Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 months down

September 8, 2012

Wow.  Milo has been recuperating for three months!  It was June 7 that we met up with the extreme shaved collie boy.    With the nip in the air tonight - it is only 60 degrees which for this summer seems down right chilly - it feels like we might drop quickly into fall.  Where did the summer go?

Naughty Sabrina, Leo, Milo and I made a trip to the dog park on Friday evening after work.  As I was unloading the dogs I heard a deep voice ask, "Is that Milo?"   I turned around and there was a very attractive guy asking if he could take Milo into the park.  Milo had made his acquaintance on a previous excursion so I felt okay about it.  I was still leashing up the pups, so Milo went with his new friend toward the park.  I was keeping an eye on them out of my peripheral vision as the distance was only about 40 feet from my car to the park gate.  Milo stopped about 1/2 way there and turned back toward us which surprised me.  He usually is very willing to go off with anyone.   I thought this was interesting.

The exciting thing that occurred during our park visit is that Milo actually chased some dogs - right behind Leo of course.  He has only done this on a few occasions so I was very pleased that he was feeling up to it.   I  thought about trying to take a video, but Ms. crabby pants Sabrina wanted to play "fun police" so I needed to keep my eye on two wildly chasing boys and one cranky girl determined to stop that nonsense.

 So.... Milo is a guy magnet!  :)    One of my studentd at school met some baseball players using Milo as "bait".   It works!


The other encouraging news I heard this week, in talking to one of our herding pals who also shows her Tervs, is that many times neutering can drastically affect undercoat.  So...hormones may also be a factor in Milo's lack of undercoat at the moment.  There have been so very many other health challenges, neutering seems like a non-issue in his summer.    Glad he is growing at least some coat so I won't worry about cooler weather.  This made me feel a little relieved about the state of his coat to be reminded of the affect of hormones on coat.    It may take some time for him to have a normal coat.

3 comments:

  1. Milo is having the time of his life.....baby
    steps is just fine. Love reading the updates.
    Thanks for loving this boy so much!!

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  2. My foster is now more shaved than not after his visit to Dr. Ryan on Saturday. We talked about Milo and Chester a bit. Amazing work!

    I'm wondering about Rocky's undercoat, too, now after reading this. He gets neutered on Wednesday.

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