Mikele is in Mexico. I love my dog and he still recognizes me when I visit. Mikele was a life gift. I did not buy him but I claimed him in my mind for a year. One month after my birthday Mikele came to my life as a gift from my coworkers. His unofficial name was “tejocote”. Tejocote is a rich delicious fruit in Mexico. It has a distinguished orange/reddish color, very vivacious. So like the fruit, Mikele had a reddish tint on his cheeks and on his back. He is a peach poodle. I renamed him by checking the day he was born on the calendar and Mikele -Michael in Italian was the name given. I chose an Italian name as I had traveled recently that year to Italy and I fell in love with the country and its people.
Mikele was supposed to have been a tea cup poodle. I believe that just like the story of Clifford the Big Red Dog and his owner Emily Elizabeth,
Mikele grew so much because he was so loved by me. Mikele is now a standard poodle. He was so wanted and lovingly thought of that he could not stay a tea cup size and grew to be standard!.
Mikele is very intelligent, wise, playful, and a good camper. His disposition has always been sweet. He has bear with me in the long distance that separates us. At least that is what I like to think. Mikele has become my parents dogs actually. He is their best friend and companion and the three of them love each other dearly. They are like the three musketeers. 🙂 Mikele brings joy to all the family together and we consider him a family member also. He is good to my two young nieces who are 9 and 5. They play dress up with him and put all his toys all over him but yet he remains kind and loving.
Do you have a pet that is like a family member?