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Just another shot of my best bud.. Max (shar pei and God knows what else).. resting on his usual area – the landing.. and giving me that – WHAT IS WITH YOU AND THAT CAMERA??? – look.
Course, he didn’t have that attitude when I first saw him at the local kennel. He had been found wandering the streets of a nearby city. No idea how long he had been on the loose but he was very “undog like” for the first few years we had him (no tail wagging, no barking, no kisses, no up on furniture, no upstairs). He still shows some fear but I think that after 6 years, he’s pretty sure we won’t hurt him. Still won’t give kisses but most of his other “ills” have been pretty well cured.. besides.. he’s just a big baby anyway…
At some point during September 2011, he started running into things. Our living arrangements had changed drastically (with the invasion of my son, his 2 kids and a dog) and he was having a hard time. He was used to the peace and quiet that comes with 2 retirees. In October, he went partially blind.. possibly due to a stroke and with that, his fear increased. Once the sun set, he wouldn’t go outside, upstairs or much of anything. There was no quality left in his life and I couldn’t watch him go through this. On 11-25-2011, with a heavy heart, I had to have Max put to sleep. He will always be sorely missed.

  • Taken 07-25-2010

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  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    Please give him a big cuddle from me, he’s a love, a joy and a great comfort to you.
    jx

  • I’d give him a hug even if you didn’t ask!!!

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Doggie Paradise

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10over 4 years ago

    So glad he found a loving home, Barb….he looks so cuddly !

  • He does have his moments..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • ClaraM
    ClaraMover 4 years ago

    Beautiful face, you just want to smooch it.

  • Regretably he’s not much of a smoocher.. sniffer – especially hair – but no smooch. I have a feeling that his previous owners broke him of that and a LOT of other things.

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 4 years ago

    Max is so lovely my dog picks the same spot but he is about the size of maxs head.

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Max is indeed, a big beautiful baby. He looks velvety to the touch. Iinstant Fav.
    Barb

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsabout 4 years ago

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Oh Max is a real beauty! Lovely.

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaabout 4 years ago

    awww… i wanna hug him… _~hugssss…
    Hope you’ve been well, Barb!! Hugs to you too!! X)

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