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Myles Report – 1 Year

September 29, 2010


Myles at 3 weeks - The photo that started it all


I’ve only had Myles for 9 months and it has been quite a ride. He is unbelievably friendly. He love kids, older people, other dogs. There other times where he is feisty little monster. There are moments where I ask myself what I was thinking choosing a small terrier. Alas, I still love him. This crazy little dog definitely belongs with me… we’re equally quirky.

Myles had his 1st Birthday on September 29th. Before anyone jumps to conclusion, we didn’t have a party for him. There was no cake. Nada. I’m a bad dog momma, I know. We did go to the Pet Store and I did buy him a few things.

Let me recap what’s new in my über popular pup’s life.

I finally did the responsible dog owner thing and had Myles neutered. I wasn’t intentionally putting it off. I simply forgot to schedule it.


Time to get "fixed" - to the Vet and Back


He wore the “cone of shame” (Up movie reference) for 2 weeks. He was NOT happy about that.

We made the best of the summer. He went for rides in the car.


Myles loves riding in my pops' truck more than anything


He even had a few icy treats.



Dog treat from Rita's Italian Water Ice


He got to spend a weekend with his “girlfriends”, my friend Neleh’s pups Adobi and Pixel. Being at home with me was quite a letdown for my little Cassanova.



Myles misses Adobi & Pixel


Apparently, Myles would like to tweet and blog for himself.



Myles is a computer geek.


I’m trying desperately to train Myles to run with me, but I’m having a terrible go of it. He loves the runs initially.  However, once we go longer than a certain distance, he doesn’t want to cooperate. He will try to run back and forth in front of me to trip me or slow me down. It’s nuts. This dog is too smart sometimes. I have to drag him or pick up. I’ll try for a little longer, but I may just have to accept that Myles is a walker, not a runner.



Myles on the move


That’s it. That’s what’s new in a nutshell.

Myles Report – 10 Months

My Happy Myles

I’ve been a bad dog momma. I know it. Myles is my 2nd pup. Unlike his dog sister Dottie, he hasn’t quite gotten the attention  that she did. This is not to say that Myles is neglected or mistreated.  Hence, I haven’t written a post about him in 6 months. With puppies, 6 months is a long time.  In that time, he’s developed into quite a little character. There are moments were I feel like he has entirely too much personality. In those moments, I’ve composed a craigslist ad putting a Wire Fox Terrier up for sale. In reality, I love this little monster too much to give him up. Besides, he’s too freaking cute.

Here’s a recap the last 6 months in the life of Myles.


Myles modeled for my Valentine’s Day card. I bought a blanket covered in hearts and some Valentine’s Day dog toys. Voila! Super saccharine sweet puppy photo shoot.


I quickly discovered that Myles loves people. His two favorite people are my Grandma and my nephew Ethan. If there are people around, my little ambassador wants to exuberantly say “hi”.

iPhone picture

iPhone pic


Decided that I wanted Myles to earn his name. Myles = Miles. So we took him on a 12 hour road trip to Toronto, Canada. He did surprisingly well. I think dosing him with a little Rescue Remedy had something to do with that, too.

iPhone picture

iPhone picture

He also went to the beach for the 1st time. He thought the sand was like snow and tried to eat it. He quickly learned that sand isn’t delicious. Our beach outing knocked him out completely.


Being the fluffy little dog he is, Myles doesn’t do so well in the heat. Our outings are a bit limited.

We’re Lakers fans. Myles actually watched the games with me.

Cicely and I took Myles to the beach for the 2nd time.  He learned how to swim and hated every moment of it. He’s not a water dog 😦 Hopefully, it won’t take me another 6 months to write another post about Myles 😉