Checkers   4 comments

Miss D is curled up and sleeping and as I watch I am reminded of the differences and the similarities between her and my precious Checkers. Like Miss D, Checkers was a miniature schnauzer and had the large personality for which the breed is known. Independent, playful, and intelligent, Checkers also was difficult to train. But she had some unique tricks of her own; like rolling down the car windows when she wanted to feel the wind in her face or the way she walked along the back of the sofa like a cat to reach her favorite sleeping place.

Checkers also had medical issues. I adopted her through rescue when she was 6 years old. She had a heart murmur and due to a car accident when she was younger, she had no back right hip joint. The femoral head had been removed. Like Miss D, that didn’t stop her. She was very active. Checkers and I would walk 3 miles every day, 5 miles on the weekend.

Checkers loved people. She was an excellent rescue ambassador, gently approaching children and adults alike, indiscriminately giving out kisses and glad to take a treat out of the littlest hands. Miss D also loves people, but it takes time to gain her trust. Both dogs were slow to trust me, but once accepted, the bonds are strong.

I had 7 wonderful years with Checkers before she passed away at the ripe old age of 13. She was spunky, playful, and silly right to the end. She was an angel on earth sent to remind us of what it means to love unconditionally and without judgment.

Posted May 22, 2012 by iloveschnauzers in Schnauzers

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  1. aw, how sweet. We used to have a salt and pepper schnauzer named Sadie and a white schnauzer named Sammy who have left us 😦 We still have a schnauzer now, a black one named Rocky. I also have a mini poodle. Dogs are the best!


  2. Beatiful pictures and thoughtful words. I have become a total dog person. They make us better people.


  3. Beautiful picture of your little love. I do not think that I could live without our little schnauzer, Petey. He is our third schnauzer! They are sweet dogs.


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