~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU BABY BOY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, MY ONLY SUNSHINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN SKYS ARE GRAY, YOU NEVER KNOW DEAR HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY SUNSHINE AWAY. THAT WAS OUR SONG. I WOULD SING IT TO YOU AND IT WOULD MAKE YOU SO HAPPY.YOU WOULD TOSS YOUR BONE IN THE AIR, SMILING AND THEN LIE DOWN SO HAPPY AND CONTENT, CHEWING YOUR BONE,YOU KNEW-YOU KNEW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND ALWAYS WILL...WITH ALL OF MY HEART.
WELL THAT DAY HAS COME MY BOY. 05/07/2007. JUST 7 1/2 YEARS OLD, YOU TOOK YOUR PLACE ON RAINBOW BRIDGE. I HAVE A BIG HOLE IN MY HEART. YOU WERE MY HEART.
I MISS YOUR SMILE, MY HANDSOME FELLOW.
I MISS YOUR SMASH FACE LOVING KISSES.
THIS HOUSE, MY LIFE, MY HEART IS JUST NOT RIGHT WITHOUT YOU.
YOU WERE SUCH A BIG PART OF MY LIFE. EVERYTHING REVOLVED AROUND YOU MILO. NOW WHAT AM I TO DO?
I MISS TAKING CARE OF YOU.
EVERY MORNING BEFORE WORK I WOULD MAKE SURE YOU HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED -FOOD IN YOUR BOWL, FRESH WATER, THE RIGHT LIGHTING, AND OF COURSE ANIMAL PLANET ON TV. I WOULD ALWAYS TELL YOU "I'LL BE BACK" AND YOU WOULD WAIT.
I MISS YOUR SMILING FACE GREETING ME AT THE DOOR.
I MISS OUR DAILY WALKS IN THE AFTERNOONS AND OUR TWICE DAY WALKS ON WEEKENDS AND JUST HANGING OUT.
I MISS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.
YOU GREW TO BE SUCH A BIG TALL BOY, WEIGHING IN AT 160, BUT YOU ALWAYS WILL BE "MY LITTLE BABY BOY".
THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND THINGS I'LL MISS....
-TALKING TO YOU- SHARING ALL MY THOUGHTS.
-LOUNGING ON THE COUCH, YOU ON ONE END, ME ON THE OTHER- WE FIT JUST PERFECT.
-WATCHING YOU SLEEP.
-SPOILING YOU WITH FAVORITE TREATS- CHEESE, COOKIES, PUPPERONIS.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU...
REMEMBER THE DAY I PICKED YOU UP, YOU WERE JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS OLD, PAWNSHOP ED BOUGHT YOU AND DECIDED NOT TO KEEP YOU AND GAVE YOU AWAY TO ME. IT WAS FATE... MY LUCKY DAY.
REMEMBER TAKING CARE OF YOU AS A BABY, OUR WALKS THEN ON HYDABURG LANE,GOING TO OBEDIENCE SCHOOL.
-MOVING TO MOBILE FROM ATLANTA.
JUST ME AND YOU -- HAPPY.
OF COURSE DADDY LAT MISSES YOU. HE CAME INTO YOUR LIFE YOUR LAST YEAR AND YOU WERE INSTANT PALS.
WE ALL MISS YOU...GRANDMA & GRANDPA, THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD, EVERYBODY WHO KNEW YOU.
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH US MILO. I WILL SEE YOU SOON.
05/13/07 Good morning baby boy. Today is Mother's Day. I sure do you miss you. I just keeping thinking, I'm sorry. I'm sorry I did not stay in the room with you to the very end. They all told me not to, the doctor's, daddy, grandma-they meant well. I'm sorry if I let you down, I'll regret it forever. Daddy was there by you, you always felt safe with him. I love you, you'll always be with me in my heart baby boy.
05/14/07 Hey baby boy. Well, it's been one week. One tough week. You know I miss you. I want to say that no matter how sorry I am that your gone I am happy for the wonderful, truly wonderful years that we had. We were best friends, you were my baby, my sweet sweet boy. You were simply the best. Now you can rest and not hurt. I still can't believe that your heart was so bad and I did not know until it was too late. I hope you hadn't been in pain. I don't think you were up until that last day. You had seemed more tired lately but I just thought it was old age, you still seemed happy and somewhat playful, playing with your bone and squeaky toys. I didn't know your heart was so sick, I'm sorry.
Daddy Lat and I went shopping over the weekend and bought a bunch of picture frames and photo album's to organize all your photos in. It makes me feel better.
I seem to be using this site as a way to still talk to you, we talked so much, I miss that and everything else. 05/18/07- A poem for you, my sweet Milo, love Mommy.
I Only Wanted You
They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you, a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
- Author Unknown
05/21/07 - Hey baby boy. I think about you all the time. I love you. You'll always be with me in my heart. Your mommy loves you.
06/04/07 Hey sweet boy -- your mommy is thinking about you...as always. What a long month this has been without you. It's funny how the past 7 1/2 years before with you now seems to have gone by so fast -- way to fast. Don't worry about mommy though, I am sad, but I will be okay... I know you will wait for me. You always did -- always looking back to make sure I was there. I found another poem I like a lot and want to share with you, it's so true. I love you big boy.....
~~~~In My Heart~~~~
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name.
Now all I have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.
- Author Unknown
06/12/07- Good Morning baby boy. Things are very busy now - you know with Cherie & Nemo coming to stay, new baby Abby & work. I never imagined I would have a new baby already, she is from the SPCA, you would like her. You know nobody will ever replace you, we had something special didn't we? You will always be my special baby. Thanks for watching over me. I'm always thinking about you. I love you.
06/15/07 -Good Morning Sunshine. I sure do you miss you. I love you with all of my heart forever and always.
06/21/07 Good morning sweet baby boy, I love you with all of my heart.
07/11/07 Hey sweet beautiful boy. I miss you. I love you forever, with all of my heart.
07/24/07 Hey baby boy. I miss you so much. Things have settled down some at home now that Cherie and Nemo are gone. Of course I have baby Abby and also the kitty Tina that showed up, that's crazy huh? I miss my laid back boy. I had a white gold heart charm made with your photo etched on it, it makes me proud to wear it. You are always with me, I know, I can feel you, in my heart forever. I love you.
08/01/07 Hey big boy, I'm thinking about you as usual. I love you. Thinking about that last day with you, I wish I could hold you one more time. Did I hug you close enough? Tight enough? My memory of that day is fuzzy, I was in a such a daze. I wish I could have just one more hug, one more smash face kiss, one more song. I Love You.
08/07/07 Good morning beautiful boy, mommy loves you.
09/10/07 Good morning handsome fellow. I love you. I know you are taking good care of little Bailey now. He is with you now and you guys can play. Your grandma and grandpa sure are sad they loved him so much, I told them you would take good care of little Bailey, we know you will. On my way to her house yesterday the sun was shining down so bright on me, I know that was you telling me you have him now. Thanks.
09/24/07 Hey big boy, mommy misses you and loves you. You will always be my very bestest boy, my heart and sunshine.
10/01/07 - Good Morning sunshine! Well you're birthday is coming up soon, October 31st. I have placed a birthday cake here for you, a little early I know, but I am thinking about you and thought you should have cake the entire month! Wish you were here. Play and have fun with all your new friends. I love you baby boy.
10/31/07 Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Milo, Happy Birthday to you. I love you baby boy. You are my sunshine in my heart forever!
11/14/07 - Hey baby boy. I've been thinking about you alot...all the time, I miss you, I love you. You will always be my special boy - thanks again for being part of my life.
11/22/07 Happy Thanksgiving baby boy. I wish you were here, mommy loves you with all of my heart. sending smash face kisses and hugs to you, I love you.
12/01/07 - Hey handsome fellow. Thinking of you as always. I put up a couple of Christmas trees here for you, enjoy. Christmas just won't be the same without you this year. I love you boy.
12/24/07 Merry Christmas Eve! Thinking of you and missing you, my special boy. Mommy loves you.
12/25/07 Merry Christmas baby boy. Mommy loves you with all of my heart forever and always. Thanks for giving me so many memories, you will always be my special boy, in my heart forever Sunshine boy.
01/01/2008 Happy New Year baby boy. I sure do wish you were here to share it with me. I love you with all of my heart.
02/09/08 - Hey sunshine boy. I hope you are having fun at the Bridge. I sure do miss you. I miss hanging out with you. I miss your sweet, calm, sensitive self and the silly side of you. You are the best boy ever. I've placed an early Valentine here for you to enjoy for the month of February. You will always be my baby. I love you.
02/10/08 Hey big handsome, I sure am sad today. I miss you so much. I just found out that Red has come to be with you. I'm sure you have already shown him around. Tell him his mommy misses him and loves him forever, just as I love you.
02/14/08 Happy Valentine's Day baby boy. You'll always be my number one, my dear sweet love. You are my heart.
03/01/08 - Good Morning Milo. Thinking of you as always. I will always miss you my special boy.
04/06/08 - Hey baby boy. I love you, always and forever.
05/07/08 - Good Morning baby boy. Mommy is thinking of you always. It has been one year today since you went to the bridge. It seems just like yesterday you were here with me, thank you for sharing your life with me, you are such a good boy, I love you and miss you so much. I will never forget you, you are with me in my heart forever.
07/12/08 - Good morning Milo. I think about you everyday, you'll always be my sunshine boy.
08/05/08 - I LOVE YOU BOY, BIG SWEET HANDSOME.
08/29/08 Hey hansome fellow. Thinking about you as usual. There's a hurricane out there, Gustav, everybody's watching and waiting, it's too early to tell where it will go for sure. I remember when Ivan was coming and we all left and drove to Canton,Mississippi. That was a long drive for such a short distance, but you were so good and patient and then when we got there you had to stay at the vet because the hotel would not allow a dog your size, the vet let you stay in the kitchen area, which wasn't so bad. They all loved you there. And then there was Katrina, just me and you stayed at home together, I always felt safe with you. I remember afterwards how hot it was with no power and no a/c, we would get in the car and ride around just to get some a/c. I love you big boy and miss you so much. Wish you were here, love mommy.
09/13/08 - Good morning big handsome. I love you. Just wanted to check in. You know we are okay here, missing all the big storms thank goodness. You are in my thoughts always, love ya.
10/25/08 Hey baby boy, I've placed a cake and gift here for you. Your birthday is almost here. I will always celebrate your life and the life we had together,I love you.
10/31/08 - Happy Birthday baby boy. I wish you were here so I could give you a big ole birthday hug and kiss. We could hide out from all the trick-or-treaters and sit close together on the couch - I miss that, I miss you so much and love you with all of my heart.
11/21/08 - I LOVE YOU BABY BOY, ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
12/14/08 Hey big handsome. I see your face in pictures and boy do i miss you. You're mommy is going through tough times right now, but don't worry I'll be fine. I wish you were here to keep me company. Abby is here and I do love her (you would too) but there was always something about you, something soulful and safe. I love you big boy, you are with me in my heart and I thank you.
12/25/08 Merry Christmas Milo baby. Mommy loves you. Aunt Kathy gave me a lead crystal Great Dane figurine, she thinks of you too baby boy. We will all love you always and remember you and how you touched our lives. We went to the movies today and saw "Marley and Me", a movie about a dog, a labrador retriever and his family. It was good, but it was sad at the end because Marley was old and passed away. But he was loved and had a good life and brought so much to the lives of his family and friends...just like you. Not just a dog, but a family member....very much loved forever. I'm sending you kisses, big smash face kisses, and hugs....love you baby boy.
03/13/2009 - Hey baby boy. I can't believe I have not signed in here & wrote you any messages since Christmas. I think about you still all the time. and love you just as much as ever. You will always, always be my special boy. Things are going ok down here, I guess....wish you were here. I'm sending big hugs and smash face kisses to you with all my heart. Love mommy.
04/10/09 Hey Baby Boy. I see your grandma signed your guest book. She misses you too. She's funny, she said "she thinks you loved her too". Well, I know you loved her. I know you loved her visits when she would come by the house to drop something off or do a little decorating while I was at work, even though sometime you wouldn't get up from your nap. And I know you loved visiting her at her big house and staying there when there were threats of a hurricane. - We just got back from a cruise...Grandma, Aunt Kathy, Cherie and I went. It was fun. I had a dream about you while we were out there in the big ocean, come visit me again soon in my dreams.... I miss you. Love mommy.
05/02/09 Hey sweet baby boy. Hope you are sleeping well. I've been thinking about you and seeing you in my dreams. We colored you an Easter egg on Easter. We hid them in the backyard from Abby. She had fun finding them. You loved eggs. You always knew when they were boiling in the pot, that was funny. I love you.
09/05/09 Hello big handsome. Well I know I don't write here much any more, but I think about you still all the time. You will never ever be forgotten. I still miss coming home to you and your hoppity skip, and I really miss sharing the couch with you. I guess time does heal some pain but time will never erase my memory of you. What a great boy you were (& still are) and you will be with me forever. You'll always be my favorite. Your mommy loves you.
10/31/09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY big baby boy. I'm thinking about you as usual. Today is your special day. 10 years ago today you were brought into this world, October 31st will always be a very special day because of you. I wish you were here to celebrate. I will forever celebrate you and the time we had together. I love you always.
12/24/09 Merry Christmas Eve big handsome baby boy. Still thinking about you and all the great Christmas's we had together. I'm going to your grandma's later and Abby is going with me. If it's okay with you I am going to let her wear your Christmas collar (if it fits), it's packed away in the little chest I bought with all your other toys and things. I'll put it back when we get back, I know you won't mind, I think it will be nice to have something that belonged to you out and with us for Christmas. Sorry, I'm still crying but I guess I can't help it. You will always be my baby boy. Thanks. I love you.
12/25/09 Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas day baby boy. Mommy loves you. I'm going back to gradma's today. Wish you were here. By the way thanks for letting Abby wear your Christmas collar, we put it back with all your belongings when we got home last night. You were always a good sharing boy. I love you.
04/03/2010 Hippity Hoppity the Easter Bunny is coming baby boy. I love you with all my heart.
04/28/2010 Dear Milo, I love you always.
05/07/2010 Good Morning Sunshine. I miss you. We all miss you and think about you all the time. You my dear will never ever be forgotten. I miss you lying on the couch with me! Sleep well my baby boy.
10/31/2010 Happy Happy Birthday to my big handsome baby boy! Always thinking about you, especially today. Abby and I sang Happy Birthday to you this morning... there never ever be another like you, my sweet special boy who was always there for me and loved me. Still missing those lazy days on the couch with you watching Lifetime, boy those were some of the best days ever. Love you!!!!
11/25/10 Happy Thanksgiving Milo. YOUR MOMMY LOVES YOU. I am so thankful for the years we spent together and the memories I have. I still wish you were here, but as I've said before... you are always with me in my heart, my big sweet handsome boy.
12/25/2010 Merry Merry Christmas baby boy! Love you always!
01/07/11 Happy New Year Baby Boy. You have a new friend who has come to the Bridge; look for Sonny my boy, you should remember him from the neighborhood - he has come to rest and play with you. I love you big handsome!!
04/13/2011 - I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THIS DOG.... MY SWEET HANDSOME BOY MILO!!!!
05/07/11- Thinking of you Milo... 4 years have gone by now but you are thought of always... we all still talk about you and love you, you big handsome boy. Mommy Loves You Always, Milo.
05/09/12 - wow, it's been a while since i've written here but i will never ever forget - it has been 5 yrs now but and the pain has eased but the memories and love remain strong.. forever in my heart my sweet boy. Remembering our walks, our couch lounging, just hanging out and being together. What a great dog, a great friend, my little boy Milo..... I LOVE YOU!!!!
01/06/13 WOW! I LOVE THIS DOG! I LOVE YOU MILO BABY. with all of my heart! always.....
05/05/2013 LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER MILO BABY!
04/23/2014 Mommy loves you baby boy.
10/31/2014 Happy Birthday Milo! I love you boy! Abby & I are hiding out from the trick-or-treaters like we use to do. She is not very good at it as she barks from the window in her room/your room!(we still often call it "Milo's room") Love you big handsome! You are always with me and forever will be...in my heart.