Hello world! I’m Kona!

Thank you Cinnamon for hosting this fun party!  I can’t tell you how excited my mom was when she heard about the party, and despite my shyness, I knew I MUST participate!

My name is Kona, and I’m a 15 pound miniature schnauzer.  I was born on January 15, 2009.  That makes me 3 years old (Yup!  I refuse to go by the human years..no need to add on unnecessary years).

Since I’m going to be featured once every month (yippee!), I want to share with you my life’s story, from the very beginning when I first met my mommy and daddy.  So please, join me as I take a trip down memory lane.

I was born on a farm about 5 hours away from Austin, TX.  There sure were a lot of my kind roaming around, as the landowner was a breeder.  My dad, Rowdy, was actually a show dog!  I love to mention that bc it makes me feel all important ;).   Sometimes, our ears are cropped, but my breeder thought the practice was inhumane.  I’m ok with my floppy ears, as I have zero tolerance for pain.

Once I turned 8 wks old, I was taken to Austin every weekend, along with my brothers and sisters.  I met tons and tons of people during that time, and they sure loved to hold and pet me.  Turned me into quite the greasy mess.

I remember vividly the day when I met my parents for the first time.  My daddy specifically spotted me amongst my siblings, but my mommy was not interested.  I heard her say that she doesn’t like black dogs and that she doesn’t even know what miniature schnauzers are!  Gasp!  I was crushed.  But for some reason, I felt a strong connection with them.  I knew what I had to do.  When my mommy looked at me, I gave her the most innocent, adorable, loving, and sparkling look I could muster.  Mission accomplished!  I heard her say, “OMGoodness!!  Look at those eyes!!”  And with that, she quickly embraced me.

However, to my dismay, they told my breeder that they wouldn’t be able to take me home with them because they were going to a wedding in Atlanta in a couple of days.  I whimpered as I was put back in the crate.  Devastated I was.

Within the next few days, my siblings started leaving me one by one.  Eventually I was the only one left from my litter (talk about a blow to my ego).  On the next trip to Austin, I was joined by my younger cousins.  Then something miraculous happened.  My parents came back for me!!  Although I had grown a lot since the last time they saw me, they (well more like my dad) were able to spot me right away due to my wide-set eyes.  All my siblings shared those intense, narrow-set schnauzer eyes that I envied, but  I was so thankful for my uniqueness at that moment.

Alas, I was home..

On my first day home..I must’ve felt really relieved. I kept passing out!

I didn’t bark until I was about a year old.  I know.  Impressive, eh?  😉 My parents were so worried that I was mute despite being told by my doctor that I was completely fine.

Gross! I looked like a bull frog

I guess my parents thought that they were getting a bigger dog..Whew! What a challenge that was!

Don’t look at me…I’m hideous!!

Up close and personal.. I’m about 3 months old here.  Thank goodness I’m out of that awkward stage!

I’m sexy and I know it!

Wow!  This has been quite fun, and I can’t wait to do it again next month!  Aren’t I really cute and lovable? (side effect from hearing my parents telling me every sec).  I have many many more stories to share so please come see me again!

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44 Responses to Hello world! I’m Kona!

  1. Oh my gosh!!! So so adorable! Love the puppy pics!

  2. Oh my gosh! SO cute! Teddy was also the last of his litter and he didn’t really bark at all until he was about 1 too! Puppy pics make me wish Teddy was a puppy again, but then I remember the potty training 🙂

    • Min says:

      Aww..do you think they didn’t bark bc they were traumatized and were so grateful that we gave them a home? Haha..yes..potty training…

  3. Carrie says:

    OMG! I love Miniature Schnauzers. We used to have 2 and one had floppy ears. You are the most adorable guy, Kona!

    • Min says:

      Aww, thanks! You know, I’ve realized that mini schnauzers always seem to be owned in pairs. But I think Kona’s happy that he gets all the love. He’s quite the jealous one 😉

  4. Courtney says:

    AWWWW, so cute! 😀

  5. Brittany says:

    How precious!! Kona is so cute! I so wish we could have animals, but right now we don’t have the space. BIG bummer!

    • Min says:

      He may be little, but he sure is a fixture in this household! Yea.. it was much harder to raise Kona at our previous place. He seems a lot happier here and that makes us happy 🙂

  6. Ah!!!! so freaking adorable!!!! 🙂

  7. Yoonie says:

    Ya know looking back at those pictures, he was actually kinda cute!! Jk
    I know what that little Kones buddy means to you and for that i am always so thankful.

    • Min says:

      Hey now! He’s always been cute!!! 😮
      I know..he sure got me through some rough times..Love him to pieces! So treat him good!!

  8. Gabby says:

    Goodness gracious, such a little cutie!

  9. Lauren says:

    Kona is so cute Min! I wanted to tell you that I’m so happy for you in your pursuit of becoming a registered dietician. I briefly pursued that before getting my degree in business. I really enjoyed the classes, but I took them during a time when I had some bad health problems, so I redirected myself to something that I could do online. I’ll have to link up Gus next month! He’d love to ham it up! ;o)

    • Min says:

      Thanks, Lauren! Your encouragement means a lot! Do you think you will pursue it again now that your health is better? And yes!! I think it’s time for Gus to be under the spotlight 🙂

  10. What a sweet baby! I love mini anything. I don’t know how you keep from squeezing him to death! 🙂

    • Min says:

      Oh, I don’t!! 🙂
      I’m always hugging, squeezing, kissing him. My mom doesn’t like to watch him when we’re away…She says I turned him into a needy boy. Sounds about right..He has no concept of personal space 😉 Oops..

  11. eatpraytri says:

    OK I AM DYING from this cuteness. He is killing me! How do you stand it? Guinness has floppy ears too and I think it totally adds to his charm! 🙂 Thanks for participating Min! Love your support 😉

    • Min says:

      I know!! Love his ears and how they flop when he bounces and pushes back when he sprints :). No, Thank you for this awesome link up!!! I showed the videos to Tim also! We both got a good laugh!

  12. Loved reading this! I totally smiled and had happy tears in my eyes. I love that you wrote it from Kona’s perspective. Also so excited to have found a new blog to read. 🙂

  13. Brittany says:

    Looveee, this pup is adorable!! What a cute idea.

    • Min says:

      Thanks, Brittany! Doing this post really made me reminisce on those days when he was so adorably awkward :). How much he’s grown!

  14. Carol says:

    What a baby. Kona is a tiny beauty. And his momma has a flair for writing. Very very enjoyable reading.

  15. Corrie Anne says:

    Hi Kona!!! Nice to meet you. Lol. I love reading the 23 paws!

    • Min says:

      I know!! I had so much fun today reading and getting to know other 4-legged creatures! They sure know how to put a smile on our faces, don’t they?

  16. Oh. My. Goodness. KONA IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!

  17. Ummm, yeah. Might just be the cutest dog ever. Even cuter than mine (don’t tell her I said that please).

  18. Aw, I love the pic of Kona when you first brought him home and he’s all passed out…so relieved to be with such a loving family 🙂

    Our Kona also didn’t bark at all, my in-laws had to “teach” him how to bark!

    • Min says:

      He couldn’t keep his eyes opened that first day…I remember too vividly ;). I love my lil’ family :).
      Really? they had to teach him? Your Kona is so gentle..so darling!

  19. ahhhh i love kona already! (: Secret is I might have a sweet spot for dogs (:

    • Min says:

      Yes, Danielle! That’s very clear! :). Your two dogs are soo cute also!! Let’s share pictures at HLS!! It’s seriously just around the corner!!

  20. Holy moses that puppy just made my heart melt!

  21. AHHHH I am in love with your pup! I think Kona and Daxter need to meet ASAP and have a schanuzer-riffic party. 😀

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