In Memory of Miller

I adopted Miller when he was 4 years old. When I first met him, I thought that he was the biggest Lab that I had ever seen! Apparently, I wasn’t the only one that thought that. Everywhere we went, that was the comment that I heard. He truly was the biggest Lab I had ever seen, but with that size came a huge heart to match. He was also the sweetest, gentlest and most loving lab that anyone could ever wish for.

I already had Truffles, who was 2 years old, when Miller became part of the family. From the very beginning they were the best of buddies. They enjoyed chewing Nylabones and playing tug-of-war with ropey toys. When they were playing, they sounded like they were going to tear each other apart… however, never once did they ever get into a fight. They truly enjoyed each other’s companionship.

Miller also enjoyed chasing squirrels. He would keep them pinned up a tree or chase them as they ran along the top of our fence. He also enjoyed just lying on his outside bed, soaking up the sun and keeping watch over the back yard.

Saturday mornings were always especially exciting for Miller. That was “going in the car” time. He and the other dogs would get to ride in the car for a tour around Marietta. He would put his head out the window and enjoy the breeze and all the different scenery and smells.

We always thought Truffles was the Alpha dog, until early in 2011, when we added a new member to the family, “Furry” Murray. It was then that we found out very quickly that Miller was in charge. Miller was never aggressive towards Murray, but taught him firmly the rules of the house and of the pack. “Furry” Murray had great respect for Miller.

Miller enjoyed cheese, Gerber baby chicken, doggie cookies, ice cubes and Frosty Paws. He never begged, but was always around in case something happened to be “accidentally” dropped his way. He especially enjoyed his breakfast and dinner. Eating times were always a time of excitement.

We’ve lost our Alpha male, but his life was a blessing to us and all that had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. Miller, we all love and miss you very much!

In Our Heart

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in silence. We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

In Loving Memory of Miller
January 28, 2000 – January 20, 2012