Miniature Schnauzer Dixie
Dixie came to share my life 13 years ago. Rescued from a puppy breeder up North, she came to the warm climate of South Carolina to spend many years. She was the love of my life, shared my joys and sorrows and never asked for anything. She was somewhat timid, but could always manage a bark when she was defending me or our home. She got me through the hardest of times during the last seven years and just this last December she and I took in a foster dog who's owner had died. Dixie and I could not find a suitable home for this little chihuahua, so we ended up keeping him.
This spring, with Dixie's 16th birthday approaching, she felt it was time for her to leave. It was a heartbreaking thing to have to do, hoping that she would get better, but she knew she wouldn't and took her leave from us with great dignity knowing that I was in good hands with the new dog in the family, Luis.