Monica and I added the newest member of our family Thursday evening. After doing a lot of research on the internet and contacting several breeders in Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois it was ultimately a newspaper classified in the Des Moines Register that led us to our newest friend.
Monica and I drove to Rhodes, Iowa to meet several puppies raised by Dr. Scott Schmitz a veterinarian who had several black miniature schnauzer puppies. We brought him home last night.
It has been an amazing few weeks. From the depths of sorrow in losing a long-time friend in Otto my 12-year old miniature schnauzer to a tumor on his liver. To the overwhelming joy I find in this new guy's zeal for life. It has been a profound few weeks here.
We haven't named our new friend yet, we are waiting a little bit to see how his personality begins to develop, but we have warmly accepted this newest member of our family in to our home and look forward to the many years of joy that lie ahead.