In all of the hustle & bustle of the last 3 weeks, I forgot to mention our new addition:
Meet Mini, also known as The Mouse. She's a white miniature schnauzer, just over 4 months old. We got her about 1.5 weeks ago from a local pet shop. We got our first mini schnauzer (Dizzle a.k.a. The Rat) there and found out through a coworker knows the owners and that they are great with their puppies, don't buy from puppy mills, etc. We go in there pretty frequently to check out the puppies, and this one had been in there for about 6 weeks... we watched her drop in price over the course of 6 weeks, and ended up taking her home last week. Kyle (my 10yr old son) fell in love with her the moment we saw her when she first arrived, and began saving his money in hopes that we would get her. What can I say? I'm a sucker for sale! The whole evening was quite bizarre. Jim and I were walked into the pet store with Dizzle in to see if she was okay with a puppy before we would consider taking Mouse home, and they informed her that she was just sold. The woman who bought her came over to see us and told us that she actually hadn't paid for her yet and that she was only buying her because no one else wanted her. She told us that we could have her if we wanted her. While we played with her & Diz in the back, she changed her mind about giving her to us, left to pick up her son and said that she was coming back for her. The salesgirl told her that she had 15 minutes to get back and if she didn't then the dog was ours. The woman didn't come back, so we paid for her immediately after the 15 minutes was up and I filled out the paperwork after. Of course the woman came back after 30 minutes and was furious. The whole incident has been coined "Schnauzergate" by Jim.
The pup is pretty good overall- sleeping through the night with minimal accidents in the house. She and Dizzle are getting along pretty well. There have been no serious incidents, just playing and wrestling. Its getting to warm to make a sweater for the little one, but I will make one in the fall that matches Dizzle's: