Alphie in the Cucumber Patch

by Bessie Favell

My unforgettable schnauzer, Alphie, went over the Rainbow Bridge some time ago. I'm too old to take care of another one now.
In Alphie's memory I wrote a true published children's book titled "Alphie in the Cucumber Patch" Also have a video of the same title on YouTube.

yes you guessed it he loved cucumbers. I never did get any pickles made.

The family didn't mind as we had a lot of fun chasing him out of the patch with a cucumber stuck in his mouth.

He will always be in our hearts.


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Oct 05, 2022
Looking for the video of Alphie in the Cucumber Patch
by: Diego Fernandes Sapucahy

Hey Bessie, the link to the video of Alphie in the Cucumber Patch doesn't seem to be working. I'd love to see it, where can I find it?

Jul 11, 2022
The heart of a Mini Schnauzer beats with love!!
by: Isaac

I oftentimes visit this page when I'm away from home because I miss my little mini, Chancla. (which means slipper)

I'm saddened that i can't listen nor read the story of a beautiful Mini called "Alphie" any more: I wish I knew who he was and how much he was loved!

A big hug from Mexico!

Sep 02, 2017
Gretchen in the Cucumber patch
by: Bessie

Hello Gerald.

That is hilarious! You'll just have to write your own true story. I'm sure you could get it published.

Copies of my book are now in the Ottawa Archives thanks to my publisher Bobbie Van-stone.

Sep 02, 2017
by: Bessie

Thank you Derek.

I don't like the video I made, I'm not relaxed. Hope to entice a niece or nephew to another for me some day

Sep 02, 2017
Anonymous phyllis
by: Bessie

He was adorable. When my late husband took I'll Alphieeureka guarded over him night and day. Slept on the bed with him.

Sep 02, 2017
Alphie in the Cucumber Patch
by: Bessie

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Aug 09, 2016
by: T St Louis

I read your book and wanted to thank you. It was so cute. Alphie was, too. They are wonderful little buddies. I miss mine everday. Thanks again and please keep writing.

Aug 06, 2016
Delightful Story
by: AnonymousPhyliis

Sounds like he was a lovable companion.

Aug 06, 2016
Thank you!
by: Derek S

Thank you for sharing about your schnauzer. They are the best dogs for sure.

Aug 06, 2016
Gretchen in the cucumber patch
by: Gerald Stevens

We too had a cucumber lover only she was a German Shepard named Gretchen. She would go into the garden and pick the largest cucumbers and bring them to the front yard, plunk herself down, placing the cucumber between her front paws and with her lower teeth dig out the flesh and seeds leaving a yard full of cucumber canoes left for us to clean up.
We now cater to the smaller German breed, Mini-Schnauzer Danka and Shayna. Love them both.

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