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Ladybug The Rescue Schnauzer Who Stole My Heart!
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!
This is gentle on Ladybug's skin and Mommy loves the gel grip handle!
Ladybug At A K.C. BBQ!
The food Ladybug and her friends eat every day!
Some Of Ladybug's Fun Times...Click thumbnail to view full-size
The clippers Mommy uses on Ladybug and her friends!
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.
Ladybug's favorite treats!
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
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!
My Every Morning Nap With Winnie! - I Wuvs Winnie!
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Her sweet little soul is what I love most.