The story of Mila was inspired by my own Shih Tzu, Mila.
Mila will be 5 in December, and for the life of me, I have never seen a more human acting dog.
I’ve had two other Shih Tzu’s in my life and a golden retriever. But Mila, she is special. Her communication, her look, her moods.
She anticipates all my behaviors. But the most human behavior of all are her hugs. She once jumped up my lap, which she always does.
But this time, she reached up and wrapped her arms around my neck and gave me the most human hug that lasted for more seconds than you could imagine.
It was around then that her story popped into my head, and I thought: what would she be like if she were human?
And she has remarkable agility when it’s come to playing with a ball. I told her she’d make a great shortstop of she were human. And its all in the book.