My Chachi Dog aka "Mr Dog"

by Shelia Waltrip
(Santa Fe, NM)

Chachi was at the pound 7 years ago after his owner surrendered him; she noted she couldn't afford to care for him. He was pitiful; only weighing 11 lbs, hair loss, listless, poor eyesight from malnutrition & with kennel cough. Rick said, "are you sure that's a schnauzer?" His bone structure, face & stance was so perfect I had no doubt.

We didn't do anything special; just love & proper care. It took him 6 months to learn to use the doggie door, and he was just not interested in food. He wouldn't eat anything healthy, so I finally had to let him have "Kibble & Bits". It must be the junk food of the dog world, for that he would eat.

Slowly he improved and became the devoted companion & fun loving dog you all know was in there. We had 7 great years, that made him 14 this year. He crossed the bridge this year on Good Friday evening April 6, 2012.

There will likely be another Schnauzer in our family, but none like our first love, Chachi dog.

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Aug 19, 2012
Goodbye Chachi
by: Anita

Only met Chachi the one time, but I could see that he was a very special boy, so well loved. Some dogs are just "heart" dogs. McLeod Westie was mine.

Your lovely tribute to Chachi is a testament to your love for him and the special place he held in your heart and life. Share your love again soon.

Somewhere there is another Schnauzer waiting to be rescued to a new forever home. He/she will not replace Chachi, but fill part of the void of his passing on to the Bridge.

Aug 19, 2012
by: Anonymous

thank you for rescuing chachi;

as someone who also has lost their first mini,i know what you are experiencing;

R.I.P. casper

Aug 19, 2012
mr dog
by: maria

You were fortunate to have each other and your love is never ending!

Aug 19, 2012
So sweet
by: Brandi - Eva's Momma

Schnauzers just make your heart melt, they know exactly how to make you fall in love with them! They are the best breed! I am so sorry for your loss, there is nothing else I can say-- I am soo sorry!

Aug 18, 2012
Mr. Chachi
by: Nancy

Those first ones spoil us for all the others, don't they? They make you love the breed because schnauzers have such personality. And it looks like Chachi was full of life. You can be sure that if you have another schnauzer, that Chachi will be watching over to see that you have the perfect "next" one. My heart goes out to you! You were lucky to find each other and he will be in your heart forever.

Aug 18, 2012
by: Chaco kid

I love him just looking at him.
I know how you must feel right now and I can say that having another schnauzer (or 2 in my case) does help. I did some fostering. I love my newer girls, but you're right, there is something so special about the first and there are some days that I miss her so much I find tears rolling down my shirt. Then I'll see my new rescue girls chasing each other looking up at me with love and the tears turn to grateful joy and wistful missing. They are never completely gone, just a bit far away for a while. Lucky before, lucky now. I wish you the same. I'm glad to know my girl will be in such good company.

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