We haven’t spoken to you in a while and we wanted to let you know how
our little boy is doing. You know how hard it has been with him. He was not responsive to us for the longest time and at one point we were overloaded with it all. It has taken a long time for Max to trust us and relax with us. We have surrounded him with love and affection and prayed he would learn to trust us.
It’s only been since July that he has started to play with us, but he
has made incredibly strides since December when we adopted him. He sleeps
on our bed now (new house with no stairs – he hates stairs!) and likes to
play before he goes to sleep. He loves to snuggle up and bury his nose under
you while you sleep. He’s a bed hog too!
He plays quite a lot now. He has his own blanket on the sofa and he gets
a good, long walk every day. If we can’t walk him he gets to go to the dog
park for at least an hour and he plays really hard. He’s quite the strong
boy now and asserts himself with other dogs, instead of being scared all the
time. He knows our voices and is quite obedient for an untrained dog!
He still jumps at any sudden movement or loud sounds but he’s more
comfortable with us around. He still favors women over men but I don’t think
he sees us as men anymore. We are his humans, part of his pack.
He’s such a good dog in so many ways. We know we are blessed to have him
and we give him all the love he deserves. It’s sometimes hard to not know
what he’s been through but at least we feel the connection with him now.
He’s part of our family.
I thought you would be tickled to learn that he is being loved to pieces
and is definitely our spoilt little boy. He’s still a trim 48 lbs and is
very energetic, and he’s finally found his home.
I’ve attached a couple of pictures for you to enjoy! You’ll see his ears
are a big part of his expression. If only you could see how dynamic that
makes him when he gets animated! Still, we are grateful to Rocket Dog for
Thanks, Steve and Tim