Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:Northern Ontario & Central NY |
Leave a bone for Maxwell ~*~Forever Loved~*~
Dogster stats for Maxwell ~*~Forever Loved~*~
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May 1st 1999
Maxwell loved just being with people. He was very loving - ie: If I sat on the floor, he'd jump in my lap just as if he were only 20 lbs!
He didn't like his nails clipped and was timid around larger dogs. I actually literally saved him sooo many times from larger dogs. He also was afraid of going swimming and little kids (since he wasn't exposed to them on a regular basis).
He loved all his toys but especially loved to play tug of war with his rope bone
He loved everything! Wasn't picky about anything really.
Around our neighborhood and the park
He could roll over, sit, stay, give a paw, and speak on command. He was VERY obedient and we often were complimented on how well he listened.
We became Maxwell's guardians when he was only 12 weeks old. He was my first dog ever really and I had always dreamed of having one. You see, my mom never believed in letting animals live in the house so I never got to have such a pal. It was always a dream for me.
So, finally after pleading for my chance to finally have one, searching the classified ads, kennels, and vets, we finally found a real cute guy. He was the last of the litter and was all alone in the cage, the last of his siblings had been adopted well over a week from the time we saw him there. He was starving for attention too. We went home for a little while to "think" about it and I had already decided at first glance. I wanted him. He became my little boy from then on.
We were told Maxwell was a spaniel/terrier mix but he looked and behaved so much like a border collie that we always thought that maybe he had some in him.
Since Maxwell was very high strung and needed to learn basic commands, I had to teach him everything and had to be strict about it (his personality made it so I had to even though I didn't exactly want to be). He was the type that if you didn't stay firm, he'd just go nuts. So, I would always have to tell him to sit and stay and down...blah blah...blah... And he was the most obedient dog because of this.
I had spent MANY hours training him for seperation anxiety. We lived in an apartment and he'd howl when we left him alone, so it was either train him or he'd have to go. I researched and researched and came up with a method to go about desensitizing him from the triggers that would start the anxiety in the first place. After hours upon hours and days and weeks, he became more and more relaxed with his independence on his own.
He was just SO happy. I always said he was like the "That 70s Show" character "Michael Kelso". He always had that big *smile* and was lit up whenever you even looked at him.
We lost our sweet boy, in June 2005 at the tender age of 6 years to autoimmune anemia. He was so full of life and love, it is so difficult to believe that he is gone. He was such a very, very good boy. I'm sure I don't have to explain to all you doglovers how he was like a child to me. *smile* I miss him so, so, so much.
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|February 27th 2006
||More than 8 years!
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