AJ and Jack have set up a blog hop in order to help us pet bloggers get to know each other better. AJ is apparently a relatively new blogger, as am I. I have discovered a lot of great blogs through blog hops, so I think this is a great idea!
Humans: There's me, the mysterious OscarBlogger, and my husband. Unlike many other pet blogs, I am the blogger, not Oscar the Pooch.
Website/Blog: Oscar the Pooch
Age: A little over 8 months
Location: Ontario, Canada
Breed: Miniature schnauzer, though lately my husband and I have started to think that there might be something else in him as well, since he's quite a lot bigger than most minis we see. He's at the very top of the weight range...but maybe he's just a big boy!
How We Met: My husband and I made the decision to get a puppy last summer. I did a ton of reading about breeds, and we eliminated a lot of options before deciding that we'd like either a miniature schnauzer or a soft-coated wheaten terrier. It was really a matter of timing. We found a nearby breeder with a litter of four new minis - three black female pups and a salt-and-pepper male. We knew we wanted a salt-and-pepper puppy and figured that we'd probably prefer a male over a female, so we made the call. We visited them, played with the pups for a while, and decided Oscar was the one we wanted. We brought him home at 8 weeks old.
Best Trick: Leave It. We can put a tempting treat right on his paw when he downs and he'll stare at it until he's allowed to take it. He's got a few more, like Roll Over, Wait, and Shake a Paw, but Leave It is by far the one he has had the most practice with.
Favourite Toy: A Kong filled with peanut butter. Anything food-filled is good, but that's the one that keeps him the quietest. He also seems to enjoy our socks, gloves and towels, but since they're not supposed to be toys, I'm not counting them.
Best Friend: He has a cockapoo friend named Mia - they are good pals. He also likes anyone who will give him a treat or a belly rub.
Worst Enemy: He has several, but the top of the list would probably either be the vacuum cleaner or the shovel. The broom would be a very close third. He'll chase and bark at all of them, and no amount of treats or training has been able to quiet him down much yet. He'll get so excited that he'll jump right out of his exercise pen when we're shoveling near his window. He's just trying to keep the house safe!
Update: I got the linky fixed, thanks to a tip from Debby and Kirby over at Kirby the Dorkie! They're a part of the blog hop too, so head on over and visit them, along with the other bloggers!