Welcome Milo!

We got a dog on Monday! His name is Milo and he’s a brindle boxer about six months old. I’ve wanted to get a dog for a long time but have had to wait until we had enough time and space to make it possible. I’ve been scouring rescue dog websites for a few months, looking for medium-sized, floppy eared young dogs, but we hadn’t gone to actually look at any yet. Then, last Sunday, a friend saw Milo at an adoption street fair, gave us a call, and as soon as we got down there and saw him, we had a feeling he was the one.

When he got to our house, he was scared of everything! The front door. The bathroom. The guy mowing the lawn outside. The chihauhau duo next door. Getting in the car. Getting out of the car. Plastic bags most of all. The woman we adopted him from had saved him from a kill shelter and thinks he was abused by his last owner. But he seems to get more and more energy the more love we give him. In the four days we’ve had him, he’s come out of his shell and has a very warm and funny personality.

Today I took him hiking in Runyon Canyon. It is amazing how many people want to talk to you when you have a puppy. He make a lot of dog friends. He bounded up to the summit of the park. He  tried to flirt with Kristin Cavallari’s Yorkie (he’s clearly adjusting to the Hollywood scene very well). Then he passed out in the car on the way home.

He likes to curl up under my desk while I’m writing, which is good, because I think we’ll both be spending a lot of time there. I am turning in the final (I HOPE!) draft of Torment to Random House on Monday, and very soon, it will be time to start working on the prequel!

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19 Comments

  1. congrats! it is really good that you adopt him….people usually go and buy fancy dogs….

    prequel huh? I didn’t know about it….I wonder how you can do a prequel of a love story….looking forward to it!

  2. congrats! it is really good that you adopt him….people usually go and buy fancy dogs….

    prequel huh? I didn’t know about it….I wonder how you can do a prequel of a love story….looking forward to it!

  3. Congrats!! He is adorable!! I have a brindle boxer named Beau and he is a ball of energy. Just wait for him to get older. He will keep you on your toes and you will love every minute of it. They are very loving dogs and will stick by your side no matter what!

  4. Hey lauren ur new pooch is just sooo cute and i cant believe u are ready to send the final draft of torment to random house!!!! How exciting seen ur twitter post too if ur worried about what u can do I say start on the presequel to torment and is there any chance of a sneek peek at torment when it gets closer to the release date???? ( I can wish cant I)

  5. Hey, your dog is quite the cute one. I really liked Fallen I can’t wait until Torment comes out, I’m practically going crazy waiting! congratulations 😀

  6. Lauren , he is a very cute dog, what a great name milo
    i want to adopt atleast 3 dogs , of course seprate … i just dont like seeing animals put down, when they have a chance to live a normal life you know..
    well i cant wait till torment is out!

  7. Milo is so cute! I did a double take when i saw the pic because he looks exactly like my adopted dog, Alice!!! She is a boxer/pit bull mix but they look alike down to the white on his nose. If we lived closer, I’d swear they were related. She was abused before we got her and now she thrives. And, she is great with my kids. Yay shelter dogs!!

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