When we moved to the country I was thrilled I could finally have a dog, so the search begun for the perfect Tatum Hills pooch.
I knew I didn’t want a puppy as I don’t have much experience with dogs and I am busy raising my own human puppy. So I started investigating different breeds and searching all shelters and rescue organisation as well as some breeders, for older, well behaved dogs.
Our ideal companion needed to be pretty special: safe around little kids, OK with cats and chooks and possibly even a bit of a guard dog.
Maremmas stood out as a breed and I put my name down with the wonderful Maremma Rescue Victoria group, but the right one still hasn’t come up for us, so in the meantime… Miley came along.
Her owners were giving her up and she just fitted the bill for us. Though she is NOT a guard dog!
She is the sweeteset, most patient dog ever, Saint Miley puts up with Elody’s play, which although gentle can be a bit annoying at times.
Unlike what we were told, turns out Miley HATES cats and growls and barks at them as soon as she smells a whiff of them. But she can’t see very well so she can’t really chase them… the cats are safe.
Miley wasn’t desexed when she came to us, but since her eye condition is genetic she really can’t have puppies… what a shame as they would have been gorgeous gentle dogs.
So after much deliberation I finally took the plunge and got Miley desexed. The vet was most impressed at how well behaved she was even though she was quite scared… That’s my Miley!
And now she’s getting even more attention than usual and all the luxuries to recover in comfort.
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain