Jasper’s Family Reunion

So on Sunday, we all piled into the car and drove on down to New Farm to the Schnauzer Picnic. We had been looking forward to this for a while. I had even remembered to Calendar it so it was synchronised to my HTC TyTN II so it would remind me…

Schnauzer Picnic at New Farm We got there and there was already a large crowd gathered and a lot of dogs milling about. For a meeting of a single breed, I didn’t see a single dog that looked alike. The cut and colour variation between them distinguished them all. The Standard Schnauzers stood out (obviously) from the Miniature ones. There were Black ones, Grey ones, Black and Silver, Salt and Pepper, Shaved, Trimmed, Hairy dogs everywhere. Of course, being Schnauzers, there wasn’t a lot of barking or anything like that… just a lot of trotting about and sniffing bottoms…

Jasper, Harry and Matilda We managed to catch up with two others that had purchased dogs from Jasper’s litter. As you can see from the picture, Jasper is the odd one out… Any similarity that his brother and sister had was gone by the end of the day as Matilda had had her hair trimmed. All in all, we had a great time. It was wonderful to talk to the other owners, especially those of the older dogs so we could get some idea of what to come. There were a number of grey dogs that used to be very black when they were pups so you never know, Jasper could change quite a bit yet…

One of the dogs was having a birthday celebration so there was Doggy cake for all the dogs to eat (or more accurately, vacuum every crumb). This YouTube video was taken at the celebration. This was somewhat later into the day so not everyone that was there managed to join in on this party… Still, there were plenty of dogs to partake in the cake. Emily and Jasper make a quick cameo in the video near the start…

The next one will be at The Spit down on the Gold Coast. Apparently, the sight of this many dogs running around on the leash-free area at the beach is really something to behold…

As for anyone considering getting a dog, I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Jasper has been absoultely fantastic as a dog. His toilet training, obedience training, discipline has been exemplary and great for any one considering a dog.

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