|Just 6 and 1/2 short years ago Maxwell came into our lives. We fell in love with him that very first moment we saw him at the shelter, and ever since then he has held our hearts in his paws. Max was such a good doggie, playful and loving. He loved the snow and would sit outside for hours in the frigid temperatures, his little nose twitching and bright blue eyes gleaming. But never alone. He loved to have his mommy sit outside with him and if I tried to sneak inside for a little warmth, he'd dart up the steps, stamp his little feet, toss his head back and howl that beloved melody that only he could sing. Of course, I dutifully followed him back out to the cold where he would once again snuggle against the fence most contentedly. Max's other favorite things were his stuffed toy, Lambie, squeakie Linus, his stuffed Pumpkin that chanted "Trick or Treat" each time he bit it, and his rawhide bone with peanut butter. Each night after dinner he'd find his bone, bring it to the kitchen counter where his jar of peanut butter was, and drop it to the floor. He wouldn't budge until he got his favorite dessert! How stubborn was he! He'd anxiously sit there, staring ever so impatiently. Oh Max, how we wish we could see those eyes once more, kiss your beautiful face, and see that fuzzy tail wag with excitement. We will never forget our best friend, Max. He gave us unconditional love, treasured memories, and puppy-dog kisses. God Bless You, Max. We will meet again, but until then, know that you are loved, missed, and forever in our hearts. We miss you, baby. 05/24/03: Happy 7th Adoption Day, Sweetie Pus. The anniversary of the day you came into my life. I remember it like it was yesterday. Somehow this day is not like I imagined it would be just a few short months ago. This year there is no party, silly hats, a cake, candles and ice cream. Just my memories and the flood of tears I cry for you. I miss you so very much, honey. My heart aches to see you. I looked at all of your pictures today and remembered all of the fun times we shared. I picture you in my mind running and playing and I pray that you are happy and at peace. Life was so unfair to you- how could someone so loving and sweet have so much illness and pain? You deserved so much better. I miss our long walks and all the quiet moments together. You will always be my best friend. At night I search the heavens for the brightest star-I know that it is you looking down on me from above. Happy Adoption Day to you, my precious baby boy. Happy Adoption Day to you. I love and miss you with all of my heart. Love, Mommy xoxoxo 10/21/03: A very long and sad year has passed, my little angel. Know that not one day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you terribly. You still have my heart in your paws. 05/24/04: Another year has come and gone. I still miss you sweetheart. More than words can say. Happy 8th Adoption Day. 10/21/04: I can't believe it's been 2 years since I've looked into those beautiful baby blues. It seems just like yesterday we were running and playing together. I was remembering today how you used to tear off into the open field behind our house, make a huge circle and truck on back to the yard like you were running a race-so graceful and beautiful. I miss you more with each passing day. Know that your spirit lives on in my heart and in my many memories of you. You will never be forgotten. All my love, Mommy xoxo 10/26/2004 Sorry buddy that I haven't written sooner, but I guess its taken a long time for me to get over you. I haven't told your mommy how much I miss you or how often I think of you but I think of you a lot. You were my best friend as we spent many days together and I suffered with you through your illness. I miss playing with you and even carrying you as your illness got worse. I sometimes feel I let you down but tried my best to do what was right for you. Love Daddy! 05/24/05: I saw this poem in a magazine and thought of you my Sweetie Pus: Adoring eyes that say so much, Paws that have the gentle touch, A tail to wag that all is well, And far more love than words can tell. Never has a pup been so loved or so greatly missed. Happy 9th Adoption Day my little angel. Love, Mommy xoxoxo 10/20/05: Hello buddy. I can't believe its already been three years since you left mommy and I. I was lying awake in bed last night and was remebering how you used to like to sleep between us and that sometimes you would lay right on my legs. Looking back, I really miss those times. Much has changed since you've been gone. And somehow my life will never ever be the same. Just wanted to let you know daddy was still thinking about you. Love, daddy! 10/21/05: 3 years have passed, honey, and I still miss you so very much. At least now I am able to think of you and smile through the tears as I remember the things you used to do, like refuse to eat pasta until I sprinkled parmesan cheese on it or only going into your dog house when it was on the porch while daddy cut the grass-once it was back on the ground you never went inside it. Your house is still in the yard-I laugh every time I look at it. I still see you in all of your favorite places in our home-under the daybed, the downstairs bathroom, underneath the upstairs vanity or on the guest bed so you could watch the sun rise over the corn fields. You will live on forever in my heart and your spirit still fills our home-thanks for all the wonderful memories-I will cherish them forever. I miss you sweetie-Love, Mommy xoxoxo. 5/24/06: Ten years have passed, honey, since we first brought you into our lives, home and hearts. I knew you were special the moment I saw you, but no one could have predicted how much love and joy you have added to my life. My many memories of you keep you close to me and make me smile-I miss you so very much, my precious baby boy. Happy 10th Adoption Day. Love, Mommy xoxoxo 5/24/06 Hey pup! Just sitting here looking at your picture from that time down LBI and thinking about you. I miss you dearly and wish you were still here to play with. I really miss how you used to howl like a wolf. I think about that a lot. Love daddy. 10/21/06: Companion, pal and confidante, a friend I won't forget, you'll live for always in my heart, my sweet, forever pet.....I think of you often, sweetie pus, and I miss you so very much. 4 years have passed but it still hurts as if we just lost you yesterday. Sending you many hugs and kisses with all my love, Mommy xoxoxo. 10/22/06 Hey pup! Just sitting here at work thinking about you today. I can't believe its been 4 years already since you left mommy and I. I think of you often and of all of the good times we had playing in the snow and in the bay. I wish you were still here today so I could hear that beautiful howl of yours! Wherever you are, I hope you are happy and healthy. Love, daddy! 5/24/07: Hi Sweetie Pus. Been thinking of you, even more than usual. I am visiting France where the people take their pups everywhere...the shore, restaurants, cafes, even train and boat rides. You would love it. So many people with their dogs by their side everywhere they go. I miss you baby; more than words can say. Happy 11th Adoption Day my precious baby boy. 10/21/07: You are always in my thoughts and in my heart, sweetie. 5 years have passed, but it feels like forever since I looked into those baby blues. Fall is in the air and I remember how you loved all the kids at the door on Halloween night. You would get so excited to see all the company-it just hasn't been the same without you by my side. I miss and love you and think of you all the time. Hugs and kisses-Mommy xoxoxo. 05/24/2012: Oh my baby boy----this date will always hold a very special place in my heart. I think of you often and keep your picture in my office so I can look at those beautiful blue eyes every day. I miss you so much, honey. I imagine you running and playing in the clouds, healthy and happy with those blue eyes beaming and fluffy tail wagging. Know that you are with us always---forever in our hearts. Love, hugs and kisses, Mommy xoxoxo 4/14/2013: My sweet Maxwell. I miss you so very much still. I need you to be a good big brother and keep an eye out for your brother, Steven. After a very rough year of many ups and downs, he finally crossed to the other side. I told him to look for you and that you would take good care of him. Please show him the ropes, introduce him to your buddies and let him know that even though you are gone from this world, you and he remain forever in the hearts of those left behind. I find comfort in knowing he is with you, healthy and strong, running and playing in the clouds. Hugs and kisses, Mommyxoxo|
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