This fun loving, loyal family dog is the other half of The Twins. She is a 70 pound purebred black Giant Schnauzer with a friendly and loving personality who basks in the attention from anyone she considers a friend. She will lean up against that friend all day long, if she is allowed, with her head close to their hand in order to be petted. We have often remarked that she should have been named Pet Me. True to her breed, and protective in nature, she considers protecting her family her one and only job. Minnie is always on alert for strange sounds, movements or people. When she was young, we had to keep her confined downstairs at night as she thought it was her job to patrol the house. The click, click, click of her nails on the hardwood floors kept us awake and drove us crazy. If you want to hear her bark, just say “ Minnie…What’s that?”
Our sweet Minnie is a hypo-allergenic, non-shedding dog who therefore must be groomed. Before she is groomed she gets quite poofy. Because of that, she has been confused for a bear a few times on the hiking trails, even though there are no bears on Prince Edward Island. When trimmed she is lean and fast. With her love of the water, she can often be found in the duck ponds or streams of our forest.
Minnie’s favorite activities include hiking, anything with water, and laying in the rear cargo area of our car. We leave it open for her during the day. It’s like her doghouse; her special safe place. She also loves ice and will crunch it all day long. We have included a video of her ice crunching because it is hilarious to watch. Minnie, like Mickey, loves eating organic wild blueberries and grazes on them, straight from the plant, all throughout the day. She also loves the freeze dried berries, but prefers them to be hand fed to her.
Minnie is very obedient. A few years back when we were working with Chewy, we told her to stay in one spot so she wouldn’t get in the way. A few hours had passed before we realized Minnie was not with us. There she was, back where we had asked to her to stay.
What a great and lovable dog!