schnickelfritz

[shnik-uhl-frits]

noun

1. troublemaker (usually referring to a little kid)
2. a child, especially a mischievous, noisy child; especially as a nickname or term of endearment
3. a teasing term of endearment, something like “you little rascal”
4. a silly, rascally little boy; a folklore character
5. a term of endearment of uncertain Germanic origin; it means something akin to “rascal”, “scamp”, or “little chatterbox”.

Etymology

”From Pennsylvania German, from a cognate of German Schnickschnack (“chatter”) (se schnacken, *schnicken) + -el + Fritz (a nickname derived from Friedrich), thus probably originally denoting someone chatty or impulsive.”

Source: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/snicklefritz

A bit about the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect…

“It has traditionally been the language of the Pennsylvania Dutch, decendants of the late 17th- and early 18th-century immigrants to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina from southern Germany, eastern France (Alsace and Lorraine), and Switzerland. Although for many, the term "‘Pennsylvania Dutch’ is often taken to refer to the Amish and related Old Order groups exclusively, the term should not imply a connection to any particular religious group.

“In this context, the word “Dutch” does not refer to the Dutch people or their descendants. Instead it is probably left over from an archaic sense of the English word “Dutch”; compare German Deutsch (‘German’), Dutch Duits (‘German’), Diets (‘Dutch’), which once referred to any people speaking a non-peripheral continental West Germanic language on the European mainland. Alternatively, some sources give the origin of “Dutch” in this case as a corruption or a “folk-rendering” of the Pennsylvania German endonym “Deitsch”…

“Much of Pennsylvania German’s difference from Standard German can be summarized as consisting of a simplified grammatical structure, several vowel and consonant shifts that occur with a fair degree of regularity, as well as a variety of lexical differences. The influence of American English upon grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation is also significant."

Source: https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Pennsylvania+German+language
Sources hyperlinked for each definition above.
1. https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Pennsylvania+Dutch+English
2. https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/snicklefritz
3. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/schnickelfritz.61832/
4. https://www.amazon.com/German-American-Life-Traditions-John-Zug/dp/0941016838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550859223&sr=8-1&keywords=0941016838
   (as cited here: https://list.genealogy.net/mm/archiv/westfalen-l/1998-08/msg00050.html)
5. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Schnickelfritz
 

All of Mieke’s puppies joined their families in February!

Mieke’s babies were born on December 3, and started going home with their families on February 11.

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“Huckleberry”

smooth, ee cream piebald

Born on December 3. He’ll be ready for his forever home after February 11.

Huckleberry will grow up with a little boy about his age in Tom and Glenda’s family near Fort Worth, Texas!

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“Neville”

smooth, ee cream piebald

Born on December 3. He’ll be ready for his forever home after February 11.

Neville is joining Michelle & Landon’s family in Keller, Texas, where he’ll enjoy having a 4-legged big sister named Nala!

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“Poppie”

longhair, shaded cream

Born on December 3. She’ll be ready for her forever home after February 11.

Lily will get a dachshund big brother named Leo when she joins Jordan’s family in Frisco, Texas!

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All of Shani’s Puppies are in their Forever Homes!

Shani’s babies were born on October 8, and started going home with their forever families on December 17.

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“Lady Bella”

longhair, shaded red

Born on October 8. She’ll be ready for her forever home on December 17.

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Pink will be joining a family with plenty of people to accommodate her high energy!

 

“Bruno”

longhair, shaded red

Born on October 8. He’ll be ready for his forever home on December 17.

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Blue will be Stacie’s snuggle buddy, which suits his adoring style quite nicely!

 

“Ruby Lynn”

smooth coat, red (almost no shading)

Born on October 8. She’ll be ready for her forever home on December 17.

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Purple will be joining Christina & Greg’s family, where she’ll have two little boys to play with!

“Fancy”

smooth coat, shaded red

Born on October 8. She’ll be ready for her forever home on December 17.

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Yellow will be part of Trish’s family, where she’ll have cozy snuggles and exciting play time!


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