Wednesday 26th August: Bongo’s big day

Cute Aaron is returned.  We need to have words

Cute Aaron is returned. We need to have words

Following on from yesterday’s small dog theme, I forgot to mention the schnauzer, although I have spoken about this breed before.  I saw someone at the vet clinic with a puppy the other day and wondered how long it would be before the proud new owners realised what they had let themselves in for.  It seems like schnauzers come to us with elastic bands attached to their legs, as it’s never long before they come back.  Today it was Aaron, who went to a foster home a couple of weeks ago and was returned because of his anti-social behaviour.


I know people who have nice schnauzers so it can’t just be the breed.  I’m sure it’s a combination of factors that makes these guys so predictably unpredictable, but sweet and cuddly they’re not, at least not with strangers and other dogs.  It seems that I’m not helping their cause by writing about them like this, but the fact is that people need to understand what a schnauzer is and what to expect before they take one home, or sure as eggs are eggs they will be returned. 

 Schnauzers are fiercely loyal, loving and extremely affectionate when they’re good.  They have eyes that can melt the hardest of hearts, but they also have a high-pitched bark that can shatter glass and eardrums.  They are feisty and think they not only rule the world, but own it too.  Go anywhere where there are dogs and you will see the schnauzers launching themselves at all the others, especially the big ones. There are currently two schnauzers at the Lamma Home for Wayward Mutts, but I have a feeling that number might grow.

It’s been a long time coming, but Bongo the Beagle was adopted today.  Beagles can have their issues too, but this guy is a sweet and easy dog and it’s a mystery why he waited so long for a home.  Anyway, today’s his day and we’re all very happy for him.Bongo3


Apart from attempting to keep my house in one piece (and failing miserably at the moment with the threesome of Murphy, Minky and Willow completely trashing my bed this morning),  the main focus of my days are the upcoming events; the Lane Crawford fortnight and Peak to Fong.  Tickets for P2F will soon be available online, the first year we’ve had this facility, so we’re keen to find out how well it works.  Everything’s gathering momentum as the days pass, and it’s time to send out a request for volunteers who are willing and able to help in any aspect of the event, whether it’s in the lead up to the day, or on the day itself.  Email me at if you have any time to spare.  We need you!

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2 Responses to “Wednesday 26th August: Bongo’s big day”

  1. Helen Says:

    It was interesting to read about Aaron. We adopted a schnauzer from you in February and have been so lucky, he never barks, so affectionate and friendly with everyone (including dogs!) I can honestly say he is the best dog we have every had, so it is not all bad news about the breed!
    Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to adopt Billy (nee Merlin).

  2. Linda Tso Says:

    I am so happy to hear that Bongo has been adpoted. He is a very sweet boy.

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