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
- 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!