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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Maddox and I say thank you all

I wanted to take the time to thank members here that have followed my journey with Maddox. I wish to give a special thanks all those that have contributed in helping Maddox get the medical care that was and still is required. I do not know who you all are as I know most of you by your Pets.ca names. You know who you are...and I want to give you my gratitude.

To date, I have been in constant fundraising mode to offset his medical expenses which is ridiculously high. So far with donations and the fundraising I have been able to contribute $1624.29 towards his care. Many people have come together to make this happen.

Maddox is doing great. His heartworm treatment has been successful thus far but we still have a long road ahead of us. He wants so much to play but unfortunately I must keep him as quiet as possible - a difficult task!

He is not scheduled for his leg surgery until February or March, but with pain meds - we are able to wait.

During this time, and with Maddox getting stronger, I have to tell you that his true character has emerged. He still is a loving boy, respectful and trustworthy. He has definately got a bounce in his step now and he is picking up some habits from my brat Julia. Both are two pees in a pod - causing a little rackus in the neighbour with the other dogs, but luckily he understands what is acceptable and what is not. It will be work in progress but I am up for this challenge.

I also found out that Maddox had an imbedded collar that healed very badly (I actually found out a while ago but neglected to post this). Also, he has been beaten in the past...badly as just the sight of a stick or even a raw hide bone causes him to duck, hide and pee all over the place. My poor boy.:sad: On the up side - he is starting to understand that hands are for loving, petting and hugging - and I have to tell you that he is lavishing in this 'luxury'. All is going very well thus far.

Maddox also is a clown. Every morning at 6 am when my alarm goes off, and I refuse to get out of bed - he will take my sheets and bedding off of me and start barking...I guess it's time to get up! My personal bath time is not all that personal anymore. He will stay in the bathroom with me (along with 5 cats and Julia) and when he feels it's time for me to get out of my luxury - he will steal my PJs and slippers. What a character.

So thank you once again to those that continue this journey. I luv you all so very much....and so does Maddox!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:15 AM
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I'm so happy to hear he's getting better!

The thought of any animal being abused is enough to make me sick and angry beyond belief. I can only hope Maddox realizes that he will never be in that position again, and those days will be a lost memory to him.

It sounds like he's settling in wonderfully! A picture would be appreciated you know.

And as for the bathroom? LOL, I actually have gotten to the point where if I don't have at least one of my gang in the bathroom with me I feel lonely.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Thanks for the update, BenMax.

So glad to hear that Maddox continues to come out of his shell, even if his true personality is a dog, lol. I bet Julia loves having such a willing student .

It just breaks my heart to know that people are so cruel as to beat other living beings :sad:. I just don't get what goes through their heads .
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Great update BenMax
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the update, BenMax.

So glad to hear that Maddox continues to come out of his shell, even if his true personality is a dog, lol. I bet Julia loves having such a willing student .

It just breaks my heart to know that people are so cruel as to beat other living beings :sad:. I just don't get what goes through their heads .
BTW - I do know your name....and thank you so much L4H . Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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OMG He sounds like a little devil hahaha. Takes your blankies off and steals your pjs

Their powers of forgiveness with humans when others have wronged them so is always amazing to me Humans could learn from their spirit.

So glad you are enjoying this journey with him...I am sure you are ALL (five cats????) enjoying the ride and I think Julia must be happy to have someone else to blame things on
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Their powers of forgiveness with humans when others have wronged them so is always amazing to me Humans could learn from their spirit.

So glad you are enjoying this journey with him...I am sure you are ALL (five cats????) enjoying the ride and I think Julia must be happy to have someone else to blame things on
It is amazing how they forgive...but they never fully forget. I have had so many fosters in my home that were abused at various levels. The worst was my own GSD years ago, he never fully recovered but he knew that I was never going to hurt him...as for others, he never fully trusted.

Animals have an amazing spirit. I always say that we can learn so much from them. I think it's for this reason they are not with us long as we must continue to learn and be inspired as they all have something very unique and different which reminds us that we are the ones that must find that balance within ourselves, our lives and others. They remind me anyways, that I must try and be as kind to others, and also must know when to forgive and forget.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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BenMax, thank you so much for the update. It's so good to know that Maddox is getting his spirit back. Good to know he's keeping you on your toes too! What a devil he is - isn't it great. Apparently your loving brings out the best in him BenMax.

I agree that we all can learn from these wonderful animals. The dogs and cats can all get along why is it so hard for us humans to figure out? It hurts my heart to think of somebody hurting a pet. Thankfully that's never going to be part of Maddox's life again thanks to you. Bless you for helping and loving him.
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