I didn't know God was going to call you home that day. I wouldn't have left your side for a moment that day. And I'm so sorry that I wasn't with you when you left this world. I think you waited for us to leave that emergency clinic so you wouldn't have to see my heart break when you left. I thought I would get to see you again the next morning. But I guess it was your time to leave. But you were so young. You only got to live half of your life. You were only 7 years old my friend. I'm glad we got to play frisbee one last time that morning. You were the best frisbee catcher I've ever seen. We would play everyday. I miss our walks together. I miss the love we shared. Your best dog friend Rotary misses you so much and still looks for you. He lays down where your bed used to be. I miss your jumpy kisses and your smiling face that always welcomed me home. Practicing golf in the backyard isn't fun anymore without you to retrieve the golf balls I hit. We think of you always when we take out a can of whipped cream. You could catch a stream of it in mid air. I don't have to hide the broom anymore....you aren't here to steal it and run away. The umbrellas don't disappear from the garage anymore. You destroyed many of those. We don't play "flashlight" anymore. How you loved to chase the light. You loved playing football with Kevin and basketball with Stefanie. Life just isn't fun anymore without you here. You were the light and love of my life. My heart now has a hole in it that you used to fill. I pray the angels are taking care of you until we are once more reunited. And if it's possible to die of a broken heart, I'll be there to see you soon.
We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. I will miss you for the rest of my days Max. You were and are the love of my life. Mom,Dad, Kevin and Stefanie. Also deeply missed by Aunt Nancy and Uncle Darrell.
4/1/07 I still cry almost everyday because I miss you so much. Life will never be complete without you here. You and I both know you probably died because of the prescription food our vet made me give you. It was laced with BHA BHT and Ethoxyquin. I didn't know that those were deadly ingredients until it was too late. And now, over 2,000 pets have died because of tainted food. Please welcome those poor babies as they cross the bridge. Please send down some heavenly help so that no more will die because of poison in their foods. We love all of you so much. We would rather die ourselves than give you something that could harm you. Forgive our ignorance.
5/2/07 Today would have been your 9th birthday. Tears roll down my face as I look at your picture, it's all I have left of you. Life is very lonely without you here. I will never stop missing you. You were my best friend. I love you Maxie.
9/11/07 There are many memorials today to remember the fallen heroes that died on 9/11. And I remember you this day as I do everyday. Everyone said it would get easier as time goes by. But it doesn't. My heart is still missing you as much today as it did yesterday, or last year. Life will never be the same without you here. I hope you can feel my love across the skies. I look forward to the day I meet you at the bridge.
12/20/07 Tomorrow is my birthday and it's almost Christmas. The only thing I wish for is to have you back at my side. I still cry alot because I miss you so much. Nothing can fill that void. It's hard to be without my best friend, my dinner companion, my walking buddy, my shadow. Rotary still comes over to play but it's not much fun without you. You two were so funny, I would laugh until I'd cry. Now I just cry. Merry Christmas Max. I love you buddy and miss you terribly.
1/22/2008 My sweet boy, here we are at Jan.22nd again. How I dread this date coming on the calendar. My heart still has that gaping hole in it. Nothing seems to fill the void of missing you. And I don't expect anything ever will. Sending you all my love...and wishing I could give you hugs and kisses one more time.
5/02/08 Happy birthday my sweet boy. Today would have been your 10th birthday. I still miss you so much Max. Rarely is there a day that I don't talk about you to someone. I'm finally able to make it through the day without crying. I think my eyes have run out of tears. Never in my life has my heart been broken into so many pieces. It will never totally heal until we are together someday. Grandpap has joined you up in Heaven now. I'm sure he was happy to see Grandma. Just like I will be so overjoyed when I see you again Max. I miss your love and loyalty so much and your beautiful face. How I wish I could give you birthday hugs and kisses.
1/22/09 My dear sweet boy Max. It was 3 years ago today that you left me. And still, not a day goes by that I don't think of you or speak of you. You are missed so much by so many. That gaping hole in my heart is still there. Nothing will ever fill it until we are together again. Rotary still comes over everyday. How I miss the fun times that the 3 of us had together. Life was so much happier when you were here with me. I would give almost anything to hug you, play with you, just lay on the floor together and watch tv. How precious every moment was. You taught me what unconditional love is. My heart will never know that kind of love again. And that's why I will miss you for the rest of my days. I love you Max.
5/02/09 Today would have been your 11th birthday my sweet boy. I still can't talk about your death without tears. My heart still misses you so much, and it always will. We have a new fur baby at home. It's a little beagle puppy named Tripp. He is sweet and adorable but will never take your place. You will always be the love of my life Max. Sending you birthday hugs and kisses.
1/21/2010 Tomorrow will be 4 years since you left me Max. I still miss you so much and speak of you so often. So many people miss you and still ask about you, even the UPS man. You were loved by so many. What a funny boy you were, they all couldn't help but love you. You were one of the special ones. And your heart is the other half of mine which is why I'll never stop missing you until we're together again. My heart will never heal until that time. Sending love and hugs to you in Heaven.
1/21/2013 Here we are Max, it's that date on the calendar again. You've been gone 7 years now and my heart still feels like it was yesterday that you left. We still talk about you all of the time, how unique you were. Uncle Darrell has joined you in Heaven and I'll bet you were the first one to greet him when he arrived, you loved him so much. I hope the two of you are playing frisbee in the sunshine. We all miss you buddy and I pray everyday that you will be there to greet me when I arrive at the rainbow bridge along with all of my other doggies that blessed my life: Mandy, Spotty, Nellie, Tiny and Sporty. Love you all and miss you.
1/21/2014 Another year has passed sweet boy and you are never out of our thoughts. Stefanie and I were just talking about you yesterday. You had such a unique personality and we still miss you so much. We watched movies of you playing basketball with Stefanie on our driveway and holding the badmitton racket in your mouth so that you could play too. You sure were amazing Max. Sending you much love and hugs big boy.