And we fell in love with him. Chuck has lived with us almost four years and has become the 30-pound, gorgeous show-stopping schnauzer he was destined to be. He is a charmer, has loads of personality, can’t wait to ride in the car and loves to trot and jog with me. He has a heart-stopping grin. He comforted us when our 13-year-old female schnauzer died. He made us his family, which is what schnauzers are bred to do — be companion dogs. By the way, I sold my friend’s house and was grateful for the commission check. But the best gift of all was Chuck. Heather Smith, Holdenville To submit a pet story and photo for Pet Tales, e-mail your story and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or send postal mail to Lillie-Beth Brinkman, The Oklahoman, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Photos cannot be returned.