Max came to us on Halloween in 1995. We went to pick him up in Prince Edward Island and he was just six weeks and sat in the palm of my hand and grew to be 110 lbs and was a big baby. Right away Max became a protector of the family. As small as he was when we first got him he barked like crazy when anyone came to the door and stood right beside us until he knew it was okay and he remained like that for all the days he was with us. Max always stayed close to us and never ran away from home. All he wanted was to be with us and he loved to be petted for hours. As long as someone would sit and pet him he was happy. I would have had this residency done for Max when we first lost him but I didn't know I could do it until we lost Maggie.
Max was such a joy to us and we loved him so much. When company would come and visit he would sit by whoever was there and nudge their hand to pet him and most times if they had a drink of something while they were there he would spill it everywhere and just look as if to say I'M SORRY!!
We all still miss Max very much it was a year in June since we lost him. He got sick and went down hill very fast within a couple of months he lost alot of weight and his back end started to go on him. We took him to the vet and they did blood work, exrays and they determined he had a tumor in his chest cavity that was pushing on his lungs which made it difficult for him to breath so we knew it was time to say Good bye to our first baby. This was the first loss of a pet that we had to go through and the first time we had to make the decision to let him go. I think I used a full box of kleenex I cried so much. I know he is not hurting anymore and now our precious Maggie is with him so I hope they can comfort each other.
Max I want you to know that there is not a day goes by that I don't think of you and wish that you were still with us. Remember we will love you forever and someday we will meet again.
Mom, Dad, Cole, Emma, and Rudy
Aug 25, 2008
Hi Buddy how are you doing? I miss you so much and everyday I think of you and look at your picture. Daddy, Cole, Emma and Rudy miss you too and wish you were here. We know you are not hurting anymore. I know you met Maggie when she arrived so take care of her for me please. I miss both of you so much. Rudy is very lonely and I am trying to give him lots of attention. Show Maggie around and make sure she is comfortable. Remember Buddy I love you forever and think of you always and I will talk to you soon. Love Mommy
Aug 30, 2008
Hello there big fella. How is my sweet boy today? I hope that you and Maggie are having fun playing everyday like you used too when you were puppies. I was looking at your pictures yesterday and you guys were so cute. I miss you Buddy so much and I wish you were here but we will be together again. Good Night and sleep tight. Mommy loves you.
Sept 7, 2008
Hi Buddy. I hope you and Maggie are having fun together everyday with all of your new friends. I know that you are always taking care of Maggie just like you did when you were here with us. I miss you alot and think of you always. I wish both of you were still with us but I know you aren't suffering anymore so that helps me get by. Remember that Mommy, Daddy, Cole, Emma and Rudy miss you so much and we Love you forever. I will talk to you again soon. Sleep tight with Maggie and play and have fun tomorrow. Mommy loves you so much!!
Sept 15, 2008
Hi Maxi, how is my boy doing? Mommy just wanted to drop a line and check in on you. I hope that you and Maggie are doing okay. I know you are guys are fine now that you have each other to take care of. We all miss both of you so much. I have pictures up of you and Maggie so I can see your beautiful faces everyday and it makes me smile. You both brought all of us so much joy and we are blessed to have had you in our lives. Remember Buddy that we love you forever and miss you so much. Until we meet again. I will write again soon baby. LOVE ALWAYS MOMMY!!!
Sept, 22, 2008
Hi Buddy. Mommy just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I am thinking about you and Maggie everyday. I know that I haven't been here much but I get so upset when I think about you guys. I know you aren't hurting anymore but I miss you so much and it hurts. We are going to Labrador tomorrow so I will write again when we get home. I love you Buddy now go have fun and remember Mommy loves you. Sweet dreams and Good Night.
Oct 3, 2008
Hi Max how is my special boy today? We are now back from our trip to Labrador so I just wanted to say Hi and let you know how much I miss you and love you. I hope you and Maggie are having a blast playing with all of your new friends. I am sure you are. Now go have fun and know that the everyone here is thinking of you everyday and we miss you so much. Good Night and Sweet Dreams. LOVE FOREVER MOMMY, DADDY, COLE, EMMA, and RUDY XOXO
Oct 11, 2008
Hi Buddy, Mommy just wanted to say Hello and let you know that I am thinking of you and Maggie everyday. I miss you guys so much. It seems so strange having only Rudy here when we are used to having 3 big dogs in the house. Everyday I think of you Buddy and I wish you were still here. Please know that Mommy loves you and misses you terribly and I think of you always. Talk to you soon. LOVE MOMMY XOXO
Oct 19, 2008
Hi Max, I saw a raindow the other day and right away I cried because I knew that you Maggie were sending me signs down the rainbow that you guys are okay and that you miss us too. I cried but was happy at the same time. Know that Mommy loves you and thinks of you everyday. Good night my big boy and sleep tight. Talk to you soon. LOVE MOMMY XOXO
Oct 26, 2008
Hi Buddy. Mommy just wanted to say Hi and let you know how much I love you and miss you. I think you know that because I tell you all the time. We are getting ready for Halloween here and I am sure going to miss you and Maggie being here with Rudy and dressing you guys up. I know you will miss it too because you loved it so much yeah right. You were always so good when I dressed you up and took your picture. I know you were saying hurry up and get this over with. I miss you Buddy and I think of you always. Check in on Rudy on Halloween as I will dress him up in something great. Talk to you soon Buddy Sweet Dreams. LOVE Mommy XOXO
Nov 13, 2008
Hi Big Boy! How are you doing. I know that Mommy hasn't been here for a while but don't think that I have forgot about you because that is not possible. I hope you and Maggie are playing having a great time everyday with your friends. I know by now you must have lots. Remember Buddy I love you forever and I think of you everyday and miss you so much. Go and play and have fun and I will talk to you again soon. Love Always Mommy XOXO
Nov 27, 2008
Hi Buddy! Mommy just wanted to say hi and let you know we are all thinking of you. Cole is here with me and he says hi and he misses you. We are starting to decorate for Christmas here and I always get sad when I think about you. The kids found your stocking when we were decorating and I had to cry a little. I miss you so much Buddy. I think of you everyday and I will everyday until I see you again. Mommy loves you! Sweet Dreams XOXO
Dec 30, 2008
Hi Mommy's big boy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you don't think that I forgot about you. We missed you so much over Christmas. We hung up your stocking with Rudy's and Maggie's. It was our second Christmas without you and we missed you just as much as last year. Remember Buddy we all love you and miss you so much. I hope you and Maggie have fun playing everyday. Remember Mommy loves you so much and I misses you terribly and I think of you everyday. Love forever Mommy. Happy New Year. Love Mommy XOXO
Jan 23, 2009
Hi Maxi, How are you doing? How I miss you. Looking at your pictures today makes me upset and I wish you and Maggie could be here with me. Rudy misses you guys too. Have fun everyday Buddy and Mommy will see you again one day. Remember I love you forever. Mommy XOXO
Feb 26, 2009
Hi Buddy! Mommy is missing you alot right now. We had some sad news yesterday. We had to take Rudy to the vet and he has been diagnosed with Bone Cancer. I know that you and Maggie will watch for him and take care of him when he gets there. I can't believe how quick I have lost all of you. Please remember Mommy loves you and I think of you everyday. Love Mommy XOXO
April 7, 2009
Hey Buddy how are you doing? Mommy is missing you and Maggie quite a bit lately. I miss your bull in a china shop style. I think about you everyday. Rudy is doing okay and I hope he stays that way for a little while because my heart can't stand to do this again so soon after losing you and Maggie. Remember Buddy we all love you and miss you and we think about you everyday. Love you forever Mommy, Daddy, Cole, Emma and Rudy XOXO
May 7, 2009
Hi Maxi, I hope everything is well with you and that you Maggie are still taking care of each and looking in on us once in a while. I am sure you are. I miss you Buddy, it has been almost 2 years since I lost you and still miss you so much. Rudy is not doing so well Buddy. I am trying to keep him comfortable until have to let him go and be with you and Maggie. Please take care of him for me will you? When you 3 are together again can you please let me know that you are together and that you are okay. You have been part of my life so long it doesn't seem right that I have to be without you guys. Please remember Buddy I love you and think of you always. Love Mommy XOXO
June 10, 2009
Hey Buddy how I miss you. Mommy just wanted to say hello and let you know that I think of you everyday even though I don't write everyday. I want you to help Maggie and keep and eye out for Rudy as he is very sick so he will soon be coming to join you guys at the bridge. We got a new puppy today and his name is Koda. He is not going to replace you but I hope he will help my heart heal as it aches everyday for you guys. Remember I love you forever and I still remember the day we picked you up and you were small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. I love you Buddy!! Love Always Mommy XOXO
August 6, 2009
Hi Buddy, I hope you aren't mad at me because I haven't been here for so long. My heart is breaking and it so hard for me now that Rudy has joined you and Maggie at the bridge. I miss you guys terribly and it breaks my heart. I hope the three of you are having fun and that you and Rudy aren't getting into to much trouble. Just joking. Remember Max that I love you and think of you everyday. I promise I will talk to you again soon. Love you forever Mommy XOXO
August 20, 2009
Hi Handsome oh my do I ever miss your beautiful face still everyday. I hope you and Rudy are playing and having fun. I am sure Maggie puts you guys in your place if you misbehave. Dad is gone back to Labrador and we miss him we don't like to be alone. I wish you three were here to keep us company. But I know you are happy and not in any pain. We love you and think of you always. Love Always Mommy XOXO
September 3, 2009
Hey big fella. I miss you so much and it has been over 2 years. I still remember everything about you and I will never forget. Sometimes I think I hear your bark. I know I am crazy. Cole talks about you and how he remembers you. Emma was quite young when you left us but she says she misses you too. I think she remembers. Remember Buddy I will never forget you and our time together I wouldn't trade it for the world. Love forever Mommy XOXO
October 25, 2009
Hey big guy how are you doing? It has been a while since I have been here to visit you but everyday you are on my mind and I will never ever forget you. Cole and Emma still talk about you and Emma was only 1 when we lost you and still remembers you. I think she always will. I hope you Maggie and Rudy are as close as you always were and are taking care of each other. Please remember that Mommy loves you and loves you just as much as I did when you were here with me. I will love you forever and always. LOVE MOMMY XOXO
July 7, 2010
Hey big boy how are you doing today? I know that Mommy hasn't been here for a little while but everytime I visit you guys my heart breaks all over again. I want you to know that we think of you everyday and miss you everyday and wish you were here. Cole is here with me and he wants you to know that he loves you very much and hopes you are okay. Remember Buddy that we love you forever and we will never forget you. LOVE MOMMY, DADDY, COLE and EMMA XOXO
June 13, 2011
Hi Mommy's boy!! It has been 4 long years since I said good bye to you and everyday I think of you and wish you were still with me. Your picture is still up on the wall with your collar along with Maggie and Rudy's and that is where it will stay. Cole and Emma still talk about you, even Emma she was so small when we lost you but she remembers you. I know that I don't write to you as much as I used to but remember that you are still my precious boy and I am writing this with a big lump in my throat. I hope that my Dad found you when we lost him in January to a Heart Attack. He loved you so much and you used to sleep with him when he came to our place. I hope you spend lots of time with him and that gives me great comfort to know you are together. I hope that you are looking after Maggie and Rudy and I am sure you guys are as close as you ever were. Please tell them that I love them too and I will be writing to them soon. Remember that I Love you as much as I did when you were here with me and I will never forget you. I hope to you see you in my dreams. I LOVE YOU BIG BOY FOREVER AND EVER!!! Love Always Mommy XOXOXO
June 13, 2012
Hi Buddy, I can't believe that it has been 5 years since you left us and you are still a huge part of us. We talk about you all the time and tell funny stories about you. Your picture remains up on the wall in the living room where I can see your beautiful face everyday. You meant so much to us and were such a big part of our family. Emma and Cole still remember you and talk about you. Koda is doing good he is 3 years old now but he has never taken the place of you, Maggie and Rudy. He really is a big Mommy's boy though just like you were. Remember that I think of you always and will never forget you. Take care of yourself and Maggie and Rudy until we meet again I love you always and forever. Love Mommy xoxo