Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever
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Home:Daly City, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Max, Maxi, Maxi Baby, Maxi Boy, Maxi Patooty, MacMac

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

October 31st 2005

Riding cars while sticking his head out, chasing birds, running after dogs in the park, chewing, cuddling, sleeping under the sheets, heaters, ice cubes, going to Fort Funston, messing with Attila, shadowing mommy everywhere she goes!

Being left alone and ignored. When we tickle him when he's about to fall asleep. When he doesn't have enough space to move around while sleeping, he grunts!

Favorite Toy:
Rope, Kong, anything squeaky, tennis balls, he enjoys best playing wrestle with daddy (my husband).

Favorite Food:
peanut butter biscuit & stuffing, liver biscuits, meaty bones and ice cubes

Favorite Walk:
Fort Funston!!!!

Best Tricks:
sit, down, stay, catch & shake hands!

Arrival Story:
My husband and I wanted to get a black labrador retriever. We were hoping to adopt but it's hard to get a purebred lab. After months of looking, one day I was browsing craigslist and saw an ad for a mixed lab puppy looking for a new home. There wasn't any picture and I had no clue as to what kind of mixed lab he was. Anyway, when I called I was told that he might be picked up by someone else that evening and to call 2 hours later. I did call and to my surprised the lady cancelled and he's still available! I had to work the next day so my husband went to this house in San Jose to look at him. When he called me he said, I'm getting him. He's a mixed Australian Cattle/Lab. I had no clue what a cattle dog looks like so I asked him if he's sure and does he look like a lab. He said, "Yes! A little". When they pick me up that night from work, he had this little black scared puppy seating on his lap and he look nowhere close to a lab and I was shocked! I said I thought he looks more like a lab. My husband was quick to tell me this story, "He was trembling, scared and even peed on me when I tried to pick him up. The "pee" is what sealed the deal"! My husband knew then that this little pup is going home with us regardless if he looks or doesn't look like a lab. The first day I was skeptical and I even thought he was sick. He wouldn't eat, move or do anything. He was infested with fleas and I even found out that at only 9 weeks they let him sleep outside in the yard and it was December to boot! Whatever doubts I had of Maxi and no matter how we initially wanted a lab it all got thrown out the window. Maxi is our rescue story, he was meant to be with us, to bring joy, happiness and fun to our lives. Now Max is a well adjusted little fellow (well not that little anymore!) who loves to run around the house and play. He's such a wonderful sweet boy!

His mom is a black Labrador Retriever while his dad is an Australian Cattle Dog. Max was 9 weeks when we first got him. He's now 5 mons old and weighs 45lbs!

Forums Motto:
Mister Cuddle

The Groups I'm In:
ACDs of California!, Australian Cattle Dogs, Backpackin' Pups United, Bay Area Dogs, Fort Funston Crawlers, Home Cooked Food and Recipes, Lovable Aussies

The Last Forum I Posted In:
VPI Medical Insurance

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 22nd 2005 More than 11 years!

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Maxi's Adventures

The day I came home drunk

April 20th 2006 9:47 pm
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I was neutered April 18th and I couldn't believe Mommy put my silly picture on my profile! I hate hate that blue collar. I was too medicated to resist when they took lots of pictures. I tried so hard to stay awake though but I fell asleep on my red bowl while drinking. How funny!

On a different note: YEY! I've grown, I'm now 45lbs!


Big Boy

April 1st 2006 5:06 pm
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I'm bigger, stronger and braver. I enjoy going to Fort Funston a lot. It's my favorite place in the whole world! Mom let me play in the puddle of mud and the beach today. I was wet and dirty all over! She gave me a hot bath when we got home. It was nice and I passed out soon after in the couch of course!

They are all happy because I'm not scared of dogs anymore. I even run after them! I chased a Great Dane this morning and he chased me back. I was yelping while running. I couldn't believe how fast he was! I also like chasing birds. They really intrigue me.


There are other dogs out there like me?

February 26th 2006 12:34 pm
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This week was sorta special I guess, I met my three little cousins! They are a lot older than me but they are really little.

I first went to see my cousin Asia from Daly City. She's a chihuahua and is only 5lbs but very fierce. She barked at me a lot and started sniffing me. I barked at her twice, guess she didn't like it because she never stopped following and barking at me. I was scared and hid under my moms legs. They were all laughing, they thought it was funny.

Yesterday, we took a long long car ride to Sacramento to visit my two other cousins. NogNog and Choco. They are mixed Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher. NogNog is 16lbs while Choco is only 10lbs. Again, as soon as I entered the garage they both started barking at me. I was really terrified. I've never been with dogs before and this time they were two! NogNog was obviously the leader of the two and bigger. I think it's all fat! Anyway, my dad stayed with me the whole time while those two were barking away. I was able to bark at them though, twice! Again, I don't know why I can only bark two times. Maybe again, I'm scared. Anyway, my mom suggested that we all be let out in the yard to run and play. Boy, it was terrifying! Those two started running after me! My mom said, it's okay they just want to play, but I don't want to play, I just want my mommy. I immediately ran to my grandma and I wanted her to pick me up fast! After a while, those two lost interest in me but then again they started to follow me around. NogNog even stole my treat under my nose! Oh boy, wasn't I happy when we all got ready to go home. My mom said. "Oh Maxi, you're such a baby! I'll take you to a socialization class and maybe take you to play with Asia once a week". I guess so....

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