The Real pets that inspired Milu’s House:
Milu was a dirty, hungry flea bitten Boxer than my son and I rescued from the back yard where she had been abandoned by her original owners. The back yard backed up on woods she had developed many
skills to survive. She hunted birds and dug up earthworms. But she was ready to be a pet again.
After a few months of trail and error with her mostly destroying the house. We became the perfect team. Once I figured out what she needed from me it took me less than an hour to train her.
She taught me so much: How to enjoy everyday, how to forgive, how to enjoy the small things and how to be consistent among a few things. When I lost her I was heartbroken. It was her I told when I had a fantastic idea or showed my new shoes. I knew she didn’t care about the idea or the shoes but she cared about me. If I was excited she was excited. We would dance together.
When I left the vet for the last time with a heavy heart I thought what would have she wanted me to do to honor her? It first that thought that’s stupid question, she would want some Chicken. But after thinking about it I realized she would want every pet who was left behind like her to have chance to have a home and be loved.
When I thought about it and I realized that if she had been in a shelter she would have been put down quickly due to her “behavior” problems. If she had been in mesh cage she would have chewed right though it, she bit though and escaped from a steel cage in my house. It took patience to figure out how the best way to deal with her, and what she needed from me.
I decided that I would start a not for profit dedicated to giving Abandoned dogs with behavior problems a chance. If you were a abandoned wouldn’t you feel a little cranky.
I think Milu would approve. She will be a bit disappointed that she won’t be able to cuddle all of the dogs and the cats, Maybe she can brush them with her angel wings.