Likes: Swimming and going buh-byes!! Riding in the car, EATING!!
Pet-Peeves: First of all-where'd my black nose go? I'd like it back, please. I am really, really afraid of Thunderstorms !! I hate the purple LOUD Sucking thing...Vaccuum Cleaner?? Any 4-Legged Creature (except for friends), Fried eggs-Yucky!!
Favorite Toy: A new diving toy that makes "submarine sounds". Any plush toys with a squeeky inside!
Favorite Food: Twisted Cheetos, Pupperoni
Favorite Walk: Anywhere and Everywhere...
Best Tricks: Diving for Golf Balls and all other Dive Toys in the Pool, Speak (inside voice OR outside voice), Roll-Over, Hi-Five, Right Paw, Left Paw, Sit, Lay Down, I can get the treat off my nose (not very good at waiting, tho!)
Arrival Story: We had a dog named Blue for 15 years. He was a beloved, sweet and loyal friend. He used to sleep in a big cozy doggie bed at the foot of my bed. One morning, I got out of bed, but Blue didn't follow. I was calling to him and he tried to come. But, he was falling into the walls. I knew something was terribly wrong. I called Marisa at work and told her to come right home. We took him to the vet. He said Blue had a stroke that caused his to be very off balance, dizzy.
The vet said we could try some meds. but if he didn't show improvement by the end of the day,that would be very bad news. So, we went to k-mart and bought some child-proof gates to keep him from trying steps and further hurting himself. I carried him outside a few times to see if he had to use the bathroom, but he wouldn't go. He still couldn't stand. He wouldn't drink or eat-not even treats. He didn't improve at all by the end of the day. We knew it was not fair to try to hold onto him. Sadly, we had to put him down. Me and Marisa, Chrystal and Alyssa took him to the vet, and I called Joey at work so he could meet us there. Blue was a birthday present for Joey's second birthday. We all kissed him goodbye. We missed him terribly. After that, we felt a void. I decided to get Marisa a puppy for Christmas. I once rescued a Golden Retriever and I've wanted one since. So, I found a kennel with puppies that would be ready for Christmas. I told her about it, and she was excited. We had to go pick one out-all the way to Chaptico. We took Chrystal with us. It was a very long ride-an hour and a half. They had two pairs of Goldens that had litters within two days of each other. There were 23 puppies in the yard! When we arrived, there were only two puppies not spoken for. We picked Max. We gave them a down payment and came home. He wasn't ready to leave his mom yet. We went a few days before Christmas to pick him up. He was freshly bathed and had a huge red bow on his collar!! So cute.
Bio: I am a Pets-On-Wheels Volunteer. I take my Mama Laura and my human sister Chrystal and we visit sick people at the hospital. I really want to cheer them up! Once, I tried to jump up on someone's bed...Oops! Woof! Sometimes, I do tricks for them to make them smile :)
I get to puppysit an 8-week old Golden for my friend for two weeks!!! He was born in late October. I'm going with her to pick him out...She's getting him as a Christmas present for her family, so it's a secret. He's related to my Max!!
Anyway, I'm getting him two weeks before Christmas and keeping him til Christmas Eve!!
Oh, no. I am so sad. My cousin Savannah passed away last night.
We didn't even know she was sick. Sarah called and was crying.
She told us the sad news. It was cancer. Joey just told us two nights ago
how she and Katie (her sister) are really good doggies. We already miss
her. We love you Nana.-Max
I'm sick about the whole situation concerning NFL Atlanta Falcon's Quarterback Michael Vick. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation. The torture and execution of the dogs on his property is just unforgiveable. Such atrocities should be punished-severly. The cruel acts that ocurred there and that are being reported in the media are pure evil. I have great respect for Nike and Reebok. Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Vick and Reebok stopped sales of his No. 7 jersey. In addition, two trading car companies withdrew Vick items.
I find it strange that the NAACP's R.L. White (president of the Atlanta chapter), has chosen to speak out and defend Vick. And suggest the public go easy on him. I am sure that there are more worthy people who could use help from that organization. That leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. It makes me wonder if perhaps there is some money changing hands there?? Cuz I have to say, there is soooo much physical evidence to prove that dogfighting and many other cruel acts did occur there. Vick owns that property-there is no question about that. So why would such a recognizeable organization such as the NAACP choose to publicly speak out and defend him?
There are at least three others, that I know of, who are also being charged in this case. A co-defendant by the name of Tony Taylor has already pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges. The other two-Purnell Peace of Virginia Beach and Quanis Phillips-who, believe it or not, remain free without bond.
It's interesting that, with all of his money, Michael Vick chose to fight and kill dogs. He could have done countless other good things. Perhaps open a no-kill shelter for all of the homeless and down-on-their-luck animals. He's in a position to do just that. Instead, he chose to be a thug.
He could have been a hero...now he just makes me ill.
Max & Mom