Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A new home for Milo






I've been dreading this day for a month now. I've put off this blog post for a long time and have kept this news very private. Until now.

After Milo was attacked by the pit bulls, Damien and I have had a very difficult time walking Milo... we are terrified to go out alone with him- but we are certainly not going to go on a walk with the boys in tow. On top of that, we just don't have the time to keep up with him. Milo is the type of dog that NEEDS attention- and a lot of it. He doesn't just need attention in the form of petting, hugging, cuddles, etc... he needs lots of exercise. If he doesn't get exercise, he's quite the rotten dog.

Anyways, long story short...

My parents (ok, my mom, LOL) offered to take Milo. After thinking about it, Damien and I both knew it was for the best. SO my parents drove out here last week and today they left with my first baby. I know this is for the best- Milo is going to be SOOOOOO happy in Ohio with my parents... not only will they give him lots of attention, they'll walk him all the time- plus they live really close to a lot of neat parks that he'll love.

Milo is another child to us... and I know that's hard for a lot of people to understand (especially if you're not a dog person). He was my baby- and he always knew how to make me feel better. He knew when I was sad and always came to sit on my lap whenever he'd notice...

My house feels very empty without Milo... and at the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I feel empty without Milo.

10 comments:

toby&sam said...

I can only imagine...so sorry...sending love. Linnea

Adrianne said...

I am so sorry. I had to put my first baby to sleep a year ago and it was one of the hardest things I had to do... I know Milo is loving the attention from his grandparents though!!

Maggie said...

Oh Amanda :( My heart goes out to you. Of course they're like your first child. When my hubby and I's first cat that we had together passed at age 14 I bawled like she was human. She was, to us. She was family, to us.

I'm so happy Milo is still part of your family, even if in Ohio.
(((((hugs))))))

Anonymous said...

Ah, girl, I totally understand how you feel. Our dog, Daisy, is a cherished member of our family and we take her everywhere. Just try to think of it as your first "baby" going off to college...at least you know he's in the best possible hands that he could be other than your own. My heart goes out to you, I know this is a sad, sad part of your life right now. Hang in there girl! - Cyndie

Theresa said...

Not dramatic at all. I'm sorry you had to let Milo have a new home, but you are a good doggie mommy for doing it. You know what is best for Milo and you know what makes him happy. Hugs to you.

Gina said...

SO NOT DRAMATIC and totally understandable! I feel your pain just reading your post! I know what you are going through and it brings back memories when I had to give LIghtning away when I moved to California. God-that killed me. At least Milo is with your parents and it is probably a very good thing for your parents too! As hard as it is now, you will still see him and know that your parents will take as good of care of him as you did! :) Lots of love, the queen beav

damien said...

Like I said on Facebook... I'll never forget how nice it was when I was the one working from home and have Milo to keep me company. I'm sad that he's gone, but even more sad for you to be home without him! I miss Milo and I am so sad for you!

Samantha said...

Oh, Amanda, I'm so sorry! I'm not a dog person, but I do understand the attachment and I hurt for you guys.

Martha said...

OK -- let me get this straight -- your Mom leaves -- your Dad leaves -- your Dog leaves -- AND IT IS THE DOG THAT GETS A HUGE BLOG ENTRY???!?! Not even a sentence about missing the Mom and the Dad? hmmphf!!!

damien said...

Milo's not coming back though.