* Milo has passed away – Thursday 20th of August 2015, 10:15am

Milo, Died 20th August 2015

Milo, Died 20th August 2015


Sadly, Milo passed away on the 20th of August 2015, aged 16. In addition to his blindness, he had lost much of his hearing and he could no longer walk. Over the last 6 months of his life, Milo had had the occasional tummy upset due to his aging digestive system being a bit super-sensitive, but they only lasted a day or so and then he recovered and was bright, alert and happy again. However, his tummy upsets became more frequent and then on the 18th of August he had a bad attack which wouldn’t clear up and on the 20th of August I made the agonizing decision to have him put to sleep.

Milo has been such a huge part of my life, and of my family. I miss him more than I could ever have imagined. I have decided to continue with this website in tribute to my wonderful, blind, diabetic pup who will never, ever be forgotten and can never be replaced.

8 thoughts on “* Milo has passed away – Thursday 20th of August 2015, 10:15am

  1. Alex

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You gave Milo the best life he could have possibly wished for and you should be so proud of that.

    Will be thinking of you

    Alex

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    1. Heath9409 Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words. At the moment, it’s all a bit overwhelming. It happened so quickly in the end, after such a long time of looking after him. I feel like I’m in a state of shock.

      I am proud – not of myself but of Milo. The things he had to endure (medication, injections, bathing and much more) but he never lost heart and he never let it get him down. He was the most incredible little dog and I will always be proud of him.

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    1. Heath9409 Post author

      Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it. Milo had so much to put up with in his life and he never complained. He never got snappy or irritable. He was a real inspiration.

      I must admit I’ve not been able to concentrate on the site since Milo left, but things are improving and I hope to start working on it again at the weekend.

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  2. Alice

    On behalf of all of us at Blind Dogs group, our deepest sympathies. Milo is and was an inspiration to members just beginning this journey in canine blindness. We share your loss and pray you find comfort in the memories you have of Milo <3

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    1. Heath9409 Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am really glad that Milo has been able to inspire and help your members. It’s lovely to learn that his website is making a difference.

      I was so lucky to have known and loved Milo personally and I will never forget him. If Milo’s website helps others to see just how rewarding it can be to take on, or keep a blind dog then he will live on in all those happy relationships.

      With warm wishes to you and to your members and their blind friends
      Liam

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