A Little This and A Little That!
Schnauzerland's Black Jewel
This is a Must Read!!!
I can't believe that someone just sent this to me and I have not seen or heard of it before!!!! This is the most honest description of a Giant Schnauzer and Giant Schnauzer Owner I have ever Read!!!
The essence of the giant schnauzer owner
Giant schnauzers are extraordinary dogs, but the owner of a giant is of equally distinguished character. It’s no small feat caring for such demanding, clever, and energetic canines, and the giant owner dedicates a great amount of time and money to properly maintain his/her pets. To put it bluntly, the owner of a giant must be physically, mentally and financially prepared to keep such a dog.
A happy, healthy giant is an immensely gratifying companion, but the decision to bring any dog into the home can’t be taken lightly. Quite frankly, giants are high maintenance dogs. Due to a giant’s size, exuberance and grooming requirements they won’t fit into all lifestyles equally well. A giant can’t survive on affection alone, so time must be allotted for regular doses of physical activity and mental stimulation. Giants are extremely intelligent, and a bored giant can be just as unruly as a dog with no obedience training. Also, a giant with pent up energy can be a very destructive creature. The giant owner is aware that a good deal of money is spent for routine maintenance of the dog as well: grooming, veterinarian products and veterinarian procedures always cost more for larger dogs. For the person who is considering a giant, these aspects must be contemplated before making the final decision to acquire one.
A giant schnauzer’s physical and behavioral characteristics are a constant source of fascination for the owner. The distinct silhouette of an alert giant, standing square, is an impressive sight. The sheer intensity and determination of a giant defending his territory will remind the owner of what a formidable creature he can be. Thankfully, a more familiar sight is the regal dog at rest, stretched out on his belly with the hind legs splayed. Perhaps the head is lying on the front paws, but most likely the head is up, ever observant, yet relaxed. When in motion, the giant owner can’t help but marvel at the pure vitality of the dog’s springy step. This energy and exuberance must somehow radiate from dog to human, and this may be the explanation for why a giant is so invigorating to have around.
On the lighter side of giant ownership, the well-maintained dog rewards the owner with gestures of "giant appreciation". A giant’s satisfaction may be shown in subtle ways: with a gentle nudge, a head resting in the lap, by casually reclining against the owner, or with a "giant smile". (Yes, giants do smile.) Many giants show appreciation by assisting around the house. The giant will take on official duties of Residential Greeter/Ambassador/Sentry/Guardian, become a multitasking Couch/Bed/Garbage/Flower bed/Food/Shoe Tester, and be the General Supervisor of Residential Activities. Although a giant may have such distinguished duties at home, he won’t always act formal and reserved. A thrilled giant will twirl in giddy circles, he’ll use his paws to give "giant hugs" and he’ll voice his pleasure in silly barks. Actually, whether a giant is competing in the show ring, performing in obedience, playing in the yard or simply napping, he’ll approach each activity with the merit that it deserves. A giant’s enthusiasm and willingness to please is second to none.
In spite of all the efforts involved with owning a giant schnauzer, the deep dedication that the giant gives the owner is the ultimate reward: giants have a way of making their owner feel like the most important soul on earth. It’s humbling to think that such a talented, intelligent, gorgeous creature (albeit at times goofy, obnoxious, manipulative or even fearful) truly needs them. Deep inside, both creatures know that life without the other wouldn’t be the same. The person responsible for a giant is more than just the owner: they are a giant schnauzer’s provider, companion, protector and inspiration.
Does anyone out there know who wrote this? I would like to know!!!
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, and the last Paragraph is actually like scripture in a Giant Schnauzer Bible:) I may try to write one someday in my older golden years.
If you have things you have found or wrote that you would like to have posted here, please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know. I would be proud to post them on my site.
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"Until one has loved and received love of a schnauzer,
a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
God Bless you and your Schnauzers,
HOW TO MAKE SCHNAUZER PIE
Take one schnauzer, roll and play until lightly pampered,
then add the following ingredients:
Heat with warmth of your heart until raised or until schnauzer has doubled in size.
Mix with owner until consistency is such that owner and schnauzer are one.
Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us."
And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves."
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.
And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."
And God said, "No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him "DOG."
And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well."
And God said, "No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration."
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.
And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved. And God was pleased. And Dog was happy.
And Cat didn't give a hoot one way or the other.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
We cannot hold a torch to light another person's path without brightening our own.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
For fast acting relief, try slowing down.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
The more you enjoy the place where you are, the better that
place will be. The more you enjoy the moment you're in, the
more treasures that moment will bring.
Even when you have no reason to enjoy life, enjoy it anyway.
For joy is its own best reason.
All About Dogs
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
"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"
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue."
"Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are
often continued in the next yard."
"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."
"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise."
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation."
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
The will of God will never take you to where the
grace of God will not protect you.
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin to Pooh
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Barbara, Anna & Charlee Jo