Milo continues to be a great dog and a real treasure in our life. He has quite a personality and is loved wherever we go. One of his favorite outings is to Coldstone; he has quite a sweet tooth and loves strawberry ice cream. Milo spent the summer with us in Chicago and had a great time playing with his "doggie aunt" Jasmine. Milo is still quite the runner and is running about 6 miles at a time, three days a week. I think we are finally getting to his exercise threshold as he is worn out after his runs. He is loving the fall air and walking in the evening. His nose is always to the ground during those walks. Milo loves to play and still wears out all of his doggie friends, but has become content playing fetch with us for short periods of time. Milo has begun to walk our son, Nathan, to school with me in the morning and he cries every time Nathan walks into the school. He misses his buddy during the day! Judging from the pictures of his siblings, we think Milo was the runt of the litter. He is weighing in at a slender but healthy 60 pounds and I think he is done growing. Thank you again for the wonderful dog and addition to our family.

1 October 2010

We are so happy to report that Milo (formerly Dwight Yoakum of the Alabama Songbird litter) is doing great and just blended right into our family. The family cat will even give into his play bows every once in a while. He is a wonderful hound and we are so happy to have him. He was trained quickly and with ease. He recently graduated from beginner school and will move on to intermediate school next month. We hope to get the K-9 good citizen award some day. Milo has endless energy and can wear out 3 of his lab friends in one day. He enjoys his daily walks and is becoming a great jogging buddy. He has a gentle and kind spirit and absolutely loves people, especially children. Milo is getting his big dog voice and has started baying in the evening when he sees an animal outside, and the sound is truly music to our ears.

We thank you so much for what you do for these wonderful dogs; they are in a class of their own. And in the opinion of this now biased hound dog owner, the best breed of dog.

Heidi, Dennis, and Nathan

13 October 2009