Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
April 16, 2004 - May 28, 2016
Weight: ~20 lbs
Personality: Sweetheart, happy, loving
Likes: Treats, stuffed toys, hiking, baby animals, sleeping
Dislikes: Wind, rabbits, rude puppies, being confused
I love my Mia. She is the sweetest, gentlest, most loving dog I know. When I was in 4th grade my family's lab mix (RIP Cindy) died and my parents said we would get a puppy in four years. Well, we couldn't last four years without a dog so a couple years later baby Mia came home. She's taught me a lot about training and caring for dogs. I trained her to do a lot of tricks when we were younger, and a homemade agility course.
Mia is still playful in her older years and loves hiking! I used to bring her a few times a week when I lived at home but now we only go once a week or so. Our favorite places to hike are Indian Brook Reservoir in Essex and Mill's Riverside Park in Underhill. Mia's really great off leash and has an excellent recall and sit-stay. Unfortunately she's having a harder time hearing now so I can't let her run off too far or she won't hear me call her back. She also has kidney disease. Other than that, she's doing really well and has a high quality of life.
Another fun fact about Mia is that she loves baby animals. If a baby bird falls out of a nest she gets really upset and finds a human to lead to it so we can help it. She loves nudging toads and woolly bear caterpillars with her nose, she'll just lie down and watch them while occasionally nudging them. She loves human babies too, she's always very gentle with them and gets upset when they cry. She's helped raise chicks and ducklings as well. She's just a very sweet, gentle dog.