“Echo” The Beginning

Echo is my first schnauzer and I would be lost without her, she was the start of Razinpaws and is still in the best of health. I decided to dedicate this book to honour her and the progeny she has produced over her breeding life.

She has seen me through thick and thin with no complaints.
She had her naughty moments as a youngster, at times trotting off, I would call her she would stop, look back at me and then keep going. She did grow out of this vice and as the years have rolled on she is just about perfect.

To date Echo has only seen a vet to have her yearly health checks, vaccinations and desexing done, I don’t think she has had a sick day in her life and I am hoping this continues for many years yet.

To Echo doggy, my best mate.

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Razinpaws Started With Echo

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Cindy Lou arrived Xmas 2001 aged 12 months, they have been the best of pals ever since.

 

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Page 2 - Cindy Lou and Echo
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In 2002 I built them a pool for the summer. They had a lot of fun in there.

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Swimming pool
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Cindy at 16 months and Echo at 10 months.

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Page 6 - Cindy Lou and Echo
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On the 17th of October 2002 Echo had her first litter. Tammie was one of the pups and became the 3rd girl in the family.

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Page 8 - Echo's first litter
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Cindy refused to be separated from her mate so a bed was made up for her beside Echo and her pups.

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Page 10 - Cindy and Echo's beds side-by-side
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Little Tammie Xmas 2002 aged 9 weeks.

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Page 12 - Tammie
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Two of Echo’s babies 2004.

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Page 14 - Echo's puppies
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December 2006

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Page 16 - Echo
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This was Echo’s last litter with 2 of her pups, January 2007.

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Page 18 - Echo with her pups
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There was a day I could not find Echo anywhere, I was frantic, it took over half an hour to find her. Little Poppet gave her up.

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Page 20 - Hidding Echo
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Tammie and Cindy 2008

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Page 22 - Tammie and Cindy
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January 2008

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Page 24 - Echo
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August 2008

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Page 26 - Echo
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2009 Echo aged 8, a fit and healthy girl.

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Page 28 - Echo at aged 8
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Winter 2009

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Page 30 - Echo
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2010, Echo on the right with one of her great granddaughters.

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Page 32 - Echo and her granddaughter
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Cindy is now 11 years old. Getting a little slower and a bit stiff but going strong and still with her best mate Echo.

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Page 34 - Cindy
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July 2012, Echo is now over 11 years old and as you can see she is still a great looking girl. She is in her normal spot – on the lounge.

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Page 38 - Echo on the lounge
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July 2012 Cindy is heading for 13 years old, she is on arthritis treatment, a seniors diet, wears her pyjamas at night to keep her warm. Sadly osteo treatments are not cheap so please budget for this in their old age.

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Page 40 - Cindy at 13 years old
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It is May 2013, Echo is now 12 and has had a thorough vet check covering heart, liver, thyroid, diabetes and all is good. She is going deaf, though at times I think a bit of selective hearing is going on. Her eyesight is hazy.

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Page 42 - Echo at 12 years old
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April 2014 her eyesight is very poor nowadays, her hearing is not great and dementia is happening, at times I catch her just pondering life. But, she still bounds around like a 2 year old. I keep telling her to slow down as she ends up sliding or falling.

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Page 44 - Echo
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A senior moment.

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Page 46 - Echo lying in a bowl
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January 2015. Cindy is nearly 15 and not doing so well. Her heart is enlarged, the vets and I are keeping a close eye on her. A week after this photo Cindy crossed over to doggy heaven. RIP my sweet Cindy Lou.

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Page 48 - Cindy's last photo
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February 2015. Echo is just about blind now and her dementia has her lost at times. On Friday the 30th of February she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is on high doses of cortisone to make her more comfortable. There are a lot of cuddles.

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Page 50 - Echo resting in her bed
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On the 17th March at 6:50am my beautiful girl, Echo died in my arms. The vet had been called to come and lay her to rest at home but she didn’t wait. We had a great life together and I know she will meet up with Cindy her best mate. My heart goes

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Page 52 - Echo
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5 Comments

The Davidson Family

Echo was Darby Willows Mum.. Darby passes away a few weeks before Echo.. What a beautiful little girl we had.. Miss her terribly

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Karen Evans

I was so sorry to hear about Echo. What a beautiful life she led. <3 Rest peacefully little girl. xxx

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Jodie

I have only just managed to look at the above book Trish. What beautiful memories. I was so glad to have known them both. Jodie

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John Walker

I just love your book on Echo. She reminds me of my dear mate Henri who passed away on the 2 July, just three days short of his 15th birthday.

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Monika and Chris

Hi Patricia we got two our friends from you… Poppy and Lola …they are great and so beautiful … We love them very much.. All the best and thank you ..

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