Milo was given up by his family who needed to relocate and couldn't take their dogs. His foster mom couldn't have been sadder to see him go, and from Texas to Rhode Island no less! After an initial placement didn't work out (not Milo's fault for sure!) he landed where he was always meant to be.
Oh, what a joy my "little" Milo is!! No doubt he'd be called a big beagle, as he weighs about 46 pounds, w/ a nice physique! School went very well. M was the trainer's continual "demonstration dog", so I dare to say Milo was/is exceptionally bright. He's definitely cooperative. We learned just enough to make life easier for us both.
Milo (a.k.a."D") is one of those dogs that everyone knows by name, and seems happy to see. He is prefect with children -- from infants to active boys who adore running and playing with him. Then he is perfect w/ elders who can't do much but give and receive love, via pats and a warm muzzle resting on a frail old leg. I cannot fathom life without this fellow!
As for the pictures, the cats are Milo's brother Ivan and sister Chloe, who were here before him, and are pretty good about sharing their territory.