Favorite Walk: anywhere in the neighborhood, at the beach
Best Tricks: retrieving, singing, high 5, high 10s, howling
Arrival Story: My husband showed me a writeup to rehome an almost 2 year oldmini schnauzer. After losing our Annie the year before, he knew I wanted another. So I called, emailed a lot with his mom, met them & now he is living with us!
Bio: We are Finn's 3rd and final home. His first two families didn't have time for him. His first family had twins, and the second family had to work a lot. We don't have much history on him on his early years, but it doesn't matter. He was anxious when we first got him. But now, he's adjusted pretty well. He's such a happy character. He has lots of energy and loves to run. He can jump any height and follows commands really well. He also has some agility equipment that we play on. He's a natural at jumping onto, through & over anything. We may have to see about agility lessons. He chases squirrels and now that we have Winston, he loves being chased. When we first got him he played a lot with Molly esp tug-a-war with toys - he would take all of them outside & make her mad. He has a lot energy and I'm not sure that Georgie and Molly think this is great. This year we added Winston to the family because he is closer in age to Finn. Winston has even more energy. The two of them keep each other in great shape. Neither has ever lived with another dog so they've become best friends and are inseparable. Since we had to spend a lot of time training, our parrot has even started saying "Finn"! He is really playful, energetic and very sweet. He's all boy, and loves everyone. He will be a natural at being a therapy dog when he gets older!
Wow, I was a Dogster diary pick today!!! Thank you Dogster for always showing us support.
I had a great birthday. It was too cold for a motorcycle ride, so dad took me for a car ride, then a walk through town and down by the harbor. I met lots of other dogs and people. One Jack Russell sneaked up on my behind with his cold nose and I didn't like that BOL!!! And I told him so!!! Mom wasn't with us but she knew right where it happened. She said that dog hangs out in front of this restaurant every day, and she usually avoids walking by there. But dad didn't know BOL!!!
After we returned home, mom had some special treats for us. Then we all played out in the yard. It was cold but sunny, better than rain for playing outside.
Happy 8th Birthday to my big lover boy, Finnegan. You've been with me for 6 years now, and has that time passed quickly. You are a very special boy who has been through so much in life. Two previous owners, then at 2 years of age coming to your permanent home and family. You had to learn everything that you should've as a puppy. But you are so smart and so quick, it wasn't hard for you. You've had so many family members leave - 2 sisters and 3 kitties, and 3 more siblings joined the family. Then we moved to Oregon last year. You have been so flexible and easy going about all of the changes. Always trusting me. We've had many adventures so far, and I'm sure there will be many more to come. This year we'll explore more of Oregon's beaches and trails. You've met a lot of other dogs here this past year and you've done so well, maybe we'll get into some type of specialty training! Let's see what the year will bring us.
One thing for sure, is that you're loved & always will be loved! You are such a joyful, loving dog and all I can see is that you continue to have this much fun in life. Thank you for bringing it to mine! Happy Birthday baby boy!
Today was my 7th birthday and I had a blast. I got to go on a motorcycle ride with my dad! I posted the photo on my page. Dad said I was so good. Then I went for a walk with my mom. It was raining so we skipped the beach walk BOL! But soon as it clears up, mom says we can go to the beach. Then I got some yummy treats, which I shared with everyone. And of course mom got me a new sweater! We played outside and inside today. It was a good day!
Happy Birthday to my sweet boy Finnegan. We are so happy you are in our family. Time flies when you're having fun, I can't believe you're already 7!!! You came to live with us when you were 2. You'd already been in 2 other homes, their loss, our gain. You weren't trained and you were rambunctious. Our 2 seniors Georgie & Molly had to have a lot of patience with your puppy energy!!! So Winston came to live with us so you would have a playmate. And boy have you had a lot of fun together. We've taken so many vacations together with your favorite being at the beach.
You've always been so kind. When Georgie had difficulty walking once, you supported her with your snout under her chin. When NeeNee joined our family and was frightened of everyone, you played with her so gently. You have a heart of gold! Every time everyone comes in from outdoors, you wait at the door until everyone is in before you relax. Whenever we leave the house, we tell you that you are in charge because we know you'll take care of the others.
You, Winston, Lily and NeeNee went through training with Uncle Matty. You were the star pupil. You are so well trained that we now can walk without a leash since you know voice and hand commands. I'm so proud of you.
We moved to Oregon a few months ago and you have settled in. You're loving all the new places and things to do, especially with all of the new outdoors space and smells.
You hold a special place in my heart, you big ole lover boy. I love how you jump up into my lap for some loving in the evenings. I can't imagine life without you. I hope you enjoyed your special day, a day that we celebrate you Finnegan!!!