Laura Jenkins and her dog Milo were at DoveLewis recently, where Milo was contributing to the DoveLewis blood bank. While in the waiting room, Jenkins saw Milo’s happy mug staring at her from the cover of the September issue of Spot! While most covers are planned, Milo’s appearance resulted in a random (and fabulous) photo taken during DoveLewis’s Dogtoberfest event in September.
Delighted and surprised about her cover boy, Jenkins jumped on Facebook to share the news. The Spot crew happened upon her post, and got in touch.
Because Milo’s photo came from an event gallery, Spot had no identification or contact info for Milo’s family. That meant he didn’t receive a customary “Cover Model 411” profile. After seeing her boy on the cover and posting the fun, enabling Spot to reach her, Jenkins provided the following story about her special guy:
Milo is a great boy. He will be eight in January, and according to where we got him, he’s a Lab-Pit Bull mix. He lives in McMinnville with Roxy, a Siberian Husky-German Shepherd who’s almost six; and four cats (who frequently show him who's boss); along with my husband and I and our two boys, ages four and six.
Milo loves to hang out with his people. He will follow either me or my husband from room to room, especially at night. When we're ready for bed he gets up and goes to bed too. He has his own ottoman in our room that he sleeps on.
He has been donating blood (along with Roxy) for about three years now. He isn't a fan of lying on his side, but once he's there he calmly waits for the treats he gets from Jill once he's done.
We adopted Milo from the Yamhill County Dog Control. Shortly after we got him he got sick, so we brought him back for his free checkup and discovered he had Parvo. It was difficult, and we came close to losing him, but with frequent checkups and keeping him home with us he pulled through and is now a happy boy.
From the editor - Thank you Laura, for sharing your family with the Spot family! And Milo and Roxy for that, and for the important contribution of supporting the life-saving blood supply through DoveLewis!