Friday, 28 December 2012

Puppy's First Christmas!

What a week! Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.

Milo has officially had his first Christmas. All went well, we saw family ate too much, and Milo loved it. Partly for the extra treats, partly for the presents he received  and partly for the attention he received from long lost relatives.

Nina decided to get him some puppy clothes for Christmas. I was a bit apprehensive, as I didn't want to be one of those couples that ends up buying a pushchair for their puppy so that they don't have to walk (sorry if that's you!). But after a few spells of him shivering even when curled up on the sofa, we decided he might need an extra layer of warmth this winter. Turns out he looks very cute, and he knows it!

I've also been experimenting with much longer walks, and it's been fantastic. Exploring the woods near our house has been great for both of us. I take a different route each time, and try and introduce some games half way through. Milo is utterly exhausted but seems to be much better behaved and more loving afterwards. Someone once told me about the importance of finding your puppy's 'energy level', and making sure they are not either lacking in energy or having lots left over. I guess we've found the balance!

We've been enjoying conversing with other Mini Schnauzers on twitter, too! The digital #schnauzergang are really funny and it's great to share stories and look at other's photos. Nina tells me that she saw 3 other schnauzers whilst in the car the other day, just around the corner from our house. I better go and track them down so Milo can have some friends his own size!


  1. Aw, sounds like a wonderful first Christmas! Simba just had his first Christmas as well and even dressed up as Santa Paws! :)

    1. We bought Milo a few 'useful' outfits for Christmas, but after hearing about 'Santa Paws' I feel like we need to venture into the world of puppy costumes! Kia's looking very cute!