Milo The Corgi Mix

Here a signature #corgi position: bottoms up! Milo enjoys sleeping on his back, and I enjoy him looking goofy :)

Boy, do I love it when a pillow falls off the couch :)

Boy, do I love it when a pillow falls off the couch :)

Everytime I travel, I spend the entire time saying “I miss my puppy!!!!”. It doesn’t stop until I get back to the kennel and bring him back. He always has this mix of happiness to see me and angry contempt at me for daring to leave him for 5-6 days.

Everytime I travel, I spend the entire time saying “I miss my puppy!!!!”. It doesn’t stop until I get back to the kennel and bring him back. He always has this mix of happiness to see me and angry contempt at me for daring to leave him for 5-6 days.

I have to admit I sobbed like a baby when I read about Pi’s passing. It transported to December 2011 when my old dog Sandy got sudden renal failure and died within a week. I had lost a dear family member a few months earlier, and the pain of Sandy’s loss was especially agonizing. Destiny had it that a few days later we saw a post about a  little corgi mix at our local shelter, and my girlfriend convinced me to go just to take a look, because there was “something about Milo”. Well, the little monkey was so cute, and I fell in love, especially when he snuggled with me on the sidewalk on that frigid December day. The guilt about adopting another dog so soon after Sandy’s death was so overwhelming to me, that I just couldn’t bring myself to adopt him right away. 

What we ended up doing was fostering Milo for a week, before deciding to adopt him. I can’t deny feeling a little of guilt and a feeling of disloyalty to Sandy, but the comforting thought of providing a good home to a poor abandoned puppy eventually trumped all that. I like to think that Sandy approves of our decision. In the end, I say I rescued Milo, but the truth is, he rescued me.

Stay strong, Tran & Tang. I don’t like to give unsolicited advice, but I’d say don’t fight your feelings. If you feel you can’t have another puppy right now, then don’t. But if a puppy finds you, don’t hesitate to open up your hearts and take him/her in. You will not regret it.

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I feel guilt. Not guilt for Pi’s passing…but guilt for even thinking of another puppy. Guilt like I might forget him. What if I forget what happiness he brought me? Guilty when I smile or laugh…like I shouldn’t be happy if he’s not here.

I know another puppy will never replace Pi. Pi was one of…

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Milo sprinting while fetching a tennis ball. Doesn’t happen too often!

Hi everyone!

As some of you might know, we got Milo from our local no-kill shelter, Natalie’s Second Chance.  Natalie does phenomenal work for homeless dogs and cats in the area, as well as help struggling owners with a pet food bank and a second-hand store. Natalie’s is now competing in Chase’s community giving, and they are a few votes short of being in the run for $50,000.

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Surveying the river in between laps of swimming :)

Surveying the river in between laps of swimming :)