She’s is learning quickly.

And there, in one short session, Archie has a playmate and I no longer have to take him across town for a playdate with his two doggie friends. One is another male Schnauzer and he did want to be top dog, but NO way did Archie allow that to happen. Oh! The chaotic fun and chases around that swimming pool they did have. WILD!

Archie and his male Schnauzer friend played so wild and rough he did not get a boy to play, I feared for my cute little townhouse. Then I discovered Ebony was a mischevious and unruly female who had my townhouse trembling in fear of what she would chew up or destroy next. I would come exhausted to work for two or three hours cleaning up. Archies pet about did me in before she grew out of puppy-hood.

She would walk around my townhouse looking up at my southwestern objects hanging on my walls. Her expression was easy to read, “If I could figure out how to get up there, I could take moms ‘stuff’ and chew it up, soooo good. My teeth just itch to bite into those gorgeous things. why does she put everything up so high?”

More, later. It is exhausting just to remember what she put me through & write about it.



Archie teaching Ebony to play

When I told Archie I was going to get him a dog of his own to play with while I worked he was expectant. The pet goldfish I had bought him had died. We used to sit and watch him and talk about him,  I am apparently not good keeping fish alive.

It was time to up my game.

When we found and bought itty bitty Ebony, Archie just walked around her looking her over and keeping his opinions to himself, he stayed away from her.

Several weeks later, after work one day Archie and I were on the floor playing, with one of his toys and little Ebony bounced over and attacked Archie. She was protecting me as she had interrupted his play as being threatening toward me. A Schnauzer trait to protect those in their family.

That made Archies day! She really is a dog! She won’t break! Immediately he began her training as a playmate, as shown here.