A Tribute to Miniature Schnauzer Charley

by Fred Littell
(Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Sir Charles

Sir Charles

Charley was named for the dog in John Steinbeck's book Travels with Charley.

Charley and I met a few years ago at a county shelter in Texas. Nobody seemed to want him because of his small size and his teeth. It was a tough time in my life, sad and lonely.

When I touched Charley, I knew he was the one for me, we drove home and got acquainted. He went with me everywhere, without complaint. He had his little car seat in the front passenger seat of my truck so that he could look out when he wanted to. Over the years he accompanied me from Fort Worth to Kansas for 3 years, then on to Alaska for several months, then back to Fort Worth. He made friends everywhere he went. A sweeter dog would be hard to find.

Charley was my best friend and when Fritz came along I had 2 best friends.

Charley, Fritz and I miss you terribly and will remember you forever. God bless you. I pray we can meet again one day when God wills. Rest in peace my pal.

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Sep 02, 2015
I have questions about Sir Charles
by: Anonymous

I adopted a schnauzer in 2010-2011 in Camarillo Ca. Please forgive me for asking if your Sir Charles passed away or if he was lost.
We have had our schnauzer (Buster) for several years.
Just found out that his previous name was Sir Charles B_ _ _ _ _ _ R if you think it's possible
let me know.

Jan 03, 2011
Thank you
by: Charley's Dad

Thank you all for your comments. It was very hard and as many of you know, it still is. It's been a rough roller coaster.

Dec 22, 2010
Sweet Charley
by: The Sassy 7 Pack

To our dear friend Charley. You were always so special to the 6 Pack and now the 7 Pack. Rest in peace dear friend. You will be missed by all of us.

Dec 21, 2010
You will be missed
by: Uno, Mickey and Reece

We know you will be missed Charley. Please watch out for your Dad and Fritz from the Rainbow bridge and send warm memories down to help them through this tough time.

{{{BIG HUGS}}}

Dec 21, 2010
In Memory of Charley!
by: KG ~ Ebenezer's "mom"

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your dearest friend.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
but the love you shared leaves you great memories
that no one can steal.

Dec 21, 2010
Sending Love & Hugs
by: Ernie George's Mom

I know the pain of losing your best friend, and it leaves me almost at a loss for words right now, knowing how much you miss Charley. Just know that there are many people who are sending you their love, and who understand. Charley loved you so much, and he is watching over you. Bless his sweet soul.

Dec 21, 2010
Rest in Peace Charley
by: Sabrina

Charley you are loved dearly and missed deeply. You will be forever in our hearts. Fritz and your daddy miss you terribly but know you are no longer suffering and will be watching over them from the bridge

Dec 21, 2010
Sweet Charley Angel
by: Murphy & Bacardi

It is so very hard to lose our fur kids but know that there is a place at the Rainbow Bridge that Charley will be waiting to meet you again.

You gave Charley a life when nobody wanted him so it was a win/win for both you and Charley. You were lonely and so was he. He was cared for and loved in his final years.

To Charley one sweet loving schnauzer. May you now run free and play at the bridge with all your other schnauzer buddies.

You will be missed.

Dec 21, 2010
We miss you Charley!
by: Anonymous

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know no words can heal your pain, only time will help to ease it. Take peace in knowing Charley had a great life with you and you were blessed to have him.

Hold the memories close in your heart and he will be with you until you can meet again. It is not good-bye but see you later.
I'm sure Charley, Georgie & Annie are watching over us! Hugs, Fred & Fritz.

Nancy, Finnegan, Winston & NeeNee & angels Georgie & Annie

Dec 21, 2010
Run Free, Charley!
by: Lily & Ashley

Everyone misses you but we know that you are looking down on your Daddy and furbrother from the Bridge. Be sure to introduce yourself to our Mini Schnauzer, Holly, who went there on September 25th. You and her will become good friends.
You were very much loved and will never be forgotten! Godspeed, Charley!

Dec 20, 2010
by: Crystal

To Fred and Fritz, may your memories in time bring you peace and much joy. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Charley, I am sure I would have loved him. I am glad that you had your time together and that you brought much joy and entertainment into each other's lives.

Dec 20, 2010
Fly Free Sweetheart
by: Jerri, Harley D & Sophie C

Sending our prayers to you on the loss of your precious Charley. I don't think a day goes by that I do not remember a wonderful moment in time of my sweet angel babies at the Bridge. Know that you are not alone and Fritz will do his best to keep you smiling. Take care.

Dec 20, 2010
A Life Well Lived
by: The D Dogs

Though Charlie was only with you for part of his life, you gave him everything he needed and most of all you gave him love. He knew that and found happiness in being your companion. You took him when no one else wanted him, for that you should feel great! He will be remembered as your best buddy and for Fritz mentor. We will all miss him.

Dec 20, 2010
Til we meet at the Bridge
by: Anna K

So sorry for your sad loss of Charley. They are such very special dogs. I lost my Gus in March 2010 to lymphoma cancer and I miss him so much. My other schnauzer, Max, still looks for him. Don't know how I would have made it without Max. Just remember, your Charley will live forever in your heart and you will both be reunited at Rainbow Bridge.

Anna and Max

Dec 20, 2010
Rest In Peace
by: Fizzy and Chrissy

Good-bye, Charley. Though your time here on Earth is over, you will be forever remembered. Fly free at the Bridge, sweet boy.

Fritz and Dad, you WILL see Charley again someday. I might not know much, but I KNOW, with all my heart, that when it's our turn to go to heaven, all our loved ones are there to welcome us. Until that day comes, treasure your memories. Many prayers for you.

Dec 20, 2010
Rest In Peace Charley
by: Maddie Schoodle

Although your furry body is gone, your spirit remains and I know you will be watching over your dad and your brother Fritz.

The furry angels were there to welcome you. My sister Silky Schnoodle was happy to show you around.

Rest in peace and please watch over your dad and Fritz.

Maddie Schnoodle

Dec 20, 2010
Our Deepest Sympathies
by: Lafayette Little Rascals

We are so very sorry to hear about Charley going to the bridge. We understand how it feels to lose a special fur baby. It truly hurts like losing a human child. Although time moves along they stay with us in our hearts furever. They stay on our minds, little things come up that bring us back to tears, those "moments" come and go, but that's because we love them so much. No other fur baby can take Charley's place, but will make another place in your heart. We hope it brings some comfort in knowing Charley is in God's hands until that day you will be reunited furever. Sending prayers, hugs and lots of love to you and Fritz as you mourn the loss of this beautiful pup.

Dec 20, 2010
A treasured friend

Charley, we all miss you. Please continue to watch over your dad and Fritz as they are heartbroken without you.

Fred, I hope you can find strength in your memories and faith in the future. God bless your family.

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