Kris

by Hoyt
(Eufaula, Alabama)

Kris is gone physically from me, but I care for him in my heart every waking moment. He was the 5th Schnauzer I had. Approximately 2 years ago I had to put him to sleep. His sugar count went over 450 and still going up. No hope and I did not want him to suffer. He looked at me as if to say please help me. I miss him so much. He and I was were so close.

He was so smart. He would let me have it when he got mad at me and love me when it was over. Did not last too long. We made up pretty quick. What a friend I had. No one came to close to me and did not touch me, if they did he would let them know about it!
One of the Vet personnel put it "In all the years I worked with pet owners and pets I don't believe I ever saw a friendship as great as the friendship between you and Kris. I could tell that both of you felt anxious until you were re-united with the other each time you had to leave him for his grooming appointments. He knew you were coming back and you knew he was just fine with us but the separation from each other was so difficult for you two."
What a true statment. Kris stopped a person from breaking into our home late one night. He came and got me out of bed, lea me to the window and the police to the place they tried to break in. Thank you Kris.
There are other times he warned us of damage and I loved him even more. I could write more.
Kris was one of a kind and nothing will every take my friend's place.
Love you Kris.
Your Friend Hoyt.

NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX:
What a beautiful story of friendship, Hoyt. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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Jun 13, 2013
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Kris
by: Anonymous

Joann - you did the right thing. Who cares what anyone else says. My Doctor told me about 3 years ago that we (Humans) think about us not the animal. It does not hurt us but they do. They cannot talk and tells us where they are hurting. Of course we know something is wrong. My doctor (Vet) told me we could treat it, but what a life. I had to take the water away from Kris. He would not keep drink. He was so sad. You did the right thing and tell those that did not agree to get loss. Zack was yours you had to make the decision. It was the right one.

Thanks Joann for the Kind words. Hang in there. Just love your friend and tell everyone else to leave you alone.

A Friend Schnauzer Lover

Hoyt

Jun 13, 2013
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hoyt
by: Anonymous

i made a mistake and put kris where i meant hoyt, sorry, the message is for you hoyt. joann

Jun 13, 2013
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KRIS
by: Anonymous

HI KRIS, I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT SCHNAUZERS THEY ARE SO CLOSE AND THE BEST BREED TO HAVE, BUT LIKE YOU I"M JUST NOT READY AND DOUBT IF I EVER WILL BE, I"M STILL NOT OVER ZACH YET AND I DOUBT I EVER WILL BE, THERE IS NOT ANOTHER ONE THAT COULD TAKE HIS PLACE, YEA I BEEN LOOKING BUT SO FAR NOT INTERISTED IN ANY DOG, HE DID THE SAME THING KRIS HE WAS CRYING ALSO AND HURTING AND I DIDN"T WANT TO DO THIS BUT I HAD TO THINKING OF HIM SO THAT HE WOULDN"T SUFFER ANYMORE, I WAS TOLD THAT I DI THE WRONG THING AND GOT SLAPPED IN THE FACE WITH NOT TAKING CARE OF MY FRIEND WELL, I TURNED THE CHEEK AND SUFFERED AND STILL AM, AND THATS WHEN I DECIDED NO MORE I HAD IT. IT WASN"T ZACHS FAULT NOR WAS IT OURS, WHOEVER HAD ZACH BEFORE US DIDN"T TAKE CARE OF HIM NOR DID THEY RETURN ALL OF HIS MEDICAL DOCUMENTS BACK WITH HIM, THAT IS WHERE THE FAULT LIES NOT WITH US. TAKE CARE MY FRIEND WITH BLESSINGS, JOANN

Jun 13, 2013
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Thanks Everyone
by: Anonymous

Give my love to Max. Yep Schnauzer's is one best dogs (Friend) you can get. I agree with you Joann. Sometimes seems like I can hear Kris and he lets me know he loves me still and of course, with tears in my eyes now, I still love him. My wife want me to get another friend last week, but no I said. He will not replace Kris. I just still not ready after 2 years. No not yet, probly never. Schnauzers are great. Bye Max. Love you

May 08, 2013
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HOYT
by: JOANN BOGART

I WAS READING YOUR BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT KRIS AND IT REMINDED ME SO VERY MUCH OF ZACH THAT WE HAD TO PUT DOWN OF THE SAME SYMPTOM LAST YEAR WITH DIABITIS THAT NO ONE KNEW HE HAD, BELIEVE YOU ME I CAN RELATE EVERY WORD YOU'RE SAYING, I EVEN FEEL THAT SOMETINES ZACH IS HERE WATCHING OVER ME BECAUSE I HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS, THE CRYING, AND SEEING HIM,
I'M STILL NOT OVER HIM AND I DON"T THINK I EVER WILL BE, IF YOU CARE TO READ MY STORY IT'S HERE AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS LIKE US WHO LOST THEIR LOVING FAMILY PETS.
I CAN STILL REMEMBER WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I BROUGHT ZACH HOME FROM THE ANIMAL SHELTER NO ONE WANTED TO ADOPT HIM AND WE TOOK HIM AND WERE PROUD OF HIM AND HE WAS HAPPY AND PROUD OF US TOO.
BLESSINGS WITH LOVE TO KRIS AND YOU HOYT AS WELL.
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.
JOANN

May 08, 2013
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Schnauzers - Friends for life
by: Phil Medway

Thank you for your heart warming story. Like you we have loved and lost Schnauzers (see Max the sausage dog)who are still dear to us. I may be biased but I do not believe there is another breed of dog who can match the love, affection and companionship Schnauzers give you.

As I type our one year old Max is curled up beside me with his three month old companion Millie snuggled in next to him, what more could we wish for.

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