I fell in love w/ schnauzers thru my "Baltimore street dog", Scruffy.
When I wanted a companion for him, I walked into the Humane Society
just as Pepper
(then named Belle) was turned in because she wasn't elegant enuf and
at 9 months, she got into things when left alone all day!
She was standing in a crate, shaking from head to toe; when I opened
the crate, she put her front legs around my neck and held on!!
Ten years later, she's still good at that!
Pepper was diagnosed as diabetic in 11/97; her treatment has been
a roller-coaster. She still loves to play and loves to cruise her
After sadly letting Scruffy go, it was about a year before I went
looking again. this time, I knew I wanted a schnauzer when I
went to the Humane Society.
When I walked in, there was a tiny (6lb) chocolate imp watching
everything from his top crate. When I lifted him out, he
curled into my neck and "talked" to me! He was 7 - 8 months old -
he had been a stray found after some time on the streets.
He was so grown out and sick when he was brought in that his
ID card said "3 yr old female"; first as they groomed him,
the "fe" was crossed off, next there was a question about
checking his age!!
When I came back the second day
(not really sure I wanted a toy anything!)Raggedy Andy as
they called him, was busy redecorating his crate by pulling
1" strips of newspaper off the lining 1 strip at a time,
the full length of the cage.
He is still an imp and still bears the
emotional scars of life on the streets. He's gained weight
and now weighs 9 lbs! I enjoy his poodle antics and brightness!
Both dogs are happier when they are together and love to romp.
We have a new addition, Ike! Newly rescued w/ the help of Cheyennemama from a kill shelter
Ohio and delivered to me in a parking lot in Covington, KY.
He is a black mini schnauzer found wandering in Ohio.