Cute N Cool

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Milli, a small brave Corgi with a big heart. first Corgi and a very special little dog.

She was a Craigslist find, and I thought I was so fortunate to find her. The owner was very careful to place her in a home that was a perfect match..I believe we certainly were that!!!

She quickly became our little "Queen Milli" dog, and she ruled our terrier Randy as her royal servant (he seemed content with this arrangement) .

We did not declare her queen, she self proclaimed her position!

We found her "partner in crime",
Oscar, about a year later on Craigslist as well.
He was the standard size
Corgi and the same black tri-color as our Milli.

Because Milli was so small, people who would see her thought she was a miniature Corgi. Well, since Corgi's do not come as miniature breeds, she was just a very petite little dog.

My Milli was attacked in my front yard in the evening of November 16th, by a Cougar.This was just 10 days after my mother passed away.

After coming back from the barn that evening she was attacked, and taken to the wooded acreage behind our property. I had left the dogs out for just a few extra minutes after coming back after the evening feeding.

With the help of Oscar, who was the hero who helped me find where she was, I cannot believe we found her. I called and called with flashlight in hand, pointing in the direction I thought she was.
While Oscar barked ferociously, I saw her little body come slowly out of the underbrush.

If she had not been in shock, there would of been no way that she could of come to the calls from me and Oscar. She was hurt so badly I cannot describe it. I was horrified by what this animal did to her. We rushed her to Pilchuck Emergency vet, who after trying to save her, said the claws of the large cat has penetrated her body so badly, and actually come out the other side. The damage was to severe to save her.

I still cry when I think of what my brave Milli went through to come to me when I called, and am thankful I at least got to have her in my arms and assure her of what a wonderful and brave dog she was before loosing her forever.

She is buried in my flower garden, next to my little Delilah cat.

My Oscar really was a hero, as I had no way of knowing which way Milli had been taken, and he kept looking down to the backside of the property, which made me go that direction. He was truly calling her as his barks escalated while I called her, and I am sure made the cat release her and let her go.

It used to be that when going to the barn for morning or evening horse feedings, Milli would run out the door, and turn to the other dogs barking non stop, as if to say "Come on!". She would always bark and yap, and Randy and Oscar would run after her, they did not bark, only Milli.

Now, when going to the barn, Oscar has carried on Milli's tradition, and when asked if he wants to go to the barn, he will look at me and bark as he runs beside me, as we go to the if to say..this is for Milli!

I had the State Department of Wildlife out after this happened, and they sent out a cougar warning to the schools as a precaution. We have lots of deer around hear, and the Wildlife agent said this is the meal of choice for a cougar.

I wanted to share this as a tribute to a wonderful little dog, that truly will walk all over my heart forever.


  1. oh jan how terrible! i am so very sorry for the loss of your baby millie! i cannot believe a cougar did this, you must live out a ways? now i am scared this might happen to me. you better take a gun out to the barn. one blogger out west said she saw one while trail riding. i am very glad you are back to blogging. come visit me when you get a chance. ally just blogged today too. we all used to comment on each others blogs but life gets busy...take care!!

  2. Oh Jan...honey.....what can we say to you?
    That had to be so horrific for all of you.
    Our hearts are broken for you that you lost your sweet girl in such a terrible manner. Blessings and peace to you all.

  3. Oh Jan, my heart just aches for your loss of your sweet pup. I am so, so sorry! You have been through so much losing your sweet Delilah, your mom and Milli all so close to each other. Please know I am praying for your strength, comfort & peace to get through the pain and hurt. I know all too well how long it can linger. Sending you big hugs!

  4. My heart aches for you and your family at your tragic loss of your Queen Milli...I have to wipe away my tears...

  5. Jan I am so sorry for your loss and I am glad you finally felt like posting your tribute to sweet little Milli. It is always so heartwrenching to loose a beloved pet, and how long the pain can last. I am wishing you a lighter heart soon and thank God for Oscar. Nothing is worse than not knowing what happened to a beloved pet when they dissappear, so Oscar didn't let that happen. Blessings to you

  6. Here I am at work reading and crying. I am so terribly sorry for what little Milli went through. And how stoic and strong she was to come to you even though she was mortally injured. They love us so much.

  7. Heavens, what a story!! How traumatic!! I am so sorry that happened to your little Corgi and the heartbreak for all of you as well. She was coming back to you, knowing you would do the right thing for her.....

  8. This is so heart breaking. I am sorry that it happened. My brother has to go out and fight the coyotes in California to save his small dog. He go hurt himself one time doing so. I can't imagine how fearful you must be for all of your animals.

  9. Oh, my heart is just breaking reading this! I know how hard it is to loose a beloved pet. My sympathies...

  10. I'm just seeing what happened to Milli now. I'm so sorry. My heart aches for how difficult it must have been for you.


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