Michelle and Skeeter from Highway


Human: Michelle

Canine: Skeeter

Location: Highway

Type: Miniature Schnauzer / Poodle mix

Our Story:

My beloved Skeeter. We met each other in 1998. My husband was down the road at a neighbor’s, visiting, and Skeeter was a stray. I was across the road cleaning his truck and he called me over and asked, “Do you want her? She has no home.”


It was love at first sight, and I didn’t even have to take a second thought. I opened my arms and she jumped right in. I immediately took her home to bathe her as she was covered with fleas and ticks, and found severe burns on her back.

The next day we went to the vet to have her all checked out. She had the full treatment of vaccinations and treatment for the burns on her back, and she never complained — just smiled. Skeeter was always by my side from first moment we met. Wherever I went, she went. She brought abundant joy to everyone she met and loved everyone. She would help me herd the goats when they got out of the pasture, smart as a whip I never taught her to herd.

She would help me vacuum, what a sight to see, always there first thing in the morning when I opened my eyes, ready for good morning kisses. She helped me tie my shoes to start the day, she stayed with me while at work, always by my side, and would always tuck me in bed with her love and kisses. She loved to play ball and loved life.

She would get so excited when my husband came home from a road trip and love on him endlessly till he had to go back on the road. We brought two other rescues into our home and first off she was the mother/big sister to them, her love never stopped. I would always ask her do you want me to hold you like a baby and she would jump into my arms legs sticking up in the air and just smiled as I rubbed her tummy. She had such a loving nature.

In November 2008 we lost Skeeter suddenly to congestive heart failure. Our world fell apart, I lost my best friend. I hold her and her memories close to my heart each day and there is not a day I don’t think about her or talk to her. I miss her dearly; I am so grateful that I got to experience the love and companionship that Skeeter brought into my life and the joy she brought to others.