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My dog Max.. the quintessential “lap” dog.. even at 60 pounds!! This is him taking a little nap without me – for a change with that “not again with THAT camera” look.

He’s the most gentle, sweetest animal that’s ever owned my soul… and he is a “shelter” dog. We know that half of him is Shar Pei (by those tiny little ears) and believe the other half to be Pit Bull or maybe even boxer or labrador.. in any case – he’s beautiful.

I recommend that anyone interested in getting a pet, check out the local shelters in your home town first – before you go to the pet store. The shelter near my home has not only mixed breeds but quite a few purebreds as well, from time to time. You never know what you might find.. and you may be lucky like I was, and find the love of your life.. waiting for you..

UPDATE: Max went blind (it was brought on by a possible stroke) during 2011 and because of the distress this caused him, I had to make a very difficult decision.. he passed, in my arms on 11-25-11. I cannot tell you how much I miss that face…

  • Taken 03-23-08.

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 6 years ago

    AWWW he is sooooo cute! We got our dog Missy from a shelter too, your so right about that.

  • You know what I really love about shelter dogs? They usually come Potty trained!!!! So there’s no paper, no mess.. maybe one mistake until they get used to their new surroundings.. but aren’t they great!?

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 6 years ago

    Hello,Max, Girlies send Doggie hugs.
    j

  • Maxie accepts ALL hugs…

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 6 years ago

    Yes they are! and it is sad that more people don’t invest in knowing that fact.

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Big kisses to Maxie- what a sweet pouch x

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    We can certainly take a lesson from Maxie on how to relax. Wonderful shot.

  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordlealmost 6 years ago

    So adorable!!

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designover 5 years ago

    aww he looks like he is about ready to go to sleep! such a precious capture!

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 5 years ago

    Awwwww. He is adorable Barb! I like the angle you took this from. Looks like he’s about to pass out. lol

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Doggie Paradise

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

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