Posted by: pippinswaggytales | May 23, 2013

Pippin’s New Pal




Pippin has a new playmate, named Mercedes! Mercedes is a black Giant Schnauzer, and we traveled over to Ireland to pick her up. What a long journey that was for my Dad and sister, but she was well worth it! She is nineteen weeks now, and is already a lot bigger than Pippin. The photo below is of Mercedes when she was just eight weeks old.


At first Pippin wasn’t too sure what to make of her, and he kept disappearing to my room hiding; it has taken a while for them to get used to each other, but now that they have, they play all the time; it’s funny watching them because Pippin clearly has no idea that Mercedes is much bigger than him, stronger than him even – he just thinks he is the boss. She’s not allowed in his room, and yes that should be my room but Pippin is quite sure that it belongs to him, so he stands guard at his door when she goes too near.

You see, Pippin loves his rawhide chews. He enjoys collecting them, that is to say. He carries them around for a while, then he hides all his bones around the bedroom: under the cupboard, under any bags – I even found him in the washing basket one, burying one in there. So he has to, above all costs, guard his bones from other dogs who may want to steal them – which is why he has decided that Mercedes is not allowed in the bedroom, she might find his prize possessions and carry them away!

Mercedes is the sweetest tempered dog, she’s happy, laid back, and very playful. She loves to tear around the garden with Pippin, chasing him around in circles until they both flop to the ground panting, tired out for the next five minutes until they’re off again.

Here is a photo of Mercedes at nineteen weeks.



Finally, here is a photo of Mercedes with Rachel, my sister. She spent the day at a friendly show nearby. It was her first time at a show, and she absolutely loved it. I’ll try to get some videos of Pippin and Mercedes playing together in the garden soon!





  1. Awwww!!!!!! How big will Mercedes get? 🙂

    • Oh my goodness! XD My name *should* be ‘Lady Ness’ in the previous comment – sorry! ^_^

      • *Chuckles* I knew it was you. 🙂 Thanks for commenting! 🙂

    • They should grow to be 23-26 inches in height. (If you type Giant Schnauzer into Google Images, you can see one full grown.) 🙂

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