he didn’t commit.



*Shaking paw in the air* I’ll get you for this Puppynickel, if it’s the last thing I do!

*I’ve just learned that poor Nellie and little Calvert, two more innocent schnauzers, have had their homes attacked by the Scarlet Puppynickel!


Honey’s Slobber Contest

Honey, the amazing and talented Great Dane is holding a slobber contest. Unfortunately we schnauzers are not really a slobbery bunch.

I was worried that I was only going to be able to enter with the use of props, so I tried this, using some stuff I found outdoors.


But my mom person said that while it was creative, it didn’t work.

I knew what I had to do. I needed to find a hippity to lick! When I see hippities hopping around on my patio I try to play with them by putting them in my mouth. Once I do that they make me all drooley. My plan was complete!

Without wasting a moment, I went outside hippity searching. My hard work was rewarded, producing the necessary slobber.


I went for a “less is more” look, with 2 even vampire fang type of slobbers.



Finally, I can send my picture to Honey & hold my slobbery head high!


Oskar Cooks Birthday Cake


In honor of two of my favorite schnauzers, JD & Max I’m posting this recipe for birthday cake. Their birthday is coming up & I wanted to post something that their people could make for them that is yummy and pup friendly.

Peanut Butter and Carrot Birthday Cake with Yogurt Frosting

1 cup white or whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup shredded carrots

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup honey

1 egg

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Mix together flour and baking soda.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Pour into a ring mold sprayed with a nonstick spray and bake for 40 minutes.

Frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese or yogurt and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in refrigerator.

I think this is a great recipe for JD & Max because I know they love carrots & yogurt.