Our Missy Lady

by Randy Rienth
(Clearwater, Fl)

When she first came to our home

When she first came to our home

Three and a half years ago we mourned the loss of our male Mini Schnauzer Mr. Bud, it helped that Missy Lady was still with us. Missy came to us from a rescue in Tennessee when we were still living in Salem, NH. She was about 2-3 years old and had been in the wild (we think for her entire life up to that point.) She was with us for 13 years 1 month and 1 week and 5 days. Missy Lady was diagnosed three months ago with Lymphoma we chose not to do chemo as it would not cure but just delay the inevitable, as well as make her ill from the drugs. Instead we were giving her prednisone. She could live a mostly normal life and we could enjoy the time remaining with her as well as she with us.

She was the happiest little Girl, her tail always wagging even in her sleep. Over the years she lost all of her teeth so we soaked her kibbles in beef broth and added ground beef/rice. Her favorite treat was cooked carrots. She was a foodie to the max and always loved to clean pots and pans. During our afternoon walks we would always stop off to see her “Auntie Mattie and Uncle Bill” there were always pats and some yummy treats at their house.

Sunday morning she let us know that it was time for her to say goodbye. We spent final moments and said goodbye with her before the vet administered the sleeping medicine. As hard as that was to stay with her, it was only right and fair as she was always there for us. She was cremated and now rests on our place of honor shelf with Mr. Bud.

Missy thanks for all the great times we had, chasing chipmunks and snakes, exploring the dunes at the beach, meeting and greeting all the folks and dogs we met over the years. She had no fear other than loud noises, fireworks and thunder had her shaking, but I had seen her chasing coyotes, a full grown deer and much larger dogs. We use to call her devil dog when she kicked their butts, all 15 lbs. of her-lol.

I will see you and Mr Bud on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Love you Missy Lady

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Mar 07, 2020
by: T St Louis

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Missy girl. She was a pretty little girl, such a sweetheart. I understand your sorrow. They are family and it hurts so when they have to leave us. Sending thoughts of peace and comfort.

Feb 18, 2020
Cherish our memories
by: Jack & Niki

It is so very difficult to lose a family member. It is painful for such a long time. We are lucky to have so many fond memories of wonderful times together to ease it just a little bit until the family is all together once again.

Feb 18, 2020
Our thoughts are with you!
by: PHR

It is always tough and never easy.
We have been through it way too many times, but the joy and happiness that they bring to us can not be replaced. We feel for both of you!

Feb 18, 2020
Thinking about you and Missy Lady
by: Anonymous

Sorry for your loss of your lovely Missy Lady. Thinking of you both during your time of grief and wishing you peace warmth and comfort in the days to come.

With Sympathy,
Jen C

"Those we Love do not leave us. They walk beside us everyday. Invisible and Silent, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."


Feb 18, 2020
Miss you
by: Auntie Mattie and Uncle Bill

We love you and you and Mr. Bud brought so much joy and completeness to our lives. Oh yes, you were a foodie like Bentley...loved fruit and veggies and a good doggie snack. Your always wagging tail made us all smile and know Al was right with the world. Thank you for blessing us.

Feb 17, 2020
Sweet Pup
by: Gerri

Such a nice tribute. Sorry for your loss.

Feb 17, 2020
Words can't convey...
by: Dave and Jen Charest

Words can't convey how saddened we are at the loss of Missy Lady.

I know she wasn't just a pet to you both, but a part of your family that cannot be replaced.

Our deepest sympathies.

Feb 17, 2020
I feel ur pain
by: Mary & Gretchen

In the past two months two of my schnauzer grand dogs have crossed. Lilli was my Gretchen's mommy and Gracie was her full sisters. Noah, the father is not in great shape and we face that loss in the not too distant future. It is so hard to loose a big part of ur life. Leaves a big empty spot. God bless.

Feb 17, 2020
Sorry for your loss
by: Sheri

My hugs and condolences to you. Having gone thru it 3x now and facing another my heart aches for you and your loss.

Feb 17, 2020
Missy Lady
by: Abbie and Emma

So very sorry for your loss❤❤❤

Feb 17, 2020
sad to see u go
by: John Dipietro

I'm sorry for your loss...It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one.....love and prays....rest in peace little one.

Feb 17, 2020
They steal your heart
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful way to remember her! She obviously stole your heart from the beginning and she was very lucky to be a part of your family.

Feb 17, 2020
Sweet girl
by: Anonymous

Wonderful tribute for an awesome sounding pup! So very sorry for your loss.

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