We got Millie, the pure bred West Highland White Terrier, October 2008. She was born August 5th, to a Westie breeder near the Iowa/Minnesota border.
I knew long before getting Millie that we were going to name her what we did. I am a CNA and I named Millie after my first client I ever took care of as a home health aide. Her name was Mildred "Milly" McIntyre, the wife of the late Scott McIntyre Sr., who founded United Fire and Casualty Company (now United Fire Group).
Ms. McIntyre was a spunky, up beat, and vocal woman. At the ripe ole age of 105, no, thats not a typo, she was more active then many 25 year olds. Though she could no longer walk and was considered a fall risk, she would wake up at all hours of the day and night, wanting to go for a "walk". I was blessed to meet Milly, and learn of her life, from the day she met her husband Scott, to stories of the children she used to teach. Milly died in 2007, but she is always remembered in my house hold.
Now that I have my 1 year old Millie, I see some features in her that resemble Milly. My Millie is full of energy and very vocal!
Millrid is missed by her family and myself! But with my cute puppy, a peice of her lives on.