My sweet boy Milo

by Agnes
(Poughkeepsie, NY)

Miniature Schnauzer 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.

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Jun 09, 2012
Sorry for your loss
by: Zeus and Zoe's Mom

Reading this put tears on my eyes and onto my face. What a wonderfull life Milo had with a loving family.. I am facing losing Zeus and battling Canine lymphoma so the best I can hope for is a couple more years he is 8 years old,,he and his sister brighten up my every day and I battle also with if I could ever suffer through this pain.. but reading this helped me maybe it will help you..

God promised at the birth of time, a special friend to give,
his time on earth is short, he said, so love him while he
lives. It may be six or seven years, or twelve or then
sixteen, but will you, till I call him back, take care of him for
me? A wagging tail and cold wet nose, and silken velvet
ears, a heart as big as all outdoors, to love you through the
years. His puppy ways will gladden you, and antics bring a
smile, as guardian or friend he will, be loyal all the while.
He'll bring his charms to grace your life, and though his stay
be brief, when he's gone the memories, are solace for your
grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth
return, but lessons only a dog can teach, I want you each
to learn. Whatever love you give to him, returns in triple
measure, follow his lead and gain a life, brim full of simple
pleasure. Enjoy each day as it comes, allow your heart to
guide, be loyal and steadfast in love, as the dog there by
your side. Now will you give him all your love, nor think the
labor vain, nor hate me when I come to call, to take him
back again? I fancy each of us would say, "Dear Lord, thy
will be done, for all the joy this day shall bring, the risk of
grief we'll run." "We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love
him while we may, and for the happiness we've known,
forever grateful stay." "But shall the angels call for him,
much sooner than we've planned, we'll brave the bitter grief
that comes, and try to understand."

Author Unknown

Jun 08, 2012
So sorry...
by: Barbara

Reading this broke my heart...we lost our schnauzer 13...only a month ago. It's going to take awhile to get over an empty house, and his empty crate. Remember the good times...

Jun 08, 2012
by: earl

i have made this journey......the thing is,they never leave you.....the sudden memory...the quick rememberance,all bring them to heart & mind;

i am so sorry for your loss;

Jun 06, 2012
RIP Milo
by: Robyn

I am so sorry for your loss. They become such a huge part of our lives and leave a paw print on our hearts.

Jun 06, 2012
Thank you all.....
by: Agnes

for your kind words and understanding at this time. I also pray for all those who are experiencing the loss of their faithful companions. It has given me renewed understanding of the powerful connection and relationship humans have with their pets.

Jun 06, 2012
I am so sorry...
by: Loretta

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your baby, Milo. I lost my boy Chippy last July (he was 17 years old) and it still hurts. Just remember Milo will be with you always. I think that my new little boy, Chewy has Chippy's spirit in him as he never leaves my side and is my constant companion.

Jun 06, 2012
So cute
by: Anna K

So sorry for your loss, I lost my Gus 2 years ago to lymphoma cancer, he was only 7 and the love of my life. Max was just 2 then and we pulled through together. You can never 'replace' Milo, but you can have another schnauzer and that just makes the love you have grow even more. I now have Max, age 4 and Penny aged 2 in my little family. Just know that you will catch up with Milo again at Rainbow Bridge--he's waiting for you there! Hugs!

Anna, Max and Penny

Jun 06, 2012
So touching...
by: Brandi

Milo has the sweetest face! I am praying for you in your time of loss and know there is no greater pain than losing a loved one... God Bless You!

Jun 06, 2012
my heart with yours
by: chaco_kid

I feel your pain. Milo is perfect. Hang in there.

Jun 06, 2012
so sorry for ur loss
by: Bridget

Hugs and prayers lost my Molly suddenly 2 years ago still think of her every day and the pain is like ur heart is sliced in two u never replace them but u learn to love a new best friend so sorry for ur pain

Jun 06, 2012
Hugs & Prayers for you
by: Lisa

Dear Agnes,

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet boy Milo. I know there are no words to comfort you right now or make the pain go away, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you are grieving the loss of your boy. Real prayers and virtual hugs coming your way....


Jun 06, 2012
My hear goes out to you
by: Anonymous

Oh Barbie - I feel your pain - it will take lots of time to heal. Yes, I have been in your shoes with my Tiffany and promised my self I would never own a dog again to go thru the pain..but God had other plans as my mom passed and left me her puppy Schnauzer Saide to heal that pain.

Hugs and prayers from one Schnauzer mom to another.

Marcy in Texas

Jun 06, 2012
Thinking Of You
by: Barbie Perkins-Cooper

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. No words can ease the pain of losing such a family member. On May 2, 2012, I lost my precious, special gentle giant schnauzer, Prince Marmaduke Shamus...exactly five weeks ago today. I have other mini-schnauzers, but nothing takes the place of my precious love, "Shamey-Pooh."

Please know I am thinking of you, and mourning with you. May God bless you for giving him a wonderful, loving home.

May God bless.

Jun 06, 2012
by: jackie

so sorry for your lost. he sounds like a wonderful little boy and im sure he's resting in heaven, and thankful to have been part of such a loving family.

Jun 06, 2012
Sympathy for Milo
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know pets are family, and you must be devastated. Prayers for you and your angel. May your memories comfort you always.

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