Likes: Jelly most favourite thing to do is anything with her Mommy. She loves to go for car rides, go on walks, play with toys and chase squirrels.
Pet-Peeves: Doesn't like grooming, not being able to go out with her Mommy, squirrels
Favorite Toy: Jelly has lots of toys because she never destroys them. Her favourite toys are plush squeaker types. She plays with all her toys but her favourite is her old purple loofa dog.
Favorite Food: Jelly's favourite food is chicken and turkey. It took her until 3 years of age to like kibble but she now will eat that down. She also loves healthy soft dog treats.
Favorite Walk: At Clear Lake, Manitoba. She loves walking around the townsite and chasing squirrels by the beach.
Best Tricks: She knows most basic obedience commands eg. sit, down, stay ,come, heel. Jelly can retrieve many of her toys by name. She can jump many different kinds of jumps, go through a tunnel and use the dogwalk. Jelly also rings the bells to go outside.
Arrival Story: I have had Miniature Schnauzers for over 25 years and I always wanted an Affenpinscher. When my last schnauzer became 15 years old I decided it was time to start looking for an affenpinscher. I thought it would take me a couple of years to get one since they are relatively rare but I was very fortunate and found a really good breeder who was willing to let me have one within a couple of months. I consider myself very fortunate to be owned by Jelly.
Bio: My Daddy is an American and a Canadian Champion. I have been told that I have many champion relatives in my pedigree. I am going to doggy shows. I don't know what all this champion stuff means but I love going to shows with my Mommy and my doggy relatives. I especially love all the treats and attention I get. I have also been going to doggy school. I started out in Puppy School and then I went to "Confirmation" classess where I learned how to be a show dog - stand and walk nice. I am also going to obedience and agility classes. I just love doggy school!
Forums Motto: The world belongs to me!
Dog of the Day: I was Dog of the Day on October 24, 2006. Thank-you Dogster! A special thanks to all my dogster pals who sent me warm wishes on this special day. You really made this a special day for me.
Diary of the Day: I was Diary of the Day on March 5, 2007. Thank-you Dogster for supplying us with this special space to write our diaries. A very special thank-you to my Mommy for doing all my typing. My little paws do not type very well! My diary is so much fun because of all my pals who read my diary throughout the year. Very special, special thanks go to them. We just love your p-mails and the interaction that we have with you. Also I would like to thank all the pups who sent us warm wishes via p-mail, pup pal requests, rosettes and stars on my special day. Keep woofing and writing pups!
It has been a few days since I barked last. Everything is going along normally. Mommy goes to her fizzy-o-ther-a-pee every day. I do my regular sniffing around, napping, playing and being with Mommy.
Today I got some barking in because the washing machine fixer guy was here. It has now been determined that there is more wrong with the washer and it is not worth fixing. Mommy is actually happy to get rid of that high efficiency machine and put our top loader in it's place. The repair guy said he has a front loader high efficiency machine and wouldn't get another. He said he would buy a commercial top loader. He says they have "home editions" and come with a complete 3 year warranty.
Today got up to 12 C which is about 54 F. All our snow is now gone. We can't get over how green the grass looks.
I have had an exciting few days. On Tuesday the two washing machine fixer guys came again. They had previously come and fixed the machine but when Mommy went to use it it was still broken. :( This time they tested everything in the machine and concluded that it was still the same problem and we just got a faulty part. Now they have to order the same part again from Toronto. The good news is this won't cost Mommy any more money. To hold us over they moved the high efficiency washer out and put in our top loader so we can still do laundry. Mommy says she loves her top loader and if it wasn't that we have already paid to fix the high efficiency washer she would tell them to forget it. Anyways, after that lengthy explanation which I think Mommy made me bark more for the peepoles because pups don't care about this stuff, I must say that it did make for some good barking. Those guys were going in and out of the house getting things so bark, bark, bark, bark.... Then we woke up on Wednesday morning to our first snow. Mommy is extra worried because this makes it extra slippery for her to walk. She did go outside and shoveled the snow off our deck, the stairs of the deck and a small area (and I mean small) for me to potty. I want a bigger area for my potty but I might have to be satisfied with this because of Mommy's foot. Later in the morning the snow guy came for the first time and did our driveway and shoveled the front. This was good for some barking. In the afternoon the furnace repair guys came to service our furnace and heat exchanger thingy. It was again lots of barking because those guys kept going out to their truck. They have to order a part for the heat exchanger thingy so they will be back for more barking action. Today (Thursday) an occupational therapist came to visit Mommy. Her job was to make sure that Mommy was managing fine. Mommy is doing really well and the occupational lady didn't have to do anything. Mommy now walks quite a bit in the house with no cane. She has no trouble going in and out of the shower. Stairs are still difficult but we are hopeful that will improve. I barked at the occupational lady too. After the occupational lady left Mommy and I sat in the big chair and watched a Christmas movie on TV. Wonderful!
There has been lots of excitement around my house today. Mommy and I were woken up this morning with noise in the backyard. What is that? I sprung into action from a dead sleep. Mommy looked out the window and said it was just the fence guys fixing a couple of spots in the fence where Mommy thought I could escape. Nothing, that is something!!! Strange guys in my yard sawing and banging around is very serious and I have to get out there! Mommy eventually put me on my leash and out we went to talk to the guys, I barked at them so they would know who owned this yard. Eventually they left. Mommy said she was going to be late for he fizzy-O thing so she hustled and was out the door before I knew it. When she came home she had some bags with her because she had done some shopping. I was investigating the bags when our door bell rang and I ran to the door barking. It was the laundry repair guy again. Mommy put my gate up and left me in the kitchen to go downstairs with the repair guy. Bark, bark.bark.bark.............. Eventually that guy left. OMD, I can't keep track of everything. OK , what was I doing before he rudely interrupted me? Oh yea, what is in those bags? Most of the stuff was boring but there were treats for me, some nice soft treats and some crunchy cookies. Yummy!! Then Mommy noticed that I did a pee pee on the pee pee pad and she said I was good. I think the carpet pee-pee incident is forgotten.