Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
Milo came into my life when he was just 3 weeks old. I brought him
home when he was 8 weeks old and he was soon known as “the little man”.
Milo was a sweet, loving and independent dog; he never wanted to be a “lap”
dog, but preferred to be right by my side…usually on the floor! He was
raised with Simon, a German Shepard/Husky mix and Milo was pretty sure he
was a big dog too, just like Simon! When we lost Simon, we got our Labrador
Retriever, Norman, and even then, Milo was still pretty sure that he was a
big dog! Milo loved to dig in the sand when I took him to the beach or
camping-He loved getting dirty!! He loved to chase Norman around the
yard. Man, was that was a sight to see…a little 18 pound Shih-tzu
chasing an 80 pound Lab around! You would sometimes find Milo and our
cat, Dolby, “play-fighting” and pouncing on each other.
We discovered in November of 2006 that Milo had a Liver tumor and tumors on
his Adrenal glands. Due to the location of these tumors, surgery was
not a treatment option. We did all we could to keep him comfortable
and pain-free, but ultimately we made the humane and compassionate decision
on March 9th to send him over the Rainbow Bridge. I know he is playing
with his buddy, Simon; happy, content and finally pain-free.
Milo was my first dog as a “grown-up”, and I was lucky enough to have had
almost 13 years with him. He was a sweet, loving little guy and I will miss
him and all of the little “quirks” that made him…Milo, my little man. I
will never forget him or the joy and love he gave so unconditionally.
Chrisy and Derek S.