Tuesday, December 23, 2008

guessing game

Someone is always asking H-Mom: "Is she a ...." and filling in their own blank.

We get all kinds of speculative inquiries, and they are not too bad, but very seldom are they correct.

Some people think that Madison is a Bouvier puppy. If she is in a shaggy state, that's a very good guess. And Giant Schnauzers do have some Bouvier heritage.

Others, actually quite a few, suggest Kerry Blue, which surprises H-Mom because it is not a bad guess, but seems rather obscure.

Once in awhile, someone forgets about length-of-leg as an issue, and asks if Madison is a Scottie. That's kind of silly, but not terrible, as far as guesses.

Well, the other day, there was a handsome young man in the elevator. A very, very handsome young man. Like male model handsome. Drop into a faint, OMG-handsome. He was splendid.

H-Mom was rather impressed, actually.

The handsome one was with an older, high-maintenance woman, obviously a "cougar," and he was blatantly practicing his debonair and worldly act.

"Great dog," he said to H-Mom.

Nice voice. Low, sexy.

His cougar-date batted her eyelashes, bored.

"Now I know what that is ... don't tell me ... " he smiled. Perfect teeth. Charming smile. The hint of a dimple.

Did H-Mom write "drop-dead gorgeous" yet?

"That's a ... that's a ... I've got it ..." a look of enlightenment spread across his carved-in-stone face.

He lit up. He was male perfection.

"A basset hound, right?"

H-Mom couldn't even laugh. She didn't even crack a smile. Not a snicker left her lips. It was a singularly incredible moment.

The handsome one's cougar-date looked at him with perfected ennui, then inspected her impeccable manicure.

All H-Mom could think was, "Yes, God is fair."


Eduardo said...

He had to be joking! There was no way he was serious! NO WAY! Oh Lordy! Wow! Even someone who has no idea about breeds just keep their mouth shut! But that...that was way way off, not even near Madison! He had to be joking!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Jessica said...

You totally made me cackle out loud! That was too, too funny... especially with your perfect post of the breed pictures . Here in the Chicago suburbs, a lot of people think my Giant is a Scottie, and some people say, "Wow... he looks just like a Schnauzer, only bigger!"

My favorite, though, was when a neighbor saw my Giant puppy (roughly the same size as my mini) and said, "Oh, he's so cute... I wish they could make them to stay that small!" I said, "They do, it's called a mini schnauzer!"

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

That's really fun. A dumb blonde guy!

Your Pals,
SEn-Chan, Tom and Tama-Chan

Allison (Dog Mom) said...


Dog Mom is laughing so much!!

Waldo makes people confused a lot, too. But no one ever guesses "chihuauhua".

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom is rolling on the floor laughing out loud! We think she's lost it, Madison!
This is one of the funniest stories she has ever heard!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

Really, do you think he was serious? Or trying to be cute-sie? Gawd, mom would say how can anyone be so dumb, but she knows better./


Stanley said...


Okay. YOU were there. Now tell me.

Is this a true story? Could this little sex kitten of a guy really be that estupido? Or, was he totally trying to work the charm by being funny?

All I can say is, that cougar knows how to pick 'em!

Goober love & Christmas smooches,


That sounds so typical. Beauty but no brains. It reminds Dad of an old saying. When you see the sparkle in their eyes, make sure it is not the sun shining in from behind.

Essex & Deacon

Anonymous said...

Hi Madison! What a great story! People say the silliest things, don't they? It's kind of nice that dogs can't talk.

Merry Christmas!

Kathryn and Ari said...

We loved this story. Great control, H-mom!

Happy holidays to you.

Maverick the Pirate said...

How on earth could he call you a Basset hound???????? Harrrrrr Was he blond Harrrrrr. Merry Christmas Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

with love, Madison said...

Well, yes, he was blond. And we saw the sun shining. H-Mom was so flabbergasted that she didn't even laugh but then she didn't open her mouth. This gorgeous man-character was totally serious. He was so stupid, it was flashing on his perfect forehead. We don't think the cougar cared a bit that he was dumber than a dumb blond chick. Not at all. But she should have told him that he isn't allowed to TALK outload, lol.

Sherry & Alanis said...

Too too too funny! Of course a Basset Hound--with slender ears, long black fur and long legs....

Casper and pals said...

OMD!! Momma is killing herself laughing- and your H- Mom kept a straight face?

How ?


Jake of Florida said...


We're back -- and were planning a visit to the Art Fair -- but 25 pounds of dog on my lap with his head down for the better part of 2500 miles -- so that the poor baby (my professor, Mr. Jake) wouldn't have panting anxiety attacks from all the stimuli -- has left me lame and barely able to walk.


musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package