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.


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

  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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