(West Covina, California)
Itsy is better known as "princess". Wherever she goes, she gets the same comment..."This is my house, why are you barking at me?" :-) Some see the glass as half empty; others see it half full. Those who comment that she barks too much, don't see the excellent watch dog in her...but I do... Her usual habit is to eat her food and then drag herself all over the carpet as if she is trying to work off the calories...The vet says she is the perfect weight compared to other schnauzers who come in to her office.
I'm not sure if it is characteristic of all schnauzers, but she seems to be looking right through you when she makes eye contact. Itsy is a "transplant"; my sister sold her home and moved into a no pets apartment complex. Rather than let this gem go to some other family, we decided she would live with me and we have been inseperable ever since.