We probably border on those crazy type dog people. Our dogs have clothes and in our defense, they even picked them out at the store and pull them out of the clean clothes basket to wear them again. We feed extra special diets and know doggy cpr and spend more time at the dog park than we do regular parks. We love dogs. 99.9% of all dogs in fact. But not Schnauzers.
In our building, there’s around 40 units and roughly 20 dogs. Downtown people are dog people and it’s nice to be in an area where people pick up after their pets, exercise them and don’t leave them chained to a house in the backyard for all time and eternity. But on the 6th floor lives Michael Jackson and Fritz. They are two little grey Schnauzers and we’re apparently on the same pea schedule. No matter how either “dog parent” tries to miss the other by going early or later, it seems we’re always in the same place at the same time. It doesn’t matter if we’re outside on a walk, down by the river or in the doggy area on the parking garage roof. There’s always there.
Now, the breed in general, aside from having an annoying bark and extra protective side, has really cool lines and facial fur. Not only do they have Burt Renyolds eyebrows, but they have a Tom Selleck mustache and what’s better than that? Nothing… and everything.
The owner never leashes her dogs, they’re always running wild and crazy and to be quite frank, they’re jerks. Poor Wilbur is always mid poo when sir Michael Jackson is suddenly up in his grill. Lola does her best to be civil each time we run into them, but since they’re never leashed, it always ends in someone trying to give her the business and since she’s not exactly fond of that, the result is angry-wolf-teeth Lola and someone starts to cry (usually me).
I know, I know, it’s all about the owner and the training, but seriously, I’ve never met a Schnauzer I liked and given their demeanor every time I meet a new one, I don’t think that opinion will be changing easily.
And in other news, we need to have kids so dog stories become less and less frequent.