by Beth Bryant
(Olive Branch, MS)

Kizer...the only pup awake looking at Momma Sophie in the corner of the pic.

Kizer...the only pup awake looking at Momma Sophie in the corner of the pic.

Around 6 am on 5/16/2003, I woke up after a very short nap to check on Sophie and her six little brand new black babies that I'd been up helping her deliver all night. I was already overwhelmed and overjoyed that we had six babies because we had been told from an ultrasound that there were four babies. I got an even bigger shock when I looked into the kennel and saw one little beige color boy that wasn't there when I finally went to bed just two hours earlier. That little odd color baby had the biggest personality and was the funniest lil pup of the whole litter, so he stayed with Sophie and me.

Sweet boy Kizer SHOULD have had his 9th birthday on 5/16/2012, but that was not meant to be. In the summer of 2011, I decided we had the room to help foster rescues until they found their own happy furever homes. This had been going great until December 9, 2011. My sweet doggie soul mate...was attacked by the foster dog that was here at the time. By the time I got to him, he was already gone. The loss of my precious boy is still so painful!!

Happy birthday buddy...Momma still loves you and will always miss you until I get to hold you again at the rainbow bridge!!!!

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Jun 01, 2012
Peace to you
by: Wendy

Beth, my heart goes out to you. I agree that compassion is what's needed here. I'm sure that there is enough sorrow and guilt to deal with over what happened to Kizer without anyone else viciously adding to it. God bless you, Beth.

May 31, 2012
So sorry and sad
by: Misty's girl

I just lost my baby girl this week, so I feel your loss with you. I miss her horribly. But as my friend says - they are always with you as long as they are in your heart.

May 30, 2012
So Sad
by: Anonymous

Sorry any of you feel this way. But when you pay One Thousand Dollars and up for a Schnauzer. You have to be responsible enough to make sure this doesn't happen. And did you ever witness a nightmare attack. Blood and guts everywhere. And the dazed look in the dogs eyes that is being attacked. It is not pretty. It is sickening. It will make you throw up. And I do feel bad for poor little Kizer. He was mauled for nothing. If you want to rescue dogs that is fine, I support alot of groups. Selective ones that know what they are doing. Not ones that just take them in off the street to be a hero.

May 29, 2012
Hurting with you
by: Anonymous

This story just makes me sick. So sorry for you and your family.

May 26, 2012
I feel your pain
by: Linda Van Asveld

I have been in rescue for many years and I lost one dog because a foster killed him. In almost 12 years and 600 dogs later, it happened once, because, we found out that the attacking dog had a brain tumor and nobody knew about it, not even the vet.

If everybody would think like the person who is pulling the "I hope you learned a lesson" line, rescue would not exist.

This is not something that happens everyday. What this owner needs is comfort, not someone who will make her feel like she was responsible for the passing of her baby.

May 24, 2012
Your baby
by: olivia baker

God Bless your Heart I know the pain one of mine too passed and there's not a day that goes by I don't think about him your pups r beautiful and I so lov dogs I would rescue them all if I could God has a special place for them and you

May 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my 9 yr old Gretchen last year to cancer. I still miss her every day! I'm now in the market for a puppy.

May 24, 2012
by: kim

Im so sorry to hear about Kizer i to feel your pain you will aways have him in your heart and memories May God Bless you and Guide youu thru the grief you are having! Take Care

May 24, 2012
by: lyn

I feel your pain....I am so very sorry for your loss.....

May 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

My prayers are with you! Losing a fur baby is like losing a family member.

May 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss. Even when we are grieving, we are holding dear moments in our heart. Kizer must have been that one perfect dog we are all allowed. Bobbie

May 24, 2012
by: Anonymous

So sad

May 24, 2012
Thinking of you
by: Anonymous

They truly do leave paw prints on our hearts. May your wonderful memories of Kiser bring you comfort today...and always.

May 22, 2012
by: earl

at such a time words fail..but ,please accept my

May 22, 2012
What a horrible way to die.
by: Anonymous

So sorry to hear about Kizer. I really hope you have learned your lesson. About putting strange dogs in with your buddy.

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