THIS WEB PAGE IS DEDICATE TO MILO
November 15, 1995 - May 21, 2012
MORNINGS WITH WAYNE! A little over 15 years ago we started a
tradition. Every single morning our neighbor Wayne has come
over to the house and hand fed Milo. About 6 years ago Merry
came along and joined the tradition. The only days Wayne has
missed in over 15 years was the week that he was in the
Hospital having heart surgery. The puppies wait at the door
every morning and he shows at 10:00 (you can set your watch
by it) every single morning, sits down on the floor to be on
their level and hand feeds them. Like Milo once said: "Is
this a great country or what?!!"
for their friend Wayne.
Sometimes the puppies go outside and meet Wayne on
Milo waiting for Wayne.
Wayne feeds the puppies.
Wayne feeds the puppies and after breakfast a little
tummy rub or back-scratching on the sofa.
MILO & MERRY
Milo and Merry were always up to
something. A few years ago on Dru's (Dan's son) birthday
they got together and made this birthday card for him.
MILO & MERRY
MILO ON VACATIONS
Milo sneaks up on Daddy .....
THEN JUMPS UP ON HIS LAP!!!
Milo's favorite spot in the RV
was on the dash in his relax bed.
Milo & Merry sharing the RV
dash to view the vacation.
Milo was a happy puppy
and loved to run on the beach.
Mommy & Milo on the cool grass relaxing after a run
on the beach.
And at the end of the day .....
you guessed it ..... DOG TIRED!
When Milo was young he was quite a
Sometimes he's go potty in the house and get in trouble.
So once he had gone potty in the spare room and tried to
trick us by putting a
Tootsie Roll wrapper (that he'd found in the garbage) next
to the evidence.
W/ MOMMY & DADDY
Milo's favorite relax spot was
always next to Mommy.
Walkin' the snow
with their winter jackets.
Taking a nap with Daddy.
Always a happy time
when walking with Mommy.
NOTE: I got an email from a friend who viewed this
photo page and I think he said something like "hey, why don't
you go on any walks with Barb & the Puppies?" .....
hmmmmmm ... I wonder who he thought was taking all the photos?
THIS WEBSITE IS ALSO
DEDICATED TO OUR PERFECT NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND
Wayne was there for Milo almost every day of his
life. Wayne hand-fed Milo every morning, would make
afternoon visits whenever Milo was sick. And whenever Barb &
I had to leave the house for more than a few hours, Wayne
always insisted on dropping by to sit with Milo for a while,
let him outside and just to make sure Milo had a good back
run and some company.
For the past 15+ years Milo has gone to the front door of
our home and looked for his best friend Wayne to come by and
feed and pet him. Wayne was the best friend a dog could ever
have. A few years ago Wayne was featured in a full page
story in the Columbian Newspaper. The story featured a story
and photos of Wayne and his dog (Nipper) and was done
because the dog was 22 years old. I truly believe in my
heart that the love Wayne gave our dog was over so many
years was a huge part of the fact that Milo lived such a
long and happy life. Thank you Wayne. From both me and Barb,
Merry and especially from Milo.
MILO'S LAST DAY
MILO WAS NEARLY 18 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED.
HE HAD LIVED THE PAST 2 YEARS OF HIS LIFE NEARLY COMPLETELY
DEAF AND BLIND.
HE WAS ALWAYS A TROOPER AND NEVER CEASED TO AMAZE EVERYONE
WHO SAW HIM
NAVIGATE THROUGH THE HOUSE AND THE BACK YARD WITHOUT BEING
ABLE TO SEE ANYTHING.
HE WAS TOO OLD FOR WALKS, GROWING LESS PATIENT WITH MERRY
AND DAY BY DAY CEASING TO ENJOY THE THINGS HE HAD LOVED SO
MUCH DURING HIS TIME HERE ON EARTH.
ONE NIGHT LAST WEEK HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS WILLING TO LIVE
FOR US AS LONG AS WE WANTED HIM TO.
AND ON MONDAY OF THIS WEEK WE SET HIM FREE TO ONCE AGAIN RUN
AND PLAY ON THE BEACHES OF HEAVEN.
ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW WERE TAKEN ON TAKEN ON MAY 21, 2012,
THE LAST DAY OF MILO'S LIFE.
Wayne gives Milo his breakfast
Milo has a bit of a tough time finding his way around
in the kitchen -- Then Mommy picks him up and
soothes his tired body.
Merry tries to get
Milo to play a little.
Then asks me "What's
wrong with Milo?
And Milo just wants
to go to bed.
He's sore all over ....
and just wants to lay down.
And Merry knows Milo went to bed.
....and later that day
she goes to the bedroom to see him