Happy Birthday Max
Just taking a few moments to wish Our "Max" a very "Happy Birthday". Today we celebrate his fifteenth birthday.
To those who know his history; Today is nothing less than a miracle.
We found little Max while living in Arctic Canada, he was a little guy of aproximately 3 months of age, we have travelled many places with our little Max, hes been on so many excursions in his lifetime. Most recently; He developed Congestive Heart Failure. this happened 3 yrs ago this comming December, at that time our vet did not think he would survive the night, but sent us home with heart medications etc and told us to enjoy our time with him. We got lucky, He survived that hurdle, taking 3 pills every am and 1 in the evening has been a feat for us lol he didnt always like our choices of what we hid his pills in, but as I said he did well, Then this past June. we noticed that he was getting so thin and seemed to be forgetting normal functions, seemed confused etc then one day he was just not doing anything, not responding to us and barely able to lift his head, after talking to the vet we were told of a disease that older dogs get called Canine Vesticular Syndrome which mimics a stroke, and that there may be a chance for him but we had to make him re learn things like drinking and eating etc, so night after night we sat with him forcing water into him and hand feeding him any foods we thought he would eat. luckily he took a liking to the "Little Ceasar" meals for puppies and my husband used his hands to force him to eat them. as the days went by he was slowly improving, the "neck tilt" was straightening out with his daily massages and he perked up. gained back the lost weight and now today July 1 the day has come that we feared would not come. "Today Max turned 15 years old" The fact that he survived on the streets of I qaluit as a pully is a miracle and the fact that he survived Heart failure another miracle and the third, this horrible disease did not take him from us.
No one ever knows what is around the next corner, we do not know how long we will have our " Precious Max" but we feel we have given him a wonderful life & in return he has been our true and failthful loyal comapnion, always there., through all my ilnesses and surgeries Max was in my bed by my side always loving always faithful. MY gift to him is to do the same for him. to love him unconditionaly, to keep him safe, to protect him and love him for as long as we can.
Thank You to my Family & Friends for all the support you gave us through this last couple of months, Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.
If Max could talk. I know he would say a huge "Thank You" for your kindness.
To all of you who love or have loved a pet. You will understand the happinesss we feel today. the relief that he has thus survived some terrible life threatening situations.
I wish all the best to you and your little furry friends.
They truly are"Gifts from God" loaned to us to make our lives so much happier.
I will end this blog now, as today we get to make our Max his special "cake" lol Meatloaf cake and enjoy a good day with him and his new little sister "Daisy May"
Thank you for taking time to read my morning chat
Have a Wonderful Day & Happy Birthday Canada