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All about Max
Should the dog show signs of being uncomfortable when clipping its nails, first get it accustomed to its paws being handled by massaging each of its paws for 10 or 15 seconds, until it shows no negative reaction …
- Heather P.
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death
- March 13, 2005
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Our Beloved Max
Max came into our lives on March 13th, 1992. At the time we adopted him from the Montreal SPCA he was already 1 1/2 years old.
When we first saw Max at the SPCA, he was dirty, skinny and his fur was all matted. But, I will never forget the look in his eyes or how his tailed wagged when he saw me. It was love at first sight.
We brought Max home with us, gave him his first bath and brushed all the mats out of his fur. We couldn't believe what a beautiful looking dog we now had! In the beginning, we encountered some difficulties due to the fact that that he didn't understand any english, only french, but he quickly excelled in both languages. He was an extremely intelligent and loyal companion. He was great with other animals and also loved kids. He was also protective of his family. We couldn't have asked for a better dog.
Last year, poor Max started to show his age. He had always been a very active and healthy dog, but now he was having difficulty with his back legs. By Christmas 2004, he couldn't go up the stairs anymore. He also lost his hearing and he stopped eating and only wanted to sleep.
We knew it was his time, only as you can imagine making the final decision to put him out of his pain was hard, but we knew it was the best thing we could have done for our beloved boy Max.
On March 13, 2005, 13 years to the day that we adopted him, our vet came to our home and put Max down.
Max will always hold a special place in our hearts. Everyone who knew him was touched by his personality and charm. He will never be forgotten.
We love you Max and we miss you and know you are waiting at Rainbow Bridge.