The Lovely Alice

by R. McClanahan

Alice before and after

Alice before and after

When my Father passed away, my wife, myself and my Mother decided that we would all move in together. My wife and I still work and always felt that it would be unfair to a pet (dog, cat, bird, whatever) to have to be at home alone all day. When a friend at work asked if I would be interested in Alice, I talked it over with my wife and Mother. It was agreed we would take Alice, because Mom would be there and they would be good company for each other. My wife and I would enjoy the dog in the evenings and on weekends.

Sometimes you accidentally make the best decision of your life and boy did we ever this time!! Alice came to us in a slightly disheveled condition, not that she had been abused but had been one of three dogs and two cats craving the attentions of one person. We took her to the vet and had her spayed, a tooth cleaning, treated for a skin infection, updated on all her shots and professionally groomed. She adapted to us immediately and has become the loving central member of our family, one dog with three people lavishing attention on her.

With Mom, Alice has an all day companion and is never left alone. Alice sleeps in our bed at night. She snuggles and hugs each of us in turn every evening. She travels with us and has been to Canada for a visit with my Uncle and Aunt!! I have only had two other dogs and loved them both, but never one as smart and loving as Alice.

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Alice .. Lucky girl
by: Michele

Alice has certainly fallen on her paws to have found a wonderful loving home.. I have two minis.. Black and silver and salt and pepper.. Rebel & Benji.. besides my 10 year old Australian Silky.. Rambo..

by: Joanne

Alice sounds like by boy Louis. My husband & I live with my mum. So when we aren't home he goes up stairs to her to be spoilt. Smart boy. Only a schnauzer owner understands just how adorable they are. Enjoy every minute with Alice

by: Ann G

She is adorable! Schanauzers are the best breed! We have a 6 year old black and silver schnauzer named Charlie and he is the light of our lives.

Continued happiness with Alice. :-)

The Best of Friends
by: Anonymous

Having grown up with mini-Schnauzers and now owning my own Standard, and my sister on her third Giant, I know the love and loyalty of a Schnauzer. Mine is truly my best friend (well, maybe second to my husband, but even he knows it's close.) She is absolutely beautiful, as are you for taking her in.

best dog breed ever
by: Cat

Love your story about Alice. My husband and I were blessed to have the opportunity of getting a free pet, turns out that Abby has been the best decision I made. She's a sweet mini-schnauzer and I wouldn't give her up for anything. And now my other schnauzer has bonded with her too. Lots of fun and great company.

by: Sharon

Your story of Alice is just lovely! We are on our third schnauzer and wouldn't have any other breed! they are smart, cuddly and cute! Ours rules the roost and we wouldn't have it any other way! Alice and y'all are very lucky to have found each other!

the lovely alice
by: Anonymous

You know alot of people think or say that-boy that dog is lucky to have a family like that- but really we are the lucky ones.
Since my mini schnauzer came into my life 3.5 years ago-i have more joy in my life too.
I am so happy that you got alice and i am sure there will never be any regrets. Schnauzers are very intelligent and loyal.


Sookies mom.

Dogs Make Our Lives Whole
by: beth

Great story and Alice is lovely! "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Aroo

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