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Old 09-03-2010, 06:09 AM
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Some of you may remember my thread call "Wolfie and Chuck, both diabetics" from last year. Of course we lost Wolfie, our 10-year-old miniature schnauzer in November and had to take care of other medical issues before we could consider caring for another dog. We had owned schnauzers for over 40 years so it was an easy decision to select a puppy from our favorite breed back in July. I had emailed Natalie with this info and she asked that I post this info along with a photo so here he is:


This is Willy, an all black mini who currently is a bit over 14 weeks old and is showing off the new schnauzer clip he got earlier this week. I have stayed in touch with Margaret Boyle and her schnauzer, Lucy, and check into the forum every day to see how all you folks are doing although I haven't contributed much.

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Old 09-03-2010, 07:15 AM
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Hey, Chuck! Just GREAT to see you back here! You should keep us posted on Willy! What a handsome boy he is!

Hope YOU are well also! I lost Kwali, then Kumbi, after you lost Wolfie - these losses really hit where it hurts, don't they! And, like you, I went on a search for another dog, but, unlike you, I ended an Era of the Australian Terrier - a bit shorter than your 40 years with Schnauzers - mine was 35 years. And I changed to Havanese, though only through the most ASTOUNDING bit of good luck - could never have acquired a "normal" one. Camellia was having a tough time, so her owner placed her with me (my huge luck).

You and Willy stay well, right? The age of 14 weeks should keep you plenty busy; haha!

Love and hugs from all of us,

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Old 09-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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Oh my Chuck, what a handsome guy!! And what fun to have a puppy in the house again. Thanks for posting!
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Willy looks like a little doll! Congrats!

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Ah chuck, he is adorable!! What a sweetheart. I'm sure there are lots of loves and smiles going on at your house
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Some of you may remember my thread call "Wolfie and Chuck, both diabetics" from last year. Of course we lost Wolfie, our 10-year-old miniature schnauzer in November and had to take care of other medical issues before we could consider caring for another dog. We had owned schnauzers for over 40 years so it was an easy decision to select a puppy from our favorite breed back in July. I had emailed Natalie with this info and she asked that I post this info along with a photo so here he is:


This is Willy, an all black mini who currently is a bit over 14 weeks old and is showing off the new schnauzer clip he got earlier this week. I have stayed in touch with Margaret Boyle and her schnauzer, Lucy, and check into the forum every day to see how all you folks are doing although I haven't contributed much.

-- Chuck Bjorgen (Dakotapix)

Hi Chuck and Sonia,

I am totally amazed at how much Willy resembles Lucy........you would think they were siblings.

He is a handsome boy I am so pleased for you and Sonia. You will have lots of fun with this wee chap.

I am on every day Chuck but I have not been posting a lot.

A lot going on with Lucy...... but I think there is some light at the end of the tunnel. It has been one thing after another but she is a wee trouper.

Nice to see you posting Chuck.

Hugs to you and Sonia and not forgetting "Willy"

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What a cutie!!!!

I don't know that I have the energy for a puppy! You're a brave soul!!

I'm also very glad to hear that your heart procedure went well. It's always good to hear from you.

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Hi Chuck,
I saw you on and thought I'd ask how things were going with your pup
Hope you all are well!
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Hi, Chuck. I'm new to the forum, but dearly love the pic of your new puppy! I owned a schnauzer years ago and really loved her. (Your Willy looks like a black version of my "Sweatheart.") Already thinking of getting one, and a mini would be nice. We don't feel it would be fair to our elderly dog to have a puppy in the house, so we're waiting. (And that decision was made b4 she was diagnosed with diabetes! Would never do that to her now.)

Pls keep us posted. I'd love to hear updates on Willy.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:29 AM
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Thanks for your comments, Mary Lea and Patty. Willy seems to be doing very well at his current age of about 5 1/2 months. Of course he's a puppy with all the good and bad things that occur with puppies. I believe he's housebroken now with no accidents during the past six weeks. I started obedience training with him four weeks ago although now I'm wondering if he was too young for this. I wanted to get started though before winter sets in here in Minnesota.

The miniature schnauzer breed seems to be predisposed to all the health concerns that are discussed on this forum so this time around (Willy is our fifth schnauzer over a period of 40 years) I selected a breeder known for her careful choices of breeding pairs. Along with care in food choices and maintaining a healthy weight of my pup, I'm hoping I can avoid some of the pitfalls that affected my last dog, Wolf.

Good luck to all of you who are working with your diabetic dogs.
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