Most people have heard of Feng Shui, the oriental art of spiritually-informed design. A our house we enjoy Feng-Shih, or perhaps it should be called Feng Schnitzel
HGTV designers and decorators eat your heart out; Animal Planet please take notice.
Schnitzel, our beloved Schnauzer-Shih Tsu mix canine companion daily reveals to us his Asian Shih-Tsu genetic roots in his commitment to arranging and rearranging his and our immediate environment.
I am not talking about his collection of toys and other play objects although, depending on how he chooses to amuse himself on any given day, he routinely distributes and redistributes them around our home.
Specifically, I refer to Schnitzel’s pet furniture, his dog beds which come in a number of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. He has at least three or four of them and we never know from one day to the next where they will wind up.
For reasons known only to him and canine Feng Shui masters, he finds it essential to move his dog beds from room to room and or to a variety of locations within each room.
Sometimes we witness Schnitzel practicing the Oriental Art of Feng Shih-Tsu. While watching one of our television programs we may spot him gripping one of his dog beds with his mouth and with clear intention drag it from one side of the living room to the other.
From time to time he will bring his dog bed of choice over to one of us, shoving it up and onto our laps, looking at us with canine expectation.
We think he may be asking for our take on his aesthetic opinion, but we cannot be sure. I fear that his is often disappointed with us.
What we do know, beyond the show of a doubt is that we have a dedicated and devoted decorator dog in our home.
HGTV or Animal Planet, we eagerly await your call….