Arrival Story: When I met Georgie, she walked from the kennel up to the chair where I was sitting. She lifted one paw and lightly touched my leg. I asked if I could pick her up. Then she sat on my lap for the next hour while I talked about owning a mini schnauzer. She had already claimed me!
Bio: I met a mini schnauzer when I lived in Hawaii. Since I had only owned big dogs, I thought that all little dogs were hyper & yappy, but this one wasn't. What an eye opener! So I researched over the next year to see which breed was best for me & my lifestyle. It turned out to be a mini schnauzer. After moving to Florida, I was ready for my dog. I found a wonderful person, Ginny, who had been breeding minis for over 25 years. She was such a wonderful resource and support as I learned about the breed. She also groomed and boarded my girls when needed (Later I went back and got another, Annie). Georgie has come from top champion lines, she was just a little too small for show. But I won!
Georgie is very driven to put it mildly. Whatever she sets her mind to, she will do. Every day she inspects the perimeter of the yard. She keeps an eye on the squirrels and birds in the backyard. She loves to run after them hoping she'll catch one. It never seems to dampen her spirits that she doesn't. She loves walking and hiking and beaches. In Florida, I had a long work schedule so she went to doggie daycare. It was a wonderful place that matched dogs with appropriate playmates, walked them but also gave them breaks from the others. During that time she learned to get along with all other dogs. She has no fear of any size dog, and has never had a dog attack her. Her composure seems to carry her through any situation.
Georgie is a great traveler. We moved from Florida to California. We drove and stayed at many places along the way. One of her favorite places is the beach in Bandon, Oregon at Uncle Gene's house. Once while visiting friends on Kiawah Island in So. Carolina, Georgie disappeared for 45 minutes!!! Their house is on a river with alligators so we were terrified. We had everyone out in cars and bicycles looking for her. Finally, she came walking around the side of the house looking at us, with a look on her face that said "what's going on?". Needless to say she hasn't gotten out on her own ever again!
In spite of some of her quirky ways, Georgie is warm, cuddly and loving. She is a wonderful girl that I love very much. She has brought much laughter and unconditional love to my life. I'm very lucky!
On 12/30/09, I found Georgie unresponsive with a rapid respiratory rate. She had a massive stroke which took away her body's ability to control her neurological system, which controls everything else. I had to make the decision to let her go. I held her as her body finally relaxed and she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Words can't express how I feel. Thank you to all those who have expressed such loving, supportive thoughts. You are my heart Georgie, you will always be with me.
It is so wonderful to be remembered by new & old friends on my birthday!!! And how about the cool photo that Cooper made for me. Thank you everyone for the warm heartfelt greetings and presents. It is very appreciated by me and mom.
Happy Birthday to my special angel Georgie. You would've been 18 today. Wow, wouldn't that have been something. But the quality of our life together was what mattered. We had you up to age 14 and they were wonderful years!
Hey, have you been teaching Winston about seagull poop??? BOL!!! He seems to have discovered it and he loves walking on the boardwalk just like you did. I guess you do give some of your secrets to your brothers and sisters.
We miss you every day, and me most of all. You are my heart Georgie Girl and will always be with me. Have a great party today and eat all of the things I wouldn't let you have!