The day we set eyes on our Milly was on the 6th May around 12 years ago. It was my Mum’s Birthday and all she wanted was another dog, as we lost our first dog a couple of months before. Asti, she was 14 years old when she got put down, she was a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog. My parents had her a few years before I was born. I literally grew up with her. Unfortunately when I was in my first year for high school, she got very sick. I miss her every single day.
We adopted Milly from the pound when she was 1 year old. As soon as we saw her we thought “yep, she is the one”. We were told by the pound that she would most likely have to be toilet trained, nope! She jumps up on the door every time she wants to go out, she has always done it by herself. When we first got her she escaped a couple of times out the gate, once I ended up chasing her a kilometre until I finally caught her. Since then she has never tried as she knows our home is where she gets food!
She is such a cutie, she spends a lot of time sitting up, just like in the photo above. She taught herself to do this. She is a Pomeranian x Corgi (we think, anyway). We have no idea what her life was like before we took her in, and frankly I don’t really want to think of this.
When we first got her, she was obsessed with sleeping on hay bales (I had guinea pigs at the time so we had heaps of hay) and she loved playing with and chewing up pot plants. She has always been terrified of squeaky toys, which is pretty hilarious. When we first got her she had dark coloured fur around her nose, as she got a bit older it turned white. To this day, she still acts like a puppy, even though she is almost 13.
On Christmas in 2016, we woke up to a sick little girl. She could hardly move, was just lying down, looked very sad and unwell and was vomiting. She wouldn’t even drink water. We instantly knew that something was wrong. Because of it being Christmas, there was only one place we could take her to, the 24 hour vet. They did some tests and discovered that she had pancreatitis. If we hadn’t taken her to the vets when we did, and had just left her at home while we went to see the families for Christmas, she would have died. We were so upset all day, but we knew she was in good hands at the vet. We carried on with Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner. Three days later and she was healthy enough to come home again, and also three thousand dollars later. Dad was not happy, but there was nothing else we could have done. I am happy to say she is still well to this day!
I call her by lots of names: Mill, Moomoo, Milla and many more. She loves a pat, a belly rub and playing with rope toys and balls. She would never harm a person, only lick them to death. Another dog on the other hand, she might have a go at, but I think we’ve trained her to get out of that, as she now has a few dogs friends in the neighbourhood. Belle, the Shetland Sheepdog, Kye the Japanese Spitz and Charlie the Cavalier King Charles.
She has done a few naughty things in her life, like attacking a dog because she escaped out of the house and escaped her harness (don’t worry – both dogs were fine), but the worst one being killing a few birds, including my neighbours one, as she was left in the room alone with it out of its cage. We felt so horrible about this, it was while we were on holiday and our neighbour was looking after her. Thankfully other than this, she has been a good dog.
Her favourite foods are chicken, rice, cheese and chips. We don’t often feed her cheese and chips though as these are not good for her! We recently bought her a little jacket (that she has already managed to ruin). Look at her in the picture below!
Her Birthday is this month. We don’t actually know when her proper Birthday is, so we just made it the 20th April, the day she went into the pound.
I really hope you guys loved this blog post! Once I started typing I struggled to stop! I love dogs and I always will. When I move, I will be getting a puppy/dog of my own. Milly will stay with my Parents as she is more my Mums dog and I will visit often as I won’t be far away. Talk again soon,
Chelsea & Milly x