Monday, 28 October 2013 20:15
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We rescued Max when he was about 10 months old, our labrador Sheba had sadly passed away at 14 and we decided to rescue a GSD. We got in contact with the centre asking for a young female pup, 2 weeks later we get a big bouncing Max at our door! She asked us to keep him for a couple of days to see how we got on and needless to say fell head over heels in love with him! I know everyone will say this about their dog, but I have never met a dog like him and never will again, he was the clumsiest, funniest, friendliest dog! He would sometimes come up and pretend he was going to give you lots of kisses and then burp in your face! He also had a good trick if you were sitting with your feet up with socks on he'd manage to nip the socks at the top and get them off your feet without touching your toes! He had had surgery on a lump on his back last year which thankfully turned out to be nothing but in 3 weeks had managed to break 8 neck cones by being his usual clumsy self and trying to bound through doors but ended up bounding into the frame! We had a fair few cuts and bruises in those weeks too! But it never got him down! He was also the only dog I'd ever known who wanted out to see fireworks! He was also petrified of 2 hamsters I had years ago! He's also never eaten a bone in his life, anytime we brought one home he took it straight to the soil to bury it! Think he wanted what we were eating!

Last year his legs had gotten a bit worse for wear but he was doing well on his medication, he was taken from us suddenly one night. I was out playing with him that morning with his ball and he was his usual self but when I came home from work that evening he had dramatically changed, He died with his head on my lap while I sat with him. It was the worst thing I'd ever had to go through but at the same time I'm glad I was with him, and got to tell him how much I loved him and got to say goodbye. Two days after he died I decided to get his name and two paw prints tattooed on my forearm so he is with me wherever I go. I know folk think I'm mad for doing it, but they never had Max in their life. Gone but will never ever be forgotten!

Love you billions boy! It's not the same without you!

Love Diane xxxxxxxx

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Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


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