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The other post, I mentioned that I live with Min Pins, or Miniature Pinschers.  I have had a special request for Min Pin pictures, so this post is all about that.  If you’re not into cute dog pictures, come back tomorrow.

Roomie has two Min Pins, named Lexi and Khavana (I can’t remember how old they are;  I think Lexi just turned 4 or 5, and Khavana is a couple of years (?) older).  This is Lexi:

She is a natural born poser.  She is also the first Min Pin I ever met.  I will complain about the Pins (sometimes a lot), but I really do love them.  For those of you who don’t know, Min Pins are the most mischievous, manipulative, destructive, and sly creatures imaginable.  They like to steal whatever it is they are not supposed to have.  They truly are masters of manipulation.  They can destroy a toy (or shoe, or pair of underwear) in microseconds.  Lexi, in particular, is very clever and very sly.  She also will eat anything, no matter if it is edible or not.  And Khavana is stealth personified;  she likes to sneak into my bedroom and steal Dannan’s bones.  Seriously, no one ever notices until she’s all of a sudden burying it in the toy box.

Ahem, got off track a little there.  This is Khavana:

She’s not fond of new people.  Seriously, I dated Dwarf (his nickname, he’s totally in love with it, I’m not doing some offensive name-calling here) for a year and a half, and Khav still shook when he was around when we broke up.  And Dwarf’s a good guy, so it’s not some sort of animal-sensing thing.

I have no idea what is under the couch, but they both like to go under there.  I shudder to think what they’ve collected.

Khav also likes to make strange, un-doglike noises.  She is trying to tell us something;  we just don’t know what the hell it is.

A couple more pics of Khavana:

Khavana loves to wrap herself up in blankets, sweaters, towels…  anything really that is left on the couch.  (And don’t ask why towels get left on our couch!)

Lexi’s turn.  The two of them sniff each other’s butts every chance they get.  What can I say, it’s a dog thing.

Lexi always finds the sunbeam to lie in.  She is always freezing, and in winter can be found lying on a heating vent.

She also loves to be outside, and she’s got a crazy run she likes to do.  Of course, when she’s being called to come in, she moves as slow as molasses in winter.

And this is what she does 99.99999999 percent of the time:  nose to the ground, searching for bugs, worms, ???

She never notices birds or squirrels in the yard, because she’s always too busy snuffling the ground.

She did hear something here that caught her interest.  Probably somebody walking on HER road.

Her great escape, as a pup.  Min Pins are very agile, very talented escape artists.

And one more diva pic for the road.

I haven’t posted any pics of them playing, but trust me, they do love to play!

And just because I can’t do a whole dog post without a picture of my boy, Dannan:

He is not a Min Pin.  (We’re really not sure what he is;  some kind of hound/spaniel mix, I think.)  Dannan thinks he’s just one of the gang, though, and tries to do things that the girls do, like perching on the back of our couch.

If you’re interested in seeing more about our dogs, Dannan has a blog.  Of course, it’s mostly about him, but from time to time, the Pins do make an appearance.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that although the Pins make me certifiable, they are also  hilarious, little squirmy sweethearts who love to cuddle.  And I love them.

Back to non-dog stuff tomorrow!

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I might just have found the perfect purse for me! Roomie talks about the purse that epitomizes who she’d like to be; I’m not sure I’m prepared to go that far, but I have never been sooooooo excited about a purse!

Here is the old, ratty summer purse:

Please excuse the dog hair on the couch.  Also the malformation of the cushion due to Dannan’s delusion that he is as small as the Miniature Pinschers we live with, and can therefore perch on the back of the sofa.

I’ve seen some other blogs about purses and what they carry (I’m too lazy to look up all the links).  So here’s my contribution:

I haven’t yet figured out how to put fancy arrows and writing onto a picture yet, so here’s what all this crap is:  2 year calendar, Dentyne Fire gum, envelope containing my refill cheques, lip balm, kleenex, cell phone, inhaler, meds, paperclip (?), quarters for the grocery carts, giant Lifesaver, pen, two notebooks, keys, business cards, wallet, deodorant (you never know…), and prescription sunglasses in case.  (You are no doubt ecstatic to have had me tell you all that.)

But here, HERE, is the Best Purse in the World:

I wasn’t sure that the fabulousness of the purple would show up on the red couch, so here it is on the seat of our recumbent exercise bike (yes, we seriously do have one):

Please ignore the junk in the background.  And get used to reading that;  clutter is my life.

The Best Purse in the World has lots of dividers inside it, which I love.  As you saw, I carry a whole lot of crap in my purse, so it’s nice to have it all segregated into sections.

I know that you can’t see all the FABULOUSNESS of the purse, and for that, I blame my photography skills.  You’ll have to trust me on this one.

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