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Have You Lost Your Pet? Your Furry Friend?

Updated on August 30, 2017
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

A Tribute To Rainbow Bridge Furkids!

Have you lost your furry friend? There is almost no pain that is worse. Sometimes it feels unbearable! Here is a place where you can read about coping with pet loss, and even post a memorial to your furry friend.

Here I have posted memorials to all the rescue schnauzers I have loved who are now at Rainbow Bridge, along with tributes to lost doggie friends. I've been rescuing Miniature Schnauzers since 2000 through our Miniature Schnauzer rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies. Sadly, when you have been doing something that long, it is inevitable that the dogs do get older and cross over to Rainbow Bridge. That doesn't make it any easier!

Saving Miniature Schnauzers is very rewarding, seeing them evolve from whatever condition they come in to their happiness when they are lucky enough to find a forever home.

We love our furkids! Losing one can be heartbreaking. These brave dogs deserve a fitting tribute to the lives they lived.

I'm encouraging those who have lost pets to leave their memorial in the space provided below. You are most welcome to do so. May God heal your broken heart and give you the courage to love again.

Losing A Beloved Furfriend...

Can be the hardest type of loss, because we spent every waking moment with our furry companions. It's ok to grieve!

My Beloved Scrappy Jack, Lost In February 2014

Scrappy Lost His Brave Battle With MRSA

Scrappy Jack had been my best buddy since he came into our lives in 2000 as a tiny puppy. He is a purebred white Miniature Schnauzer. The day before Thanksgiving 2013, we took Scrappy in for a routine dental cleaning – no big deal supposedly. On Thanksgiving Day Scrappy became very sick with a respiratory infection and developed a huge abscess on the side of his face. He went through weeks of different antibiotics, and I finally demanded a culture be done. It turned out that Scrappy had MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus). Despite being put on the correct antibiotics to deal with it, Scrappy fought this awful battle from November through February of 2014. He had to deal with having the abscess lanced frequently and went through untold suffering. Why did I let this happen? Because MRSA can be defeated, and Scrappy hopefully had several good years left. I was wrong. One night, Scrappy went to stand up and could not walk – he had suffered a stroke. That was that. The next day I carried him into our vet and held him while he left for Rainbow Bridge. This is the first time I have written about this since we lost him – the grief is still too new. Scrappy should still be with me right now and it's just so unfair. I miss my baby boy.

If you have lost a beloved furkid, please post any info about them you wish here. This is just for you, my animal friends.

Here is Dave's Coty Boy. - What a sweetheart...

We gratefully acknowledge Dave's memorial contribution to Sheila's Schnauzies in memory of Coty Boy. Thank you so very much, it is greatly appreciated.

What Do You Think?

If a pet is critically ill, in pain, not eating, not going outside or enjoying life, I would...

My Feisty Little "Monty Rat" Lost In September 2012

My Beloved "Monty Rat" Lost In September 2012
My Beloved "Monty Rat" Lost In September 2012

"I'll Never Get Another Dog."

I hurts to lose a dog, but it's better to have loved and lost ... I really believe we are meant to spend our lives with furry companions. And just think... if you close your heart to furry love, you are depriving a dog who needs love of a life with you. Would your departed pet want that?

Author Unknown...

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."

Casey Anne O'Schnauzey

Casey Anne O'Schnauzey
Casey Anne O'Schnauzey

Baxter

Baxter
Baxter

Sparky Lynn,& Sheina Marie, BFF's Forever

Sparky Lynn,& Sheina Marie,  BFF's Forever
Sparky Lynn,& Sheina Marie, BFF's Forever

Lost Dear Friends...

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Koko Schnauzer, beloved dog of Nancy in New York. She and my Scrappy Jack were "married" online several years ago and they even had pretend "babies" together. We lost Koko in September 2012 and it still is unbelievable that she could be gone.Shadow Marie Schnauzer, also beloved sister of Koko, was lost to very old age. We miss her!Baxter Schnauzer, owned by my volunteers Sheryl & Bob from Iowa, was one of my furkids. He lived a totally charmed life with them for many years. Love you, Baxter!My volunteer Larry, on his first day with Zoe. Zoe died of sudden illness in 2012. She was a beautiful girl and is sorely missed.Larry with his beloved adopted girl, Tasha (right) who was also lost in 2012. With her in photo is my granddog Winnie. The two dogs looked very much alike!Maty... my sister's precious girl, lost to an accident several years ago. I still miss her!My friend Annie with her Teddy, who we lost several months ago to illness. Teddy was Annie's constant companion and best friend.Tiger, beloved kitty of my friend Judy in Massachusetts. Tiger wandered off in 2012, never to return.
Koko Schnauzer, beloved dog of Nancy in New York. She and my Scrappy Jack were "married" online several years ago and they even had pretend "babies" together. We lost Koko in September 2012 and it still is unbelievable that she could be gone.
Koko Schnauzer, beloved dog of Nancy in New York. She and my Scrappy Jack were "married" online several years ago and they even had pretend "babies" together. We lost Koko in September 2012 and it still is unbelievable that she could be gone.
Shadow Marie Schnauzer, also beloved sister of Koko, was lost to very old age. We miss her!
Shadow Marie Schnauzer, also beloved sister of Koko, was lost to very old age. We miss her!
Baxter Schnauzer, owned by my volunteers Sheryl & Bob from Iowa, was one of my furkids. He lived a totally charmed life with them for many years. Love you, Baxter!
Baxter Schnauzer, owned by my volunteers Sheryl & Bob from Iowa, was one of my furkids. He lived a totally charmed life with them for many years. Love you, Baxter!
My volunteer Larry, on his first day with Zoe. Zoe died of sudden illness in 2012. She was a beautiful girl and is sorely missed.
My volunteer Larry, on his first day with Zoe. Zoe died of sudden illness in 2012. She was a beautiful girl and is sorely missed.
Larry with his beloved adopted girl, Tasha (right) who was also lost in 2012. With her in photo is my granddog Winnie. The two dogs looked very much alike!
Larry with his beloved adopted girl, Tasha (right) who was also lost in 2012. With her in photo is my granddog Winnie. The two dogs looked very much alike!
Maty... my sister's precious girl, lost to an accident several years ago. I still miss her!
Maty... my sister's precious girl, lost to an accident several years ago. I still miss her!
My friend Annie with her Teddy, who we lost several months ago to illness. Teddy was Annie's constant companion and best friend.
My friend Annie with her Teddy, who we lost several months ago to illness. Teddy was Annie's constant companion and best friend.
Tiger, beloved kitty of my friend Judy in Massachusetts. Tiger wandered off in 2012, never to return.
Tiger, beloved kitty of my friend Judy in Massachusetts. Tiger wandered off in 2012, never to return.

All But Two Are My Rainbow Bridge Kids Now.

Sarah

Sarah
Sarah

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Please Woo-Roo As You Pass By! - That's Schnauzerese for "Hello!"

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      @anonymous: Thank you, I really appreciate your kindness!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens and how it has brought the touching aspect of our adorable little pets who are waiting on the rainbow bridge with so much emotion and softness.