July 16th 2007 11:03 am
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Hello everyone! My name is Buddy Grau and I am completely new here. (Grau means Gray in German, which I am - both gray and German. Dad got to name me because Mom brought me home against his best wishes. Sound familiar anyone?) I was just adopted by this kind family two days ago. I had surgery the day before they came to meet me so I was still a bit wobbly, but they loved me anyway and took me home. I was very scruffy and had lots of mats in my hair, but my new mom cleaned me up and even gave me a haircut. I look much more like a schnauzer now than in my photo. Mom says she'll update the photo soon. I don't know what that means, or what the thing is she calls a 'camera,' but my new older sister Lexie says I should expect it to be pointed at me often. She told me I would get used to that.
About my new sister: she's a miniature schnauzer like me, but she's a girl and has cropped ears, unlike my floppy ones. She's a little smaller than I am, but right now I weigh less than her. The vet says I need to gain weight. Mom said I was lucky because she wishes her doctor would tell her she needs to gain weight. I think if Mom wants to gain weight, she should just do it, but Mom frowned at me when I suggested this. Anyway, my sister doesn't seem really happy to have me around. I have been very, very nice to her, except that I have stolen her bed. When I first saw her bed, I laid down in it right away. Mom shooed me out of there, but Lexie could smell me in there and hasn't used her bed now since I arrived two days ago. Sorry, but it was so comfy!
I went to the vet today and got a clean bill of health. Mom was so glad I didn't have kennel cough or anything else bad. Mom says that now I can start to socialize with other dogs, which sounds like fun, but I'm a bit shaky on my legs yet so I have to be careful. The doctor said that was simply because I don't weigh enough. I tend to sort of tumble when I go down stairs so they sometimes carry me. I don't mind.
I am so glad to have a new home and a new sister. Mom says I can write in here whenever I want to, but I think I'll just dictate until I gain weight and have steadier paws. Thanks to everyone for a warm welcome!