Happy Birthday to our sweet rescue dog Milo Shoeshine, a light & love in this world. With a history of severe abuse & trauma, Shoe is a dog with permanent physical & emotional scars. Milo has special issues that make us have to create a very unique structured life and living situation in order for him to feel secure and for us to not get bit. I love this boy no less, if anything I love him more for teaching me what love (and at least dog motherhood) really is. It is not about filling my needs. It is not about getting hugs and kisses and reassurance and validation when I want it. It is a selfless giving act of judgment-free adoration expecting nothing in return. Sometimes it requires patience I do not yet possess, but sweet Shoe continues to teach me. Thank you @sugarmuttsrescue for our beloved beagle

Happy Birthday to our sweet rescue dog Milo Shoeshine, a light & love in this world. With a history of severe abuse & trauma, Shoe is a dog with permanent physical & emotional scars. Milo has special issues that make us have to create a very unique structured life and living situation in order for him to feel secure and for us to not get bit. I love this boy no less, if anything I love him more for teaching me what love (and at least dog motherhood) really is. It is not about filling my needs. It is not about getting hugs and kisses and reassurance and validation when I want it. It is a selfless giving act of judgment-free adoration expecting nothing in return. Sometimes it requires patience I do not yet possess, but sweet Shoe continues to teach me. Thank you @sugarmuttsrescue for our beloved beagle! #adoptdontshop

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