Wednesday, January 7, 2009

coincidence over lunch

Man-dad was having lunch at one of his regular places, and chatting casually with one of his regular servers. She always takes good care of Man-dad and the other guys from his office. The restaurant, Antonio's, has good salads and pasta and lunch specials, like Italian grilled chicken and mixed seafood and stuff like that.

Well, the server, Dani, a nice German lady, said something about her dog, in an informal kind of way, and Man-Dad said that, yes, he has a dog too. And Dani said, "Well, I have a Giant Schnauzer." And Man-Dad said, "Why, I do too!"

And then they figured out that her dog -- a five-year-old male from El Lobo Kennels - is related to Madison.

"Why would you ever get a Giant Schnauzer?" she asked. "Why not just shoot yourself!"

And then they compared notes:

  • Demands attention with a sharp bark
  • Demands, demands, demands
  • Obstinate
  • Stubborn
  • Willful
  • Prone to planting all four huge paws and refusing to move

Dani told Man-dad that she actually took six months off of work when her Giant was a puppy so that she could work on training him.

Dani adores her Giant, and said that he is really great at the dog park. They go to the one in Plantation. They promised to make a playdate, so that Madison can play with one of her "own."

Sounds like a blast!


Kess And Her Mama said...

What a happy coincidence. This is what happens when dog lovers come together. Tell us about your play date!

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

There is something to be said for breed loyalty : )

Cocoa the Beagle said...

How nice! We can't wait to hear about your play date Madison! Happy New Year to you!

Cocoa and Barley

Stanley said...

That sounds like one very fortunate coincidence! It will be fun to see if Madison recognizes Dani's Giant as "one of her own".

That description you gave of Giant Schnauzers, by the way, totally applies to my sister, Stella, who is only 12 lbs and full of sass!

Goober love,

Patience-please said...

Wow! Kismet!

wags from the whippets

Maggie and Mitch said...

ooooooooooooo, a new friend for you, Madison! We can't wait! Tell your mom not to forget the camera!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

It's a small world, isn't it? That is cool that Madison will have a fellow playmate size.


Biggie-Z said...

I love it when our less populous* breeds get to play with relatives, and you get to see the similarities in the temperament and the differences too!

Another coincidence: My big brother's name is Dani! and I have a (human) baby friend born on the same day as me whose name is Dani too.

*we're not rare breeds, but I didn't want to call our lab and golden friends "common"

Eduardo said...

I can't wait to see pictures!Madison is going to be so happy to be able to be as ruff & tuff as she wants with her new playmate! And they're related! It's such a small world!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Kathryn and Ari said...

What a riot. It seems like the older I get, the smaller the world seems.

Enjoy the dog part--we LOVE ours.

Mango said...

Six good reasons to get a giant schnauzer, I would say.


musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package