We got Heidi when she was 5 from the Rescue. Her former owner had to go in a nursing home. The relative of the woman threatened to kill the dog. We took her in with us.
She lived with us for 9 years until yesterday when we had to put her down. She was a very sick little girl. I held her in my arms and told her how much I loved her when the vet gave her the shot. She died in my arms being loved.
Have had schnauzers for the past 40 years and this little girl loved me more than any of them - I think because she knew I rescued her.