Monday, January 23, 2012

Mighty Max

This is a difficult blog for me. Our little buddy, Max passed away suddenly yesterday.  We are all devasted at loosing him at such a young age and I will be taking a few days away to process everything.  This has bascially been my worst case scenario as a pet owner. Max had some kind of viral infection that aggressively took his life.  It was not parvo, but something just as deadly.  Our vet is contacting several other dog owners who have had dogs that have died in the past month in this manner, to see if there is a common link, place, food or something they all have in common.  One dog, so far, has survived because the dog was brought in for a routine exam and the vet caught it in time.  If I receive any answers, I will definitely post them for you.  Many of you own dogs, or know loved ones with dogs and all I can do, at this point, is share the info.  We were extremely cautious with ours and yet this has happened. Molly developed symptoms Sunday and our vet is aggressively working with us to make sure that everything is done to keep her well.  Thanks to Dr Chad for gently working with Max and Molly and helping us through this crisis.  I am staying close to Molly and taking care of her, so I may not blog again this week. We are optimistic that she will be alright.

Our pets and children teach us how to love, new ways to experience life, and a lot about ourselves.  Max had a kapow!!! attitude as soon as he woke up in the morning and was ready for anything.  He was a constant companion, loved adventure and taking toys away from his big sis.  Max also struggled to please us, even if it meant curbing his desire to be the alpha dog at all times. He will be missed.

Thanks for reading today. If you've had a similar experience happen in your life - you know. 

Margaret (Max's biggest fan)

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Laurie said...

Margaret - I am so sorry to hear of little Max's passing. Loosing a dear pet is very hard to deal with. I know, I've been there. I think it is wise to take the week off. Be well. Laurie

Whitney said...

I am so sorry to hear about Max. I can only imagine how difficult this has been. Your pets truly are a part of the family. Max was a lucky little guy to have found a great home and pet owners who loved and doted on him (and of course a fabulous big sis Molly to harass!) Max's short life was truly blessed and I know that he was a blessing to you. I am so glad that Molly is doing better. Love and hugs, Whitney

Bibliocat said...

So sorry about your puppy... my old (17 yrs.) puppy died this past spring and I still miss her. I donate to our local rescue shelter in her name.
It will get better.

Knit 1 for the Road said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Laurie, Whitney and Bibliocat. It is so healing to receive such kind and positive words. Molly is better and we are coping with the loss. I agree that donating, volunteering and helping other animals is an awesome way to heal. I really appreciate your comments.


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