Monday, August 30, 2010

The life of a dog, my dog

What he loves the most.....swimming
Miller on his bed with 'moosey'
His second favorite form of water
You coming out to play????
He loves the doggy door....
Miller sleeping 'on' the bed.....

Miller is one happy dog, always has been, he loves his tennis ball, loves eating and loves social events. I, on the other hand, am at the other end of his leash. He has drug me down hills at soccer games, face first, while everyone else is laughing as he thinks the soccer ball is his toy, he drools all over the floor when dinner time comes around and man can his gas be TOXIC:)

Miller is from a litter out of Jackson, MS and I still remember him as just a pup, sitting in my lap when I would drive back and forth to school(State) and home. I still remember the LONG nights of him whimpering, peeing, wanting to play and being the sweeeeetest dog ever when he was sleeping!!! I also remember going home with him and mom trying to buy him off of me, NO WAY! He is my baby but I'm sure mom could've spoiled him rotten.

Miller has been dove hunting with me, even though he wasn't a true hunting dog-he knew the command STAY but never listened. Every hunt he would steal the first bird killed of the day and while he was bringing it back to me, he would eat the WHOLE thing...eeewwww but I still love ya!

He loves going to Lake Bruin to my mom and dad's, endless water and he stays in it ALL day! He loved going to the deer camp, eating (hold your groceries) deer guts, rolling around in all the blood and coming home SO STINKY!!!!

He lived with me in Starkville, Austin, Jackson and now in Colorado-he is a well traveled dog.

Now that we are in Colorado(which he loves riding in the truck-has only fallin out once, when he was a pup and it wasn't his fault and jumped out once, thinking he was gonna catch a deer, he learned his lesson w/ a chin full of gravel) he LOVES the snow, it is just another form of water to him. He will stay outside as long as you let him, roll around in the snow, bury his ball on purpose so he can dig it back up, just loves it.....

He is getting older now, his joints are all swollen from arthritis, he is 9 years old and has been running all those years and now he is slowing down a bit. He has fatty tumors(on medication), can't do as much, has a hard time getting in and out of the truck and he is turning all white from age. But he still loves his tennis ball, matter of fact, I have 4 on the table outside that are all nasty from his slobber. He is a bit more tolerable on the leash and I can almost hold him back now-88 solid pounds is hard to pull back when he wants to smell something in the grass. He still loves to eat and can finish his bowl in record time, I'm sure of it.....

Mom has bought him a big, super duper, cushy bed that he LOVES and I have to carry it from the bedroom to the living room so he can stay close to me and comfy at the same time:) He has a moose that my friend Laura has given him and it is the FIRST toy that he hasn't pulled the stuffing out and shredded into BITS! Maybe after all these years, he has learned:) We've had 'moosey' for about 5 months now:)

As I write this he is snoring on his bed beside me, with his moose of course:) I'm headed to Durango today and when I get home, he will be staring out the door wondering why I've been gone so long and when can we play ball?!

Just thought you guys would get a kick out of getting to know Miller pup.....


  1. Dogs are pure unconditional love. Thanks for posting this. It brings back memories of my "pup".