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Memories of SCHATZE
You came to us through a very fortunate turn of events. You were a year old and because you weren't a personality duplicate for another schnauzer that someone had lost, you were going to be taken to the pound. I cannot imagine that ever happening to you, but I was in the right place at the right time and was able to be asked if I wanted to take you home. That was such a lucky day for us! I brought home this beautiful, sweet miniature schnauzer that needed someone to love him. We bonded at day one and from that moment on, we were joined at the hip, so to speak.

You have always given so much love with your sweet spirit. People fell in love with you everywhere we went. Most of all, you took over a large portion of our hearts and made us extraordinarily happy that you were a part of our lives.

I spent the most time with you, so you and I had an extremely special relationship. We did almost everything together. You provided so much in our lives, but especially in mine. You could see into my soul and always knew what was needed.

I remember when you used to love seeing cows in the fields and you could tell they were coming into view by the smell in the air. You would love playing with flying insects that were in the flowers that you would walk through. The lizards you would find had the most fascination, but the most fun seemed to be when you had good fluffy snow to play in. You would run and play, burrow a tunnel, roll around on your back, and use your cute little nose for a shovel to dig the snow up around your beard. What a picture you would make! When you were done, you looked like a snow bunny and would have little snowballs attached to your legs and belly.

When you started having health problems, it was difficult to watch. You were such a trooper but it would put an ache in my heart when I thought you were having difficulty. Unforunately, what started out as a manageable condition, became a serious one that the doctors weren't able to control. When finally the time came, I knew that it was kinder to let you go, rather than let you suffer. We were together through the long ordeal leading up to this moment, and I was by your side as you were leaving to go to Rainbow Bridge. A large part of my heart went with you and still has not healed. You were my comfort, my buddy, my rock, and my companion in so many ways. I cannot imagine my life without you in it. You were my furbaby and Daddy's buddy. He misses you, too.

I think of you in a happier place, although we are not together. My prayers are that you are a happy, healthy soul and having a great time with all the other souls that are there. My thoughts are always with you and my love for you will never falter. I know that there will come a day that we will be together again, like the poem, and that gives me comfort. May you look down on us always, knowing that you were loved beyond any earthly understanding, and missed now with all of our hearts.

I love you so very much, Schatze. I send you lots of hugs and kisses.

Always,
Mommy


June 7, 2012

You have been gone 4 weeks today. Everyday is an eternity without you, but over the last few weeks I have come to accept the loss in small degrees. Because of very kind visitors to Rainbows Bridge and their condolences, I have been helped to see your present existence clearer and feel that your presence is always with me. I know that you are watching over me and your spirit is with me. I feel sure that we will be together again when I arrive at Rainbow Bridge someday. In the meantime, I am writing regularly in my Grief Journal so we have our private moments. Thoughts of you are with me throughout each day. Your picture is set up in various places where I spend time, so I can at least look at your image, regularly. I have a box of your special things that I have saved. I made a copy of all the beautiful condolences that were sent. I will save them with my grief journal and they will be added to your things as time goes by. You are loved every moment of every day, and you will never be forgotten. Enjoy your new friends and be well.

Sending lots of hugs and kisses.
Always,
Mommy


July 10, 2012

Dearest Schatze,

It has been two months to date, or 8 weeks and 5 days since you went to Rainbow Bridge. It seems like forever since you have been gone and yet by date, it really isn't. It still breaks my heart that you are no longer here by my side or with us as you were before. You were such a wonderful presence in our lives and especially mine. You were loved so much and you gave so much love. I see you in my mind walking the perimeter of the backyard as you did every time you went out. As I water the flowers on your gravesite and read your headstone, my thoughts are with you. Throughout each day I think of you so often, and it still brings tears to my eyes regularly.. I am still writing to you in my grief journal and missing you so terribly. Life without you is so empty, but I try to think about the existence that is surely a happy one at the Bridge. I try and imagine you playing with your newfound friends and feeling so healthy. That pleases me. I try to imagine holding you in my arms. I wish that was still possible. Just know that you are always in my heart and it is still so very painful without you. My love is with you every minute of every day and you are missed terribly! Take care and think of us. It will be a wonderous day when we are together again and you are in my arms!

Sending lots of hugs and kisses.
Always,
Mommy


August 10, 2012

My Sweetie Dog,

Unfortunately, today is the 3rd month anniversary of your departure. There isn't a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts the majority of the time, and I still write to you often in my journal, and visit with you when I see your picture daily. You were such a big part of our lives, there has not been a way to fill that void. Nothing will take your place. You brought so much to our lives and had such a sweet spirit. I so hope and pray that you are truly in a happy place, enjoying your life and feeling so much better. I try to picture you playing with your new friends in the wonderful surrounding...and it has been a bit difficult. Maybe, with time it will become a clearer picture. I would love to be able to reach out and touch your sweet body, and hold you in my arms, but that is not meant to be at this point. I just hope that you will be there when I come to the Rainbow Bridge, and that we will truly be together again. I need to have faith in the existence that you have now, and how the future will be when it is my time.

In the meantime, know that you are in my thoughts always, and that I love you so much and always will. Enjoy your new existence and environment, but think of me. If possible, send loving thoughts my way. Know that there will always be a special place in my heart for you.

Sending lots of hugs and kisses.
Always,
Mommy


September 10, 2012

My Dearest Schatze,

Today, it has been 4 months since we lost you and I needed to let you that you are missed so very much and I think of you always. The racking pain has eased but not the emptiness nor the lonliness for you. I have decreased the amount of times that I write in my grief journal, but not because I miss you less. I have been trying to keep active enough to try and pull myself up to an easier place. I wish you were here and sitting beside me. You are not beside me as I sleep anymore, nor on the couch in the evenings. No matter what I do, I miss your presence so very much. The car doesn't feel the same, as you always went with us anywhere we went, as long as it wasn't hot and we would have to leave you there. There just isn't anyplace that you were not a big part of, and now that place feels so different!

May your feet take you across the meadows happily and enjoy your new friends. Maybe you will be able to find my Grandpa who was my special person while I was growing up, and keep watch over him. Dusty, Peppi, Logger and Wingie are there too. Hopefully, you have spent some time together.

Just know that you had a special place in our lives and especially in mine. That place will always be yours and will never be filled. If you were in my arms again, it would be a wondrous thing. Someday! Just know that you are in my heart every minute of every day and you are missed so very much. You will always be my sweet baby dog.

Lots of hugs and kisses
Love always,
Mommy


November 10, 2012

My Dearest Schatze,

It has been 6 months today since you have been gone and I want to remind you how much you are loved and missed. We have been so busy with such a complicated relocation and then taking care of my aged mother, that I wonder if you think that you don't matter anymore. That is never true. I am not grieving throughout each day as I was before, but I love you so much and wish you were still with us. I am not in as much pain only because we have had to be so busy, it helped me get through that period a little easier. There is nothing that will take away the love that we have for you or the emptiness in our lives because you are no longer in it, at least on this earth. I have your belongings in the house that we have rented. I made sure that they wouldn't be far away from us during the move and they are here with us, now. I have your picture and urn on my dressing table and another picture where I spend alot of my time. I wish so much that you were in my arms now, or cuddled up next to me. My heart is still empty and life is just not the same without you here.

I hope that your special place is as I imagine and that you have a wonderful environment. I wish you peace and love, but please do not forget us. We will be together one day, and that will be such an amazing time, to have you back in our arms and by our side. Just always remember that you have been such a big part of our lives.

Take care my precious Schatze.
Lots of hugs and kisses
Love always,
Mommy


February 9, 2013

Our Sweet and Precious Schatze,

I have been neglectful in writing to you. We have moved cross country which was so terribly time consuming. I also relocated my mother which took an inordinate amount of time. Then Daddy started wanting us to find a house to buy, instead of renting, so that took a great deal of time too. We will moving into our new house in a couple of weeks, assuming all continues to go well. The one thing throughout all of this is that you are not here with us, physically! You are always in our hearts and your picture is on my dressing table along with your cremains, and I talk to you often (though not often enough lately). I do feel your presence but I am so sorry that I have not been as attentive as I should be. I know that Daddy misses you too.

You were my heart and soul! The emptiness is always there and I always would give so much if you were in my arms. I often cross my arms over my chest and imagine you in them. I don't ever want to forget how you felt in my arms. I hope you know that you were such an important part of our lives and now of our memories. I just hope that you are thinking of us and know how very much you are missed.

You would love our new house. It has a beautiful yard that you could play and romp in, with lots of trees. Still no neighbor dogs to play with, however. This move would have been impossible for you in the state of health you were in. Of course, we wouldn't have moved with you being so sick. Obviously, I wish you had been well and could have been here with us. The problem is that because Florida is always warm, you wouldn't have been able to make trips with us like you were used to, as the car would always be too warm! So, we will have to be "content" with taking you in our memories, to everyplace we go...and know that you are loved and remembered throughout it all!

My love to you always.
Lots of hugs and kisses,
Mommie


May 10, 2013

My Dearest Schatze,

It has been too long since I write to you on your Rainbows Bridge site. Your pictures are in front of everywhere I spend any time, and I wrote to you last night in our memories book.

Unfortunately, today is the anniversary of the day that you left the mortal world and our physical life. You have been gone one long lonely year and we have thought of you so very much. I still miss feeling you cuddle next to me and going with me almost everywhere I go. I miss your presence all the time and there is a big hole in my heart and in my life because you are not here with us, and particularly with me.

As I wrote last night, we are in our new house and constantly putting things away as yet, but think of you in the backyard so many times. You would be chasing the lizards and the squirrels and loving the big shady trees. I picture you here all the time, so hopefully your spirit is with us.

I hope that you have buddies to play with and romp around with, but I would also like to think that you always know in your heart that we are here and loving you and missing you. Our life is not the same without you, nor will it ever be the same without your presence. You were such a special spirit and can never be replaced.

Please carry our love with you and know that your memory is always with us. I hold you in my arms mentally at times, hoping that the love will pass through to you. Know that you are our baby and nothing changes that.

Our thoughts are with you and I love you every minute of every day.

My love to you always,
Lots of hugs and kisses,
Mommie

May 10, 2014

My Dearest Schatze,

It has been a year since I wrote to you on the Rainbows Bridge site and unfortunately another year since you have been gone. The lack of communication is inexcusable but you are with me always and I think of you everyday. I see your pictures and my thoughts go to you so often.

This year has not been a good one and I am sure it would have been much better to keep up my communication with you rather than to stop it. You have always been such an amazing companion. I am sorry that I have not done a better job this year letting you know that. Too many problems have taken away from my letting you know how much you mean to us.

I am always hoping that you are in a wondrous and happy place, with companions that bring you joy. you are so deserving of all good things there are to be had, as you always gave so much to us.

I am sorry that I have not been myself but I do hope that you know that you are always in my heart. Daddy and I talk about you at times and it is always with such good feelings and memories. I know that he misses you too.

Please feel my love and thoughts pass to you. May you be a happy furbaby but think of us. I am so looking forward to us being together someday. You are not forgotten and you are forever loved. Please keep us in your thoughts and your heart.

My love to you always
Lots of hugs and kisses
Mommie


February 17, 2016

My Dearest Schatze,

I have neglected writing for a very long time. It has not been due to my not thinking of you. I have been so very overwhelmed taking care of my mother, that I kept putting off writing. Your pictures are still in places where I spend a lot of time, and I talk to you often when I have a few minutes in those places. Thoughts of you are with me and with Daddy so very often. I still miss you so very much and wish that you had been able to stay with us. You were such a joy to us and you had such a big heart. You always will have that special place in our hearts, particularly mine, no matter what.

I guess you know that we are planning on getting a new schnauzer puppy, finally. I couldn't make that commitment for so very long. I feel that now we can give another member of the family the love that they need and we need to be able to express that. We are going to name him Remington, "Remy" for short. He will be your adopted brother, and eventually you two will be together. In the meantime, we will try to do our best by him, but NEVER forgetting about you and always having that special place in our thoughts and in our hearts that is only for you.

My heart still has never felt the same since you have been gone, and I have not been the same, either. May you always know how very much you mean to us, and always will. You will always be our baby. Know that this new puppy will be an addition, not a replacement, as nothing will ever replace you or your part in our life.

Keep watch with Wingie and Logger, Peppi and Dusty. Be my big boy and send me your love when you can. Know that you are always with me in spirit.

My love to you always,
Hugs and Kisses
Mommie

May 10, 2016

Our Dearest Schatze,
You
It has been 4 years since you have been gone. You are always in our hearts, and memories of you in our lives are always precious to us. We wish you were here ion body, but I still hope that you are happy and in a good place, and knowing always that we love you so very much.

We have your new "brother" Remington, now. I believe a lot of you has been reincarnated in his personality, but that doesn't mean that we love you less. We hope that you know that no matter what, that you will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Nothing will ever change that.

Know that you are being remembered with love, always.
Hugs and Kisses
Mommie

July 4, 2017

Our Dearest Schatze,

Just a short word, to remind you how very much we love you and miss you. You have a special place in our hearts that will never be filled by anything else. You were such an amazing dog, and filled such a large part of our life. You are thought about so often, and missed all the time. Just know that our thoughts are with you always, and remember that you are loved every moment.

Remembered with much love, always.
Hugs and Kisses
Mommie



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