Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Puppy Power

#25 Adopt a Shelter Pet

Meet Stanley. He is a 3-year old Mini Schnauzer, who just happens to be schizophrenic.

I adopted this little ball of terror in mid-July. My younger brother wanted a dog, so I told him he had to get a shelter dog, that's the only way to do it. He found a little Maltese that he wanted, but when we went to the shelter to meet her she had already been adopted.
We walked around checking out the other critters, my heart breaking all the while, and we stumbled upon Stanley.
Stanley had been found wandering stray with a Chihuahua named Frankie. Stan seemed very friendly and calm, the perfect little loving dog. Turns out he's an excellent actor.

I went to adopt him, signed all the paperwork and we were told they would get back to us within a week. After 3 weeks of phone tag, lost paperwork and confusion, Stanley was finally home. And then the crazy started.

Does this look sane to you????
Turns out Stanley knows a full set of commands, but argues with everything you tell him. He does love to shake hands tho. I have never encountered a dog that will bark and yell the way he does if you tell him to do something he doesn't agree with. We did get lucky in the fact that him and Sgt. Pepper get along great. There was a slight dominance struggle the first couple days, but now that's over. Stanley knows Pepper runs this s**t.

That's right, bow before me!!!!!!

So Stanley has a home, Pepper has a friend, And I have tiny spells of rage everytime Stanley gets creative. I wouldn't have it any other way ♥



clare suzanne said...

Stanley is awesome!! haha! He's so cute! I want another dog, but Mike keeps saying no... darn it.

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