"Hi, I'm Toby, a Standard Schnauzer. I live with my mom in Bridgewater, New Jersey but I visit my grandmom in Pennsylvania a lot. I was born on March 5, 2010 so I'm now 4 years old...all grown up and having a great life."
"Me and my brothers and sisters."
"Ouch!!! Don't bump into my ears."
I'm here with my brothers and sisters, I'm one of the puppies with a blue collar. Blue because I'm a boy. Then weeks later our ears were clipped so that they stand up in points....better for us to hear. But to tell the truth it wasn't fun and it did hurt a lot, but us boy Standard Schnauzers are brave so only the girls complained.
"I'm starting to grow up."
"I just had my first haircut."
"My first Christmas - 2010"
"Not a bad haul of Christmas gifts."
My very first Christmas and I got to meet a neat man with a long white beard and a red suit. I was a little nervous but he told me that since I was a good doggie he was going to see that I got a lot of Christmas gifts. He was right! I got up on Christmas morning and there were all kinds of gifts to open. I like Christmas!!!
"It's my 1st birthday....but I don't like this thing on my head."
"Yes, I'm one year old and not a puppy anymore."
My first birthday and I'm getting to be a big boy. Hey, my beard is growing longer and maybe since I'm a boy it's time that I shave. Mom said no way...my beard makes me look so handsome. Mom knows best. But I expected to eat the birthday cake and got a doggie biscuit instead.
"My first Easter....I'm a little scared of this big Bunny Rabbit."
"My first ball game.....with Sparky."
"My Halloween costume....very spiffy."
"We went trick or treating but mom ate the candy and gave me a doggie biscuit."
I'm 1 1/2 years old now. Halloween is over, now I'm waiting for Christmas and another visit with Santa Claus.....and lots of gifts too. Life is sooooooo good!
"Playing with schnauzer friends."
"Me and my friend Rudi."
"Me and Santa 2011."
"Keeping warm in my new sweater."
This was my second Christmas and it was even better than last year because since I'm older I got even more gifts. I'm grown up now and me and mom have really good times together, we're best ever friends.
"It's my birthday again...I'm now 2 years old."
"Cookies too for my birthday."
I'm two years old....wow....I'm a really big boy now. Mom makes me cakes and cookies....she's the world's best cook. My life keeps getting better and better.
"I'm an athlete....doing Lure Coursing."
"I won, I won...I'm now a Lure Coursing Champion."
My mom has trained me to become a contender in the sport of Lure Coursing. In case you aren't familiar with this sport....Lure Coursing
is a sport for dogs than involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. No, I didn't know this but my mom told me....so it's true. So, me and mom have been training for months and I won a championship ribbon. I love running and leaping through the air, so I'm really good at doing this and it's so much fun for me. Mom is so proud of me!
"Check out me among the flowers."
"Another neat ribbon for being a Good Citizen."
"Me and Santa, my third Christmas - 2012."
"Happy New Year 2013!"
This was my third Christmas and this year I got to celebrate the New Year too. Mom and I brought in the New Year together. I got to drink a doggie toast and pop balloons. Life is good and I'm a very happy dog.
"Mom's schnauzer cupcakes."
"More schnauzer cupcakes...yum."
My mom makes these neat cupcakes, she makes schnauzer cakes too. My mom is a great mom, she can do just about everything. I'm so lucky that my mom adopted me....we love each other so much and we make a great team. Life is good!
"Mom made this cake to look just like me."
"On the road again!"
"With mom and schnauzer friends."
"Pa" Parsifal Di Casa Netzer - Westminster Best in Show - 1997
Check this out.....the handsome Standard Schnauzer in the photo above is "Pa" Parsifal Di Casa Netzer, my grandfather. Pa won a ribbon for Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show in 1997. Mom said this is why I'm such a handsome boy. I do look a lot like my grandfather, don't I!!!
"My third birthday....and they keep getting better."
"Now I'm an official Therapy Dog." May, 2013
Since I'm now an official Therapy Dog, mom and I will be visiting retirement and assisted living homes.....cheering up people that may be lonely and want to pet me since they can't have their own pet. Then we'll visit hospitals to cheer up the people who are sick and need cheering up. I'm really good at doing this. Mom said we can also be in "Reading to Dogs" programs in libraries.
Since I'm also officially a "Working Dog" I can't wait to start doing my new jobs. As always, life is good!
"MY SISTER HANNAH BEING GROOMED."
This is Hannah, my new sister. Hannah was 6 months in October, 2013, and she already is my best friend and play mate. Now my life is complete. Life is good! Woof!!!
"HANNAH AND TOBY ON HALLOWEEN, 2013"
"THESE ARE SOME OF THE RIBBONS WE HAVE WON."
"TOBY & HANNAH, EASTER 2014"
"Hannah and I don't want to brag, but you've got to admit that we're really, really cute. Our mom helps us celebrate each and every holiday.....to the max. Thanks mom for making our furry lives so very special and wonderful." Toby
"HANNAH'S 1st BIRTHDAY, APRIL 2014"
"Hannah's first birthday was this month. Now she's a big girl, like I'm a big boy at 4 years old. I'm glad that we're together and that I can teach her all of the things I've learned over the last 4 years. It's wonderful having a companion to share things with, that is except for treats, which I do not share." Toby
"SWEETHEARTS - VALENTINES DAY 2015"
HANNAH - THE WINNER - 12/14
HANNA & TOBY - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
CH. HANNA - BEST IN SHOW - 2016
"That's all for now, but please come back to check out our webpage again because mom will be taking more photos of me and Hannah as time goes by.
When you're done looking at my page, check out my friend Schatzee's Page too. Schatzee and I have the same grandfather so we're related."