Hi! My name is DojaLi, and I’m a white chocolate parti miniature schnauzer, who has been living in Fairfield, CT since my “Gotcha Day” on June 12, 2020. I live in a house with my human dad, Luis, and five other family members. And if I had to choose my favorite person, it would have to be my dad, Luis… but only during the day because he’s home, of course. Grandma is my favorite at night-time!
Speaking of family, one unique thing about mine is that I also still see my other puppy siblings, despite none of us having the same human parents. I’m one of a litter of five brothers and sisters, who were all at Central Park Puppies together. The human who took home the first of my siblings purposely left her information for whoever ended up with the rest of us. Isn’t that cool?!? As it turns out, all of my siblings’ furever parents followed up and now talk almost daily in their “schnauzer sibling” Instagram chat group. They all got on a video chat to sing us happy birthday in April, and even though we all don’t live in the same State, my siblings and our parents just got together this past June for a playdate picnic in - where else? - Central Park!
We’ve all grown so much since we were last together! When I was first delivered to my new fur-ever home, my dad says I was as small as a kitten but hopped around like a bunny. He says it was really cute, but that I would also bunny hop around over his feet while he was walking, because I thought they were toys. Admittedly, this is something I still do - but at least I’m bigger and more visible now, so I’m not as easy to step on or kick by accident.
That said, my personality has grown with me, too! My family describes me as a sweetheart, but also rambunctious and very energetic. My human mom and dad laugh a lot because of my antics and call me “Zoomy”. If they wind me up enough, I’ll start darting back and forth between the living room and the kitchen as fast as I can, and I’m so quick that I’ll end up sliding under the chairs and tables.
They also say I’m feisty and that my sass is like a human’s because I’m known to roll my eyes, give side-eyes, and I’ll even put my paw on your hand to stop it when I get tired of you touching or petting me. Also, I love tearing up paper, tissues, and socks, which I get in trouble for, of course. However, it’s the fact that I don’t even try to hide it and just tear things up in front of them, or just far enough out of reach to where they have to get up and come stop me, that adds to my sassy reputation.
But I don’t destroy things I like! My favorite toys are a lamb chops toy my family gave me when they first got me, and a Rosé bottle toy that I still keep in pristine condition on my bed. It’s the toys I don’t care for as much that aren’t so lucky and get torn up pretty quickly.
My dad says that if I were a human, he thinks I would be a Rockstar because, combined with my sass and rebellious love for destroying things in front of authority figures, I also have a wide variety of vocal ranges! He says he’s heard me hit notes in my howls, spanning from Ariana Grande to Ozzy Osbourne.
I love having a family that loves me and who supports my sassy Rockstar lifestyle, and who lets me visit my siblings. I guess it’s safe to say I’m one lucky schnauzer…and yes, the paw I just put on your hand means I’m now tired of this interview!