by DJ Ritchie
Mini Schnauzer Irie Caboose
I have a habit of looking at dogs all the time and I swear I was not looking for another dog, but she was surely looking for me, because when I saw her on petfinder.com, it was like she was looking directly into my heart! Her little eyes looked right into mine and I said to her picture, "Hold on, mommy is coming." I called and asked if they could keep her til I got there, please and they said yes.
The next day off work I drove the hour to get her. The shelter said she would need special food for her allergies all her life. Got her home, gave her a good bath and a hair cut, loved her like she probably never been before and although I know schnauzers are prone to allergies, guess what!? She no longer scratches, at all! I feel like she just needed me and my dog family to love her. I named her Irie Caboose. Irie means "groovy feelings" in Jamacian and Caboose means "the end" no more dogs for me!