Friday, January 19, 2007

Milo 'The Mechanic'

With a heavy heart, I bid a final farewell to Milo 'The Mechanic'. To honour Milo's 11 years on this plane, I'd like to dedicate this post to him and share his life with my friends.

Milo was dad's other dog but he lived in Johor, Malaysia with the rest of dad's family. He is the son of dad's previous dogs, Shorty (yes.. so named because he was short) and May (a Maltese cross something that no one knows what exactly) - both deceased.. Shorty was put to sleep a few years back as he was very old and had many ailments that was causing him a lot of pain and discomfort. May was knocked down by a car many years ago.

Dad said that Milo was a very good guard dog that protected the premises... he was very good at chasing off stray cats and dogs that sometimes walk into 'his' premises and was known to have killed snakes and attacked big iguanas when he was in his prime. Basically Milo was courageous and quite fearless (except for thunder!!).

He was nicknamed 'The Mechanic' because he loved to spend his time watching the world go by from the comfort of his favourite spot - i.e. under the car and always ended up having dark stains on his fur.

No one knows the cause of his death and it took everyone by surprise.. Milo was found lifeless on Wednesday morning.. he passed away in his sleep.

I hope Milo is now running across acres of green fields with his parents, Shorty and May, his brother Horlicks, his girlfriend who passed away giving birth prematurely to a litter of 10 pups (the hoomans don't think the pups belonged to him as they did not look like him a single bit) and his friend Husky (a rottweiler), with which he had a love-hate relationship (mum claims that the pups looked more like rotties).

Rest in peace my friend...


fee said...

goodbye milo! i hope you've found your pa and ma!


Boo said...


i'm sure Milo is over the bridge and playing with other mates.

wet wet licks


Simba said...

I'm sorry to hear about Milo.

Simba xx

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are sorry about Milo.

Boy n Baby

Toby said...


Sorry to hear about Milo. We know he is at the bridge running free and playing with all the other dogs.


Joe Stains said...

good bye milo, I bet he is having a great time!

Scrappy said...

Goodnite Milo it sounds like you had a wonderful life and now deserve your rest.


jaffeboy said...

RIP Milo... Return to the "arms" of your MaMa & PaPa.

Hammer said...

Dear Huskee

We are all very sorry to hear about your friend, Milo. It is so very sad when we lose a special courageous friend like Milo.

Love from your friend Hammer

Chelsea said...

My condolences.
I know Milo is running after a big bone in the sky.


MJ's doghouse said...

sorry to hear about Milo Huskee..i am sure he is running and running and running....thanks for visiting my blog...oh..gotta blankie is waiting

Sunshade said...

Milo is once again young and guarding over at the bridge. Whew... I feel very safe going there when my time comes because of Milo.

I do have one little question tho... are you saying Milo is part Maltese?? How did his mom managed to give birth if she wad the part Maltese?

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Huskee Boy,
We are so very sorry to hear about Milo's passing. Being 11 years old is a nice long life for a dog his breed. He is very lucky to have been healthy up to his sudden passing. At least he probably didn't suffer any pains. Now he can romp around with his mama & papa again.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

BLU and Comet said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Milo. Now he has an endless supply of toys and cats and birds to chase. I'm sure he was very special.
Comet and BLU