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A Casket for Milo

The dad went to his workspace. Scraps of lumber were there that he believed would work for the job he must do.

The death had occurred a few hours before, and if a casket were to be, the dad would be the one. At the workbench he gauged the size, (At the vet’s office yesterday, the nurses had said Milo weighed four pounds.) then fastened the pieces together and made the little box. It was a casket for Milo.

When the box was finished, for a lining, Chloe brought Milo’s favorite blanket, the one he had died in, the one she had wrapped around him that last time when he staggered to her bed. Parvo is ugly and little Milo was bleeding, but in his final night Chloe cleaned up her puppy and lay down beside him in her bed. She slept an hour or so, and when she woke, she looked at his little body and knew that Milo had gone away. . .

The family gathered in the back yard for the service–one mom, one dad, five youngsters, and they buried him on a little hill. Chloe told me this afternoon they  placed a cross there too.

untitled (24 of 96) untitled (28 of 96)On her facebook site, Chloe wrote this:

Rest in peace to my little milo you were one of the best things to happen to me. Ill always remember and miss you. I love you baby

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “A Casket for Milo”

I feel so sad for Milo’s passing, and for the loss Chloe and her family have suffered. We lost a dear German Shepherd one year to parvo (Holly was her name). She was found one Sunday morning by our neighbor. I went to church so heavy hearted, so my heart goes out to Chloe at this time. It hurts to lose a pet! God comfort you all!


Saw this at 11:30 pm and hearts were stunned and broken for sweet Chloe…..what a loss to a young lady and a special good one ……we feel your grief and send our love and prayers……tough tough Christmas for every family member

Thank you for reading here, Brother Larson, and for your kind remarks. Yes, it has been a tough Christmas. Because of our pup Winston, and because parvo is very contagious, Andrew decided not to come here for Christmas since the virus may be carried on shoes, in their car, etc. Winston has had his first shot and one booster, but he must have four or five in total and is still vulnerable. Trust your Christmas has been a good one. Love.


The pain of death is real. So sad Chloe had to face the death of her beloved little dog so young. Praying for her hurt.

Thank you, Sister Mullings, for praying for Chloe. This has hurt her deeply, but she is doing well, and will be fine, I know. Death is real, none escape, and it hurts so badly. Love you.


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