by Michael Chesney
(Madison, Mississippi USA)

The most beautiful Schnauzer in all the land, Angel.

The most beautiful Schnauzer in all the land, Angel.

Angel came into my life when Sidney, one of four Minis I had at the time passed unexpectedly during a trip to the vet. Several months prior, I lost my wife of 23 to diabetes. Even though I still had the other three, Motown, Mac and Garbo, there was another hole that appeared far too soon and I really needed to fill it. Angel was just a little tiny creature and I remember telling her she had some mighty big shoes to fill.

Ten years later, all the others have joined Sidney and Lynda in heaven and Angel has now developed Diabetes but it is under control and she is doing well. She became one of the sweetest, most caring Schnauzers I've ever had the pleasure to live with. No, I don't "own" her.

She now has a pal, Abby who is now 2 and the two of them keep me busy and occupied. We all pile up in the "comfy" reclining chair and watch college football... well, I watch it an they sleep on my chest and stomach.

Angel has always been there for me and understands my moods and sometimes I even think she can read my thoughts. I know for a fact that she understands English! And she can count too! If I go for a walk with her and put three treats in my pocket for a snack, she always knows when there is one left!!!

Angel is now 11 years old and I know she in in the twilight of her short life. She is happy though and very comfortable. She recently had eye surgery to restore her sight and remove the diabetic cataracts. The surgery was successful and she sees well now. She has been my best friend for a long time and she deserves the best I can give her.

Why haven't I mentioned Abby? Because this is Angel's write up. Abby's is coming. Angel's name came from the fact that after Lynda and Sidney went on ahead of me, I started seeing little angels everywhere, in magazines, on television, everywhere I looked, almost as if I was being told what to name her. The name stuck.

I love this girl.

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My Angel
by: Michael Chesney

Thanks for your nice comments everyone! Angel is still with me and this is to years later! She is doing well. I check her blood glucose probably 3 or 4 times a day - very expensive!!! But if that's what it takes for her to be well, that's what I will do! This is 2014 and I'm so happy to still have Angel in my life.

A friend, Claire saw this online. I had completely forgotten about it. She told me about it and I found it. Now I remember! Thanks, Claire! You da' best!!!

my boy
by: claire

There's a reason "dog" is God spelled backwards. I'm sure God sent my boy to let me know my capacity for love. My best friend, my therapist, my playmate and entertainer. I loved him with my whole heart and tears are flowing as I again re-live the pain of his passing. I know God would not be so cruel as to never let me feel that joy again,so I expect to see him at the pearly gates when I'm called home.

by: earl & carolyn

great story =)

Great story
by: Bella

What a great story

Angel Schnauzer
by: Anonymous

What a great story and a beautiful schnauzer. check out that beard. schnauzers just seem to have a way of knowing what we need. they are so loving and i think the best breed ever. i am glad Angel filled the hole in your life. may you have many more wonderful years with her. God bless.

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