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
Cindy Lou arrived Xmas 2001 aged 12 months, they have been the best of pals ever since.
In 2002 I built them a pool for the summer. They had a lot of fun in there.
Cindy at 16 months and Echo at 10 months.
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.
Cindy refused to be separated from her mate so a bed was made up for her beside Echo and her pups.
Little Tammie Xmas 2002 aged 9 weeks.
Two of Echo’s babies 2004.
This was Echo’s last litter with 2 of her pups, January 2007.
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.
Tammie and Cindy 2008
2009 Echo aged 8, a fit and healthy girl.
2010, Echo on the right with one of her great granddaughters.
Cindy is now 11 years old. Getting a little slower and a bit stiff but going strong and still with her best mate Echo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A senior moment.
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.
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.
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