A Tribute to Miniature Schnauzer CASEY
by Kate Kopprasch
(San Clemente, CA, USA)
Miniature Schnauzer, My Sweet Angel Casey
It was St. Patrick's Day in 1997. I was taking a walk and passed 'The Yuppy Puppy'. She was in the window, a Miniature Schnauzer with the face of an angel. She came home with me and we enjoyed twelve years of pure joy. When my only child grew up and moved on to college, I didn't cry because I had Casey and she was the truest companion I could ever have.
Casey was the original Cookie Monster. If you said "Cookie" she would come running from the farthest reaches of the yard. A cookie was all it took to make a perfect day!
The day before Thanksgiving 2008, Casey just didn't seem right. We took her to her vet and between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2008, she was diagnosed with mammary cancer. I was devastated. Casey passed on February 19, 2009. She took a piece of me with her.
At the end of March 2009, my husband insisted we see a breeder and raise a new Miniature Schnauzer. Cali then became a part of our lives. Casey was so perfect you see, the absolute best, that we couldn't bear to live without a Miniature Schnauzer. She was a credit to her breed and will live on in our hearts always.