Four years ago.

Our beloved bud dog passed away four years ago in the middle of the night…

It’s really hard to believe Milan’s been gone for four years now. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by where we still haven’t missed him in bunches even after all this time. He’s still always in our thoughts each and every day. And I’m so very thankful that a couple of bud dog photos still show up in my Timehop a few times a week…

All of us still miss you so very much, Milan. You helped me through one of the roughest patches of my life and helped me come out the other side. You were always there for me. Always there with me. You were the best friend I’ve ever had. And it breaks our hearts that you’re not still here with us now. You would have loved our big house with our little backyard and our neighborhood with all the walks we take through the woods. You were definitely taken from us far too soon. 😦

Rest in peace, bud dog. I will always love you and miss you
more than words could ever possibly say. 😢

Milan Fiala: January 5th, 2006 – October 26th, 2015
😀🐶❤️

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Four years ago, Milan seemed like he was feeling better and back to his old self…

Little did we know, he would pass away just a week later in the middle of the night. We miss you so much bud dog. 😥🐾❤️

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Four years ago, the bud dog wasn’t feeling very well…

We thought he just came down with a bug or something. And we were hoping he’d feel better in the morning. 😥🐾❤️

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Milan just loved going to Fido Field…

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

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Four years ago, Milan went with us up to Michigan to visit my parents…

He was so good in the car. He just loved to ride along and go on adventures with us. There’s isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him. Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾🦕❤️

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I remember how much Milan loved walking over to Fido Field downtown. He would get so excited. As soon as we got inside the dog park, he would run up the hill and go wait up by the fence for cars to come around the bend on Gilbert Avenue and then he would race them down the fence line until he ran out of dog park. He would do that over and over every time we went to Fido Field…

Then he would go home and crash out so hard…

This photo popped up in my Timehop as well…

Today, Oscar was just pretty dang lazy…

But just as dang cute. What a little sleepy head.

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾🦕❤️

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I miss Milan so much. I miss his beautiful green eyes and his incredibly sweet demeanor. There’s isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him.

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾🦕❤️

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I miss Milan’s bright green eyes. He had the most beautiful dog eyes ever. Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

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Milan always used to love our walks down to Lytle Park…

And Milan and Oscar would always hang out together on the sofa…

Always remembering the good times with the bud dog. Thanks, Timehop!

ps. And here’s another couple photos of Oscar that showed up in my Timehop too…

😀🐾🦕❤️

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Back when we lived downtown, Milan and I used to walk the heck out of all the parks along the Ohio River every single day…

We would walk around four miles a day together. When we moved into our house in Northisde, I started a Milan shrine in our office…

And this is what my Milan Shrine looks like today…

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️