Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meet Oscar!

Hello friends and miniature schnauzer lovers!  Welcome to Oscar the Pooch, where I'll be blogging about Oscar, our miniature schnauzer puppy, and our adventures in raising him.

We brought Oscar home from the breeder in July when he was 8 weeks old.  He basically came crate trained, which was great.  He rarely had any accidents.  He fooled us for the first couple of days, as he was very quiet and napped calmly in his dog bed most of the time.  After he got comfortable, his personality really came out.  It wasn't long before he was gnawing on the dog bed like it was a chew toy, running around and following us around the house.

Miniature schnauzers are pretty avid chewers, and Oscar is no exception.  We quickly learned that plush toys aren't the best choice for him because he tears them apart, which is a shame because he loves them.    We now tend to stick with rubber toys, especially durable ones with squeakers, and toys that you can stuff with treats, like Kongs.  He also likes to grab towels when we're not looking, and he has recently developed a love for chewing Kleenex and paper for some strange reason.

Here are some pictures of Oscar when we first brought him home.  It's hard to believe how much he has grown, and how quickly!

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