Tweeker (got his wings May 08)

Miniature Schnauzer
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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

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Favorite Toy:
Soft stuffed toys

Arrival Story:
I found Tweeker at a pound in May 2002. I walked in where the dogs were kept and saw some wonderful dogs, I walked by the cage of a miniture schnauzer in need of grooming and he seemed very happy, as I walked away he began to bark, so I come back and he was happy again, we did this a couple of times and I knew that I wasn't there to find a dog, because the dog found me.

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April 29th 2011 12:28 pm
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I had been longing for a dog since my husband joined the navy and we moved 13 hours away from my family. I searched petfinder and found a black miniture schnauzer at a local shelter. I was really excited because my grandparents and uncle always had schnazuers so I knew what great dogs they can be.
I rushed to the shelter to take a look at this shaggy schnauzer. Entering the kennel area, there were so many great dogs in there. A teacup poodle named Tater tot was the first to greet me. I walked on to find that mini, and there he was very quiet with his stump of a tail wagging as fast as it could. I stood and talk to him for a few minutes, then walked on to look at the other dogs. When I walked away, the mini began to bark, so I came back to his cage and he was quiet again, I walk away agian and the barking starts back. We did this a few times and I knew that I wasn't there to pick a dog, because this dog picked me.
Tweeker not only opened my eyes and heart to schnauzers but also to adoption. He gave us 6 wonderful years and after his passing, I knew I would adopt again.


April 5th 2009 6:00 pm
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I guess it is time to update Tweekers page.
May 2008 everything was completely normal, the family was outside and heard a scream but thought it was a dog across the road because the neighbors have a lot of outdoor dogs.
After coming in the house, Tweeker was hiding, what he usually does when he knows he done something wrong, but we couldn't find what he had done. He came over to see us, and I went to pick his head up, as I would always do to greet him and he yelped.
I took him to the vet the next day and they couldn't figure out what the problem was. The x-rays were perfect except for his area of pain and there was a blur, they thought maybe there was a cancer tumor there, but were only guessing. He came home with pain pills, but they stopped working and his pain progressed to the point where I had to put pillows under him to allow him to rest because he couldn't lay down by himself. I took him to the vet again and they gave him pain shots to help ease the pain.
The vet said that sometimes dogs when they get so old, can often injure them selves by doing something as simple as jumping off the couch.
After talking to the vet and taking into consideration Tweekers old age we decided that it would be best for Tweeker to let him go. It wasn't fair to him to be in such pain.
I left work early that day so I could be with him at the vets office.
I sat in the floor with him and held him until the vet was ready for us.Making the decision, and letting go of Tweeker was so hard. He had been a loving part of our family for 6 years, he was such a loving, loyal schnauzer who showed us that rescueing an animal can fill your life with so much love and joy.
Tweeker will always be in our memories and hearts.

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