Adorable “Butterfly King” Dog Befriends All Winged Insects in His Garden

Milo the Dog Loves Butterflies

Meet Milo: a 2-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that loves nothing more than hanging out in the garden with his butterfly pals. The adorable pup didn’t need any training on how to be gentle with the pretty insects—instead, his owner Jennifer Bennett describes him as “a born butterfly king.”

“Milo is a very curious and happy guy,” Bennett tells My Modern Met. “He always wants to be in the middle of whatever is going on.” Around two years ago, there was a huge migration of vanessa cardui (aka painted lady) butterflies in California, where Milo lives. “There were thousands of them,” recalls Bennett. “There was no way not to notice. He would just sit in the garden and watch them fly by.” Soon after that, the Bennett family decided to start raising monarch butterflies in their garden—much to the delight of Milo. The popular pup will even have his own butterfly calendar coming out soon, with tips on how you can raise the winged insects yourself.

It’s no surprise that Milo has over 30,000 Instagram followers, but he’s also got his own YouTube channel, dedicated to his other passion—cooking! His video series, called Drooling for Treats, features the handsome pup making tasty snacks suitable for dogs. His most recent recipe is “pumpkin butterfly cookies,” inspired by his garden buddies.

Scroll down to see pictures of Milo and his kaleidoscope of butterflies. If you can’t get enough of these unlikely pals, you can follow Milo on Instagram for a daily dose of cuteness.

This adorable pup named Milo is best friends with all of the butterflies in his garden.

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His human calls him the “butterfly king.”

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The popular pup also has a video channel, dedicated to his other passion—cooking!

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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