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Ladybug The Rescue Schnauzer Who Stole My Heart!

Updated on November 2, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Meet Ladybug!

Ladybug is a 9.1 pound Miniature Schnauzer, a sweet little girl who just turned three this summer. She came into my rescue July 4, 2010. Lady has stolen my heart and that is why I have adopted her as my own forever doggie. She also quickly stole her Daddy's heart and he spoils her rotten.

Ladybug has taken two "Big Bye-Byes" with Mom and Dad now. We took her to Kansas City for Memorial Day 2012 and she was a perfect angel for the whole weekend... except that one moment at the family reunion where she spied a squirrel and took off like a rocket, yanking the leash right out of my hand! Luckily she wrapped herself around the tree the squirrel flew into.

Everybody who meets her loves her. She is just a sweet, but feisty little soul wrapped in fur. I adore her.

Some Of Ladybug's Favorite Things From Amazon!

ConairPRO Dog Pin Brush, Large
ConairPRO Dog Pin Brush, Large

This is gentle on Ladybug's skin and Mommy loves the gel grip handle!

 

Ladybug At A K.C. BBQ!

Ladybug At A K.C. BBQ!
Ladybug At A K.C. BBQ!

Some Of Ladybug's Fun Times...

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Sweet dreams, little girl... August 2013Out in the garden helping Mom!Hangin' with my best bud Scrappy JackChecking out this new little black rescue girl, Shyla Sue! She seems ok so far.I wuvs my Auntie Celia! July 2013MOM! Pay attention!This is my cousin Macie. She's soooo big!My new pretty collar!Walkin' with Dad at Lake Mozingo, July 2013With my sissy SueSueHangin' with my BFF Lucy Liu at Aunt Celia'sOn my perch, checkin' out the neighborhood to make sure nothing moves!I love to nap!
Sweet dreams, little girl... August 2013
Sweet dreams, little girl... August 2013
Out in the garden helping Mom!
Out in the garden helping Mom!
Hangin' with my best bud Scrappy Jack
Hangin' with my best bud Scrappy Jack
Checking out this new little black rescue girl, Shyla Sue! She seems ok so far.
Checking out this new little black rescue girl, Shyla Sue! She seems ok so far.
I wuvs my Auntie Celia! July 2013
I wuvs my Auntie Celia! July 2013
MOM! Pay attention!
MOM! Pay attention!
This is my cousin Macie. She's soooo big!
This is my cousin Macie. She's soooo big!
My new pretty collar!
My new pretty collar!
Walkin' with Dad at Lake Mozingo, July 2013
Walkin' with Dad at Lake Mozingo, July 2013
With my sissy SueSue
With my sissy SueSue
Hangin' with my BFF Lucy Liu at Aunt Celia's
Hangin' with my BFF Lucy Liu at Aunt Celia's
On my perch, checkin' out the neighborhood to make sure nothing moves!
On my perch, checkin' out the neighborhood to make sure nothing moves!
I love to nap!
I love to nap!

Lucky To Be Ladybug's Mama!

Lady and I, pure and simple, are in love. She is my Heart Dog. I'm lucky to have had three in my lifetime.

How We Got Together

In July 2010, I was in the middle of having company for the Fourth. I had received an email from another rescuer about a family who had to give up their three dogs due to economic issues. It was a sad story. There were two female miniature schnauzers and another bigger dog. I decided to take the youngest, tiniest dog, Lady, who was age 13 months. I figured she would be the easiest placement.

Well, Lady arrived at my home via rescue transport from central Kansas, having survived an eight hour drive surrounded by 12 other dogs. I took the little 9-pounder from the rescuer, we transferred paperwork, she left, and that was that. I couldn't wait to show Lady to my sister, who was visiting. We were sitting out on the patio allowing Lady to get acquainted with the other dogs. I was most worried about my son's dog, Otis, who was the same age puppy as Lady but a whopping 90 pounds! (As it turned out, Otis and Lady became bestest friends, which lasted until Otis was adopted to live in the country with friends the following year.)

My sister was watching Lady and I get to know each other and she said, "Look at the way she is looking at you... like MOMMY. You have to keep her." I told her she was crazy, that I didn't have room for another dog, that my husband would kill me, and she said "Whatever. You have to keep her." The picture is of that first day she was here.

Lady was in pretty bad shape, severely matted. In fact she had a "fake" tail that was all mat. She sat patiently on my lap for close to two hours while I combed and removed mats from her. She was an angel.

Well, Celia was right. I quickly fell in love with the little girl. She had my heart wrapped around her little paw. I was hooked. As it turned out, I was able to place three of my rescue furkids in the following months, and Lady (who quickly became Ladybug) stayed.

The Photo That Brought Lady To My Schnauzer Rescue

The Photo That Brought Lady To My Schnauzer Rescue
The Photo That Brought Lady To My Schnauzer Rescue

Me & Ladybug

I've spent the last several years dealing with being crippled by severe hip pain, since both my hips were destroyed by arthritis. I haven't been able to take dogs on walks, go to dog parks, or many other fun activities. (I just had my second hip replacement in October 2011 and am hopeful to be able to do many of those things soon!)

So our activities are quiet. I keep lots of furry squeaky toys around and I can toss those for the kids to chase. We like to sit out on the patio and have treats. Mostly, we just hang out. Lady loves to sit on my lap. She also loves to perch on top of the back of the sofa and be on neighborhood patrol with her friend SueSue and her cousin Winnie (both miniature schnauzers). She has zero fear and will make huge leaps.

In 2010/11 I was hospitalized numerous times with recurrent infections. Ladybug wasn't used to being without Mommy, and the first night i was away she managed to eat the cords to several important electronic devices. After that, she went to stay the night with her aunt Cari and did much better.

Here is Ladybug with her BFF, Otis, just hanging out, before Otis left to live with a friend in the country. These two were inseparable.

First Trip to Petsmart!

First Trip to Petsmart!
First Trip to Petsmart!

My Every Morning Nap With Winnie! - I Wuvs Winnie!

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Photos of Ladybug

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Ladybug modeling her purple hatLadybug wearing one of my works-in-progress on her head!Ladybug napping on Mr. Bear.Hanging out with sister SueSueAgain, with SueAll dressed up pretty after her first real haircut!Hanging with cousin Lucy LiuHanging with cousin WinnieStarting to eat again after being a very sick little girl.
Ladybug modeling her purple hat
Ladybug modeling her purple hat
Ladybug wearing one of my works-in-progress on her head!
Ladybug wearing one of my works-in-progress on her head!
Ladybug napping on Mr. Bear.
Ladybug napping on Mr. Bear.
Hanging out with sister SueSue
Hanging out with sister SueSue
Again, with Sue
Again, with Sue
All dressed up pretty after her first real haircut!
All dressed up pretty after her first real haircut!
Hanging with cousin Lucy Liu
Hanging with cousin Lucy Liu
Hanging with cousin Winnie
Hanging with cousin Winnie
Starting to eat again after being a very sick little girl.
Starting to eat again after being a very sick little girl.

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    • thegrowlinggour profile image

      thegrowlinggour 5 years ago

      OMG Adorable!!

    • KateHonebrink profile image

      KateHonebrink 6 years ago

      I'll say "Hi!" but Harmony, the tabby, will just sniff - she's a bit of a stuffed shirt when it comes to dogs! Love your lens!!!

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      Darcie French 6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Ladybug is so adorable, I love the term you used "Heart Dog" - precious lens

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