Milo Gulizio

August 26, 2008 - August 23, 2017
Breed: Chihuahua/Dapple Dachshund Mix
Age: 9 years
Stage: D
Hometown: New York, NY

"I lost my little buddy, my best friend and another piece of my heart on August 23, 2017. Those of you who knew Milo knew that he and I were inseparable. He was a true companion; my sidekick and the sweetest, most loving dog anyone could ever ask for. Friends and family would call him my shadow because where I was, Milo could be found right next to me. Those who knew how I was with Milo probably thought I was crazy about how I humanized his emotions, but all I know is that I felt nothing but pure love from Milo. He brought happiness into my life and he helped me cope with my mom's death by staying at my side when I needed it most.

I will miss being woken up every morning at 5:30am sharp because it was time for his breakfast. He would lick my face and nibble on my nose and ear relentlessly until I got up to feed him. I'll miss him running to the bathroom to lick the water off of my legs when I get out of the shower. I'll miss him bullying me into giving him another treat after dinner. But most of all, I will miss the feeling I got from seeing him after a long day of work--pure happiness.

Although another small piece of my heart is missing, I know that once Milo crossed over that rainbow bridge, mom was there to welcome him with open arms. Rest in peace little buddy. And thank you for bringing so much joy into my life."

--Michael Gulizio