My sweet boy Milo
Miniature Schnauzer Milo
Love at first sight. My beautiful boy was with us for 11 years and 11 months. He died yesterday, just shy of his 12th birthday which would have been on June 17th. I feel like someone has just hacked my heart in two and I can't stop the bleeding. He was the best, sweetest dog one could ever have. He was the one being I loved coming home to. I can still see his sweet face near the door and how he chased me until he caught up with me and jumped with joy when I came home from work. It was our little game.
Milo became my child when I received news I had little probability of becoming pregnant with my own child. However, God had other plans and a year after Milo entered our lives, my daughter was born. Nevertheless, my boy was my companion, he brought smiles when I thought I did not have any to give. I spoiled him from day one. I can't find words to describe the huge hole my boy has left in our lives. I can't bear to think about replacing him.
My Milo had a fairly healthy life until October of 2011 when he collapsed while we were taking a walk in our neighborhood. He was diagnosed with a heart murmur and placed on multiple medications to drain all the liquid pooling in his system. He had been doing well until about 3 days ago when he started to have seizures. We rushed him to the vet on Sunday and they diagnosed a UTI. We were given the choice of leaving him at the hospital with an IV or taking him home with meds and we chose to take him home. God must have been telling us to do so because at 6 am the next morning, we found my boy had gone to heaven. My heart goes to all those who have endured this pain.