Arminius’ Pet Memorial
by Julie Ingersoll, Guest Blogger
Arminius was my very best friend. He and I moved all around the country together; just the two of us. He was a very handsome miniature schnauzer, this picture was taken in Alaska. (he liked to travel).
Arminius was sick for most of his life until I found out he had serious pet food allergy. Turns out he couldn’t digest protein (it’s not as rare as you think, in fact there is a special baby formula for humans with that problem). The upside of his ongoing health issues was that I became an expert in ailments to which this breed is prone, leading to Arminius’ wonderful legacy.
When he died at fifteen years of age, I found that a written pet memorial wasn’t enough. I wanted a living memorial filled with action. I couldn’t bear an empty house but was not ready to bond with another dog. My mom told me about pet rescue groups. I found Schnauzer Love Rescue and have been doing foster care in Arnimius’ name as a pet memorial for nearly a decade. SLR is a wonderful group that spans from South Florida to Tennessee and to Alabama. I recommend a living pet memorial through pet rescue groups for anyone who is grieving the loss of their loved pet. Check out the