President of Schnauz Records, 2015-2020

Near the end of 2020, Schnauz Records lost its president and I lost one of my closest companions. About a year before we started this label together, Stitch came into my life through Second City Canine Rescue adoption, a truly kind nonprofit rescue operation in the Chicagoland area.

Stitch and I named the company “Schnauz” after his ancestry, the great miniature schnauzers of legend. Other than these obvious characteristics, we don’t know exactly where he came from or when he came into this world before my family and I started fostering him. This grumpy, curious old man of a dog was almost adopted several times before I got to keep him. He snorted constantly and spoke mostly in grumbles, but he knew what and who he liked. No matter what we were doing, Stitch was just happy to be a part of it. I am so grateful to have had this dog in my life. I hope he touched your lives as well.

In memoriam of Stitch, below is a rough timeline of Stitch’s life in photos. If you have any photos or stories of Stitch you’d like to share, please send them along.