As listed on the Our Veterinarian page, the Miele household has held a menagerie of animals over the years. On this page, I will be posting as many of the family pets’ photos as I can find. [As many of you already know, I am Dr. Miele’s daughter, so don’t be surprised when I refer to him as “Dad” rather than “Doctor” in the captions.]
The pets are not shown in chronological order and some of their names have been lost to the mists of time. If you’ve ever wondered what kind of pets a veterinarian owns, and assumed it was limited to cats and dogs, you’re in for a surprise. — Jennifer M.
There’s no greater romance than that between a boy and his dog. Dr. Miele and Blackie
Blackie looking cool. Wanna know why? Look closely at the top of his head.
Dad said it’s easy to recognize Blackie in photos because he’s the only dog that wore glasses. Makes perfect sense.
Turtle (Read in Morgan Freeman’s voice)
Those were the days when tur-tuls roamed the earth in massive herds, spanning six miles across. They invaded every home, devouring the young and moving slowly, ever so slowly, toward the television set to change the channel just as the program you’d been waiting all week to see came on. And a body could scarcely rest at night for the tur-tuls crawling over their legs.
Then came the ger-buls, infecting children with their good nature and happiness. And the people wondered whether their world would ever be the same again.
Though not a member of the family, this German Shepherd, which the good doctor and his family took in for a time, bravely sought to defend the young against the influence of the happy-go-lucky gerbils.
As history records, he was largely unsuccessful.
Finally, the savior of mankind, the lowly guinea pig, arrived to defeat the tur-tuls and the ger-buls and restore order to the universe. The End.
This is Spotswood, a Basset Hound. And this is how a Basset Hound relaxes at the end of a long, hard day of doing absolutely nothing.
This is Xylophone, the most beautiful Irish Wolfhound that ever lived.
Brutus, the Labrador pup, greets his new family member, and his mama couldn’t be prouder of her little whelp.
Brutus, now grown, is happy to see his family grow, too.
Dad and I enjoy cuddle time with baby Pugsley, a Chinese Pug.
Brutus and Pugsley together: the best babysitters in the world.
Now grown, Pugsley hangs out with his motley crew, including a brother holding a tennis ball under his chin, and Jennifer rocking her punk-rebel -I-do-what-I-please long hair.
Stealing a kiss from a parrot named Pasquale.
Stay tuned for more!