Milo, my English Setter passed away this morning. He had battled ill health bravely, right to the end when he became slower and slower until he just stopped.
Such a character, craving affection which he gave in abundance, his head happy to be cradled on a lap, nuzzling into you, big brown eyes showing pleasure and warmth. He was a creature of habit, each morning leaving the house at Bellaugello to walk determinedly up the road to the neighbours to say hello to his girlfriend ‘Nuovola”, the friendship was platonic, they just rubbed noses and sniffed a bit, then he came home. He was adoring of the kitchen door, always on the lookout after dinner for a left-over scrap, and bed time, a great nester, he could move a pair of shoes, a t shirt casually thrown on the floor, or a towel for ages, round and round, paws, nose, paws in circles, then once satisfied he would toddle off to bed in the other room. An adorer of midnight snacks, and moonlit walks, on many occasions barking to be let back in at 2am! A real character, and part my life and that of Bellaugello Gay Guest House that will be sorely missed.