…As for Miley, its been a really tough week. As you all know her beloved baby girl Lila passed away. Everyone has been so precious and so supportive of her and I love you all so much for that. Miley loved Lila more than anyone can imagine. I know some people were saying its JUST a dog, but to Miley she was so much more. In Miley’s life, as you can imagine, its hard to let many people into your tight circle of family and friends. Anytime, that Miley is sad or having a hard day, Lila was her angel. The one that always loved her unconditionally no matter what was going on in her life at that time. She would always just curl up in bed with Lila for a few hours and then everything would always feel better! She always made me feel better too. I gave her the nickname Lila Sue Pumpernickel! lol I have no idea where that come from, but it stuck!
The way that Lila was taken from her was beyond terrible. Sometimes things happen that we just cant understand. Miley still isn’t ready to talk about it, but I thought you guys should know what happened.
For some unknown reason, Ziggy…….. grabbed Lila. Not really sure if she was playing or what? She grabbed her in just the wrong spot and Lila didn’t survive…………. Please understand that Miley isn’t ready to talk about this and we dont think Ziggy is a mean dog…….. We took Ziggy to SPOT dog rescue and they found her a new home with no other pets or children just in case it wasn’t a fluke. So not only did Miley lose Lila, she feels she lost Ziggy as well.
So, OK. I have a story for you guys. Once there was this girl I knew who had three dogs and two cats, among other animals. And something similar happened, where one of the larger dogs attacked the smaller dog and beat it up pretty good. The little dog had to go to the vet and get stitches and anti-inflammatory medications and everything, and then a few months later, one of the bigger (more “aggressive-breed”) dogs, went and attacked the small dog again. No one could figure out why, as the dogs had shared a house for their entire lives so far, but some were willing to venture a guess at jealousy over their master. See, the small dog could easily climb into bed with its master, whereas the two larger dogs could not. Jealousy? Maybe. Too many damn animals in the house? F-cking definitely. Well, after the little doggie had its ear stitched back on for the second time, one of the larger two dogs decided that it was high time to do the little doggie in, and the larger breed dog took a big old chomp out of little dog. Little dog’s major internal organs were all perforated, and little dog died a slow, uncomfortable death in the vet’s office while the doctor tried to save him.
You know, I’m not saying that I don’t feel bad for Miley, because I do—oh my gosh, I do. Ultimately, it’s not like she was the one who forced her little dog into the mouth of her bigger dog. But you know what? When you have *that many* animals, you run the risk of something like this happening, and how can you not be aware of it? Or take precautions to not have that happen like, I don’t know, not have so many damn dogs? I’m not saying that Miley‘s an irresponsible pet owner, but shit like this happens and the reality of the situation is that it happens more often than people want to admit.
Honestly, where does the fault really lie?