Stormy & Muffin 1996 - 2012

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I lost my babies last spring, two weeks apart. Muffin was pure white and died at 15.5 years old. Stormy was all black and I lost him two weeks after Muffin, just days after his 16th birthday. They were like an old married couple. They were inseparable since the day I brought Muffin home to meet Stormy. The three of us were our own little family. For the better part of 16 years, they shared my happiness and sorrows and were a constant source of joy, comfort, and companionship for me.

They often teamed up to create mischief, like stealing a bag of powdered sugar from the kitchen table and making a huge mess. Most people would have been angry, I suppose, but I just laughed and tried to figure out where to begin cleaning up the mess. The entire kitchen was covered in a dusting of sugar; Stormy was as white as Muffin, and Muffin was crusty from Stormy trying to lick the sugar off of her.

I learned the hard way, that I could only buy them round beds. They dragged their beds in and out of the sun. If they had a retangular bed, they'd drag it by a corner and as soon as a hole appeared, they'd shred the bed and I'd have stuffing everywhere. Yet, if one of their stuffed toys had hole, they'd bring it to me to sew up. I had to stop whatever I was doing and fix it right away too. They'd stare at me and the wounded toy until I repaired it and tossed it back into play. There were nights when I felt like I was running a stuffed toy ER.

They were complete opposites who complemented each other. They often curled up together on their bed nose to tail and created a living yin-yang symbol. I miss them.

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May 04, 2013
Little Sunshines...
by: anjali

Soo beautiful to read and see Stormy & Muffin...
Hope you are moving forward with their memories..
Love & prayers

Nov 17, 2012
stormu & muffin
by: Anonymous

my thoughts are with you,mini's are the absolute best...you gave them the best anyone could have;

i still feel the loss of casper my good boy,who was a pure white also;

Nov 17, 2012
Such sweet babies
by: tracy

I also have a black one and a white one. Their names are Jack and Jorja. And they are wonderful companions. I hope you find 2 more that give you all the joy you had with Stormy and Muffin. They would want you to. And so sorry for your loss.

Nov 17, 2012
@ schnauzers do rule
by: Anonymous

They are clever creatures. Stormy loved bread and there was no safe hiding place for it. I tried putting it on top of the fridge and he still managed to get to it. I couldn't for life of me figure out how a 14 inch tall dog was getting all the way up there. Then one day I caught him. He pushed a chair into the alcove, used the chair to get on the counter, jumped from the counter to fridge, tossed the bread to his accomplice Muffin (who was a lousy look out), then jumped down, and then he PUT THE CHAIR BACK so I wouldn't know how he did it! I had to keep the bread in the microwave.

Nov 17, 2012
Schnauzers do rule
by: Anonymous

I often think about how smart Schnauzers are. I think your post proves it beyond a doubt. Your friends are beautiful and your memories precious. Don't lose them to time. Always remember.

Nov 17, 2012
Thanks Sarah
by: Anonymous

They were there for the best days too - summers at the lake, hikes in the woods, dog shows, train rides, boat rides, apple picking, hay rides, country fairs. They had all sorts of big adventures for such small dogs.

Nov 17, 2012
Saving grace
by: Sarah

Clearly they also saved your life by bringing you through some dark times. Their love for you lives on.

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