Anyone who knows me from Facebook knows about my sweet little pooch, Milo. In case you don’t, here is a brief history of my precious rescue doggie. Check out this cute little flyer they made for him, long before I met him.
Wasn’t he adorable? They’d named him Snoop, but we didn’t like it so we chose one of the top fifty dog names – Milo!
So here’s the story. I had a birthday coming up in 2012 and my husband made the mistake of asking what I’d like. I’d planned the whole thing out. Of course my husband would ask me what I wanted, because he always did. This time I was prepared. “I want a dog of my choice.” As predicted my husband wasn’t happy about my request, but he asked!!!
On the day of my birthday, we had breakfast with some friends, and out of the blue the wife of the other couple suggested we go a few stores down to the doggie store, which had become our local small animal rescue facility. We walked in to loud yipping and barking, so loud, my husband turned around and walked right back out. I took a quick spin around the room and noticed this little white guy resting quietly in a cage with two other dogs, while every other dog barked their butts off! Boy was it noisy in there. I stepped closer to get a better look and he put his paw through the bars so I could shake his hand.
And as the saying goes…the rest is history.
He doesn’t’ like to have his picture taken, but he tolerates my attempts.
He loves to wear his reindeer ears at Christmas. (ha ha, right)
Because he is white and has pink skin, he has issues with a dermatitis problem. He was diagnosed with Discoid lupus erythematosus of the nose. He has lost the pigment on his nose and we have to protect him from the sun with this awful looking nose guard, but it will keep him from getting cancer. He doesn’t mind it, and he can open his mouth and pant as well as breathe perfectly well when wearing the device. It was made by another loving pet owner for his own dog. Evidently many dogs with pink noses have this problem. If your dog has similar issues, check out this website.
He also had to get some treatments that weren’t very fun, but here he is looking like a superhero waiting for his laser treatments for his nose.
Milo certainly outdid the pet rescue predictions for size and weight, currently at 22 pounds. I love his long legs and Whippet-like body. He enjoys taking walks with me, as long as we don’t overdo it. He is a very loving dog who likes to sit on my lap, though realistically, he’s too big for it. He still insists, so I let him. That’s our ritual every morning. I have my cup of coffee in the living room, he sits on my lap and watches out the front window for anyone trespassing on “his yard”. And yes, because he is part terrier, he is a barker. I tell him to use his indoor voice and he muffles his bark, which is cute and funny.
He recently turned four. Here he is looking regal and proud, while (you guessed it) sitting on my lap.
Can you tell I love my dog?
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Until next time, make it a great one!