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Heidi - March 3, 2008




Heidi - March 3, 2008

Heidi passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008. 

Heidi entered our lives on Saturday, January 21, 2006 when we met Julie, Heidi's foster mom, through Schnauzer Love Rescue. We fell in love with Heidi when we saw her, and she expressed her fondness for us by licking Steve's knee relentlessly. Heidi was estimated at 9-10 years of age, and we wanted an older dog, so she was a perfect fit.

Heidi enjoyed taking walks around the pond and barking at the ducks as they waddled along the path. She learned to play with squeaky toys, something she might not have had as a younger dog. She was very happy when she was near us, no matter what we were doing. She was in our lives when we married in Florida, moved to Iowa, and moved again to Nebraska. We kept her warm in her red sweater when we took her outside in the snow.

Our time was cut short with Heidi when she developed a malicious kind of skin cancer. When the medicine no longer prevented the cancer from spreading, we made the hard decision to put her to rest on Monday, March 3, 2008. Heidi was the perfect dog for us, and we were the perfect humans for her. We miss her immensely. ~Naomi Greelis-Mattos & Stephen Mattos